In an attempt at being more precise in our grocery budgeting, we are seriously considering using Peapod, the grocery delivery service. We received an offer in the mail for $20 off our first purchase and free delivery for 60 days.
We have been working on comparing prices on the website to those we normally pay at the grocery store. So far we have found that some things are more expensive and some are less.
There are delivery charges we need to factor in, but at the same time we are considering the time we will save by not making long trips to the store.
We also figure that by having a running total at the top of the screen as we add items to our "cart", we know exactly how much we are spending and won't have any surprises at the checkout line. Also, there won't be those tempting sale items or mid-shopping cravings that cause us to grab a bag of Oreos. (Tell me I'm not the only one)
We have been told the produce is very fresh so we figure we won't be throwing out as much food as we have in the past.
Peapod also has their own sales at times and also accept manufacturer's coupons.
So, why not give it a try? I'll give you the report after all is said and done. In the meantime, have you used Peapod before? Please let me know what you're thoughts are.