Wanting to save money doesn't make you a cheap person. You'd just be one of many people who pay attention to their expenses. It's just being economical. Many big box stores offer discounts to their customers, and it would be just a bit silly to miss out on them. This is the case for places like Costco and IKEA, but there are also tons of Walmart Canada hacks that will save you even more money when you shop.

It's true, there are so many useful tips for those of you who want to keep on saving. You could cut costs on a simple box of tissues, salads that are soon expiring, or even a big and flashy TV that will entertain you and the whole squad.

For example, you could take advantage of Walmart's price adjustment policy, or start your shopping early in the day. You should also be on the lookout for display models when buying those coveted electronics that might be too rich for your wallet. Walmart also has secret codes to its prices, which we're happy to share with you through this list.

Here are 11 Walmart Canada hacks that could save you a small fortune. We're sure you're happy to discover this!

1. Price adjustment policy

All Walmarts have a price adjustment policy. On their website, it states that you simply need to present a valid flyer (printed or digital) of any local competitor to the Walmart cashier. If your request is approved, the cashier will match the price instantly.

It's definitely worth going through flyers before you go to Walmart to take advantage of this amazing policy.

2. Printable Walmart coupons

You can find discount coupons on the Walmart website and even print them for use in-store. But don't be surprised, because there aren't many. This is because the company prefers to offer the lowest possible prices on all of their items at all times.

3. Save big with display models

If you want an item that's out of stock, ask the manager if it's possible to buy the one that's on display. The item will probably not come in its original box, but the savings that come with it is totally worth it.

4. The secret codes of prices

Walmart has its own price codes, and knowing them can save you a lot of money. If the price of an item ends with 7 (e.g. $9.97), it means that it hasn't been discounted yet. If it ends with 5 (e.g. $8.65), this is because there was a previously applied discount. And if the price ends with 1 (e.g. $5.01), this means that the item is at its lowest price.

5. Early shopping

Shopping early in the day has its share of benefits. The best prices on perishable products, such as meats or bread, are cheapest when sold just before their expiration date. It's worth it — you can freeze anything with your fridge's technology.

6. Free shipping

Walmart offers several free delivery options to its customers. Their goal? To make your shopping experience "even more fun and affordable."

In-store, pick-up is free for orders over $25. Otherwise, there is a $5 fee. 

For free home delivery, it takes orders over $50 to qualify.

7. Refurbished products

Products that are advertised as "refurbished" are totally worth checking out. If you go online, you can click on the "refurbished" items section and check to see if you can save money on these items. We found a number of TVs this way! Prices will differ depending on the level of refurbishment. Often, it'll be a TV that hasn't been out of its box for too long. Can you say, "discount"?

8. Buy the house brand

Whichever store you shop in, if the company has its own brand, it's of good quality and probably provided by one of the name-brand manufacturers. Walmart owns several generic brands, and the best known is the Great Value brand. Less prestige than an LG TV? Not necessarily. 

9. The Walmart Newsletter

Subscribing to corporate email newsletters can absolutely save you money. Very often, the company will send exclusive offers to subscribers, which can be tempting for some. Walmart is no exception to this practice. Plus, it's free to subscribe.

10. Walmart on social networks

It may be worth following Walmart on Facebook, Twitter, and other social pages where they're active. Companies often announce exclusive offers and promo codes to their followers. 

11. Displays filled with discounts

Very often, big box stores like Walmart, and even grocery stores, offer a whole display section of stuff that's about to expire. Generally, these products have big signs advertising these discounts. They're very hard to miss. Walmart doesn't have a particular day when they put these items up for sale, but you can most often find them at the end of each aisle.


This article was originally published in french on Narcity Quebec.


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