Nibbles & Spice vs Instacart

Instacart helped popularized grocery delivery and benefitted greatly from the Covid-19 pandemic. However, while they do deliver to tens of thousands of people daily, the are many issues with their business model and how they treat the Customer. Below are just a few reasons why a local company can provide the same function, but do so with better service, better pricing and saving you money.


Continue reading to learn more.


Why Should I Use Nibbles & Spice?

The quick 411 on why Nibbles & Spice is better

 

Instacart is Costing Me How Much?!?!

So many everyday items are more expensive on the Instacart platform.  Get convenience without the inflated costs.

 

The Price Match Partnership

Many people price match when shopping, after all a little time can save you money.  Nibbles & Spice will do the price matching for you.

 

Real Shopping Lists, Real Savings

Take a look at a real shopping list of some 70 items and see the actual costs and savings between Instacart and Nibbles & Spice.

 

 

Why Should I Use Nibbles & Spice? 

At Nibbles & Spice Customers are treated to a consistant FIVE star experience and there are many reasons to use us over the competition, but we've summerized the main ones below.

 Nibbles & Spice Instacart
Consistant FIVE Star Experience Yes No
In-Store Pricing Yes No
Sales Pricing Yes No
Price Matching Yes No
Dedicated Shopper Yes No

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Instacart is Costing Me How Much?!?!

You may noticed products can be more expensive when purchased through Instacart.  This is very obvious when you see fixed priced items such as the $5 packs of cheese or the $10 bags of meats.  Instacart will usually charge you $5.50 and $11.00 respectively.

However it's not just the fixed price items.  Much of your groceries are more expensive when purchased through Instacart.  Below are just a few examples that we came across in April 2021.  If your shoping list has 40, 50, 60 or more items, just think of how much you can save with Nibbles & Spice!

President's Choice Sliced Swiss Cheese Smart Sweets Swiffer 180 Unscented Duster Refill
Instacart Price $6.55 Instacart Price $4.35 Instacart Price $12.05
Store Price $5.98 Store Price $3.50 Store Price $8.48
Nibbles & Spice Saves You $0.57
or 8.7%
Nibbles & Spice Saves You $1.05
or 24%
Nibbles & Spice Saves You $3.57
29.6%
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Activia Vanilla Yoghurt Neilson Half & Half President's Choice Mediterranean Sea Salts
Instacart Price $5.50 Instacart Price $3.58 Instacart Price $5.45
Store Price $5.00 Store Price $2.68 Store Price $4.98
Nibbles & Spice Saves You $0.50
or 9.1.%
Nibbles & Spice Saves You $0.90
or 25%
Nibbles & Spice Saves You $0.47
8.6%
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Lean Ground Beef Oinkies Treats for Dogs Robin Hood All Purpose Flour
Instacart Price $7.50 Instacart Price $12.05 Instacart Price $6.35
Store Price $7.00 Store Price $10.98 Store Price $5.78
Nibbles & Spice Saves You $0.50
or 7.1%
Nibbles & Spice Saves You $1.07
or 8.8%
Nibbles & Spice Saves You $0.57
8.9%

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Saving you money

The Price Match Partnership

 Want to reduce your grocery bull even further?  All you need to do is participate in the Nibbles and Spice Price Matching Partnership ("PMP")!  We'll price match items as best we can so you can lower your overall grocery bill.

However this does require extra time and effort on the part of our Shopper so for compensation we will split the savings difference.  Here's an example to show you your savings:

  With PMP Without
Initial Grocery Bill $300.00 $300.00
PMP Savings Example $25.00 none
PMP Bill $275.00
Nibbles & Spice Fee (20%) $55.00 $60.00
PMP Split $12.50
Your Total Cost $342.50 $360.00
You Save $17.50 nothing :(

 There's no guarantee that we'll be able to find all potential price match items, but we'll always do our best.  We use and recommend the Flipp app for price matching!

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Real Shopping Lists, Real Savings

In April 2021 we put together a shopping list of 74 items that are commonly purchased by an average family of four in Durham.  While most families won't necessarily purchase all these items at once, they are usually purchased at some point.  You can see the actual shopping list here.

 Instacart Nibbles & Spice
IC In App Costs of Items $450.14
In-Store Pricing $391.09
IC Service Fee $31.51
Nibbles & Spice 20% Fee* $78.22
Heavy Order Fee $3.45 -
Additional Taxes and Fees $16.02 $15.06
Tip to Shopper (10%) $45.00
YOUR Total Cost $546.12 $489.46
Savings $56.00
*Our regular fee is 22.9% when a credit card is used for the final payment. Non-credit card payments are done a the "cash discounted rate" of 20%
In this example, Instacart is costing you 15% more!!  On average, Instacart's inflated grocery costs will increase your bill by 10.3%.

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