Here’s a Genius Way to Get Cheap Flowers & Gifts Delivered in Two Hours or Less!

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Send affordable grocery store flowers (and even chocolates) to a loved one with grocery delivery! 

woman holding grocery door flowers and chocolates in front of door with instacart delivery

Grocery delivery continues to change the game. 🛒💐

In a pinch for stunning flowers and need same-day delivery? I’m sharing this genius flower delivery hack so you can send grocery store flowers same-day on a dime, especially when compared to the cost of national flower delivery.

Use a grocery delivery service like Instacart to send affordable flowers to loved ones last-minute!

Even better, now through May 8th (or while supplies last), Instacart is helping you deliver Mother’s Day gifts to mom in as fast as one hour with free delivery on your first order of $10 or more! 🤩

close up of white bouquet of grocery store flowers with box of chocolates from instacart delivery

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, we’ve been talking about the best flower delivery services available.

It wasn’t until two Hip readers recently shared their experience ordering grocery store flowers through Instacart that we realized this is the most genius shopping hack!

Here’s what our Hip readers said about their Instacart flower delivery experiences:

fresh Costco Flowers in vase

“I used Instacart to deliver some birthday treats from Kroger to my grandmother who lives in another state. I just asked them to pick up a pretty birthday bouquet and even with a big tip, it was SO much cheaper. My grandma loved it!”

“I used Instacart to order flowers from Costco to send to my sister. I asked the shopper on my notes to message me a picture of the color selection available so I could let them know my preference. It worked great! My sister was happy with the roses and she’s even growing her own out of the same bouquet!”


roses and chocolates being delivered to home from Instacart

Collin loved this frugal idea so much that she couldn’t wait to give it a try while her mom was in town visiting. 😍 #daughtergoals

For JUST over $35 (+ tip), she was able to get two dozen white roses and a HUGE box of Ferrero Rocher chocolates delivered to her door! She also mentioned that the two dozen roses without the chocolate were just over $20, which seems like such a great price for THAT many roses. This was from her local Costco so prices and availability could change based on your area.

Aside from the frugalness Instacart flower delivery already provides, the other major perk is your flowers can be delivered on the SAME DAY along with any available treats you may want to add to your order! 😱 Talk about a major game-changer! In fact, national flower delivery sites can’t even come close to getting this frugal or convenient. 👏🏻

woman holding sunflower grocery store flower bouquet from trader joe's

If that’s not enough to sway you into giving grocery delivery a try, it’s also worth pointing out just how incredible this is for all the procrastinators out there. 🙌🏻

Luckily, with Instacart you can get a bouquet of grocery store flowers delivered to your loved one TODAY!

bouquets of colorful farm fresh flowers in farmers market stand

Depending on your area, you’ll also have a surplus of options at your fingertips.

When testing this ourselves, we found the easiest way to get a bouquet your recipient will love is to ask for a picture of inventory when placing your Instacart flower delivery order.

New to grocery delivery and Instacart? I’m sharing everything you need to know below before you place your order:

Instacart shopper in store

Instacart partners with more than 750 beloved national, regional, and local retailers so you can shop with confidence and know you’ll get an amazing bouquet for cheap!

Typically, your delivery fee will depend on the size of your order and the delivery time that you choose. However, you can score FREE delivery until May 8th as a new customer or you may be able to get FREE delivery just by purchasing qualifying items at select stores… all the more reason to add some chocolate or a special treat to your order. 😉

With Instacart Express, there is never a delivery fee on all orders over $35.

green bags full of groceries

Instacart Express is a membership option for customers who want to use Instacart regularly. With a small monthly fee or one-time yearly fee, you can enjoy unlimited free deliveries on all orders over $35.

Instacart Express members also enjoy the following exclusive benefits on every order:

  • $0 delivery fees on orders of $35 or more (typically $3.99-$7.99 for non-Express)
  • Reduced service fees (typically 5% for non-Express)
  • No busy pricing fees during peak delivery hours
  • Shop at a variety of stores with free delivery on the entire order
  • No pickup or service fees for pick up orders

Unsure if your recipient will be home for your Instacart flower delivery?

woman holding colorful bouquet of flowers

Instacart now offers contactless delivery. So now customers can authorize a shopper to leave their order in a designated location instead of scheduling a traditional face-to-face delivery.

Learn more about Instacart delivery services!

Check out these other grocery delivery services.

About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger and photographer with 8+ years of experience having work featured in various building, travel, and fashion publications, most notably Bassett Furniture and Fossil.

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Comments 13

  1. Traci Gottlieb

    Please remember to tip your instacart shopper! We are independent contractors and are only paid $7 before your tip. We use our own vehicles/gas for delivery. Happy Mothers Day! 🤍

  2. emybird

    I’ve done this with Instacart for a couple years – it’s always SO much cheaper to get flowers delivered from the grocery store, plus you can always add in a favorite treat or snack. My out of town relatives love it !

  3. Susan

    I do this often – and for get well (soup and ice cream LOL) or new moms or birthdays … it’s such a great and easy way to order something

  4. Mskwin

    My advice would be don’t wait until the last minute… busier areas they stop taking orders if it gets too busy

  5. Chantel

    This is a good idea. I signed up for a trial of the instacart membership just to save a little extra from that $50 off same(it basically paid for the tip). I was going to cancel but I may keep it just for the savings in flower delivery. Typically costs $50-$75 yo have flowers delivered, so this would really pay for itself.

  6. Vishnu

    I have had a bad experience with this. I sent client flowers and they turned out to be wilted and just made me look bad. So just be aware, who you send it to. I feel it’s very expensive overall, since they charge you a yearly fee, then an additional service fee, a fuel surcharge and then tip. Not cheap.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Thank you for telling us about your experience, Vishnu! I’m sorry that happened and appreciate the feedback.🥰

    • leary

      that’s what I was wondering about! My niece said if she’s in a bad mood she will purposely pick out small / wilted produce. After I heard that it made me leary of buying anything not in a package from online shopping!

  7. Kris

    I’ve done this a few times in the past year and have had good experiences for the most part. During lockdowns especially, we used it to let family know we were thinking of them around what would’ve been a time of gathering for us. That said, make sure you list alternatives for your preferred items because they often can’t get the exact thing!

  8. Michelle

    Uhhh, genius!

  9. J davis

    Trying this tonight ! for about $50 I’m sending my mom wine , chocolates , flowers, plus a candle and a facial mask! Tipping big and hoping for success lol

    Thx for the idea 💡

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Sweet! Sure hope she loves it, J davis!💖💞

  10. Aimee

    How do you insure that the recipient know it is from you when it gets delivered with no card?

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