Thank you to Kroger for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
Before I tell you all about my experience with Kroger ClickList, I want to make one thing clear: I love grocery shopping. No, really. I do.
The caveat? I love grocery shopping alone. When I have no time restraints. When I can leisurely push my cart, perhaps sipping a coffee, and take my time going down each aisle to see if there’s any new products out I must try. How often does that happen? Oh, never. Enter Kroger ClickList.
Kroger ClickList is an online grocery shopping experience that is a game-changer for busy moms like me. Here’s how it works. You start by choosing the groceries you’d like. At home or at work, you’re doing this on your computer. My favorite feature is the way it saves what you’ve purchased. So after you use ClickList once, if there’s an item you purchase every week, like baby spinach, it’s right there, easy to click away and put in your cart again without searching for it.
What using ClickList is essentially doing is allowing you to break up the process of grocery shopping. You’re virtually putting the items in your cart when it’s convenient for you. It can be late at night after you’ve put the kids to bed, on your lunch break, or when you have a little extra time in your day. You choose the time and location where you’ll pick up your groceries. They give you an hour window so you can have a little flexibility with your schedule.
Picking up your Kroger ClickList order is easy and convenient. When you drive into your Kroger, you’ll see the signs directing you where to go.You’ll see parking spaces outfitted with call buttons. All you need to do is press the call button to let them know you’ve arrived and they bring your groceries right out to you. When you’ve had a long day and the last thing you want to do is deal with people in a grocery store, it feels a bit like magic! My only concern with using ClickList was that I wouldn’t be able to use my reusable grocery bags. When this guy opened my hatchback, however, and saw them waiting there, he asked, “Would you like me to load your groceries into these bags?” Well, yes, sir, I would!! I was ecstatic.
I can think of so many scenarios where using Kroger ClickList would be such a game changer:
–Moms with young children. Bringing infants and toddlers into the grocery store can be so stressful. Not having to get out of the car to collect your groceries? Priceless.
–When mom is sick. I don’t know about your husbands, but mine is grocery store illiterate. I give him a list, and he comes home with half of what was on the list, forgets a few items, and gets the rest just wrong. Instead, if I’m sick, I’ll just place the order online and let the good people at Kroger make sure I get the right stuff.
–Moms who work long hours. No more grocery store trips at the end of the day when you’re tired and would rather be home with your family. No more fighting the crowds on the weekends. Game. Changed.
–When it’s freezing cold outside. I’m the first to admit, I’m not a cold weather gal. When the snow is flying and the temperatures are low, I’d much rather sit in the warmth of my car and have my groceries delivered to me than brave the elements. (I know, I know. Too cold to get out of the car to get groceries=first world problem. We are totally blessed to have the luxury of grocery stores, let alone this amazing service.)
–When someone is disabled or injured. If you can’t get around easily, this service is perfect. There are people I love in my life who need this service and I’m grateful it’s available to make their life easier.
One thing I really enjoy about grocery shopping in the store is picking out my own produce. I am particular about choosing the pear without a bruise so it lasts longer and making sure my avocados are either almost ripe or not ripe at all depending on when I’m going to use them.
If you have any worries about using Kroger ClickList for these reasons, you can be assured that they are non-issues. The Kroger staff is trained to choose the best produce for you. I’ve been super happy with the produce they’ve chosen for me every time I’ve used ClickList. If you have special requests, like you’d prefer your avocados to be hard, not ripe, there is a place for you to leave notes with each selection.
Sometimes, an item you choose is out of stock when they are fulfilling your order. In such a case, they look for a suitable substitute, and then ask you when you pick up if you’d like that substitute or if you’d rather take it off your order. It’s not any different than when you’re in the grocery store and they are out of an item you’d normally purchase. You either skip it that week or choose something similar. No biggie.
I have loved using Kroger ClickList. It’s freed up some of the time I’d spend in the grocery store, and I can always use more time. You can click here to find the Kroger with ClickList available closest to you.