by Jessica Pigza
This post is sponsored by Walmart’s Online Pickup & Delivery service.
It may sound horrible to say, but I don’t like grocery shopping. I never feel adequately prepared, I end up forgetting items I need, and I always feel rushed. I feel this way because I always feel like there’s something else I should be doing instead. Does anyone else feel this way? Mom guilt, yeah it’s a real thing. Life is so busy between work and three kids and their different activities and I’m in constant conflict with the things I should be doing, the things I need to do, and the things I want to do. That’s why I LOVE Walmart’s Online Pickup & Delivery service. It helps turn one of the things I have to do into one of the things I don’t mind doing. It’s grocery shopping made easy! There are so many reasons to love this service, but here are my top five!
1. More time to think and plan
I personally like to select my pickup time and submit my orders at night when the house is quiet and the kids are in bed. It gives me time to plan out a few meals and take inventory of what we actually need and not just guess. I can shop on walmart.com/grocery from my computer or use the Walmart mobile app and they keep track of the things I’ve ordered in the past so I’m not searching for each item. Plus, I can scan the barcode on items as I run out and keep a running list. The best part is, even after I submit my order I can still add items until I’ve reached my cutoff time which can vary depending on what time I pick for pickup or delivery. It’s so convenient and easy to pick the time that works best for my schedule.
2. I’m not limited to just groceries
Did you know that Walmart’s Online Pickup & Delivery service isn’t just for groceries? I can also add general merchandise to my orders too. Last week my husband was out of town. I didn’t have my teammate to stay with the kids while I did the running around. Before that scenario may have left me a little overwhelmed but not now. In addition to my regular grocery order, I was able to add the birthday present I needed for a party on Saturday as well as a fun activity to do with the kids on Sunday. It was a nice surprise to see that I could even get a birthday card, score! Plus I may have thrown in a little treat for myself – Essie nail polish in Cute As A Button.
Once my order was ready I received a notification (which means no time wasted), I checked in upon leaving my house so they knew I was one the way. Now instead of dragging my kids through the store, all I had to do was load them in the car, shoes optional, and pull into one of their marked pickup spaces. A Walmart associate then carefully loaded my groceries into the trunk and we were on our way back home. Simple, painless, and best of all, we didn’t even have to leave the car.
3. I’m never stuck with unwanted products
When placing my order through Walmart’s Online Pickup & Delivery serviceI can allow for substitutions. The personal shoppers will substitute for an equal or better item at no additional cost. I also have the option to choose the specific substitutions I want or opt for none at all. I usually get a notification before picking up my order to let me know what, if any, items were substituted. If it’s not what I want, I can just decline it from my order without ever being charged. Plus they have a 100% freshness guaranteed meaning the items, even the produce will be just like I picked it myself. If you’re not happy with your order you can contact customer care for a refund. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve used Walmart’s Online Pickup & Delivery and I’ve only had to do this once but it was super quick and really easy.
4. Pick up is free
Sounds too good to be true right? There’s got to be a catch. That’s what I first thought which is why it took me so long to try Walmart’s Online Pickup & Delivery service. I was so wrong. The prices are the same as if I was buying the items in-store and there is no additional cost to use their order pickup service. There is a $35 minimum but with a family of five, that’s not been a problem for me then all I have to do is take them from my trunk to the house. If I’m super busy I can opt to have the groceries delivered to my door for a small fee which is also ideal if I have a sick kiddo. I can also choose their 2-hour or less delivery service if I need things right away.* This truly is grocery shopping made easy!
5. more time for what’s important
It’s summertime and I couldn’t be happier! I love having my kids home and squeezing in fun anywhere we can. What’s not fun though is trying to grocery shop with them. It’s not that they’re bad, I’m lucky to have three amazing kids, but let’s face it, none of us want to spend our already limited downtime grocery shopping. By using Walmart’s Online Pickup & Delivery service I’m able to be more efficient when it comes to planning and grocery shopping. Now I’m able to spend more undistracted time with my family which is what truly makes me truly happy. After all, my kids aren’t going to be this little forever.
Thank you Walmart for helping me save time and my sanity and for supporting small businesses like GYPO!
*$35 minimum and small delivery fee apply. Pickup and Delivery available in select markets.