Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Walmart Groceries - Pick-Up

So much of our time is devoted to food - we work so we can buy food, we spend hours making food, we go to the grocery store 1-3 times a week, and then we spend time eating 3+ times per day (most of us anyways). For the most part, that's fine, cause food is awesome.

BUT, wouldn't it be nice if we could devote more time to eating the food then the other stuff?

I'm talking especially about grocery shopping. 

I have 3 kids and between my wife and I, we spend about 2-3 hours per week at the grocery store. What can you do in 2-3 hours? Watch a movie? Clean the house? Exercise? Get some extra work done? More sleep?...Now you can eliminate that wasted 2-3 hours per week walking around the grocery store trying to find where-the-heck the water chestnuts are located.

The New Way I'll be doing my shopping 90% of the time: Walmart Pick-Up

Yeah, I wouldn't say Walmart is my favorite store, but it has all the basics and it's usually priced okay. However, Walmart's new service, "Pick-Up" is a game changer.

1. Order Online
2. Call 10 minutes before getting to Walmart
3. Pick up your groceries at their "Pick-Up" location.

You don't even have to get out of the car! Wow, how do you bet that? Yes, some grocery stores have home delivery and that's pretty cool, but you'll pay for that home delivery.

I've done this a few times and I have to say, this is how I'll be doing my grocery shopping 90% of the time from now on. No more searching the isles for those water chestnuts.

Draw Backs

So I say 90% of the time and not 100% of the time for a couple of reasons. Here are the draw backs that I can see:

  • You have to place your order in advance, some times the day before. 
  • Sometimes it's nice to be able to pick out your own produce (although, they do a pretty good job selecting produce)
  • I don't think you can price match
So there you have it. Going to give it a try? Don't find this a game changer?

Here is a link if you want to give it a try. You'll get $10 off your first order. If you have referral code, feel free to share it in the comments for others. 

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