Rio Grande Valley Grocery Delivery with Instacart
Have you ever tried Instacart? The grocery delivery service brings groceries, fresh produce and household items direct to your door. They started expanding to South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley in 2017 and reach communities around Corpus Christi and McAllen, Texas.
Check out the coverage map below to see if your area is a part of Instacart’s delivery area.
Ordering from Instacart the First Time
Disclosure: When you use my link to join Instacart, you’ll get a $10 credit toward your first order and I’ll get $10 for my next order too. I was not compensated in any way to write this review. All opinions are my own.
We decided to give their service a try, since we absolutely love delivery services and use them often. We already get our prescriptions delivered by H-E-B and get produce delivery from Fruit at Your Door, which delivers fresh produce throughout the Valley.
I started by registering on the Instacart website, which was pretty easy since they have Facebook connect. Simply login using your Facebook account, enter your zipcode and you’re ready to shop!
On the Instacart website, you can shop by store and by department. You can also search through all of the items to find what you need. H-E-B and CVS Pharmacy are both listed as available stores in the Valley and at other Texas locations.
After picking out all of my items, I was prompted to enter my address and credit card information. Then I simply completed the transation and watched the ticker to see when my items were being shopped for or were out for delivery.
In most cases, you’ll get your order within two hours. I got my delivery within an hour.
The delivery driver came to the door with green, insulated grocery bags and handed them to us to unload. When we had unpacked everything, we brought them out to him and said thank you as he went on his way.
Our Thoughts on our Instacart Grocery Delivery Experience
Once we were inside, I went through all of our items to get started putting them away. I noticed there were a couple of minor errors. First, they brough rotini pasta instead of the gluten free penne I had requested. Second, they gave us an extra bag of carrots. Neither of these are huge deals. I was actually happy to get the extra carrots, but a little disappointed to not get the pasta I had shopped for online.
We got items like baby wipes, stew meat, bacon, and fresh produce, like apples, bananas, onions and potatoes. Here’s just some of the items we got in today’s delivery (see image below).
Overall, I thought the whole experience was amazing. I really like that I can save time and energy as a busy mom and get my groceries and household supplies delivered from H-E-B without having to make a run there myself or drag the kids along.
If you’re interested in trying them out, you can use this link to get $10 off of your first order + free delivery.
They also have an Express service for $149/yr. that gives you unlimited deliveries from unlimited stores without any delivery fees. This is something I’m absolutely thinking about investing in. Express members also get guaranteed 1 hour delivery, even during peak delivery times. Win, win!
Get groceries delivered to your door with Instacart. In the Rio Grande Valley and greater South Texas, most locations can get delivery from H-E-B or CVS Pharmacy. You can also order on-the-go with the Instacart app on Android and iTunes.
This post was first published on Nov 3, 2017.