Google Smart Lock Makes It Easy To Order Groceries On The Go!

Ever find yourself starting an Instacart order on your desktop using Chrome and finishing it up on your Android phone? We’ve integrated with Smart Lock to make this process even easier for you to pick up where you left off. Smart Lock is a password manager built into your Google account so now you can automatically sign in with your Google accounts!

You may have been there before, you’ve started adding ingredients to your Instacart cart on your desktop but need to finish adding additional items to your cart via phone. With Smart Lock, you can seamlessly sign into Instacart on Chrome or on the Instacart Android app and toggle between both and pick up your ordering right where you left off.

We recommend that you opt in so that you no longer need to remember and type in your password credentials making it even easier to get your groceries on the go (spontaneous summer picnickers rejoice)! Smart Lock for Passwords works whether you are new to Instacart or have been experiencing the magic of our service for some time.

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¡Ya Estamos en Miami!

Do yourself a favor and play this, while you read the below…

We’ve expanded to Miami today, our 16th city! Customers can order from Whole Foods Market, Costco, Winn-Dixie, BJ’S Wholesale Club and Petco stores and have everything delivered by Instacart in as little as one hour (BONUS: Instacart customers do not need a Costco or BJ’s membership to shop from those stores)!

NOW DELIVERING IN MIAMI

To celebrate our Miami launch, we’re heating things up in style… deliveries for Instacart orders will be delivered on a Boatsetter chartered boat today! If you are are out on a boat or have a dock within our Miami delivery zone, get your groceries delivered via water. Any Miami customers who place an order on launch day will get a full month of free deliveries through Instacart Express with code: “MIAFRIENDS”.

The initial delivery area in Miami covers most of the metro area including: Miami Beach, Downtown, Brickell, The Roads, Coconut Grove, West Flagler, Little Havana, West Miami, Coral Way, Coral Gables, Key Biscayne, Miami airport area, Virginia Gardens, Grapeland Heights, Allapattah, Civic Center, Wynwood, Midtown/Edgewater, Buena Vista, Liberty City, Brownsville and Little Haiti. For a full map, visit www.instacart.com/locations/miami.

 

 

#FillMyFridge Sweepstakes with Rent.com

We’ve partnered with Rent.com to offer a Grand prize winner $150 of Instacart credit and two 2nd-place prizes of $50!

From May 13-22, follow @instacart and @rentdotcom on Twitter and tweet what you need from the grocery store, don’t forget to use #FillMyFridge!

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Check out the Official rules  for details.

3,245 Cases of Topo Chico Later, We Celebrate Our One-Year Anniversary in Austin

Today is our one-year anniversary in Austin! To mark the occasion, we are gifting new customers with $10 off + free delivery (just use coupon code “atx1year” at checkout).

We’ve grown quickly since our launch in May 2014. Customers can now shop from eight local retailers including Whole Foods Market, H-E-B, Costco, Central Market, Royal Blue Grocery, Greenling Organic, Petco and Tomlinson’s.

Over the past year, Instacart’s Austin team has delivered:

  • 3,245 cases of Topo Chico
  • 3,061 containers of Grandma’s Hummus
  • 1,993 packs of toilet paper
  • 384 bags of Ruta Maya Coffee
  • 173 bottles of Stubb’s BBQ Sauce

Fastest order placement-to-delivery time? Just 19 minutes!

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Win tickets to BottleRock 2015!

Instacart already frees up your time so that you can do things you love, like attending music festivals. Now we’re sending you to the festival too!

Instacart and BottleRock Music Festival are teaming up to give away six (6) pairs of one-day general admission passes to BottleRock 2015. You could see Imagine Dragons, No Doubt, Robert Plant, The Avett Brothers, Foster the People, Passion Pit, Snoop Dogg and many more.

Will you be one of the lucky winners? ENTER NOW!instacartbottlerock

Contest ends 5/18/2015 at 3pm PT. Six (6) Grand Prize winners will be chosen. Please see our Official Rules for more details. By entering the Sweepstakes you agree to receive emails from Instacart and BottleRock.

Affordable & Convenient Options For Mother’s Day Floral and Gift Delivery

Whole Foods Market and Instacart are making it more convenient to celebrate Moter’s Day by delivering flowers and a selection of thoughtful gifts for moms. Together, we are offering a more convenient and affordable alternative to traditional floral delivery, including blooms that have higher standards like Whole Trade® or Responsibly Grown ratings.

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Between May 1st and 10th, just log onto Instacart.com or the Instacart mobile app on iOS or Android devices and choose from two Whole Foods Market bouquet options, then use the “notes” feature to specify their preferred color** and what you’d like to say on a handwritten card. From there, just choose a delivery window of within one hour, within two hours or at a scheduled time. Orders can be placed up to six days in advance.

Our favorite bouquet options are a dozen Whole Trade® roses in assorted colors for $29.99, or 20-stem tulips in various colors for $24.99. Delivery fees start at $3.99, but are free for first-time Instacart users. Each bouquet will come wrapped in festive paper.

Unlike traditional floral-only delivery options, customers can use Instacart’s Mother’s Day “aisle”  to also purchase teas, chocolates, candles, body care items or even ingredients to cook mom breakfast, all curated by Whole Foods Market experts and available for delivery with the bouquet.

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In addition to added convenience, this partnership offers customers responsibly sourced floral choices. All rose bouquets are backed by Whole Foods Market’s Whole Trade Guarantee, a certification-partnership program that helps ensure better wages and working conditions for farm workers, fair prices to producers and supports community improvement programs in areas where the roses are produced. Most roses and tulips** offered are rated under Whole Foods Market’s new Responsibly Grown program, which means they come from farms that are taking major steps to protect human health and the environment.

Happy Mother’s Day!

** Flower colors are subject to availability on the day of delivery.
*** The Responsibly Grown program is still rolling out across Whole Food Market stores nationwide. While all flowers are not yet rated, shoppers will find plenty of “GOOD”, “BETTER” or “BEST” rated options to choose from.

SWEEPSTAKES: Treat Mom Right

This Mother’s Day, tell Mom you love her by treating her to a luxurious breakfast in bed and a week filled with luxury.

We’ve partnered with some exciting brands to honor moms this Mother’s Day. Instacart, UrbanSitter, OXO and Parachute are offering a luxurious sweepstakes to reward hard-working moms with a special treat.

We are extending the Mother’s Day celebration this year to a full week of celebrating mom, so beginning today, Monday May 4th, through Thursday May 7th at 3 P.M. PT, go to http://momsbreakfastinbed.launchrock.com/ to enter to win the ultimate breakfast in bed experience filled with gifts to make mom’s life easier.

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After a heavenly night’s sleep on Luxury Bedding by Parachute, treat mom to a homemade breakfast in bed using OXO’s innovative kitchen tools and fresh ingredients delivered by Instacart‘s Personal Shoppers (who will also stock mom’s fridge with groceries for the week). And to top it all off, she’ll enjoy an UrbanSitter babysitting gift card to use whenever she’d like some extra “me” time.

One lucky winner will be chosen at random to win the Grand Prize which includes these prizes from Instacart, Parachute, OXO and UrbanSitter:
  • Instacart’s Personal Shoppers will deliver $50 worth of groceries to mom’s doorstep with all of the healthy and delicious ingredients you need to make a tasty breakfast in bed for mom, plus $100 credit to stock her fridge and save her a trip to the grocery store later in the week ($150 retail value).
  • Parachute will gift a sheet set, featuring 1 fitted sheet and 2 pillowcases ($149 retail value).  Parachute will contact the winner directly via email to inquire about size/fabric/color of sheet set and will ship as soon as the winner responds.
  • OXO kitchen tools to help make a delicious Mother’s Day brunch in bed: ($122.96 retail value)
  • OXO Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Set
  • OXO French Press Coffee Maker – 4 Cup
  • OXO Egg Beater
  • OXO Mini Flip & Fold Omelet Turner
  • Treat Mom to “me time” with a $100 babysitting gift card from UrbanSitter so that she can easily find, schedule, and pay babysitters.

The winner will be chosen at random by Instacart on May 7, 2015 at 3 p.m. PT.  Contest open only to entrants within the Instacart delivery zones. Please see our Official Rules for more details. By entering the Sweepstakes you agree to receive emails from Instacart, Parachute, OXO, and UrbanSitter.  The winner has until May 8th at noon PT to let Instacart know if he/she is accepting the prize.  Prizes cannot be delivered to P.O. Boxes.