The future is here, and Costco Grocery Delivery has now launched. If you're in the GTA or Southern Ontario, you can order from the Costco Website and get eligible products delivered directly to your doorstep in 2-days. While it's only available in a small area now, the service will eventually be rolled out to the rest of Ontario and Quebec.
If you're already a Costco member, this is a great addition to already great services provided by Costco. But sadly, grocery delivery is available only to Costco members. Membership starts at $60 a year, and it may be worth it just for the delivery service. You can make the most of your membership, you'll get the annual 2% reward if you have the Executive Membership, and 1% cash back if you're using the Capital One Mastercard available for Costco members only.
Eligible items include non-perishable foods, household supplies, and any product marked with 2-Day Delivery. This includes snacks and pantry items, personal care, office products, and every household products. You'll still have to schlepp to the grocery store for meats, dairy products, and fresh produce.
The delivery can only be made to one address, only on weekdays. To qualify for 2-Day Delivery, orders must be placed by noon local time Monday to Friday and are guaranteed to be delivered in two business days.
You can score free delivery if your order is over $75, which compares well to other grocery delivery services that charge anywhere from $2.50 to $9.99 for each delivery.
I know I'm contemplating getting a Costco membership just to take advantage of this service, but what do you think? Would you prefer Costco over your friendly neighbourhood Loblaws or No Frills?