October 18, 2020 — We have had several members who posted about rival delivery services to another unrelated Blog. So we are publishing those comments here and taken them off the other one. That should keep things cleaner.
From Mary 11 – I signed up for the yearly unlimited Walmart Delivery service. I order once or twice per week. I paid $98 but you save alot of money in the long run. I haven’t been to a grocery store since January. We don’t do restaurant delivery because of Covid so we do alot of cooking at home….
From Clyde: To add to Mary11’s post, Walmart also has free pickup at most stores. Prices are identical to what you’d find inside the stores, and there are lots of other items available besides groceries. There is no human contact involved. You just wait in your car and have the items put in your trunk or storage area. You do need to set up their app on your smartphone. So if you happen to live near a Walmart with pickup, that can be helpful.
From Jennifer –-Mary 11, you do not need to justify yourself. We all have choices and make them based on our particular needs. I may skimp on some things, but not the quality of the food I eat.
I wish that Trader Joes had such a service–I spoke with the Manager of our local store and he said they want people to “experience” T.J.’s. They discourage personal shoppers at our store. In this pandemic I would have hoped this policy would change as they have good selections for less money overall.
From Maimi –-Mary11, I use Instacart and signed up for the yearly service, which is reasonable, but that does not include a 15-20% tip for every delivery. It would mot be fair or acceptable not to pay the delivery people who are working very hard in a pandemic. So the 98 dollars you pay Walmart is just the start. i assume you tip. You are actually paying the salary of the delivery people. It is expensive. I don’t use Walmart because they don’t have a good choice of healthy organic foods, which I must have. Instagram services many local grocery stores. No matter which service you use, having to have everything delivered is very expensive.
From Louise — Mary 11, why don’t you just order $35 worth of stuff from Walmart and get free shipping rather than spend the $98? I order from Walmart all the time, sometimes once or twice a week and always order at least $35 and always get free shipping. Am I missing something?
From Mary 11 — To be honest….I mainly use Walmart because only Amazon or Walmart accept EBT. If you order from Walmarts grocery delivery service you always pay a delivery fee. I also buy boxed and canned foods which do qualify for the free delivery through regular Walmart. I live in CA and orders are filled in 2 hours so that’s another convenience….
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