There’s nothing I can do to avoid buying groceries, but I have found a way to make it a little easier to fill the fridge and keep my sanity: online grocery shopping!
If you haven’t tried it, I can’t recommend it enough. I don’t order groceries online every week, but when I’m in a pinch and don’t know how or when I’ll make it to the store, ordering groceries online is a lifesaver.
Here are 6 reasons to order groceries online from Walmart:
- It’s free. The first time I did it I also got $10 off my order of $50 or more–score! There is a $30 minimum, but I never have a problem reaching that.
- It’s easy. I thought it would be hard to search for items I wanted and take a long time to “fill my cart”. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to use the search function. If you have things you buy every week like eggs, bread, milk, etc, you can add these items to your “favorites”, which makes it even easier to fill your cart next time. You can also shop by department or featured items.
- No kids. No wrangling them in and out of carts. No whining. No begging for snacks. No tantrums. No getting multiple kids in and out of carseats. The list goes on and on!
- It’s convenient. Place your order on line and select a pick up time (typically later that day or in the next couple days). You will get an email confirmation. If you download the smart phone app you can tell them when you’re on your way and they will let you know when your order is ready. Then all you do is pull up and someone comes out with your groceries. It’s really that simple!
- No impulse buys.
Raise your hand if you can’t resist the bakery items or walk down the snack aisle when you’re hungry and come home with enough bags of chips to feed a small army. When you shop online you it’s much easier to make a list of what you need and stick to it.
- Save time.
Rather than wandering down the aisles and circling back because you forgot to get bananas, you can fill your cart from home. I just did my grocery shopping for the week in 10 minutes!
If you’re in the Des Moines area, grocery pick up is available at the Walmart stores on Stagecoach Drive in West Des Moines near Jordan Creek, in Grimes, and Ankeny.
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