How to Save on Groceries with Walmart Grocery Delivery and $10 off Coupon
Walmart is making great strides to expand its online grocery delivery and to cover more territory. To achieve that the retail giant just added four more delivery companies to its already sizable fleet. Point Pickup, Skipcart, AxleHire, and Roadie will now be a part of Walmart’s Online Grocery Deliveries in expanded metro areas in four states. Currently Walmart grocery delivery is available in 800 stores and planned expansion is rapid – 800 new stores are being added this year alone.
Modern consumers are getting busier and busier with jobs, various after school activities, and travel, so Walmart wants to step in to help them save not only time, but money too. Convenience is a powerful tool every retailer strives to have, according to Tom Ward, senior wise president of digital Walmart operations. With the help of those new delivery partners, convenience and low Walmart prices will become even more accessible for people who might need it most. Elderly and handicapped people from rural areas will for the first time be able to try what it means to get groceries delivered right to their homes.
The new expansion will also require personal shoppers and the delivery networks for the new joining delivery companies, but this way more jobs will be created and consumers will be able to improve their diet with fresh produce and extra time to cook a healthy meal when the need to spend time driving and shopping will no longer stand in the way of that.
Personal shoppers will have to complete a three-week training program to learn the basics of customer service and improve their ability to pick the freshest produce and the best meat cuts for their clients.
Nothing will be off-limits for those shopping online – they will be able to get all high quality fresh staples like produce, seafood, bakery, deli, and dairy products along with pantry items, consumables, and various seasonal items.
In some areas groceries can be delivered the same day, within hours. The online system is very simple and user-friendly. There is a standard fee and a minimum $30 order requirement for online delivery. You don’t have to subscribe to any membership and will never have to deal with any price mark-ups. Over 300 metro areas will be added to the list of delivery locations in 2019.
Another great service that is getting more and more popular is ordering online and then picking it up from the store at your convenience and without any fees. You don’t even have to get out of your car – an associate will have your order carefully selected and brought to you.
The service is loved by busy moms and on-the-go families alike. This “Grocery Hero” is currently available in 2,100 stores nationwide and is planned to be included in another 1,000 this year.
Walmart Couponing Extremes
Walmart is naturally a low cost retailer, but combine that with abundant coupons and you can get stuff free or nearly free. Read on to find the most extreme strategies that really work:
Should you know the rules?
Knowing the rules for shopping might seem not necessary on this day and age. Nobody bothers with them, right? Wrong! You should always know the policy, especially when it comes to savings at the level that you might be seeking.
So what are the rules?
- Walmart accepts manufacturer, printable, and checkout coupons as long as they are readable and not expired
- Coupons for free stuff are good as long as they are not printed at home. Printed coupons can’t be photo-copied
- No mobile coupons are accepted at Walmart
Knowing those rules and a few other small print regulations in advance will save you first, money and second, time. You won’t have to waste hours of your own and store associates’ time just trying to get a deal that you are not allowed to get, per store rules.
2. How can you use coupon overages?
Walmart is the only store that will honor your coupon even if it covers more than the item is worth, will give you the free item, and will let you keep the overage. That overage can be applied to order total or cashed. How good is that? The best chance to generate such overage can be found in health and beauty coupons. The policy works only that far though – you will have a limit on how many such items that generate overages you can purchase. It’s usually no more than 5, so don’t expect 50.
We strongly advice against taking advantage of the store and manufacturers. You should really not engage in selling, buying, and trading coupons because it’s illegal and simply not cool. Always follow the limitations that manufacturers have in place, they are there for a reason.
Some people engage in coupon decoding and use it on items that are smaller than intended by the coupon to create an artificial overage. This is not nice and is being eliminated by stronger coding.
3. Does Walmart accept competitor coupons?
No, unfortunately they don’t and haven’t since 2017. The retailer feels that the prices are low enough already.
4. Does Walmart work on rebate apps?
Absolutely! You can’t stack coupons at Walmart, but you can definitely use cash rebate apps like iBotta and Checkout51. You’ll be completely lucky if you will find an item that you have a coupon for and get a rebate on it. Those apps work especially great for produce that is already very cheap at Walmart.
5. What is Savings Catcher?
This tool can be used instead of Walmart price matching, which is no longer. Savings Catcher app checks your receipts from various stores, including Walmart and looks for the best deals around. If it finds the same item cheaper, you will get the difference money back from them on a Walmart egift card. Pretty cool, right?
6. When is the best time to shop at Walmart?
If you want to browse in peace, look for all the items you have coupons for, and checkout without 10 people behind you hating you for your stack of coupons, try shopping at times when Walmart isn’t that busy. There might be times when your transaction will need an approval due to extreme savings, so again, shoot for an off-time during the day.
Two times to avoid – the beginning of the month and Sunday afternoons.
7. Can being nice help save?
That might be a strange suggestion, but yes, being nice will always take you further in life than being rude. That applies to couponing too. First of all, be considerate for cashiers who might not know the coupon system as well as you do, so patiently educate them. You can even carry a coupon policy copy to show something if needed.
Second, be nice to the managers, because they make the ultimate decision about your coupon approval. Finally, smile to people behind you in line and they might hate you a little less.