Is Walmart Grocery Pickup worth doing? Here’s our honest opinion and thoughts on the service!
I tested out Walmart’s Online Grocery service mentioned in this post, and received grocery shopping funds from Walmart in order to do so.
Have you ever gone to the grocery store for “just a few things” and ended up leaving having spent at least $20 more than you needed to? Or skipped going to the store- and been without milk for an extra day- just because it would involve loading and unloading your children into the car and dragging them through the aisles?
I hope I’m not the only one who has done that before. I generally enjoy grocery shopping but I recently discovered how amazing it is to use the Walmart Free Grocery Pickup Service.
It has been life changing. No really. It has! I no longer impulse buy or have to waste precious time going in and out of the store to get my groceries each week.
You simply order your groceries online, reserve a time slot to pick up and a Walmart employee shops, bags and brings your groceries out to your car for you! They’ll even load them into your car and the best part is this service is absolutely free. No need to tip or pay an extra service fee either.
It is so easy to do but I am going to share all you need to know when placing your own order.
Find Location and Make an Account
Most importantly, make sure your local Walmart store offers grocery pick up. You will need an account to place an order so you can do so at Walmart.com.
It is so quick and easy and all you need is an email address. Once you’ve signed in, you click on the Grocery Pickup tab and it will let you know if the pickup serves your area. If so, you continue on by putting in your zip code which will then bring up your nearest Walmart stores. Pick the store you want to shop at and you’re all ready to go!
Next, comes the fun part!
Choosing your groceries. I prefer to write a list out before hand so I don’t get distracted and stick to only what I need. You can type in a product or the general idea at the top of the screen and all your options will come up.
For example, if you put in “orange juice” a variety of brands and sizes will appear and you then click “add to cart” once you’ve chosen what you would like. When it comes to produce or meat you can choose how many pounds of each item you need so it is easy to customize to fit your needs.
Bonus tip: every time you log in to place an order it saves some of your most used products on the main screen so you can add them quickly. I always have paper towels, cheese, yogurt and milk pop up!
Once you have completed your list it will ask you to choose a time to pick up. They have you choose in one hour increments allowing you to go anytime during that hour window.
One thing it asks is if you will allow substitutions. Sometimes items might be out of stock. If you click the allow substitutions arrow, the grocery shopper will simply find a replacement for it. Usually they will upgrade you to a larger size or give you a different brand at no extra cost!
Walmart will send you an email right before your time slot opens up to let you know your groceries are ready. I have never had to wait and my groceries have always been ready on time. You can download the Grocery Pick Up app on your phone which allows you to check in so they know you are on your way.
Once you get to your store, follow the Grocery Pickup signs to the pickup area and pull into one of the reserved parking spots.
A friendly grocery worker will then come out to greet you and return with your groceries!
They bag everything up and bring them out in big bins. I like this because it keep the bags from getting squished or toppled on top of eachother.
You will need to put a credit or debit card number in your Walmart account. They do not accept cash at the pickup. Once you have arrived and gone over your order they will charge your card and then give you a printed copy of the groceries you purchased.
That sounds easy enough, right? I have loved using the Grocery Pickup and I love sitting down the night before I need groceries to go over my list and planning my weekly menus.
This week has been cold and snowy in Utah so I was able to plan ahead, and order ingredients to make chili and cornbread for dinner. My weekly grocery items also include items for my daughter’s school lunch plus fresh produce. They always do a fantastic job of picking only the freshest products!
If you have the option to do Grocery Pickup at your local Walmart I would highly recommend it! If you’ve used it before we’d love to hear in the comments what you thought about it!