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

According to a survey from Mercatus and Brick Meets Click, online grocery sales in the US reached $7.2 billion in June 2020, up by 9% compared to May.

Online grocery shopping became an integral part of our lives, and the demand is expected to grow in the upcoming years. In this article, I will explain how home delivery works at 16 popular grocery stores and how much it costs.

There are two ways you can receive online grocery orders; get home delivery, or do curbside pickup.

I wrote a separate article about curbside pickup at most popular grocery stores. If you’re interested in finding out more, you can check out that article.  

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

I compiled a list of 16 popular grocery stores that offer home delivery. I’ll explain further how it works at each store, but you can find a quick summary 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

1. Albertsons

In most cases, Albertsons employees deliver groceries to your home. They also partner with Instacart in some locations to provide delivery service.

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

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

If you have a “Just for U” account, you can use it to order groceries online, and the savings will be applied to your order. Other than the “Just for U” account savings, there are no digital or paper coupons applicable to online orders.

FeesRewardsCouponsMin.
Order
$9.95YesNo$30

2. Aldi

Aldi partners with Instacart to offer home delivery. You have to place your order through Instacart. Instacart delivery fees start at $3.99 for same-day orders and have a minimum order requirement of $35.

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

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

I wrote a separate article about how to save on Instacart orders. If you’re interested in finding out more, you can check out that article.

FeesRewardsCouponsMin.
Order
$3.99NoYes$35

3. Food Lion

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

If you link your MVP Savings Card to Instacart, you can receive the store benefits associated with your card. 

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

FeesRewardsCouponsMin.
Order
$3.99
$7.99
YesYes$10

4. Giant Eagle

Giant Eagle charges a $9.95 fee for online delivery orders. There’s also a minimum order requirement of $35. You will pay in-store prices for all items purchased online.

You can apply digital coupons before you place your online order. However, You cannot 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 to 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 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 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 when you place your order online. However, manufacturer or store coupons do not apply to 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 does not accept paper coupons for online orders.

FeesRewardsCouponsMin.
Order
$9.95YesYesNo

9. Publix

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

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

Publix does not 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 will place your order through Instacart, and additional delivery fees may apply.

The standard delivery fee is $9.95, and there’s a minimum order requirement of $30. If you’re a new online customer, you may 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 apply to your order. You cannot use any other digital or paper coupons for online orders.

FeesRewardsCouponsMin.
Order
$9.95YesNo$30

11. ShopRite

ShopRite calls online grocery shopping “ShopRite from Home.” There are limited stores with delivery service, and you can confirm service availability in your area on their 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 minimum order requirement of $60 for delivery orders. 

If you have a Stop & Shop Card, you can apply digital coupons to your order online. 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 partnered 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 minimum order requirement of $35. If you get an annual Shipt membership for $99, you can 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. You will get an e-mail notification when the driver is on their way.

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

You can 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 more than once a month at Walmart, you can save money on deliveries with the membership option.

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 grocery delivery to Amazon Prime members. There’s a minimum order requirement of $35. 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, and if you’re interested in finding out more, you can check it out.

FeesRewardsCouponsMin.
Order
NoNoNo$35

Summary

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

Outsourcing grocery shopping may have sounded strange a few years ago. But today, many people enjoy the convenience of grocery shopping without leaving their homes.

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

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

9 Tips to Save Money on Instacart Orders

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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