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

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 probably isn’t the first place you’d think to look for a new bed, but that may change. The store recently launched to sell its brand of affordable mattresses and designer-quality bedding. The memory foam mattress starts at just $345. The Allswell collection is only available online. Here’s why you should replace your mattress sooner than every seven years.

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Walmart sells refurbished TVs, meaning they 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 brought it back 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. Plus, what is a smart TV and why do you need one?

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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. Plus, DIYers should always buy these things from Walmart.

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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 eight percent buying her favorite Yoplait yogurt at Walmart instead of a local grocery store chain.

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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 to $16. Although you can’t buy any bottles online, the wines are available at 1,100 Walmart locations. Did you know these items at the dollar store are actually ripoffs?

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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 to $10 per tire. Plus, check out our top tire picks for 2020.

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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 a 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. These 10 things that are cheaper at Walmart than Amazon.

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Photo Prints

Drugstores may not be the best place for printing photos after all. Walmart charges only nine cents per 4×6 photo for home delivery and in-store pickup and 25 cents for one-hour pickup. Walgreens and CVS both charge 33 cents per 4×6 photo for same day pickup. Check out these insider secrets to help you save at all your favorite stores.

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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 party essentials available in-store for as little as $1.98, from tablecloths to balloons to candles. Plus, check out the 15 services you didn’t know you could get at Walmart.

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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 Plus: Check out the home workshop supplies you should always buy at the dollar store.

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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 told that you can save almost half by furniture shopping at Walmart, and many items include free shipping. Also, IKEA has some pretty cool home tech items.

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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 Plus, check out these 16 camping hacks you’ll wish you knew earlier.

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Move over, Bed Bath & Beyond. Walmart sells six-piece bath towel sets for under $12! Don’t miss the 15 pro-quality tools you can now buy at Walmart.

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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 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. Next, find out the 15 things you’re not buying from Costco — but should.

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Originally Published on Reader's Digest