11 Secret Hacks I Use To Save Money At Walmart

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Walmart is already known for its insanely low prices, but when you stack the coupons, price match guarantees, and other sweet deals, the savings are amazing.

Although Walmart doesn’t give me that same, spend too much on random crap at Target feel, I still like to do my best to save money. 

Use these 11 money-saving tips at Walmart! 

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1. Use Ibotta to save money

Ibotta is for the woman who hates clipping coupons but wants to find ways to save money. There are deals ranging from getting .25 cents back to $5 on an already affordable item. 

For Ibotta, all you do is redeem items within the app that you want to purchase and take a photo of your receipt through the app. It’s seriously that easy. You even get bonuses just for using Ibotta, which can add to your cash back. I cash out at PayPal and it goes straight to my bank, but you can also choose gift cards. 

You get $10 in your account when you sign up here.

Here’s what the Ibotta app looks like. It’s user-friendly and a must for anyone shopping at Walmart. 

2. Use Ebates for cash back

Ebates is the easiest way to get cash back because you literally just click 1 button and you’re good to go.

For Ebates, all you do is go on their website, find the store you want to shop online, and then they’ll tell you how much cash back you’ll get at that store. The money will be rewarded to your account and can be paid to you by check, Paypal (my preferred way), or gift card.

An even easier way to use Ebates is using their free browser extension that automatically applies the best coupons to your purchases and activates cash back. There are so many times I forget to use Ebates when I’m online shopping – so the Ebates button reminds me every time I go online shopping. It’s a must. 

Create an Ebates account here.

3. Walmart Grocery Pickup

My new favorite app is Walmart Grocery Pickup for 2 major reasons: 1) It’s a huge time-saver 2) Convenient, easy pickup. You don’t even get out of your car to get your groceries. 

How to get started easily:

  1. Click here and get $10 toward your first Walmart Grocery Pickup.
  2. Order groceries online.
  3. Schedule your pickup.
  4. No fees, no tips accepted, no subscription model. It is free to use Walmart Grocery Pickup.

If you’re new to Walmart Grocery Pickup, you get $10 off your first purchase here. That means you can get $50 worth of groceries for only $40.

I needed 1 substitution because they didn’t have the item I ordered, so they gave me an even better item for the same price as the original item I ordered. You also save money on groceries because you don’t even get the chance to impulse spend since you’re not in the store.

Bonus: Are you bad at picking fresh produce? Their grocery experts know exactly which to pick from for maximum freshness. If you aren’t satisfied with the freshness, you can get a refund. 

Even better, once you fall in love with Walmart Grocery Pickup (which you will), you can start referring friends and family. Just get 5 friends to try out Walmart Grocery Pickup and you’ll get $50 toward groceries.

4. Use Honey to find the best coupon in one click

Honey is a free website extension that I’ve recently come to fall in love with!

Here are just a few of the reasons why you need to add Honey to your browser:

  • Find the lowest prices of the product on Walmart with one click
  • Browse price history to see if the product has increased or decreased
  • No longer search for coupons – one click will give you the best coupon possible
  • Works on all major browsers
  • Works on thousands of sites

I’ve personally used Honey on Amazon. I used Honey to watch the price history over 90 days, and this little secret ended up saving me $150 on a Sony a6000. The price kept decreasing, so I waited until it was stagnant for a while and snatched it up!

You can start using Honey here.

5. Walmart App

Downloading the Walmart app gives you access to discounts that you wouldn’t see otherwise.

The app also lets you pay for purchases in the store with Walmart Pay, and you can even order your prescription through the app. You can even order items through the app and check-in at the store with your app and pick up the items. Saves you a bunch of time!

6. Shop first thing in the morning

Many food items from the day before will be marked at a discount since all of the new food is going out that day.

You’ll want to make sure to get to Walmart the second the food department area opens up as these items can be quickly bought from others who are also trying to save money on food.

7. Free 2-day shipping

If you don’t want to go to Walmart in person, you can qualify for free 2-day shipping when you purchase at least $35 worth of items.

8. Buy Refurbished

Back when I was shopping for a laptop, I made sure to check out Walmart’s refurbished section on Walmart.com.

The refurbished laptops (and other electronics) come with a manufacturer’s warranty to give you peace of mind.

To give you some examples of brand new versus refurbished prices, a brand new iPad Air 2 16GB is listed at $591 while a refurbished is listed at $300.

9. Buy generic or Great Value brand

Walmart is known for having cheaper options for the same product. For example, a Great Value laundry detergent will be a few dollars cheaper than a brand named laundry detergent.

This also goes for food, cleaning products, and a lot more. Great Value usually consists of the same ingredients, but just for precaution check the ingredients label.

10. Pickup discount

When you have your items delivered to a nearby Walmart instead of shipped to your house, you qualify for discounts.

The item has to be marked as “Pickup Discount Eligible” to get the discount. You then click “choose pickup” at checkout and discounts should be applied.

11. If you buy organic, buy it at Walmart

Though buying organic is more expensive, some people opt to eat organic foods to stay clear of harmful pesticides.

If you buy organic foods, Walmart offers prices that are up to 50% cheaper than other stores like Whole Foods or Trader Joes. 

If you can, opt to support your local farmers instead. Many local farmers don’t need to mark themselves as organic (I don’t exactly know why so don’t ask me), meaning their food is organic for a low price.

You’re also supporting a family business, which rules!

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. I’m not a huge Walmart fan, but we shop their sometimes. The ones by us at least are always a mess and it’s hard to find anything. It’s like they just throw everything on the shelves and don’t care how it looks.

    1. Alexis

      I’m not a fan either, but their groceries are the cheapest in town.

  2. Femme Frugality

    I don’t know how I’ve lived my life thus far without knowing/thinking about number 3! So smart! And that’s a great point about local farmers, too. Not just safer for consumption, but also greener with less transportation involved.

    1. Alexis

      Same here! I’m not an early bird at all, but it’s definitely something I need to start doing!

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