10 Secrets Walmart Employees Won’t Tell You

These secrets will help you become a smarter shopper and love the store even more!

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Walmart's "Everyday low price" tagline posted inside one of their stores located in south San Francisco bay area
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The price tag says more than you think

Take a closer look at the price tag to get the best deals. Typically, prices that end in “7,” like $9.97, are the original price, and prices that end in “5” are marked down. If you stumble across a price that ends in “1,” it means this is the product’s final markdown, so grab it while you can! Here’s what Walmart looks like when it first opened.

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Walmart bakery fresh bread and donuts department, Saugus Massachusetts USA

Find discounts at Walmart bakeries

Walmart offers discounts on its day-old bakery goods. And once you pop them in the oven or toaster, they taste nice and fresh! Stop by early in the morning for the best selection of reduced bakery. This other major chain has big discounts on bakery, too.

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Walmart has free perks for new parents

Walmart gives out a complimentary baby registry box full of samples. Although products might vary, the box usually includes essentials like diapers, formula, lotion, baby bottles and more. All you have to do is sign up to get these great items for free!

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You can snag samples from the Freeosk

Not every Walmart has a Freeosk, but if you’re lucky, you can find some free samples and snacks to munch on while you shop. Even better, these snacks are typically full-sized!

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Two customers pick up their orders at a Walmart pharmacy in Minnesota.
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Take advantage of the pharmacy’s $4 medication

Four bucks for a 30-day supply of generic medication sounds too good to be true. But wait, it gets even better! For $10, you can get a 90-day supply. Check out Walmart’s list to find out what medications are included. (Did you know Walmart has a pet pharmacy, too?)

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Long-time employees get a lifetime discount

All Walmart employees get a 10% discount, but loyalty pays off! Walmart offers a lifetime discount to employees who have worked there for 15+ years.

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People shopping in the food and vegetable area of one of Walmart's stores in south San Francisco bay area; Banners advertising the low price leader status
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It offers grocery pick-up and delivery services

If you’re ever in a rush, don’t worry! Walmart makes it easy to grab your items and go. They offer a free grocery pick-up service at select stores. And if you’re really in a pinch, try Walmart’s grocery delivery service. You’ll receive your groceries on the same day for just a $9.95 fee. Learn more about the delivery service.

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Check out Walmart.com to price match

Before you check out, hop onto Walmart.com. If you find that a product is cheaper online than in-store, Walmart will price match the product for you. Here are some things you’re not buying at Walmart (yet).

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Grocery store shelf with boxes of Great Value generic flavored instant Oatmeal packages. Great Value is a Walmart brand product.
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Some Great Value items are made by brand name companies

Walmart’s Great Value products are made in the same manufacturing plant as Conagra Brands. Great Value products are already high quality, but this basically confirms that it’s the same level as a brand name. For top-notch pancake mixes and tasty french fries, Great Value has your back.

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Walmart is the largest consumer retail chain in the country.
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Walmart sells refurbished electronics

Electronics can be a little pricey, but at Walmart, you can buy an iPhone for less. Look online for their certified refurbished electronics, and you’ll get a phone, TV or tablet that works like new! Refurbished products even come with the original accessories and a 90-day warranty.

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Sophia Lo
Sophia Lo is a journalism student at Northwestern University. When she's not writing, editing or creating podcasts, Sophia can usually be found at a ramen or boba shop.