Rip-Off Walmart Legally – 13 Simple Money Saving Hacks

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It’s hard to compete with Walmart when it comes to selection and savings. But despite the already great deals the superstore has to offer, here are 13 simple hacks ot help you save even more money at the retail giant.

1. Get Cash Back on Your Walmart Purchases

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Ibotta is a cash-back app that’s way easier than clipping coupons. After you download Ibotta, search for Walmart’s cash-back offers, add them to your rebate list before shopping. Once you’re done, take a photo of your receipt for automatic cash back.

Here are some of our favorite offers available right now (subject to change, as offers change about once a week.)

  • $5.75 back on Dove Shower Foam
  • 25 cents back on anything from the entire store
  • $4 back on Venus razor cartridges
  • 25 cents back on broccoli and/or avocados (any brand)
  • $2 back on Pampers Easy Ups
  • $1 back on Tums
  • $2 back on Scott Paper Towels
  • $2 back on Clorox 2 (a stain remover and color booster)

You can pair these rebates with coupons to increase overall savings.  Additionally, if you sign up for Ibotta now, you’ll snag a $10 welcome bonus after you redeem your first rebate.

Furthermore, Walmart is one of few remaining retailers that will give you cash if a coupon’s value exceeds the price of an item. Take advantage of deal-stacking with Ibotta to bring prices down.

2. Stop Deleting Emails from Walmart

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There’s a way to check all your emails that normally might end up in the spam box and save yourself money.

Paribus is a tool that gets you money back for your online purchases. It’s free to sign up and will scan your email archives for any receipts. If it discovers you’ve purchased something from Walmart or one of 20+ other online retailers listed on the website, it will track the item’s price and issue you a refund if the price drops.

3. Know Your Markdown Tags

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Once you know Walmart’s system for marking its clearance merchandise, you can gauge which are the best deals.

  • Items with prices ending in $__._7 are the original price.
  • Items with prices ending in $__._5 are the first markdown.
  • Items with prices ending in $__._1 are the final markdown.

So by keeping an eye out for those tags ending in ._1 you’ll know you got the best possible deal.

4. Scan Your Barcodes

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By signing up to become a Nielsen Consumer Panel family, you’ll be asked to simply scan the barcodes on your groceries and send your data off to Nielsen each week. In return, Nielsen will reimburse you for your time! Sign up here. 

5. This Site Will Give You a Free $10 Walmart Gift Card + 1% Cash Back

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Ebates is a cash-back site that lets you shop online and print coupons. Right now if you spend $25 at Walmart they’ll send you a free $10 gift card!

Here’s how:

  1. Sign up for Ebates here  with your name and email address.
  2. Ebates will instantly send you an email to confirm your email address which containd a link in order to get the free gift card.
  3. Lastly, you’ll need to purchase $25 worth of products on Walmart.com. Ebates will then reward you with a $10 Walmart gift card within 90 days.

On top of that, Ebates is currently offering 1% cash back on all Walmart purchases.

6. Start Kickin’

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Not on the soccer field, though but by downloading the Shopkick app. Once you sign up, the app pays you “kicks” for walking into certain stores (including Walmart and Target). These kicks can be redeemed for gift cards to a number of retailers like Walmart. You earn more “kicks” for scanning items in stores and purchasing them with a connected credit or debit card, as well as for scanning receipts and shopping online. For the ultimate guide to using the app, click here.

7. Download the Walmart App and Use the Savings Catcher

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Walmart’s app allows you to save time and money by allowing you to make a shopping list, check in-store and online prices/availability, and check out the weekly ad. One of the best features of this app is the Savings Catcher. Simply scan your receipt using the app, or log into your account online and enter the receipt number. The app will compare prices at local retailers, including current advertised sale prices. If it finds a lower price, Walmart will credit you the difference on a gift card. You’ll also get double the Savings Catcher Reward Dollars when you redeem them to your Bluebird Card.

8. Buy a Loaf of Bread for $1

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You can find day-old bread for just $1 either in the bakery or sometimes up front by the registers. This is a great way to save money on everyday staples.

9. Take Advantage of Price Match

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(Note: Walmart has started nixing its price match policy in various market. Here’s a running list of where it’s reportedly no longer available.)

Walmart’s price match policy applies to competitors and their own online store. If you find a price for your item at Walmart.com that’s cheaper than in-store, Walmart will give you the lower price in the store. They’ll also match the price if  you find a lower competitor price online.

10. Save Money on Gas

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Deals on gas at Murphy USA gas stations change throughout the year and you’ll get special savings when you pay with a Walmart gift card, Walmart credit card or Walmart MasterCard. Right now, save 3 cents per gallon when you fill up with a Walmart gift card.

11. Get Free Samples

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Did you know you can order free samples of Walmart products? Why commit to buying when you can sample freebies so you can be sure you like it before you buy it? Freebies are often accompanied by Walmart coupons so you can save when you do decide to splurge.

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12. Get Prescriptions for $4/Month

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Dozens of prescriptions refills for common conditions are available for $4 per 30-day supply. Once you start or transfer it to Walmart, you may even be able to refill your prescription online for home delivery. However, there are actually some other companies out there that deliver your prescriptions right to your door  at low cost. Try Phil is an online prescription refill service which contacts your pharmacy, doctor, and/or your insurance company once you’ve signed up. Each month, you’ll get your prescriptions delivered for free to your doorstep. If you sign up now, you can get $30 off your first prescription.

13. Get Free Shipping

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Use these tips to avoid paying for shipping when you shop online:

  • Ship to the store for free. Items eligible for free store pickup — most are — will be marked on the site.
  • Get free shipping on orders of $50 or more.
  • Sign up for Shipping Pass. For $50 a year, you can get unlimited three-day shipping on all orders.

 

Hopefully all these tips help you get the most bang for your buck when you shop at Walmart.

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