It's the answer to my prayers. Groceries delivered right to your door and it's coming to central New York.

Instacart allows Rome area customers to order groceries from Tops Friendly Markets, Price Chopper, CVS and Price Rite and have them delivered in as little as an hour, beginning January 10th.

Service areas include: Rome, Lake Delta, Floyd, Chadwicks, Clark Mills, Kirkland, Clinton, Marcy, New Hartford, Washington Mills, New York Mills, Oriskany, Stittville, Westmoreland, Whitesboro, Walesville, Yorkville and Utica.

The expansion of Instacart into the Rome area will also bring income opportunities with more than 100 new shoppers.

“Over the past year we’ve seen incredible demand in the Rome area,” said Dave Osborne, Senior Regional Director. “We work with a variety of local retailers to provide the freshest, highest quality groceries to our customers. Expansion into Rome gives us an opportunity to expand service in the New York market. We’re also excited to build a world class shopper community, where we can offer fun and flexible income earning opportunities for our shoppers, who ultimately deliver this amazing service to the community.”

How Instacart works: ​

Go online to Instacart.com or open the Instacart mobile app on your iPhone or Android device, select your city/store, add items to a virtual cart, then choose a delivery window (within one hour, within two hours, or up to five days in advance) and check out. An Instacart shopper accepts the order on their smartphone, uses the Instacart shopper app to guide them through shopping, and then delivers the order.

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Price:

The delivery fee is $5.99 for orders of $35 or more. You can also sign up for the Instacart Express membership for unlimited, free same-day delivery on orders of $35 or more. After a free trial period, Instacart Express membership is $14.99 a month or $149 a year.

First time users can enter the code HEYROME (3/31/18 expiration) at checkout to get $20 off an order of $35 or more, plus a free first time delivery.

New customers can open an account at Instacart.com. For other FAQs, visit instacart.com/faq.

I've been using the curbside service for months now. You order online and pickup your groceries at a designated time for $5 and I've often joked about the only thing better would be to have them delivered. Now they can be for only $1 more. I'm in!

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