The annual prompted me to assuredly try Kroger ClickList: The online acclimation annual started Sept. 29 at the Cave Spring Corners abundance in southwest Roanoke County.
This is the third Kroger in the Roanoke Valley to affection ClickList: The added two locations are Bonsack and the Kroger at Spartan Square off West Main Street in Salem.
I knew ClickList was accessible at my adjacency Kroger in Salem aback July, but there was one affair captivation me back: committing to a auto time. You accept to assets a one-hour window of time at atomic 24 hours in advance. My ancestors is a bit added ad-lib about groceries, so I kept procrastinating.
I assuredly committed already Cave Spring Corners abutting the added two locations.
After acclimation about $50 annual of advantage from the abundance of my laptop on Friday evening, I appointed auto at the Salem abundance amid 10 and 11 a.m. this accomplished Sunday morning.
This is what I admired about the experience:
1. You can try it chargeless for your aboriginal three orders.
I already had an online Kroger annual affiliated to my Kroger agenda — which is appropriate to use agenda coupons and to abutment your admired nonprofit with the Community Rewards affairs — so accepting started at www.kroger.com was adequately straightforward. The $4.95 annual allegation is waived for your aboriginal three orders, and there is no minimum acquirement required.
2. The online arcade was easy.
Because your Kroger agenda is affiliated to this online account, it remembers what you’ve bought on antecedent trips. The aboriginal awning shows big photos of my contempo purchases forth with auction items, which helped me alpha bushing my agenda arcade cart. You can accept from added than 40,000 items — including meat and beginning aftermath (and accomplish appropriate requests, like “pick blooming bananas”) — but I ashore with easier items, including arctic cafeteria entrees and yogurt. Note that you CANNOT buy alcohol, tobacco, pharmacy prescriptions or hot aliment through ClickList.
Another big heads-up: When you adjustment online, it’s accessible to see which items are on sale. But beware! The amount you pay is bent by the day you aces up and pay for your adjustment (not the day you shop). Kroger’s advertised specials run on a Wednesday through Tuesday schedule. So if you boutique online on a Monday night and aces up on Thursday, you pay the Thursday price.
3. You can change your adjustment up until midnight the day afore pickup.
I admired this part. As I mentioned before, committing to a auto time was the hardest allotment for me, as my husband’s assignment agenda can be capricious (and he does best of the Krogering). I had a day amid agreement my aboriginal adjustment (Friday evening) and acrimonious it up (Sunday morning), and I had no problems modifying my adjustment up until midnight Saturday. You will get an automated email acknowledging any changes.
For approaching orders, I will aces a time that fits into our rock-solid routines: Probably in the window of time amid the end of the assignment day and acrimonious up my babe from Grandma’s. I can assets that time aperture by starting with approved staples, and afresh add or decrease items as all-important until the night afore pick-up.
4. Cardboard coupons are welcome.
In accession to any agenda coupons loaded to your Kroger card, you can additionally use cardboard coupons at auto AND, if you were built-in in 1954 or earlier, the 5 percent chief aborigine abatement applies if you aces up your adjustment on Tuesdays, according to Allison McGee, backer for Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic Division.
5. You don’t accept to leave your car.
As the mother of a 3-year-old, this is the best admired account of ClickList. I collection up to the appointed ClickList breadth in advanced of the Salem abundance (where two non-ClickList barter were rudely anchored … C’mon, people) and alleged the buzz cardinal acquaint on the signs. Within two to three minutes, there was a affable “attendant” who approached my window. He let me apperceive there were a few substitutions to my order: They were out of the absolute broiled peanuts, so he brought unsalted. Also: They were out of a accurate cast of low-carb tortillas, would the cheaper cast be OK? Any substitutions are bagged separately, so they can bound decrease them from your order, and if any replacements amount added than your aboriginal selection, you will be answerable the lower price. I accustomed the substitutions and paid with a acclaim card. Note that alone debit or acclaim cards are adequate payments (don’t accompany cash, checks, allowance cards, WIC or SNAP).
The accessory alike loaded the advantage in the aback of the car!
I was abundantly afraid by this quick service: I collection up at 10:40 a.m. and was out of the parking lot by 10:50. We fabricated abiding to stop by Lake Spring Park (“the avoid pond”) on the way home.
This won’t alter all of our trips to the grocery abundance (I charge my red wine!), but it’s a accessible annual I’ll be abiding to use again.
Readers respond: Roanoke a ‘wasteland’ for plus-size shopping
“Thank you, acknowledge you for the cavalcade on plus-size shopping,” writes Sandra Kelly. “The Roanoke Valley has been a boscage in that respect.”
That appealing abundant sums up the acknowledgment I’ve been accepting to the Sept. 24 column, breadth I mentioned my adulation for Lane Bryant, the annual about Torrid advancing to Valley View Mall in November, and the admission of additional sizes at Gypsypalooza Too in city Roanoke.
But this aloof isn’t enough.
“Any time I appointment Richmond or Northern Virginia or alike Charlottesville, I accomplish a point of arcade for clothing,” emails Susan Dewberry. “They don’t assume to be abashed of their PS women like Roanoke.”
I feel your pain, ladies. I absolutely do. And I’m captivated both Sandra and Susan and added readers aggregate their admired places to acquisition plus-size fashion.
I’m audition the best acclaim for the accessible agents at Catherines abreast Valley View Mall, forth with online options: www.JJill.com (sizes 16W to 28W) and www.Talbots.com (12W to 24W, additional petites).
Morgan Morris writes: “I boutique at www.OldNavy.com (plus is online-only, but chargeless aircraft if it doesn’t fit or you are dissatisfied) and www.Talbots.com. I accept begin the Talbots [woman plus] breadth to be annual the cost, and if you hit them appropriate you can get some GREAT deals. I accept clothes from Talbots that accept lasted MUCH best than some of the able clothes I accept bought at Macy’s or Lane Bryant.”
“I am in my backward 50s, and I adopt a classic, business accidental attending for work,” writes Dewberry, who brand to boutique in bigger cities. “Our bounded Macy’s comes abutting to what I like, but alike they accept a actual poor alternative locally. I do best of my arcade online at Talbots, Jones New York, Dillard’s, Macy’s, and a few others, but I am added annoyed with their offerings. J.Jill includes additional sizes in their absolute band of clothing, and I like their accidental linens and knits.”
Kelly (yes, the above Roanoke Times editor/writer) additionally brand the “beautiful clothing” at www.JJill.com, the appropriate plus-size archive accessible from Lands’ End, and the “respectable collection” at Belk at Valley View Mall.
While Roanoke doesn’t accept a assignment boutique alone for additional sizes, I did apprehend from readers who admired the alternative at the two Consigning Women locations in southwest Roanoke County and Hollins, as able-bodied as Gently Worn on Apperson Drive in Salem.
Another clairvoyant angled me off to www.resellxl.com, a plus-size artist assignment website based in the Washington, D.C., area.
Find chief aborigine discounts with Sciddy
The makers of Sciddy, a smartphone app, accomplished out to me afterwards I asked readers for tips about the best chief aborigine discounts in Roanoke.
Once you download the chargeless Apple or Android app and acquiesce Sciddy admission to your location, you will see a account (or map) of the chief aborigine discounts about you. With the exceptional adaptation ($7.99 per year), Sciddy will accelerate you automated alerts. You can analysis the alerts for chargeless for 30 days.
Look for added about Sciddy and my tips for chief aborigine restaurant accumulation in Timeless, the appropriate breadth advancing in Sunday’s newspaper.
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