I’ve been pretty open over the past few months about the big adjustment we’ve gone through moving in with my parents. I definitely underestimated the amount of time my caretaking duties would require and it’s been a significant challenge to juggle work, helping my kids on distance learning days & preparing all the meals for the 6 of us. Needless to say, I’ve had to make quite a few changes & get better at managing my time, multi-tasking & outsourcing when necessary.
So I was thrilled to learn about the new Walmart+ membership program, which offers free unlimited delivery (with a $35 minimum order). With my Dad being in the high-risk category, I try to avoid crowds whenever possible, so I’ve been utilizing their online pickup & delivery option a lot recently. But, this is even more of a time-saver for me because I don’t have to drive to the store – I can order all my groceries online and have them delivered to my doorstep in just a few hours. If you have older parents, I think this would be a great gift to give them so they don’t have to go out shopping every week – it’s just $98 for the entire year or $12.95/month!
Once I started using it regularly, I quickly realized that I couldn’t live without this service. After you create an account and begin placing orders, it saves items in your account so you can re-purchase your favorites without having to go search for them every time you log in. I also love that I get free shipping on all Walmart.com orders – I picked up this cute sweater & this wrap top and they were delivered in just two days!
Here are some examples of a few times that I was so thankful I signed up for this membership:
- Last week, I was meal planning & realized I needed a few extra ingredients to make our dinners for the week. So I jumped onto Walmart.com first thing in the morning and ordered minced garlic, gluten-free bread crumbs & oregano for our chicken parmesan dinner I had planned.
- My daughter signed me up to make something for her focus group at school and when I looked in the fridge, I saw I didn’t have enough eggs or butter. So, I quickly ordered some online, selected the Express option at checkout and they were delivered in less than 2 hours so I could get her dessert finished in time.
- My son (who is lactose intolerant) was heading to a get together with some school friends, where they were serving pizza, and we discovered he was out of Lactaid tablets. I added them to my online cart (along with some more deodorant & melatonin gummies for him) and we had them on our front porch before we needed to leave!
Another perk is that you’ll get 5 cents off every gallon of fuel at Walmart & Murphy stations – with gas prices going up more every day, this is a huge benefit…every little bit helps! And if you do need to head into the store, you can shorten your trip by using their Mobile Scan & Go feature – all you have to do is scan your items, pay with your phone & you’re on your way. It seriously makes in-store shopping a breeze! If you’re interested in trying out this service, you can sign up for your free 15-day trial here. I can’t recommend this enough – give it a try & I know you’ll love it as much as I do!