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If you can forgo the samples and the bigger-than-your-face slice of pizza, Costco will gladly deliver groceries to your doorstep. According to Puget Sound Business Journal, Costco launched a two-day delivery option for non-perishable grocery goods, aptly deemed "CostcoGrocery." A total of 500 non-perishable items will be available, from breakfast cereals to cleaning products to canned goods, and items eligible for delivery on Costco.com will be marked with the red and blue "CostcoGrocery" logo. Nationwide shipping is free on orders $75 or higher, but items cannot be delivered to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.
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Moreover, Costco has teamed up with Instacart to offer same-day delivery of non-perishables as well as fresh groceries. 1,700 dry and fresh groceries will be available via Instacart, and the cost includes a 10% service fee that goes to Instacart's in-store shoppers and delivery drivers. If your Instacart-Costco order falls under $35, you will be charged an additional fee. If Instacart-Costco delivery is available in your area, get free delivery on your first order over $10.
This delivery option is actually an attempt to bring more shoppers to Costco stores to see that there are more buying options available, with the hope that shoppers will make more higher-value purchases. Regardless, customers with the Costco Anywhere Visa Card will still receive 2% cash back and customers with the Executive Membership will still get their 2% reward when shopping with Costco Grocery. Because Costco offers such large items, the idea of having someone deliver them to my doorstep sounds great. What do you think of CostcoGrocery? Let us know in the comments below!