We have just experienced our first taste of “real” winter here in Winnipeg.
That brisk, northern, chilly air is here, along with snow drifts up to our waists. Have no fear, we aren’t called Winterpeg for nothin!
Our family spends at least $300 on groceries each week, and when it starts to get colder, there are days where I just don’t feel like leaving the house to grab groceries or maneuvering in snow-filled parking lots.
Save-On-Foods has an online shopping feature that I have been eyeing up and had to try!
As you can see, first you have to login, then click on ONLINE SHOPPING.
Once you get to the main page:
1) You can shop by Department
2) You can shop using the Weekly Flyer
3) You can shop by Recipes
4) You can enter the items you are looking for in the search bar.
Personally, I like to shop via flyer first! Get me those deals! (Tip: The best way to save you money is making sure your delivery date fits within the flyer sale dates. (FYI – Save-On-Foods flyers come out on Thursdays and run Friday-Thursdays.)
*Note: for your first crack at online shopping, it will take a little more time because you are selecting all of your items individually. But guess what? Once you’ve made your first purchase it saves that order, so when you login again, everything you ordered the week before is there for ya! No searching. Just a matter of editing out items you don’t need for the week or adding in new ones you see from the flyer etc.!
For example, I love the Oikos Greek yogurt, it’s a staple item in our fridge. When you click on the item in the online flyer, a new screen pops up where you can choose flavours – see below:
You can even customize “how” you would like your produce! Add notes to your cart so that the Personal Shopper is aware of your preference.
Another example, I buy 3-4 avocados each week, and I like them to ripen at home, so I wrote in my additional notes that I would like my avocado, green, firm and smooth (without pock marks).
How about substitutions? There are certain products like ketchup that we buy that I only like a certain name brand; I’m slightly particular so this option isn’t for me but if you are ok with substitutions and/or generic products you can check that off before you check out!
When you review your cart it categorizes all of your items so clearly.
Alright, so how does this all really happen at store level? Who’s picking my groceries? Once I press checkout, choose how I’d like to receive my groceries and choose my method of payment, what really happens?
Come along with me and find out! I get a behind the scenes look from order picking to delivery at my house:
Wasn’t that AWESOME? I LOVED it!
DID YOU KNOW? You can use gift cards when you do your online shopping?
I guess it only makes sense for…
Win $40 in Save-On-Foods gift cards! Winnipeg residents only please!
Online Shopping is definitely convenient, what would be your reasons to use this service?
Good luck and I hope you enjoyed a wonderful holiday!