Let me start this post by saying this is NOT a sponsored post. I am writing this post because I think I found something good that you can all benefit from and I want to pass the good news on to my readers. That good thing is Walmart Grocery Pickup and I saved $10 on my first order. So, let me tell you about my experience.
The day was July 3rd. I was working around the house trying to get things in order before My Better Half got off work early and we started our July 4th festivities. I had been going about my day adding to my grocery list in preparation for my cookout. I was trying to figure out when I would run to the grocery and was putting it off because I figured it would be so ridiculously busy and really just didn’t want to go!! Then I remembered that my sister has been raving about the new Walmart Grocery Pickup and so I decided to give it a try.
I headed to the Walmart grocery website to check for availability (even though I knew my local store had pickup). I entered my zip code and it verified that my store has grocery pickup. It then led me to Walmart Grocery where I started searching for items and adding them to my online cart. The process was super easy and everything I needed was found in my search. After adding everything I thought I needed to my online cart. I reserved a time for my order. From what I’ve come across, your order pickup has to be at least the next day. I have never seen any pickup times available on the same day as the order. I scheduled my grocery pickup for between 8-9 the next morning. Finally, I went through the checkout process and this completed my order…or so I thought.
As my day progressed I started remembering things I had forgotten to order and so I got back on the Walmart grocery site and was able to add to my order, more things than I care to admit. I had the option to continue adding to my order until 1:00 AM on the day of my pickup. I found this to be VERY convenient!!
Now, came the morning of my grocery pickup, I downloaded the Walmart grocery app which sent me a message telling me that my order was ready to pickup. So, before I left my house, I opened the app and it gave me the option to “check in”. Which is basically sending a notification telling the store that you are on your way to pick up your order and there is some sort of GPS tracking that tells them how long it will take you to get to the store.
When arriving at the store, I followed the signs in the parking lot to take me to the grocery pick up area and parked in one of the designated spots.
Within 2 minutes, someone came out the side door with all my groceries loaded neatly on a cart. They came to my car window and thanked me for choosing grocery pickup and gave me this cute little welcome back filled with samples and coupons.
Then they began to load my trunk with groceries. She came back to my car window and told me about several items that I had ordered that they did not have and continued to tell me what they had used as substitutions. For example; I ordered Great Value Lite Italian Dressing, they did not have it and so they substituted it with regular Great Value Italian Dressing. She asked if I wanted to accept that substitution before adding it to my order. Another substitution was that I ordered cinnamon dental floss and they substituted it for plain. All of the substitutions were asked about before adding to the order. When there was an increase in price because of the substitution, I was not charged for the increase. The whole substitution thing threw me for a loop. I just assumed that everything I placed in my online cart would be available in the store but the substitutions they made were all good and the first time I placed a grocery pickup order was the only time they had to make any substitutions.
Finally, I signed that I had picked up my order and I was done. Apart from having my groceries delivered to my door step and having someone put them away for me, this was probably the most pain-free grocery shopping experience I’ve ever had. I know for a fact it was the shortest one. It took only about 7 minutes for them to bring out my groceries, explain the substitutions, and load up my car.
Several of my friends have had questions as I told them about the process. The number one question being, “what about produce?” I have ordered produce each time and have been VERY pleased with the produce they chose for me. I have ordered apples, sweet peppers, colored and green peppers, lettuce, spinach, grapes, watermelon, and bananas. I know all the stores are different and each picker has their own standards but my experiences with having someone else choose my produce thus far, has been good.
This service is one of my favorite new time savers. I really cannot say one bad thing about the process. At this time you cannot use coupons with the grocery pickup but with your emailed receipt comes your Walmart Savings Catcher number, so you can continue to save money as well as time.
One other great way to save money is with this $10 referral coupon code that you can use on your first grocery pickup order. Typically the minimum order for grocery pickup is $30, but to use this coupon code you must spend $50. It really is a great savings!!
Anyway, you really should check out the grocery pickup. I’m really loving it and think you will too. Be sure to grab the coupon code and save $10, when you use my code, I get a little kick-back too.