Aug 30

Peapod Delivery + $100 Giveaway!

The following is a sponsored post in partnership with Peapod.

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I have a routine down when it comes to grocery shopping: I look at the deals and sale items for that week, clip coupons and plan out my shopping trip. But sometimes heading out to the store — weaving through all the aisles to pile up my cart with all the items I need — with one or two kids in tow, is a lot of work. When I am short on time or have an especially hectic week, doing the necessary grocery shopping can be like pulling teeth. *NOT PAINFUL: KEEP READING FOR A FUN GIVEAWAY!*

Before a few weeks ago, I had never tried out a grocery delivery service. Sure, I had ordered plenty of products and household items online, but had yet to take the plunge and order a week’s-worth of groceries online. I’m one of those people who likes going into the store myself; I enjoy scouting out clearance items and discovering unadvertised deals, plus being able to inspect the meat and produce items I am bringing home. However, there are definitely times when I’d prefer to avoid making a trip out to the store. You know, those days or nights when I just don’t have the energy or time to mark another errand off my to-do list? Ordering groceries online can be a big help to those short on time and it doesn’t mean sacrificing quality control.

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Peapod has been long-established as a leading internet grocer. Here in the DC area you can get Giant store products delivered right to your door thanks to Peapod.

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They even have a new Local Farm Box option, developed in partnership with FarmLogix. Consider it a convenient and flexible alternative to traditional CSA (Community Sustainable Agriculture) farm shares. With the Local Farm Box you can still get great fresh, locally grown produce and support local farmers, without needing to commit to an entire season. My order came from Lancaster County, PA and included fresh Roma Tomatoes, Jalapeños, Beets, Zucchini, Carrots and Cherry Tomatoes.

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So you can of course save time by shopping online, but can you really save money?

I was surprised to find that you could actually save a decent amount of money. Peapod advertises thousands of sale items plus some “web only” deals that aren’t available in Giant grocery stores. I like the “Top Specials” tab on the site which has all the deals in one spot, plus the “My Specials” tab displays current sale items that you have ordered on Peapod or with your Giant bonus card in-store on past purchases.

Another way to save money with Peapod is to use those coupons!  Peapod doubles manufacturers’ coupons, just like Giant does in-store. To redeem your paper coupons, you simply put them in an envelope with your name, address, and order number, and hand over to your delivery person. You will then be credited back the doubled coupon value to your credit card. You can also use SavingStar and Ibotta on your Peapod orders!

Using the Peapod search filter, you can find and sort items by price, helping you determine the best price across various brands. You also have the option to order great-value store brands like Nature’s Promise and Simply Enjoy, which are often much lower than name brand products.

Another great feature for frugal shoppers: The site features a running total of your bill, so there are no surprises on price (unlike many people who shop in-store and don’t realize their bill has exceeded their budget, until they are scanning items at check-out).

Here’s a run-down of some of the main advantages and disadvantages of using Peapod.

Benefits:

  • You can often find discount codes for free delivery for new users.
  • They currently offer discount delivery days (I chose a delivery day that was $5 off the normal delivery price).
  • They double manufacturer coupons up to $0.99 in face value.
  • You can get fresh, regional produce similar to what you’d order through a CSA.
  • For every dollar you spend on groceries at Peapod, you earn Gas Reward points! These become available 48 hours after time of delivery. Please note you must register your Giant card in your Peapod account to earn points.
  • Peapod customers can get a full year of meal planning for free at GatheredTable. You can build your weekly meal plan on GatheredTable and instantly add all the ingredients to your Peapod shopping cart.
  • Intuitive ordering functionality through the Peapod exclusive “Order Genius.” This intuitive search recommendation engine paired with smart functionality helps repeat customers fill their order in a breeze.

Drawbacks:

  • If you’re dangerously low on food and need groceries delivered right away, you will likely need to wait 1-2+ days until delivery.
  • Although you can earn gas points for dollars spent, you cannot earn the “Extra Reward Points” (ie. buy a certain number of specified items in one transaction and receive extra points) on Peapod purchases.

So can Peapod save you time and money? YES! And to prove it, Peapod wants to give one lucky BeltwayBargainMom reader the chance to win $100 to shop using Peapod!

Connect with Peapod

Facebook: Facebook.com/PeapodDelivers
Twitter: @PeapodDelivers
Instagram: @PeapodDelivers

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Disclosure: I was invited by Peapod to try out their service on them and share my experience on my blog. 
The opinions stated here are my own, and I love to share grocery shopping tips and giveaways with my readers! To read my formal disclosure policy, please click here.

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Carolyn S August 31, 2015 at 7:52 am

I would love this…to save an hour or 2 on the weekend to get more time in with the kids would be awesome!

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Shannon J August 31, 2015 at 8:45 am

With a new baby at home, Peapod sounds perfect! Hope we win!

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Meghan August 31, 2015 at 8:25 pm

Peapod sounds like a very convenient service. I’d love to check it out.

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Lauren M August 31, 2015 at 10:15 pm

i’d love to win! can always use some extra time and help in the grocery department!!

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Angela P. August 31, 2015 at 11:34 pm

I love Peapod and would love to win!! I have even used it for the majority of my Thanksgiving list before!

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Tierney September 1, 2015 at 4:09 am

I would love to try Peapod–I’ve been so busy lately that grocery delivery would save me a ton of time.

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Ashley September 1, 2015 at 6:08 am

I would love to win!!

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Anne K September 1, 2015 at 6:53 am

With a 3 year old and a 9 month old, grocery shopping is my least favorite task of the week. The thought of groceries delivered to my door sounds amazing!

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shaunie September 1, 2015 at 2:27 pm

This would be amazing to have; it would save time and allow other household things to be done, including tending to family needs

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Tanya September 1, 2015 at 5:54 pm

I would love some groceries

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Pammy L. September 1, 2015 at 8:58 pm

Heard of peapod & always received coupons in mail but havent tried yet. Maybe we will one day :) it would be nice to get groceries delivered

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Tasha Wilkerson September 2, 2015 at 7:14 am

I would love to save time and money with peapod!!

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Annie fajardo September 2, 2015 at 10:37 am

We live very close to PeaPod and so many times driving home late from after school activities and having to stop for groceries I think why am I not using this service! It would make it so easy for me to get groceries when I don’t have time to do it myself. With kids in school , ballet, cheer, gymnastics , karate class and my job we are always on the run and it seems like I am really struggling to fit in my shopping. I just wasn’t sure how it all worked and I’m very happy I came across your review and giveaway and I want to say thank you! 😀

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Erin E. September 2, 2015 at 3:21 pm

Thank you for this opportunity! I would love to win this so that I can help won’t church’s food pantry!

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Erin E. September 2, 2015 at 3:22 pm

With*** not won’t lol

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Nikki September 2, 2015 at 9:48 pm

This is awesome, why have I never heard of this before? I hate grocery shopping, this would take all the hassle of grocery shopping away!

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Linda September 3, 2015 at 1:42 am

I would definitely use this to help me save time

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Michelle J. September 3, 2015 at 2:15 am

With a 3 month old and a threenager, I dread grocery shopping. Peabody delivery would be a lifesaver.

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Michelle J. September 3, 2015 at 2:21 am

Autocorrect… peapod

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Donna September 3, 2015 at 8:26 pm

It looks like it would save a great deal of time

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Nataly Carbonell September 4, 2015 at 10:59 am

It’s be awesome to win and get groceries delivered to your door!

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Jill September 4, 2015 at 7:48 pm

I would love to win this!! I’m also thinking about trying peapod out!

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Lena September 4, 2015 at 10:43 pm

I’ve always wanted to try Peapod. I don’t know why I put myself through grocery shopping with four boys, four and under. At least once while shopping, I hear the words, “you’ve got your hands full!” Peapod might be just the thing I need to stay sane.

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Serge B September 5, 2015 at 9:58 pm

With my busy schedule I’d love to win a delivery by Peapod! I’d stock up on some basics and items for the week

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Lisa L September 6, 2015 at 10:18 am

I’ve never tried a grocery delivery service before & would love to!

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Dusty Schnur September 7, 2015 at 1:38 am

I want to win and shop using Peapod for my groceries!

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Emily L September 7, 2015 at 5:54 am

I just used peapod for the 3rd time ever last week. Love them! We are about to have a baby so it’s pretty much saving my life these past few weeks! :-)

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Gina G September 7, 2015 at 7:26 am

Peapod recently came to my area, and it sounds so much better than dragging my two kids with me to the grocery store!!!

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Kimberly J. September 7, 2015 at 8:04 am

This would be so helpful with our busy weekdays!

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Natalie September 7, 2015 at 8:27 am

I would love this ,would be nice to check off one more errand that I would have to go to

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janetfaye September 7, 2015 at 8:55 am

I would like to win and shop at Peapod!

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Sonja H September 7, 2015 at 9:06 am

I’d love to try this out!

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LynneMarie September 7, 2015 at 10:36 am

I would love to win this so I could have groceries delivered to my dad who is 92 years old.

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Amy Tebow September 7, 2015 at 10:38 am

I would love to win! Seems like a super idea!

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Chrissy R. September 7, 2015 at 11:23 am

I would love to win this and as I just had my first baby I’ve already been seriously considering trying peapod since it’s so much harder to get out now!

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Prasert September 7, 2015 at 11:37 am

With three kids, this would be a great timesaver

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Liza Vladyka September 7, 2015 at 12:51 pm

i live on a budget it would be nice to splurge on a few items

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cassie September 7, 2015 at 1:06 pm

we’d love to win and use peapod for our groceries! what a great idea for a busy couple

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Kimberly September 7, 2015 at 1:56 pm

I would love to win. Free groceries delivered!?! Awesome.

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amy craft September 7, 2015 at 2:11 pm

I would love this! With a full time job and a busy 8 year old I never have time! This would be perfect.

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sandy September 7, 2015 at 2:53 pm

awesome! This is a great idea with kids

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Kimberly Bauer September 7, 2015 at 3:36 pm

I would love to win!!! Peapod is so convenient.

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Michelle StPierre September 7, 2015 at 3:39 pm

I would love to try Peapod! I have major back issues and it is hard for me to carry in the packages. Good luck and thank you

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Kim September 7, 2015 at 3:59 pm

it sounds so convenient!!

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anne perry September 7, 2015 at 5:13 pm

Very interested.

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Jennifer Scheldberg September 7, 2015 at 5:20 pm

Seriously, grocery shopping makes me so crabby each week. The busy parking lots, crowds, chaos of carts. I would love this.

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Heather Julian September 7, 2015 at 5:28 pm

I love PeaPod! We recently used the service, it was so simple!

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Carla D. September 7, 2015 at 6:07 pm

I would love to try out Peapod’s service. Here’s hoping I win. *fingers crossed*

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Julie September 7, 2015 at 7:37 pm

this will save me a lot of time!

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Heidi Ingalls September 7, 2015 at 8:54 pm

This is a great service! I would be so happy to win!

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Alison Matalanis September 7, 2015 at 9:15 pm

I’d love to have some help with grocery shopping!

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Leela September 7, 2015 at 10:38 pm

I would love this for my family. I’ve been wanting to give them a try.

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Jessica September 7, 2015 at 10:42 pm

I would love to win this. With a 3 year old and a newborn going to the grocery store is a big event I would love to avoid.

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Angela Saver September 7, 2015 at 10:54 pm

I would love to win this & have groceries from Peapod delivered to my door! That would be soooo convenient!

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