I’m a Wal-Mart shopper. I love their price matching policy and their app that gives me cash back. After all, Wal-Mart is known for having the best prices and stocking everything you could need. There are things I will NOT buy at Walmart though. Some are things I don’t buy because they are more expensive, and, some are due to quality.
Things I will NOT buy at Walmart
I do NOT buy gift cards from Wal-Mart. I don’t even buy Wal-Mart gift cards from Wal-Mart. You can get them cheaper online. If you use a site like Raise.com (sign up through this link for $5 credit) you can save up to 74%. I’ve also used Giftcardgranny.com.
If you’re like us and live near a gas station that accepts Walmart gift cards, you can also save on gas by buying your Wal-Mart card online. Purchase the card online for a discounted price, ask Wal-Mart’s customer service to transfer the balance to a physical card, and then go gas up. You can save what you saved on the card PLUS 3 cents per gallon of gas just for using a Wal-Mart card.
Related: Discounted gift cards : Save 10% on everything you buy
I don’t have a lot of time to spend reading except Kids books, but when I do buy books, I buy them either online from Amazon or bookstores clearance isle. Not only do I get cash back from using Ebates when I buy books online, but then I can also compare prices at different stores.
I only buy our favorite books, though. The library is FREE plus they have a lot of activities for the kids to take part in while we’re there.
You get what you pay for. If you’re looking for something to last you awhile, Wal-Mart isn’t the place to go. You’re better off spending a little more and getting a better quality product. If you only need it to last you a little while, then Wal-Mart might be your best bet.
I bought our crib from Wal-Mart. I knew we wouldn’t need it to last us a lifetime. That was when Little Man was born, and it has now lasted through all three kids.
Unless you’re buying Wal-Marts brand diapers, you’re better off buying them online. You can find coupons that will save you money, or if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can join Amazon Mom and Save 20% on subscription diapers.
Gift Bags & wrapping paper
While Wal-Mart usually stands toe and toe with the Dollar Store – wrapping paper and gifts bags no so much. You can find wrapping paper and gift bags for 3-4 dollars less at the Dollar Tree.
I compared video games prices at Wal-Mart and Amazon and found Wal-Mart was around ten dollars more on most games, but if you’re in the market for the consoles, Wal-Mart’s prices beat Amazon by at least twenty bucks.
Wal-Mart does have hard to beat prices, but if you’re going to buy something use the Amazon app and see if you can find a lower price. If you do, show you cashier, and she will price match it! That is one thing I LOVE about Wal-Mart.
Wal-mart is really giving online retailers a run for their money now. They make it hard to say things I will NOT buy at Walmart because it’s a one-stop shop. That being said though these 6 things video games, books, gift cards, diapers, furniture, and gift wrapping I NOT buy at Walmart.
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