Friday, December 9, 2022


How often have you used grocery home delivery during the pandemic?


There’s no denying that the OVID-19 pandemic has changed many things about the ways in which we live our lives. Outdoor restaurant seating, take-out only options, curbside pickup and grocery delivery. Grocery delivery services, like Instacart, have skyrocketed in popularity. If you didn’t have to go to the grocery store, why would you?

Did you get any groceries delivered within the last year during the pandemic? And if so, how often did you get those deliveries?

Please tell us by voting in the poll below. If you have any advice about grocery delivery, leave it in the comments. We’re sure others would love to hear your advice and tips. Thanks!

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Stan W
1 year ago

We live in area with no delivery available. I tried 4 different stores and 2 different services all said same thing. Do grocery pick up every 2 weeks, works out good.

1 year ago

I checked very often with a caveat. We have used order online and no contact pickup every week since April 2020. We continue to use it.

Bob Weinfurt
1 year ago

We live in a semi rural area so just mask up and shop when the stores aren’t crowded. The only deliveries we’ve had was pizza.

1 year ago

I’ve actually been using a local grocery store chain to deliver groceries to my Mom in her Adult Care Facility. It has been working very good.

1 year ago

Our children shopped for us. Dropped it off on the deck. Now we venture early morning or early afternoon.

Diane Bilak
1 year ago

The poll is not there.

RV Staff(@rvstaff)
1 year ago
Reply to  Diane Bilak

Hi, Diane. You might have it blocked on your device somehow, since more than 1,700 of our readers have already voted in the poll. Jessica, one of our IT folks, explained it this way: “Sometimes script blockers and ad blockers interfere with our polls since they are from a 3rd party site. If you have one of these try and turn it off and see if that fixes the issue.” I hope that works for you. Sorry for the inconvenience. Have a great afternoon. 🙂 —Diane at

Gene Bjerke
1 year ago

I answered “Never,” which applies to me. I’m assuming you don’t count my daughter-in-law who does all the shopping and cooking.

Roy Davis
1 year ago

We don’t use home delivery or even curbside pick-up for the same reason, I am not letting someone else pick out my fruit, vegetables, or meat. My wife and I both are real picky about these items and check dates on dairy and eggs.

1 year ago

Have been using curbside for a year and will continue. I tried home delivery with Costco twice but the independent company that hires “shoppers” didn’t work for me. I am ultra picky about my fresh fruits & veggies… they weren’t as picky. 🍎  🍐  🍊  🌽 

1 year ago

We didn’t use the home delivery, we used, and still use, the pick up option. Only go to a store to get whatever was not available in our pick up order that we really need.

1 year ago

I have used the Walmart curbside pickup for more than a year. Love it and plan to continue. Carryout clerks have been friendly and accommodating. Shoppers have picked well, especially produce. Totally satisfied. Find it is a timesaver.

Neal Davis
1 year ago

Have not used home delivery of groceries. We have used curbside pickup at Walmart extensively, and in combination with short, focused trips to a nearby grocery store. We combine the two stops each week to minimize the time we are in public. Although I am halfway vaccinated and my wife fully, we are still following this routine at present.

Ron Lane
1 year ago

Actually, only once; however, we do use curb side pick up for groceries at our local market and walmart.

MN Anon
1 year ago

We haven’t been inside a grocery store in over a year. We’ve taken advantage of home delivery about a half dozen times, but most often, we use curbside pickup (in both rural MN and SWFL). Thankfully, my husband and I have had both shots and are inside the 2-week waiting period for full efficacy. We are looking forward to shopping IN PERSON soon! Of course, we’ll still mask up and social distance on the outside chance we could pass/receive the virus to/from those who aren’t/aren’t able to be vaccinated. Who knows if that is absolutely necessary, but why not? It’s easy and ending this pandemic is a big deal for all of us.

Diane Mc
1 year ago

Never wanted to use an online grocery service as I like to see, in person, what I’m buying for meats & veg/fruits. With the virus just decided to be safe and gave it a try. It has worked out pretty good. However, we did make trips to Costco to get moist of our meats & used a nearby grocery if we needed something in between online orders. I hate shopping so online works for me. I would say overall orders have been 95% correct. A few times we got stuff from someones order. Stores do not take back. We’ve used all of it. Even fruits/veggies & if we order chicken or hamburger has worked out. With a 4 hr delivery window it is only $3.95. I will probably continue using this service.

Diane Mc
1 year ago
Reply to  Diane Mc

Ps…from mid January to mid March we traveled from CA to FL. While on trip we personally shopped. Like using local stores for regional items. So, using online grocery, while in beginning trying to understand Covid, it was really out of hating to shop even before Covid. Forgot to mention we use Walmart for staples/non perishables. Prices good even though they are a bit higher if you do delivery, but less than grocery. $35 up, no shipping fee.

1 year ago

Unless disabled, this seems to be just another perk for metro people. I have no desire to make myself so special that I need workers to pamper me. If afraid of C19 and use the service, isn’t that mitigated by the potential of a diseased delivery person touching all your food? Put on a mask, wash your hands and don’t touch your face before washing.

Sink Jaxon
1 year ago
Reply to  GeorgeB

👍 Right on George

1 year ago

My wife makes the list and I am the pickup and delivery service.

Jim O'Briant
1 year ago

We used home delivery twice, but decided we didn’t really care for it. Like others who have commented, we then started using our local Safeway’s “grocery pick-up” service. We order on their app, including specifying which items are OK to substitute and which are not. A few hours later they text that the order is ready. Any time in the next 24 hours we drive to the store, call a special phone number, & they bring our order out to the car & load it for us. We’ve been doing this now for nearly a year and in that time they’ve made only one error in our orders. We love it.

Sink Jaxon
1 year ago

Hahaha no such thing here in my area of So Colorado…where I live the entire county has a total of two stoplights! The closest Walmart is an hour away.

1 year ago

I have not had any groceries delivered to my home ever. I have used the pick up service and really like it.