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Instacart is a grocery delivery service that delivers in as little as an hour! Instacart connects customers with Personal Shoppers in their area who pick up and deliver groceries from local stores. Instacart is not a retailer or a seller of groceries or other merchandise.


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Smart & Final Powered by Instacart FAQs

What is the difference between and

With, you can shop from several local retailers, not just Smart & Final. You can compare prices between different retailers. With, you see only Smart & Final products.

How does Instacart work?
How much is delivery?

1-hour delivery is $5.99 / 2- hour delivery is $3.99 / 1-year subscription is $99. Surge pricing will increase delivery fees during peak delivery hours. See Instacart’s Pricing and Charges Overview.

What is the minimum purchase for delivery?

There is a $10 delivery minimum. See Instacart’s Pricing and Charges Overview.

What is Instacart’s service fee?

The Service Fee is used to provide customer support and recognize the efforts of the whole team for providing you with great service! It is a small percentage based on the initial dollar fee of your order.

Who is doing the shopping?

Instacart Personal Shoppers fulfill your orders from the store you've chosen. Your Personal Shopper will pick your produce, carefully select all your items, and handle any items that are out of stock.

Can I add special instructions for my order?

Yes, you can Add Instructions for Items for your Personal Shopper or Delivery Instructions for your Delivery Driver.

Is it possible to chat with my Personal Shopper?

Yes, see instructions on how to Chat With Your Shopper.

What if an item is not available on your site?

If you’re looking for an item that is not in our inventory, you can make a Special Request !

Where is my order?

You can always check Order Status on your app or on your computer.

Is it too late to add or delete items from my order?

Find out how you can Update Items in Your Order.

Can I reschedule a delivery or cancel my order?
How can I leave a tip for my Delivery Driver?

Tipping is available on your app or on your computer.

Where is delivery and pick-up service available?

Delivery and pick-up service is available in select cities in CA, NV, and AZ. You can check availability with your zip code at .

How is Smart & Final priced online vs. in-store?

Smart & Final offers same pricing as in store, including weekly sale pricing. Unfortunately, we are not able to honor in-store offers like “Buy More, Save More” and other similar offers.

What types of payment are accepted?

See all forms of Payment Method accepted here . Instacart currently does not accept prepaid credit cards, store gift cards, EBT cards, or international payments.

Will I receive a physical receipt?

Delivery drivers do not provide physical receipts on delivery but you will receive a digital receipt. Here is how you can Access Your Receipt .

Can I share my shopping cart?

Yes, you can Share Your Shopping Cart with family, friends, and co-workers.

What is an Express Membership from Instacart?

Instacart Express gives the customer unlimited free delivery on all orders over $35!

Who should I contact if I still have questions or concerns?

If you have any questions not covered here or on Instacart’s Help Center , please email Instacart at [email protected] .