This is the usual scenario: On my way to the grocery store, I begin to repeat my mantra… “stick to your list, make it quick.” Often times, my list consists of just a few items which enables me to justify running to the market most convenient to my house. This market happens to be very high priced and not the place I like to do quantity purchasing. But then it happens — as I walk through the aisles I start piling items in my cart that are not on my list, right down to the gum and magazine so strategically placed at the checkout counter. By the time I leave the store I have spent three times what I planned.
This year I have been desperately trying to stick to a grocery budget. Admittedly, I was failing miserably. I was astounded by how much money I would spend on unintended and unnecessary items. By ordering my groceries online, I have eliminated this costly problem and surprisingly discovered even more benefits along the way.
- Save Time: First, placing my orders online has been a huge time saver and extremely convenient. I’ve reclaimed the time it took to make a couple of trips per week to the store and am instead getting all the groceries I need for the entire week. CobornsDelivers keeps my master list on file, so it’s simply a quick adjustment here and there and my order is done. As a busy mom of three, I embrace anything that saves me time and energy!
- Plan Meals: I have also become much better at meal planning. When I’m ordering from home it’s easy to do a quick check of what’s already in the cupboards to incorporate into a recipe or meal plan. Under the Easy Eats section of the website there are simple recipes and meal ideas that I can try if I’m in need of some new ideas. The best part is the key ingredients list that is automatically generated when you choose a meal.
- Stay on Budget: Most importantly, I’m able to stick to a budget by easily monitoring the checkout total as I add each item to my cart. There is an easy to browse section featuring the weekly specials and sale items which helps me choose wisely.
- Avoid Flu Season: As cold and flu season kick into high gear, online grocery shopping allows me to avoid stopping at one more place where me or my kids could catch a cold.