ClickList Amazingness

This post is sponsored by Kroger. 

 

I am sneaking one more post into 2016 because this is big. big. big news.

In fact, I dare say this is my most life-changing post of the year! No, it definitely is.

My local Kroger has rolled out their ClickList program, and it {clap} is {clap} AMAZING. {full applause. standing ovation. possible shedding of a tear.}

Y’all. Seriously. I cannot even tell you how happy this makes me.

If you haven’t heard of Kroger ClickList, allow me to explain. You can order your groceries online, select a pickup time, and then have them delivered straight to your car. The end result: 1) you save tons of time, 2) you are less tempted to make impulse junk food purchases, and for those of us with children, 3) you don’t have to get a baby in and out of a car seat. Actually there are a million advantages to ClickList, but those are my biggest three.  

This fall, I got a lot better about planning meals for the entire week on Saturday or Sunday. (My friend Meghan actually started sharing her weekly meal list with me too after I begged her! So sometimes I would make my own, or use part of hers.) Then I would spend Sunday afternoons at Kroger, getting everything I needed for the entire week. It was nice because I was never scrambling at the last minute to figure out what to cook for dinner, and we always had healthy and fresh breakfast/lunch options ready to go.  Because it is so much easier to go to the grocery store without William, I would always go after I laid him down for a nap. Charles could watch NFL, William could nap, and I could knock out the groceries for the week. The downside of course, is that I was having no time to relax on Sunday or get anything else done. Typically by the time I got everything home and unloaded, William was already waking up. Also, then in November and December, everything started to get really crazy with house renovations, traveling to California, and the holidays, so my routine quickly fizzled out. Often times I would just have to swing into Kroger with William last minute when we were out of something. (Side note: he has an obsession with their children carts that have steering wheels, which is quite handy while I’m shopping, not so handy when it’s time to get out! Twice now, he has pitched a full blown fit when I had to take him out!) 

So if you made it through that whole paragraph, you see why I’m SO pumped about ClickList. When I saw the sign that it was coming to my location, I started asking the sales associates every time I was checking out when it would launch! (Legit, could not wait!) I’ll confess, I stalked them a little bit, even calling one time asking the launch date again because I could not remember. Yep, I’m officially that person.

When it was officially available, I quickly went to fill up my cart online. I figured I would probably have to type in each individual item I wanted, like “bananas,” and then add them to my cart, then search for the next thing. Nope. All my recent purchases were already loaded on the main page. No clicking all over the website looking for things. Just a few easy tap, tap, taps, to add all our essentials to the cart.  If you already have a Kroger plus card (we’ve used ours for years) then your account online knows everything you frequently buy. William’s favorite yogurt? Yep, right there – add to cart. My Dunkin k-cups? They’re on sale! Yep – add to cart. Ummm… so easy. 

The first time I used ClickList, I filled everything in the cart one evening before bed, and then Charles actually did the pickup because he was already going to be in that area the next day. So literally, I spent a few minutes selecting what we need online, and then next day Charles spent a few extra minutes pulling into the Kroger parking lot on his way home, and then boom, we have groceries for the entire week. 

Yes. This is what I’m talking about! 

The second time I used ClickList was pretty similar, except William and I went to pick it up together. We were both actually really under the weather with a cold, and it was freezing outside. I had filled up my cart the night before (from my bed, in pjs mind you). I added extra things like gatorade and cough medicine for us sicklies. Then the next morning, we were to arrive between 8am – 9am to pick up. We got there, pulled into a “ClickList” parking spot, and called the phone number listed on our spot. Within minutes, my trunk was full of our weekly groceries, and William got to stay warm and cozy in his carseat. I even took the liberty of driving through Starbucks on the way home to get a latte (“for my sore throat”) since I knew everything had just been pulled straight from the freezer or fridge. It hadn’t just been wheeled around in a cart for the past 30 minutes. 

Along with the rest of America, I have big plans of getting super organized with my health and nutrition goals in 2017.  I think ClickList will be the perfect way to help me stay on track with these goals. My plan is to come up with a seasonal menu that I rotate out every other week. Right now in winter it will include some healthy soups, crock pot recipes, and similar items that I can prep on Sundays, and then whip up quickly during the week. If you’d like me to share some of those recipes let me know! 

For my local Macon friends, make sure to visit the Kroger located at 220 Tom Hill Sr Blvd. This is the only location offering ClickList at this time. 

 

I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know if you’ve tried out Kroger ClickList and tell me what you think! 

 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kroger. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

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  1. Lizzy
    January 1, 2017 / 1:49 pm

    I want to do this!! This sounds fun! I need to check out where in Warner Robins they do this! Thanks TSB!

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