SPUD.ca – Grocery Delivery Review


This is my personal review of Spud.ca Food & Grocery Delivery Service. I did not receive any compensation, however I do include my referral code in the post below for a $20 credit!

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Do you want to spend less time in the grocery store (and save some money along the way)?

Well who doesn’t?!

Keeping the fridge and pantry stocked with healthy meal and snack options is a never ending job.

And if you slack off, that usually means falling back on fast food, frozen pizzas or junk food just to make it through day.

And it happens to the best of us!

Luckily, a few years ago I discovered Spud.ca, and now I’m rarely caught without a well stocked kitchen.

(In the post How to Do More, Shop Less, and Still Cook Dinner I share all of my time saving secrets. And Spud is definitely one of them!)

What is Spud.ca?

Spud is a grocery delivery service that currently delivers to Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton and Calgary (and surrounding areas – see the map here).

Unlike most services that just pick up items from a big-chain grocery store, Spud brings you local and organic groceries directly from farmers and nearby producers.

Want to try it now? Visit Spud.ca and use code CRCAL-JENKRD for a $20 credit (when you spend $50 or more).

Why Did I Choose Spud.ca?

Convenience

Not only does Spud offer free delivery right to my front door, but I can also place, change or cancel my order anytime until 8 PM the night before.

This allows me to make changes throughout the week so we’re only getting what we actually NEED, and not overstocking.

No more forgotten vegetables in the back of the fridge!

Sustainability

Spud is committed reducing food waste, and has the lowest (0.5%) food waste of any grocery store in Canada.

By supporting businesses like this, I feel like we’re moving in the right direction, even if the rest of our spending habits aren’t always eco-friendly.

“We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly. ” ~Anne Marie Bonneau & Zero Waste Chef

So how do they do it? An advanced inventory system helps Spud better predict supply and demand to avoid waste. They also focus on donations, reusable packaging and even Electric Trike delivery!

Banned Ingredients

Spud has an extensive Banned Ingredient list that includes artificial colors and flavors, preservatives, hydrogenated fats and many others (which saves me hours of research and label checking).

Standing Orders

Do you have a list of groceries that you regularly buy every week (or month)?

For us that’s staples like bread, milk, apples, oranges, carrots and cucumbers.

To save me from running low on these items, I add them to my standing order to have them automatically delivered every week.

It can be paused, canceled or changed anytime so there’s no commitment.

It’s really just a fool-proof way to avoid an “oops, I forgot the milk!” when you’re about to have your morning coffee.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Anytime I’m not completely happy with a product (which has rarely happened over the last 3 years), I just log into my account, enter the info, and get a refund.

It’s so quick and simple, and really takes the worry out of having someone else pick my produce!

Want to try it now? Visit Spud.ca and use code CRCAL-JENKRD for a $20 credit (when you spend $50 or more).

FAQs

These are a few questions I often get asked when people spot the “Spud Box” on my doorstep:

Isn’t Spud too expensive?

Not at all! I’ve found the prices to be lower than a typical health food store, and on par with local/organic produce from the big-box grocery stores.

They also have lots of great sales so I always start my shopping on the “Weekly Specials” page to stock up on products we use regularly (or try something new).

Spud also has a Wellness Club Membership for $30 that gets me 15% off regular priced eligible products. That includes vitamins and supplements, hair care, cosmetics and lots more.

Spud vs Organic Box – Which is better?

Organic Box is a service similar to Spud, but currently only delivers in Edmonton, Central Alberta, Calgary and the Bow Valley.

They also have great deals on local and/or organic food so if you’re in their area, you can try them out as well.

So is Spud.ca Right for You?

I’d recommend this service to anyone that likes the convenience of home delivery and making healthy eating easier.

Whether you’re busy with kids, a career, or just a packed schedule, Spud can help!

Who might not benefit from it?

Despite how much we love this service, I would not recommend it people that fit into the following categories:

  • You’re completely broke. In this case, take advantage of rock-bottom prices from the larger grocery chains. Once your finances are back on track you can focus more on local and/or organic.
  • You only eat junk. While Spud does carry some delicious snacks and meals, they have a strong focus on nutritious whole foods. Don’t fill your fridge up with fresh produce you won’t eat!
  • Your schedule is completely unpredictable. If you’ve got the type of job or lifestyle that has you leaving town on a moments notice, this may not work as well for you. Even though reusable bins are packed with dry ice to keep frozen items frozen, and cold packs to keep perishable items cool, you wouldn’t want to leave it sitting out for days.

Are you ready to give Spud a try?

Visit Spud.ca and use code CRCAL-JENKRD for a $20 credit (when you spend $50 or more).

If you like smoothies, you can also check out my review of Revive Superfoods to have pre-made, frozen smoothies delivered to you.

Have you tried Spud Grocery Delivery? Leave your review below!


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