CAA Rewards® helps you save on groceries and more.

Stephanie Lim July 02, 2020
Woman checking her fresh vegetable delivery while holding her mobile phone.
Get more time back in your day by doing your grocery shopping online. Avoid the dreaded lineups at the supermarket and fill up your pantry, fridge and freezer with items you need for your next great recipe. With more and more stores offering delivery and pick-up options through in-app/online ordering, you’ll be able to get your groceries with just a few clicks or swipes. 

Whether you want to stock up the pantry, fresh produce or just daily essentials, CAA Members can save on everyday grocery items. So get your grocery list ready.

Online grocery pick-up or delivery.

Ordering online for pick-up and order-to-your-door are both great options to get those items on your shopping list. Many major grocery chains let you shop in-app/online for an assortment of products, place them into your virtual shopping cart and choose a preferred window of time for pick-up or delivery. It’s that easy, but don’t forget to check your preferred store for any fees or minimum order requirements before placing your order. 

If you decide to order online for pick-up, PenguinPickUp Market is a great option and CAA Members save 10%1 on farm-fresh, quality food from local farmers and suppliers. They have delivery options too. 
Man in the kitchen searching for recipes on his laptop with fresh vegetables on the table.
Decided to go with the convenience of delivery? Let INABUGGY get your groceries to your front door. This third-party delivery service provider lets you shop from some of your favourite grocery stores online. Members save $10 on the delivery fees on every order – just enter your valid CAA Membership card number at check-out.2
Woman using INABUGGY grocery delivery mobile app.

Shopping for specialty items.

Looking for natural, organic or wellness items? CAA Rewards has a selection of places where you can find these essential items too. 

  • Try Natura Market for clean eating.
    This is a great alternative to shopping at your local grocery store’s natural/organic section. Check out their selection of Keto, gluten-free, plant-based options and more. CAA Members earn 5% back in CAA Dollars® for Natura Market online orders.3
  • Shop a variety of wellness products from Well.ca. 
    Need health, beauty or baby products? Well.ca offers a broad selection of green and natural products that are carefully curated and peer-reviewed. CAA Members earn 5% back in CAA Dollars.4
  • Surprise your taste buds with teas from DAVIDsTEA.
    Whether you need a pick-me-up or some tea to relax and enjoy the sunset, you’ll find a variety of different teas to try and teaware to go with it at DAVIDsTEA. Enjoy your next cup of tea and earn 5% back in CAA Dollars® when you shop online.5
Overhead shot of woman having a healthy breakfast with tea in bed.

Tips to make your online grocery shopping a smoother experience.

With the boom of online orders, it’s getting harder to snag a preferred timeslot for grocery pick-up or delivery. Here are some things you can try:

1. Check timeslot availability during off-peak hours.
This could be another reason to stay up late. Many stores release new timeslots for online grocery delivery/pick-up throughout the day, at night or in the morning. Check regularly to see what’s available.

2. Be patient and hit refresh.
It’s a bit like trying to get hot concert tickets. Hitting refresh periodically may help you find timeslots too.

3. Look for another nearby location.
Some grocery stores have multiple locations for pick-up. Most grocers have store locators on their websites or even available on their apps – so you can check out the top two or three locations near you.

4. Piggy-back on a friend’s order.
If your friend is planning to place an online grocery order, you may want to ask if they’re willing to tack yours on too. With physical distancing still in place, try to arrange for e-transfer and porch pick-up instead.

5. Be proactive and plan ahead.
If you’re not in a rush to find those recipe items or just planning to re-stock some items you may need in the future, why not order ahead of time?

Woman using smartphone while checking fresh fruits and vegetables delivery box at home.

Check out these other ways to make your online grocery run easier. 

  • There’s an app for that. Yes, many grocery stores offer mobile apps so you can shop on-the-go and track your order status. See if your store offers this service.
  • Read up on the fees. Whether you opt for pick-up or delivery, make sure to read up on the various fees. Every online store has a different fee structure and these could add up.
  • Update your orders. If you’ve placed an online order ahead of time, some stores let you edit your order up to two days before your scheduled pick-up day. Every online grocer has different rules so be sure to read up on their policies.
  • To substitute or not to substitute? Some grocery stores allow you to make notes to your online order. If an item you requested isn’t available, you can choose to allow for substitutions or not.
  • Pay attention to your notifications. After placing an order, you’ll most likely receive an email or text notification letting you know when your order is ready for pick-up/delivery.