I always seem to have an ever-growing grocery list and pretty much no time to actually go and buy everything – and if that sounds familiar, you might want to give online grocery shopping a try!
Real Atlantic Superstore Online Grocery (also known as Real Atlantic Superstore Click and Collect) lets you pick out your groceries online and then grab them when it works for you – so everything is on your schedule.
If you've never tried online grocery shopping before or just want to learn a little more about how this specific program works, we put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know about it!
To start, all it takes is three pretty simple steps – and you won't really need to change out of your PJs to do any of them:
- 1. Log in to your account, select your groceries and check out
- 2. A personal shopper will choose and pack all your items for you
- 3. Arrive at your designated location for pickup
So why should you buy your groceries online? If you're always in a rush and never feel like you have time to actually browse the aisles properly, it could make your weekly shops a lot easier. Unlike a physical store, the site never closes, so you can build your cart in the middle of the night and add items whenever you have time throughout the day, then pick everything up whenever it works best for you!
Want to know which stores offer click and collect? Just head to their Store Locator to find one nearby. If you don't have a Real Atlantic Superstore near you, check out our guides to shopping at Loblaws, Real Canadian Superstore or Zehrs instead!
Guide to ordering your groceries
Create an account. Before you can get started, you'll need a PC id. This is basically an account you can use across all Loblaw brands. To sign up, enter your name, email, phone number and postal code and create a password. Pick an email address you check regularly, since they'll use it to send you deals!
Fill your shopping cart. When you're signed in, you can start shopping! Browse the site by aisle or head straight for their Cart Starter, which is full of curated grocery lists specifically for different diets, families and needs. Make sure your order totals at least $30 (the minimum for Online Grocery orders).
Check out online. Head to the checkout whenever you're ready to pay for your order. You'll be prompted to choose a pickup time and location, and just note that you need to place your order at least two hours before you can pick it up.
Give them a call. If shopping online isn't for you, there's also the option to place an order over the phone. To do that, call Real Atlantic Superstore Customer Service at 1-866-727-0771 and have a PC id account with a credit card on file.
Changing your order. Don't worry – if you change your mind about something, you can modify your order before the designated cut-off window expires. Usually, if you place your order a few days in advance, you can edit your cart until 11:59 PM on the day before you pick it up.
How to pick up your grocery order
Schedule your pickup time. This step is pretty simple, because you choose your pickup window when you check out online. Just follow the prompts to select a time and store that work best for you.
Picking up your order. Time to pick up your groceries? Head to your pre-selected location and pull up into a reserved PC Express parking space. You can sit back and relax while Real Atlantic Superstore employees load everything into the car for you!
What does Online Grocery cost? Real Atlantic Superstore occasionally releases coupon codes for FREE Online Grocery pickup – so try and use one of those if you can! If you don't have a code, pickup usually costs between $3 and $5.
Tips for saving a little extra money
Whether you shop online or in-store, you get the exact same deals at Real Atlantic Superstore, so you don't need to worry about missing out on any sales either way! That being said, there are a few extra ways you can save money by going digital.
Score the new customer discount. If you're using Real Atlantic Superstore Online Grocery for the first time, you're eligible for their new customer discount. Just enter the code FREEMONTH at checkout when you place your first order, and they'll waive the pickup fees for every order you place over the next 31 days!
Don't forget about PC Optimum! If you link your PC Optimum account to your Online Grocery profile, you can earn and redeem points on these orders, too! Make sure you inform the concierge that you're a PC Optimum member when you go to pick up your groceries and have your card or app ready to scan to claim 'em! If you're not signed up yet, you can always join PC Optimum now.
Look for Superstore coupons. Every once in a while, Real Atlantic Superstore will release new Online Grocery promo codes. Whenever they do, you'll be able to find them (and the latest sales) right here!
Remember you can make returns. Whoever is completing your order will do their best to make sure you get the freshest groceries possible. If, however, you do need to return something, you usually can! Here's the full return policy.
So let us know what you think in the comments! Have you tried Real Atlantic Superstore Online Grocery? Will you?