How I save time and money by shopping for groceries using HyVee aisles online

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

By Polly Conner

(This post is sponsored by HyVee. Have no fear, opinions expressed are ALL mine. I wouldn’t lie to you.) 🙂 

The way busy parents grocery shop has changed quickly. It was only a few years ago that getting groceries delivered to your home was almost luxury service. Now, it’s almost expected! In fact, the stores that haven’t evolved to offering online ordering, pickup or delivery seem to be losing traction.

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 ailses 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. I can even pop into the dietitian’s office with any questions I have!

toddler boy on the front of a shopping cart

Despite all of the perks of stepping into a store, sometimes it’s just nice to have options. Whether your 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

1. Curb-Side Pickup (FREE!)

I love this option because unlike delivery services, 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.

It does take a bit of planning a head but can be a huge time saver in the long run.

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. This is the factor that’s a bit unpredictable. Sometimes every slot is available, and sometimes not. It really depends on the store and how many people are wanting curb-side pickup that day. You can almost ALWAYS find one for the next day though. (This is why I mentioned that it takes a bit of planning but with our menu plans, you can do it!) Here is a free printable menu planner to help!

Hy-Vee Delivery time slots

Last thing to do: show up! There is a designated, easy place to park for curb-side pickup. Simply pull in sometime during your designated time window and give them a ring to tell them you are there. A friendly staff member will roll your groceries right out and even put them in your car for you. BEST. DAY. EVER.

2) Hy-Vee Grocery Delivery

With 3 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!

Hy-Vee Aisles Online delivery van

Here are a few things that make Hy-Vee Grocery Deliver stand out from its competitors:

  1. Hy-Vee employees are picking out the food. These are people who 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 now 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!
  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.
Hy-Vee Aisles Online delivery van

Bonus: Use Instacart!

If you are an Instacart user, they will shop Hy-Vee for you! Want $20 off your first order through Instacart to use at your next Hy-Vee trip? Go through this link and use the code: P8AEC141F0

The Verdict

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 high quality ingredients and a money back guarantee if you’re not happy. Hy-Vee has all of that to offer and more.

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

Ready to shop? Hop over to HyVee Aisles Online and get shopping!

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15 replies
  1. 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.

  2. 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. ????

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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!