You might be an RVer if you have a discount card for every grocery store chain in the continental United States. It would be fair if they gave the ‘loyal shopper’ discount to each and every customer without having to register, but–well, I honestly don’t know why they don’t. I like to beat the system, because I abhor grocery shopping. Actually, I dislike shopping–period.
We seek out Aldi or Lidl whenever we can because of the reasonable prices on healthy and organic food. Whole Market is lovely, but pricey. Depending on our location at any given time, Publix, Harris Teeter, Kroger, H.E.B, and Ingles are some of our favorites for quick grab meals. We actively seek out local farmers’ markets for produce. See why I dislike shopping?
Other than meats, vegetables, and other guilty pleasures, there are times we just need the basics at the lowest prices. I’m a bargain hunter, and Walmart is often the place which packs the most punch and has the biggest bang for the buck. It’s also consistent in product brands and pricing, which suits our nomadic lifestyle. Now, with the handy dandy pick-up service (get more information and save $10 on your first order HERE) it changes the game in not only saving money, but also time and energy for more rewarding activities.
How does it provide savings all in one swoop? Let me tell you.
- I do not wander the aisles trying to find items on my list.
- I don’t impulse buy by selecting interesting items which shouldn’t be part of my calorie consumption or contributing to a diabetic coma. The sugary snacks and carbs aren’t on the final tally blowing my budget, either.
- I shop on line, at my convenience, in my own home, with a comprehensive list.
- I can easily find exactly what I’m looking for in the quantity I need at the lowest price.
- I don’t wait in line at the checkout.
- My groceries are bagged and brought to my car.
- The energy stores saved by roaming around can be used for a longer walk among nature in the evening or a bicycle ride.
- The frustration with lack of manners of some fellow human beings magically disappears, thus giving me peace, a sense of calm, and eliminates stress.
Not everything can be found at Walmart, but the majority of general pantry basics are there. I’m sure other groceries (Amazon/Fresh Market offers home delivery) will be adding this to the customer’s experience as convenience and technology become second nature.
Some may view shopping like this as lazy, and I understand the point of view. In return, I say, “Go on with your energetic self and have at it.” Some people can’t, though. As a person with rheumatoid disease, any energy I can trade shopping for an enjoyable activity is a blessing in my book. It could be a game changer for a busy mom or dad, the elderly with mobility issues, people who aren’t feeling well, or working long overtime hours that are exhausting. Please don’t knock it until you try it.
It’s quite easy. Click: Walmart Grocery PickUp. That link will give you $10 off your first purchase. Create a sign-in, shop and select your items. Then choose the store nearest you, select the date and time for pick up, and pay. When your order is ready, they’ll e-mail you. Let them know you’re on your way. Park in a slot at the pickup area. They’ll tote your groceries out, load them in the car, and they do it with a friendly smile. Voila! Grocery shopping is DONE. You’ll even get a survey afterward to make sure your order was correct and the service was on point.
Now, if I could just find someone to load everything in the motorhome, do the Tetris puzzle in the fridge, and organize the pantry, I’d be in heaven.
Have you tried the grocery pickup? Did you find it convenient? Can you suggest other services to help busy or traveling folks?
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