Online Grocery Shopping in Frederick, Md

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Online grocery shopping in Frederick, Md is becoming more and more popular.

As an example, we’ve seen several conversations on Facebook group threads about how convenient it is!

And as much as we wish time would slow down and things could be the way they used to be back in the 50’s, we all find ourselves multitasking more and more.

Online Grocery Shopping in Frederick, Md

But the big question is: What about the service and the cost of online grocery shopping?

So, we decided to ask our Facebook readers what their online grocery shopping experiences have been like.

Needless to say, we all want to know if it’s really worth ordering groceries online versus going inside the store and picking out the items yourself.

In particular, based on this Consumer Reports article, Is Curbside Grocery Pickup Worth It?, it all depends on what your needs are.

Online Grocery Shopping

So, there are two ways you can get your groceries after ordering them online.

First, you can have your groceries delivered.

Second, you can pick your groceries up from the store, curbside.

Turns out, after doing some research about online grocery shopping, we quickly realized that getting information about local stores regarding delivery and pickup is a lot harder than we thought!

So we decided to sort through all of it and provide you with a great resource, detailing any Frederick County grocery stores who offer one or both of these services.

Online Grocery Shopping in Frederick, Md

1. Aldi – Online Grocery Shopping

Delivery or Curbside Pickup: Delivery Only
Company: Instacart 
Delivery Fees: Instacart Express: $99 Annual Cost – includes free delivery for orders over $35; order from multiple stores in one order for no extra fee; never pay for peak pricing
Instacart Monthly Express: $9.99 Monthly Cost; same benefits as above
Per Delivery: $3.99 plus 5% service fee
Grocery Delivery Prices: “Item prices may vary from in-store prices in your area. Prices may be higher than in-store prices to cover the cost of personal shopping.”
Do Shoppers Accept Tips: Yes

2. Costco

Delivery or Curbside Pickup: Delivery Only
Company: Instacart
Delivery Fee: Instacart Express: $99 Annual Cost – includes free delivery for orders over $35; order from multiple stores in one order for no extra fee; never pay for peak pricing
Instacart Monthly Express: $9.99 Monthly Cost; same benefits as above
Per Delivery: $3.99 plus 5% service fee
Grocery Delivery Prices: “Prices are higher than your local warehouse and include service and delivery. The order minimum is $35. Instacart uses the service amount to provide competitive pay to all shoppers working with Instacart. Unlike a tip, which can only go to the shopper delivering your order, a service amount allows us to pay all shoppers (including those, for example, that also pick out ordered items in the store)”
Do Shoppers Accept Tips: Yes

3. Giant Food – Online Grocery Shopping

Delivery or Curbside Pickup: Delivery Only
Company: Instacart and Peapod
Delivery Fee: For Peapod: Minimum order is $60; Delivery Fees: $9.95 for orders $60 – $75, $8.95 for orders $75 – $100, $7.95 for orders $100 and up
For InstacartInstacart Express: $99 Annual Cost – includes free delivery for orders over $35; order from multiple stores in one order for no extra fee; never pay for peak pricing
Instacart Monthly Express: $9.99 Monthly Cost; same benefits as above
Per Delivery: $3.99 plus 5% service fee
Grocery Delivery Prices: The prices of groceries purchased through Peapod may be different from the prices in Giant Food retail stores.
Do Shoppers Accept Tips: Yes

Reader Comment: “I use Peapod. Love it!”

4. Giant Eagle Supermarket

Delivery or Curbside Pickup: Both
Company: Giant Eagle Curbside Express
Delivery Cost: $5.95 for next day delivery, $9.95 same day delivery
Grocery Delivery Prices: Same as in-store
Do Shoppers Accept Tips: No
Delivery Service: Good
Curbside Pickup Cost: Free

Reader Comment: “I use Giant Eagle Curbside. LOVE IT!! You can pay for your order online OR you can pay at pickup, which is great if you have coupons and/or paying with gift cards. Curbside pick up is free. They also deliver groceries for a fee but I have not used that service.”

5. Safeway – Online Grocery Shopping

Delivery or Curbside Pickup: Both (Drive Up & Go only offered at Mt. Airy store)
Company: Safeway
Delivery Fee: For Safeway: $30 minimum order, $9.95 on purchases $150 or more, $12.95 on purchases under $150
For InstacartInstacart Express: $99 Annual Cost – includes free delivery for orders over $35; order from multiple stores in one order for no extra fee; never pay for peak pricing
Instacart Monthly Express: $9.99 Monthly Cost; same benefits as above
Per Delivery: $3.99 plus 5% service fee
Grocery Delivery Prices: Higher than in-store prices for many items
Do Shoppers Accept Tips: No

6. Sam’s Club 

Delivery or Curbside Pickup: Pickup Only
Company: Sam’s Club Pickup
Curbside Pickup Cost: Free, No minimum purchase

7. Target – Online Grocery Shopping

Delivery or Curbside Pickup: Delivery Only
Company: Shipt
Delivery Fee: $99 annual, $14 monthly; Free delivery on orders over $35, $7 charge for orders less than $35
Grocery Delivery Prices: Prices “vary slightly” from in-store prices to help cover the costs of picking, packing and processing
Do Shoppers Accept Tips: Yes

8. Walmart (Guilford Drive & Monocacy Blvd Locations)

Delivery or Curbside Pickup: Pickup Only
Cost: Free with minimum $30 order
Prices: Same as in-store
Service: Great
Do Shoppers Accept Tips: No

Reader comment: “I also LOVE Walmart pickup. Not only can I pickup my groceries without getting out of the car (with my kids in the back) but I can get air filters, storage bins, and a toy for that birthday party I forgot we had coming up!”

9. Wegmans – Online Grocery Shopping

Delivery or Curbside Pickup: Delivery Only
Company: Instacart
Delivery Fee: Instacart Express: $99 Annual Cost – includes free delivery for orders over $35; order from multiple stores in one order for no extra fee; never pay for peak pricing
Instacart Monthly Express: $9.99 Monthly Cost; same benefits as above
Per Delivery: $3.99 plus 5% service fee
Grocery Delivery Prices: Higher than in-store prices for many items
Do Shoppers Accept Tips: Yes

10. Weis Markets

Delivery or Curbside Pickup: Both – Pickup is only available at the Spring Ridge Parkway location
Company: Weis 2 Go & Shipt
Delivery Fee: $99 annual, $14 monthly; Free delivery on orders over $35, $7 charge for orders less than $35
Grocery Delivery Prices: Prices “vary slightly” from in-store prices to help cover the costs of picking, packing and processing
Do Shoppers Accept Tips: Yes
Cost for Curbside Pickup: $4.95; Free if order is $100 or more
Curbside Pickup Grocery Pricing: Same as in-store

Online Grocery Shopping in Frederick, Md

Not only is convenience a huge benefit to online grocery shopping, but also customers can take advantage of many of the in-store shopping options such as club card discounts, eCoupons, & gas perks.

Furthermore, make sure to check for promo codes you can use for free or discounted deliveries when you first sign up with that store’s delivery service.

In addition, most stores who offer curbside pickup have designated parking spots for pickup customers only.

Keep in mind, for deliveries, some stores require that a person be home at the time of delivery.

Also, depending on where you live, some stores may not deliver to your home.

Therefore, make sure to check with each individual store.

Lastly, fuel charges may apply based on current gas prices.

In conclusion, we’d love to hear your thoughts about online shopping!

Do you prefer to go inside and pick everything out yourself?

Or would having your groceries picked up or delivered to your home be a lifesaver?

Online Grocery Shopping in Frederick, Md

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