8 Ways to Save Money at Walmart

Browse deals and coupons on the website, and take advantage of price matching and free shipping policies.
Lauren SchwahnMar 1, 2017
How to Save Money at Wal-Mart

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Walmart not only has an expansive inventory, but also many services that help shoppers unearth low prices.

Knowing how to guarantee free shipping or navigate the website and app are some of the ways you can increase your chances of walking away with a deal. Here's how to get started.

The Walmart app, free to download from the and store, is a hub for savings. Here’s why:

The Walmart website also lists deals. The page, which you can access from the website’s drop-down menu, features a “Big Savings” section with a few options. Here you’ll find links to the clearance, rollbacks and special buys pages, where you can see an assortment of marked-down products across all categories. Also under this section are , package deals on multiple or complementary items, like two pairs of jeans or a combo of bookshelves.

Walmart’s "" page highlights products that it sells at the same price as or less than competitors like Amazon, Best Buy and Target. For additional savings, check the weekly ad and coupons pages for your local store by entering your zip code, and subscribe to email newsletters using the box located at the bottom of the website.

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Factor in the cost of delivery when you compare prices among retailers. Walmart will cover your shipping costs if you meet the minimum threshold. The retail giant offers free two-day shipping on select online orders of $35 or more, no membership required. Millions of items qualify across multiple categories, including food, household goods, clothing and jewelry. Filter your search or look for items with the “2-day shipping” mark.

Orders of $35 or more will receive free standard shipping if the items are not eligible for two-day shipping.

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Walmart sales mainly pop up near major holidays and popular shopping events. Keep an eye out for items on your list around these times in particular:

If Walmart is your main shopping destination, applying for a store credit card might be a good call. benefits include savings on gas and other purchases at the big-box store and other retailers. But look into before you apply.

Save money by purchasing pre-owned electronics rather than buying new. Visit Walmart’s page to find discounted prices on “like new” computers, smartphones, tablets and more.

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Research prices elsewhere, especially for big-ticket items, before and after you make a purchase. Walmart will match competitor prices in some cases when you shop online or in store. Read more about the  on its website.

Perhaps you have an old smartphone or tablet lying around. If so, consider online or at a participating Walmart store in exchange for an e-gift card that you can put toward your next purchase.

When and how you shop at Walmart are important . Start by using the Walmart app to make a list and search for discounts. Besides checking the usual places for savings — like the clearance and coupons sections — consider other ways to pay less, including buying refurbished tech, taking advantage of price matching or trading in your electronics.

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