Shopping in the age of the COVID-19 Pandemic April 2020
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Shopping in the age of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Normally this guide would consist of me telling you about the best things to buy and the best deals for this month. However, so much has changed in our world in such a short period of time, especially the way we are shopping.
With countries, states, counties, and cities going on lockdown, limiting our abilities to move around freely for our normal shopping trips and with job layoffs and furloughs most of us are focusing on necessity shopping only. We're also finding ourselves ordering most of those necessities online, either for delivery or for pickup while the world is practicing in social distancing.
As grocery shopping is an essential part of everyday life, grocery stores are making it even easier for you to get those essentials without ever having to step foot in their store, with grocery pickup and even delivery directly to your front door. Walmart Grocery has grocery pickup and even offers home delivery in some areas. Target offers home delivery through Shipt.
Other grocery stores that offer grocery pickup and/or delivery are Publix, Aldi, Kroger, Wegmans, Costco, Wholefoods, Albertsons, Sprouts…etc. Another service similar to Shipt which partners with hundreds of retailers nationwide that offer grocery delivery straight to your door is Instacart.
Grocery delivery companies are not anything new, some are even solely online grocery companies such as Boxed, Thrive Market, AmazonFresh, FreshDirect and Misfit Market.
In these uncertain times saving money on basic necessities is as important as ever. One of my go-to coupon and coupon code browser extensions is Honey. I also recommend using cashback apps to earn money back on your everyday purchases. My favorite cashback apps are Ibotta, Rakuten, and Fetch Rewards.
Most companies are experiencing unusually high order volumes, and product shortages resulting in shipping delays and products out-of-stock Due to high demand, orders could be delayed. Please be patient as our truck drivers, stock personnel and delivery drivers work tirelessly to keep up with the current supply and demand.
Thank you for stopping by and checking out our April Shopping Guide 2020! What other stores, apps and/or browser extensions do you like to use? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!
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