14 Things You Should Always Buy at Walmart, According to Reddit

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Updated May 20, 2024
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Walmart is packed with clothes, food, home goods, and more, so it can be daunting to find the best bargains.

But you’re not alone in the quest to keep more cash in your wallet, and you may be able to find some good options by getting advice from Reddit users.

What do they think you should always buy at Walmart? Check out these choices and add them to your shopping list for your next visit.

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Baking staples

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You may love stocking up on things like flour and sugar that you can add to your pantry, so it’s there whenever you need it.

“It's way cheaper and very good,” declared Reddit user swampy13, who said some products may be the same or better in quality than bulk-food suppliers for places like restaurants.

Cleaning supplies

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It can be difficult to keep your home clean, but Walmart sells plenty of affordable cleaning items.

Reddit user ArtBaco noted that cleaning supplies “are cheaper at Walmart” compared to other stores.

Canned goods

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Stock up your pantry with canned goods from Walmart and save money, according to Redditors.

“Canned goods should likely be equally good from Walmart,” compared to other grocery stores, said Redditor MacawMoma.

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Great Value items

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Walmart's Great Value brand offers great value for customers, so consider grabbing that version of your favorite products to save extra cash.

“Stick with the store brand to save money and still get the same foods,” suggested Redditor KahunaKB. “They taste almost identical to name-brand products.”

Rotisserie chicken

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You may be surprised to find out that a rotisserie chicken could be a good deal compared to buying uncooked chicken.

Walmart’s rotisserie chickens are available hot or cold, and a three-pound chicken costs less than $6.

“I have enough chicken for the week and made an excellent bone broth that I’m making soup out of,” said Redditor Unbotheredgrapefruit.


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Popcorn can be a delicious and healthy snack, and you can buy kernels to make it fresh at home without busting your budget.

Redditor imnotthatwasted noted that Walmart is the “only place I can find them for less than three dollars a bag.”


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Stock up your closet with a staple that is easy to grab and affordable if you need something for everyday use.

Redditor CapG_13 said T-shirts are one of their favorite things to buy at Walmart, while user speedlimitplus5 said they like to pick up “simple work-around-the-house T-shirts” from the retailer.


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Grocery stores may have a good selection, but one Redditor suggested that Walmart has a much better selection.

“All the novelty Mountain Dew flavors,” said Redditor Aghast_Cornichon. “The Kroger carries one or two of them, but the Super Walmart a mile away gets a big consignment and sells Halo or watermelon or Taco Bell-related versions.”


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It can be hard to find toys that are affordable and will survive repeated use by kids, but Walmart has some good options.

“Hot Wheels cars,” responded Redditor radiantskie when asked what their favorite thing to buy at Walmart was.

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You may not think of Walmart as the place to go for wine, and it may not be the best option if you want to buy an expensive bottle. But it’s a great choice for affordable options.

“They carry a specific variety we like,” said Reddit user GeekyGrannyTexas, about the boxed wine they like to get at Walmart.


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Ramen noodles are a good option if you’re on a tight budget, but you can also pick up some extra ingredients to make them an always-buy option when you’re there.

“Throw in eggs, those chopped green onions, some vegetables,” suggested one Redditor. “It goes a long way.”

Frozen vegetables

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Frozen vegetables may be a better option than fresh if you’re worried about produce going bad or if you live alone.

One Redditor suggested bags of Birds Eye frozen vegetables. “They’re $2-$3 each and will last you several meals.”


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Check the racks at Walmart in the men’s and women’s departments to find some everyday pants options for work or going out with friends to add to your closet.

“My $12 Walmart pants last me years, and I'm not kind to my clothes,” said Redditor Haccordian.


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Bottom line

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Reddit users know there are plenty of ways to save money shopping at Walmart.

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