Online Shopping Frequently Asked Questions
Managing My Account• Do I need an account to shop online?
Yes, you need an account and creating one is simple. To create an account, Select Sign in or Register at the top right, then select register and complete the form. Remember to save and start shopping today.
• Do I need a More Rewards card to shop online?
Yes, we know you’ll want to earn More Rewards points for your online shopping purchases too. If you don’t already have a More Rewards card, you can easily sign up for one while you’re creating your online shopping account – Under More Rewards and Store Preferences just check box “I need a More Rewards card”. You’ll get a temporary More Rewards card number added to your online account to use right away and we’ll mail you your card. The card may take up to 2-3 weeks to arrive but your temporary card number has you covered. Let the online shopping and points earning begin!
• How do I link my More Rewards card to Save-On-Foods Online shopping?
You can link your More Rewards card to your Save-On-Foods Online account during account registration. Just complete the form under “More Rewards and Store Preferences” enter your MR Card # and AC# (this is located on the back of your Wallet size card). If you do not have your wallet card you will need to call customer service @1-800-242-9229 to access the AC#.
• How do I change my email address or other account information?
Once you are logged in, click on 'My Account' located at the top right of the shopping screen and choose My Account Settings. You will be able to view, add or change your email address, password, and address information by selecting 'Edit'.
• What do I do if I have forgotten my password?
Click on 'Forgot Password?' located in the sign in screen. Enter your email address in the address field and then click 'E-mail Password'. You will be emailed a link to a page where you can change your password.
• Once I’m registered what type of email will I receive?
You will receive emails related to your online orders and your online shopping account. Plus, you will receive emails based on the email selections you made during the registration process. If you subscribe to the weekly emails, you will get information on Flyer Deals and My Offers coupons, so you will never miss a deal.
Shopping Online• Is there a limit to how much I can buy?
We encourage you to do all of your grocery shopping with us. From time to time we may encounter shortages of product availability. We also want to make sure that all of our customers get the products they want and need. To ensure everyone has a great shopping experience we do reserve the right to limit quantities of items purchased online, just as we do in store.
• Will I earn More Rewards points with my order?
Yes. You will receive More Rewards points on products when shopping with Save-On-Foods Online in the same way that you would if you shopped instore. You can also earn bonus points by loading My Offers every week. Watch your points add up.
• How far in advance does my order need to be placed?
You can order for today for delivery or pickup as early as this afternoon or you can order up to 12 days in advance. Order early to ensure you get the timeslot that you prefer. For Delivery and Pick up you can order same day, next day or you can also order 12 days in advance. Please note these options may change based on location and statutory holiday hours.
• Is there a minimum order value to place my order?
Yes, there is a minimum order value of $40.
• Can I give my personal shopper special instructions?
Yes. On the “Review Cart” page you can enter a note by typing in the note box under each item.
• What does 'Allow Substitutions' mean?
If you “Allow Substitution”, and an item you have selected is unavailable, your Personal Shopper will select a similar replacement item for you. If you choose not to “Allow Substitutions”, and the product requested is unavailable, you will not receive another product in its place. You will not be charged for the unavailable item.
• How will I know what items were substituted?
All substitutions will be reviewed with you upon delivery or pickup. You will also receive an email confirming your order has been completed with a list of substitutions. If you don’t want the substituted product we will be happy to refund the item right away – just let your delivery assistant or personal shopper know as you are reviewing the substitutions.
• What if I am not happy with the substituted product?
If you are unhappy with the item substituted in your order, we will provide you a full refund on the substituted item. You can return the item with the driver or at the store on receipt of goods. You can also contact our Customer Service team at 1.800.242.9229 or email us at [email protected] if you have discovered a problem when you unpacked your goods.
• Can I modify or cancel my order?
- Yes, you can change/edit or cancel your order up until the daily cut off times: 10:00 pm for next day delivery or pick up. Same Day pick up cut off times: 10:00 am (pickup after 2:00pm), 12pm (pickup after 4:00 pm).
- Please sign in to your account and proceed to MY ACCOUNT on the top right. Scroll down to “My Orders” and click. A list of all online orders will be displayed. You will be able to change or cancel any active orders. Please ensure you follow the directions carefully as once you have cancelled an order you will not be able to retrieve it.
Absolutely. To view past purchased items, you can click on past purchases at the top right corner under My Account. You can review your purchases in the previous 2 years. You can also add items to your cart from this page. For Past order history click on “My Account” at top right and select “My Orders” and you can filter by pick up or delivery as well as monthly or by previous years. Once you select a specific order you can “View Order Details” and your order will display. At this time, you can also add items to your cart or save a list for later by “Select all items” or by selecting by each item.
• How do I save my cart?
Your cart will be saved automatically if you are signed in. Items will remain in your cart until you purchase them on checkout. No matter where you sign in from you’ll be able to see any items you’ve added to your cart.
• How do I know my order is confirmed?
You will receive a confirmation email once your order has been received by the system. This will confirm your items ordered and your scheduled delivery or pick up time. If you ever have questions about your order, please contact us at 1.800.242.9229 or email us at [email protected]
• Is there a way to easily sort items when I’m ordering?
You can change how products are displayed by sorting them using the “Filter Results” on the left side on of page results by Category, Dietary, Additional Filters and Brand. Also, you can sort results by using options on top right of results page by Relevance, Brand A-Z, Price Lowest to Highest.
• How do I search for items?
You can use the website search tool on top of the website page to find a specific product. Enter a brand name, product name, category, or barcode. For example: "Western Family"
• Can I order More Rewards Items as part of my online shopping order?
If you want to redeem your points for More Rewards catalogue items, please visit www.morerewards.ca to place your order.
• Can I order gift cards?
Sorry, this option is not available at this time.
• I can’t find a product that I normally buy in store?
Sorry about that! We sure try to have all the same products available online that you find at your favourite store – but it doesn’t always happen! Sometimes we’ve missed listing it and sometimes it’s such a unique item that we’re not aware of it. We’d love to hear from you if there’s a product you’d like to see us add to our online offering, please email us at [email protected]
Customer Service Hours Question?Our Customer Service team is always happy to help. We are open Monday – Sunday from 6:00am – 6:00pm and Statutory Holidays 8am-6pm You can reach us at 1.800.242.9229 or email us at [email protected]
Pricing, Coupons and Promo Codes• Is the pricing the same as shopping in store?
Absolutely. All Save-On-Foods advertised specials and promotional prices apply when shopping Save-On-Foods Online. The prices shown on the website at the time of ordering are the prices in store on that day. Your order will be charged the prices in store on the day you have scheduled your pick up or delivery for, not the day you place your order.
• Can I redeem my More Rewards points online for items I’m ordering online?
Yes, More Rewards members have the ability to select which redemption offers they wish to use during the checkout process when shopping online.
• When I put items in my cart with More Rewards points will my points balance be updated in real time in my cart?
At the time of checkout, you will have visibility of your More Rewards Points balance and will also have ability to redeem any redeemable products that have been added to your cart. This total will also appear on your receipt on receipt of your goods.
• Do you accept paper coupons online?
Unfortunately, we don’t. However, we do accept digital coupons and offers via our My Offers site . Make sure that you have logged in and loaded offers to your More Rewards card and also ensure that the offer requirements are met prior to checkout.
• How do you redeem a Promo Code online?
You can redeem a promo code online on the payment page at checkout. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, click on “Add a Promo Code”, enter the code and click on Apply. If the code is valid and you meet requirements the message will display as “Code Applied”.
• How do I know if I redeemed a digital offer (My Offers) that was loaded to my card?
First, ensure you have met all the requirements for the offers you want to redeem, including adding the correct products (size, variety, brand, count) to your cart. Upon checkout, your loaded offers will automatically redeem. They will not be reflected in your order summary, however you will see your savings and earnings appear on the receipt you receive at the time of pick-up or delivery.
• Are the advertised % discount or Bonus Points Promotion valid online?
Advertised offers of a % discount or X bonus More Rewards points are only available for in-store purchases at participating stores, while such offers are valid. These discounts and bonus More Rewards point offers are NOT applicable to online shopping purchases.
• Do you price match online?
We match all competitor flyer pricing for in-store purchases only. “We match” competitor pricing is not valid for purchases made through saveonfoods.com.
• The cart says, ‘estimated total’, how will my actual total be calculated?
Your cart total reflects the prices on the day you place your order online; you will be charged based on the prices in effect on the day of your delivery or pickup. o If your order includes weighted items, your personal shopper will do their best to select the exact weight you ordered, however you will be charged for the actual weight picked.
Delivery and Pick up• Can I get my Online Shopping order delivered?
Yes if your address is in the specified delivery area.
• How do I know if I am in the delivery area?
Go to saveonfoods.com and enter your postal code to see if delivery service is available to your area.
• What is the fee for delivery?
Our delivery fee varies by timeslot. You can also redeem 2,500 More Rewards Points for free delivery with Promo Code: RD2500.
• Should I tip my delivery assistant?
We thank you for the compliment, but our drivers do not accept tips. We would be happy to hear about your great service and pass it along. Email us at [email protected]
• Why am I being charged a pickup fee?
Our online shopping service is a premium service we offer our customers. The resources used for our online shopping service are significantly greater than the costs we pass along to the consumer.
• When will the fee take effect?
The fee takes effect on September 23rd, 2021.
• How much will I be charged?
Orders scheduled for pickup on a weekday (Monday – Friday) are subject to a pickup fee of $1.95. Orders scheduled for pickup on a weekend (Saturday and Sunday) are subject to a fee of $2.95
• Is there tax on the pickup fee?
Yes. The pickup fee is subject to GST.
• Why is 15% off Tuesdays (in participating Alberta stores) unavailable for my online shopping order?
We offer different promotions across different platforms and 15% off Tuesday remains an in-store only promotion.
• Can I use my points for free pickup?
Yes. Weekday pickups are free with 700 points redeemed [with promo RDPICKUP], and weekend pickups are free with 1000 points redeemed [with promo RDPICKUP]
• I’m an existing customer. How do I redeem my first month of pickups free?
Use promo code FREEPICKM during checkout on each order placed between September 23rd, 2021, and October 23rd, 2021
• I am a new customer and want to take advantage of the “first month of pickups free”, why can’t I use that?
While our promo code applies to our existing customers only, we’re pleased to offer our new customers their first 3 pickups free, OR their first delivery free – no promo code necessary.
• Do I have to be at home to accept the delivery of my order?
Yes, we will not leave your goods unattended or with a minor. However, if leaving your order with a minor is more convenient for you, we need written approval in the delivery notes of your order to do so. If you need to reschedule delivery, please call 1.800.242.9229.
• I live in an apartment or gated townhouse complex, what are my delivery options?
We deliver to all types of homes. Please use the delivery area notes section in your order to ensure you communicate to the delivery assistant how to contact you through an intercom system, if necessary. If you have concierge service in your building and want the delivery assistant to leave the order there, we need written approval in the delivery notes of your order to do so.
• How do the 2 hour pick up windows work?
When will my order be ready? Your order will be available for you to pick up anytime during the 2-hour order window. Your order will be ready for pick up at the start time of the 2-hour window.
• What if I can't pick up my order on time?
If you find yourself unable to pick up your order within the timeslot chosen, please contact the Customer Service Team at 1.800.242.9229 as soon as possible to make alternative arrangements.
• I have had an issue with my delivery. How do I get these resolved?
Our goal is to ensure that your delivery is on time and the service is professional. We stand behind our commitment. We are happy to help resolve your issue. Please contact our Customer Service Team at 1.800.242.9229 or email us at [email protected]
• I am concerned about the safety of delivery and ensuring the delivery assistant is from Save-On-Foods
Our delivery assistants will contact you approximately 15 minutes prior to their arrival, so you will know when to expect them. The delivery assistants will always be in our Save-On-Foods uniforms and have identification if you have concerns at the doorstep.
• Can I schedule my delivery to an address different than my billing address?
Absolutely, as long as the delivery address is within our delivery area. Just go into your account details and add an additional delivery address.
Quality & Freshness• How do I know my products will be fresh?
Our Personal Shoppers are trained on selecting the best quality and freshest products possible. The Personal Shopper shops on your behalf, selecting your fresh foods directly off the store shelves. They also ensure that the temperature integrity of your order is maintained at every step in the process until your order is delivered or picked up. Personal Shoppers also review the best by or best before dates on products and select you the longest date available in store. Save-On-Foods has a 100% Money Back Guarantee to reinforce our commitment to only the highest quality and freshest products.
• Will you honor the 100% Money Back Guarantee if my order is not up to quality standards?
Yes. The Save-On-Foods 100% Money Back Guarantee will be honoured should any of your items not meet your quality standards.
• Do my chilled and frozen products meet food safety regulations in regard to temperature integrity?
Absolutely. We guarantee that your chilled and frozen products are safely stored so that you receive them in the best possible condition.
Payment & Refunds• What forms of payment are accepted?
We accept American Express, MasterCard and MasterCard Debit, Visa and Visa Debit. We do not accept pre-paid credit cards at this time. You can earn 2X bonus points when you use the CIBC credit or debit card.
• When is my credit card charged?
Your credit card will be charged on the day your order is picked and processed for delivery or pick up.
• Do you accept Save-On-Foods gift cards online?
Unfortunately, we cannot accept gift cards online; however, these are still accepted instore at your local Save-On-Foods.
• What is the Save-On-Foods online shopping refund policy?
We offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee on any item you are not satisfied with if returned within 14 days of purchase (some restrictions apply). You can either contact our Customer Service team at 1.800.242.9229 to be provided a refund or bring the product into your local store where a team member will gladly refund the item you no longer want or are not satisfied with.
• How do I know my credit card data and personal data are safe?
Protecting your payment and personal information is a crucial to our business. The security technologies that we use to safeguard your payment information fully comply with industry standards. Our security processes are audited by third party experts and we have a dedicated information security staff who constantly ensure that we are protecting our customers.
Miscellaneous Questions• Does Save-On-Foods have a Smart Phone App for Online Shopping?
Yes, download the free the online shopping app in the App Store or the Google Play Store.
• Which Web Browsers can I use?
You can use the Save-On-Foods Online Shopping service on most currently supported web browsers including Edge, Firefox, Safari and Chrome.
• My local Save-On-Foods doesn't offer online pickup or delivery.
What do I do? Unfortunately, your local Save-On-Foods may not be offering the online shopping service yet, please provide your email address if you would like to be notified when a store near you will be offering this service.
• Can I place my order over the phone?
Currently, we are only taking orders using our online web site or mobile application.
• Can I receive a text message when the order is ready for pick-up?
We don’t use text to communicate at this time, but you will receive an email once your order has been finalized confirming your pickup slot.
• Can I return my bottles and other recyclable items with the delivery assistant?
Not at this time.