- Go to grocery.walmart.com and sign into your existing Walmart account or create a new one. Enter your zip code and make sure Walmart Grocery Pickup service is available in your area. It’s available now in many major markets and expanding to new markets all the time.
- Select your items. Search for items by name, or shop by department using the drop down menu. During holidays they add special “departments” which means you can fill your Easter baskets or Halloween candy bowl without walking into the store. After your first order you can go back and select items from your “favorites”. So, if you buy one gallon of 1% milk, a carton of eggs, and a loaf of your favorite bread every week, you don’t have search for those items individually each time. You can just look through your favorites list and quickly add them. Before you check out make sure you have at least $30 worth of items on your order – $30 is the minimum order amount.
- Reserve a Pickup time and date and double check that you’ve selected the correct Walmart location (Ever order something for in-store pick up on the other side of town? No one? Uh, yeah, me neither…) Some locations have same day pickup but I don’t think it’s available in all markets. I live in a smaller metro area but if you live in a large one they most likely have it. I can generally order 12 hours in advance at the earliest. Pickup times are in 1 hour intervals. For example, I always choose 9am-10am, meaning I have to arrive any time between 9 and 10 am. Enter your debit or credit card info (you can’t pay with cash on pickup.) If you forget to add an item to your order, you can add additional items until a few hours before your pick up time.
- Optional: download the Walmart Grocery app. This app is different than the main Walmart app. You can use it to place orders just like online and check in when you’re on your way to pick up an order.
- When it’s your appointment time, drive to your Walmart and follow the signs that guide you to the pick up area. Pull into a Pickup parking spot and if you haven’t checked in on the app yet, call the number on the sign and tell them your name.
- A nice Walmart Grocery Pickup worker will come out with your groceries. They’ll come up to your window, confirm that they have the right person, and if there are any substitutions they’ll let you know and confirm that they’re OK with you. What are substitutions? Sometimes when you go to pick up your order, the store is out of the exact item you wanted. In this situation Walmart always substitutes (aka upgrades) your product but does not charge you extra. For example, if you ordered half a gallon of milk and they’re out, you get a whole gallon at the same price. Or if you order a case of store brand soda and they don’t have it, they’ll give you the name brand equivalent. (These are both examples that have actually happened to me.) I’ve used Grocery Pickup many times now and only had a handful of substitutions, and I’ve always been very pleased with my substitute item.
- Next they’ll put the groceries in the car (just pop the trunk), ask for your digital signature, and you’re on your way! If it’s your first time using the service you’ll get a little goodie bag with samples. I got a few granola bars, a can of soup, lotion samples, and a few other things.
- Not long after you leave you’ll get an email with a receipt for your order and the process is done! Simple and easy!
- You can still use Walmart Savings Catcher, even without a paper receipt! After you pick up your order you’ll get a receipt via email that contains you Walmart Savings Catcher TC#. Manually type the TC# into the app (The Walmart app, NOT the Walmart grocery app) to get your prices matched.
- Even though you’re ordering online, you still get the same low prices and Rollback deals that you would get when shopping in-store. Plus there is no charge for the Pickup service so you’re not paying any extra fees.
- Comparing price per pound, ounce, etc. is easier than in the store. Walmart does the math for you!
- But the #1 way I save money using Pickup service is the simplest way: it’s impossible to buy anything that’s not on on your list! If I go into Walmart I know I’ll be tempted by sale items and yummy looking treats and my 3 year old will be tempted by matchbox cars and checkout aisle candy. If we don’t step foot in the store there’s no temptation!
I don’t know about you but I’m always on the hunt for quick and easy weeknight dinners. Things can get so crazy on weekdays in our house that I try to plan simple meals, otherwise I know I’ll feel burned out at the end of the day and I’ll be about 200% more likely to just order pizza. My family loves all things Mexican food – tacos, burritos, enchiladas, etc., but I never really had a good taquito recipe I could throw into my dinner rotation. These Chicken and Black Bean Taquitos require only 5 ingredients (yay!) and they’re great for dipping in your favorite salsa or sauce.
My family absolutely loves copy-cat Cafe Rio Cilantro Lime Rice. I serve it in tacos, burritos, or as a side dish with enchiladas or empanadas. In fact, lately we’ve been eating it so often lately that I figured I should find a way to make it at least a little more healthy. Using brown rice only takes about 20 extra minutes and I was worried my picky eaters would scoff at the change but they ate it up!
If you are looking for a vegetarian version of this recipe just substitute the chicken stock for veggie stock or water. You can use bottled lime juice instead of fresh if you’d like, but I really think the fresh lime juice makes a big difference in this recipe!
Happy Valentine’s Day! Do you love Valentine’s Day? Are you maybe a V-Day hater? I find myself kind of in the middle. Valentine’s Day isn’t a huge deal in our house. My husband and I have our wedding anniversary a few days before and my kids are not yet school age, so we don’t make a big fuss over the holiday. I didn’t want to overlook it completely though, so this morning we’ll have our own Valentine’s Day breakfast and we also made these heart shaped Strawberry Rice Krispie treats for a few friends in the neighborhood.
This recipe is just as quick and easy as regular Rice Krispie treats, and my 3 year old had a blast helping me make them. If you’re short on time today but still want to munch on something sweet or make something yummy with your kids, try these out. You might already have the ingredients in your cupboard!
This week I’m sharing one of my favorite quick and easy breakfast ideas: freezer pancakes. My preschooler loves pancakes and often asks for them for breakfast, but I pretty much never have time to stand in front of a skillet and cook fresh pancakes while we’re trying to get ready for the day and get out the door. That’s why I always try to have a bag of freezer pancakes ready to go.
I don’t know about your neighborhood, but in ours it is really starting to feel like fall. Last weekend my family and I went to a local orchard and picked our own apples. We came home with way more apples than we expected, and I knew that making a few batches of apple pie filling was the perfect solution. I love all pie, of course, but apple is one of my favorites and it’s the perfect way to get into the fall spirit.
The best part of making multiple batches of apple pie filling was that I was able to put a few of the batches in the freezer for later in the season. I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year, and it’s nice to have some at least one thing that’s already prepared.
Homemade sweet chili sauce: it’s sweet, spicy, simple, and delicious on pretty much anything. I’ve been buying sweet chili sauce for years, and I always wondered if I could make it better myself. I tried a few different methods, some more successful than others, and finally landed on this one as my favorite. I like this method because the consistency is great; not too syrupy or too watery.
For the past few weeks we’ve had some pretty rainy weather in Utah, but it’s finally starting to feel like summer. This weekend I wanted to celebrate by making a summery dessert so I whipped up some raspberry lemon cupcakes. Lemon cake always reminds me of summer, I had a delicious pack of fresh raspberries, and a jar of home-made raspberry jam from my mom so it was the perfect combination.