I tried the Grocery Pick-up service from Walmart…

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So, I did a thing last week.

I finally tried out Walmart’s Grocery Pickup service.

Without sounding too dramatic, it was pretty epic, and I might even say life-changing.

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I tend to avoid Walmart for many reasons, one of them being the fact that I’m not a fan of people. And Walmart has those. Lots and lots of those.

I’m only slightly kidding.

Walmart also has TOOMANYTHINGS and I always think of, “one more thing.” {facepalm} Surely I’m not the only one.

Also, I am not a fan of the parking lot. {Well, we can’t avoid everything, amIright?!}

I ordered online from their website on Monday morning, and after confirming my order, it notified me I had about a 3-hour window to modify anything I wanted. Of course, I immediately remembered something I forgot, so I edited my order. I chose a pick-up time for between 9 and 10 am on Tuesday. I could have chosen any time that day (I think it runs from about 7 am to 8 or 9 pm), or for several days after, but I needed my groceries pretty quickly, so Tuesday it was.

After my “edit the cart” window expired, I received an email confirmation of my final order. I also downloaded the Grocery App, and my order and account information is now easily accessible.

About 8:45 on Tuesday morning, I received a notification on the app that my order was ready for pick-up. I also received an email that listed a few substitutions, and the option to accept or decline the substitution. {I didn’t realize the email was so detailed until I got home, but I will look at it before leaving next time to go ahead and accept or decline the substitutions.}

After dropping off the older two at piano, the three youngers and I headed to our Walmart. Before leaving piano, I “checked in” via the app. The app tracked me the entire way, which was both pretty cool and slightly creepy, but is a great idea because it gives them an ETA for each order pick-up.

When I pulled into the parking lot, and then into the special parking spot, my app alerted me that I had arrived, and to let it know what parking spot I was in. The spot I was in was actually already input in my app.

It knows my every move.

I had barely had a chance to get my bearings when I saw in my mirror that my Grocery Pick-up Person {not sure what that official title is called} was already making her way to my car.

I got out, as it was my first time, and I wanted to chat with my rep and see how all of this works. We chatted about the substitutions (one was weird, and she even commented about it), and I just kept them all. They were fine, but just so you know you can decline them right there on the spot. Substitutions are labeled and easily found.

All of my groceries were carefully bagged (yes, I’m serious), and separated. That could be drawback for some: all the grocery sacks! {There were a lot.} I’m good, though. Everything, even the frozen stuff, was the the proper temperature. It was mainly cold stuff, so it was probably a better temp than if it had sat in my grocery cart while I shopped!

My Grocery Pick-up Person delivered excellent customer service. When I told her this was my first experience with grocery pick-up, she was very thankful to me for using the service and told me what times were busy and what times were slower. She offered all of this information without my asking. She was extremely kind and friendly, and I was highly impressed. Even with our chatting, from the time I pulled into the pick-up space to the time I pulled out, less than five minutes had passed.

I live about 25 minutes from my Walmart, and by the time I got home, nothing had gotten warm or defrosted. #WIN

I am quite particular about my fruits, veggies, and meats, but I thought I would give them a shot and see what Walmart came up with if I had them shop for me. Fortunately, my Walmart has a decent selection of organic items, and I was even able to snag some of the kids’ favorite kombucha. Whoever my shopper was, he or she did a great job choosing my meat, fruits, and vegetables. I am extremely pleased, and I will use this service again.

If you would like to try this service, and get $10 off your first order, you can click this link for a coupon code. Just copy and paste that code into the box at checkout of your first order and bam! $10 off.

A few things:

  • You must purchase at least $30 worth of products to reserve a time slot.
  • At least $50 must be purchased to use the $10 off coupon.
  • Favorite items can be saved.
  • The app makes ordering and check-in a breeze.
  • You can sign up to receive a text along with an email when your order is ready. Downloading the app will also alert you when your order is ready for pick-up.
  • You do not have to get out of your car or help them load your groceries. It’s entirely up to you. I do recommend touching base with your person because mine gave me valuable info!

This is not sponsored in any way by Walmart. If you use the $10 off code, you will receive $10 off your first order, and I will also receive $10 off my next order. Regardless of any benefits, I would share this with you because I am so pleased with the service!

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