I hate grocery shopping. So much so, that I am infinitely grateful that B and I switch off grocery shopping. Our Wal-Mart recently started grocery store pick-up and while we typically don’t shop at Wal-Mart, we had heard good things about it and decided that we should try it.
So on Saturday morning we registered and put together our list:
All from the comfort of our couch. Here is my analysis of it:
Easy to select items
Lots of basic options
They’ll substitute a larger size for the same price as a smaller size if they don’t have the smaller size
You select a time and they will call you when it’s ready (they called well before the pick up time, had it in a cold holding spot, and we just called five minutes ahead and picked it up)
Boxes & cans were in good condition
Expiration dates were good
Produce was fine quality (we only purchased a few produce items just to see…the bananas were a little over ripe)
The Not so Good:
We didn’t realize that they didn’t have same day pick up, so we completed our order thought we could pick it up a few hours later and then realized we couldn’t…so check your Wal-Mart to know that information ahead of time.
There was a few basic things that they were out of (like ALL the bread).
About five items that I loaded in my cart got kicked out because they went from available to unavailable in the five minutes that I picked them.
The good outweighed the not so good, and I would definitely use it again. Even if for just the ease in buying nonperishable items and frozen food items. It was nice for J and B to just head to the store and return ten minutes later with all the groceries.
And with their quick shopping they were able to fit in a trip to the trail after we unloaded all the groceries: