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16 Grocery Stores With Home Delivery (And How Much It Costs)

Online grocery shopping became a routine part of our lives in 2020, and it’s expected to grow in the upcoming years. Many grocery stores offer home delivery through third-party companies like Instacart or Shipt.

In this article, we’ll cover how home delivery works at 16 most popular grocery stores and the costs associated with it.

There are two ways you can receive online grocery orders – home delivery, or curbside pickup. I wrote a separate article about the curbside pickup option, so if you’re interested in finding out how curbside pickup works, you should check out that article.  

Let’s keep exploring how home delivery works for online grocery orders. 

I compiled the list of most popular grocery stores that deliver groceries to your home. I’ll further explain how delivery works at each store, but you can find a quick summary table below:

 FeesRewardsMin.
Order
Albertsons$9.95Yes$30
Aldi$3.99No$35
Food Lion$3.99
$7.99
Yes$10
Giant Eagle$9.95Yes$35
Harris Teeter$4.95 +
$9.95 or
$11.95
YesNo
H-E-B$4.95 +
$5.00
YesNo
Kroger$9.95 or
$11.95
YesNo
Meijer$9.95YesNo
Publix$3.99 & upYes$10
Safeway$9.95Yes$30
ShopRite$6.95YesNo
Stop & Shop$6.95
$9.95
Yes$60
Target$9.99Yes$35
Walmart$7.95
$9.95
No$30
Wegmans$3.99 & upYes$35
Whole FoodsNoNo$35

How Home Delivery Works at 16 Most Popular Grocery Stores

1. Albertsons

Albertsons has its own delivery service, and in most cases, Albertsons employees deliver groceries to your home. They also partner with Instacart in some locations to deliver groceries.

Customers have an option to choose “Rush Delivery” with Instacart. If you prefer the Rush Delivery option, you need to place your order through Instacart, and additional delivery fees may apply.

Albertsons’ standard delivery fee is $9.95, and there’s a $30 minimum order requirement. If you’re a new online customer and meet the minimum order, you qualify for free delivery on your first order.

If you have a “Just for U” account, you can use it for online orders. The savings will be applied to your online order, but besides the “Just for U” account savings, Albertsons doesn’t accept any digital or paper coupons for online orders.

FeesRewardsCouponsMin.
Order
$9.95YesNo$30

2. Aldi

Aldi partners with Instacart to deliver groceries, so you need to place your order through Instacart. Instacart delivery fees start at $3.99 for same-day orders and there’s a minimum order requirement of $35.

Aldi’s online prices are higher than in-store prices. This difference is to cover the cost of the “personal shopping” service provided by Instacart.

You can use digital coupons available through Instacart, but they are limited since most Aldi products are private labels.

I should mention that I wrote a separate article about saving money on Instacart orders and provided nine great tips. If you’re interested in finding ways to save money on Instacart, you should check out that article.

FeesRewardsCouponsMin.
Order
$3.99NoYes$35

3. Food Lion

Food Lion partners with Instacart to deliver groceries to your home. You need to place your order through Instacart, but you will get in-store prices on all items. You can also apply coupons available through the Instacart app.

You can link your MVP Savings Card to Instacart and receive the store benefits associated with your card. 

Instacart has a $3.99 delivery fee for Food Lion orders over $35. For orders under $35, the delivery fee increases to $7.99. There’s also a $10 minimum order requirement.

FeesRewardsCouponsMin.
Order
$3.99
$7.99
YesYes$10

4. Giant Eagle

Giant Eagle has its own delivery service and charges a $9.95 fee for online grocery orders. There’s a $35 minimum order requirement for delivery orders. At Giant Eagle, you’ll pay in-store prices for all items purchased online.

You can apply digital coupons while placing your online order. However, you can’t use paper coupons for online delivery orders.

FeesRewardsCouponsMin.
Order
$9.95YesYes$35

5. Harris Teeter

Harris Teeter’s online grocery service is called “ExpressLane.” Harris Teeter partners with third-party companies like Instacart and Shipt to deliver groceries.

Delivery service is available in limited locations, so you should confirm service availability in your area.

Harris Teeter charges a $4.95 shopping fee for all online orders. If you request home delivery, there’s an additional $9.95 delivery fee for orders over $50 and $11.95 for orders under $50.

You can apply digital coupons to your online grocery orders. 

FeesRewardsCouponsMin.
Order
$4.95 +
$9.95 or
$11.95
YesYesNo

6. H-E-B

H-E-B charges a $4.95 personal shopper fee for all online grocery orders. If you request home delivery, there’s an additional $5.00 delivery fee.

At the time of this writing (September 2020), H-E-B waived the personal shopper fee for all online orders except for same-day and next-day orders.

H-E-B’s online prices are different than in-store prices. You can apply digital coupons while placing your order online. However, you can’t use manufacturer or store coupons for online orders.

FeesRewardsCouponsMin.
Order
$4.95 +
$5.00
YesYesNo

7. Kroger

Kroger partners with Instacart to deliver groceries. The delivery fees are $9.95 and $11.95, depending on your location.

You can load most digital coupons to your Plus Card, and they will be applied automatically to your order. Kroger doesn’t accept paper coupons for delivery orders.

FeesRewardsCouponsMin.
Order
$9.95 or
$11.95
YesYesNo

8. Meijer

Meijer charges a $9.95 fee for online delivery orders, and there’s no minimum order requirement. Meijer offers in-store promotions for online grocery orders.

If you have a mPerks account, you can load digital coupons to your account, and coupons will be applied at the checkout. Meijer doesn’t accept paper coupons for online orders.

FeesRewardsCouponsMin.
Order
$9.95YesYesNo

9. Publix

Publix offers home delivery through Instacart. Delivery fees depend on the size of your order and the requested delivery time. There’s a $10 minimum order requirement.

You can use the digital coupons available through Instacart, and coupons will automatically apply to your order when you add a qualifying item to your cart.

Publix doesn’t accept printed coupons for online orders.

FeesRewardsCouponsMin.
Order
$3.99 & upYesYes$10

10. Safeway

Safeway’s delivery policies are similar to Albertson’s. For most orders, Safeway employees deliver groceries to your home. They also partner with Instacart in some locations.

You can choose the “Rush Delivery” powered by Instacart. If you select the Rush Delivery option, you need to place your order through Instacart, and additional delivery fees may apply.

The standard delivery fee is $9.95, and there’s a $30 minimum order requirement at Safeway. If you’re a new online customer, you qualify for free delivery on your first Safeway order.

If you have a “Just for U” account, you can use it for online orders. Savings associated with your account will be applied to your order. Safeway doesn’t accept any digital or paper coupons for online orders.

FeesRewardsCouponsMin.
Order
$9.95YesNo$30

11. ShopRite

ShopRite calls online grocery shopping service “ShopRite from Home.” Delivery is offered in select locations, so confirm service availability in your area on the website.

There’s a $6.95 fee for home delivery, and there’s no minimum order requirement. You can apply digital coupons for qualifying items in your cart.

FeesRewardsCouponsMin.
Order
$6.95YesYesNo

12. Stop & Shop

Stop & Shop home delivery fees are $9.95 for orders from $60 to $100 and $6.95 for orders over $100. There’s a $60 minimum order requirement for delivery orders. 

If you have a Stop & Shop Card, you can apply digital coupons to online orders. Stop & Shop also accepts paper coupons. You can put your paper coupons in a sealed envelope and give it to your delivery person when you receive the order.

FeesRewardsCouponsMin.
Order
$6.95
$9.95
YesYes$60

13. Target

Target partners with Shipt to offer same-day grocery delivery. You can place your order on the Target app or the website. You should check their website to confirm service availability in your area.

Target offers in-store pricing for online orders. There’s a $9.99 delivery fee for each order and a $35 minimum order requirement. If you get an annual Shipt membership for $99, you get free delivery on all orders over $35.

Target Circle offers and all other benefits apply to same-day delivery orders. 

FeesRewardsCouponsMin.
Order
$9.99YesYes$35

14. Walmart

Walmart partners with third-party companies like DoorDash, Postmates, and Roadie to deliver groceries to your home.

Walmart associates pack your order and load to the drivers’ car. When the driver is on their way, you get an e-mail notification.

Walmart’s delivery fees vary, but you should expect to pay between $7.95 and $9.95 for individual orders. There’s a $30 minimum for delivery orders.

You can choose to buy a membership to receive free delivery on Walmart grocery orders. The membership costs $98 annually or $12.95 monthly. 

If you’re buying groceries online more than once a month at Walmart, it makes sense to get the membership and start saving on delivery fees.

FeesRewardsCouponsMin.
Order
$7.95
$9.95
NoNo$30

15. Wegmans

Wegmans offers grocery delivery through Instacart. The standard delivery fee for Instacart is $3.99 and varies based on your order size and the requested delivery time.  Wegmans has a $35 minimum order requirement for online orders.

Wegmans’ online prices are higher than in-store prices to cover the cost of personal shopping.

You can link Wegmans “Shopper Club Card” to Instacart account and apply digital coupons to qualifying items in your cart. Wegmans doesn’t accept paper coupons for online delivery orders.  

FeesRewardsCouponsMin.
Order
$3.99 & upYesYes$35

16. Whole Foods

Whole Foods offers free two-hour delivery to Amazon Prime members, and there’s a $35 minimum order requirement. You can order through the Amazon app or the website.

Amazon Prime Members have exclusive discounts and other perks available at Whole Foods. I explained those perks in another article. You should check it out if you’re interested in finding out how Prime membership works at Amazon.

FeesRewardsCouponsMin.
Order
NoNoNo$35

Summary

In this article, we learned how home delivery works at 16 most popular grocery stores. We also learned if they charge delivery fees, accept coupons, and have a minimum order requirement for delivery orders.

Outsourcing grocery shopping sounded strange a few years ago. But today, many people enjoy the convenience of online grocery shopping in the comfort of their homes. This trend will most likely continue in the upcoming years, and we may see delivery availability in more locations.

If you are interested in finding out more about online grocery shopping, check out the related articles below:

Related Articles:

What Grocery Stores Have Curbside Pickup? (And How It Works)

9 Tips to Save Money on Instacart Orders

10 Benefits of Online Grocery Shopping (And Why You Should Consider It)

Written by Erol

Erol has over 12 years of experience in the consumer goods industry. He launched many successful products for major brands, which are sold at big retailers like Walmart, Costco, Amazon, Target, Kroger, Publix, and more. He likes to write and share his experience with others. Outside of work, you can find him at a hiking trail in New England, or playing soccer with his kids.

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