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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many people are looking for solutions to ease the worry of going out and limiting the number of people you come in contact with. There are a lot of good, safe online grocery delivery services in Arizona. We have compiled a list of some helpful grocery delivery/pickup apps for online grocery shopping during coronavirus. Depending on your or your consumer’s needs, the following reviews include pickup and delivery options that can minimize time spent in a grocery store and minimize the threat of coming into contact with COVID-19.

All of the apps listed below can be downloaded on the Apple Store or Google Play. Once you download the app you will have to create an account and put in your credit card information and make purchases. All of the apps listed below allow you to search for items, add them to your cart and checkout. It is a similar process for online shopping.

Grocery Delivery Apps

InstaCart (Apple | Android)

When you need to run essential errands, InstaCart is a good option to try out around the Valley. This app allows you to choose from stores like Sprouts, Costco, Safeway, CVS Pharmacy, Bashas, Petco, Fry’s, Albertson’s, Total Wine, Bed Bath & Beyond, Food City, El Super, Target, Big Lots and Staples to shop. Some apps do not offer same-day delivery, but InstaCart does. The only downside is that some of the stores add in extra charges for purchases made on InstaCart, so make sure you are double checking the prices before you make your purchases. As with the other grocery delivery services, you can choose whether you want home delivery or curbside pickup.

Fry’s (Apple | Android)

Shopping safely during COVID is easy at Fry’s. The grocery store has hundreds of locations around the Valley and offers many options to pick up food without going into the store. Weekly ads for your store and coupons will help you save money as you shop. Grocery purchases through the app will also apply to fuel points if you have a shopper’s card. Curbside pickup is free if you spend at least $35. You can also choose the home delivery option for $10.

Walmart (Apple | Android)

The Walmart app is a good option to try out if you are looking to purchase more than just food and shop safely for your consumer. You can purchase almost anything sold in the store on the app. You have the option of both home delivery and curbside delivery. Walmart just introduced a new Walmart+ subscription that is $12.95 a month or $98 for the year. It allows you to get unlimited, free grocery delivery and save money on gas as well. You do not have to be a member to use this app though.

Target (Apple | Android)

The Target app gives you three simple options for grocery delivery. You can do curbside pickup for free, shipping for free and same-day delivery. If you use Shipt, same-day delivery is free. Otherwise, it is $9.99 per order. Not all items will be available, but when you search you can filter by pickup, delivery and shipping at the Target location you’re shopping at. All of these options usually take a couple of hours to process, but most of the time you can get your items the same day.

Sam’s Club (Scan & Go) (Apple | Android)

If you need to purchase essential bulk items like toilet paper or cleaning supplies for your own family or your consumer, this is the place to go. The Sam’s Club app allows you to do contactless shopping in the store by scanning the items as you go through the store and sliding to pay in the app before you leave. It completely eliminates the need to stand in line at the checkout. If you’re looking to shop safely during COVID, you can also select home delivery and curbside delivery options in the app. As always, you will need to be a Sam’s Club member to shop here.

For more in-depth information on these apps, check out our story featured in LivAbility Magazine.

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