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Groceries - New options to stock your TS (or home) kitchen.

Discussion in 'Vacation Travel Information' started by mdurette, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. mdurette

    mdurette TUG Member

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    I just returned from a long weekend in Orlando. In the past I have used grocery delivery services or did my own shopping. This was a last minute/short trip and I was too late to order via a service nor did I want to take a couple hours from a short trip to deal with.

    I ended up trying Walmarts new pick up service and it was great (it appears some locations also deliver). Ok....I will admit I'm not a Walmart fan, but this was super easy and cost effective since Walmart does not upcharge the cost of their items like a similar service I use from a local grocery store at home.

    * I put my order in online got pick up on Saturday between 8am and 9am
    * Could modify it up until 1:45 am on Saturday morning
    * I called phone number provided when I left the resort
    * I drove up to the pick up area and within 5 minutes the groceries were in my trunk and I was on my way. The person didn't even look for a tip (I had one) - she said all set and walked back into the store.

    What I find even more useful is since Walmart sells so much more than groceries - I could have ordered up pretty much anything they offer - from a toaster to a beach chair to oil for the car to a bottle of wine.

    The Target in my area will be offering a delivery service next month. Free delivery in 2 hours with a minimum spend of $35.

    Pricing has always kept me away from using services like this all the time at home - but with Target and Walmart offering same as store pricing now - I'm more inclined to do this.
     
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  2. LannyPC

    LannyPC TUG Member

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    So you said this was in Orlando? I wonder if Walmart would also include discounted theme park tickets. The last time we were in Orlando, we bought discounted tickets there along with the needed groceries (and other trinkets) for the week on our way from the airport to the resort.
     
  3. CalGalTraveler

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    Thanks for sharing. This is a great option to save precious vacation time. I wish they had these delivery/pick-up services when my kids were babies. Taking babies out of the house/car to buy milk and bread was a hassle.
     
  4. clifffaith

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    I am dealing with aging parents who shouldn't drive in my dad's case and can't right now in my mom's case ( blind in one eye for almost a year dealing with cornea transplant/cataracts/glaucoma). I burst out laughing when my dad innocently suggested they get groceries delivered -- my sister lives with them and my mom won't let her do the shopping for them alone because Hope " doesn't know how to select fruit or meat". I can only imagine her complaints with delivered food. Lord preserve me from getting old(er) and stubborn like my parents! The more I see their struggles with age and infirmities while they have daughters to help, the more I am convinced to move into a continuing care community.
     
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    I've just had a look at the local Walmart for our trip to Grande Vista in August. Quite surprised by the high prices on much of the stuff in comparison to the UK!
     
  6. silentg

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    We have a Walmart Neighborhood Grocery Store a couple of miles from our house. I haven’t tried the pick up service, but friends have and find it very convenient especially on their way home from work.
    They also have self check out, which took getting used to. I still prefer someone to ring me up and bag my groceries so I mostly shop at Publix.
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