You might think it was the time I found pajama pants made to look exactly like a pair of acid wash jeans for my sister. Yes, that was really special, but no. It was today, when I pulled into a reserved parking space and the door to the Walmart Neighborhood Market swung open. A nice lady brought me my bagged groceries, a swag bag and a sweating bottle of ice cold water. Had I entered the Pearly Gates of motherhood? No, I’d simply tried Walmart’s pick up service.
I am not typically a Walmart shopper, but I did have a Walmart account, strangely enough. If you don’t have one, set one up. Your password doesn’t even need numbers or special characters. Once you have an account, you’ll want to make sure they have grocery pick-up in your area. I hope for your sake, they do. You’ll pick a reservation time next. This is when you intend to pick up your groceries. You will have to place your order by a certain time in order to hold your reservation.
Next, you can browse by featured items, Rollback deals, trending in your area or best sellers. You can also search for specific items or see suggestions within broad categories, such as Fresh Fruit or Cheese. Simply click on the “Add to Cart” button and change the quantity as needed. A running total for your cart will appear in the top right.
Once you’ve filled your virtual cart (never a gimpy wheel!), you can proceed to check out. Use your saved card or enter your information to pay.
You’ll receive both an e-mail confirmation and then an e-mail to alert you that your order is ready for pick-up. Download the app to easily confirm you’re on your way. You can also indicate what color car you have to alert the associate. For me, I was the only car parked in Pick-Up’s reserved spaces, so it was kind of a give-away.
I haven’t sampled all of my food yet, but it all looked fresh and was exactly what I had ordered from the comfort of a break in my school day. I breezed home like the most efficient woman on the planet!
No, I don’t work for Walmart, but I do get $10 in credit if you try Pick-Up. Believe me that this is not something I would want if I didn’t like the service. My husband was a complete skeptic but had to reluctantly admit that the experience was better than he expected. That being said, follow this link to fall in love with Walmart yourself: http://r.wmt.co/glmbD. Please let me know if that share link doesn’t work for you.
Did I mention the best part? It’s free. Seriously. Their motto is turn your to-do into a ta-da, and I definitely felt like shouting Ta-Da to the hills as I finished another major chore like a boss.
What time saving epiphanies have you had? How do you rock this mom thing?