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Grocery shopping is one of my least favorite chores. Meal planning, writing up a list, getting my l’il bub in and out of his carseat… and this doesn’t even include the time in the actual store. My little guy is usually okay for maybe… 30-45 minutes while I’m shopping, which is enough time to get through half my trip. After that he’ll start belting the song of his people while simultaneously beating my chest for milk. Sometimes I can get a little long from him if I have him in a sling or carrier, but he’s not a huge fan of the stop and browse that I like to do when picking out food. Plus, in order to get the best prices and the food I’m looking for, I’ll often have to go to 2-5 stores (more on a bad day). After working 40+ hours outside the home, writing, cooking and cleaning all week, I’m exhausted and neither my husband nor I feel like getting out of bed, let alone making an excursion to the grocery.
So, by and large we’ve been taking advantage of grocery delivery. This was a lifesaver during the first few months of adjusting to life with a baby, but now it just feels expensive. There are very few stores that do grocery delivery, and the ones that do are considered higher end. Add on top of this trying to buy more organic and whole foods, and our bill quickly skyrockets. A couple months ago however, I found a better way with Grubmarket.
Grubmarket makes it easy and convenient to get local, healthy food, by delivering it straight to your door for up to 50% off grocery store prices. There are no subscription or membership fees and it’s not an MLM company – simply shop when you want. Items are then overnighted the following week to ensure items are fresh.
Grubmarket carries some of the widest variety of produce I’ve ever seen – even rivaling Whole Foods. But one of my favorite features of grubmarket is that you can sort items by dietary needs such as paleo, gluten free, and vegan – all items are clearly marked. This makes shopping a breeze as I no longer have to read through long lists of ingredients.
I’ve purchased from Grubmarket several times and have always been pleased with my items. I’ve purchase shelf stable snacks, fresh vegetables, and even their produce subscription box. The produce is fresh and delicious, the prepared foods are great. I find I enjoy the fruit subscription boxes more simply because I’m not always sure how to cook the vegetables I’ve been given. My only complain is with the packaging. They use crinkled strips of paper to help cradle and support their food. The presentation is very cute, however with having a baby and 3 cats… the paper ends up everywhere which is really annoying.
Occasionally GrubMarket send out survey links to improve the site and users will get a credit to the store, however, the best feature of Grubmarket is their referral program. This is how I’m able to get my produce and groceries for free. For every friend you refer to grubmarket who makes a purchase over $49, you’ll receive a $10 credit (and they will too!)- with no limits on the amount of referrals you can make. If you refer just a few people to the program (again it’s not an MLM so you don’t sell anything), you’ll be able to pay for a week’s worth of groceries. And the more people you refer, the more credits you’ll earn – meaning more food! Best of all, you don’t need a website to do this – simply share the link with family or friends, or via social media like twitter or facebook. Grubmarket makes it super easy to share by providing share buttons as well.