Dining bills can get high when you are in Disney World. One way to help keep costs down is to have groceries delivered to your resort.
GardenGrocer.com is one company that will deliver to your resort. My family and I have used their grocery delivery service in the past and have been very happy with the experience. The process is pretty easy and straightforward.
Ordering Your Groceries
On the website you can check and see what delivery times are available for the day you would like the groceries delivered. Click “Shop” and scroll to the bottom of the page, this is where the available delivery times are shown.
Registering for an Account
Once you’ve checked availability for your day you should set up an account. It’s very easy to do, just click on the person icon in the upper righthand corner, select “Register,” and fill out the form. Once you have done that you can start shopping.
Shopping on the Website
After creating an account you will be ready to shop. You can either click the main menu icon in the upper lefthand corner and choose “Shop,” or you can click through the “aisles” on the homepage. When you find an item you want just click “add to cart.” You can check you cart throughout the time you are shopping.
Once you have finished shopping you can start the checkout process. Click on the person in the upper righthand corner again and choose the checkout option, it will also show the cost of the items in your cart. Keep in mind that in order to have delivery service to your resort you will need to order at least $40 worth of items.
On the checkout screen there will be a form to fill out, as well as an option to pick your resort and delivery window. Garden Grocer offers 3 different delivery windows to choose from: 8 am – 12 pm, 12 pm – 4 pm, and 4 pm – 9 pm. So you can choose the window that best fits your delivery needs.
After you make your selections and pay for the groceries you will get a confirmation email. Make sure to keep the confirmation email with your travel documents. Chances are you won’t need it, but just in case you do, it’s good to have it with you.
You will get an email, text, and phone call (optional) once your groceries have been delivered. After you have checked in to your resort and your groceries have arrived at Bell Services, you can call Bell Services and they will bring the groceries to your room.
You do not have to be there when the groceries are delivered to the resort. However, you do have to be there in order for the hotel to bring them to your room. So if your flight gets in at 2 p.m., you can have the groceries delivered between 12 pm – 4 pm, that way they should be there by the time you check in or soon after. Also, don’t worry about ordering refrigerated or frozen items. The resorts will be able to keep your grocery items cold.
Save on Your Order
If you do decide to order from them, you should know that they give discounts to people who order early. Here are the discounts:
- 15 Days Early = Save 5%
- 30 Days Early = Save 7%
- 60 Days Early = Save 10%
Garden Grocer also has an app for iOS users, which makes it easy to place an order right from your phone.
The process is so simple and very helpful.We had no trouble whatsoever using Garden Grocer and will definitely be using them again. We found the prices to be reasonable and delivery was on time. It’s such a helpful service for those that like to have some food in the room instead of eating out all the time.
Have you ever used Garden Grocer?
Thanks for reading!
We’ve used garden grocer a number of times and it is fantastic. We have gotten breakfast items which saves time in the morning and cases of water that you can pack for the day saves money since it’s cheaper than in the parks. Even though you have refillable mug included with meal plans, sometimes you don’t want to walk all the way to food court or quick serve depending how far your room is.Groceries arrive on time and even cold items like milk will be stored in the hotel fridge for you. Great service, highly recommend!
Glad you had a good experience with them too, Kelly! It makes it so much easier to not eat out all the time and save a little bit of money.
We did this the last time we were there. It worked really well. Especially with water and sports drinks. We also used it for snacks. The biggest problem we had is getting too much. Next time we would have the experience to know what works and what doesn’t. We would definitely do this again.
It is hard to know how much to order the first time you use them. We ended up having to put in a second order, because we didn’t order enough. LOL. Glad you had a good experience with them too. 🙂
Do they deliver to DVC resorts as well?
Yes, they deliver to DVC resorts. We had a delivery sent to BoardWalk Villas with no problems.
What is an appropriate tip to give the person that brings your groceries to your room?