9 Ways to Save Money at Walmart Every Time You Shop

“Save Money. Live Better.”

Known as the low-price leader for decades, Wal-Mart is a popular shopping destination for many people. A trip down their aisles will get you everything you were looking for, and many things you weren’t!

The world’s largest retailer has taken its slogan to heart, saving people money so that they can live better lives. Not content to just have low prices, Walmart also has several options available to save you even more money.

And recently, they’ve increased their service offerings that will save you time, too!

If you haven’t already, download the Walmart app onto your phone. You’ll be able to access the same things as on your desktop, and some would argue that it’s even more convenient: do your shopping from the couch!

You’ll also need it to take advantage of the Scan and Go feature, should you decide to use it (more on that below).

Walmart’s been busy, and it can be easy to lose track of all the different services and savings opportunities. Read on for some of our best tips to save money at the world’s largest retailer!

1. Take Advantage of Walmart Plus

Save time AND money when you take advantage of Walmart Plus. For only $12.95 per month or $98 per year, this service offers so many options to save you time and money.

FREE delivery from your store? Yes! With a $35 order minimum, you’ll get everything you need on the same day. It’s like going to Walmart yourself…except not! And you’ll save time AND money with the delivery service – when compared against non-member delivery fees, you can save an estimated $816 per year.

There’s a time-saving advantage as well – you can save as much as 2.5 hours per week using this service, giving you back some precious free time.

You’ll also receive a generous fuel discount. Save five cents per gallon when you purchase gas at Walmart, Sam’s, and Murphy gas stations. You can save an estimated $84 per year!

With Walmart Plus, you can also take advantage of free shipping with no order minimum from Walmart.com. Choose from a large assortment of eligible items, and watch it appear on your doorstep within 1-2 days.

Mobile Scan and Go is yet another feature – this is a time-saving option that will let you scan the items (using your phone) you’re purchasing as you shop. Then breeze through the checkout and be on your way! This is a great option for those looking for a contactless experience and less time at the checkout.

As you can see, Walmart Plus is a great option for saving time and money. They even offer a FREE 15-day trial! 

2. Take Advantage of $4 Pharmacy Medication

Many people need medication, but sometimes the cost can really put a dent in your wallet. Unfortunately, prescriptions can be one of the biggest budget-breakers for people looking to save money.

Fortunately, Walmart offers $4 medications to help treat a variety of ailments, making it easy to get the medicine you need at a price you can afford.

Their site makes it easy. You’ll find a list of different diagnoses. Select your specific diagnosis group and view several medication options available at your fingertips!

A mere four dollars will get you a 30-day supply, and you can get a 90-day supply for only ten dollars. The best part? No insurance necessary!

3. Use the money-saving Ibotta app

If you haven’t used the Ibotta app, download it now and start saving!

Here’s how it works:

Download the app and select “Walmart” as your retailer.

A variety of items with savings offers will appear below. Across the top there are several headings: For you, what’s hot, and best value are the first ones.  As you scroll through the headings, you can see different departments to choose from, such as Produce and Beauty and personal care.

Look at the offers by category or go through all of them at once, selecting the items you want to purchase.

Then, go shopping! After you pay at Walmart, simply scan your receipt in the app. Ibotta will collect your savings for you and set them aside. Once you reach $20, you can withdraw!

It’s such an easy and fun way to save money, and the savings build up fast. Ibotta also provides several different redemption options: you can use PayPal, link to your bank account, or even redeem for digital gift cards!

And – you can even link Ibotta with your Walmart account! That makes it even easier!

4. Use printable coupons

Walmart has a variety of store-specific coupons on their website that you can print off and use at your store! This is yet another easy way to grab some savings.

It’s really easy to access. Once you’re signed into your account on your desktop:

  • Click on the drop-down menu
  • Hover your mouse over “Local Store.” Another list will pop out, from where you can click on “Local Store” (again).
  • This will take you to a page listing information about your specific store. One of the headings reads “Coupons.” Click there.
  • Boom! Review the extensive list of store-specific coupons and select the ones you want to use at your store.

After you’ve selected all of your savings, click “Print Coupons.” If you’re a first-time user, you’ll have to enter in your mobile phone number for verification. You’ll receive a code to enter in, and you’re all set!

5. Amp up your Savings with Rollbacks

Even though Walmart already delivers low prices, they’ve been known to go the extra mile for their shoppers by providing an additional discount on various items. By “rolling back” their already-low prices, customers can find themselves with an even better deal!

You’ll see them called out in stores as you shop – or you can just head straight to your app or desktop!

From your phone: Choose the .com option, and there’s a button you can click that will show you all of the rollbacks available. Look at all of them at once or browse by department. Happy Savings!

6. Check out the clearance items

This one seems obvious but it’s so easy to overlook. Walmart’s already-low prices go even lower when an item goes on clearance. This is a great way to score quality decorations for next year’s holiday, items you’ve had your eye on for a while, or just stock up on something cheaply!

Just because an item is on clearance doesn’t mean that there’s anything wrong with it – sometimes the item is merely out of season, or Walmart is no longer going to carry the item at that store. You can score perfectly good products at a fantastic price!

The location for clearance items varies by store, but you can also check out clearance deals online. You can find options by department or choose featured clearance items. 

7. Savings Spotlight

The Savings Spotlight is all the savings, consolidated into one spot for your shopping pleasure. Clearance items? Yep, you’ll find them here. Rollbacks? Sure!

Special buys? Yes!

The site will even tell you which deals are available at your store of choice!

Every savings opportunity in one space? It’s a beautiful thing! 

8. Consider using the Capitol One Walmart Rewards Card

There are so many credit cards on the market offering cash back on purchases.

However, when you take advantage of the Capitol One Walmart Rewards Card, you can get special savings when you purchase from them:

  • 5% cash back on walmart.com purchases (this includes pickup and delivery!)
  • 2% cash back in Walmart stores and gas stations. Also, 2% cash back when you dine at restaurants and travel.
  • Even if you don’t use it at Walmart, they’ll still give you 1% cash back anywhere else where Mastercard is accepted.

They have a pretty sweet introductory offer, too: for the first 12 months, you can get 5% cash back in stores when you use Walmart Pay.  (Walmart Pay will store your payment information securely, providing a touch-free payment experience).

9. Buy a Car

Did you have to read that again? Most people don’t think of automobile purchases when they think of Walmart, but they can help you there too with their CarSaver service.

Search for new and used cars. You can select the top deals in terms of the biggest discount off of MSRP, lowest in price, or lowest payment.

It includes a lifetime warranty on transmission, drive train, and engine for as long as you own the automobile.

Final Thoughts

Walmart has had a long reputation of offering low prices to its customers. In recent years, not only have they maintained that reputation, but they’ve expanded it, offering new services to save us both time and money.

Even without taking advantage of any additional offers, shopping at Walmart will save you so much money every year. When you add in these tips above and take advantage of their services, you get so much more.

Walmart is a retailer that believes in its commitment to offer low prices to everyone – so take advantage of these offers today!

Emma Denner is a koopy.com contributor and blogger in the Midwest. She loves writing, watching true crime shows, and drinking Diet Coke. When she’s not doing those things, she’s spending time with her husband and obsessing over her dog, Sadie.

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