Fry’s pickup (previously called “Clicklist”), is a great way to save on groceries because you can use coupons while avoiding going into the store. The result? Convenience — plus savings!
Here’s how to nail your online grocery order if you have a Fry’s curbside pickup location near you, (or even if you don’t — I’m sure you have a Kroger, Fred Meyer, Ralph’s or Smith’s, since this tutorial works for all Kroger affiliate stores).
The typical Fry’s pickup fee is waived on orders over $35.
On pickup orders over $35, there’s no need to pay any additional fees. However, any orders under that amount will cost an additional $4.95.
Redeem Ibotta, Checkout51 offers (and more) for extra savings.
You’ll get a paper receipt from Fry’s, so you should have no problem using it for all of these rebate apps:
Fry’s curbside pickup prices are the same as they are in store.
While some stores include a markup if they use a service like Instacart for grocery pickup, Fry’s prices are the same whether you place a pickup order online or if you shop in the store.
If your items are out of stock, Fry’s might give you an upgrade.
If one of the items you ordered is out of stock, a Fry’s associate will replace it with the same item in a larger quantity, according to their policy. If that brand isn’t available, they’ll replace it with a similar or better product and sell it to you for the original, lower price.
When you get to your pickup, the associate will make sure you approve any exchanges before you pay.
You’ll receive text updates allowing you to choose whatever item you’d like to substitute.
Fry’s store employees don’t accept tips, saving you 5-10% over Instacart or Shipt.
Unlike Instacart and Shipt stores, Fry’s doesn’t accept tips for grocery pickup services. This is money you don’t have to pay compared to an Instacart-powered store like Publix or ALDI.
Avoid Wednesday pickups if you’re shopping Fry’s weekly sales.
Fry’s ‘s weekly sale cycle is Wednesday through Tuesday every week, so sale prices on Wednesdays reflect the new week’s sales. Fry’s grocery pickup pricing is finalized when you pick up your order, not when you place it. If you place your order on a Monday or Tuesday for a Wednesday pickup, you might be surprised by items you thought were on sale, not actually being on sale.
How does Fry’s pickup work?
Here’s the quick and dirty on Fry’s grocery pickup:
- Place an order through the Fry’s app or Frysfood.com
- Choose your pickup day and a one-hour arrival time slot
- Add items to your online cart
- Load any applicable digital coupons
- After you place your order, you can modify it (add or delete items) until 11:59 p.m. the day before your pickup
- Arrive at Fry’s within your one-hour window, follow the instructions on the sign in your parking stall and pop your trunk, then get back into your car. An associate will come out and load your groceries for you
- Place your Fry’s pickup order up to a week in advance
Fry’s Pickup FAQs:
Will my paper coupon still apply if the item gets substituted for a different brand?
No. If the coupon doesn’t apply to the new item, you won’t be able to use it. If you only want the item because you can use a coupon for it, uncheck the “Allow Substitutions” box when you place your order. That way, if your item’s brand isn’t in stock, they won’t give you an alternate brand as a substitute.
What happens if I’m getting items that are part of a Mega Sale and they’re substituted or out-of-stock?
If you’re trying to get extra savings by taking advantage of a Mega Sale — “Buy five items to get $5 off,” for example — but you can’t get those exact items, substitutions won’t apply toward the Mega Sale deal.
What if I don’t like the substitutions Fry’s makes?
When the Fry’s associate arrives at your car, they’ll review substitutions with you. If you don’t approve of the substitutes, you can refuse them and the associate will revise your total. If you get home and decide you don’t want the substitutions the store made, you can return your items at customer service inside the store.
Does Fry’s pickup accept EBT?
Fry’s accepts credit or debit cards, along with SNAP EBT benefits. You just can’t pay with cash at pickup.
Can I buy alcohol with Fry’s grocery pickup?
Yes, just bring your government-issued ID and show it to your Fry’s associate.
How do I know the quality of my meat and produce will be as good as if I chose it myself?
Under each item you add to your order in the Fry’s app, you can add notes or special instructions. If you are picky about apples, for example, ask the shopper to double check for no bruises on apples.
I don’t have Fry’s but I have Fred Meyer (or Kroger, Ralph’s, Smith’s, or any other Kroger sister store). Is the grocery pickup process the same?
Yes! Kroger (the parent store) has done a good job of creating a seamless grocery pickup experience across all of its sister stores. Apply these instructions to your local Fred Meyer store, even though it’s not called Fry’s.
What if I can’t pick up my order during the hour I reserved?
Your order will be canceled and restocked. You won’t be charged.
Does Fry’s accept paper coupons with pickup orders?
If you have paper coupons, give them to the person loading your groceries. They’ll take the coupons into the store and scan them. Next, they’ll bring you a revised receipt.
Also, any digital coupons you applied to your order won’t show up when you check out online. Instead, the coupon discounts come off the total when you pick up your groceries.
Don’t forget to hang onto your paper receipt if you want to scan it to redeem rebate offers!
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