15 Insanely Budget-Friendly Walmart Deals to Fill Your Pantry in May

Capitalize on these super savings for your pantry the next time you go to Walmart.
Updated May 1, 2024
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If your pantry is looking a little low, it might be time to head to Walmart to restock. 

The retailer has plenty of affordable pantry items on its shelves to make sure you’re all stocked up on meals, snacks, and more. You might be surprised how much you can get.

Check out the items you can bring home for your family this month, all while saving money on groceries

Cinnamon Toast Crunch

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No pantry is complete without some cereal, and Walmart has you covered with a fan favorite.

Grab an 18.8-ounce box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch for $4.93 at Walmart. That's the family size, so you should have plenty for everyone in your home at an affordable price.

Great Value 100% Apple Juice

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Keep 96 ounces of tasty juice in your pantry to make sure you'll have something to drink during meals or snacks. You can pick up Great Value 100% Apple Juice from your local Walmart for $2.54. Drink up!

Pro tip: A great hack for Costco, Walmart, and other retailers is to choose the in-store brand over name brands, which may be more expensive. Walmart’s Great Value brand, for example, could save you some extra cash compared to the name-brand version.

Mott's Applesauce

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These small versions of Mott's Applesauce are perfect if you need a snack, want to add something to the kids’ lunchboxes, or just have to grab something small before you head out the door for the day.

Mott's Applesauce comes in a six-pack of four-ounce cups for $2.62 at your local Walmart.

Snapple Peach Tea

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Get some bottles of tea in your pantry if you need to grab one to quench your thirst.

The six-pack of all-natural Snapple Peach Tea comes in recyclable 16-ounce plastic bottles for $5.88 at Walmart.

Cheez-It Baked Cheese Crackers

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Level up to a family-size box of cheese crackers to make sure everyone can get a bite of these toasty treats from your pantry.

You can pick up Cheez-It Baked Cheese Crackers in a 21-ounce box from your local Walmart for $5.78.

Great Value Spaghetti

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There’s always room in your pantry for pasta. It's easy to make after a long day at work or running around with the kids or grandkids.

Great Value Spaghetti comes in a 16-ounce package for 98 cents, and you can also grab some pasta sauce and meatballs for a dinner that can feed everyone in the family.

Jiffy Blueberry Muffin Mix

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Need a quick grab-and-go breakfast in the morning? Then buy a box of blueberry muffin mix. 

Jiffy Blueberry Muffin Mix comes in a seven-ounce box for 98 cents and can make plenty of muffins for your home. 

You can bake them in the morning if you have time, or make them the night before so they’re all ready to go when you head out the next day.

Great Value Long Grain Enriched Rice

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Add some rice to your pantry to use as a side dish for meals, or add it to a bowl with meat and veggies on top for a hearty dinner meal.

You can pick up a 16-ounce bag of rice for 88 cents at Walmart, which should be a great base for plenty of delicious meal options.

Hamburger Helper Double Cheeseburger Macaroni

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The great thing about a boxed meal like Hamburger Helper is that you have almost everything you need inside the box to make a tasty dinner.

Grab a two-pack of Hamburger Helper Double Cheeseburger Macaroni for $2.94 at Walmart, along with some ground beef to stir up a savory meal for you or your family.

Idahoan Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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Want instant mashed potatoes that actually taste good? Add the Idahoan Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes to your pantry.

The mashed potatoes come in a four-ounce pouch for $1.44 at Walmart. You just need to add water to make them, and they're delicious for every dinner.

Great Value Cream of Mushroom Condensed Soup

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A great pantry staple that can be used in any number of ways is cream of mushroom soup.

Great Value Cream of Mushroom Condensed Soup comes in a 10.5-ounce can for 68 cents. You can make it on its own or add it to a recipe like a casserole to give it some extra flavor.

Knorr Rice Sides Cheddar Broccoli Rice

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Another great side dish at Walmart is Knorr Rice Sides Cheddar Broccoli Rice, which comes in a 5.7-ounce pouch for $1.26.

Make it on its own or mix it in with some cooked broccoli and chicken for a great meal for the family.

Heinz Tomato Ketchup

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It’s grilling season, so make sure you’re stocked up on barbecue essentials for the summer.

Heinz Tomato Ketchup is perfect for burgers, hot dogs, and more, especially if you’re cooking for family and friends. Get a 32-ounce squeezable bottle at Walmart for $4.76.

Oreo Double Stuf Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

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Treat yourself to something sweet with these cookies that are sure to delight anyone who spies them in your pantry.

Oreo Double Stuf Chocolate Sandwich Cookies come stuffed in a 14-ounce package at Walmart for $3.98.

Great Value Mini Cookies Variety Pack

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If you prefer a smaller size for your cookies, Walmart has you covered with its Great Value Mini Cookies Variety Pack.

The variety box includes 30 one-ounce snack packs for $8.37. You can choose from iced oatmeal, chocolate chip, or alphabet cookies. They're good for lunch boxes or just to snack on during the day.

Bottom line

Tupungato/Adobe Walmart store in Ridgecrest California

Walmart has plenty of options to help you save money. Consider shopping with the retailer if you’re wanting to get ahead financially.

It can also be a good idea to make a list of sale items before you go to help you stick with a budget and save even more money.

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