Calgary Grocery Delivery – Getting Safe Groceries during Coronavirus

Not very long ago, a quick trip to the grocery store was just a normal part of our day. Forgot a simple ingredient that you needed for that new recipe? Perhaps it was a lemon, or a head of fresh garlic, or a bunch of parsley. No problem! You could just quickly hop in the car or walk over to your favourite local grocery store or even farmer’s market, get what you needed and just head home.

Haven’t things changed quickly? And in a way we never would have expected? Grocery shopping now isn’t the simple pleasure it used to be. I used to love lingering over the fresh produce, selecting the most delicious looking apples, melons or peppers. But now – in the time of coronavirus – grocery shopping has become a necessary task, but one that can fill us with fear and anxiety.

Today, then, we will discuss some ways to ease that stress and keep safe from the virus while grocery shopping – by using grocery pick-up and grocery delivery services. That way, you don’t even have to leave the comfort and safety of your home!

Grocery Delivery services in Calgary

Thankfully, the Internet provides us with so many options to grocery shop online! Simply visit your favourite store online, and fill your virtual shopping cart and then arrange a time to either pick up your groceries, or have them delivered. Please keep in mind that stock may be limited, or even unavailable – especially on hot items like (you guessed it!) toilet paper, Lysol wipes and canned goods like beans or tuna.

  1. Prairie Farms in Willow Park Village – is a family-run produce market, previously operated out of the Calgary Farmer’s Market. You can order all your fresh produce here – their prices are great, and the produce is second to none. (Last fall, during apple season, their Ambrosia apples were literally my favourite thing to eat. They were as fresh as possible, and gorgeously crisp and delicious. The best apples I’d eaten in years!) Support a local business for your produce (and they also sell local farm fresh eggs, and locally and ethically produced meats.) And our small local businesses sure could use a hand right now!
  2. Real Canadian Superstore – This large supermarket offers both pick-up and grocery delivery. With current events being as they are, you may need to choose a delivery or pick up time that is about two days later than when you place your order. Delivery fees vary, depending on ‘Busy Times’ – meaning that you’ll pay more for premium delivery times, such as evenings. Pick-up services have a smaller fee attached to them…usually about $3-$5. Still, for someone picking out and packing your groceries for you, this is a reasonable cost!
  3. Walmart – I have used Walmart grocery pick-up services in the past (before the coronavirus outbreak) and I loved it! (You need to spend a minimum of $50 to get either pick-up or delivery.) Walmart grocery pick-up is FREE! For grocery delivery the fee is $9.97. The selection of products available is still quite good.
  4. Save-on Foods – offers delivery, and again their fees are higher for delivery at the most popular times. Their delivery charges range from $7-$10, which is still a great deal to get a large order of groceries brought right to your door!

Right now, stocking up on groceries feels more important than it ever has before. So, if you need to get some supplies in – try grocery pick-up or delivery options in the Calgary area. For a pretty reasonable fee, you can get the groceries and supplies that your family needs to be prepared!

Mega PC Optimum points this week at Superstore

pc optimun card to highlight this week deals

Hi bargaineers! If you’re loading up on PC Optimum points – perhaps saving up for a large freebie like a tablet or a TV – then this is a week to add HUGE points to your account.

Here are the best and biggest point purchases to rack up points at Superstore this week:

3000 points when you spend $15 on Mars pet food brand cat and dog food! (Includes Pedigree, Whiskas, Cesar, Iams, Temptations treats, Crave, Greenies and Nutro)

1000 points on a 6 pack of Royale facial tissues

2500 points on a club pack size of Astro original yogurt (mini cups)

1000 points on 1 kg Jif peanut butter

3000 points on Made Good healthy granola bars (288 grams to 396 grams size)

3000 points on Folgers coffee pods (12 pack)

2000 points on Hellman’s mayo (club pack size – 1.42 L)

1000 points on Hungry Buddha coconut chips snack ($4.00 sale price)

1000 points on Thirsty Buddha coconut water (sale price $2.98)

2000 points when you spend $10 on Yves veggie products (vegan/vegetarian meat replacements)

3000 points on every $15 spent on Oxo kitchen gadgets. (Seriously, some of my favourite gadgets around!!)

6000 points on every $60 spent on Netflix gift cards

1000 points on small bottles of Vaseline lotions

2000 points on Eevlon Photoready foundation, concealer or powder

And there are even more! Check out the Superstore flyer on the flipp app (https://flipp.com – not an affiliate link, I just love recommending this flyer app!) I hope you collect a massive amount of PC Optimum points this week!

At Real Canadian Superstore this week – Bonus PC Optimum points on select gift cards

5000 bonus PC Optimum points on Uber & H & M Gift cards

I love a great gift card deal! Superstore often has bonus PC Optimum points on selected gift cards. The reason why I love PC points so much is simple – they equal free groceries!

This week’s deal is valid from September 20 – 26. Get 5000 bonus points when you purchase a $25 Uber or H & M gift card. (The bonus points apply on every $25 you spend. So a $50 gift card equals 10000 points!)

Remember…every 5000 points is $5 worth to spend at Superstore or Shoppers. So, if you’re looking for a gift, this might be an awesome option! (And I didn’t even know that you could buy Uber gift cards, let alone at Superstore.)