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Alcohol delivery or pickup in Cary, NC

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How Instacart alcohol delivery works

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Using the Instacart app or website, shop for your favorite beer, wine, or liquor. Don't forget to add extras like mixers and soda!

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Get connected with a shopper

Once you've placed your order and selected a delivery time, a shopper will take care of your order.

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Enjoy your drinks same-day

Have your ID ready! The Instacart shopper will typically scan your ID at dropoff

Frequently asked questions

It's simple. Using the Instacart app or website, shop for beer, wine, liquor and extras like soda, mixers, non-alcoholic drinks, or food from a store near you in Cary, NC. Then, Instacart will connect you with a personal shopper in your area to shop and deliver your order. You can track your order is progress and communicate with your shopper every step of the way using the Instacart app or website. However, additional alcohol cannot be added to your cart once you have placed your order. Contactless delivery is available with our “Leave at my door” option. The Instacart shopper will scan the back of your ID card when delivering alcohol items to verify your age. If they cannot scan your ID, manual entry is acceptable for some orders, though this method cannot be used in California or for any Walmart or Costco orders nationwide. Instacart shoppers will not deliver alcohol items to those who are visibly intoxicated.

Learn more about how to place an order here.

Here's the breakdown on Instacart alcohol delivery cost in Cary, NC:
  • Delivery fees start at $3.99 for same-day orders over $35. Fees vary for one-hour deliveries, club store deliveries, and deliveries under $35.
  • Service fees vary and are subject to change based on factors like location and the number and types of items in your cart. Orders containing alcohol have a separate service fee.
  • Tipping is optional (but highly encouraged!) for delivery orders. It's a great way to show your shopper appreciation and recognition for excellent service. 100% of your tip goes directly to the shopper who delivers your order.
Interested in lower delivery fees? Sign up for Instacart+ and you can get $0 delivery fees on every order over $35, and lower service fees too!

Learn more about Instacart pricing here.

The best part about Instacart is that you can choose when you would like to schedule your delivery. You can get groceries delivered in as fast as one hour, or choose a dropoff time for later in the day or week to fit your schedule.
To make sure you get your alcohol delivery as scheduled, we recommend:
  • Turning on notifications for the Instacart app
  • Keeping an eye out for text messages and phone calls from your Instacart shopper
  • Leaving helpful instructions for parking, gate codes, or other clues to find your home.

Learn more about Instacart same-day delivery here.

Yes, Instacart will check your ID for alcohol deliveries in Cary, NC. Instacart customers in Cary, NC must be 21 or older to order alcohol items and provide an approved photo ID showing their birthdate at delivery.

Instacart accepts these valid forms of ID for alcohol deliveries or pick up orders in Cary, NC:
- United States-issued driver's license with photo
- United States-issued military ID
- State-issued identification card
- United States-issued passport*

*Instacart doesn’t accept passports for Costco or Walmart orders nationwide.

Alcohol delivery windows in Cary, NC start as early as 9am and run as late as midnight. Check your local store hours because delivery hours are subject to store operating hours, which includes holidays.

Learn more about Instacart same-day delivery here.