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Grocery delivery service Instacart coming to Billings

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Instacart, a retail delivery service, will launch in Billings and other areas in the state at the end of the month.

The service, set to launch in Billings on June 21, allows shoppers to hand-pick items from stores and have their order delivered from stores right to their doorsteps. Participating retailers include Albertsons, Costco, Natural Grocers and CVS Pharmacy.

Instacart Operations Manager Jessica Murdock explained how the business works.

"A local Instacart shopper will shop for your order for you and deliver it to your home or business in as little as an hour," Murdock said.

We spoke to Deborah Leonard, who is visiting the Magic City from Arizona. She said she already uses Instacart back home and thinks it could be of good use to the elderly and those with kids here in the Treasure State.

"It's a great service," Leonard said. "You don't have to get out of your car, waste your time with the crowds, the lines, and all of that. They just bring it right out to you...It's wonderful and people love it."

Some local shoppers say they might be signing up soon.

"I think it's a great idea. It's creating jobs for somebody and keeps me from going to the store," Billings resident Peggy Eggen said. "A lot of people either have a busy schedule and their time is limited or people are limited on their mobility and have trouble getting out. If it's a reliable service, and not a lot of charge for extra – like no fees – I think people will really use it."

Murdock also explained how the delivery charges work.

"For orders of $35 or more, the delivery fee is just $5.99. A lot of customers also take the opportunity to save big over time by signing up for Instacart express membership, which is unlimited free same day delivery on all orders over $35 or more. That membership is $14.99 a month or $149 a year."

Murdock said Instacart will not only be available for people in Billings but also service the Heights, Lockwood, Yegen, Hesper, Acton, Huntley, Indian Arrow, and Pryor communities.

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