Before we jump into this grocery pickup review, I want you to know that this post is in NO way sponsored by Walmart Grocery Pickup. In fact, Walmart has no idea who I am.
Except the pregnant lady who fell and spilled her coffee in the front of the store, but that’s a whole other story! 🙂
Even though Walmart doesn’t know who I am, I stinkin’ LOVE this service that they offer.
I have used Walmart grocery pickup about twice a month for the last couple of years now in both Jacksonville, Florida and Lincoln, Nebraska.
It is super convenient as a mom and has become a life saver for me and my family!
And while I LOVE Walmart’s pickup service and highly recommend it, there are a few things I think you should be aware of before using this service.
My Walmart Grocery Pickup Review
There are four things I love about the grocery pickup service compared to simply shopping in the store.
1. GROCERY PICKUP SAVES TIME.
Lots of time. If you have a grocery list, it really only takes about 10 minutes to create your list online the day before.
Every time I have picked up my groceries, it has taken less than 10 minutes from the time I arrive in my parking spot to the time I leave the parking lot.
That’s 20 minutes spent “shopping” and half of that was at home! Compare that to the usual hour or more that it usually takes me to grocery shop at Walmart!
2. GROCERY PICKUP TAKES A LOT LESS EFFORT AND ENERGY.
Let’s face it. Walmart is a huge store, and chances are you will have to walk back and forth between the grocery aisles if you forget something on your list. Now, add shopping with kids (or a spouse) and you have multiplied the energy that must be spent on grocery shopping.
Before using the grocery pick up service, I wouldn’t plan any other activities on that day because I was literally worn out after it all!
However, with the Walmart grocery pick up, you don’t have to even set foot in the store! And your kids can stay buckled up in their car seats while someone else loads your car with your groceries.
It’s like a dream come true. Seriously!
3. YOU SAVE MONEY VERSUS SHOPPING IN THE STORE AND MAKING IMPULSE PURCHASES.
Whenever I’m at the store, I almost always end up buying something that is not on my list. I try not to do this a lot, but there is usually something I see that I think we need. With grocery pick up, you can’t do that.
Also, as you add your items to your virtual cart, the total is updated. This way you know exactly what you are spending.
This is such a great way to stay within your budget. When I shop at the store, it doesn’t matter how well I’ve calculated, the total at the register is always off from what I was counting on.
4.WALMART GROCERY PICKUP HAS BETTER CUSTOMER SERVICE THAN IN THE STORE.
Not every Walmart is equal. I’ve had some really great experiences with employees and some not so great experiences. But with grocery pick up, you get great individualized service. After each pick up I have completed an online survey.
Each time I gave them 5 stars except for one time I gave them a 3 star which I’ll explain in the cons.
That little survey didn’t go unnoticed. The department manager at the store called me and the corporate office called me. They refunded me for the item that I was disappointed with, and I was given a store credit!
I’ve never had that kind of concern in store.
Problems with Walmart Grocery Pickup
1. YOU DON’T GET TO PICK OUT YOUR OWN GROCERIES.
Walmart’s promise is to only pick the best selection, and for the most part I have found that to be true. The one time I gave them a 3 on my survey, I received Romaine lettuce that was brown on the tips.
After cutting the tips off, I was able to use the rest of the lettuce, but had I been in the store and seen it, I probably wouldn’t have purchased it. I did receive my money back for the lettuce.
2. YOU CAN’T USE IBOTTA OR COUPONS.
As of this time, there isn’t any way to use manufacturer’s coupons or Walmart gift cards. The only way to pay for the groceries is through a debit or credit card.
You also can’t upload your receipt to Ibotta if you use that app.
However, You can get $10 off $50 on your first pickup using
If you’ve never used the pickup service before, you can get $10 off your first $50.
3. YOU HAVE TO WAIT AT LEAST 4 HOURS TO PICKUP YOUR GROCERIES.
I like to make my online order the night before and usually pick it up sometime in the morning. There have a been a couple of times, I totally forgot to place my order and the needed groceries.
So instead of being able to use the pickup service, I had to shop in store. (That sounds super spoiled! But I guess that is what grocery pickup will do for you!)
Bottom Line: Is Walmart Grocery Pickup worth it?
Hands down, YES!
As you can see from my review the pros far outweigh the cons for me.
It has been an incredible blessing, especially while I was pregnant and now with two kiddos.
If you don’t particularly like grocery shopping, loading groceries, keeping your kids happy all. the. way. through. Walmart. — the grocery pickup is worth it!