Senior Resources » 10 Ways to Save Money at Walmart in 2023
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Did you know there are over 4,600 Walmart locations in the United States? A lot of us tend to do our weekly grocery shopping at Walmart. They boast an abundance of options, fair prices, and self-checkout for extra convenience. These days, we could all afford to save a dollar or two. Here are 10 ways to get the most bang for your buck at Walmart.


1. Download the Walmart app.

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The Walmart app is designed for savings. From rollbacks to the Savings Spotlight, you can find countless ways to save on your next grocery haul. Simply visit the app store on your Android or iPhone, download the official app, and let the savings begin!

2. Choose Great Value over name-brand.

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Walmart has its own in-house brand, known as Great Value. That name is no misnomer. You can actually save big if you shop Great Value! Many Great Value products are priced lower than their name-brand counterparts. So, the next time you visit your local store, keep an eye out for Great Value products. You might just be surprised at how much you save!


3. Take advantage of Walmart’s $4 prescription plan.


Did you know that Walmart’s pharmacy offers $4 prescriptions? That’s right! While their selection of medication isn’t huge, you should at least check it out before you call your regular pharmacist. To see their full list of $4 prescriptions, click HERE.

4. Buy refurbished electronics.

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Guess what? Walmart might be a great place to buy electronics! In fact, they have an entire line of refurbished electronics. Sure, the items are pre-owned, but they come with a 90-day guaranteed warranty. So, if your laptop is on the fritz, don’t go to Best Buy. Instead, see if you can find a great deal from Walmart’s official refurbished collection!

5. Subscribe to Walmart+.


Walmart does not have a coupon program. But what they do have is Walmart+! Although this subscription service does cost $12.95 a month, you can try out a FREE 15-day trial. You can even earn $20 by referring a friend!

6. Check the Daily Savings Center.

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Did you know that Walmart has a Daily Savings Center, designed to help you save money? You can check it HERE on their website or access it through the Walmart app. Plus, if you’re subscribed to Walmart+, you may be able to knock a couple more bucks off your purchase. Always make sure you check the Daily Savings Center before you buy anything!


7. Shop at certain times.

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Like most other stores, Walmart offers sales at certain times of the year. For example, you can always count on Walmart to score some great Black Friday deals! Back-to-school season may also be a wonderful time to pick up items at a discount. Make sure you’re keeping an eye on the calendar and plan your shopping excursions accordingly.

8. Try out free samples.

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Like most stores, Walmart offers free samples. This can be a great way to save money, because you can try out products or taste-test snacks before you buy them. It usually happens during the weekend or peak shopping hours. So, if you see a worker with a tray of freebies, don’t walk past them. Try what they have to offer!

9. Get a job at Walmart.

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If you’re a retiree who’s looking for part-time work, look no further than Walmart. This can actually help you save money on groceries. That’s right—Walmart employees get a 10% discount on all purchases! Additionally, employees also have access to the Walmart Associate Discount Center. Say hello to big savings!

10. Take advantage Walmart’s Price Match policy.

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Walmart has a Price Match policy. Meaning, if you find an item online cheaper than its in-store counterpart, you can show that to employees and get it at a lower price. Make sure you’re taking advantage of this policy! You could be missing out on some great deals.

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Originally published September 11, 2023

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