It’s always helpful to learn something new! At Oxford at The Boulevard Apartments in Corinth, Texas, we love to provide you with fun, thought-provoking tidbits that will make you reflect on different aspects of life. To many, Walmart is the ultimate place to save money. Through low price guarantees and an everything-and-anything shopping model, Walmart has built its reputation as a one-stop shop for groceries, household essentials, toiletries, clothing, electronics, and so much more. Often touted as bargain hunter's dream, many consumers head to Walmart, assuming that they have automatically found the lowest price. Period.
However, this is not always the case. While Walmart is known for its low prices in many instances, it shouldn't always be your default go-to store for low prices. In other words, you might be scanning your item of choice at the self-checkout only to realize that you saw it for a lower cost on Amazon or at Costco. Without elaborating further, here are three of those exact items that we have in mind, which can be found at a lower cost elsewhere.
Diapers, wipes, and other baby-related supplies
There's no beating around the bush – babies can be expensive. Between bottles, bibs, and bassinets, there are about 50 separate items you need on your essential baby checklist just to kick things off, and no, we aren't exaggerating. Diapers and wipes are just one of the many items that you'll use time and again, too, until your little one is finally potty trained. Many parents have found that instead of making a trip to Walmart every time they are in need of diapers, wipes, formula, baby food, and so forth that Amazon's "Subscribe and Save" option for baby products can ultimately save them a load of money – and headache – in the long-run.
Let's face it – Walmart was never known for their product selection, much less their organic produce. Usually, folks resort to Trader Joe's, Aldi, or Whole Foods, which through discount programs or otherwise tend to have lower prices than Walmart. Don't forget that Amazon purchased Whole Foods, making more affordable prices possible. Not only will you get better prices elsewhere, but you'll also find a better product in general, whether it's fruits, vegetables, or seasonal produce. No more scrounging around on shelves to find the perfect organic products for your picnic, party, or get-together, it will be a strictly grab-and-go type of situation.
You might automatically think that Walmart has more bang for your buck when it comes to furniture for your apartment home. If you are trying to fill up your apartment space or redecorating it, do your research before making a big purchase. With furniture, you have to think about more than just the price tag –quality is also extremely important. You want to make sure you purchase something that is built to last and will hold up for a few years, at the very least. Otherwise, what is the point? Try searching for furniture through online retailers, like Wayfair or Overstock, and you'll most likely find something more stylish, durable, and affordable to suit your taste and budget.