Food Lion has just started offering home grocery delivery for select Raleigh and Durham zip codes.
The first home delivery is free!
Food Lion announced today that it will offer the grocery delivery services in the Raleigh and Durham, N.C., area in partnership with Instacart. They began offering this service in Charlotte last month. With the new service, customers will be able to order and receive their groceries in as little as an hour.
"As part of our ongoing commitment to making grocery shopping easy, Food Lion is proud to partner with Instacart in the Raleigh and Durham market," said Keith Nicks, vice president of customer engagement at Food Lion. "Through Instacart's speedy delivery service, our customers can enjoy fresh, quality groceries at the affordable prices they expect from Food Lion, now at the convenience of their doorstep."
The Raleigh and Durham, N.C., delivery area includes zip codes 27605, 27601, 27608, 27609, 27607, 27612, 27615, 27560, 27513, 27511, 27518, 27606, 27701, 27514, 27707, 27705, and 27510.
Customers can shop using Food Lion's website at www.foodlion.com/homedelivery or the Instacart app.
If you link your personal MVP card to your Instacart account, you will receive the Food Lion weekly savings specials, including MVP discounts. And Food Lion customers using Instacart for the first time will receive their first home delivery fee for free.
How Instacart Works
1. Go to www.foodlion.com/homedelivery or the Instacart app on your iPhone or Android device.
2. Enter your zip code and Food Lion store location.
3. Add items to your virtual cart, and then choose a delivery window (within one hour, within two hours, or some scheduled time in the future) and check out.
4. An Instacart Personal Shopper accepts the order on his/her smartphone, uses the Instacart shopper app to guide them through shopping, and then delivers the order to you in the designated delivery timeframe.
The fees vary depending on delivery time and amount of order.
Regular orders that are $35 or more have a $5.99 delivery fee.
Regular orders that are less than $35 have a $9.99 delivery fee.
One hour orders that are $35 or more have a $7.99 delivery fee.
One hour orders that are less than $35 have a $11.99 delivery fee.
There is also an Instacart Express option for an annual fee that makes orders of $35 or more scheduled for 2 hours delivery free.
The busiest delivery times may include an additional fee.
According to the Instacart website, a 10% tip is added to all orders but that number can be changed by the customer, if desired.
Coupons: Customers will not be able to use manufacturer's or digital coupons with the home delivery option at this time.
What do you think? Is this a service you will try?