Before getting Walmart+ I’d been using the Walmart app to order groceries online for about a year. I would say I had a pretty excellent experience to that point.
I didn’t really think it could get much better than using my phone or computer to speedily order groceries and pick them up at the store without having to get my babies out of the car.
Then one day a few weeks ago a little banner popped up on my homescreen when I signed in:
“Want 15 days of free delivery?”
And the universe exploded a little bit.
What was this new service and was it too good to be true?? It turns out it’s not!
Walmart launched their first grocery delivery membership program, “Delivery Unlimited,” in 1,600 stores last fall, and after major success has expanded the program and the benefits members receive even MORE with the launch of WALMART+ in 2020.
(Note: All members previously enrolled in “Delivery Unlimited” have been automatically upgraded to “Walmart+” members as of 9/20.)
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Walmart+ Membership Highlights
- Walmart+ builds on their grocery pickup service that allows customers to order their groceries online. Regular customers can choose to pick their order up for free or pay a fee of about $10 for delivery to their door.
- Now, with Walmart+, customers have the option to pay an annual fee of $98 or a monthly fee of $12.95 to receive unlimited grocery delivery orders and other benefits.
- (Pst…If you order groceries just twice per month, that’s $142 annual savings!)
- The membership comes with a free 15 day trial.
- Each delivery requires a minimum order of $35, however, there are no per-order fees and grocery prices are set at the same everyday low prices that they are in store.
Walmart+ Vs. Delivery Unlimited: What’s New?
- NEW: Member Pricing On Fuel
- NEW: Mobile Scan & Go
In addition to unlimited grocery deliveries without extra fees, walmart+ subscribers now also save 5 cents a gallon on gas at Walmart and Murphy stations.
Furthermore, Walmart+ members can use their smartphones to pay for items in-store with the new “scan and go” option allowing you to skip the checkout line ENTIRELY. (Which is another helpful contactless checkout option in the age of covid.)
How to check if Walmart+ is currently available in your area:
To see if Walmart+ with unlimited delivery is available in your neighborhood, simply head on over to Walmart.com and look for the “try it now” button under Walmart+.
You will be asked to sign in to your account or for your address to confirm availability in your area. If available, you will be given the option to sign up for your FREE 15 day trial. Confirm your account information and enjoy!
As a mother to two kids 3 and under, I didn’t need a lot of convincing that this service would be worthwhile for my family. But if you are on the fence, here are 3 reasons I think walmart plus is totally worth the hype!
(Not including the fact that if you are considered vulnerable to Covid you should ABSOLUTELY take advantage of this deal to stay out of the store as much as possible.)
1. It Kicks the Crazy to the Curb
It saves time and reduces stress.
I love how my account page shows my how much money and time I’ve saved each year to date! As you can see I’ve already saved 37 hours in in-store shopping time since starting my walmart plus subscription. How cool is that?
It also reduces stress.
Only last week I remember running into the store with my kids for a few items to be left praying for mercy as the cashier-in-training painstakingly rang me up. My baby was crying inconsollably and my toddler had a tantrum because I wouldn’t let her buy all of the candy in the checkout. The buckle in the cart was broken and she kept trying to jump out. I think we were all in tears by the time we left.
As a Mom I’d happily fork over $98 a year just to avoid these situations, but there are even more perks that I’ve really appreciated about the service so far.
2. Ability to Purchase Household Supplies
I love that you can purchase so much more than just groceries with your order. You can buy household goods, paper supplies, cleaning supplies, craft supplies, cosmetics, books, toys, or whatever else you need.
This is really nice because I often find it cheaper to buy these items from Walmart than Amazon and I get them faster as well.
3. Generous Substitution Policy
Finally, I love their substitution policy. If something you order is out of stock, they will updgrade you to an equal or higher value product for the same price. (For example, I have received a jumbo box of diapers because they ran out of single packs of the size I ordered. While this was especially nice, even the smaller substitutions have usually worked in my favor. Woohoo!)
If you want you can read their fine print and terms and conditions here.
5 Ways To Save Even More Money
I’ve had friends ask if I am really saving money by using this service? Do I use it enough to feel it’s worth it? Do I tip my drivers (yes and yes….every time and I am STILL saving money. Hands down.)
So, I figured I would share my favorite hacks for saving even MORE money and getting the most out of the Walmart+ membership.
1. Stick To Your List
Shopping online can be a great way to cut out impulse buys! Just walk to your kitchen, double check what you need, and get exactly that.
This is a simple strategy but it can save you from hundreds of dollars of splurges in a year.
2. Sort Results By Price
After typing in an item name, say “canned tomatoes,” a variety of canned tomato products will appear. Select “sort by: price low to high” on the top right of the menu. This will instantly bring the cheapest items to the top and make it super easy to compare prices and choose the best deals.
3. Use Ibotta For Extra Savings
Ibotta is completely free to join and is an easy way to earn cashback on everyday purchases. The app keeps improving and providing more ways to save which I appreciate. The three current ways to make cashback is to submit your receipts the old-fashioned way, link your loyalty accounts, and to use Ibotta pay for instant cashback (and they link up with…..you got it, Walmart! What? This is easy money in the bag, people.)
4. Use The Refer-A-Friend Program
Walmart offers a refer-a-friend program where you can give a friend $10 off their first order over fifty dollars and you get a coupon for the same when they redeem it. It’s a win-win.
By the way, if you haven’t ever ordered groceries online from Walmart yet and want to give it a shot feel free to use my referral link above for $10 off your first order (grocery pickup.)
5. Get A Walmart Credit Card
The Walmart credit card gives you a 5% reward on pickup and delivery orders so if you have Walmart+ and plan on ordering groceries from walmart consistently it is definitely worth considering. My family has saved a ton of money from doing this this year.
All in all, I have to say I think the membership pretty much pays for itself!
I really love the new Walmart+ membership. I’m saving my family money and SO MUCH TIME (especially when using my Cozi meal planning hack with my membership.) I hope this helped answer your questions and give some tips for saving you hadn’t thought of yet.
If you’re ready to check it out you can get your free 15 day trial here.
Over to you! Have you had a postive or negative experience using Walmart Grocery Pickup or Delivery and are you planning to become a Walmart+ member? Let me know in the comments below!
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