We’re back with this week’s best deal at Walmart on diapers. Why? This allows you parents (and grandparents, we know you check this stuff out too!) to get the very best deals possible on one of the most expensive baby must-haves. Generally, Walmart has one or two types of diapers on sale every single week. Knowing this before you head out to the store OR place an online grocery order helps you to save money. This week’s deals are pretty good! (And we tucked in some baby formula deals on sale this week, too. They are also very good sale prices this week.)
Best deals on diapers at Walmart Canada this week
Huggies Little Swimmers – These are perfect for summertime! They allow your baby or toddler to go into the water and still keep all the mess inside the specially designed diaper. This week at Walmart a 20 pack is on sale for $10.97 – that is $3.00 off the regular price!
Huggies & Pampers Superpack Diapers – These include the large size packages of diapers such as Pampers Easy Ups or Huggies Pull Ups. These are on Rollback for only $24.97 – that’s $5 off each pack of diapers! Nice!
Baby Formula on Sale at Walmart this Week
While searching for diaper deals we also happened upon some excellent baby formula sales this week. (Week of July 16-July 22, 2020.) This is what we found:
Similac Step 1 or Step 2 OR Isomil OR Go and Grow by Similac Step 3. 850 gram tins. Regular price $25.96. This week’s rollback price $20.98 each – almost $5 off! That’s a good stockup deal, parents. (Can’t be bothered heading out to Walmart? I found that Amazon is price matching this at $20.98 a tin.)
Enfamil A+ or A+2 or Gentlease A+ Powder tub – Assorted varieties and sizes – Regular price $32.97. Sale price this week $29.97 each. (Again, Amazon appears to matching this price. The powder tubs are on sale there for $29.97 too.)
Oh, baby! We love you beautiful little beings so much, and hope that we’ve helped your family find the diapers and baby formula you need.
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We’re hunting down the best diaper prices for you Moms and Dads out there, since everyone knows that diapers are one of the most expensive items of babyhood! Generally, Walmart has one big sale on diapers every week, and of course there are other baby items and necessities on sale too. Here’s what we found for the best diapers deal at Walmart this week:
Walmart Diaper Sales
Goodnites Nighttime Underwear OR Pampers Superpack UnderJams OR Huggies Superpack – Save $5.00 – Now $24.97 each (For the Goodnites there are 44 diapers per pack and for the Nighttime Underwear there are 50 per pack. The flyer doesn’t show how many diapers are in the Huggies Superpack.)
There’s also a good deal on Pampers jumbo packs of baby wipes – if you buy 2 of the mega packs (either 9x or 10x packs) it’s only 2 for $30! (If you buy only one pack, it’s $19.97 each. So, if it’s time to stock up on baby wipes, then buying two of these is definitely a way better deal – you’ll save $5 a pack!) The sizing on the packs of wipes is: Pampers Sensitive baby wipes, 504 in each pack. Or, for the Pampers Complete Clean baby wipes: 720 wipes in each pack.
Updated May 25, 2020. There is no denying it – what we spend on food can cost us a huge portion of our income. And, with prices of food seemingly going up continuously, we all are looking for ways to save on our weekly grocery bills. Here are our top 10 ways to save on groceries. Have more ideas to share? Please leave a comment!
1. Change Supermarkets.
I know, you’ve shopped at your favourite store forever and so did your Mama and your grandmother. Maybe the store you shop at is very comfortable for you – you know where everything is located, and you even know the names of your favourite cashiers! I get it. But, changing to a lower-cost supermarket can save you immense amounts of money. Stores like Walmart and No-Frills are much lower cost than high-end grocery stores.
2. Shop at multiple grocery stores
Instead of hitting up only one store every week, make a detailed list of the best sales (or loss leaders) at every store, and stock up on those. This one tip alone will save you a huge amount of money!
3. Search grocery flyers or flyer apps before you head out
Apps like Flipp have made browsing through grocery flyers a way easier task! You can even create a shopping list of all the specials at each store, and then access that list easily on your smartphone. Or, of course there are still paper flyers that you can peruse. This way you are armed with the information on what each store has on sale this week, allowing you to get the best deals. And therefore – save your money!
4. Make a price book
This has been a frugal living tip for a long time, as any longtime frugalites will know! What is a price book? Basically, a notebook (or digital file on your phone or tablet) where you keep track of the best prices in your area for the food you buy. This is helpful because it is such a personal document – you will know what is truly a good deal when organic strawberries are on sale, for instance. You only need to keep track of the things you regularly purchase. It’ll help you understand when something is actually a very good deal. Making your own price book will help you save money because you’ll know what is and isn’t a good deal on the food YOU purchase the most often.
5. Shop at Farmer’s Markets or Local produce markets
Ahhh, I love an afternoon at the Farmer’s Market! But, some of these markets are quite pricey along with their charm and quaintness. Ask around to find the best markets with the lowest prices. Sometimes shopping nearer the end of the day means you can snag a deal on produce that the grower doesn’t want to drag back home with them. Plus, local produce markets are also popping up all over the place – one here in Calgary to try is Fresh & Local. (Located quite centrally on Macleod Trail.) But again, you can find these markets in your local area by searching ‘local markets’, ‘farmers markets + your city’ on Google.
6. Shop at Outlet food stores
I was recently told a tip about an Italian outlet market here in Calgary! It’s called Scarpone’s, and is located in the North of Calgary. There you can get amazing deals on their own canned tomatoes, and items like olives, olive oils, capers and pasta sauces. Ask around in your area, or head to trusty Google and type in ‘outlet food stores’ + ‘your city’ to find some hidden treasures you may never have known existed. (Another good resource to know about is McGavin’s Bread Basket. This store sells bread that is still a number of days out from being past its Best Before date. You can stock up, and freeze the bread, rolls, bagels or English muffins. It is a huge savings on the cost of a regular loaf of bread! And since I have to eat gluten free, the savings is even more tremendous.)
7. Use coupons on groceries
Coupons are one of those things you either love, or you roll your eyes in disgust at the very thought of! I think I’m somewhere in the middle. I usually have a few clipped coupons in my wallet, but only on items that I would normally buy. And apps like Checkout 51 make clipping coupons as easy as tapping your smartphone screen. (In fact, you get credited a cash amount – say, $1.00 – after you purchase a certain product and prove that you purchased it by scanning the receipt and sometimes also the UPC. Once you reach a $20.00 threshold, you are sent a cheque! I have indeed received such a cheque, and can verify that this is a worthwhile app to have.)
8. Check clearance sections at supermarkets
The clearance sections of your grocery store can provide all sorts of goodies! Sometimes you can even match a clearance price with a coupon, or a digital coupon on Checkout 51. Score! Double savings, folks. You can find a regular merchandise clearance, a produce clearance, and often a fresh foods clearance. You’ll have to keep your eyes open to find where your store has all the different reduced food sections. Usually these food items have a short best before date, so use up this good food and know that you’re preventing it from being dumped in the landfill! Get used to the type of sales sticker your grocery stores use to markdown their merchandise – sometimes they are yellow stickers, or red stickers. Then, you can look for that telltale sign when you’re searching for markdowns.
9. Try generic or store brand food
Generic or no name products are often just as good as their more highly-advertised, brand name counterparts. Store brands are a good compromise on a product that is just as good as a brand name, but is usually quite a bit cheaper.
10. Shop for groceries online
Many of my friends swear by online grocery shopping. You choose all the food items you want, and then simply go to the store to pick your order up. Some stores have a fee for this service, but it might be worthwhile if it prevents you from impulse buying. Don’t have a car to go pick up your groceries? Then, check out if your local food stores have a delivery service to have your groceries delivered right to your door.
Bonus Tip – Check Amazon Grocery deals of the day
If you’re comfortable grocery shopping online (and more and more of us ARE now, because of the pandemic we’re living through!) then you need to check out which items Amazon has on sale. This one link will show you the best sale items on food and groceries. You know Amazon though – those deals won’t last! AMAZON GROCERY DEALS TODAY. These are pantry stock up items like: canned soups and chili, spices, ground or whole bean coffee, and of course CHOCOLATE!
We hope that our list of grocery shopping savings tips will help you save some of your hard earned money. With a little pre-planning, a bit of browsing through flyers or flyer apps, and a little effort you can both save money AND eat like a king or queen.
In the hunt for the lowest prices, many of us choose to shop at Amazon online or Walmart in our town or city. Before you next head out to shop, though, it’ll be helpful to know who really does have the lowest prices. With this in mind, we ask: “Does Amazon price match?”
To discover if Amazon price matches Walmart, we’ll compare 5 totally different products. Then, we’ll make our entirely unscientific – but hopefully helpful – verdict! All of the prices listed are current as of time of writing.
As always – clicking on a photo will take you directly to the product page for more information. If you make a purchase, I make a small commission without your being charged a penny more! Thanks all. 🙂
Starbucks coffee 24-count K-cups (Dark French Roast)
Price at Walmart: $19.97 Price at Amazon: $19.97PRICE MATCH!
Boy, has this blog been coffee-centric lately! And no, I won’t apologize for that (as I sip on a homemade latte, and think longingly of making another.) So, first up is a bulk pack of 24 K-cups for your Keurig coffee maker. Want a delicious Starbucks coffee without leaving home? Voila! And yes, the prices are exactly the same – to the penny! Who has the better price on K-cups? It’s a tie.
Brita Mini Plus Water filter pitcher
Price at Walmart: $22.47 Price at Amazon: $22.47 PRICE MATCH!
Hmmm, are you sensing a trend here like I am? Yes, again – to the penny – the price at Amazon.ca is exactly the same as Walmart’s flyer price. This handy 6-cup pitcher is pretty cute in a shade of oceanic turquoise, and comes with one filter to get you started. The better price on Brita? It’s once more a tie!
Ninja 72 oz. Professional Blender
Price at Walmart: $88.00 (Markdown from $108.00) Price at Amazon: $198.22!! WALMART WINS BIG!
Okay, so in an attempt to see beyond price matching with flyer items, I wanted to check out another product – one not featured on this week’s Walmart flyer. Instead, I just searched for this product on Walmart’s website. This super heavy-duty Ninja blender has very high ratings, but we want to know who has the best price. At less than half the price, Walmart kills this price comparison! So, maybe we’re starting to see a trend – that it truly is flyer specials that Amazon price matches.
Price at Walmart: $22.97 Price at Amazon: $27.99 — Walmart Wins!
These new, more natural Pampers diapers have different prices at our two mega retailers. Even though they are featured currently in Walmart’s Baby Book flyer, this is not price matched by Amazon. So, Walmart has the lower price on Pampers diapers, but let’s be fair. Sometimes a poor, exhausted new parent just wants to flop on the sofa and order some diapers online! We feel you, new parents, we feel you.
And there we have it – another price match product from Walmart’s current flyer! This mega pack of 72 Tide pods make laundry SO quick and easy, and almost effortless. Just pop in a pod! And yes, the price is exactly the same.
Our verdict: Does Amazon price match?
I think it’s fair to say that YES, Amazon does price match some of Walmart’s deals of the week in their flyer. But, it doesn’t appear that all prices are exactly the same – so make sure to check online before purchasing. And, if you’re planning an Amazon order – just do a quick check first on some of your favourite products to see if Amazon has lowered their price to match Walmart.
So, bargain hunters – the deals are out there! And we are determined to find them. I hope that this article helped you to make some wise shopping decisions, and keep a few extra nickels safely tucked away in your wallets.