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Safeway Delivery: How to Get Groceries Delivered From Safeway

When you cannot get out of the house to pick up some last-minute dinner items or to do your weekly grocery shopping, online grocery delivery comes to your rescue. Safeway offers its customers a seamless and easy grocery delivery program called Safeway Delivery.

You can order groceries through the Safeway Delivery program using the Safeway website or the app. Delivery fees range from $7 to $17, with an average of $9.95. There is also a $30 order minimum. You can use digital coupons for Safeway delivery orders. Free delivery is offered to FreshPass members for orders over $30.

In this article, we’ll cover all you need to know about the Safeway Delivery program, including step-by-step instructions on how to place your first order, accepted payment methods, and more!

How Does Safeway Delivery Work?

Safeway offers a contact-free delivery service, 7 days a week from 8 am to 10 pm your local time, through their online shopping program. Safeway delivery orders can be placed through the Safeway website or the app.

Safeway Delivery is not always available to everyone. Delivery must be offered at a store near you. You can check to see if your local Safeway offers delivery here.

There is also a $30 order minimum. This minimum refers to your estimated subtotal before any taxes or fees are added to your total.

Safeway Delivery charges customers a delivery fee. The delivery fee ranges from $7 to $17, depending on the mileage traveled by the driver, the size of your order, and the delivery time you select. Although, the average delivery fee is around $9.95.

Safeway Delivery practices contact-free social distancing for delivery services. Therefore, your order is left unattended at your door unless you purchase alcohol or tobacco products. In that case, someone 21 or older needs to be present at the time of delivery.

How to Order Safeway Delivery

Placing a delivery order through Safeway Delivery is as easy as shopping from any online retailer. All you need to do is log in to your account, add items to your cart, and check out.

Below you’ll find detailed step-by-step instructions on how to place your online Safeway Delivery order.

  1. Go to the Safeway Delivery website or download the Safeway App from the App Store or Google Play Store. If you already have a Safeway Delivery account, you can skip steps 2 and 3. Instead, click “Sign in” at the bottom of the screen and enter your login email and password.
  2. Enter your zip code to find a store near you that offers grocery delivery. Once you enter your zip code, the site will let you know if delivery and pickup are available for the store nearest you.
  3. Select “delivery” and enter your information.
  4. Click “reserve time” near the top of the page. It is recommended to reserve your time before you start adding items to your cart. Once you select a time to reserve, you will hold that spot for up to 2 hours.
  5. Add items to your cart. There are many different browsing options to choose from. You can shop by aisle, the weekly ad, the search bar, and your past online purchases. You can also add notes to your personal shopper as you add the items to your cart.
  6. Review your cart and checkout. Check the items in your cart to ensure they are accurate. Also, check to make sure any digital coupons you plan to use are redeemed on your order.
  7. Enter your payment information to complete your order. Enter in the promo code FREE to waive the delivery fee on your first order.

After you pay and checkout, all that is left to do is wait for your shopper to get your items and deliver them to your door at your scheduled date and time.

All updates on your delivery order will be texted to the phone number connected to your Safeway Delivery account.

You can make changes or cancel your order on the same day your order was placed as long as the personal shopper has not started shopping for your order.

To edit your order, click “orders” on the top of the page to find the order you wish to make changes to or cancel.

Can You Use Coupons With Safeway Delivery?

Only digital coupons can be used when placing a Safeway Delivery order. Although you are not allowed to redeem paper coupons online, there are plenty of digital coupons to clip, as well as promo codes to use for discounts on your online order.

You must be signed up for Safeway’s rewards program, Just For U, to be able to “clip” and redeem digital coupons on your delivery order. You can sign up for their rewards program if you are not already a member.

Applying digital coupons to your Safeway delivery order is super simple. All you need to do is:

  1. Browse through the Just For U deals on the website or app.
  2. Chose to “clip” the coupons that you wish to use.
  3. When you place your order, the “clipped” coupons you have added to your account will be applied to your order.

Always check Safeway’s Promo Code Deals page before placing your order to see if there are any promo codes you can apply to your order for a discount. The Promo Code Deals page is updated weekly.

Does Safeway Use Instacart?

Safeway uses Rush Delivery through Instacart in selected areas. Fees, delivery hours, and the order minimum are established per Instacart policies, and therefore, they may be different than your local Safeway Delivery policies.  

Instacart’s delivery fee typically starts at $3.99 for orders above $35. Instacart also charges additional fees such as a service fee, heavy fee, long-distance fee, bag fee, and taxes. For more information on Instacart fees, check out their policy page.

You can enter your zip code here to see if Instacart offers delivery from a Safeway store near you. You will need an Instacart account to place an order (this is different than your Safeway Delivery account).

What Is Safeway Unlimited Delivery Club (FreshPass)?

The Safeway Unlimited Delivery Club is a subscription-based program that waives delivery fees for Safeway Delivery orders over $30 for the duration of the subscription. There are two different plans: monthly and annually.

The monthly plan costs $14.99 per month. Upon each month of payment, you receive free delivery from Safeway for that month and can cancel anytime.

The annual plan costs $99 per year ($8.25 per month). After purchasing the $99 annual plan, you receive 1 year of free delivery services.

If you’re interested in the Safeway Unlimited Delivery Club, they offer a 30-day free trial with FreshPass and $20 off your first delivery after purchasing a subscription.

Does Safeway Delivery Accept EBT?

Unfortunately, EBT is not an accepted payment method through the Safeway Delivery program. However, you can use your EBT card in-store and for pickup orders. You can schedule a Safeway pickup order on their website or the app.

Arizona is the only state that offers an exception to delivery services purchased with an EBT card. If you are disabled, reside in Arizona, and use EBT, then you can call the Customer Service line at (877) 505-4040 for assistance with a delivery order.

Do You Tip Safeway Delivery?

According to Safeway’s policies, their delivery drivers do not accept tips, but it is up to the delivery driver if they wish to take any cash tip offered. However, they may be subject to disciplinary action if their employer finds out they are accepting tips.

Due to Safeway Delivery services practicing a contact-free delivery service, it may be hard to catch your delivery driver to offer a tip, as well!


Safeway’s delivery service offers a safe and easy way to have your groceries delivered straight to your door. With their Unlimited Delivery Club, digital coupons, and promo deals, there are multiple ways to save money on your grocery orders.

They offer many perks to first-time shoppers, including free delivery on your first purchase, a free 30-day trial for Safeway Unlimited Delivery Club, and $20 off your first Club purchase. Take advantage of these offers if you have a Safeway Delivery program near you!

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About the Author

Kayece Flood is a nutritionist and content creator with over two years of experience writing articles and recipes in the nutrition and food industries.

Being a military wife, she has lived in different areas around the U.S. and enjoys traveling. When not working, she likes going to the beach, hiking, or camping with her family.

November 10, 2022