This Is the Best Time of Month to Score Walmart Deals

Allie Hogan
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For bargain hunters, getting a good deal is not good enough—they want the best deal. It's exhilarating to know you're getting an item you've been eyeing for the lowest price possible. People who love a solid discount often frequent Walmart, where deals abound, but do you know when to get the lowest price at Walmart? According to the Krazy Coupon Lady, Walmart's clearance markdowns happen during the first five days of each month. Read on for more details about smart shopping, and if you're a frequent Walmart shopper, make sure you know this Incredible Walmart Price Tag Secret.

According to the Krazy Coupon Lady, an item will repeatedly get marked down monthly until it sells out. This drop in prices always happens within the first five days of the month, so if you've got your eye on an item, it would be wise to hold out until the first week of the next month to see if the product gets discounted.

Keep in mind that clearance items will only ever be marked down up to once per month. According to the Krazy Coupon Lady, "you will almost never see mid-month markdowns." However, she warns that sometimes clearance items will skip a month and remain at their current price for another month.

Walmart checkout
Walmart checkout

It's not just about the time of month, however—time of day matters, too. If you don't want competition for finding the best deals, you should try to beat the crowds. According to Walmart employees, the best time to shop at Walmart is before noon on a weekday, and the worst time is anytime after lunch.

"The earlier in the day you can shop, the better your experience will be," Abigail Milby, a sales associate at Walmart, wrote on Quora. Milby says weekends are unpredictable, so your best bet is to stick to weekdays.

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Another Walmart employee, E. Clayton Rowe, agrees that mornings are the optimal time to shop, but he suggests going as early as possible. "If you are shopping for consumables like non-perishable food and toilet paper, it's best to be there as soon as the store opens," Rowe wrote on Quora.

So, if you want the optimal shopping experience where you'll save the most money, stop by Walmart on a weekday morning at the beginning of the new month. And for more tips on getting the best deals, this is The No. 1 Walmart Shopping Trick You'll Wish You Knew Sooner.