Monday, December 6, 2010

Always looking for a good deal!

Grocery shopping is really not one of my favorite things to do. I actually dread it. However, I do like a good deal even if I have to work at it. Safeway isn't a cheap place to shop by any means, but I'm used to it since most of the time I've lived in Portland I've lived (or worked) right next to a Safeway. That said, I know their sales and usually their patterns.

Every other week and sometimes every third week in the "Food Day" section of the Oregonian they have a $10 off a $50 purchase at Safeway hidden in with the ads. Since I moved in March I've become more of a Fred Meyer shopper (or Winco if I'm willing to brave the crowds) only because the Safeway close by doesn't have a meat counter, bakery, or even the freshest produce. However I'll occasionally make a drive to a better Safeway, especially if I know what I need is on sale that week.

This week they had another deal, $15 off a $50 purchase by trying out their store delivery service AND free delivery. I logged on and their site isn't the easiest to use for online ordering so I kind of put it in the back of my mind.

Well when shopping day rolled around I had a bad cold and cough and having someone bring my groceries sounded awesome. I mustered up the energy and got everything we needed for the weeks dinners for $63, which came down to $48.

You pick a window of time and they do your grocery shopping and have someone bring it by. Not to shabby, especially when you are sick.

I highly doubt I'd use it again...unless they offer more deals like that. I'm certainly not paying $7-$12 for delivery but it is nice to know they have a service like that.

Wanna give it a shot? Use coupon code SHARE15 at checkout and let me know what you think.



  1. I've been online shopping on and off for years now. Just over the past year or so, the major supermarkets here started offering it. I've found the produce they deliver to be FAR better than the stuff they actually have in the store, which is a bit rich really.

    It's good not to have to haul stuff home though, particularly as I don't drive.

  2. I LOVE that I'm not the only one scavenging for that $10 off coupon. I always point to the "sale" price of things at safeway and Adam says that's the regular price anywhere else. Why are they so expensive? Delivery sounds delightful!