Order Up! A Local Grocery Delivery Roundup
our list of local grocery stores that deliver and the important info you'll need
Words Sydney Blalock Ritchie
Published September 2019
Updated September 27, 2019
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When it comes to grocery shopping, sometimes there are just not enough hours in the day (or the energy to load the kids up in the car). So we’ve created a list of local stores that help busy moms and dads stock up on the goods.

TOM THUMB
Delivery fee: $9.95 in most areas fee might be reduced if order is $150 or more
Service fee: Between $3.95 and $4.95, varies on location
Tip or no tip? No tipping
FYI: $20 off plus free delivery on your first order of $75 or more

WALMART
Delivery fee: $9.95 on purchase of $30 or more but can vary depending on delivery time window
Service fee: None
Tip or no tip? No tipping for Walmart associates; tipping optional if ordering through third party
FYI: This fall Walmart will be rolling out a new membership for delivery service: membership costs $12.95 per month or $98 per year for delivery of at least $40.

KROGER
Delivery fee: $5.95, no minimum
Service fee: $6
Tip or no tip? Tipping optional.
FYI: Operates through third party services

CENTRAL MARKET
Delivery fee: Starts at $9.95, based on drive time from the store to your address
“Personal shopping” fee: 3% of full order
Tip or no tip? No tipping.

MARKET STREET
Delivery fee: $14.99, no order minimum
Service fee: None
Tip or no tip? No tipping

SAM’S CLUB
Delivery fee: Free (with Instacart Express membership), or $8.99 for orders $35, or $12.99 for orders under $35, minimum $10 order
Tip or no tip? Tips allowed, go directly to Shopper who completes the delivery
FYI: If requesting a one-hour delivery of $35 or more delivery fee is $10.99, or $14.99 for one-hour delivery under $35. Operates through third party site Instacart.

COSTCO
Operates through third party site Instacart
Order minimum of $35
Delivery for orders over $35: $6, varies by delivery time window
Tip or no tip? Tipping optional, goes directly to Instacart driver and/or shopper

ALBERTSON’S
Delivery fee: $9.95 in most areas, might be reduced if order is $150 or more
Service fee: Between $3.95 and $4.95, varies on location
Tip or no tip? No tipping
FYI: $20 off plus free delivery on your first order of $75 or more

SPROUTS
Delivery fee: Starts at $3.99, varies by city and delivery time selected
Service fee: 5% of full order
Tip or no tip? Tipping optional, goes directly to Instacart driver and/or shopper
FYI: Free delivery on first order over $35. Operates through third party site Instacart. 

ALDI
Delivery fee: $9.99 for orders under $35; $5.99 for orders over $35
Service fee: None
Tip or no tip? Tipping optional, goes directly to Instacart driver and/or shopper
FYI: Operates through third party site Instacart

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