15 Things You’re Not Buying from Walmart—but Should

Updated: Jul. 18, 2024

Walmart has always been known for its low prices, but we bet you didn’t know you could go there for must-have deals on these quality items.

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Walmart’s probably not the first place you’d think to look for a new bed, but that may change. The store recently launched AllswellHome.com to sell its own brand of affordable mattresses and designer-quality bedding. The memory foam mattress starts at just $345. The Allswell collection is only available online. Walmart employees know to buy mattresses there—here’s what else Walmart employees won’t tell you.

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Walmart sells refurbished TVs, meaning the TVs were returned to the store for one reason or another. In some cases, the product may have had a scratch or dent, or a customer may have returned it without using it or even opening the box. Those items can’t be sold as new, and you can pick up those refurbished TVs for as much as 40 percent off the original price.

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Grocery pickup and delivery

Yes, Walmart has followed retailers like Amazon and joined the grocery delivery game. More than 50 locations offer delivery, and the store announced plans to expand delivery to 100 metropolitan areas by the end of the year, the New York Times reports. Customers can also order groceries online and pick them up curbside in more than 2,000 stores nationwide. That service is free, while delivery has a $9.95 fee with a $30 minimum purchase.

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Name-brand food

While you’re making your grocery list for pickup or delivery, make sure you include products from brands like Quaker, General Mills and Kellogg’s, which Walmart offers deals on. Shopping expert Jonni McCoy told CBS News that she saves about 8 percent buying her favorite Yoplait yogurt at Walmart instead of a local grocery store chain. Have you heard about the new Walmart membership program?

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You already knew that Trader Joe’s sells cheap wine, but now Walmart does, too! In summer 2018, the store launched Winemaker’s Selection, a collection of ten brands of wines from regions around the world, featuring sparkling rosé from France, Chianti from Italy and a Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles in California. The best part? Each bottle only costs $10-16. The wines are currently for sale at 1,100 Walmart locations. You can also find quality wine that doesn’t break the bank at Aldi.

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Buy tires at the same place you pick up a bottle of vino? You bet. Go Banking Rates reports that buying Goodyear tires at Walmart instead of Sears or discount tire stores can save you $5-10 per tire.

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Cute clothes

No longer should you go to Walmart just to buy socks and plain white T-shirts. Ellen DeGeneres recently launched her own fashion line, EV1, sold exclusively at Walmart. The trendy collection includes sneakers, jeans and jean jackets, sweatshirts and shirts with positive messages like “Love” and “Dream.” All of these fun pieces are less than $30. Here’s why Costco is about to be your favorite clothing store.

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Photo prints

Drugstores may not be the best place for printing photos after all. Walmart charges only $0.09 per 4×6 photo for home delivery and in-store pickup and $0.25 for one-hour pickup. Walgreens and CVS both charge $0.33 per 4×6 photo for same day pickup.

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Party supplies

Whether you’re planning a birthday party or an office celebration, stop at Walmart before your usual party store. There are several $0.97 party essentials available in-store, from tablecloths to balloons to candles.

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Office supplies

Pens, printer paper, envelopes and other office essentials will often cost less at Walmart than at Staples (as long as Staples isn’t having a sale, according to passionatepennypincher.com).

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Basic furniture

Not only does the style of Walmart’s furniture range from classic to contemporary, but the prices rival even those at IKEA. Lindsay Sakraida of DealNews.com told Go Banking Rates that you can save almost half by furniture shopping at Walmart, and many items include free shipping. Check out these gorgeous kitchen items you can find at Walmart.

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Camping gear

If you and your family are casual campers, save money by getting basic tents and air mattresses at Walmart. “We’ve found two-person tents at Walmart for $26 as well as eight-person family options for as low as $129. A shopper could easily pay three times that at a traditional camping store,” Sakraida told Go Banking Rates.

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Move over, Bed Bath and Beyond. Walmart sells six-piece bath towel sets for under $10!

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Starbucks coffee

It’s shocking, we know, but you can buy Starbucks coffee outside of a Starbucks coffee shop. A 12 oz. bag of most ground coffee flavors will cost you $7.99 at Target, but a dollar less at Walmart. Amazon has slightly cheaper prices, but in most cases, you either need to buy a six-pack of 12 oz. bags or subscribe to Prime Pantry, exclusively for Amazon Prime members.

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Exercise equipment

Walmart surprisingly rivals other retailers when it comes to low prices on indoor exercise bikes, treadmills and ellipticals. A price comparison will show that buying an exercise machine on Amazon could cost anywhere from $30 to $100 more than buying the same product through Walmart.

Need more Walmart tips and tricks? Here are 10 things you might not know about your favorite store.

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