Save Time This Thanksgiving with Walmart Grocery Pickup

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

This is a sponsored post. I received compensation for an honest review.

This is my favorite time of year! Having that said, it's also the busiest time of the year. Something immediately happens the day after Halloween...full-blown Holiday season.  I used to only struggle in December with all of the parties, but November has become just as busy! This past Saturday was a no exception. I had a crazy hectic day! I woke up bright and early to attend the Bay Area Heart Walk. After the Heart Walk, I planned to swing by The Galleria to meet Edgardo, the founder of Aquazzura and then at 3 o'clock I was invited to Friendsgiving.  I love Friendsgiving! It's always nice to gather with friends  around this time of year, as well as family! This year, Friendsgiving was hosted by some of my bible study friends, Shelby & Derek at their gorgeous new house in Spring! I volunteered to bring deviled eggs and stuffing. To me, both of these items taste the best if they are made the day of, but with this schedule, how would I find time to cook these dishes? The truth is I would not have had time, if it hadn't been for Walmart.

Walmart has a great new service called Grocery Pick-up, which I was more than eager to try out. For someone like me, who is always running from here to there, there is nothing better than a time-saver. What is grocery pick-up, you ask? Well, it's this amazing new service in which you order everything you want to buy from Walmart via this link, pay for it online, and then go to the store and pick it up.  The service is free, but to me that's not even the best part. The best part is I don't even have to get out of my car!  Below I share with you a little video about my experience and some screenshots to show you how easy it is to use this service.  Hopefully you have a Walmart near you that's participating in this service!!

Check out my video below or watch HERE on YouTube:

To start the service you first have to place your order. Friday, while I was at work, I realized I didn't have all of the ingredients that I needed to make my deviled eggs and stuffing. Over my lunch break, I logged onto Walmart to submit my order. The process is very easy!

Once you finish setting up your account, you can choose from a variety of departments! At first I thought I would only be able to order food, but there's electronics, baby, home & furniture and more! Check out the department list below. This time around I just needed groceries so I headed to eggs & dairy.  I was also impressed by the variety of options under each category. You can either navigate to a specific department using the drop-down, Shop by Department button, or you can just type in the item you are looking for.  I did both to complete my cart just to play around with the site.  

Lots of variety under each item.

You can choose the store to fulfill your request.

After picking your store you can pick your pick-up time. There were no slots for Friday, so I picked the Saturday at 11 am pickup date. 

There's a final summary of all of your items, and options to allow substitutions or not. 
Honestly the entire process took less than 10 minutes, and probably only took that long because I was just browsing to see what was all available.  There is a $30.00 minimum requirement, so I added some other items that I needed for other things. Once I checked out there was a list of instructions for how to pick-up. There are two options to check-in to your Wal-Mart when you arrive. You can either call them when you are 15 minutes away or check-in via the Wal-Mart app. Since this was my first pick-up, I decided to call first. I also wanted to call to figure out exactly where in Wal-Mart I go to pick up the groceries. The woman that I talked to on the phone was super helpful . I arrived and parked in the reserved spots for Grocery Pick-up and called the number on the sign to let them know I was there.  The lady came out, checked my ID and loaded my trunk for me. They even handed me my fragile items to keep in the front seat: eggs & bread. They also had separate color bags for cold items versus non-perishables.  They also hand you your receipt and list. The list will show if any substitutions were made, or if anything wasn't available. They don't officially charge your card until you pick up your groceries, so if an item couldn't be fulfilled, you would only be charged with your final items. And if something was substituted, you would be charged the original price of the first item if the new item is more expensive.

Unfortunately, I was unable to film the entire pickup process because this particular Wal-Mart wouldn't let me without having called ahead. That was kind of a bummer. I didn't want to film a staged experience, I wanted it to be as authentic and realistic for any of my readers that may want to try it out. But overall my experience was good. Everything on my list was accounted for, and it was SUCH a time saver to just roll-up, pick up the items and take off! I definitely recommend this for busy households!

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  1. Wow! That's really nice and convenient of Wal-Mart to start doing this. Looks like they offer it in my area as well, so I may have to try it sometime. And good to know about the $30 minimum.

  2. This is awesome and the process sounds so easy! I may have to look into this.

  3. This is a very awesome and convenient idea!

  4. This was an awesome review!! I was a tad confused about the whole process before reading this. Thank you!

  5. Thanks for sharing. I didn't know that they did this. It would make grocery shopping a lot more convenient for sure!

    Cheers, J

  6. I love the idea of this process because sometimes I just don't have time to make it to the store. Plus I think it's just super helpful for Moms who don't want to haul around their kids through the store. Thanks for sharing!

  7. One of these days I'm going to break down and start having my groceries delivered...just imagine the amount of time I could save myself!!!

  8. I definitely want to try this out!!! - Lindsey Lyons


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