Christmas Shopping at Walmart
Posted on Thursday, December 9th, 2010 at 9:30 am
Walmart and Walmart.com are great places to do your Christmas Shopping and tackle that holiday gift list. You can find almost everything you need and get some great bargains. Still, not everything at Walmart is a great deal, so it helps to know a few Walmart shopping secrets.
Here is a guide on how you can shop at Walmart for the holidays and save big.
Look for individual deals
One of Walmart’s strengths as a store is its low prices. But some of this is the perception of the customer. As a new customer, you go in and see incredible prices on a few hot items and then assume that everything in the store is equally priced at a bargain. That simply isn’t true. Comparison shopping may show you that you can get an item somewhere else for less.
That is why it is important to go for the individual bargains at Walmart. Choose those items that are deeply discounted. Scour the Walmart ad to find the deals and note the sales dates. You may find that a good deal is only available for a limited time.
Usually the best deals are on the hottest or trendiest items.
Take advantage of price matching
Walmart is usually wonderful at price matching. This means that if you spot an item on sale somewhere else, you can bring proof of that price into Walmart and they will match the lower price. This makes shopping at Walmart very convenient. You can scoput out the deals ahead of time and just make one trip for everything on your list. You can even bring in Internet ads for price matching opportunities, as long as the store are recognized ones.
The other day while I was shopping at Walmart, I witnesses two different customers shopping for the same Wii Fit Plus bundle. One got it at the regular Walmart price while the other got it at $50 off because they had an ad from another store.
Use Ship to Store
Walmart offers Ship to Store on most of its products when you shop online. Not only is this a convenient way to shop, but you can usually get better deals when you shop online at Walmart. The prices may be better to make up for shipping costs (which you won’t pay when you take advantage of Ship to Store) and you can also apply coupon codes online to get even deeper discounts.
With Walmart’s Ship to Store, you can also be sure that the product won’t be sold out when you get to the store.