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Walmart Grocery Pick Up


I LOVE my cash only budget. It’s definitely helping me curb any extraneous spending and frankly, using cash feels good. BUT, I have found another trick that has helped me even more…

Walmart Grocery Pickup (Delivery is not available in our tiny town!) Since I don’t have a readily available car all the time, it has been a God send. Not only does it make me possible for me to do my grocery shopping at my convenience, but pick up is amazing.

I literally pull up, input what parking spot number I’m in, and they come out with my groceries and load them into the trunk for me. Voila! So easy.

And the best part is…this way of shopping eliminates any and all extraneous grocery shopping. We make a meal plan (each of the kids cooks at least one meal a week,) and then shop based on that list.

I did have to learn some of the tricks though…

  1. Allow substitutions. They are not allowed to go down in quality or up in price, so you typically get a pretty good deal. (The only downside is that they can change flavors, which might be an issue.)
  2. I can’t do same day shopping/pick up. That might be available in larger markets, but not in our area. So we must think ahead.
  3. You can edit your order after you submit it. So don’t worry if you forgot something or need to remove something, they will give you some time to edit the order before its finalized.

The bottom line is that in addition to the convenience, this new method of grocery shopping is definitely saving me money! Here’s to more savings every day!

Have you used Walmart Grocery or a similar service in your area? Any tips or tricks?

Use my Walmart link here: http://r.wmt.co/mV6IA and enjoy $10 off your first order from Walmart Grocery.


Our Summer Garden is Growing!


Sea Cadet built me a raised bed garden this spring. And I have been having a blast planting in it and watching things sprout over the last few weeks. Every morning when I take the dogs out, I weed the containers and review what has changed over night. It’s especially fun to see the seeds pop through the dirt…and I was smart enough this year to make a chart of what I planted where.

I’ve got two tomato plants, 1 pepper plant, cantaloupe vines, cilantro, green onions, summer squash. loose leaf lettuce and fall gourds coming up. And, of course, a variety of flowers! It is beautiful and I am so proud every time I pull into the driveway. (I’ve also got a pecan tree and fig bush, but neither has produced anything in the two years we have lived in this house.)

It’s been really great of our landlord to give me free reign over the yard. While I know the food we are growing won’t save us a ton of money over the summer, it will be a nice supplement. And there is just something magical about growing your own food.

I’m looking forward to spending a few hours outside this weekend, literally tending to my garden. There’s just something calming about getting my hands dirty.

Do you have a summer garden? What are your favorite and easiest vegetables to grow?