Grocery shopping can be a bit of a headache — especially if you’re on a tight budget — but nowadays, with the prices soaring thanks to inflation, it can be downright traumatic. Since April 2021, the cost of groceries has gone up 10.8%, with some categories like eggs and meat seeing even steeper increases. Of course, it isn’t fair, but alas it is the consumer who has to bend over backwards to trim costs and save money.
One tried and true way to cut back on grocery costs is to shop at reputed bargain retailers such as Walmart, which touts the tagline “Save Money. Live Better.” You can certainly find pretty decent deals on certain food items, but you can also save a little bit more money (and apparently live a little bit better) by getting crafty and savvy.
Retail and budgeting experts shared their best tips for saving on groceries at Walmart.
Stick to Store Brands
“Walmart’s Great Value brand offers a wide selection of grocery items at a much better value than comparable name brand goods,” said budgeting expert Andrea Woroch. “For example, this Great Value Granulated Sugar is only $5.94 while the name brand option for the same size bag would set you back $8.12.
Snag an Online Coupon
“Order groceries online at Walmart.com but check for a coupon code first through sites like CouponFollow.com which currently offers 20% off grocery orders of $50 or more,” Woroch said.