You’re probably wondering how you and your family can stay healthy and safe from coronavirus and do your part to prevent spreading of infection.
Limiting your exposure to the general public is one way to reduce the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19, so here are just a few tips to help you stay indoors by way of using delivery services, curbside pickup, and more.
In the meantime, you should check out the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s information regarding coronavirus preparation and treatment.
1. Use grocery delivery services to reduce your in-store shopping.
Reduce your coronavirus risk by using free grocery delivery services for the bulk of your shopping. Sure, you’ll probably run out for things now and then, but for the weekly shopping, where you buy the same items, give grocery delivery a try. By getting your groceries delivered, you do your part to reduce long checkout lines and keep the roads clear.
Not familiar with grocery delivery? Here’s a list of the biggest vendors:
Walmart and Amazon grocery delivery services are the most accessible, but you can also save time and up to 15% if you use Amazon’s Subscribe & Save subscription.
It’s really simple:
- Shop the products you want
- Select a quantity and schedule that works for you
- Sit back and relax while your order arrives
Also, be sure to check out the KCL Amazon page for more deals and ways to save.
2. Order curbside pickup at Target and stay out of the grocery aisle.
Curbside pickup is another option if you work outside of your home and can’t be there for delivery during the day.
RELATED: Check out this huge grocery curbside pickup chart for details about major grocery store chains.
3. Buy clothing online.
Rather than combing through racks of clothes in the mall, shop online for clothing.
With services like Prime’s Amazon Wardrobe, you can order up to eight clothing items and return them for free within seven days if they don’t fit.
Want cheaper prices? Shop stores like Gap for the best deals. You can usually find a decent sale and stack coupons to get an additional 50% – 70% off certain items.
You can also shop Gap’s sister brands, like Banana Republic and Old Navy, and combine items in your shopping cart to get free shipping when you order $50 or more, too.
4. Subscribe to EveryPlate and save up to $6.49 per meal.
Meal kit service EveryPlate can save you bookoo bucks and time on ingredients and meal prepping. It’s also ideal if you’re trying to plan quick, simple meals for a family of four.
Choose your plan and meal to get started, and subscribe right now to save 50% on your first delivery box.
5. Use food delivery services instead of eating out.
Resist the urge to go out to your favorite restaurant by using one of the many food delivery services now available.
Here’s a list of delivery services you can take advantage of:
- DoorDash: free delivery for 30 days with DashPass trial (reg. $9.99 monthly)
- GrubHub: free delivery from local restaurants
- Postmates: $1.99 – $9.99 delivery fee
- UberEats: free delivery from local restaurants
- Seamless: $6.00 delivery fee
- Delivery.com: Varies by restaurant
6. Have your prescription drugs delivered or mailed.
You can minimize exposure by using drive-through prescription pickup at your local pharmacy, or have your meds delivered to your doorstep from top drugstores.
Here are your options:
- Walgreens: $4.99 for next-business-day Walgreens Express delivery; free for standard shipping (5 – 10 business days).
- CVS: $5.00/month to join CarePass, which provides free one- to two-day delivery; $8.25 – $14.00/month to get same-day delivery via Shipt.
- Walmart Pharmacy: $15 overnight shipping; $8 second day delivery shipping; free for standard shipping (5 – 10 business days).
- Others: If you’re willing to wait a bit for your prescriptions, services Amazon PillPack and SimpleMeds are free after co-pay for a monthly shipment, and Honeybee is free for 7- to 10-day delivery with an option for $10 two-day delivery.
PRO TIP: Many healthcare plans offer online video calls with a medical professional for a fraction of the cost.
7. Coupon at home and still save money.
For example, if you sign up for Rakuten Cash Back, they will autofill your orders with promo codes at checkout.
I ordered clothes off of Gap.com and Rakuten inserted a promo code for an additional 20% off my order.
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