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Walmart Facts And Hacks That Will Make You The Ultimate Thrifty Shopper

Updated April 29, 2021 8.7k votes 1.8k voters 148.9k views17 items

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It's no secret that Walmart offers some of the best deals around, even though the chain was created by America's richest family. However, there are ways to save more money the next time you walk into the world's largest retailer. Having a few shopping tricks under your belt will insure that you find the biggest bargains, and the best part is, most of these tricks take very little effort. A bit of planning and preparation is all you need to take full advantage of the many available hacks.

Walmart has long maintained their number one goal of saving customers money. One study found that shopping there can save the average American family around $2,500 every year. Obviously, you don't need to be a coupon hoarder to save a few dollars at the mega store but why not try to get the lowest prices possible on the items you need?

To do this, you first need to learn how to shop at Walmart like a pro.

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    Download Their App For Extra Savings

    The Walmart Savings Catcher app is a way for you to compare prices between the mega store and other retailers. Most of the time Walmart will have the better prices; sometimes they won't. After your purchase, scan your receipt and the app will tell you when you could have gotten something cheaper elsewhere.

    Most Walmart stores offer price-matching, so they will refund you the difference onto an eGift card. Not too shabby.

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    Print Coupons At Home

    Walmart is very liberal with their coupon policy. They will gladly accept coupons you've downloaded from the internet and printed at home. There are countless coupon sites out there, so be sure to comb through your favorites carefully before heading to your local store.

    Just make certain the coupon has printed clearly; they must be easily scannable for Walmart to accept them.

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    Root Around For Clearance Items

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    Who doesn't love a good sale? Walmart just may be the sale capital of the world. But you need to know where to look to find the best deals. While most stores have specific sections for clearance items, you may have to put on your investigator's hat to find other clearance-rack specials. Check end-caps, especially those toward the back of the store, as many undiscovered clearance markdowns are stashed in these locations.

    Also, if you're looking for electronics on clearance, look in the cabinet display cases in the electronics department, not the general clearance section or end-caps.

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    Find The Online Clearance Section

    Don't limit your clearance-hunting to the physical Walmart store. You are likely to find a much more extensive clearance selection on the chain's website. Just enter the term "clearance" into the search box or visit the Warehouse Clear-Out page and be amazed at the bargains you encounter.