Thursday, July 31, 2014

Get Groceries in your Pajamas with Walmart to Go


There was a time I loved going to the grocery store. I'd treat myself to a fancy coffee drink, and wander the aisles looking for new and interesting ingredients. I'd debate the merits of sourdough versus challah, read product labels, and hang out by the hot foods bar. Sadly, those days are no more.

These days, preparing to go to the grocery store feels a bit like preparing to go on a long international trip. You got your babies, diaper bags, stroller, Ergo, water bottles, snacks, and toys. The only thing missing is a partridge in a pear tree. I'm exhausted before we even leave the house. Once we get to the grocery store, it's pretty much a race against time. I'm grabbing things, throwing them in the cart, bouncing Little Lady in her carrier, and grabbing Little Man before he grabs an apple from the bottom of the apple pyramid sending the entire display toppling. It's so chaotic, people actually let us cut in checkout line just so they don't have to watch the drama unfold. Just thinking about it gives me hives.

So when Walmart asked if I'd to give their new grocery delivery service, Walmart To Go, a whirl, it took me approximately .000001 second to say yes. I'd order my groceries online in the comfort of my pajamas and some kind soul would bring them to my door? God bless America! Now, in the interest of being scientific (even though I felt an ugly cry coming on when I saw the delivery man because I was so utterly grateful), I took some mental notes on the process.




1) The order process is so ridiculously simple, I was able to order groceries while starting the laundry, watching Curious George, and singing nursery rhymes. It's a glamorous life, I know! You can search for items via the search function or by scrolling through categories such as frozen items.

2) You get to pick a two hour or a four hour delivery window for your grocery delivery. The driver will call you approximately 1/2 hour before your delivery and let you know when he'll be there. This is particularly helpful if you've forgotten that today was grocery delivery day and are at the park convincing Little Man to stop putting sand down his shirt.

3) The grocery delivery truck has giant freezers and refrigerators! I purposely ordered ice cream just to see if it was frozen by the time it was delivered. And yes, I got two containers of ice cream. For science!

4) If they are out of a particular item that you ordered, they'll substitute a similar item for you. If you don't want a substitute, just let them know! For example, if you're partial to your particular brand of dish soap, you simply uncheck the box for "substitutions okay" on the last screen of the online order process. And if Walmart substitutes a more expensive product because they're out of the one one you ordered, you still pay the lower price. Chaching!

5) You can change your mind all the way up to the very end. You accidentally ordered two loaves of bread but only need one? The driver will take one back and you'll get an automatic refund. 

Summer is the perfect time to get your groceries delivered! You can lounge by the pool while avoiding grocery store crowds! Heck, we'd been talking about having a backyard BBQ for months but were just too lazy to make it happen. Well, until someone brought all the ingredients to our door and all we needed to do was grill up some spicy turkey burgers, open a bag of potato chips, and hang out in the backyard eating and watching Little Man run through the sprinklers.

If you too would like to stay in your pajamas and get your groceries delivered to your front door, give Walmart to Go a try and save $10 on your first order! 

As a participant in the Walmart to Go First program, I’ve received a personal invite and payment for my time and efforts in creating this post.

8 comments:

  1. What a great program! I love the idea of being able to have groceries delivered to our front door instead of trekking the kiddos and then enduring the meltdowns there. Sounds so easy and I love how accommodating and flexible they are :)

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  2. this is just wonderful and it took me 0.000001 second to see if its available in my area - it isnt. This service sounds just wonderful.

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  3. We have grocery delivery but not through Wal-Mart. I haven't tried it yet but I'm thinking that it might be a good solution instead of slipping through the wintry streets this December. :)

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  4. Wait - Walmart has a delivery service??? I had no clue! Now I don't have to subject fellow Walmartians to my pajamas anymore - just their delivery drivers! :)

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  5. Although I live about a far stone's throw away from my nearest Wal-Mart and have the convenience of a car and no kids as of yet, I'd still give this a try! Thank you Wal-Mart for catering to the busy moms and lazy couch potatoes like me!

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  6. Haha! So true. I used to love meandering the aisles. Life is far too busy and hectic now! Not to mention my toddler's attention span!

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  7. I might just have to take the leap and try it! Thanks for sharing.

    Velva

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  8. This service sounds amazing, and we don't even have kids yet. I can imagine this is such a lifesaver when things get crazy! Hope all is well, Azmina!

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