How to Save at Walmart – Step by Step

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Hello friends!

Let’s talk Walmart.

We all know that Walmart usually has the lowest prices in town. But do you know there are ways you can save even more? Let’s walk through shopping at Walmart step by step and I’ll share some things you can do at each step to help you save more.

 

How to Save at Walmart – Before Shopping

 

Make a list

….. and stick to it! Have you ever gone to the store to buy 1 or 2 things and come out with a cart full of things you didn’t really need? Yeah, me too. One of the best ways to save at Walmart, or any store, is to make a list and stick to it. Browse the Walmart ad to see what’s on rollback and also check ads for other local stores. Make note of anything on your list that’s on sale at another store. (You’ll need this later for price matching.) Flipp and Retale are two apps I like to use for browsing weekly ads.

Check out our No-Clip Walmart Deals

 

Consider ordering online

Before you go to the store, jump online and check out Walmart.com. See if free grocery pick-up is available in your area. Not shopping for groceries? Most items on Walmart’s website will ship free to your local store. It may save you money and time if you can just order what you need online and pick up in-store. If you’re spending at least $50.00 you can have your order shipped free to your home.

If you do order online, shop through Ebates to save even more.

 

How to Save at Walmart – While Shopping

 

Shop early

If you are shopping for meat or produce, consider hitting the store early. In the morning stores will often mark down foods that are close to their sell by dates. You can also check the bakery for discounted day old baked goods.

 

Clearance

While you’re shopping keep your eyes open for clearance items. They can be found throughout the store and most Walmart’s will have a dedicated clearance aisle. Sometimes you might get lucky and find a clearance cart at the front of the store with an extra 50% off the clearance price.

 

$4.00 Prescriptions

Walmart has several medications that you can get for $4.00 for a month supply or $10.00 for a 3 month supply. If you don’t already use Walmart’s pharmacy you can check out the list of $4.00 medications and see if it would save you money to transfer your prescription.

 

How to Save at Walmart – At Checkout

 

Price Match

Remember when you took some time before shopping to browse your local sales ads? Now is when you’ll put that information to use. Walmart will price match any advertised price from a local competitor’s ad. You can also price match Walmart.com prices for in-store purchases.

Read Walmart’s Price Match Policy

 

Coupons

Walmart is a great place to use coupons because they allow overage. If you buy something that costs less than the amount of the coupon they will apply the overage to the rest of the items in your transaction. If you don’t have enough left in your order they will give you cash for the overage.

Read Walmart’s Coupon Policy

 

Consider Walmart’s Credit Card

When you are approved for a Walmart credit card, you’ll save 10% on purchases up to $250.00 that day. After that you will save 2% on gas at Walmart and 1% on all other purchases at Walmart and anywhere your card is accepted. Your Walmart credit card will also qualify you for special financing on big ticket items. (NOTE: I only recommend getting this or any credit card if you know you are responsible with credit card spending and will be able to pay your balance in full each month.)

Learn more about the Walmart Credit Card.

 

How to Save at Walmart – After Shopping

 

Savings Catcher

If you forget to price match or miss some advertised sales, Savings Catcher has your back. This is how it works:

  1. Open the Walmart app on your device and tap Savings Catcher.
  2. Scan your receipt.
  3. Savings Catcher will scan advertised prices in your area.
  4. If they find a lower price you get the difference!

Learn more about the Walmart app.

 

Cashback Apps

My favorite cashback apps to use at Walmart are:

  • Ibotta – they have a ton of product specific offers that you can redeem at Walmart
  • Checkout 51 – they usually have several product specific offers and sometimes bonus offers that are only redeemable at Walmart
  • SavingStar – I like their one or many offers because you can choose to buy all the products at once or just a few at a time in different shopping trips
  • Find&Save – this is an app you want to check every time you shop at Walmart because you can often find an offer for cashback on your entire purchase

Learn more about Ibotta.
Learn more about Checkout 51.
Learn more about SavingStar.
Learn more about Find&Save.

 

I hope this list of ways to save more at Walmart has been helpful. Pick one or two things to try on your next shopping trip and let us know how much you saved. Already a Walmart savings superstar? What are your favorite ways to save?

Until next time…

APPy Savings!

 


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How to Save at Rite Aid

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When I first started couponing several years ago, I didn’t think that I was going to like couponing at Rite Aid. As I learned the ins and outs of shopping and using coupons at this store, I learned to appreciate the great ways that Rite Aid customers can save. Recently Rite Aid has made some drastic changes and, again, I didn’t think I was going to like it, but I have decided that the changes were good ones. Here are the current ways you can save big at Rite Aid.

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Plenti Card

This is one of the recent changes that Rite Aid has made. Their former Wellness+ card has been replaced with the Plenti card. It is a store loyalty card that gives you access to sale prices and store rewards. There are weekly and monthly Plenti Points deals that earn you points that go onto your card. Every 100 points gives you $1.00 for future purchases. You must have at least 200 Plenti points to use your points toward savings at checkout. Before this change to Plenti points, the store rewards, called +Up Rewards, had to be used within two weeks before they expired. Now Plenti points are valid for at least two years! You can sign up for the card in-store or online at riteaid.com.

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How to Save at Kroger

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There are so many ways to save money when you shop at Kroger and who doesn’t want to save money on groceries? Here are some of the ways that Kroger makes this possible.

 

Kroger Store Card

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The first thing you want to do before shopping at Kroger is get your Kroger card. Just like most store loyalty cards, the Kroger card gives you access to sale prices that you don’t have without it. It also makes it possible to take advantage of the other ways to save listed below. Just go to customer service and they will get the necessary information and give you your card.

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How to Save at CVS

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CVS is one of my favorite stores to shop and there are so many ways to save. Here are some that you may already be using and some you may not know about.

ExtraCare Card

If you want to take advantage of the great deals at CVS, the first thing you have to do is get your ExtraCare card. This is the card that gives you access to all the ways to save. It’s easy to sign up for and it’s free! Just tell a cashier at the store that you want the card or you can sign up online at cvs.com. There may even be a surprise for signing up online!

Weekly Ads

CVS sales run from Sunday to Saturday. The ad most usually is included with your area’s Sunday paper. If you don’t get the paper, you can always pick up the latest ad at the store. If you want a look at the deals before you head out to the store, you can find them on the web at cvs.com in a special section called My Weekly Ad. If you register on the site and connect your ExtraCare card, this section is personalized just for you and your store. What I especially like about this addition to the site is that they show you exactly what items are included in every deal.

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