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The Secrets to Saving Even More at Walmart

by Advance Financial | May 18th, 2017

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Love it or hate it, Walmart is one of the largest super markets in the U.S. and their competitively low prices are what draws so many people to the retail giant. It’s no secret that you can save a substantial amount of money by choosing to shop at Walmart over stores like target, but did you know there are even more ways to save. Below you will find some of the secrets to rolling down those prices even more.

 

1. Utilize the Price Matching Policy

Part of Walmart’s lowest price guarantee is their promise to price match any of their competitors prices. This means if another retailer has an item for a cheaper price, you can bring in the advertisement or a screenshot of the deal online and they will match the price.

This also goes for their own website. If a product is listed for a lower price on Walmart.com than in the store, they will honor the price listed online.

 

2. Use a Gift Card for Gas

The Walmart Gas Gift Card is a sure fire way to save on gas. Get a discount on gas at any Murphy’s USA Gas station when you pay with a Walmart Gas Gift Card. You can add any amount from $10 – $1,000 to the card. The amount you can save per gallon changes throughout the year, but right now you can save 3 cents per gallon when using the card.

 

3. Hold Out for the Last Mark Down

If you want to know when an item has been marked down to its lowest amount, you got to look at the last digit in the price. Yep, Walmart uses a numbers code that distinguishes what level of clearance an item is. Items with prices ending in 7 are the original price. Items with prices ending in 5 are the first markdown, and Items with prices ending in 1 are the final markdown. So if an item is still fully stocked and it’s priced at 5.95, hold off a couple of days and the price will drop even more.

 

4. Download the App

Another easy way to utilize even more savings at Walmart, is using their app. The app lets you create shopping lists, check in-store and online prices and availability, look at the weekly ad and more. On of the best features is the Savings Catcher. You simply scan your receipt using the app and it will compare prices at local stores, including current advertised sale prices. If there is a lower price at another store, Walmart will credit you the difference on a gift card.

 

5. Get a Free $10 Gift Card

MyPoints.com is a site that pays you to print coupons and shop online. Right now they are running a deal where if you spend $20 at Walmart they will send you a $10 gift card. It’s extremely easy. All you have to do is Sign up for MyPoints, follow the directions on how to use the site, and spend $20 on Walmart.com. And that’s It!

 

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9 Nifty Knick-Knacks You Never Knew You Needed

by Advance Financial | January 25th, 2017

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It’s a rough world out there. Between forgetting to charge your phone and losing your keys, it’s a wonder anyone survives the day-to-day hustle called life. Sometimes, however, there is that one gadget that makes the most tedious stressors become nonexistent. It’s those nifty little knick-knacks that make being human enjoyable again and we have found 9 great ones that you never even knew you needed. Enjoy!

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Split, pit, slice and scoop! This gadget will make avocado preparation a breeze.

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This credit card sized warrior has 18 tools ranging from a bottle opener to a fruit peeler. It’s extremely convenient to have for multiple situations and is super easy to carry.

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Keep your laundry room tidy with these attachable cups that catch excess drips from your detergent or fabric softener dispensers. The Tidy Cups fit most economy sized detergents.

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Made with heavy-duty aluminum, you can comfortably haul up to 110 pounds of groceries or other bagged items with the bag holder.

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This is a must have for those runners or music listeners who are constantly battling tangled headphone cords. The Curvyman allows you to easily tame the mess.

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Extremely thin and discrete, the Tile Slim can be placed in any pocket book or wallet and can be placed on a laptop or tablet using an adhesive. The Tile is connected to an app on your phone that will locate whatever item it’s attached to.

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1868 meet 2017; the new and improved tape measure. This gadget is rugged, durable, and weather resistant with a digital screen that tells you the exact measurement.

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This is a 12-Inch clip-able, twistable gear tie that you can neatly bundle and attach things of every shape and size to almost anything.

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No more searching of the correct measuring spoon. The Adjust-A-Spoon system replaces the outdated measuring spoons with one adjustable spoon.

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Great items like the Tile Slim Item Finder, Digital Tape Measure, Clip-able Gear Tie, Adjust-A-Spoon Tablespoon Measuring, Curvyman Headphone Wrap, Grocery Bag Holder Handle,Tidy Cups, Wallet Ninja, and Avocado Slicer.

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Comparing Wal-Mart’s Version of the Yeti to the Real Yeti

by Advance Financial | August 3rd, 2016

There is a video currently making its rounds on the Internet where news anchor Matt Barnes, of NBC4 Today, compares the 30 oz. Yeti tumbler, priced at $39.99, with the 30 oz. Ozark tumbler, priced at $9.74 and sold at Wal-Mart.  In the video Barnes fills both tumblers with ice and lets them sit for 24 hours. He then pours out all the water that resulted from the ice melting and compared the amounts for each.

To appease our curiosity we also performed an experiment to compare the two tumblers and see if the result Barnes got would be consistent with the 20 oz. tumbler as well. In our experiment, we found that the 20 oz. Ozark Tumbler, priced at 7.97 and available at Wal-Mart, had the same amount of ice melt as the 20 oz. Yeti, priced at $29.99, after sitting for 12 hours. Check out the video below.

 

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So if you’re looking to save some money, we recommend purchasing the Ozark tumbler at Wal-Mart rather than paying more than double for the Yeti tumbler.

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