A while back, I saw friends that live elsewhere posting about picking up their groceries at Walmart and how awesome ot was. I WAS SO JEALOUS! I thought we would never get that grocery pickup service at our store because they could barely keep the shelves stocked, much less shop for people! Well much to my surprise and disbelief, I went to Walmart one day and lo and behold, orange “Pickup” signs and special parking spaces! I waited a few weeks before I tried it out so they could work out the kinks.
If your store has this service, go right now and setup an account! Get the app on your phone and start filling up your cart. Use this link right here! I get a little referral credit when you do! You can set up your own referral and tell all your friends about it, too!
So, how does it work? Okay, so you can login to the website or use the app. You just search for the items you need and add it to your cart. Once you get to $30.00, go ahead and reserve your pickup time. That is going to vary by location, but for example, my store is about 4 days out. So, yesterday (a Thursday) I started my cart and the first available pickup was on Monday. You just have to plan ahead and start your order early. The best part about it is that you don’t have to know everything you are going to need right then. Once you have your time reserved, you can add more things to your cart up until a few hours before you pickup.
I have to tell you that I was very skeptical about ordering produce, meat, and dairy items. I am picky about choosing my meat and produce. And dairy items, I always look for the one that has the date furthest out. Well, the first order I placed, I bit the bullet and ordered several things just so I could see how they did. I was very pleased with it. Another great feature is being able to check the box for “Substitute items”. Say for example that you order Sam’s Choice cream cheese, and when they go to pull your order, they are out of it on the shelf. If you have the box checked, they will pull a similar, but better brand for you. You pay the same price as the Sam’s Choice brand! The guy that brought my groceries out said they never substitute for a lower priced brand. They always try to do same or better. Now, if they are out of an item and you don’t have the boxed checked, then they don’t pull anything and it gets deducted from your order. That is a nice feature because there are some things that I wouldn’t mind switching out, but some I really am brand loyal.
So, that’s really all there is to it. You place your order online and arrive during your pickup time and park in the designated area. You can checkin on the app to let them know you are there or call the number on the sign. They come out and load your groceries for you, tell you about any out of stock items or substitutions and you are on your way. It is the easiest and quickest grocery shopping I have ever done, especially at Walmart. Give it a try and let me know what you think!!
Also, if you meal plan, this is absolutely awesome. You can plan out your menu and check your kitchen to see what you need so you don’t buy things you already have. Add your ingredients to your cart and pickup! HOLY GROCERY SHOPPING BATMAN! It truly is a game changer.
Meal Planning Made Simple