4 Ways to Hack Your Family Road Trip With a Walmart+ Membership

Road trip planning just got a whole lot easier


Family road trips are a whole lot of fun. But they’re also logistical nightmares. You have packing lists to draft, snacks to stock up on, and mid-trip bathroom breaks to coordinate. On top of that, you have to get to your destination on time—and entertain your family along the way. 

That’s a lot for anyone to juggle. But with a Walmart+ membership, you can hack your road trip—spending less time at the store, speeding up your pit stops, and saving money on fuel. That might sound too good to be true, but it isn’t. And it’s surprisingly easy to pull off, too.

To help you transform your family road trips, TripSavvy has partnered with Walmart+ to share four simple hacks that make road trips easier, budget-friendlier, and all-around more fun.

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Save on Gas Throughout Your Journey


Fuel is a must-have on any road trip. And while you can’t really speed up your time at the gas pump, you can get a better deal on gas. With a Walmart+ membership, you can save up to 10 cents per gallon at Exxon, Mobil, Walmart, and Murphy stations. And you can get members-only prices at Sam’s Club gas stations, too. This fuel discount varies by location and station.

What’s nice? These deals are available at over 14,000 locations across the United States, so you shouldn’t have to adjust your route to find them. That means you can save money on gas—without adding time to your road trip. And depending on how far your road trip is taking you, that counts for a lot.

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Get Free Shipping With No Order Minimum on Your Packing List Essentials

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Prepping for a road trip is a multistep process. You have to pack your bags, confirm your itinerary, clean your home, and snag everything you need for your trip. And by ordering your road trip essentials online, you can cross one of these items off your to-do list—and save yourself a trip to the store.

With a Walmart+ membership, you can stock up on all the sunscreen, bug spray, and snacks you need without leaving the house. And you can get those must-haves shipped to your doorstep for free. This excludes most Marketplace items, location and freight surcharges.

The most beautiful thing about this? A Walmart+ membership gets you free shipping without an order minimum. So when you get a last-minute snack request or realize you don’t have as much sunscreen as you thought, there’s no need to panic. Just throw your necessities in your cart, and get them shipped to your front door—all without paying a shipping fee.

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Get Your Groceries Delivered Straight to Your Destination

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When you get to your destination, the last thing you want to do is head to the store. So simplify your life by ordering your groceries ahead of time and getting them delivered straight to your final stop.

With a Walmart+ membership, you can stock up on your go-to groceries—and you can get them delivered for free the same day you order them. What’s nice? You’ll get access to the same low prices you’d find in-store. So you don’t have to deal with markups, just because you decided to shop online. 

This grocery delivery hack is huge, because it means you don’t have to trek to the store once you arrive at your destination. And thanks to the no-fee same-day delivery, you don’t have to sort out your order before you leave, either. Instead, you can place your grocery order while you’re on the road. So you can focus on packing before you leave—and enjoying yourself once you arrive. You just need to have a $35 order minimum and remember, restrictions apply.

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Keep Your Pit Stops Short and Sweet

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Even the most efficient itinerary planner can’t avoid a few pit stops. But with a Walmart+ membership, you can keep these trips short and sweet. 

How? When you need to stock up on mid-journey essentials—like snacks and drinks—head to the nearest Walmart, and use your Walmart app to scan barcodes as you shop. With Mobile Scan & Go, you can easily keep track of what’s in your shopping cart, so you won’t skip over any of the items you stopped for. And it also makes the checkout process a whole lot faster.

Once you’re done shopping, head to the self-checkout area, and check out from your phone. Since your items are already scanned, you won’t have to spend that long at the register. Odds are, you’ll be in and out of the store as quickly as your family can knock out their requisite bathroom breaks. Go ahead and make things easier for yourself and family. Start your 30-day free trial with Walmart+ today.