Walmart Deals and Steals!

Lately, I’ve been shopping a lot more at Walmart.  My “regular” grocery store ads haven’t been that great and it’s easier to just take them all there to price match.  Plus, their everyday prices are lower on a lot of the items that we use regularly.

Here are some Walmart deals and steals for the week: (please keep in mind that pricing may vary by location)

Coppertone Sunscreen sticks – $3.97 (regular price)
$4/1 Coppertone Suncare product – 6-20 SS
Final Price = FREE!
(Thanks Deal Seeking Mom!)

Dannon Danimals Crush cups – $2
$1/1 Danimals – 6-6 SS
Final Price = $1

Dentyne Gum – $.97
$1/1 Dentyne Gum – 6-13 SS
Final Price = FREE!

Jell-O – $.52 is the regular price (you can price match Walgreen’s 2/$1 this week)
BOGO free Jell-O coupon – 6-6 SS
Final Price = $.25-$.26/each

KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce – $1
$1/1 KC Masterpiece printable (must register)
Final Price = FREE!

Kellogg’s fruit snacks – $1.78
$1/1 Kellogg’s Clever Kids Fruit Snacks printable
Final Price = $.78

Kraft Salad dressing – $1.50
$1/1 Kraft salad dressing – 6-20 SS
Final Price = $.50

Lysol No Touch Hand Soap System – $6
$5/1 Lysol No Touch system – 5-22 SS
Final Price = $1

Nivea for Men Cool body wash – $3
$3/1 Nivea for Men – 5-2 RP
Final Price = FREE!
(I had a bunch of coupons left over from Walgreens last week since my stores were out of this for most of the week, so I’m excited to have another way to use them before they expire!)
(Thanks Couponing to Disney!)

Pampers wipes – $1.97 (my store had the tubs and some soft-sided sets that had the same amount as the tubs for this price)
$2/1 Pampers wipes – 6-6 PG
Final Price = FREE!

Rayovac batteries (2-4 ct) – $1
$1/1 Rayovac batteries printable
$1/1 Rayovac batteries – 6-20 SS
Final Price = FREE!

Reddi-Whip (can) – $1.67
$1/1 Reddi-Whip June 2010 All You Magazine
Final Price – $.67

Ro-Tel – $.97
$1/3 Ro-Tel printable
Final Price = $.64/each (when you buy 3)

Schick 12 count razors – $1.97
$2/1 Schick razors – 5-23 SS
Final Price = FREE!

Skinny Cow ice cream cups – $1.22
$1/1 Skinny Cow printable (for “liking” them on Facebook)
Final Price = $.22/each

Stayfree Liners – $2
$2/1 Stayfree – 3-28 SS
Final Price = FREE!

Windex Multi-surface – $1.97
$1/1 Windex printable
Final Price = $.97

*Check out more match-ups at Couponing to Disney, Passion for Savings, and Saving with Amy

Tip of the Day Tuesday: The Walmart Question

A question that I get asked a lot by readers is what I like to call “The Walmart Question.”  It goes something like this ~ “Do you shop at Walmart?” or “Isn’t it cheaper to shop at Walmart?”

I’ll be honest – in the past, I have not done much shopping at Walmart.  To be honest, I would maybe go once or twice a year.  Lately, though, I’ve been going almost every week. 

Here are some times when you should shop at Walmart:

*When you want one or two hot sale items from multiple ads – I’ve hit a time of year where things are crazy at work and I’m finding that I just don’t have the time (or energy) to go out and shop to hit all of the deals like I used to, especially when I’m usually trying to do it all on a Saturday morning.  It isn’t time (or cost when you factor in gas) effective to drive around to a bunch of different stores to get one or two things when you can take your ads in and price match and get them all at Walmart. 

*If your grocery stores don’t double or triple coupons or in my case if the face value of a coupon is $.55 or more (since my grocery stores only double or triple up to $.50).  Walmart’s everyday price is typically lower than grocery store prices and even if the item is on sale, you can price match, so if I can’t double or triple the coupon at my grocery store, Walmart is usually a better deal.  An example of this is Sara Lee bread.  The everyday price for the Sara Lee Soft & Smooth Whole Grains White bread, which I love, is $1.72 at Walmart.  Typically, even on sale, the lowest I can find it at a regular grocery store is $2.  Using my $.55 Sara Lee coupons, I pay only $1.17 out of pocket!

*If you need an item or items and you don’t have coupons – again the everyday price at Walmart is probably cheaper than it would be at the grocery store

I know that Target price matches, too, and Target is actually much closer to my house than Walmart, but having to hassle with checking at a register and then taking my items and receipt to the customer service desk isn’t worth it to me right now.

If you are a Walmart shopper or are planning to start shopping at Walmart, here are a few things that you may want to print and keep on hand:

Walmart Price Match Policy

Store managers make the final decision in always taking care of our customers, but we do have guidelines for matching our competition.

•We do honor “Preferred Shopping Card” advertised prices. Must be like items, be advertised and require a competitor’s shopping card, for the discount to apply.

•We do not honor advertisements that require a purchase in order to receive the advertised price or free product.

•We do not honor “Buy One / Get One Free” advertisements.

•We do not honor double or triple coupons or percent off advertisements.

•We do not honor other retailers’ “Misprinted” advertised prices.

•We do not honor Internet Pricing.

•We do not honor competitor advertisements from outside of the store’s or Club’s local trade territory.
Walmart Coupon Policy
Walmart accepts the following types of coupons (see guidelines below):

•Manufacturer coupons (Cents Off)

•Free merchandise (or manufacturer’s Buy-One-Get-One-Free) coupons

•Store coupons

•Pharmacy (Advertising and Promotional) coupons

•Internet coupons

•Soft drink container caps

The following are guidelines and limits:
•Walmart only accepts coupons for merchandise we sell and only when presented at the time of purchase.

•Coupons should have an expiration date and be presented within the valid dates. Walmart will not accept expired coupons.

•Internet coupons should be legible and say “Manufacturer Coupon.” There should be a valid remit address for the manufacturer and a scannable bar code.

•Only one coupon per item is permitted.

•Use of 40 or more coupons per transaction will require approval by Customer Service Manager.

Hot book deals!

I have always loved reading and I love reading with my kids, too, so I am excited about all of the great book deals right now. has a number of Dr. Seuss children’s books on sale for $2.65.  This includes popular titles such as Ten Apples Up on Top, There’s a Wocket in My Pocket, The Foot Book, Hop on Pop, and Mr. Brown Can Moo!  Can You?
There are also books with a read-along CD for just $5.50!  This includes titles such as One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, Fox in Socks, and The Cat in the Hat.
These books have free shipping, too!  I got a few books for my kids’ Easter baskets.
Don’t forget to shop through Ebates to get 1% cash back! has 100 former bestsellers priced at just $3.99 each!  You get free shipping when you spend $25 or more.  Get an additional 8% cash back when you shop through Ebates.

Walmart holiday deals!

I’m not a huge Walmart fan, but they have some great deals right now, especially if you’re on a budget this holiday season. Here are a few things that are worth checking out:

Top 10 Movies for under $10 (none of these movies have been released yet, but you can pre-order them for $10!) – Click here to see the full listing. Here’s what’s available:

*Angels & Demons (release date 11/24)
*Four Christmases (release date 11/24)
*G-Force (release date 12/15)
*Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (release date 12/8)
*Julie & Julia (release date 12/8)
*My Sister’s Keeper (release date 11/17)
*Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (release date 12/1)
*Santa buddies (release date 11/24)
*Star Trek XI (release date 11/17)
*Terminator Salvation (release date 12/1)

These items also include free shipping!

Don’t forget to shop through Ebates. You get 2% cash back and a $5 bonus if you are signing up for the first time and use this link here. I just ordered Santa Buddies for my kids!

Online Deals for the Day: 12/20/08 – great deals for last minute shoppers!

There are SOOO many deals for last minute shoppers!

Banana Republic: They are having a winter sale. Save up to 60% off selected styles online and in store. Get 3% cash back when you shop through Ebates.

Barnes & Noble: Enjoy Extra Savings at Barnes & Noble – this coupon expires 12/24
Save 10% on one item with Coupon Code: U9C9L4K. The 25% discount will be applied to the most expensive eligible item in the order – not the entire purchase – and will be deducted after all other discounts, including (if applicable) the standard Member discount, are applied.
Click here to print a coupon you can use in store. Get 8% cash back when you shop through Ebates.

Bath & Body Works – Signature collection 5 for $25. Wallflowers starter and refill sets $6. Check out other deals here.

Crazy 8 – 25% off your entire purchase (through 12/21). Use code FREE10 for an additional $10 off a $30 purchase. There are also 20% off codes out there from home mailers.

Disney Store – Place your order by 9 pm PST (tonight) and you will receive it by Christmas. Get an additional 10% off already reduced prices when you use code BONUS10 at check-out. Get free shipping when you spend at least $89 and use code SHIP89 at check out. Get 6% cash back when you shop through Ebates. – Book your Disney World vacation today. When you book 4 nights before December 20th, you get 3 nights free! The package includes a family of four in a standard room. You can book for travel for most nights between 1/4-1/9, 1/19-4/4, and 4/19-6/27. When you travel between 1/4-1/9 and 1/19-3/29, you get an additional $200 Disney gift card. Book here today.

Eddie Bauer: new markdowns during their Holiday Sale. Free shipping with your purchase of $100 or more using code HDSHPHS8 at check-out. Guaranteed delivery when you place your order by midnight EST on 12/21. Earn 4% cash back when you shop through Ebates.

Gymboree: Get an extra 25% off your entire purchase. Combine with mark downs or Jingle Deals and your 20% home mailer or Parenting Magazine coupon for great deals! The Jingle Deals are Knit Cardigans and Knit pants. They are $11.25 without a coupon and $9 if you have a 20% off coupon. They also have sweaters for $15 (or $12 if you have a 20% off coupon). Earn a $25 Gymbuck for every $50 you spend

JC Penney is having a Christmas countdown sale. They have tons of door busters in store from 6 am-1 pm today. There are also screenbusters online. Access all the details here. Get 4% cash back when you shop through Ebates.

Kohls: Their three day sale ends today. The deal of the day is: Columbia Fleece jacket for men for $24.99 and Everest Jacob Waterproof Hiking boots for $29.99. Use your Kohls charge card and save and additional 15, 20, or 30% off everything. Free shipping on orders of $75 or more. Guaranteed delivery by Christmas if you order by 12/18. Earn $10 Kohls cash for every $50 you spend before 12/24. Get 4% cash back when you shop through Ebates.

LL Bean: Free $10 gift card with the purchase of $50 or more (ends 12/24). Get 2% cash back when you shop through Ebates.

Macy’s – They are having a big on day sale today. Check out their web busters here. They also have an additional 25% off clearance prices here. Today is last day for guaranteed Christmas delivery. Shop through Ebates and get an additional 8% back!

Old Navy: Find 60 gifts for $6 or less (in store and online) here. Get 3% cash back when you shop through Ebates.

Papa Johns pizza (who has time to cook with all of this shopping going on?) – Get two large one topping pizzas for $10 each (use code 121908 at check-out). Plus, get a coupon for $3 off The Dark Knight with the purchase of any pizza. is offering 80% off the gift certificates on their site when you enter code SANTA at check-out. Check to see what offers are available in your area. Be sure you read the fine print. Typically there are restrictions. Earn 15% cash back when you shop through Ebates.

Sears: They are having a 72 hour sale. You can view the ad here. All digital cameras are on sale, all fitness equipment is on sale, all Craftsman is on sale, and you get 15% off appliances and floor care. You get free shipping (through tomorrow) on your purchase that is $99 or more. You get 6% cash back when you shop through Ebates. They also have a Heroes at Home page where you can purchase items off a wish list for military members and their families or leave thank you messages. The Biggest Saturday Sale of the Year starts tomorrow.

The Children’s Place: They have many items that are on sale for under $10 right now. Use code K38S7D3CC8 to get an extra 15% off your online purchases or print your coupon to use in store here. The code/coupon are valid through 12/23/08. They also offer $5 flat rate shipping and guarantee delivery by 12/24 if you shop by 12/17. Shop through Ebates and get 3% cash back.

The Company Store – 4 days only (through 12/21) take an additional 15% off outerwear using code T8XOUT at check-out. Get 3% back when you shop through Ebates

Victoria’s Secret: take 25% off your entire order when you use code GIFT25 at check-out. Get 4% cash back when you shop through Ebates.

Walmart has some HOT clearance items. If you’re expecting a baby or have a little one, they have some great deals on baby clothes (many items from $1). There are many .97 shipping options or if you use “site to store” shipping is free. Shop through Ebates and get 2% cash back.

Here are a few links that are worth checking out:

Banzai Skimboard Surfer for $15
Children’s clearance deals from $1