How to Save Money at Walmart

Walmart is one of our favorite stores to shop during Black Friday and there's always discounts to be found throughout the rest of the year. We're going over some of our favorite ways to save at Walmart to help stretch your dollar further!

Walmart Price Matching Program
Walmart Price Matching Program Walmart no longer offers a company wide in-store price match program. We have noticed that some stores will allow you to price match but not all and because they no longer have a policy they are not required to. They do have an online price match policy but keep in mind it does not apply to purchases during Thanksgiving, Black Friday or Cyber Monday sales. Their online policy allows you to price match prior to making your purchase or after you have made a purchase. You simply have to contact Walmart Customer Care and they will verify the price match, they do have final say though and there are a few exclusions. Items must currently be in-stock, it has to be an identical item (even the color) and can not be sold through marketplace or third-party sellers. They also have a list of stores that qualify for the price match, it includes most major stores but the entire list can be viewed here.

Walmart Savings Catcher
Walmart Savings Catcher Walmart Savings Catcher is a great option to be able to go shopping without having to shop the circulars first. Feel free to buy all your needs in one place, then simply scan your receipt with the Savings Catcher when you're logged in right from your Walmart Mobile App or your Walmart Account and let it find any items that you purchased cheaper elsewhere. If it does, Walmart will then credit you the difference on an egift card. Not only does it compare prices for you but you can also make a shopping list! Savings catcher will only compare prices on pantry staples, consumable items such as paper towels and health & beauty. All other categories are excluded.

Walmart Price Codes
Walmart Price Codes Like other retailers, you will want to pay attention to Walmart Price Codes. Original prices end in a 7 (ex: $12.97), while their first markdowns end in a 5 (ex: $6.25) and their final markdowns will end in a 1 (ex: 15.71). When shopping clearance aisles, you can hold off on purchases until they show the final markdown price with the item price ending in a 1. (Note: If there's plenty of stock.) Walmart previously offered most of their clearance in a single aisle that was often a jumbled mess, but they have recently started to change store layouts so that clearance is found in it's assigned department. This means you can find clearance cookware in the home section rather than digging through an aisle packed with items. This has both pro's and con's. Previously you knew were all of the clearance was whereas now you kind of have to hunt for the red price tags. It is nice though not having to look at a ton of clearance electronics when you're simply looking for a discounted beauty item.

Walmart Pick-up Discount
Walmart Pick-up Discount Walmart is offering a Walmart Pick-up Discount on select items. So, be sure to check Free Pickup + Discount items before heading to the store to get possibly more savings on products you were already going to purchase in store! It's not included on every item so unless you have a specific item in mind they may be difficult to find, but you can sometimes find really great discounts if you're willing to pickup in-store.

Walmart Free 2-Day Shipping
Walmart Free 2-Day Shipping Walmart has lowered their shipping threshold to $35. If you were planning on purchasing online, know that you can receive Walmart Free 2-Day Shipping to save on gas for purchases over $35 along with receiving your items in a timely manner.

While we enjoy shopping at Walmart keep in mind that you always have to do your research before making a big purchase. Walmart is famous for their "Rollbacks", clearance and huge savings which we've seen be as low as a $0.09 difference! We're always looking for more ways to save so let us know if you have any tips for shopping at Walmart!

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October 10, 2017
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