A few weeks ago, I shared on my stories that I finally decided to look more into the “pick up” option for Walmart groceries. Y’ALL, I WILL NEVER GO BACK!!! I wanted to share it with you today because I would say it’s a step below life-changing. For me, anyway.
I don’t enjoy grocery shopping. I dread it because I feel like there are so many other things I could do with that time. I always forget things and have to go back to different isles and am all over the place. I also impulse buy like woah. I will see something that looks good, or that I want to try, and before I know it, it adds $30 to my total. Whoops.
I typically always grocery shop at Walmart anyway because their prices are just better than everywhere else. The one I go to is only 6 minutes from our house, so getting there isn’t the time suck. It’s walking around looking for everything. I’d much rather not have to do it. Plus, Jake hates going, too, so I’m usually alone. Now, enter the online option.
It’s the easiest thing. Go onto Walmart.com/grocery, and in the top right corner, there is a little icon that looks like milk and a tomato. If you hover over it, it says Grocery. Click that, and you’ll be asked to pick your store location for pick up, and then to reserve a time to pick everything up.
Because Jake and I are on a meal plan right now, we have a specific grocery list that I’m able to go down and add everything I need to the cart. This is where the savings comes in, because I’m no longer impulse buying things that look good. I can stick to my list and get only what we need. It also prevents us from wasting food by only getting what we need for the week. If you don’t have a set grocery list, I suggest planning out your meals for the week, and making your list off of the recipes to ensure you have everything.
As embarrassing as it is to admit, I’m typically in such a hurry to get done that I actually forget to look at my list when I’m there and I forget things. I actually have done that with the online version, too. But the cool thing is, there is a window of time to adjust your order. So if you place it and then change your mind and either want to take something off or add something on, it will tell you how long you have to do so.
I was curious if this would allow me to get things other than groceries and it DOES! I can get dog treats and hair things and shampoo. All of the things. Add to the level of wonderful. There is a $30 minimum for the grocery service, but I think that’s a really easy threshold to hit. Jake was also nervous about them picking our produce for us, thinking they would put less effort into what they gave us but we’ve had no issues with that so far. Everything looks like what we would pick ourselves.
So how it works after you check out online, they will shop for you, weight your produce items at the end and charge you the total. When you show up, you type in your name to the kiosk, they tell you which numbered space to park in, they bring out your groceries and put them in your car for you, go over everything and you sign off and leave. If they were out of something, they will offer a comparable substitution which you can either accept or decline. And that’s it! You’re done.
For $10 toward your first purchase of $50+ with Walmart Online Grocery Pickup, click here.
As always, please reach out to me with any questions! And if you try it out, let me know your thoughts!!