Shopping…who needs it

In the beginning, I was against doing this online grocery shopping.  I just am worried about how many stores these days are closing because everyone just shops online now.  That is until I tried it.  Now we use the Walmart pickup every week, and it is amazing!  The night before we are going to go, my wife and I make a list of what we need and pick a pickup time in the app.  This forces us to meal plan for the week which is always helpful.  We now have each meal for the week planned out, so we don’t have to worry about what we are going to cook each night.  This has also become a huge money saver for us because we are now really only sticking to the list.  When I go to the store, I end up getting a cart full of stuff that I didn’t need.  Therefore spending money that I didn’t need to spend.  It has slashed our normal grocery bill in half.

The second best thing about online grocery shopping is how much time it saves.  Not to mention the frustration it saves.  The unfortunate part for us is there is a Walmart literally in our back yard, but they don’t offer this.  Hopefully they will soon, but in the mean time, it works out fine because the other one is in St. Charles.  I pick up my kids three days a week at my sister’s in St. Charles, and my son’s swimming lessons are there as well. Both are a mile away from the Walmart, so we are out there anyway.  I now check in on my way to pick up my kids, grab them, and run over to the store.  I am in and out of there in ten minutes.  Without this option, I had to find an hour or more to get over to Walmart with my kids.  Now my kids are for the most part very well behaved, but as with anything, the longer it takes, the quicker they lose it. Now that I can pick it up, that is one less thing I have to worry about.  Plus I don’t need to spend that time out of my day to go shopping.  That is an hour more to play with them, get dinner ready, relax, or do my blog!

13 comments

  1. noora108hazou · March 20, 2018

    So many people are talking about this online grocery pickup. So glad it is saving you time and money. It also sounds really convenient. I love meal planning. It means I hardly throw food away because it always gets used.

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    • mcteaguem · March 20, 2018

      You out of anyone should give it a try. It would be such a time saver for you with your little ones. Definitely worth trying.

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  2. mrssurridge · March 20, 2018

    I always hated cooking until I did one of those meal delivery things. It actually comes to my door. I don’t have to plan, shop or throw away extra food because it’s all right there in the box that is on my doorstep each Tuesday. Now I don’t mind cooking! It’s amazing how taking out one step–like shopping–saves so much time and money. I feel your joy!

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    • mcteaguem · March 20, 2018

      We have also thought about trying that, or even the new grocery delivery services. So many options these days!

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  3. dailydoseofdennisblog · March 20, 2018

    Grocery pickup is a total game changer! I’m forever obsessed!

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  4. Liz Garden (@PrincipalGarden) · March 20, 2018

    Hmm…the convenience is definitely tempting and the idea that I might actually do meal planning and prep in advance! We do use a grocery delivery service where we get 6 months worth of frozen meats and some other basics so that has helped cut down on some of the shopping.

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  5. terisblog302496239 · March 20, 2018

    My Walmart started this just last week. I’ve heard lots of good things about this convenience. I may have to consider it.

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    • mcteaguem · March 20, 2018

      Try it! I was hesitant at first, but no longer!

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  6. A Girl in Pursuit... · March 20, 2018

    I’ve got to try this, I love the idea- saves times and money!

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  7. Cassie King · March 20, 2018

    Such a game changer!! So glad it is leaving you more time for your blog!

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  8. Dana Murphy · March 20, 2018

    Yesssss Walmart pick-up service is everything in life. I actually used it Saturday because Maddie was so sick but I needed groceries. Best thing ever.

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  9. Michelle · March 20, 2018

    I tried by the one by mine and it was a nightmare. I think they are working to improve it. I think I might try again or try Mariano’s. I love the idea of not wasting time or money on any extras I may see while shopping. Just means more famly time!!

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