I've written about my experience with Google Express before here on the blog . I really like it. Especially for Costco purchases. For example, we were having a first birthday party for The Beef over this past weekend at our* house and after doing a proper inventory, we discovered that we were covered with disposable plates and forks/knives/spoons, we didn't have any of those big party dinner napkins. You know... this kind . So...I added those to my cart and threw in a big party container of cashews and I hit the $15 minimum order for free delivery. 12 hours later....they arrived and we were ready for the party. But...to get started with buying on Costco via Google Express wasn't super easy. It required a visit to our local Costco store and a request of a new Costco card. That's because....Google Express requires that the name on your credit card that you are using to purchase stuff match EXACTLY the name on your Costco account. So...that top card is my *n
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Earlier this week, Google announced the expansion of Google Express to include delivery in the suburbs of Chicago via this blog post . Being a 'root-for-the-home-team-kinda-guy', I *had* to give it a shot, right? Google Express allows for overnight delivery of goods from a network of retailers including Walgreens, Costco, Toys R Us and others. Much like Amazon Prime, you can pay an annual subscription charge and receive free shipping. On this maiden order, I decided to skip the subscription and just pay the $4 it cost to get the stuff to my house. To make things easy, I picked just one store: Walgreens. And after filling my cart with a few things, I got the hang of it. I quickly realized that I had to hit $15 in stuff to get to the delivery threshold. So...I went around and plucked a few things from the various departments and nosed ahead of $15. This was on Wednesday. I also looked at the offerings from a few other stores. Costco, in particular was of interest.