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I am so ****ing tired of grocery shopping! It is so damn hard to buy groceries without a freaking car and ****** public transportation and nobody to help me!


I am irate. I went to Walmart today to use some gift cards on some food items and snacks to hold me over until late next week when the person that normally takes me is free. I decide I want to splurge on a bit of alcohol and buy a bottle of champaine for New Years because I feel like I deserve at least that for all the hell I've been through. I rode the bus there and took a Lyft home and all was fine until I dropped the bag with the chanpaine in it and ruined a whole bag of groceries! Oh and I got glass shards stuck in my hand when I tried to salvage what wasn't ruined by alcohol!


I normally buy in bulk when I can get my ride but he's so busy all the time because his work schedule is unpredictable (he is a Limo driver who fills in as a delivery driver during the week when there isn't enough Limo runs) so he can get called in at any time which makes getting a ride difficult and I sure as **** can't be expected to haul 100lbs of groceries all the way up to my upstairs apartment all on my own! But it's either do that or go once a week and grocery shopping is too damn stressful and triggering for me.


I'm at point where I'm ready to say **** it and just start ordering food from now on. I'm currently on food stamps and get more than I can use because they only use my student job as basis for my income and not all the financial aid I get. I feel like other people can use the aid more than me as it is and it's becoming time to renew them but I'm about ready to say **** it and just get a Shipt membership since they just arrived at my city thankfully. I can get a yearly membership at a deep discount for being a student so even though I would be losing a lot of money by getting off food stamps it is so damn stressful going to the grocery store that it's worth it to just pay $100-200 more per month and have my groceries delivered to me. Besides, if need be I'll just tap into my unused student loans. IDGAF at this point if this continues I am seriously gonna snap and run my cart into somebody!
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I hear you about the struggle of lugging groceries into a higher level floor in an apartment building. I've looked into the delivery services, myself, but they just do not carry the key specific brands that my kids just will not live without.
I do have cleaning supplies and paper goods delivered from one company. And there are some items that are staples that can be purchased through Amazon. And I invested in a larger collapsable tote that fits in my trunk and can bear the weight of many things. It has straps that I can toss over my shoulder. And the clothe bags that many stores sell on site can fit three to four plastic bags worth of goods. I have filtered water so no need for cases or jugs of that. I live on the top floor of an apartment building, necessity is the mother of invention.
Immediately after my divorce I was without a car but lived on the bottom floor so I can also relate to that struggle. But even with a vehicle...or even with delivery...there's still multiple flights of stairs.

Sorry to hear about the dropped bottle
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I hear you about the struggle of lugging groceries into a higher level floor in an apartment building. I've looked into the delivery services, myself, but they just do not carry the key specific brands that my kids just will not live without.
I do have cleaning supplies and paper goods delivered from one company. And there are some items that are staples that can be purchased through Amazon. And I invested in a larger collapsable tote that fits in my trunk and can bear the weight of many things. It has straps that I can toss over my shoulder. And the clothe bags that many stores sell on site can fit three to four plastic bags worth of goods. I have filtered water so no need for cases or jugs of that. I live on the top floor of an apartment building, necessity is the mother of invention.
Immediately after my divorce I was without a car but lived on the bottom floor so I can also relate to that struggle. But even with a vehicle...or even with delivery...there's still multiple flights of stairs.

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Is Shipt not available in your area?


Grocery Delivery - Shipt


You use it to buy from grocery stores. You pay online and buy from the same selection that's in the store including fresh foods and a driver drops the stuff off at your place within the hour. Membership is rather hefty ($99 per year or $49 per year with student discount) but it seems so worth it at this point.


Honestly tho I would say if the stores that Shipt works with in your area doesn't have the brands your kids want make them use an alternative brand. Tell them to either eat that brand or go hungry. That's how I was raised and that's how I would raise a kid in the very unlikely event I had kids.
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I am so ****ing tired of grocery shopping! It is so damn hard to buy groceries without a freaking car and ****** public transportation and nobody to help me!
Sorry that happened. I kind of can relate. I hate the drudgery of going to the store itself. I hate that I always have to go when it is busy because that is the "flow" you get into when you work full time... doing everything when it is busy because that is the only time available.

At one point I actually paid someone to do my grocery shopping for me.. but it was no better. There was a drudgery of every Tuesday night having to make up a list and every Wednesday having her write a note that said they were "out" of whatever it was I wanted and so that meant on Saturday I had to go anyway... so what was the point?

I suppose delivery would work but I am just too cheap.
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Such a pain in the ***, no? well at least there is Starbucks and DD at stores these days
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Is Shipt not available in your area?


Grocery Delivery - Shipt


You use it to buy from grocery stores. You pay online and buy from the same selection that's in the store including fresh foods and a driver drops the stuff off at your place within the hour. Membership is rather hefty ($99 per year or $49 per year with student discount) but it seems so worth it at this point.


Honestly tho I would say if the stores that Shipt works with in your area doesn't have the brands your kids want make them use an alternative brand. Tell them to either eat that brand or go hungry. That's how I was raised and that's how I would raise a kid in the very unlikely event I had kids.
Lots of people say that, but when push comes to shove best laid plans fail to work out as intented. I gave it a go for a 2 week trial. Now guess what I cannot get? My seltzer water. It's all through Target(only local grocer listed other than Shaw's nearby which went out of the area) which is an ok alternative nearby and they have some oddball items that when I do go there I pick up. But they only sell sparkling water which is a no go for me.
They'll deliver in the morning a small but justifiable enough order.
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Sorry that happened. I kind of can relate. I hate the drudgery of going to the store itself. I hate that I always have to go when it is busy because that is the "flow" you get into when you work full time... doing everything when it is busy because that is the only time available.

At one point I actually paid someone to do my grocery shopping for me.. but it was no better. There was a drudgery of every Tuesday night having to make up a list and every Wednesday having her write a note that said they were "out" of whatever it was I wanted and so that meant on Saturday I had to go anyway... so what was the point?

I suppose delivery would work but I am just too cheap.

I'm at the point to where I am seriously considering using the programming knowledge that I've been gaining at school to write a bot script that automatically buys a list of stuff through that delivery app every week and checks out with the credit card I keep on file at a specific date/time that I am always at home so I can get food and do no work whatsoever. That's how lazy I am LOL


Haven't tried them yet but a friend praises them and showed me how the ordering process works and is pressuring me to sign up with his referral link so he gets free money. Looks like I might do things this way even if it is more expensive for me and they don't have everything I want. Anything beats dealing with idiots and annoying kids at the grocery store only to have to haul tons of groceries around.
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Such a pain in the ***, no? well at least there is Starbucks and DD at stores these days

True enough.


I prefer to buy coffee in bulk though. Normally I buy a big bulk bag of whole coffee beans at WinCo but when/if I start using Shipt I'll just go back to ordering 5lb bags of coffee off Amazon. Price is comparable in both places anyways.
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I stand corrected about seltzer water. After playing around with it a little, I discovered that using a specific brand name the word seltzer is out but it is a brand I've used.
Just received a text telling me that she has begun shopping and will be here shortly. The message said that there was noone in my area to do the shopping but she has taken my order and is shopping for it.
And the $99/yr fee translates to $8/month and my cell plan just started adding amazon prime as a bonus feature so there's that swapping out of annual memberships...
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I stand corrected about seltzer water. After playing around with it a little, I discovered that using a specific brand name the word seltzer is out but it is a brand I've used.
Just received a text telling me that she has begun shopping and will be here shortly. The message said that there was noone in my area to do the shopping but she has taken my order and is shopping for it.
And the $99/yr fee translates to $8/month and my cell plan just started adding amazon prime as a bonus feature so there's that swapping out of annual memberships...

Nice.


Which phone plan gives free prime?


That would be good to know for when my yearly prime expires.
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