2 Easy Ways to Get Hy-Vee Groceries Without Stepping into the Store

By Polly Conner
September 11, 2020

Online shopping is the future. Since someone else will be doing the hands-on shopping for you, it’s important to shop from a place that has a user-friendly system, high quality products, and a money back guarantee, in case you’re not happy. Hy-Vee’s Aisles Online has all of that to offer and more.

This post is created in partnership with Hy-Vee (Columbia). Have no fear, opinions expressed are ALL mine.

The way busy parents, actually ALL of us, grocery shop has changed rapidly. It was only a few years ago that getting groceries delivered to your home was a luxury service. Now, it’s almost expected!

Truth be told, I don’t mind going into a grocery store.

I like to see and touch the produce I’m buying, survey the new products and some of my favorite local items, and peruse the aisles for new meal ideas. If I have a kid with me, using one of these 8 Hy-Vee Hacks Every Parent Should Know, makes the trip even easier.

Despite all of the perks of stepping into a store, sometimes it’s just nice to have options. Whether you’re time-strapped, have a sick kiddo, or just don’t feel like getting out of your car, Hy-Vee has all sorts of ways for you to get groceries without even stepping into the door.

2 Ways to Shop at Hy-Vee Without Even Stepping in the Door

Option #1: Hy-Vee Grocery Pick-up (FREE!)

I love this option because it’s FREE (for any order over $30) and non-commital. No membership. No monthly fees. You can do it 1 or 100 times, and it’ll be free every time with an order over $30. They also have an option for pickup within 2 hours for $9.95 if you’re in a pinch and need something asap!

Here’s how I’ve found it works best for me.

After menu planning for the week, I create my grocery list and hop onto the Hy-Vee website. Pssst… when shopping online, you can easily scout out the sales and lowest prices! Just another perk worth mentioning.

After putting all of the items on my list in my shopping cart, I select a time to pick them up. Or, better yet, I select a time that my husband can grab them on his way home from work. 🙂

They have so many time slots that there’s almost always something available that same day or within 24 hours.

Hy-Vee Delivery time slots

Last thing to do: show up!

There is a reserved, easy area to park for curb-side pickup.

Simply pull in sometime during your designated time window. Give them a ring to tell them you are there (the phone number is on the sign in front of your parking space). A friendly staff member will roll your groceries right out and even put them in your car for you.

That’s all you have to do.


Option #2: Hy-Vee Grocery Delivery

With three high-energy kids, going to the store is WORK. It feels like I come home running low on patience but with plenty of items that weren’t on my list. When they were younger, even picking up groceries had to be properly timed between naps or other necessary errands.

And then there are those days where someone is sick. Leaving the house isn’t an option but the pantry staples are running thin.

The solution: Grocery Delivery!

What makes Aisles Online Grocery Delivery stand out from its competitors?

  1. Hy-Vee employees are picking out the food. These personal shoppers know their store and the food in it. This is especially important when it comes to produce!
  2. You can create a shopping list of frequently purchased items. This is a huge time saver!
  3. Money back guarantee if the item is not what you expected. If you’re not happy with something that came in your delivery, a quick call to the store will make it right! I’ve personally done this and had no problems getting a refund.
  4. Hy-Vee has many household items. You aren’t limited to ordering groceries through Aisles Online. You can also grab many household items like paper products, laundry detergent, sunscreen, over the counter meds, band-aids and even stamps! This a great time to scan the sales and stock up.

About Aisles Online Membership

If you’re a regular Hy-Vee shopper and love the idea of regular grocery delivery, becoming an Aisles Online member is a great solution. Here are some of the common questions and answers about a membership.

Membership Q&A

Q: What is the new Aisles Online membership plan?
A: For just $99 annually, Aisles Online customers will receive free same-day standard delivery. Customers can enjoy unlimited free standard deliveries with a minimum $30 purchase.

Q: What are the benefits of a membership?
A: For customers who plan to have their groceries delivered, a membership will give you unlimited free standard delivery for an entire year. Additionally, members will also receive half-off Express Delivery!

Q: What if I don’t have a membership?
A: For non-members, a $9.95 delivery fee will be added for standard delivery. For customers in a rush, they also offer Express Delivery for delivery within 2-3 hours for $19.90.

Q: How do I purchase a membership?
A: Just visit www.hy-vee.com/membership for more details about the new program and to sign up. If you have questions on the program, contact the Hy-Vee Customer Care team at [email protected] or (800) 772-4098.

Q: Can I pay for my Aisles Online order with my SNAP/EBT benefits?
A: Yes, we now accept SNAP/EBT card payment for curbside pickup orders at select locations. To use your SNAP/EBT benefits, choose the SNAP/EBT card option when selecting your payment method during checkout. This will allow you to pay for your order at time of pickup using your SNAP/EBT card.

The Verdict

Since someone else will be doing the hands-on shopping for you in the future, it’s important to shop from a store you can trust. Hy-Vee has the system, the staff, the products, and the money-back guarantee that make Aisles Online the best place for grocery pick-up or delivery.

Still have more questions? Swing by their FAQ page to get some of the nitty-gritty details.

Give it a try! We think you’ll love the ease of it all and time you save with Aisles Online…

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18 replies
  1. Teresa says:

    I received a membership for Christmas. I used the delivery option at one of 2 stores in my city. They did not inform me that many items were out of stock until right before delivery. I gave them another chance at store no. 2. The same thing happened. What is the point if you can’t get what you need and you still have to get in the car and go shopping for the out of stock items?

  2. Amy Robinson says:

    I will maybe try to go back to Hy-Vee again then.. They really upset me the last time I tried placing my order with part snap and other half credit card. I’m disabled an can’t walk so I have someone pick my groceries up for me. Maybe by now they have resolved the issue an figured out how to do Snap account here in Lincoln, Nebraska North store locations!!The manager was extremely rude an gave me some ridiculous reason why they couldn’t accept snap account online orders. How they couldn’t prove who people were placing the orders an that was his reasoning why they couldn’t do snap orders online. So I haven’t been back since. Even though they are directly behind my home I still go a next door to Sam’s club!

  3. Sandra says:

    Will Hy-Vee ever do UPS or FedEx for people that don’t have a Hy-Vee store near them, like Walmart & Target?

    • Rachel Tiemeyer says:

      I don’t know, Sandra. I think they will likely just use their own Aisles Online and other local delivery services like Instacart to help in their local area. We are waiting for more information from them about changes they are making.

  4. Gisele says:

    Thanks for the tip ! I absolutely love this service. The food is at it should be the milk is cold, the ice cream is frozen. All and all its my new way of shopping for groceries. ????

  5. Tasha says:

    Hi! Can you tell me what you generally tip a hyvee delivery driver? I have scoured the web and asked friends but I am just not finding any good “rule” for what to tip for grocery delivery. It seems that I am tipping several dollars more than many of my friends are… but how do I know what’s appropriate?! Help!

    • Rachel says:

      This is a good question. I actually talked to the Hy-Vee manager and he said that their company policy is “no tips.” So just know that it’s not expected, first of all. Secondly, I think Polly and I usually tip $3-5. Hope that helps!

  6. Steve Clark says:

    I have been ordering from Hyvee for about 2 yrs now and its a life saver. I tell people about it all of time. Im Disabled and this service is a wonderful help. Its extra helpful on bad weather days since it can be even more dangerous for me to walk with one good leg. Thank you Hyvee for the amazing site, selection, and service.

  7. Heather says:

    I just wanted to say thank you for sharing this! After reading your blog and review of the process, I tried it out myself this weekend. I picked it up rather than delivering just because of our schedule, but it was so lovely not to drag everyone inside to get all of our groceries! We were able to go take a nice nature walk on a trail to enjoy the beautiful weather instead…much more relaxing for sure. Overall it worked well and this is something I will definitely be taking advantage of again! Thank you!

  8. Liz says:

    Great video, Polly! Wish we had a HyVee near us! We do have stores near us that offer online shopping and delivery, and I’ve definitely been tempted to try it but skeptical. It’s reassuring to know that they got your order right, It was on time, and the overall experience has been so positive for you. I’m going to give it a try! Thanks!

  9. Corrine Pulvermacher says:

    Just visited your new store in New Hope, Mn. last Saturday, with my daughter. Wow! I was not expecting such a beautiful store. Fantastic selection and very friendly employees. I will certainly be a regular customer. Congratulations and best wishes for much success as you continue to expand in the cities. Everyone is talking about you!