This Site Actually Got Cheaper as We Added More Things to Our Cart
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When I heard about a website calling itself “the ultimate shopping hack,” I had to investigate.
The site in question?
Jet, a “smart shopping platform” boasting that it turns “built-in costs into opportunities to save you money.”
Here’s how it works: When you add items to your cart on Jet, other products’ prices get even lower.
The more you buy, the more you save.
Plus, Jet offers free shipping on orders over $35 and free two-day shipping and free returns.
Sounds pretty good, huh?
I wanted to check it out myself, so I made my shopping list — and compared Jet’s prices on a dozen popular food and household items to those at my neighborhood grocery store.
(Spoiler alert: Jet was cheaper… but just wait until you see the final price.)
Because Jet sells many products in larger sizes, I sometimes had to use the grocery store’s unit price to determine a comparable price.
I figured I’d start with two of the essentials: cereal and coffee. Because, really, who can live without either of those?
Cheerios (18 ounces)
Local Grocery Store: $4.99
Jet Starting Price: $2.98
Folgers Ground Coffee (48 ounces)
Local Grocery Store: $16.82
Jet Starting Price: $10.68
3. Granola Bars
Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars (98 count)
Local Grocery Store: $25.68
Jet Starting Price: $14.23
As I continued down my list, I realized Jet has a ton of grocery items I buy on a regular basis, which made it pretty easy to hit the free shipping minimum of $35.
Campbell’s Soup (10.5 ounces; 12-pack)
Local Grocery Store: $21
Jet Starting Price: $24.46
Barilla Spaghetti (32 ounces)
Local Grocery Store: $3.38
Jet Starting Price: $2.90
Great Value Distilled White Vinegar (1 gallon)
Local Grocery Store: $2.99
Jet Starting Price: $3.91
If you’re in need of household or family goods, Jet has those, too — so I surfed over to those sections next.
Pampers Cruisers (Size 3; 174-count)
Local Grocery Store: $51.05
Jet Starting Price: $41.41
8. Laundry Detergent
Tide Pods (81-count)
Local Grocery Store: $21.93
Jet Starting Price: $18.99
9. Toilet Paper
Charmin Ultra Soft (18 mega rolls)
Local Grocery Store: $13.99
Jet Starting Price: $17.96
10. Dish Soap
Dawn Hand Renewal With Olay (18 ounces)
Local Grocery Store: $2.57
Jet Starting Price: $4.17
Last stop? Toiletries. Let’s see how Jet checks out.
Head & Shoulders 2-in-1 Dandruff Shampoo & Conditioner (32.1 ounces)
Local Grocery Store: $10.49
Jet Starting Price: $10.79
Crest 3D White Luxe Glamorous (4.1 ounces)
Local Grocery Store: $3.41
Jet Starting Price: $4.24
How Much You Could Save With Jet
All right, here’s what you’ve been waiting for… the totals.
Local grocery store: $178.30
Jet subtotal: $157.48
Though that’s already looking pretty impressive (plus that extra $7.54 I saved when adding more items to my cart), there are still three more discounts to add.
Watch how they stack on top of each other…
- First-time shopper discount: Jet offers 15% off your first three orders (a maximum of $20 per order).
- Debit-card discount: Since it has lower transaction fees than credit cards, paying with a debit card saves you an extra 0.8% on each item, though some items might not be eligible.
- No-return discount: If you agree to not return certain non-perishable items, Jet will give you an additional discount.
Taking all of those into account (except the no-return discount), the TOTAL Jet price, excluding taxes, comes out to $129.22 — a $49.08 savings, over 30% less than the grocery store.
Of course, you have to consider you won’t always have the 15% new customer discount; it’s only valid for your first three orders. But even without it, you can still save a significant amount.
And, you don’t have to go fight crowds, stand in line or even look for parking.
Want to give Jet a shot? Use code SAVE15 to get 15% off your first three orders!
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