Safeway and Albertson’s will now deliver your groceries right to your door

CHLOE
Safeway Delivery Truck

You'll be seeing more of these in Denver. (Courtesy of Safeway)

There’s a nip in the air in Denver this week — and it makes getting out of bed really, really hard. So if leaving the house to buy groceries is, understandably, your last priority, Safeway and Albertson’s have got you covered.

The sister grocery stores announced the launch of their own grocery delivery service this week. Safeway’s services will be joining those already offered in Denver by King Soopers, Walmart and independent providers like Instacart and GoPuff.

Why Denver? Customers were asking for it.

“Safeway has offered grocery delivery in various [other] markets with tremendous success,” Denver division president Todd Broderick said in a statement. “Our customers in Denver were a driving force in expanding the service here as we had more requests for home delivery in Denver than any other city Safeway serves.”

Customers in metro Denver, including Denver, Aurora, Thornton, Northglenn, Westminster, Broomfield, Lafayette, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Lakewood, Littleton, Englewood, Centennial and Highlands Ranch can make orders online via www.shop.safeway.com or download the Safeway app on Apple or Android.

Groceries in the online store are priced the same as in-store products, Kris Staaf, a spokesperson with the company, reassured me. And, like in an actual grocery store, items may occasionally run out. But the website offers substitutions for like-items and allows shoppers to make notes about what changes to stock they’d like to see.

Safeway will deploy a fleet of about a dozen refrigerated trucks and will offer one, two and four-hour delivery windows. Delivery fees range from $6.95 for orders over $150 and $9.95 for orders under $150. Picking longer delivery windows can incur savings, too.

Now through Oct. 7, customers receive $15 off their first order of $49 or more plus free delivery with the promo code: EASY7. 

With so many delivery services to choose from, there is literally no reason to leave your bed ever again. Sweet.

Multimedia business & healthcare reporter Chloe Aiello can be reached via email at caiello@denverite.com or twitter.com/chlobo_ilo.

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