One of the biggest questions during back to school is where to get school supplies for the best price? I recently had the opportunity to work closely with Walmart and I was very pleased and surprised by what I found. For those of you who aren’t keen on shopping at Walmart, stay with me.
Even though I was sponsored by Walmart to visit my local store, meet with their team, and supplied a gift card to purchase our back to school supplies for the year, I have to be real with you. I haven’t always been a Walmart shopper myself; for one reason or another. After my recent visits to Walmart, I can say I enjoy shopping at my local store again.
Faith Restored in Walmart
I had the pleasure of sitting down with some of the team at my local Walmart to learn more about how Walmart prepares for the back to school season. Listening to their passion for what they do, it became clear that Walmart values their customers in receiving their school supplies for the best price.
The team at Puyallup Supercenter in Washington State are especially excited over the hard work they put into their store and customers. I really enjoyed sitting down with their team and hearing about all of the new things being worked on for the Walmart app, how Walmart ensures the best products are available for back to school, and how their specific store operates.
I especially appreciated that they took my perspective as a homeschooling mom and some ideas I had for Walmart to be a leader in opening a market to homeschooling families as well. There is something magical when someone like me can sit down with a larger corporation and really come together to bring business and buyer together for the best possible relationship for service, quality, and price.
After some of the things I witnessed and saw with my local Walmart team, I am happy to stop at my local Walmart over some of the other boxed stores in our area. Walmart is really upping their game and creating a more inviting shopping experience in-store and with their app. Think GPS systems coming to Walmart that allows you to find an item on a map within their app. Genius!
School Supplies for the Best Price
Did you know that Walmart never changes their prices on their back to school products during that season? You won’t find items discounted closer to the end of the back to school shopping season and can ensure that prices will remain low from the beginning to the end. This is only one of the reasons why Walmart has school supplies for the best price.
The only recommendation I will pass on is not to wait until two weeks before back to school. You might find that items have begun being transferred to other locations in the store where they remain between seasons. Make it easy on yourself and shop at your earliest to ensure all of your needed items are in the back to school shopping section. Usually near the front of the store.
Speaking of keeping prices at their lowest at Walmart, don’t forget to download their app. Be sure to utilize ‘Savings Catcher’. This allows you to submit Walmart receipts by scanning them or adding them from Walmart Pay and have them evaluated.
This means that ‘Savings Catcher’ will scan local ads of competitor locations to Walmart. Should an item be found for a lower price than what you purchased at Walmart, you will be refunded that amount in a Savings Catcher Rewards eGift Card. Be sure to read over their frequently asked questions for more. Pretty awesome huh?
Also, if you are in need of your local school’s back to school shopping list, be sure to check the Walmart app under ‘School Supply Lists’. Your school might have their listing available right on the app. If you can’t find your supply list on the app, don’t worry. Most locations are printed and available in-store too!
You can even select the items on the list to view what aisle they are in if they are in stock at your local Walmart and get a visual of the product. Another idea to make things simple, order these items online to have them shipped to you or pick-up at your local store if the option is available.
More From Walmart to Make Back to School Simple
Walmart really does a spectacular job in ensuring your family is ready for back to school with school supplies for the best price. Not to mention, their online grocery ordering and pick-up is a free service. No fee to have your order delivered to your car and loaded for you. Perfect for busy nights during school events and activities. Never worry about forgetting to leave something out for dinner.
Walmart also working on home-delivery of groceries to some of their customer locations (7-mile radius) by the end of 2018. This includes same day delivery for a fee of just under $10 (subject to change). Can I get an amen?
I am very excited to use all of the back to school supplies that I purchased with my Walmart gift card to create a homework station for our kids. I would like to thank the Puyallup Walmart team for taking the time to speak with me and help me get to know more about how Walmart ensures they provide school supplies for the best price.