Lately, I’ve been a bit of slacker when it comes to the personal care and household products I’ve been using. I haven’t completely fallen off the bandwagon, but sometimes I really don’t want to spend $15 for a small bottle of laundry detergent. So I’ll go for the $4 Purex Naturals which isn’t horrible, but has ingredients I can’t really verify. Or I’ll grab Clorox Greenworks instead of Mrs. Meyers because the latter is hard to find in person.
Case in point: Rewind to last August. I remember my excitement at learning that Walmart would finally carry Seventh Generation products. Then reel back that excitement once I realized that Seventh Gen never made it to the shelves of my local store. Still haven’t, actually. And while I CAN find it elsewhere, I knew with everything in me that the prices at Walmart would be better. Like I said, $15 for a small bottle of Seventh Gen laundry detergent is not a good look for me. And I’m not into ordering cleaning/household products online when I can help it.
So when the Walmart Moms were approached to try Walmart’s new offering, Home Free Shipping, I jumped at the chance to see what the Seventh Gen prices were like online. I was not disappointed.
But first, a little about Home Free. This new service offers free shipping to your house on all orders of apparel and consumables over $45. Thousands of items are eligible for shipping via Home Free, including beauty products, diapers, clothing, household cleaning products, snacks, personal care products, vitamins, pet food and more. There’s also an option to sort items by those that are available for Home Free, so you won’t inadvertently put something in your cart that won’t qualify for free shipping.
Given this opportunity, I figured why not check out the green household product selection. Tons of products were available, and I opted to buy the one thing we constantly run out of: Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent. I grabbed a 150 oz. bottle for just $19.99, a big step from $15 for a much smaller bottle of the same detergent. And as shown above (click the image to view it full size), you can also see on the product page whether it is eligible for Home Free. But the threshold to receive free shipping is $45. So I added a bottle of Yes To Carrots conditioner (which I really needed) and two cute shirts (that I just wanted) to my shopping cart and called it a day.
Within 4 days, I had my order, though it came in 2 separate deliveries. They also included a free lip balm from Yes To Carrots, which was a sweet little surprise. Next time I need some Seventh Gen or YTC products, I’ll know where to shop, and I can’t wait until Walmart extends this program to all their other products as well!
Disclosure: I am a member of the Walmart Moms program. Walmart has provided me with compensation for sharing my their new Home Free shipping program with you. Participation is voluntary and as usual, all opinions are my own.