Which is cheaper, ALDI or Walmart? Let's Compare ALDI and Walmart Prices in Spring 2022!
This is the third in a series of price comparison experiments between ALDI and Walmart: Here I compare the prices of the same private label groceries in both stores in the same city on the same day. In both previous editions (Spring 2017 and Spring 2019), ALDI priced ahead of Walmart on most items and in all categories.
- ALDI fan?Check out my free weekly ALDI meal plans too!
However, due to Covid I skipped repeating this experiment in 2020-2021. So: high time to check the prices again in spring 2022 to see if ALDI is there still cheaper than Walmart. I revisited my local ALDI and Walmart in Villa Park, IL last week (April 2022) on the same day. I collected updated prices from both stores and looked at what has changed over the past three years.
Read on for some ALDI vs. Walmart price comparison charts for a range of common groceries, plus some observations on how prices have changed — and where they've risen the most.
Which is cheaper: ALDI or Walmart?
Here's my methodology for determining if ALDI is still cheaper than Walmart, plus a few notes.
- I only reviewed common foods and tried to get a representative cross section of prices.
- I have compared private label to private label with only a few exceptions. When this was not possible, I compared ALDI brands with the cheapest equivalent national brand.
- I have compared identically sized items whenever possible. Where this is not possible I have given prices per pound, per item or per ounce in the tables below, with the actual price and size of the item in both stores listed at the end.
- I have rounded all percentages and per pound/ounce prices to the nearest whole number.
The prices may differ from you:Here in the Chicago area, food prices are often higher than in some other parts of the country. Walmart and ALDI prices are regional (and may even vary for some items in stores within a few miles of each other).
Prices can also change from day to day, especially in our current age of inflation. Because this oneSnapshot of a single dayof two shops in one city, you're likely to see some different prices in your own local shops - and maybe even come to a different conclusion in your own area.
Finally, note that since you can use coupons at Walmart but not at ALDI, sometimes branded items can be priced down to more competitive levels. Continue herehow to save on groceriesgenerally.
ALDI squeaked out the price advantage in 2022
To get straight to the point: Yes, ALDI will still beat Walmart on price in 2022. But the price differential between the two stores has narrowed significantly in most categories, and Walmart has even taken the lead in some.
Check out the price comparison charts and discussion below for all the details.
At a glance
In all color-coded charts below:
- Green means a tie: the price for a specific item is the same in both stores
- Yellow means that ALDI is cheaper on a specific item
- Blue means Walmart is cheaper for a specific item
Yes, that sometimes even means a price difference of a cent or two; For many items, one store just barely beat the other. Check out the discussions in each category to find out howa lot ofcheaper ALDI tends to be for a specific range of products, as how much you save by shopping ALDI varies a lot depending on where you arewhat types of food you buy. In some categories and for many articles these differences are now quite small.
If you find the charts difficult to read:
- Touch or right-click a chart to display it on its own page so you can zoom in, or
- Download all price comparison charts for 2022in a single PDF
Note: The PDF download only includes the direct price comparison tables, not the analysis below.
ALDI vs. Walmart: Organic Grocery Prices
ALDI was still cheaper than Walmart on almost all organic groceries I reviewed in 2022, but for most items the price difference was pretty much negligible. For example, 64 ounces of organic whole milk is $3.95 at ALDI and $3.98 at Walmart; Cage-free organic eggs were $3.65 at ALDI and $3.68 at Walmart.
If you bought one of each organic food product in this table, you would pay5% moreat Walmart than at ALDI. But if you take out the one outlier item (organic coconut oil for $4.99 at ALDI; $6.24 at Walmart) and then buy one of every other item, you'd be paying a little more2 moreat Walmart.
ALDI vs. Walmart: meat prices
However, when it came to meat prices, ALDI continued to lead. In 2022, Walmart has beaten ALDI on only a few fresh meat items, and just barely. With some other fresh meat products, however, you save significantly more at ALDI. For example:
- Boneless skinless chicken breast family packswere $2.09/lb at ALDI; $2.97/lb at Walmart
- Medium packs of 80/20 ground beefwere $3.99/lb at ALDI; $4.76/lb at Walmart
- Boneless pork chops in the middleran $4.19/lb at ALDI; $5.24/lb at Walmart
- Fresh tilapiawas $5.79/lb at ALDI; $6.91/lb at Walmart
If your family eats meat regularly, especially common items like chicken and ground beef, you can still save by shopping at ALDI. Looking at this list as a whole: overall, meat prices at Walmart were average12% morethan at ALDI.
However, when it comes to variety and quantity, Walmart beats ALDI by far. This is even true for some everyday objects. My local ALDI, for example, doesn't even stock traditional whole chickens anymore; Walmart had them for $1.25/lb. My ALDI was hit or miss for fresh meat items; Walmart was less stocked than usual but had most products on the shelves.
How much have meat prices changed?
Let's take a quick look at how the price of some common fresh meat products have increased between my last review in 2019 and now:
- Boneless skinless chicken breast family packsare up 10% at ALDI; up 49% at Walmart
- Family packs of chicken drumsticksare up 40% at ALDI;Low6% at Walmart
- Medium packs of 80/20 ground beefare up 38% at ALDI; 2% more at Walmart
- Beef Meatloafis up 47% at ALDI; 8% up at Walmart
- 12 ounce packs of hot dogsare up 51% at ALDI;Low8% at Walmart
It honestly surprised me that (aside from those big packs of boneless chicken breasts) ALDI's overall meat prices have risen so much more than Walmart's over the past three years -- especially for beef.Check out the Walmart vs. ALDI 2019 post here.
ALDI vs. Walmart: product prices
In terms of fresh produce, ALDI pricing was again better than Walmart pricing for most items. Aside from potatoes and strawberries, however, that difference was minimal in many cases — bananas were just a penny more per pound at Walmart; Coriander $0.03 more per bunch; Celery $0.05 more. And broccoli and apples were significantly cheaper at Walmart. If you calculate the average prices for all the products I reviewed, there was fresh fruit and veg running around at Walmart4% morethan their colleagues at ALDI.
Regarding the productsquality, although: In my area, ALDI products beat Walmart by far. The avocados at ALDI were big and perfect; the ones at Walmart were small and squishy. Strawberries at ALDI were nice and big and ripe; the ones at Walmart were kind of immature and moldy at the same time.
How much have product prices changed?
While the prices of some fruits and vegetables have remained remarkably stable (and some have even fallen), others have risen dramatically. Since 2019:
- 3 pound bags of yellow onionsare up 30% at ALDI; 18% up at Walmart
- Bags of garden lettuceare up 89% at ALDI;Low11% at Walmart
- Bags of spinachare up 22% at ALDI; 10% more at Walmart
- Bunch of corianderare up 8% at ALDI; 13% up at Walmart
- bananasareLow43% an ALDI;Low47% at Walmart
- AvocadosareLow8% an ALDI;Low4% at Walmart
Unfortunately, some of the product prices that have risen the most, particularly at ALDI, include staples like onions, lettuce and spinach.
Walmart vs. ALDI: Milk Prices
Just look at this yellow sea: When comparing items in the conventional dairy department, ALDI prices beat Walmart prices for every single product. Again, the cost of many items was very close: only a cent difference in a gallon of milk or in an 8-ounce brick of cheddar cheese.
For other items, however, this price difference was much more significant: a dozen eggs was $2.30 at ALDI and $2.92 at Walmart, 16 ounces of buttered quarters were $2.99 at ALDI and $3.58 at Walmart, and a can of sour cream cost $1.59 ALDI and $1.96 at Walmart.
If you bought one of each item in the table above, you would pay13% moreon your milk cart at Walmart than at ALDI.
How much have milk prices changed?
Milk and egg prices have skyrocketed since 2019. Curiously, however, products like cheddar blocks have fallen in price. (Egg prices in particular have risen dramatically just this week due to the bird flu outbreak, but are up more at Walmart than at ALDI.) Since I last checked in 2019:
- A gallon of whole milkis up 60% at both ALDI and Walmart
- A dozen eggsare up 95% at ALDI; 128% at Walmart
- 16 ounces buttered quartersareLow5% at ALDI; 10% more at Walmart
- An 8-ounce block of cheddarisLow7% an ALDI;Low16% at Walmart
Fresh food (meat, milk, produce) has grown the most in recent years, but these increases have been uneven and prices have fluctuated. And since ALDI runs weekly sales on produce and meat where Walmart only advertises daily low prices, you can sometimes save more by switching your ALDI spend to temporarily cheaper products, too.
Note: For information on organic dairy products, see the separate organic section above.
ALDI vs. Walmart: Pantry-Heftklammerpreise
In terms of pantry staples, ALDI prices exceeded or matched Walmart prices for every item I reviewed in 2022 -- albeit again by pennies in some cases. If you bought one of each stock item in the table above, you would pay5% moreoverall at Walmart than at ALDI. (Note: This number takes into account thepro Unzeprice rather than thatapiecePrice on rice and pasta sauce as they are different sizes in each store.)
However, many of these pantry staples were either priced identically or very similarly. With everything from canned corn to mayonnaise, black beans to yellow mustard, white rice to cream of mushroom soup, it really doesn't matter which store you shopped at.
How much have pantry staples changed?
Pantry staple prices seem to be everywhere. Some products, such as tomato paste and bread, have gone through the roof in recent years, while others have been flat or only slightly up. Overall, prices have changed more at ALDI than at Walmart since the last review in 2019:
- 6 ounce cans of tomato pasteare up 51% at ALDI; 35% more at Walmart
- 20 ounce whole grain sandwich bread is up 53% at ALDI; 68% more at Walmart
- 32 ounce cases of chicken brothareLow7% an ALDI;Low8% at Walmart
- 15 ounce canned black beansare up 3% at ALDI; unchanged at Walmart
- 30-ounce jars of mayoare up 12% at ALDI; unchanged at Walmart
- White long grain riceis up 10% at ALDI; unchanged at Walmart
In 2019, stock items at ALDI also increased in price faster than at Walmart; The gap here isn't as big as it used to be.
Walmart vs. ALDI: Prices for Baked Goods and Condiments
In the baking and condiment department, Walmart wins by a hair's breadth. Buy one of each item in the table above and pay a whopping sum1% lessat Walmart than at ALDI. However, the raisins alone have propelled Walmart to the top. If you simply take raisins from the shopping cart in both branches, ALDI comes out2% cheaper. (For some reason, that can of raisins is up $0.90 at ALDI since 2019, but only $0.10 at Walmart.) Either way, the prices here are very, very close.
Note: I only compared oregano as a representative sample of the $1.00 condiments at each store, but you will see about the same price difference per ounce for most condiments. Of course, at both stores, these $1.00 condiment bottles are significantly smaller than they were in 2019; no grocer is immune to shrinkage.
How much have baking prices changed?
This category was all the rage again: While some items (eg rapeseed oil) have risen sharply, the costs of other items (eg flour) have actually fallen. That might be because Easter is still close, but I checked the prices during the weekafter thisthe holidays. Some price changes since 2019 include:
- 48 ounces canola oilis up 56% at ALDI; 53% more at Walmart
- Brownie mixis up 15% at ALDI; 11% up at Walmart
- 5 pound bags of flourareLow17% an ALDI;Low19% at Walmart
- Vanilla extractis up 18% at ALDI,Low14% at Walmart
In some cases, these changes appear to have more closely aligned prices across both stores: For example, this small bottle of vanilla was a whopping $1.93 more expensive at Walmart in 2019 than it was at ALDI, but in 2022 it will cost just $0.09 more.
ALDI vs. Walmart: Snackpreise
If you bought one of every item I reviewed in the snack aisle this year, you would pay7% moreat Walmart than at ALDI. (This explains the size difference in the bags of potato chips.) While some items like pretzels and almonds were fairly similar in price, others like graham crackers and tortilla chips varied quite a bit.
Since we're overall focusing on cooking meals at home here, I haven't reviewed many snack products in 2022.
ALDI vs. Walmart: prices of frozen food
Last but not least: I only checked a few representative frozen food prices this year, but Walmart actually has the edge here. If you bought one of each item in the table above, you would pay4% lessat Walmart than at ALDI.
This savings comparison takes into account the difference in size between pizzas and waffles: Always be careful! Both stores are to blame for this. At first glance, paying $1.00 for a box of waffles looks better than paying $1.24 — but not when you're getting 8 instead of 10. When it comes to private label frozen pizza, Walmart's is still cheaper per ounce -- but, because ALDI is over an ounce heavier, the difference isn't as big as it seems when you just look at item prices.
A quick note on grocery pickup
If you choose to have groceries picked up, it's important to know that Walmart's pickup prices applythe samelike their prices in the shop. However, ALDI grocery pickup prices arehigherthan the in-store prices since they use Instacart as a third-party fulfillment service. There are also no fees at Walmart as long as you reach a minimum order of $35.
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- Want to try ALDI grocery pickup or delivery via Instacart? Ireviewed Instacart back in 2018; However, prices, fees and processes may have changed.
If you use grocery pickup,Walmart will be cheaper than ALDI. The fees and product markups on Instacart eat up (and exceed) any savings you would otherwise see comparing prices in-store.
Since Walmart's online pickup prices are the same as in-store prices, you can also usetheir grocery storeCompare with the current ALDI prices - without having to visit both branches.
What do your shopping experiences tell you?
So, now that we've gone through all those prices and percentages, what are yours doingownALDI and Walmart shopping experiences tell you?
- Do you find these patterns true in your stores?
- Is your ALDI cheaper than your Walmart?
- Do you want the prices at your Walmart to be better than mine?
- How much have prices increased in your area lately?
I'd love to hear from those of you who shop at both ALDI and Walmart in different parts of the country so let me know what you find.
***Download all ALDI vs Walmart price comparison charts for 2022 in a single PDF here.
Blast out the price comparison past
You can see previous posts and price snaps here:
- ALDI vs. Walmart, 2019
- ALDI vs. Walmart, 2017
(How times have changed...)
Is Walmart more expensive than Aldi's? ›
Walmart is cheaper for most goods, but in some instances, Aldi has lower prices.Are Aldi prices better? ›
Aldi does have the lowest price on many items when you are comparing to the non-sale price in the grocery store. So if you're doing a big grocery shopping trip and don't have time to wait for sales, you're better off shopping at Aldi.What is cheaper than Walmart? ›
- Market Basket.
- WinCo Foods.
- Trader Joe's.
- Food 4 Less.
ALDI considers many factors when setting product prices, including production and operating costs, market conditions, local regulations, consumer demand and the competitive landscape. This may cause our prices to fluctuate from city to city, but rest assured we strive to offer the lowest prices in town.Which grocery store chain has the best prices? ›
Aldi tops the charts with its rock-bottom prices. Around 90% of the items on its shelves are its own brands, and it keeps costs down by selling a smaller selection of products than other stores.Are eggs cheaper at Aldi? ›
Eggs. At 20 cents an egg, Aldi's price is hard to beat.How much do you actually save at Aldi? ›
Aldi vs. Walmart — Battle of the Cheaps.
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At most supermarkets, you'll find tons of big-brand items, but at Aldi, a whopping 90 percent of the products are private label. By avoiding brand names, Aldi can skip going through another company and offer you cheaper prices.Is Aldi food high quality? ›
Indeed, 90% of Aldi's products are exclusive store brands, and many mimic the packaging and product of national brands. We found several great items at Aldi that deserve a spot on your grocery list based on quality or value — or both. That's good news as all of us are looking to cut corners on rampaging grocery bills.Is there a grocery store cheaper than Walmart? ›
What is the cheapest grocery store? If you are going by the everyday low prices at the store, the clear winner to the cheapest grocery store in 2022 is Aldi. Walmart is a runner up, with Meijer and Kroger trailing behind.
What are good alternatives to Walmart? ›
- Home Depot.
- Best Buy.
- CVS Health Corporation.
The latest analysis from Which? (opens in new tab) has revealed that Aldi narrowly beat Lidl to be named the cheapest supermarket of the year for 2022. Aldi also won the cheapest supermarket accolade in 2021.What day does Aldi reduce prices? ›
Shop on Wednesday for the best deals.
To score the best deals on Aldi's products, visit the store mid-week. On Wednesdays, new products are released and produce goes on sale. But make sure you head there in the morning so you can grab all of your groceries before anyone else.
Aldi's 2022 Price Report, released yesterday and based on data analysis by PricewaterhouseCoopers, found that an Aldi grocery basket is generally 15 per cent cheaper than a basket of the cheapest comparable products at its major competitors.What day does Aldi do markdowns? ›
Shop on Wednesdays to get the first pick at Aldi Finds.
Aldi Finds sell out fast because they're great deals, so be sure to grab them as soon as you can! Aldi releases a new weekly ad every Wednesday, so Wednesday morning is the best time to shop at Aldi for the biggest selection of Aldi Finds.
To save money on groceries, start shopping on Wednesdays.
Fewer crowds, fully-stocked shelves and freshly delivered produce—welcome to any given Wednesday at a grocery store near you! This mid-week day is when to shop if you're looking to save money on groceries.
- Shop for nonperishable items online. ...
- Buy perishable foods in quantities you'll use. ...
- Buy fresh fruits and vegetables in season. ...
- Buy meat and cereals in bulk. ...
- Be an informed shopper. ...
- Limit your purchase of ready-prepared foods. ...
- Clip coupons with caution.
Walmart is the world's largest food and general merchandise retailer, with over 11,500 stores across 27 countries. These are mostly hypermarkets that house not only groceries, but also pet shops, pharmacies, and cellular phone stores.What happens to unsold Aldi specials? ›
According to one user, leftovers from the sales get sent to a particular store, where they remain until they eventually sell out. “Leftovers get shipped to other stores to centralise stock sometimes. I called up after the snow gear sale and found out two other stores where all the stock was sent to be cleared out.Is Aldi or Trader Joe's better? ›
Aldi is for customers looking for major savings and the absolute lowest grocery prices, and Trader Joe's is for customers willing to pay a premium for specialized products. Both chains use their private-label brands in pursuit of these distinct groups of shoppers.
Why do people like Aldi's? ›
Its prices are low, and it stocks a limited selection of items. Aldi carries only about 1,300 of the fastest-moving grocery items, while most grocery stores sell about 30,000 items, according to Aldi. With fewer items, stores can be smaller (which means lower rent and electricity costs).What is Aldi aisle of shame? ›
SHAME. (Sometimes abbreviated as AOS.) But, at its most basic, the Aisle of Shame is just that fifth aisle at most ALDI stores where they stock most of the new random ALDI Finds of the week (as well as those left over from weeks gone by).Are you supposed to tip grocery pickup Aldi? ›
You don't need to tip an ALDI Pickup order. The app doesn't even give you an option to tip when using ALDI Pickup. Instead, it says that ALDI team members don't accept tips as they would rather pass those savings on to you.Why do you have to pay 25 cents for a cart at Aldi? ›
This 25 cent deposit ultimately saves our customers money because we don't have to hire extra staff to collect grocery carts. To unlock a cart, customers have to insert a quarter, and this deposit ensures shoppers return their cart to the corral to get their quarter back.What is a weakness of Aldi? ›
Weaknesses of Aldi
The discussion on weaknesses is a key part in the SWOT analysis of Aldi. Aldi faces positioning problems. For instance, many customers see it as a store for cheap and low-quality products. Aldi's emphasis on low-cost private label items could turn off some customers who prefer branded items.
If you typically buy all name brands, at ALDI you could be saving up to 40% of your bill. If you spend $100 a week – that's $40 back in your wallet! Even if most of what you buy is store brands, 20% off is still significant to consider.Is Aldi butter any good? ›
Aldi's Beautifully Buttery
It wasn't the most appealing to look at I must admit, but you definitely get bang for your buck. Or pennies in this case. Aldi's spread was happily pliable, not too dense but not too thin. So far so good - could it really challenge the brands for the buttery crown?
Does Aldi Meat Come From China? No. Aldi does not get any meat from China. It sources imported meat from Australia, Canada, Mexico, or New Zealand.Does ALDI's have quality meat? ›
Aldi buys comparable products without choosing the one you've heard of before, which leads to some much lower prices. The meat that they sell is the same quality that you would find in other grocery stores, just without that name-brand label.Does ALDI food come from China? ›
Aldi sources its products from all over the world.
You will regularly find food and Aldi Finds sourced or made in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Thailand, China and a handful of other countries across the globe. If you want to know where something is made from Aldi simply look on the packaging.
What's the most expensive grocery store? ›
According to a survey conducted by Business Insider, Whole Foods is 15% more expensive than general grocery stores such as Walmart and Kroger.Who is cheaper Costco or Walmart? ›
If you're purchasing household essentials like eggs in bulk, then Costco is probably your better bet. The same generally holds true for bulk produce items, like fruits and vegetables, as well as meats and certain dairy products. But Walmart can be very competitive on things like toilet paper and paper towels.How can I get things cheaper at Walmart? ›
- Download the Walmart app. ...
- Explore the discounts on Walmart.com. ...
- Take advantage of free shipping. ...
- Shop at the right time. ...
- Consider a Walmart rewards card. ...
- Buy refurbished products. ...
- Use price matching. ...
- Trade in your electronics.
Walmart's Weaknesses – Internal Strategic Factors
Employee treatment and working conditions – Walmart has received criticisms and lawsuits several times regarding its workforce. Low wages, inadequate healthcare, and poor working conditions are few of the issues that have been publically criticized.
Bananas are regularly Walmart's best-selling item.
Overall, the company sells over 1.5 billion pounds of bananas each year, making it one of the largest banana vendors in the world. Others among the company's top ten best selling include: Toilet Paper (330 million rolls each week) Slow Cookers.
- Organic Produce. Believe it or not, Walmart is actually one of the most expensive places to get your organic fruits and veggies. ...
- Maple Syrup. There's just nothing quite like real maple syrup. ...
- Organic Milk. ...
- Shrimp. ...
- Ground Beef.
- Breakfast: Cheerios with milk and a banana, plus the free coffee I get from my office.
- Mid-morning snack: Granola bar or orange.
- Lunch: Whole wheat pasta dressed up with butter and salt.
- Dinner: Fried eggs, a side of rice, and a glass of milk.
- Make a list of your favorite budget-friendly meals and eat those.
- Pack lunches for work or school instead of eating out.
- Make your grocery list and menu plan focused on the food that is on sale and what you already have in your kitchen.
- 2 5lb bags bulk chicken leg quarters – $5.90 (Walmart)
- 10 lbs ground turkey – $10 (H-E-B)
- Eggs – 1 dozen – $0.69 (Aldi)
- 1 package of corn tortillas (80 count) – $1.98 (Aldi)
- 1 lb. ...
- Shredded cheese 1 lb – $2.99 (Aldi)
- 1 package of baby spinach – $1.98 (H-E-B)
According to Shopfood.com, your best bet is to shop at Aldi in the morning, preferably the first hour after opening, as the store will be less crowded. Plus, Aldi restocks its produce every morning, so you can choose from a fresh selection.
What can you do at Aldi if you don't have a quarter? ›
If you don't have a quarter, the first thing you can do is politely ask a cashier to borrow one from the register. That way, you can follow the process, and return the quarter to the cashier after you check out and lock the cart back up.What time is best to shop at Aldi today? ›
Go When It's Quiet & Early For The Best Pick Of The Deals
Aldi starts applying red stickers to its products early - so if you're browsing from 8am, when it first opens in the morning, you've got the best chance of landing some reductions.
Getting straight to the punch: Yes, ALDI does continue to beat Walmart on price in 2022. But, the pricing gap between the two stores has narrowed significantly in most categories, and Walmart has even moved into the lead in a couple. ALDI is still cheaper than Walmart in 2022 — but, the gap has narrowed!Why is Aldi fruit and veg so cheap? ›
The secret to cost-cutting at Aldi is making everything as time efficient as possible. All the products arrive in shelf-ready packaging, which means it can be taken directly from the lorry to the shelf.Why are Aldi prices different? ›
ALDI considers many factors when setting product prices, including production and operating costs, market conditions, local regulations, consumer demand and the competitive landscape.What does the yellow tag mean at Aldi? ›
Yellow/green/white: These colors typically signify the products that are always on Aldi's shelves. Green can be found in the produce section, white in the freezers, and yellow throughout the rest of the store. Sometimes, especially in the produce and frozen section, these tags are also used for seasonal items.Can you browse at Aldi before opening? ›
The changes mean Aldi will be opening its supermarkets half an hour earlier each day, providing extra time for customers to browse before tills open. It means stores across the country will open at 9.30am, rather than the usual 10am in line with Sunday trading rules.
When does ALDI restock? Our fresh produce is delivered daily, and each week we release a new selection of ALDI Finds, which are limited-time, specialty products ranging from unique foods and home goods to unexpected items like gardening essentials and pet accessories.Are groceries really cheaper at Walmart? ›
“But in general, most shoppers will find that groceries at Walmart can cost less overall, even for higher-end brands that will cost significantly more elsewhere, which means if you're on a tighter budget, grocery shopping at Walmart can help you ensure your dollar goes further.”Which grocery store is most expensive? ›
According to a survey conducted by Business Insider, Whole Foods is 15% more expensive than general grocery stores such as Walmart and Kroger.
Is Walmart cheaper than most grocery stores? ›
The store's groceries serve as a prime example of its competitive prices. In a May 2022 Memphis FOX13 Investigates segment, reporter Carolyn Cedra compared 10 grocery items between Walmart and three of its competitors. Walmart beat the competition by as much as five dollars.What day does Walmart lower prices? ›
Most Walmart clearance markdowns happen within the first five days of the month. If you want to be the first to score clearance deals at Walmart, prepare to head there during the first five days of the month. That's when the most markdowns and the widest selection of clearance happens.How do I get the best price at Walmart? ›
- Scan the Weekly Ad. Screenshot Via Walmart.com. ...
- Use Cash Back Apps. ...
- Download the Walmart App. ...
- Use Walmart Trade-In. ...
- Shop the Great Value Brand. ...
- Flash Picks. ...
- Use Walmart Pickup. ...
- Know the Price Match Policy.
- Pay with a grocery rewards card. Using the right form of payment at checkout can help you earn rewards that can be used to offset your bill. ...
- Sign up for the loyalty program. ...
- Clip coupons. ...
- Join a wholesale club. ...
- Go in with a list and stick to it. ...
- Buy items on sale. ...
- Avoid pre-packaged items. ...
- Compare prices between stores.
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The price research done by investment firm Sterne, Agee & Leach found Walmart leads in food and beverages, but lags in other areas. For example, Dollar General was found to be 6.1% cheaper than Walmart on household items.Is Trader Joe's cheaper than Walmart? ›
Trader Joe's is more expensive than Aldi and Walmart for nearly every grocery item, with a few notable exceptions.Is Walmart supposed to price match? ›
Walmart won't price match any competitors in person. But if you're shopping on Walmart.com, they'll price match the following retailers' websites only: Amazon. Academy.com.Why are prices so low at Walmart? ›
Walmart's scale makes its prices so low.
With over 4,600 stores nationwide and online sales, Walmart's "size and scale" allows the company to purchase items in bulk and therefore offer lower prices to customers.