The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Flower Hack with Instacart
It’s February 11 and you want to send a bouquet of fabulous flowers to your sweetie, so you head to your favorite flower delivery website and … $80 for a dozen roses? A $25 rush delivery fee? Suddenly you’re contemplating whether this relationship is worth it. (Kidding). But there is a better option — turns out grocery delivery service Instacart is the ultimate Valentine’s Day hack to send beautiful and high-quality yet reasonably-priced flowers fast (same day, in as fast as an hour), to anyone, anywhere in the country.
Here’s why flowers via Instacart is the smartest Valentine’s hack there is:
L is for … local favorites. Many of your favorite local, neighborhood retailers are available via Instacart, ready to deliver farm-fresh, beautiful bouquets that rival many elevated flower sites. Add your favorite splurge-y sweet treats and maybe a bottle of bubbly, and you have an impressive V-day care package. Here’s a sample list of local favorites across the country:
- San Francisco: Bi-Rite, Mollie Stone’s and Woodlands
- Los Angeles: Gelson’s, Bristol Farms and Superior Grocers
- New York: Eataly, Westside Market and Gristedes
- Chicago: Pete’s Fresh Market and Tony’s Fresh Market
- Boston: Roche Bros. and Brothers Marketplace
- Seattle: Ken’s Market and Metropolitan Market
- Philadelphia: McCaffrey’s and The Richmond Shops
O is for … options galore. With more than 500 beloved national and local retailers on Instacart, like Sprouts Farmers Market, ALDI, Costco, Publix, Wegmans, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, The Fresh Market, Fresh Thyme Market, and more, you can choose from a huge list of your favorite retailers to deliver your V-day blooms and treats.
V is for … very fast. You barely survived holiday 2020 shipageddon — you don’t need to relive that stress for Valentine’s Day. Instacart will deliver your flowers and treats same-day to your Valentine, in as fast as an hour. So whether you need a last-minute hail mary, or you want to schedule it in advance, time and convenience are on your side with Instacart.
E is for … (in)expensive. Skip the holiday markups and steep delivery and rush fees. With Instacart, you’ll likely spend upwards of 50% less on high-quality flowers compared to specialty flower delivery sites. If you’re an Instacart Express member, any order over $35 delivers free, and anyone new to the service can sign up for a free Express trial to take advantage of those savings. Moreover, some retailers on the Instacart marketplace are even running Valentine’s flower deals that you can take advantage of — for example, you won’t find a better deal on roses than ALDI’s half dozen for less than $5!
Sending flowers and treats to your Valentine couldn’t be easier. Just log onto your Instacart account, enter your recipient’s address, choose a store in their area, and purchase flowers and treats to be delivered to them that same day, or schedule for a later date. When you check out, write your shopper a note to let your Valentine know the special delivery is from you.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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