Would You Pay Walmart to Put Your Groceries Away at Home?

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Walmart Plus members in select areas can now add InHome grocery delivery and returns for $40/year.

Walmart employee putting groceries away in refrigerator

Walmart Plus is a paid subscription service that offers some pretty sweet perks for the cost of $12.95/month or $98/year.

Members get free shipping on Walmart.com orders with NO minimum purchase, unlimited FREE grocery delivery, the use of Scan & Go for faster in-store shopping, discounts on fuel at nearly 2,000 gas stations, members-only pricing on select items, early product releases, exclusive access to online Black Friday deals, and more!

Several of us here at Hip2Save are Walmart+ members and find it to be worth every penny. And now, there’s an intriguing new Plus Up that select Walmart+ members can add to their existing membership. It’s called Walmart InHome Delivery, and it means never having to wait around at home for another grocery delivery again!

Walmart associate putting ketchup in fridge

For an additional $7/month or $40/year, Walmart InHome Delivery allows Walmart+ members to have their groceries, household essentials, and other items delivered directly into their homes.

A Walmart employee will even put away your frozen and refrigerated items for you, so there’s no need to be home to receive your grocery delivery!

Walmart grocery delivery in garage

When I first heard about this add-on it was tempting, but ultimately I was unable to get comfortable with the idea of letting a stranger into my home (and my fridge). There must have been a lot of other Walmart+ members who felt the same way, because Walmart has reported that a large percentage of its Plus members prefer to have their InHome deliveries left in their garages.

As a result, the retailer is now partnering with myQ Smart Garage Technology to make in-garage deliveries even easier and more secure! Because myQ is built into recent models of LiftMaster and Chamberlain smart garage door openers, one in five households is already equipped with the technology required to receive InHome garage deliveries from Walmart.

If your garage door isn’t already equipped with myQ technology, that’s no problem! When you subscribe to Walmart+ InHome and choose myQ as your default delivery method, you’ll qualify for a FREE technology upgrade to make your existing garage door opener myQ compatible.

Walmart employee opening garage door

How does Walmart Plus InHome Delivery work?

Rather than using a third-party delivery service, Walmart assigns its own full-time, tenured associates to InHome deliveries, with the goal of “providing a trusted and familiar face for every order.”

Associates wear body cameras so that you can watch your InHome delivery from an app on your phone wherever you are.

Walmart Plus InHome delivery app

On delivery day, the employee is granted one-time access into your home or garage via myQ. Then, they put away your order and sanitize any surface that they touched.

Even better, the InHome delivery person will pick up any Walmart returns you leave for them, meaning you may never have to stand in line at the Customer Service Desk again!

Walmart is also working to add pharmacy deliveries to its Iist of future InHome delivery perks.  🙌

Walmart associate putting mustard in refrigerator

So, what do you think? Would you pay Walmart+ an extra $40 per year to put your groceries away? 🤔

I actually might. I have a Walmart+ membership and use their grocery delivery service quite a bit. Sometimes it can be tough to reserve a delivery time when I’ll actually be home to put away my frozen and refrigerated items.

Plus, the delivery time isn’t exact. It’s an hour-long window, which means sometimes having to wait around for my groceries to arrive. Then, I still have to put them away before I can leave the house.

Since we do have a fridge in the garage, I could just have my groceries delivered there, and avoid letting a stranger into my home. On the other hand, being able to watch the entire process via the delivery person’s body cam would actually make me feel a little better about that aspect.

Walmart Customer Service area

But honestly, it’s the InHome return service for me. I would probably pay that extra $40/year for the InHome return service alone. Right now, I have a small pile of Walmart returns accumulating in my home because I just can’t find the time to go down to the store and brave the line at the customer service desk.

I’m also pretty excited about the fact that InHome Pharmacy services are said to be coming soon. If you’ve ever had to stand in a long line at the pharmacy when you’re not feeling well, or when you’re on your way home from the pediatrician with sick kids, then this is a service you may appreciate too.

So, for me, it’s a maybe! When this service becomes available in my area, I’m going to sign up for the free 30-day trial and give it a shot, at the very least.

Want to give this new service a try, too? Just enter your address here to find out if Walmart+ InHome powered by myQ is available in your area. If not, you can request an email notification to alert you when it goes live in your neighborhood.

Let us know in the comments if you’ve tried Walmart’s InHome delivery service, or if you plan to do so in the future!

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About the writer:

Jenna has a Bachelor's Degree from Lycoming College and her Master's from Penn State, holding 4 years of writing experience between a variety of publications and Hip2Save.

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Comments 33

  1. Di

    What a horrible idea. Police have always warned about letting strangers into your home. This is an excellent way for your house to be cased for future burglary/home invasion. Also, anybody could walk up while your door is open and say that they live there. The delivery person has no idea. Issues with pets escaping – or worse – potentially attacking and injuring the delivery person. And all it takes is ONE person at home who doesn’t know who is trying to enter the house and presto. Someone is shot to death. NO way in a million years would I sign up for this.

    • Ashley

      I agree.

      Plus. Come on. Grocery pickup is convenient, but this takes laziness to a whole new level.

    • GingerRox

      So many good points made here. I don’t feel comfortable having strangers come into my home even when I am there. I only do that when it’s absolutely necessary. I wouldn’t sign up for this even if it was free.

    • Judy

      You get shot to death just walking down the streets or at the grocers. Not just someone delivering. Those employees have been background check. They wouldn’t want to risk their job to just come to ur house & shoot u. The company has their info, they’re just trying to make a living. I can understand the pets escaping part but with all the others robbery/killings from the delivery person?? Really? Your brain has a lot of imagination u should write ur scripts for movies. Imagine if u were working & we all think you’re trying to kill us. U think everyone is out there to get u is the reason why this world is bad. Robberies happen just randomly bad people breaking in ur house. They don’t need to apply for the job then rob u. Random bad people will just rob u as u walk down the streets

      • GingerRox

        I think maybe you misunderstood the part that Di was saying about someone getting shot. I think Di meant that the delivery person might get shot to death by someone who lives at the home that mistakes the delivery person for an intruder.

    • Cmascio2002

      R they crazy? LOL

    • mk

      For my wheelchair bound dad this has been the best thing ever. It was hard for him to pick up everything and put it all away. Having an associate do it makes it much easier. Plus at $40/year he is saving money as he orders groceries at least 2x/month and gave a $5 minimum tip each time.

  2. Jill

    Nope. there would be NO way I would ever feel comfortable having someone I don’t know come in my house. We have 2 dogs. I would be terrified that they would get out. The other thing, are these people bonded? And how do you know they aren’t going through your rooms ? It’s valid….. I would be weirded out that someone is snooping through my stuff, or worse yet, what if something goes missing that’s in a drawer somewhere that you might not even figure out it’s gone for months down the road. Nope. not for me. And the fact that you’re paying for it. Nope. Just do grocery pick up at a time that’s convenient. it’s not that hard.

  3. Jodi P

    No. It’s too dangerous for the delivery person. We’ve seen videos of Amazon, fedex, appliance, etc delivery people being accosted by ignorant neighbors. A neighbor could shoot the delivery person, or call the police and we’ve seen the actions of ignorant cops. And what if someone in your house doesn’t know there’s a delivery. You forgot to tell them, or your mother stopped by your house and let herself in with the key.

    They already face risks when just leaving your stuff on the porch. No need to add to it with them opening your garage.

    And then there’s a risk of the delivery person injuring themselves in any way.
    Or the person casing your place, even just the garage can clue them in to what you might have in your house.

    • Jessica

      Robberies will case ur house randomly if they’re trying to rob u. No need to go to work to rob u

  4. CYNthia

    A resounding, HELL YEAH!

  5. Paul

    I agree with Judy. Well said. It’s people like Di that makes this world bad. Imagine everyone thinks u are trying to rob us bc u are trying to make a living! Geez those people saying they don’t like seeing strangers. Are u locked in prison? Do u never get ur house fixed or invite family’s friends over? Take a chill pill, nobody wants to rob y’all or snoop into ur stuff. If they did, they will just randomly rob u

    • GingerRox

      Being robbed was only one of the points that Di made. Di also expressed concern for the delivery person, saying they might get attacked/injured by a pet or they might get shot by someone in the home that is unaware of an upcoming delivery (and then mistake the delivery person for an intruder). Yet, some people want to immediately label Di as a person who “makes this world bad.” Just because some people want to be in denial about possible scenarios/risks that this service could entail, doesn’t mean Di is a bad person for thinking of them.

  6. Thomas

    Yeah those people are afraid of delivery person robbing/snooping their stuff THAT they got for FREE with coupons! 😂 they don’t want robberies to rob them of their free stash so they freak out. Rich people don’t have time to sit there & panic about delivery person robbing them because they’ll be busy making money. It’s only the bums who stay home who are afraid of delivery person out there to rob them of their coupons

  7. Thomas

    Yeah those people are afraid of delivery person robbing/snooping their stuff THAT they got for FREE with coupons! 😂 they don’t want robberies to rob them of their free stash so they freak out. Rich people don’t have time to sit there & panic about delivery person robbing them because they’ll be busy making money. It’s only the bums who stay home who are afraid of delivery person out there to rob them of their coupons

  8. GingerRox

    Funny (not) how all the comments are disappearing now. If H2S doesn’t want readers’ opinions, then maybe H2S shouldn’t do posts titled with a question that asks for their readers’ opinions.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi there, GingerRox! We like to keep Hip2Save a safe and welcoming environment! If comments reference violence or contain name-calling, we do try and catch those to remove them, in keeping with that goal.❤️

      • GingerRox

        I certainly understand that, Amber. However, the first comment to this post that was made by Di included some very valid points about possible risks that your readers might want to consider. The possibility of harm or violence is just real life and deleting the comment is a disservice to your readers who might not have thought of all of those risks.

        Also, Di kept their comments pertaining to the situation and their opinion of the service. It was other readers who started getting personal and doing the name calling. There’s a difference between removing those personally attacking comments and removing those that had valid concerns about the service.

        Again, maybe H2S shouldn’t ask for readers’ opinions in the title of the post and then censor even the honest comments that are probably only trying to help their fellow readers.

        • Di

          I’m surprised that my post was removed. I said nothing offensive OR untrue. However, if this site is going to be super-strict about censorship, I see no reason to ever comment here again.

          • GingerRox

            There was nothing wrong with what you said. Your comments could have been quite helpful to other readers. I had already defended your comment in a reply to someone else, but that comment of mine was deleted as well. Sadly, this is not the first time H2S has chosen to censor comments and I’m sure it won’t be the last.

            While they cite things like “referencing violence” or “name-calling”, they delete comments that do neither. Then, they leave comments like Thomas’ that are demeaning to many of their readers and call them bums.

            Also, they have removed comments in the past where readers have given negative feedback about a product or service, yet in no way violated their claimed rules for a safe and welcoming environment. It has sometimes appeared that they remove them to prevent others from being dissuaded from making a purchase, since that could prevent them from making money.

            At times, they have even denied that comments were deleted (even when people were saying their own comments had been deleted, like yours). All of this damages their credibility and reputation in the eyes of many of their readers. I still appreciate a lot of things about H2S, but I no longer trust them like I did years ago and I no longer recommend them to people I know.

      • Ashley

        Meanwhile, Thomas’ comment is appropriate?

        Censorship apparently has hit Hip2Save, too. 🙄

        • GingerRox


  9. BobbyAnn34

    Only if they clean my fridge too!! 🙂

    • Lora

      That’s exactly what I was thinking. 😄

  10. Patricia Goff

    Nope. I don’t even trust them to deliver or pick out my groceries for me. LOL. Walmart can’t even keep their stores stocked with cashiers why would I trust them with my food choices.

  11. Lana

    The At Home Delivery service is not something I’d pay for. I don’t see what the big deal is with putting away your own groceries… Only refrigerated and freezer items would need to be immediately put away and it takes 5 mins to do that!

  12. V

    I am a therapist at a skilled nursing facility. Some residents come in for short term rehab and return home. I think this service is great for the people who has limited mobility or unable/can’t drive and live at home alone. I understand that not everyone can afford this, but if they can it would improve their quality of life.

    • Sally

      Yes! I was just coming on here to say something to that affect. I have knee problems and I have difficulty lifting heavy things. I’m single, no family, etc. Friends help sometimes, but they can’t always be available. I think this would be great for those with limited mobility!

  13. Amber (Hip Sidekick)

    SO sorry for any confusion in the comments here.❤️ We are human and make mistakes and when reading through comments we just look to be sure that none will be hurtful towards others. We SO appreciate each and every one of you, as well as your feedback.🤗 We hear you and all comments here have been restored. 🙌 Going forward we will be sure to have a more relaxed approval process. Thank you SO much! 🥰

  14. Amy

    As a long time viewer of this site. I’ve made contributions over the years to help you guys out with technical, and a few of my ideas have actually been posted by Miss Colin herself, but my libertarian conservative must come out….

    ABSOLUTELY NOT. I don’t enjoy the thought of people doing my grocery shopping for me. 100% Lazy factor for sure! Now I digress, I did use instacart for a moment earlier this year after some minor thyroid surgery, but that was because I was stuck and couldn’t drive.

    WTH is happening? People, do your own damn shopping!

    Thank you. 🙂

  15. Csandst1

    No I would not want a stranger putting away my groceries. I’d only consider it if I physically could not do it.

  16. Jackie

    Man, I was way off with my thinking. No one wants anything from my house and if you did take something, I likely wouldn’t notice. Our dogs are too lazy to go outside without prodding and actually stood at the wide open front door (courtesy of our 17 yr old) looking out while I napped on the couch for over an hour until a fedex driver yelled in to me. Our teens only acknowledge their own existence and believe food magically appears on its own accord.

    My only issue would be that the shopper would probably organize everything and we would be unable to find anything, so we would starve to death from organization.

  17. Sally

    Oh h*ll no I wouldn’t let strangers come into my home or garage. Some say “Oh, but the Walmart InHome employees have been vetted”. What does that mean? Almost all employees everywhere have been “vetted”. Including the FedEx driver who murdered the 7 year old girl who lived in the house he delivered to.

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