Dude. You guys.
I just got a week’s worth of grocery shopping done in 10 minutes flat. I had both kids in tow: nobody whined, we didn’t buy a single thing we didn’t need, and we stayed under budget!
Liar liar, pants on fire.
I have shopped for the bulk of our groceries at Walmart Supercenters for several years now. They’re selection is huge, prices are low, and I’ve always been able to find good-looking produce. But my stress level spikes on grocery day, especially when Handsome is traveling and I have to take both kids along. So, you can imagine my intrigue when I found out that they began offering FREE (yes, totally and completely free) grocery pickup in my neighborhood this year.
First, you set up an account at Walmart Grocery and log in to their grocery website to begin shopping. They also have an app you can download to your phone, which syncs with your website account. Now, when I run out of milk, I simply grab my phone and add it to my virtual cart right then – before I forget. Both the website and the app keep all the items in your cart until you check out. So I can make my list throughout the week as we run out of stuff.
Since the prices are right on the screen, it’s super easy to comparison shop different brands. A running total of your order is shown in the upper right hand corner, which really helps me stay within our weekly grocery budget.
Search for items by typing directly into the manual search bar…
… or by using drop down department menus. Sometimes I can locate a specific item one way, but not the other. So be sure to try both!
Once you’re done shopping, you simply reserve a pick-up time and check out online with a debit or credit card.
Pick-up is basically idiot-proof.
Park in a slot, call the number, tell them your name… and out they come!
Sloth Alert: You literally do not have to get out of the car. But I did to take this pic of how they nicely wheel out your things and load ’em up with a smile! He was smiling and very considerate, I promise.
This new service has seriously changed my life. Now I “shop” all week on my phone app, check out the night before I want to pick-up, and leisurely drive over to collect my groceries the next day. No one unbuckles, no one whines about who’s turn it is to ride on the end of the cart, no one even sees the candy aisle (ahem, me.) and I get a week’s worth of groceries under budget.
Walmart is officially my grocery hero.
Hey, I know you wanna try it. Click HERE to get $10 off your first order! You’re sooo gonna thank me.
Things you might be wondering, because I did too:
Is it really free? Yes, I’ve done it 6 times now. There are zero fees, no price markups, and NO tipping allowed. The ONLY catch is that your cart must total a minimum of $30 to check out ($50 minimum to use the $10 off code). Hasn’t been a problem for me, since I buy a week’s worth of food at a time.
Is it just food? Nope. They have most of their health & beauty, household & laundry, baby, office, home & pet stuff on there too! The days of trying to hide that extra large box of “super” tampons behind the giant Frosted Flakes on the conveyor belt are over. Not that I would know anything about that.
Will they pick good meat/produce? I am SUPER picky about my produce and was almost hyperventilating thinking about someone else choosing my broccoli for me. But, I decided to truly test the system and was pleasantly surprised. I’ve ordered: apples, broccoli, salad, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, avocados, chicken, pork roast, ground beef, etc… and ALL have passed my inspection. They guarantee fresh produce too – you can refuse it at pick-up or return it for a full refund if not satisfied.
What if they don’t have something I ordered in stock? They have this great thing called “substitutions.” For example, if you order a liter of Coke but they’re out, they will give you a 2-liter for the same price. The other day I ordered brussel sprouts and they were totally out (strange, right?). When you go for pick-up, they will tell you about any substitutions they made and what part of the order they were unable to fulfill (if anything). The unavailables are removed from your final total. Your card isn’t charged until you have picked-up and you sign for the order at your car.
Visit their HELP PAGE for lots more info.
Wal-Mart did not sponsor this post, I’m just a rabid fan of this new service and HAD to share. However, the referral links do give YOU $10 and me $10 when you order, so total win-win.