HEB Curbside is one of my latest favorite things. It allows you to shop for your groceries on your couch and pick them up at a time that works best for you. HEB Curbside is not a full-service delivery service, but in my opinion is almost just as good as having your groceries arrive at your doorstep and only marginally more expensive than shopping in store.
Here are the major pros:
- Not stepping a foot in the grocery store! You order everything from your computer.
- Selecting your pick-up time. I always choose a 30-minute time slot right after something I have to be out for. You could do this on Sundays after church, on the way home from work or after you drop your kids off at school.
- They load your groceries into your car for you. They also have always brought me out a water bottle and a cookie!
- If there is anything they can’t find that is on your list, they will pull a substitution and ask you upon loading your car if it is acceptable. If you decline, it will be taken off your bill.
- You can add notes to the items on your list. For example, if you want green bananas instead of the more ripe yellow ones, you can let that be known.
- You can create “save lists for later” in your account so you don’t have to re-select your staples each time.
- You are able to use HEB’s “yellow coupons” and filter by “items on sale”. You can also view the weekly ad. If you take the time, you can work your order around these discounted items.
- You will probably spend less overall by not throwing that delicious bakery item or extra bottle of wine into your basket!
- Not every HEB offers Curbside. You can check if your location participates here.
- There is a Personal Shopper fee of $4.95 and a 3% up charge on the groceries themselves.
- You cannot use HEB digital coupons.
Here’s a little more about how curbside works (straight from the source).
I have LOVED using this service, and have only chosen against it when I really only need to grab a thing or two. Especially having a little one, this has been so nice for me. Definitely worth the small fee. They have recently started full-service grocery delivery, too. You can read more about this service on their homepage as well.
I can’t compare this service to those of other grocery stores, (HEB loyalist over here), but I think any curbside service at any grocery store is worth the try!