Confession: When I first gave birth to Chase, I was overwhelmed by the possibility of grocery shopping and running errands with a new baby. I began researching local grocery pick-up and delivery services to utilize and figured that unless we planned all of our errands and grocery trips on the weekend when Ryan was off work, a pick-up service would be the only way I could possibly handle shopping for the food and weekly necessities I might need with a newborn baby in the mix. (Looking back, I clearly had “first time mom” written all over me, right!?)
I was obviously overwhelmed and started to wonder how people handled shopping with a newborn. Do you hold your baby? Wrap them up in a baby carrier? Bring in the car seat? How does this work!?
I went the car seat route for a couple of months and placed the whole car seat into the grocery cart, surrounding Chase with bread, eggs, vegetables, fruit and other groceries more times than I can count.
There were a handful of times I had to lug the heavy car seat into the grocery store or a convenience store for one or two things I absolutely needed and that was such a pain. I didn’t want to pay the $5 fee that our local grocery store charged for curbside delivery when I was only picking up a couple of things, so off we went, giant car seat in tow.
A month or so ago, I got an email from my friends at CVS informing me about their new CVS Curbside Pickup service launching in Atlanta, San Francisco and Charlotte. What immediately caught my attention was that the curbside pickup service is absolutely FREE. There are no minimums, no up charges and no fees whatsoever. HECK YES!
Since we live less than two miles from CVS, I pop into our local CVS regularly for odds and ends like razors, nail polish remover, healthy snacks, birthday cards, makeup, etc. After testing out CVS Curbside Pickup one time, I became an instant fan and have used it a handful of times since and am continually impressed. It’s so handy for me since loading and unloading a baby isn’t exactly a fast process, so anything that lets me pick up something without getting out of my car (and unloading Chase) is a serious WIN. (I am still waiting for all Starbucks’ to have drive-through options, but a girl can dream…)
To use CVS Curbside Pickup, you simply select the items you need from thousands of non-prescription items through either the CVS app or website and pick them up at CVS within an hour. The coolest part of the pick up service to me was the location tracking that you can turn on to notify CVS that you are arriving, so they walk out within seconds with your order. (I have never waited more than 30 seconds for my order!)
The service saved us a handful of times and the convenience cannot be beat. Ryan and I have placed CVS Curbside Pickup orders from our boat on the lake so we could quickly pick up items we needed on our way home with Sadie in the car. I used the service last Friday night to pick up one item – a poster board for less than $2 – that I needed for Laurel’s birthday surprise on Saturday. There have been a few times when I’ve placed a CVS Curbside Pickup order right before I leave for the gym so I can quickly swing by and have it delivered to my car on our way home, less than an hour later. (I have legitimately ordered a jar of peanut butter to have brought out to me. Can’t stop, won’t stop.)
I think my friends in the Atlanta, San Francisco and Charlotte areas will love this service as much as I do and I’m happy to be able to share a $10 promo code and giveaway with you guys today!
CVS $10 Off Promo Code
All PBF readers who live in the Charlotte, San Francisco or Atlanta area can use the code 10CVSCURBSIDE to receive $10 off your first curbside pickup order, no minimum purchase required!
Please note this code can only be used within the CVS Curbside Pickup service feature within the CVS Pharmacy app and expires August 7, 2016.
CVS Gift Card Giveaway
CVS is also offering THREE PBF readers the chance to win a $50 CVS gift card!
To enter this giveaway, once you redeem the $10 promo code above and try out the service, please comment below, telling me what item or items you ordered or what you think you might order next time you use the new CVS Curbside Pickup.
Maybe you just ran out of toothpaste or your snack drawer at work could use some refreshing? Perhaps you need some nail polish remover, a razor or face wash? Let me know! I will randomly select three giveaway winners on Friday, August 5 so you have plenty of time to try out the service.
Disclosure: I’m proud to be working with CVS Pharmacy to help spread the word about CVS Curbside Pickup. All opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers.