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!