12 items you should always buy from Walmart

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Walmart’s business is built on the idea that it is cheaper than competitors – something that was proven false in 2013, when Target beat out the retail chain in a head-to-head price competition.

However, you can still find some serious deals at Walmart. You just have to know where to look.

If you’re stopping by the retail chain, make sure to add these items to your shopping cart instead of visiting Costco or Target.

Here are 12 purchases that make shopping at Walmart worth it.


Name-brand snacks

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You may be able to find house brands at better prices at stores such as Costco or Trader Joe’s, but if you want a name brand like Quaker, Kellogg’s, or General Mills, you may be better off going to Walmart. Jonni McCoy, the founder of Miserly Moms, told CBS News that buying name-brand at Walmart is the best price for brands you trust.


Legos

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The retailer beats out rivals Target and Toys ‘R’ Us when it comes to Legos deals,Regina Novickis of Slickdeals.com old Go Banking Rates.Other toys may be hit or miss, but definitely stick to Walmart when it comes to Legos.


Photo printing

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Walmart is one of the cheapest and speediest options for printing photos,offering 4 inch by 6 inch prints for $0.09 via the home-delivery service. In general, Walmart is less expensive that drugstores that print photos across the board, with a 2013 report finding thatWalgreens and CVScharge roughly 40% more than Walmart for the same basket of goods.


Seasonal produce

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Walmart deeply discounts items that are in season, reports thePassionate Penny Pincher. Plus, if you see something that you know would be cheaper at Aldi, the store has to price match your weekly Aldi sales flyer. Visit early in the morning to get the best picks.


Disposable razors

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Razors at Walmart are up to 50% less expensive than at drugstores,Coupons.com’s Jeanette Pavini toldGo Banking Rates.


Upscale coffee

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Walmart sells 12 ounces of Seattle’s Best organic fair-trade coffee for just $5.65. That’s less expensive than anything you can find onAmazonorTarget.


Simple furniture

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If you’re looking to save, you might want to consider ditching Ikea for Walmart, Lindsay Sakraida of DealNews.com told Go Banking Rates.You can find items like a simple student desks for half the price.


Party supplies

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A dollar store may be cheaper, but Walmart tends to sell in larger quantities, reports thePassionate Penny Pincher.


Name-brand laundry detergent

Not only is Walmart’s name-brand laundry detergent a great deal, it’s also eco-friendly, reports CBS News.


Clothing basics

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If you need true basics, Walmart has some of the best deals around for T-shirts, tanks tops, and socks, reports thePassionate Penny Pincher.


Regional favorites

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To win over local customers, Walmart is working to bring in more local offerings, reports CBS News.That means brands like Blue Bell ice cream in Texas and Colorado Proud locally grown produce in Denver.


Office-supply basics

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If there isn’t a deal at Staples, buy your printer paper at Walmart. Tape, envelopes, pens, and pencils are also well-priced, according to thePassionate Penny Pincher.