If you are self-employed, run a small business or have a side hustle, a Costco membership will save you lots of money. It’s no secret–we’ve written previously about how Costco memberships are one of the greatest financial tools around.
With that said, Costco is now offering two additional resources that can help independent entrepreneurs save both time and money.
Costco is now offering free two-day delivery for non-perishable groceries inside the continental United States, and same-day delivery for groceries in major metropolitan areas via Instacart.
Yes, Costco now delivers food.
Costco Grocery Delivery Online: The Instacart Option
You can order food and drinks through Costco even if you aren’t a member.
Instacart is a popular grocery-delivery service which partners with many major chains like Whole Foods, Food Lion, and Costco.
Anyone can order food, home supplies and other items from Costco through Instacart–even if you don’t have a Costco membership.
However, Instacart charges more per-item for home delivery than you’d pay inside a Costco store, and often charges a delivery fee as well.
In many cases, though, ordering Costco from Instacart is still cheaper than going to a regular supermarket. And the money you’re paying means you don’t have to stand in a long Costco line or navigate a crowded parking lot–which many people might be excited about!
Costco Grocery Delivery Online: The Costco.com Option
In 2017, Costco introduced free grocery delivery through Costco.com for Costco members. If you are a Costco member, you can order non-perishable items (basically, anything that isn’t fresh produce or refrigerated or frozen) through Costco.com with free two-day delivery for purchases over $75.
While Costco’s online shopping portal is a bit complicated to use, the savings are worth it. If you’re looking to buy essentials like bottled water, snacks, disposable cutlery, or sundries, it’s a great deal.
Costco Grocery Delivery Online: Other Resources
The Costco Experience: An Unofficial Survivor’s Guide (Larry N. Gersten)
Motherhood Martyrdom & Costco Runs (Whitney Dineen)
Costco Membership Cost Increasing: Tips & Strategies (Almost Millions)
Costco Grocery (Costco)