If you know me, you know I am involved in lots of activities. SO. Busy. In fact, one of my New Years resolutions this year is to cut back and be more relaxed. ANYWAY–the real story. In the thick of Cupid’s Undie Run planning, my house suffers severely from dirty clothes, dirty dishes, and an empty fridge. Thank goodness we got someone to help with cleaning otherwise I would have lost my head and thanks to Hy-Vee Aisles Online, our fridge doesn’t have to suffer from being empty!
What exactly is Hy-Vee Aisles Online you ask? only your employee owned grocers gift to busy moms and dads, the elderly, the handicapped, and whoever else wants to participate! Because of Hy-Vee Aisles Online, you can get your weekly groceries delivered right to your door (for free–if you spend over $100, and we normally do!)
Late at night a few weeks ago I decided to take advantage of this newly installed option at our local Hy-Vee (Hy-Vee East on Illinois in Mason City — Hy-Vee West also offers delivery (even to Clear Lake!)) I went online, opened my account and started my grocery shopping! If you’re wondering, shopping for grocery items is the same as any other online shopping you have done. You have the option to browse the thousands of items they have available, or you can simply type what you’re looking for in the search bar and it pops up automatically!
One thing I liked about the online grocery shopping (ok, there are many things I like about it) is the fact there is less of a chance for me to impulse buy because I don’t see the physical items in front of me.
Checking out was the same as any other online check out, and then you get to pick your delivery time slot and which grocery store you want it shipped from! I learned that you have to at least put your order in a day ahead of time and pick next day delivery, but you can pick whatever time slot you want them to be delivered with.
We have taken advantage of the Aisles Online twice now, and both times have been successful and in the time slot we wanted it to be! You’re probably wondering how expiration dates pan out with having someone else do our grocery shopping for us. I think they do a pretty good job with picking fresh fruits and veggies along with milk that won’t expire for at least a week.
There is a slight learning curve when ordering online however, and that is the weight/quantity option. I thought I ordered one box of fruit snacks and it ends up I ordered two, I thought I ordered a LARGE loaf of bread, but I in fact ordered a small french loaf, and I thought I ordered one sour cream, but I ordered two different kinds of sour cream. Definitely something funny to laugh about! I have heard others say they thought they ordered a bundle of bananas, but only ordered a single banana, and one friend thought she ordered a large bag of chips but instead ordered a small snack size bag. So funny!
Anyway, get ordering!