Listen up, friends: Walmart’s Savings Spotter is everything for us frugal-minded, comparison shoppers. It’s the ultimate way to shop and save. What’s more, I’m sorta crushing on it, and here’s why.
1. Walmart comparison shops itself against sites like Amazon, Target, and Best Buy to match or beat their prices.
These Clorox wipes at less than half off (only $11.31 at Walmart vs. $23.80 on Amazon) are the perfect example. By simply installing Walmart’s Savings Spotter plug-in, I easily view Walmart’s price on pretty much everything I’m looking for.
What’s more: Walmart meets Amazon’s price on everything I’ve searched (and I’m a little obsessed when it comes to price comparison shopping). In many cases, Walmart’s even killing Amazon’s prices, and at less than half the cost, I can pick my Walmart items up the same day.
2. Walmart also sends the latest Rollback deals straight to my browser tab.
This is a major shortcut to finding the latest, greatest deals at Walmart. Just click the little “spark” icon in the upper right corner of your browser tab, and instantly see everything on Rollback from Intex air mattresses (for houseguest emergencies) to a refurbished HP laptop in fire engine red.
3. Walmart’s Rollback prices pretty much slaughter Amazon’s everyday pricing.
Amazon’s prices are pretty phenomenal, but Walmart’s Rollback prices are phenomenal-er. Ready to tackle summer? Check out this pool ($187 at Walmart vs. $262.55 on Amazon). For those who can’t math, that’s about $75 off. Bam. How you like me now, August summer heat index!
4. And Walmart lets me pick up many items within 24 hours.
Yeah, Amazon, with your 2-day shipping. That’s so 2015. Okay, okay, so you’re going to pay taxes when you shop locally at Walmart, but in most cases, you can pick up what you’re jonesing for the same day. And trust me. When you need diapers, you need diapers.
5. And if for some reason someone else sells it cheaper locally, Walmart’s still got me covered.
Walmart’s pricing wizards are working their hardest to keep their prices as low as they possibly can. But when, for some reason, Walmart’s isn’t the cheapest price, I just use their Savings Catcher app, scan my receipt, and Walmart puts that money right back into my account. Then I just print out a Walmart gift card as credit and apply it to anything Walmart sells.
Bonus: The plug-in doesn’t slow down my computer. At all.
Walmart’s Savings Spotter doesn’t comparison shop all online sites (I couldn’t compare on Ebay or Cabelas, as an example). It does, however, compare competing retail giants like Target, Best Buy, and Amazon. Now I can pretty much save enough money to buy everything and anything from the Peanuts Movie to a new Nerf gun to a Samsung TV. Oh, Walmart, you’re like my savings spirit animal. Install now on either Firefox or Chrome!
Moms, hurry! The clock is ticking on this sale! Now through Saturday, save up to 15% and score a $5 Target gift card when you purchase select Huggies products. Avoid the crowd at the store and order online for extra convenience and get free shipping if you have a Target REDcard.
Already heading to Target today? Scroll down to see how we used a Cartwheel offer to save in the store.
How We Saved Online:
Buy 2, Receive a $5.00 Target gift card.
Score 10% off with code HUGGIES10 at checkout.
Use your Target REDcard and save an additional 5%.
If I told you that you could take your family on a radical road trip for $5 a day or less, would you think that sounds too good to be true? Indeed, one-way destination RV rentals trips are quickly growing in popularity as a thrifty alternative to traditional vacations. However, before you pack your bags and load up the family, there are some important things to consider before you sign on the dotted line.
1. Rent RVs for as low as $1 a day.
There are many different rental companies out there that offer these fantastic deals. Here is a compilation of some of the best and most reputable ones:
Apollo.com – If you live in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Seattle, or Las Vegas, this site has spectacular one-way $1 specials on their RVs and oftentimes offer incentives like fuel credits or travel allowances.
Jucy.com – They call these “campervans,” but they’re actually minivans that have been retrofitted with a pop-up tent sleeping area on top and a kitchen set up in the trunk compartment.
Imoova.com – Imoova offers one-way relocations of both campers and cars for $1 a night plus applicable fees. This option is perfect for bigger families where they want some additional space or an easy option to run into town for supplies without taking the big vehicle. It’s also for tent campers or road trippers who need a car but not the bulk of an RV.
Transfercar.com – This relocation service helps rental companies shuttle their vehicles between branches by renting both recreational vehicles and cars at $5 or less per day for one-way trips.
Cruise America – While there isn’t much information available on their one-way rental relocations available online, they do say they have 120 locations in the US & Canada, which is quite a bit more than most other RV relocation and one-way rental companies.
Though higher priced than the desirable $5 or less rates, Road Bear RV, Do It Yourself RV, and El Monte RV are three other companies that offer similar one-way services at significantly discounted rates and are offered in a wider variety of cities.
2. Book quickly and don’t forget to arrange your return travel plans.
One-way rentals are super trendy right now, and reservations go quickly. Worst case scenario, you can be placed on a waiting list, which is helpful if your travel dates are somewhat flexible.
Since these are one-way trips, you’ll also need to arrange return travel plans. Some rental companies will offer shuttles to an airport if it’s in a major city, but this varies between companies. You might get lucky by contacting the rental company to see if they have another RV for rental going back your way.
3. Be prepared to drive the distance.
Most of these rental companies have pick-ups within major cities, so if you’re not near one of these origination spots, this type of vacation deal might not be for you. You should be aware that your trip cannot be partial. You have to take the rental the full route, from pick-up to delivery point as laid out in the contract.
4. You’re responsible for any fees incurred along the trip.
You’re responsible for any fees incurred along the trip like toll road fees, campsite fees, and, of course, any speeding or parking tickets. There are also fees associated with “no shows” or for last-minute cancellations, usually within 48 hours of your contract date. Basic insurance is included, but if you’re in an accident, you’re responsible for any costs beyond that coverage.
5. Pay attention to the child restraint guidelines.
If you are planning to travel with children, there are specific requirements to consider before renting. In the case of Apollo, children under the age of 12 months are not permitted to travel in the vehicles. Additionally, there are child restraint guidelines that change depending on the vehicle model.
There are also driver age requirements that vary with each company. Generally speaking, an approved driver needs to be eighteen years old, and some companies require drivers to be twenty-one and have at least a two-year driving history. Several companies have a minimal charge per day for additional drivers beyond the primary.
Hot! Go now to score Fisher-Price toys starting at $3.00 or less at Hollar. Tons of items are included, and the highest-priced toy spotted was just $6.00. Prices are rock-bottom and going to sell out in a flash. Do not miss out!
Even sweeter, shipping is free for new customers with any $10.00 purchase. Recurring guests score free shipping with a $25.00 purchase.
Get a free $5.00 gift card at Target when you buy three L’Oreal Ever shampoos or conditioners. Use three $2.00 newspaper coupons. After checkout submit for a $2.00 rebate through Ibotta. Each bottle will be just $1.66!
Note: Look for the 11.05-ounce bottles to get 30% more free!
This week at Target, Softsoap Foaming Hand Soap is part of a new promotion: buy five and receive a $5.00 Target gift card. Match this promotion with a Cartwheel offer to pick up five foaming hand soaps for only $0.90 each! Keep in mind that the Cartwheel offer will only apply to four of the hand soaps.
Score an awesome deal on Aveeno wipes next week at Walgreens! Through 6/5, buy Aveeno products and receive a Catalina. A Catalina is similar to a Register Reward; it’s a coupon that prints at checkout and can be used as store credit on a future shopping trip.
Buy Aveeno Products between 4/25 – 6/5 Excludes Cleansing Bars, Moisturizing Bars, Trial Sizes and 2.5-ounce Body Lotions
Buy 2, Receive $3.00 Catalina
Starting on Sunday, Aveeno skin care will be buy one get one 50% off. Use a $2.00/1 and a $1.00/1 manufacturer coupon and stack it with a $2.00/1 Walgreens coupon from page 19 of the new May Savings Book, located in the front of the store with the weekly ads. The $2.00 Walgreens coupon will deduct $4.00–one for each Aveeno item. The final price will be $0.24 each!
Ritz Crackers are on sale for $2.00 this week at Walgreens. Buy two boxes and use a Nabisco coupon from the 5/22 Smart Source newspaper insert. After shopping, submit the receipt to Checkout 51 for a $1.00 rebate!