First, Walmart created dedicated senior shopping hours to keep them away from the general population during coronavirus.

Now they’re hoping to keep them out of the store altogether with reserved pickup slots for vulnerable shoppers.


Walmart is reserving 7 – 8 AM grocery pickup for at-risk customers.

At select pickup store locations, the first-hour slot for grocery pickup will be available only for pregnant women, mothers of newborns (ages 3 months and younger), customers age 60 and older, first responders, customers with disabilities, and other high-risk populations.



Eligible customers may opt-in for the special pickup hour at

At, customers will see a new prompt that presents the requirements for selecting the “At Risk Only” time slot. Eligible customers may opt in there and begin adding items to their online shopping carts.

It seems to be based on the honor system, but don’t be a jerk and book that spot if you don’t fit the description. And we confirmed with Walmart that medical professionals, although not explicitly included in this group, are eligible to book in that spot. You’ve freaking earned it.

Although the 7 – 8 AM hour is reserved for at-risk customers, any open pickup time is available to them.


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Find out if your Walmart offers grocery pickup.

Chances are, a Walmart near you has pickup service. Browse Walmart’s pickup locations, select your closest participating store, and begin shopping.

Once you’ve placed your order, you’ll drive to a specially designated parking spot and pop your trunk. An associate will load the groceries in your car, contact-free.

Learn more about grocery pickup.


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