Not so much anymore. Now, it is something I dread each and every week. No one wants to go with, but yet I have a list of what they want! My grocery budget has been shredded and there is no control anymore. That is until I discovered Walmart Grocery which is Walmart’s online grocery shopping and pickup service! This has transformed my weekends and my sanity!
I swear on my first born, Rudi that I have NEVER walked out of Walmart within my budget. True story - it has NEVER happened!
As I work on staying in my budget I am able to watch my total and add or take out of my cart. No more standing in the check out lane asking the nice girl to remove items as I realize I doubled my budget!!
Ok, so I finished my shopping, I got everything off my list and stayed in budget! No last minute impulse buys that I don’t really need, but must have as I am strolling through the store trying to stay sane!!
Now, I select Sunday morning pickup between 8:00 am and 9:00 am at Walmart. My order is confirmed via email, I opt for text message alerts. And that’s it! I finish my drink and go to bed, confident that my shopping is done and I will not have to get up early to beat the crazy crowds at the store.
I sign into the app and check in that I am on my way. They reply to follow the signs to the pick up area and park in an assigned parking spot. Ok, I do as I am told and pull into parking spot 6 and think now what. Within 2 minutes a nice young man was walking to my car with a cart full of groceries!! I get out of the car and he says, "Ma’am you don’t have to help, I am happy to load them for you! Would you like your eggs and bread up front with you?" I take a sip of my red bull and think yes, yes I would like my eggs and bread up front with me. Such a simple non descript question and I feel like I am going to cry! He is doing it all for me. He brings over my receipt and a little gift bag with samples in it. I hand him a $5.00 tip and he says “Sorry, we cannot take tips”. Come on, just put it in your pocket no one will know, but he would not take it. He says, "Just happy to make your Sunday that much easier ma’am! Have a great day!"