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Have you tried ordering groceries from Walmart? You might be shocked to learn that they have a delivery service of their own that is both reasonably priced and simple to use. The delivery service has been around for a while, and so far, they've done a decent job of living up to our expectations. The milk has always been cold, the food is fresh, and we haven't yet received any expired goods.

For your needs and budget, Walmart Grocery offers a few flexible delivery choices. Plus, a free trial of the program is included with their Walmart Plus subscription, so you are not financially obligated if you don't like it.

We've put together this brief how-to guide to help you get going.

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1. Spark drivers deliver groceries to your door for Walmart Grocery delivery.

Whether you have a Walmart Plus subscription or not, a Walmart employee will shop for your groceries before fulfilling your request for grocery delivery from Walmart. Your order is then picked up and delivered right to your door by a driver from the third-party delivery service Spark.

It's a recent development to have Spark drivers deliver groceries for Walmart. The four-year relationship with DoorDash to deliver Walmart Plus groceries will come to an end in September 2022. Also, Walmart intends to start utilizing a new fleet of all electric delivery cars sometime in 2023, that will be operated by Walmart employees.


2. New Walmart Plus customers can sign up for a free 30-day trial and cancel it at no cost.

Do you want to give Walmart+ a try? Walmart offers a free 30-day trial of their Walmart Plus subscription, which you can cancel whenever you like without facing any fees. So, for a month, your orders would arrive with no delivery fees!


3. The cost of groceries at Walmart is the same online and in-person.

Before we go on to discuss ways to save, it's critical to understand that the prices for groceries at are identical to those at physical stores. For delivery or pickup, they never raise their grocery pricing.


4. For your first delivery order of $50 or more, save $10 with coupon WOWFRESH.

Use the coupon code WOWFRESH at checkout if you're new to Walmart grocery delivery to save $10 off your first purchase (minimum $50). Purchases of alcohol are exempt.


5. For $7 a month, Walmart Plus members can have their food delivered right to the refrigerator.

Employees will actually put your groceries in the refrigerator for you and pick up any returns when you use Walmart's InHome service, which is sort of an improved version of Walmart Plus. They intend to soon begin offering in-home medication delivery as well.

The improved InHome subscription costs $19.95 per month as opposed to the standard Walmart Plus subscription's $12.95. A 30-day free trial is offered, but only if you have never previously subscribed to Walmart Plus. The Walmart team member needs a smart lock, which will cost you $49.95 (a value of $229), but installation is free, in order to get entrance to your house.

All you need to do is connect your door's keypad to the InHome app if one already exists.


6. To receive rebates, connect Ibotta to your Walmart account.

Ibotta rebates are not lost just because you are not making in-store purchases. If you haven't already, download the Ibotta app to start making money with it. access your account (or create one). Then click "Link Walmart Grocery Account" on the Walmart Grocery page. A debit or credit card is also required as one of your Ibotta payment options. I'm done now!


7. When you order groceries, use a Walmart Rewards credit card to pay and receive 5% cash back.

On all purchases made with the Capital One Walmart Rewards Card through the Walmart app or on, loyal Walmart customers can also earn 5% cash back. The 5% discount is valid on all purchases made at Walmart, including non-grocery items and deliveries of groceries.

The amount you can make using the 5% cash back has no upper limit. The Target RedCard debit card and the Amazon Chase credit card, both of which offer 5% back, are two of the greatest retailer rewards cards in existence with which the card competes.


8. Expect Walmart to make a store brand substitution if necessary, but be prepared to pay extra.

You will only be charged for the cost of the less expensive item if Walmart must replace a store brand for a name-brand item and the substituted item is less expensive than the original. However, you will be required to pay the list price for the more expensive replacement if it is more expensive than the original. As of September 2022, Walmart has recently changed its groceries policy.

When a name-brand product, like Mrs. Butterworth's maple syrup, is out of stock, Walmart grocery delivery usually substitutes a store-brand product, such Great Value original syrup. So it's not like they'll substitute Skippy for Jif Peanut Butter.


9. A Walmart Plus membership will help you avoid per-order fees.

If you frequently order groceries from Walmart, a Walmart Plus subscription can help you avoid paying the per-order delivery fees ($9.95 for regular delivery or $19.95 for express 2-hour delivery). There is a $35 minimum per order for this service.

So how much can a Walmart Plus member save on deliveries?

The monthly cost of the Walmart Plus plan is $12.95, and you'd save:

  • If you place two orders per month, the cost is $6.48.
  • If you place an order every week, it will cost you $3.24.
  • Savings on average: Regular shipping costs $3.47 to $6.71 per order, while express delivery costs $13.47 to $16.71.

The Walmart Plus annual plan costs $98 and you'd save:

  • If you only place one order every month, it will cost $8.17 ($119.40 for regular delivery; $239.40 for express delivery).
  • If you place two orders each month (regular delivery $238.80, express delivery $478.80), the cost per order is $4.09.
  • If you place an order every week, it will cost $2.04 ($517.40 for regular delivery, $1,037.40 for rapid delivery).
  • Average savings per order range from $1.78 to $8.06 for standard delivery and from $11.78 to $18.06 for express delivery.

You might save over $1,000 a year on delivery costs if you shop a couple times a week! Essentially, the more you shop at Walmart, the more money you could save with a Walmart Plus membership. To make it worthwhile, you'll need to make at least 10 orders per year.


10. Use Walmart express delivery to place last-minute orders.

Walmart provides no-minimum same-day grocery delivery if you need some last-minute items. Everything that is available for ordinary Walmart grocery delivery is also available for express delivery, however it will cost you an additional $10 per order (prices may vary depending on area). Only specific places can get express delivery.

During checkout, place your order using the Walmart app or and choose express delivery. A driver will pick up your order from the store and deliver it to you within two hours.

Visit or the Walmart app and enter your zip code to see if express delivery is offered at your neighborhood Walmart.


How does Walmart grocery delivery work?

Before we get started, it's essential to know the following points:

  • Orders require a minimum purchase of $35.
  • To place an order, go to or the Walmart mobile app.
  • You have the option of selecting a 1-hour pickup time.
  • Orders can be placed with Walmart up to a week in advance.
  • By 1:45 a.m. on the day of delivery, add goods to your existing purchase.


Step 1: Download the Walmart mobile app and start shopping.

The free Walmart mobile app for iOS and Android is the simplest way to get groceries for delivery. also offers an online ordering option.


Step 2: Select a delivery window for your groceries.

Make sure to choose your time slot and the closest Walmart store for delivery BEFORE adding products to your virtual cart because time slots can be difficult to obtain. Your delivery time slot will be held by doing this for an hour.

Any delivery instructions, such as "Leave on the front porch," should be included.

Tap on Pickup & delivery to pick a day and time.


Step 3: Order your groceries from Walmart.

Add products to your shopping cart, then finish the transaction. Remember that to qualify for delivery, your order must total at least $35.

Step 4: Up to three hours before your delivery, add products to your shopping cart.

Okay, as we mentioned earlier, the best feature of Walmart food delivery is that their in-store prices are not increased for online orders. We lied when we said that was the best part. This is also really good:

Up to three hours before delivery, Walmart Grocery enables you to make changes to your order after you've already placed it, including adding and deleting products.

If you ordered something with a future delivery date and time, you can change the timing up until the day before the original delivery date. However, a same-day delivery cannot be rescheduled. To find out the exact moment when adjustments can be made in your region, sign into your account and choose "Purchase history."

Step 5: Allow substitutes for each shopping cart item.

You have the choice to accept substitutes for each item at the time of checkout. We strongly suggest allowing substitutions in. Walmart will replace an item with a comparable one if an item you ordered runs out of stock before your purchase is filled. Right up until the time that the shopper completes your order, you can reject substituted items. Items that are rejected will not be charged to your order.

You will receive email and text message updates from Walmart Grocery.


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