How Frys Pickup (formally Click List) Saves Me Money

I used Kroger and Fry's Click List and found it saved me a bunch of money!

So I will admit, my wife is the one who started using Frys Pickup after much push back from me. If you’re not familiar with Frys Pickup, it is a program that Fry’s Food and Drug (Kroger) started at their retail stores. In essence, you go online and place items into your virtual shopping cart that are found in store. You pay for the items online and schedule a time to pick up your groceries. When you arrive at the store, you park in the back and someone comes out with all your selected items and puts them in the rear of your vehicle for you. You don’t even need to get out of your car! They bring the receipt to the front window and usually give you manufacturer coupons for your next visit.

What’s the catch? Well, the first three orders are free, all orders thereafter charge a fee of $4.95 per visit. That $4.95 fee was enough for me to tell my wife this was a terrible idea. Luckily, my wife usually knows better than me and she showed me that the benefits of this service far outweighed the $4.95 fee.

Cons

Before I had time to think about it, all I cared about was that $4.95 fee. Why am I going to pay $4.95 more than what the overpriced groceries cost in the first place? In reality, the only negative I could think of was that fee.

Pros

When I go to the store, I usually have a list. I also do a pretty good job at sticking to that list – unless I’m hungry. We all know what a terrible mistake it is to go shopping when you’re hungry. Well, even with my list – I normally end up with at least one extra item in my cart. An item that more than likely costs more than $4.95… if you see where I’m going with this…

  • Why Frys Pickup Saves Me Money

When you use Frys Pickup, the total for your order is right there on the front screen as you add items to your cart. You can also shop for digital coupons to add to your order. As you add items, that total goes up right in front of your eyes. This feature is a constant reminder to me of how much I’m spending and can make me second guess purchases that I don’t really need to make. It also protects me from those last minute items I grab while I stand in line for the register. This alone saves me more than $4.95.

  • The TRUE VALUE Of Frys Pickup

The number one reason the $4.95 is worth it? It’s probably painfully obvious to you if you’re not as cheap as me. The number one reason is the time/stress/frustration you save from not having to push your cart down those crowded aisles looking for the last can of beans on the shelf. I can get everything I need without having to enter the store and fight with the rest of my neighborhood to find my items. In addition, I have been in my local store many times yet I still can’t find some of the basic items. I swear they move stuff all around the store on a weekly basis so I have to spend an extra half hour looking for it!

To Conclude….

My wife usually is the one who keeps me grounded. I get stuck looking at the bottom line as it relates to money where she is able to see the bigger picture and see how spending money in certain situations is actually the smart thing to do. At first glance, that $4.95 fee seems like something only a lazy person would do so they don’t actually have to shop for their groceries.

In reality? That $4.95 fee saves me money and time and I highly recommend this service to anyone struggling with time management or issues keeping to their grocery list.

**Kroger did not pay me for this endorsement – I truly value the service and would only recommend something I have actually used or know a great deal about.

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Please leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts on Frys Pickup or if you have used any other online grocery service! If you haven’t signed up to receive future articles by email, please add yourself at the bottom of this page. If you have topics you would like future blogs about, let me know and I will add them to the agenda. Stay safe my friends – ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

-Ryan

Please check out my related posts: When It Pays To Use Credit Cards and The Best Financial Advice for Couples.

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Author: Ryan

Hi!  My name is Ryan and I have a passion for personal finance and education.  I am married and have three children, a girl and two boys all under the age of ten.  My wife stays home with the kids so it can be challenging to live off one income.  Much of what I write is based off my personal experiences and what I have learned in the course of my life. My financial journey began when my wife and I saved up a sum of money and I didn't know who I could trust to invest it.  After several interviews with financial advisers, I still didn't feel like I could trust anyone.  That began my journey to educate myself by reading every finance book I could get my hand on and by attending financial seminars.  After getting a good handle on debt, finance, and investments, I decided to start this blog as a resource for others who find it difficult to trust people with their money. I recently started writing this blog about how to get out of debt and start investing to create the future you deserve. I have been in law enforcement for 14 years and I have seen the devastation left behind by people who mismanage their finances.  I started this blog because I want to help as many people I can by educating them on common sense money management. As far as my formal education, I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Administration Degree from Northern Arizona University.  I am an adjunct professor at a local community college and I have been a student of finance for many years. This blog is dedicated to those looking to eliminate their debt and to mold a new way of thinking, living, and spending. Education, focused on financial stability and wealth, is the main purpose of this blog. This website is a new journey for me and I know there are areas that I could improve.  Please feel free to reach out to me with any critiques - I would love the feedback so I can be as effective as I possibly can and provide the most relevant information.  I look forward to writing for you and learning with you! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you! -Ryan

6 thoughts on “How Frys Pickup (formally Click List) Saves Me Money”

  1. Great post! I have used clicklist once and wasn’t impressed due to the mistakes they made with pricing. But I agree, online shopping is definitely a great idea. I’ve been using Walmart grocery for since January. I hate Walmart as a store to actually shop in but the grocery pickup is always pleasant. And unlike Kroger, it’s always free. Here’s a coupon if you’re interested in trying it http://r.wmt.co/i2BW1

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    1. Thanks Johnzelle! I’ve heard great things about the Walmart price match app and how much it saves people. I just cant bring myself to put up with the rude customers at my local walmart yet Haha!

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  2. I use click list at Kroger every week. Sure I pay the $4.95 fee but it saves me money everytime! I’m sure at least $30 just by not walking in the store. Plus, time is money and I don’t think an hour in the store where I need to be spending my time.

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