Never Buy These 15 Items Anywhere But at Walmart

Here's why you should never buy these 15 items anywhere else.

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Updated June 6, 2024
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Skip the multi-store marathon and snag everything you need at Walmart.

From home essentials to fresh groceries and the latest trends, Walmart offers a treasure trove of products just waiting to be discovered.

This handy list unveils hidden gems and unbeatable deals on must-have items. So, grab your best cash back credit cards and get ready to conquer Walmart like a pro.

Editor's note: Prices are subject to change and may vary by location.

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Sandwich fixings

Courtesy of Walmart creamy peanut butter

Make your dollars work for you by picking up peanut butter, jelly, and more under the Great Value label for the perfect sandwiches.

Walmart has different size options for its Great Value Peanut Butter, so grab a 16—ounce container for $1.94 or a 40—ounce container for $3.98.

Cold medication

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Another store brand under the Walmart umbrella is Equate, and you can get medications and other health essentials for less under the Equate label.

You can stock up on cold medication so you have some on hand the next time you get sick or get versions for your kids for any germs they bring home from school.

Baking staples

Courtesy of Walmart granulated sugar

Sugar or flour are great pantry staples to have on hand when you decide to make cookies, cakes, and more.

One item you may want to stock up on at Walmart is a 10—pound bag of Great Value Granulated Sugar for $8.17, which breaks down to only around 7 cents per ounce.

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Courtesy of Walmart blue leggings

Pull on some leggings to go for a morning grocery run or a run at the gym with Walmart's affordable Athletic Works brand.

The Athletic Works Women's Core Active Dri-Works leggings come in five colors in sizes small to XXL for $12.96 a pair, making them an affordable option for a closet staple.

Coffee maker

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It can be a good idea to invest in a coffee maker to save extra cash instead of buying a cup of coffee at a local shop.

Walmart has several options to choose from, including single—serve makers, drip coffee pots, and even high—end versions if you're picky about your espresso.


Courtesy of Walmart A box of cereal

Great Value is a good to watch out for if you're budget—conscious, but what if you really want a box of name—brand cereal?

Walmart has you covered with discounts and low prices on your favorite name—brands. You may be surprised at how much you can save.

School supplies

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Check out Walmart's supplies to stock up for the fall or anytime during the year if you need a little extra to top off pencils, paper, and more.

You also may want to pick up a few extra items to keep at home for homework with Walmart's low prices.

Frozen vegetables

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Frozen vegetables are a good option to keep in your freezer to cook or microwave for an easy side dish or mix with meat for a meal.

Check out the freezer section at Walmart for plenty of Great Value options like corn, green beans, peas, and carrots, so you have a good variety on hand.


Courtesy of Walmart penguin crackers

Pack your pantry with snacks for a quick bite on the go or to add to your lunch or an afternoon pick—me—up.

Walmart has different options from its store brands like Great Value, or you can find name—brand snacks like pretzels, chips, crackers, and more to keep you going throughout the day.

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Toilet paper

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Make sure you never run out of toilet paper by stocking up at Walmart. The retailer has name—brand versions, or you can try the Great Value version for less money.

Choose from different packs depending on how much you need, whether it's just for you or your whole family.


Courtesy of Walmart apple juice

Keep everyone in your family well—hydrated with different juice choices from your local Walmart.

You can choose from typical juices like orange and apple juice or try something different, like cranberry pineapple juice.


Courtesy of Walmart paprika-powder

Give your food an extra kick with spices to boost your favorite dishes.

You have several options depending on what you want, and you can pick up dried herbs for dishes as well.

Seasonal items

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You don't want to spend a lot on decorations or seasonal items that you'll only use for part of the year. Walmart offers deals on seasonal items when you need them.

You also may want to consider picking up items at the end of the season or after a holiday is over when Walmart may have additional discounts to save you money.


Courtesy of Walmart flour tortillas

Get ready for Taco Tuesday, or make a delicious sandwich wrap with tortillas from Walmart.

The store has different sizes for small tacos or large sandwich wraps, depending on your needs. Choose from name—brand versions or try out the Great Value version to save money.


Courtesy of Walmart premium diapers

Babies may be small, but it's easy to run up a big bill for essentials for your little ones.

Check out walmart's selection from a wide list of name brands to see which ones are the best for your baby without busting your budget.

Bottom line

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Walmart is a great place to save money if you're trying to stay on a budget but still want great products.

You can also try Walmart+ to get extra deals like free grocery delivery, deals on gas, and special limited—time offers to help you save money shopping.

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Jenny Cohen

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