Saturdays At The Barn

During the last month, I’ve started using the Wal-Mart grocery app and I’m loving it!  Here’s how I get the most out of it:

  • On Sundays (usually), I reserve a time for the next Saturday or Sunday.
  • In order to keep that time reserved, you must put a minimum of $30 on your order and “checkout”.  I always throw the basics in which gets me to the minimum order.
  • As I have time during the week, I plan out our meals and add the needed groceries to my list.
  • Whenever I discover we are low on something or I find there’s something extra I need, I just add it to my order.
  • The night before I pick up, I finalize my order.  I think you can add to your existing order right up until 7 or 8 hours before pickup.  You must check out ALL of your remaining items in your order by then.
  • On my pick up morning, I watch my email until they tell me my order is ready.
  • When I get my email, I use the app to “check in” and I head into town.
  • Once I get to the Wal-Mart parking lot, I choose one of the designated parking spaces and call the number on the sign to let them know I’m there.
  • They bring the groceries out and load them into your vehicle.
  • When I get home, I enter my TC# into the Savings Catcher to add to my account so that I can use the money for gift cards later.

How simple is that?

You can even mark individual items if you will accept substitutions if they are out of something.  Substitutions have been few and far in between and they have always given me something that was really acceptable . . . and if the alternate item is more expensive than your chosen one, they give it to you at the cheaper price.

While I was in town, I filled up the cow water tank we keep in the back of one of the trucks at the water company, picked up some stuff from CVS because I had a $25 coupon, bought Daisy Doodle a bigger crate and put gas in that truck.

Back at The Barn, I unloaded and put away the groceries, started some laundry, set up the new crate, burned some boxes and mopped the laundry room.  I even managed to color my hair!

Once that was done, I went out and filled up the water troughs, repositioned the feed trough (Walnut likes to knock it around), fed the cows and gathered up the salt and mineral blocks and put them back up on their stand.

Now, I think I need a nap!

Peace, Love & Ger ‘er Done

Hoosier Barn Chick

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