Last night, I heard a knock on our apartment door. I was sure I heard it, but then there was just silence. I thought I must’ve been imagining something. I do have a good imagination after all! Then, this morning when my husband was going to wander outside to take out the garbage (funny what constitutes an exciting outing nowadays!) he nearly tripped right over that telltale smiling brown box that meant a shipment from Amazon was here!
Yes, I do rely on Amazon groceries right now. We do our once a week grocery shop at local grocery stores, but I supplement this with some online grocery shopping. I used to get some supplies on Amazon anyway, so now when we’re stuck inside, it’s easy to order there occasionally.
Tips for Ordering Groceries on Amazon during coronavirus
There are some new tips for ordering online groceries through Amazon right now, in this unprecedented time in which we live.
- Order quickly – Of course, you can still put an item into your Amazon shopping cart and hold it there until the next time you plan to place an order. But, I’ve discovered the hard way that doing that means the item might be out of stock by the time you’re ready to order! So, be quick and decisive when you really want something Amazon currently has available.
- Order a little extra – No, there’s no need to hoard. But, if you are allowed to purchase multiples of an item you use all the time – let’s say granola bars – then buy those extra boxes of snacks while they’re available. You’ll be glad you did if they’re not available again for quite some time. (And sometimes – like our grocery deals of the day listed below, you have to order a minimum quantity. In this case, it’s 2 of each item.)
- Check supplies on Amazon often – Even within the same day I’ve seen major changes in what grocery items are available. So, check a few times. Then, when you see what you need – order it! (As we already mentioned in #1, above!)
- Be patient – Order times are longer right now, meaning it’ll usually take at least a few extra days to receive your parcel. Please be patient. I think of the Amazon workers and delivery drivers who are slogging through all of these additional orders, and my heart truly goes out to them. Be willing to wait longer to receive your orders. And then, be grateful when they arrive! (I sure am! And as I mentioned in our Should I Disinfect our Groceries? post, I wipe the box and all items inside down with a Clorox or Lysol disinfecting wipe.)
Today’s Best Amazon Deals on Groceries – April 9, 2020
Like I mentioned above, snag these while they’re still available! Stock runs out quickly. (And sorry for the boring looking text only links – Amazon wasn’t allowing me to post pictures of the products for some reason! We are part of the Amazon Associates program. We will receive a small commission when you purchase groceries via our links. We thank you!)Daiya Gluten Free, Dairy Free Macaroni and ‘Cheeze’ $6.99
Kraft Dinner Snack Cups, Original recipe – Pack of 4 $5.27
Jello Light Raspberry Dessert – Pack of 18 boxes $15.66
Carnation Hot Chocolate mix with mini marshmallows – 481 gram tin – $4.87 (Minimum buy of 2)
Russell Stover Sugar Free mint patties chocolate candy – $2.78 (Minimum order quantity 2)
Hope you snag some deals on Amazon today, if you’re stocking up. Happy grocery hunting, everyone!