Drive Up & Go has been introduced at the Clarkston Albertsons and the Safeways in Pullman and Moscow.

The service allows customers to shop for groceries online at bit.ly/3u4kDOK, said Tairsa Worman, a spokeswoman for the stores, in an email.

Orders can be ready for pickup as early as four hours after they are placed or as long as a week, Worman said.

Each store has designated parking spots where customers wait for the items to be delivered to their vehicles by store employees, with signs that list the number for customers to call when they arrive.

The stores don’t charge extra for Drive Up & Go, but there is a minimum order of $30.

Methods of payment include Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express credit cards as well as Visa and Mastercard debit cards.

Generally, most products that are sold at the stores are available, other than specialty cakes, floral arrangements, balloons, some deli trays, prescriptions and hot deli items besides whole rotisserie chickens, Worman said.

“Customers can add items … to the (online) cart with special requests including substitution rules and notes like ‘Green bananas, please,’ ” she said.

Personal finance topic of online discussions

Budgeting tools and tips to help make money go further are two topics that will be covered in a series of pop-up chats called “Let’s Talk Money!” scheduled to begin the first week in March.

The free, one-hour sessions will be held at 1 p.m. the first Thursday of each month and run through December. They are organized by the University of Idaho Extension Latah County.

The Zoom link to connect is uidaho.zoom.us/j/84183700635. The passcode is 880326.

“Each session will be different to cover all of the resources, but will always have the same common theme ... creating a livable spending and savings plan,” according to a news release from the Extension office.

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