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This 1 Hack Will Save You a Visit to the Overcrowded Grocery Store This Thanksgiving

It's the most wonderful time of the year — as long as you don't have to go to the grocery store. In the frantic days leading up to Thanksgiving and Christmas, shoppers overcrowd the aisles, elbowing each other to grab the last can of cranberry sauce and cutting each other in line for the butcher. And don't even get us started on the competition for parking! You could avoid the grocery store chaos by refusing to host holiday meals altogether, but if you love to entertain, we suggest you simply do your shopping on Instacart instead.

The grocery delivery service allows you to shop online at over 165 retail partners, including national grocery chains, local grocers – and even discount warehouse wholesaler Costco. Instacart expanded their partnership with Costco earlier this year, and they now offer same-day delivery perfect for the holidays when you have lots of people to feed fast. That means the ingredients for your stuffing, creamed spinach, pumpkin pie, and even your turkey itself can be purchased from you couch and dropped off at your front step in hours. With all the time and stress you'll save by avoiding the store, you'll have more opportunities to make merry holiday memories with your family.

No Costco membership is required when you shop through Instacart, but members will get the benefit of free same day delivery on orders of $35 or more while non-members will have a $6 same day delivery fee – but that's a small price to pay for avoiding the grocery store altogether around the holidays.

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