Grocery Shopping with Google Express

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Google Express is a new shopping and delivery system that can bring groceries straight to your doorstep. Try it out and see if you don’t love it as much as I do.

This post contains my Google Express referral link. If you sign up for the service, you’ll receive a $15 credit as will I. All opinions are my own. This is not a sponsored post.

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Recently I found myself wanting to cook up some pumpkiny things. I know, it seems early for pumpkin, doesn’t it? Well, if you scroll through the pumpkin archives, you’ll see that I cook with pumpkin whenever the idea suits me, no matter the time of year.

I wanted pumpkin, but there was no pumpkin to be found. After searching high and low at two different stores, I realized that I needed to take matters a little more seriously.

I had recently learned about Google Express, an online shopping and overnight delivery service so I gave it a try. I searched for canned pumpkin and came up with four different sources that could not only provide me with canned pumpkin, but who could also deliver it to my doorstep so that I didn’t have chase all over town for it.

Now, when said pumpkin arrived, about 24 hours later, a few cans were dented from banging around in a too-big box, but for the most part, it was a success.

I’ve ordered from Staples, Kohls, Payless, Walgreens, Smart& Final, and Costco via Google Express and for the most part it’s been a great experience. I was able to order Peets coffee from Costco even though my local Costco doesn’t carry it!

I don’t recommend ordering bread. I ordered some rolls from Costco and they arrived on their best by date. They molded pretty quickly after that. But, I’d say it’s fair game for nonperishable items.

Google Express doesn’t operate in every zip code, but the service is expanding. When you sign up through my link, you’ll get $15 to spend on your first order and I’ll receive a $15 credit.

There is a yearly fee, so keep that in mind when you consider signing up. I can’t vouch for every experience; your mileage may vary. That said, it’s been a great way to pick up a few items without having to leave my house!

Have you tried Google Express yet?

This post contains my Google Express referral link. If you sign up for the service, you’ll receive a $15 credit as will I. All opinions are my own. This is not a sponsored post.

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  1. Alice E says

    Hooray for us pumpkin lovers, they are good year round! Just a quick suggestion about pumpkin, you could substitute butternut squash or any of the hard shelled ‘winter’ type squash for pumpkin in recipes. In my youth my Mom used the old fashioned crookneck or cushaw squash for pies all the time. I suggested butternut because in my area it is the most often stocked at the grocery store year round. The others only appear during the fall season. Also, the pumpkin/squash pulp does freeze well. I tend to buy extra at the holiday sales for use later in the year, but this last year that obviously wasn’t a good option for you.

    Have fun with the pumpkin.

    • YES! I have done butternut squash before, just wanted something quick and easy. Will be looking for sales on the squash soon.

  2. VKC says

    No pumpkin to be found? Surely you’ll delete this, but you are lying. Lie. Pants ablaze.

    • Um, no. I went to two different stores. I even asked the sales clerk at Walmart. He looked in their database and said they weren’t currently stocking it. Why would I lie about that?

      • Kelly says

        There must be a pumpkin shortage this year! We live in CO I’ve had a hard time finding pumpkin too! In July when I first checked (I like to plan ahead), King Soopers (Ralph’s) had an empty space on the shelf with note that they were looking for a new pumkin supplier. They had Libby’s in stock this week, but no store brand, and Libby’s was very pricey! I found it at Walmart on a Fall Baking center display, but not a ton, and only Libby’s…

        • PUMPKIN SHORTAGE?? That’s incredibly depressing. I don’t have anything pumpkin on the menu for the next couple weeks, but I’m going to have to start looking. Better stock up when I can! 😉 I always have a handful of pumpkin things on the menu every fall!

          • No worries. They usually get supply up in time for Thanksgiving. I think they hold it back in order to encourage early purchases.

  3. Kirstin says

    Sprouts had a display of its non-GMO, store-brand pumpkin on Friday. Four cans for $5, as I recall.

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