Thanks to a new app and website the Texarkana community and surrounding area does not have to step out of the comfort of their home when they need to purchase groceries. I was just thinking that this rainy weekend, I needed a few things but I didn't really feel like getting dressed up and going to the store and I told myself I wish we had a delivery service. Guess I shouldn't wsh to hard...Lol.

According to a press release, Instacart (Instacart.com), the fast-growing retail delivery service whose shoppers hand pick and deliver items from trusted local stores, announced today that it is expanding into the Texarkana, Texas area to serve over 32K households beginning Thursday, September 27.

Texarkana, Texas area residents can now order from their favorite local retailers, Brookshire’s, Albertsons, Super 1 Foods, and CVS Pharmacy, and have their groceries and everyday essentials delivered straight to their doorsteps in as little as one hour.  Instacart received an overwhelming volume of requests for expansion into this region and is excited to now be delivering to the Texarkana area.

Service areas include: Texarkana, Wake Village, Nash, Red Lick, Leary, Hooks, Redbank, New Boston, Woodstock, Simms, Bassett, Carbondale, Corley, Maud and Redwater.

Instacart is also bringing income earning opportunities to the area with plans to on-board more than 100 new shoppers.

“Over the past year we’ve seen incredible demand in the Texarkana area,” said David Holyoak, General Manager at Instacart.  “We work with a variety of local retailers to provide the freshest, highest quality groceries to our customers. Launching in Texarkana gives us an opportunity to expand service in Texas.  We’re also excited to build a world class shopper community, where we can offer fun and flexible income earning opportunities for our shoppers, who ultimately deliver this amazing service to the community.”

How Instacart works:

Customers go online or open the Instacart mobile app on their iPhone or Android device, select their city/store, add items to a virtual cart, then choose a delivery window (within one hour, within two hours, or up to five days in advance) and check out. An Instacart shopper accepts the order on his/her smartphone, uses the Instacart shopper app to guide them through shopping, and then delivers the order to the customer in the designated delivery time frame.

For orders of $35 or more, the delivery fee is just $5.99. Many customers also take the opportunity to save big over time by signing up for Instacart Express membership, which enables unlimited, free same-day delivery on orders of $35 or more. After a free trial period, Instacart Express membership is just $14.99 a month or $149 a year.

First time users can also enter the code HITEXARKANA (01/31/19 expiration) at checkout to get $20 off an order of $35 or more, plus a free first time delivery.

New customers can open an account at Instacart.com. For other FAQs, visit instacart.com/faq.