Up to $30 Off Instacart Grocery Order + Free Delivery for New Customers

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In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Instacart has a HOT deal you can’t miss! 

Through November 28th, Instacart is helping families save on your next grocery delivery with exclusive promo codes on their service! First time customers can score up to $30 off their order AND free delivery! 🙌🏼

If you’ve been considering trying out a grocery delivery service, Instacart makes the process super simple. Place your order right online or in their free app, and let Instacart do the rest by connecting you with Personal Shoppers in your area who shop for and deliver your groceries from your favorite local stores.

Create an account and save BIG on your first order:

woman holding Instacart grocery bag

New customers should also see an offer for free delivery on their first order! Once signed up, you may also see a banner at the top of the page for free delivery on your next THREE ordersawesome!

Keep in mind you’ll have to place your first order within 12 hours to score free delivery on three orders.

Hip Tip: Don’t think you’ll need groceries before this promotion ends on 11/28? Head to your account and under “Apply discounts to your account,” enter these promo codes so you can use them through November 30th!

Instacart app

Like buying organic groceries? Instacart partners with leading retailers of natural and organic foods (like Sprouts, Natural Grocers, etc.) so you can conveniently get organic groceries delivered to your door!

And guess what? If you want to stock up the break room at work without leaving the office, you can even shop for office supplies or snacks without leaving your desk!

Hip team member, Nicole, has been using Instacart for years!

I’ve been using Instacart weekly since before the start of the pandemic. I love that they let me shop at one of my favorite local stores – ALDI! I get most of the same great deals I would get in-store. I’ve had some awesome personal shoppers too. Most will let you know via chat when the store is out of something and offer replacements or a refund in real-time! 

grocery services — instacart shopper holding bag of groceries

Our readers are fans of Instacart, too!

I love Instacart! I have been a customer for years! I save my time and $$! No impulse buying! And Food Lion charges the same as in-store purchases. I started doing this because I didn’t want to spend my free time at the grocery store and even more now due to Covid. I love how Instacart credits you if something isn’t quite right.


Still have questions? Here are a few FAQ’s:

Instacart shopper on dairy aisle

How much is delivery for Instacart?

The delivery fee depends on the size of your order and the delivery time that you choose. However, you may be able to get free delivery just by purchasing qualifying items at select stores. Also, with Instacart Express (read more about this below), there is no delivery fee on all orders over $35 (service fees may still apply).


What is Instacart Express?

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

Instacart shopping bag

What is Instacart Pickup?

Want to pick up your groceries instead? Instacart Pickup allows you to order online, set a pickup time, and collect your order at participating stores (such as ALDI, Cub Foods, Food Lion, Price Chopper, Publix, Sprouts, Tops Friendly Markets, and Wegmans) in select locations. Depending on the store, you may be able to pick up your order inside or wait while they bring it out to your car.

To place an order for pickup, just shop your order in the Instacart app and select a time to come to the store to collect it. When your order is ready for pickup, Instacart will send you a notification on your phone along with directions for how to retrieve your order. Any item available for delivery is also available for pickup.


man holding a small child lookinginto a instacart shopping bag

Does Instacart honor in-store sales?

Instacart does not honor in-store discounts, but they do offer exclusive Instacart Coupons for select items. Instacart Coupons are manufacturer’s coupons that apply automatically to qualifying products at checkout to help you save money on the products you love!

Plus, there are sales and promotions available on Instacart that may not be available in-store – so be sure to keep your eyes peeled while selecting your items!


Do I need to be home at the time of delivery?

No! 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. Keep in mind that orders containing alcohol require the I.D. and signature of someone 21 or older, and cannot be left unattended


Do Instacart shoppers accept tips?

Shoppers appreciate tips as a way of recognizing excellent service and 100% of your tip goes directly to the shopper delivering your order. By default, a 5% tip is suggested at checkout, but tips are optional and the default tip may be adjusted at checkout or when rating an order after delivery. You can add and change a tip amount up to three days after your delivery is complete.


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Eden earned a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications with a focus in Journalism from Bloomsburg University. She has over a decade experience blogging and has been published in two online magazines.


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Comments 9

  1. lisamariegouge-leaman

    I’m an Instacart shopper and long time follower of this site I’m dropping a note to remind you awesome readers to be awesome instacart customers and remember that it is a service industry and to tip 15% – 20% of what the original bill ought to have been. You respect the time of your shopper by tipping well goes a long way AND you will get better shoppers😊. The best shoppers get offered each delivery job first and won’t take low or no tip orders. You will get a more inexperienced shopper if you leave a low tip. Oh and if you put replacement options and COMMUNICATE well with your shopper you will have a much better experience getting all your items 😀

    • Lana

      This is exactly why I stopped using Instacart for my elderly Mother. She got rotten produce and smashed food in every order and she did tip well. You should not have to be bribed for good service. Once the pandemic is over there won’t be any need for this bad service.

      • lisamariegouge-leaman

        Oh I’m so terribly sorry your mom got that kind of service that makes me sad.

  2. Diana

    How does Instacart compare with Shipt? I currently have a membership with Shipt.

  3. sheetal

    So go through Instacart and they leave your groceries at the store and you pick up? I have never seen a pick up area at my sprouts

    • Pattywhack

      There are marked parking spots in front of my Sprouts store just for pickups.

  4. Newbie

    Can you tip the shopper with cash?

    • Carolina

      Yes! I loved cash tips when I was an Instacart Shopper. They were rare and very appreciated.

  5. Jodi Williams Knaak

    Don’t forget to tip your shipper/driver! They are using their own car and gas…

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