Kroger has a game-changing new grocery service -- and moms are freaking out about it

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Parents are raving about Kroger's new online grocery ordering service.

The service, called ClickList, allows customers to order and purchase from a selection of 40,000 groceries online and then pick them up at a Kroger store.

Kroger employees will pack the groceries and load them into customers' cars at a designated time. It costs $4.95 for regular orders and $7.99 for expedited orders.

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1. Clear your browser history

Some retailers might sneakily increase prices based on your browsing patterns and demand - so make sure to always clear your history and cookies before shopping! 

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2. Use an alternate email address

When you log in to a retailer's site with a new email address, retailers will often welcome you as a new customer with exciting new promotions and discounts. 

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3. Note price changes throughout the week

Another pro tip: Prices and deals can fluctuate based on the day of the week. For instance, if you're purchasing a flight, monitor prices for around a week to see if they take a dip on any particular day before purchasing. 

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4. Let items linger in your cart

Here's a hack: Add items to your cart, but let them sit for 24 hours before purchasing. The retailer might attempt to lure you back with additional discounts.

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5. Check out multiple sites

Do some research! Don't settle for the first price you see - poke around on a search engine and find the best deal. 

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6. Bargain with customer service

Use customer service to your advantage. If you ask (politely!) about an expired coupon, you'll often find yourself pleasantly surprised by an extension or new code! 

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7. Don't purchase impulsively

Try this shopping hack - don't buy that shiny, new toy right away. Step away for a few hours, and if you find yourself itching to go back and click 'purchase', then you know you won't regret your investment!

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8. Avoid shipping fees

Take advantage of free shipping! If you are a few dollars below the free shipping price point, add a low-cost filler item you need anyway (like socks!) and make the math work out in your favor. 

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Many customers are praising the service, with parents in particular calling it a game-changer. Articles and reviews of ClickList are popping up all over parenting and mom blogs.

"A few months ago I started to see my Facebook feed fill up with busy moms talking about how their life had been changed. Maybe you've heard of a little thing called Kroger ClickList?" one health blogger wrote last month. "I jumped on the bandwagon and tried it. And they are right. It is a game-changer!"

Customers with young children are highlighting the fact that they don't have to leave their cars to get their groceries.

"I used Kroger ClickList for the second time today," Melodie Shrontz wrote on Kroger's Facebook page.


Audra Logan wrote, "Dear Kroger ClickList... You have changed my life. I don't know if I'll ever go in a grocery store again. Ok maybe that's exaggerating but with twins and 20-degree weather, having groceries brought to my car was awesome!!"

APOnline grocery ordering has been popular for years in the UK. But it has just started taking off in the US. About a quarter of consumers worldwide say they shop for groceries online, according to a 2015 Nielson study.

Kroger, the nation's largest grocer, started testing online grocery shopping in late 2014.

BB&T analyst Andrew Wolf said last year that the test was off to a "flying start" and "proving more popular than anticipated."

ClickList is or will soon be available in cities including Nashville, Tennessee; Atlanta, Georgia; Louisville, Kentucky; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Murfreesburo, Tennessee, as well as central Virginia and central Indiana.

But Kroger will have some competition.

Walmart has been expanding tests of its own click-and-collect service for groceries, and AmazonFresh is experimenting with grocery delivery. Startups such as Good Eggs and Relay Foods are also trying to cash in on the trend.

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