Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this review in any way. I just think it’s a really cool place that I will use frequently. I did get a tour of the facility so I could take pictures and tell you about it.
A few weeks ago I caught a small blurb in the paper that an online grocery had opened just a few miles from my house. I immediately found the story online and shared it with all my Facebook friends.
THIS IS A MOM’S DREAM! I wrote.
Grocery shopping with one kiddo is totally doable. Grocery shopping with two kids is marginal. Grocery shopping with (my) three kids is 100% impossible. Baby C is trying to hurl himself out of the cart. Carter is stockpiling the Lucky Charms underneath so I can’t see them while simultaneously opening 15 packages of gum. Kate, while older and wiser, complains if we take more than three minutes for the whole shopping trip. I never get everything I need and I always get a million things I don’t need.
Online grocery shopping? Drive-thru pick up? Yes, please.
I got a chance to check out Zoomin’ last week. I’ve never experienced a grocery store where you don’t actually walk in and shop, so I wondered how it worked. It’s actually pretty cool.
You do your shopping online using simple and user-friendly interface. Add it all to your cart — from baby food to basil, from lotion to lettuce — it’s all there. Then you select when you’d like to pick your order up. Need it in an hour? No problem. Need it next week? Fine.
And packages it all together for you, right before you need it. They do one final quality check before you arrive, making sure your produce looks good etc.
And it’s that simple. There are no extra charges. The prices are similar to grocery stores around town — they are not inflated. And they’re always open to product requests. One of the gals I shopped with requested a specific kind of yogurt and the owner agreed to order it and try it out.
Zoomin’ is a local business, extremely vested in customer satisfaction — they really want you to be happy. And on that note, they’re offering one of you a $100 shopping spree to try them out. Anytime! (You need to live in or near the Kansas City area to be able to use this.)
To win the $100 shopping trip, leave a comment below telling me whether you’ve ever shopped for groceries online. If not, what’s your biggest question/concern/hang-up about it?
One comment per email address. All entries must be in by Wednesday, June 4 at 11:59pm cdt. I’ll randomly draw a winner and announce on Thursday, June 5! Good Luck!