I remember a loooooooong time ago, when I was pregnant with my surrogate twins I tried to have my groceries delivered by a grocery store nearby and that experience left me a bit nervous to try it again. When Walmart contacted me about testing their new service Walmart-to-go, I dodged those emails (a couple) like crazy, vowing to never deal with the hassle that I had suffered with the other store.
Walmart To Go
After a few emails and an offer for some free groceries, I was reluctantly in. I sat online and chose the things that I wanted, but nothing that I actually needed because I didn’t want to count on them to get me exactly what I ordered. When I got to the end of my order something magical happened, I was able to decide if I would accept substitutions for items I had chosen or not. I am a stickler about brands, so I selected “no,” on everything. I was able to choose a 4-hour delivery window for only $5, or a 2-hour window for just $7. I don’t leave the house during the day much, so I chose the 4-hour window, a few days away.
When my order arrived almost everything was available, and I was refunded for anything that they didn’t bring. The delivery person was super friendly and even offered to carry my bags into the kitchen and put them on my counter. Since it was my first time ordering, Walmart-to-go threw in a few little surprises for me to enjoy, and some reusable bags too. I liked it. A lot. I mean, I am not one to go into a Walmart, because I won’t come back out for hours and hours but ordering online? It was pretty easy, and I didn’t buy a bunch of stuff I didn’t really need.
So, I went back for more! A couple of weeks later I put in another order for more groceries and stuff, this time I got things I really needed because I knew I could trust them to bring exactly what I wanted. Only, something happened; I made a mistake and at the end of my shopping spree when it asks if substitutions are ok, I checked the wrong boxes and gave them permission to substitute anything that they didn’t have in stock for something comparable. I didn’t even know I had done it until the guy showed up with my stuff and started to talk to me about what they had substituted out and what I got instead. Like I said, I am a brand snob, so store brands aren’t my thing at all. Everything that they had to substitute was substituted for a name brand, actually the same brand that I had asked for. I ordered Rice Crispy Treats, the 40ct, but they were out so they sent me several lower count boxes that added up to just over 40ct and they didn’t charge me the difference! The same thing happened with my Poptarts, I ordered a 16 pack, and they gave me 2-8 count boxes and didn’t charge me the difference.
I really enjoyed this service, much more than I had ever dreamed that I would! I will be using it again in the near future, and I can think of amazing uses for it too! I can order food for sick friends, to have something delivered to them without having to bother them with a real visitor that they will have to chat with; the delivery person can just set the groceries down and leave. I can imagine sending groceries to my mom to surprise her too! People who live far from me, but I want to show them that I love them. How about kids in college? Or heck, just me!
Honestly, I liked it, I would recommend it to anyone!
Disclosure: I was given a gift card to purchase groceries so that I could share my opinion with you. All of the opinions above are my own, and they are 100% honest.