Did you Know This about Walmart??

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Did you Know This about Walmart??

 

Let me start with some background for this story.  A few months ago I was visiting my Mom in Houston.  We were trying to decide what to have for breakfast when she said she could no longer find Pioneer Baking Mix for Pancakes, Waffles & Bisquits.  Since my Mom lives in Willis Texas and I live in Corpus Christi I thought she must be losing her mind.  She said she looked at Kroger, Walmart, & Sams Club.  I remember thinking, that is strange and not believing it was true. As soon as I arrived back home to Corpus Christi I decided to check for myself.  Sure enough, I could not find it at HEB, Walmart, or Sam's Club.  I looked online and found it but they wanted a ridiculous price for it.  I remember thinking, no this just can't be.  I love the bisquits this mix makes, not to mention the amazing pancakes.  I wasn't eating bread at the time but still could not fathom the thought that this item was no longer for sale.

Pioner Baking Mix

Moving forward a few months passed by and for some odd reason I started thinking of this again yesterday.  I did not pay the high price a few months ago, and just let it go.  Miraculously the thought came back into my brain yesterday.  I decided to look online again and low and behold, there it was for sale at Walmart for $2.50 a box.  Yay!!  But, Could this really be true???  I decided to go ahead and take a chance, and I ordered 4 boxes.  I was able to pay, and then it said I would get an email when my order was ready for pick up.  

 

I anxiously awaited my email, thinking, this is never going to happen.  Finally the email arrives when I am on my way back to the Island.  I decided to stop.  The email said the following:

1. Head to the store

Corpus Christi Supercenter

1250 Flour Bluff Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78418

Store Hours
Pickup tower is accessible 24/7

Want faster service at the store?

Check in with the Walmart App when
you're on the way!

Check In with Walmart mobile apps Walmart Android app on Google Play Walmart iOS app available on the App Store

2. Follow signs to the Pickup tower

Follow the orange signs or use this store map to locate the Pickup tower.

Pickup tower located near the front within the store, turn right as you enter the store

3. Scan your barcode

Scan the barcode to retrieve your items.

 

 

As I walked into the store, I thought, I have no idea where this PickUP Tower Is Located??

Thankfully as soon as I walked in I saw it!  It was like a Giant Redbox.  I walked over, scanned my bar code and then Whola!

 

My Pioneer Baking Mix was delivered - just like a redbox movie but more like a machine that delivers the food you order.  

 

It was a very cool experience.  Now I have 4 boxes of Pioneer Baking Mix - If you need a box let me know!!

 

I checked the Walmart by my Mom's house and they have it too.  What a great experience this was and It was nice to walk in, pick up my goods and walk right back out within just a few minutes of time. Thank you Walmart!

 

Hope you get to enjoy your shopping experience.  If you have a story like this to tell, I would love to hear it.  Give me a call anytime!

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Ben DeHaven
Haven Realty & Investments - Winter Haven, FL
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I've seen the pickup towers at walmart but haven't used the online ordering. Glad to hear it was a good ending for yall!

Feb 27, 2020 10:30 AM #1
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
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Thanks for stopping by Ben DeHaven . I never even saw this before but it was super cool.  You definitely need to try it!

Feb 27, 2020 10:37 AM #2
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Gwen Fowler-864-916-2019 SC Mountains Lakes Homes
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My daughter just started using Walmart Pick-up for her Groceries. She loves it. Henry and I haven't tried it yet, we don't shop at Walmart much. 

Feb 27, 2020 10:47 AM #3
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Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE
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I did NOT know they were doing this! I'll have to check it out!

Feb 27, 2020 12:48 PM #4
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I haven't shopped at Walmart in a while but I appreciate you letting us know about the new service. Sounds pretty neat.

Feb 27, 2020 02:02 PM #5
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA

My wife uses click list at kroger and she just pulls into a parking spot and they come out and load it in her car.  

Feb 27, 2020 02:02 PM #6
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I rarely go to shop anymore.  I click list or have it delivered via amazon, kroger or walmart.  I always disliked shopping and now I don't have to do it anymore.

Feb 27, 2020 02:37 PM #7
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Brenda J. Andrew
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Hi Tammy Lankford, You are doing much better than I am.  I love to shop and do some online through Amazon, but groceries and other house hold goods I like to go to the store.  Thanks for stopping by - I may be more like you in the future!

Hi Don Baker that is a great idea. My mom shops at Kroger and this would make her life so much easier. I am going to have to let her know about this!  Thanks for stopping by!

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS I usually only shop at Walmart for a few items.  When I was googling the product I was looking for Walmart was one of the ones that showed they had it so I thought I would take a chance.  Anyway, it was a cool shopping experience.  All of the other stores are doing this but this is the first time I have seen a machine like this!  Have a great day!

 

Feb 27, 2020 06:54 PM #8
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Brenda J. Andrew
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Hi Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE - thanks for stopping by, yes you definitely need to try it.  I thought it was pretty cool.  Of course I'm in a smaller town than you, so that makes it better.  Hopefully when you try it there is not a long line!  Have a great day!

Hi Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes-- you should definitely try it.  At least once anyway - I thought it was cool, obviously.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great evening!

Feb 27, 2020 06:57 PM #9
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Good morning, Brenda... loved this story. I've never heard of Pioneer Baking Mix... then again, I don't ever eat pancakes. I'm delighted that you and your Mom don't have to go without a long loved staple.

Feb 28, 2020 05:07 AM #10
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Hello Brenda - interesting discovery.  I have not ordered groceries for pick up or delivery but have noticed in my local Kroger(Ralphs is their local Southern California store outlet) there are employees filling customer orders.   Another example of our always changing world.  

Feb 28, 2020 05:14 AM #11
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That sounds crazy and if I am going to the store, I would rather just pick it out myself, haha.

Feb 28, 2020 05:22 AM #12
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Keith McMullin
Port Aransas Realty - Port Aransas, TX
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Great to know that this service is available to us in S Texas.  I shop at that store and will take a look.  I've missed it up until now.

Feb 29, 2020 09:19 AM #13
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Brenda J. Andrew 

This is really good information. I'll bet your mom is happy too! You're very resourceful and great at sharing information. 

Mar 12, 2020 07:38 PM #14
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Brenda, great story, and never heard of this mix, but I don't eat pancakes.   Glad Walmart could supply you and your mom.

Mar 15, 2020 02:14 PM #15
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I had to pop in to see if your Mom was able to get her Pioneer mix, Brenda?! 

And, seeing Tammy's comment - I have never been a shopper so, home delivery is working quite nicely for me! 

Mar 22, 2020 10:07 PM #16
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Rose King
David Tracy Real Estate - Friendswood, TX
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Interesting! I had no idea there was a pick-up tower at Walmart. I have never used Pioneer baking mix, but will have to try it. Enjoy your day!

Apr 17, 2020 09:53 PM #17
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