6 Walmart Shopping Secrets from Reddit – The Best Life

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Great shopping secrets are hard to find, so when we hear one, we pay attention, especially if it has to do with Walmart. The retailer is the go-to place for everything from groceries and cleaning supplies to furniture and electronics. And while Walmart’s prices are often competitive, there’s always a way to save more if you put your mind to it. Read on to learn the best Walmart shopping secrets straight from Reddit. Whether you’re looking for the best way to get free delivery or the key to earning cashback on your order, there’s a secret that will change the way you shop.

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Many frugal shoppers are already aware of cashback services like Ibotta. But according to Redditers, there’s something you should know about them if you use them at Walmart.

“Walmart rewards are powered through ibotta,” advised user @background_koala_455. “You can’t get both the Walmart rewards and the ibotta rewards.”

However, you can enable both and decide where you want to use your rewards. “Be vigilant and you’ll get the best deal. Sometimes ibotta will cost $1 back on a single item, but for Walmart it’s $1 back if you buy two… I’ve even seen the same scenario but Walmart gets $0, 50 back if you buy two,” they continue.

Also consider how each of the rewards is used. When you submit your Walmart receipt to Ibotta, your earnings will be deposited into your Ibotta account, where you can redeem them for cash. If you use Walmart Cash, your earnings can only be used at Walmart.

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Many Walmart shoppers on Reddit agree that free store pickup is one of the best deals yet.

“[It] saves you time and delivery tips,” wrote user @excoriator. “The biggest way I save is by canceling Amazon Prime, using Walmart to buy the things I used to buy from Amazon, and getting them shipped for free.”

Walmart currently offers free curbside pickup, in-store pickup and delivery on orders over $35, according to its website. (Although you do need to tip on delivery.)

Another shopper said it’s worth trying Walmart+, which costs $98 per year, for its expanded delivery options.

“[The] home delivery is worth it,” another commenter wrote. “I would never want them to put away my groceries, but the drivers are Walmart employees and you don’t have to tip. It will save you money.”

(According to Walmart, gratuities are included in this members-only service.) Membership also waives the $35 delivery and pickup minimum.

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Reddit is full of shoppers saying Capital One’s Walmart Rewards Card is worth it. “5% cash back online (including pick-up and delivery) and 2% cash back in store (following a 1-year introductory offer of 5% back in store),” writes user @savathunkindacutetho. “No annual fees, this card saves me a few hundred euros every year. That’s all I can recommend.”

Reddit user @money_maketh_man agrees. “Another satisfied user of this. My partner doesn’t like having too many cc’s around. But once this is typed in and saved in the webshop, you no longer have to think about which card to use, and it Getting 5% cashback is pretty nice.” they say.

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A few Redditors, like user @jettwilliamson, were surprised to find out they qualified for free or discounted Walmart+ accounts. For example, the service is included with American Express Platinum Cards.

You are also eligible for a discounted Walmart+ membership if you receive SNAP, WIC or Medicaid; the annual rate is currently $49.

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As with any subscription service, when you sign up for Walmart+, you’ll want to discover all its benefits. Many shoppers on Reddit were quick to point out: “Don’t forget to take advantage of the discount gas,” wrote user @pickandpray. Members save 10 cents per gallon at Exxon, Mobil, Walmart and Murphy stations.

There’s also a streaming benefit. “The Paramount+ streaming that comes with W+ is helpful for us to access the various new Star Trek TV series,” said @excoriator. Find the benefits that make sense to you and don’t forget to check back every now and then to see if new ones have been added.

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