If you live in the Northeast, you probably know Stop & Shop well. With over 400 locations, this regional grocery store chain is the go-to spot for everyday food and household essentials for a lot of shoppers. But what about during the COVID-19 pandemic? What is Stop & Shop doing to protect customers and employees, and are there still ways to save?

We’ve got it all covered here. Read on for tips for shopping Stop & Shop during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Stop & Shop hours

Senior shopping hours

People who are 60 years and over, as well as shoppers who have weakened immune systems, can now shop with fewer crowds daily from 6 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. during designated Stop & Shop senior hours.

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Stop & Shop supply and shopping limits

As you’ll find at most grocery stores, Stop & Shop is seeing increased demand on products like hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, antibacterial soap, and other cleaning products. According to their COVID-19 response, Stop & Shop is working hard to keep these items in stock.

There’s a 5-item limit per customer on these high-demand products — in store and online. Shop responsibly and buy just what you need.

Supply restocks

Stop & Shop stores are receiving deliveries throughout the day, and employees are replenishing inventory as they arrive.

Returns

There’s been no official change to the Stop & Shop return policy, but check with your local store for details.

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Stop & Shop pickup and delivery

Pickup

Stop & Shop grocery pickup has been suspended until further notice due to product shortages.

Delivery

Stop & Shop grocery delivery is powered by Peapod. Like most deliveries during the coronavirus pandemic, expect delays due to high demand. The good thing is you can request “unattended delivery” through Peapod, where a driver will drop an order off at your door, ring the doorbell, and leave. Just include specific instructions for Stop & Shop delivery at checkout.

Peapod does charge a delivery fee. If you buy more than $100 in groceries, your delivery fee is $6.95. An order between $75 and $100 has a $7.95 delivery fee, and an order between $60 and $75 has a $9.95 delivery fee.

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Stop & Shop jobs and staffing

To keep up with demand, Stop & Shop plans to hire at least 5,000 regular (not temporary) part-time positions in its stores, distribution centers, and delivery operations across the Northeast. To apply, check out the Stop & Shop careers page.

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How to coupon at Stop & Shop

If you really want to start saving at Stop & Shop, you must sign up for the Stop & Shop loyalty card, which will allow you to easily load and use digital coupons, receive personalized savings in the mail, and get gas discounts. Look for additional coupons in the Stop & Shop weekly ad. Many of the weekly ad discounts and Super Coupons can be stacked with manufacturer coupons for even more savings. Best part? Stop & Shop automatically doubles manufacturer coupons every day.

To receive deal alerts and pro shopping tips on the things you buy most, download the free Krazy Coupon Lady app.

 

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