As you know, Target announced a move toward “everyday low prices” in an effort to compete more directly with Walmart.

So we decided to compare a sampling of Target prices with Walmart prices and we found that 86% of the time, Walmart is cheaper.

Target tied with Walmart 3% of the time, and Target’s prices were only lower than Walmart 11% of the time. Here are the deets:

 

1. Diapers and baby formula:

It turns out that you’ll save up to $0.05 per diaper when you buy them at Target, but pretty much all other baby supplies were cheaper at Walmart, including baby wash and formula.

In fact, you’ll save up to $2.02 per can of formula when you buy it at Walmart.

Pampers Swaddlers Size 1

  • Target: $28.69 for 148 ($0.19 per diaper)
  • Walmart: $24.27 for 100 ($0.24 per diaper)
    Winner: Target, $0.05 cheaper per diaper

Pampers Cruisers Size 3

  • Target: $28.69 for 128 ($0.22 per diaper)
  • Walmart: $24.27 for 92 ($0.26 per diaper)
    Winner: Target, $0.04 cheaper per diaper

Johnson’s Head-to-Toe Baby Wash 2.8 oz

  • Target: $5.99
  • Walmart: $5.87
    Winner: Walmart, $0.12 cheaper per bottle

Similac Advance Infant Formula 23.2 oz

  • Target: $27.99
  • Walmart: $25.94
    Winner: Walmart, $2.05 cheaper per can

Enfamil Premium Infant Formula 22.2 oz

  • Target: $26.99
  • Walmart: $25.38
    Winner: Walmart, $1.61 cheaper per can

 

2. Groceries:

Side-by-side comparisons of grocery prices don’t lie: Target just couldn’t compete. The only grocery items we found that were cheaper at Target were bags of Pirate’s Booty and Classic Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup.

Ghirardelli Chocolate Bars

  • Target: $2.22
  • Walmart: $2.14
    Winner: Walmart, $0.08 per bar

Klondike Bars

  • Target: $3.99
  • Walmart: $2.98
    Winner: Walmart, $1.01 cheaper per package

Pringles

  • Target: $1.50
  • Walmart: $1.28
    Winner: Walmart, $0.22 cheaper per can

Cheetos Puffs, 8 oz

  • Target: $3.69
  • Walmart: $2.50
    Winner: Walmart, $1.19 per bag

Doritos

  • Target: $3.99
  • Walmart: $2.50
    Winner: Walmart, $1.49 cheaper per bag

Pirate’s Booty, 10 oz (Target), or 4 oz (Walmart)

  • Target: $5.99 ($0.60 per oz)
  • Walmart: $2.48 ($0.62 per oz)
    Winner: Target, $0.02 cheaper per oz

Terra Chips, 6.8 oz bag

  • Target: $3.49
  • Walmart: $3.14
    Winner: Walmart, $0.35 cheaper per bag

Tostitos Original, 13 oz bag

  • Target: $3.99
  • Walmart: $2.98
    Winner: Walmart, $1.01 cheaper per bag

Tostitos Medium Chunky Salsa, 15.5 oz

  • Target: $3.49
  • Walmart: $3.48
    Winner: Walmart, $0.01 cheaper per can

Kind Bars, 4 count

  • Target: $4.99
  • Walmart: $4.53
    Winner: Walmart, $0.46

Clif Bars, 6 count

  • Target: $5.99
  • Walmart: $4.92
    Winner: Walmart, $1.07 cheaper per box

Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice, 60 oz

  • Target: $3.29
  • Walmart: $2.78
    Winner: Walmart, $0.51 cheaper per bottle

Annie’s Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks

  • Target: $3.69
  • Walmart: $3.12
    Winner: Walmart, $0.57 cheaper per box

Fruit by the Foot

  • Target: $1.99
  • Walmart: $1.52
    Winner: Walmart, $0.47 cheaper per box

Larabars, 6 count

  • Target: $5.29
  • Walmart: $4.18
    Winner: Walmart, $1.11 cheaper per box

Lean Pockets

  • Target: $2.27
  • Walmart: $2.18
    Winner: Walmart, $0.09 cheaper per box

Totino’s Pizza Rolls

  • Target: $3.49
  • Walmart: $3.00
    Winner: Walmart, $0.49 cheaper per package.

Eggo Waffles

  • Target: $2.52
  • Walmart: $1.93
    Winner: Walmart, $0.59 cheaper per box

Smucker’s Uncrustables

  • Target: $2.98
  • Walmart: $2.79
    Winner: Walmart, $0.19 cheaper per box

Ore-Ida Tater Tots

  • Target: $2.97
  • Walmart: $2.96
    Winner: Walmart, $0.01 cheaper per bag

Pepsi, 2 liter

  • Target: $1.79
  • Walmart: $1.68
    Winner: Walmart, $0.11 cheaper per bottle

Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee

  • Target: $6.69
  • Walmart: $5.87
    Winner: Walmart, $0.82 cheaper per bag

Folgers Coffee, tub

  • Target: $7.99
  • Walmart: $7.49
    Winner: Walmart, $0.50 cheaper per can

Pop-Tarts

  • Target: $2.74
  • Walmart: $1.84
    Winner: Walmart, $0.90 cheaper per box

Kraft Shredded Cheese, 8 oz

  • Target: $2.67
  • Walmart: $2.58
    Winner: Walmart, $0.09 per package.

Dannon Light & Fit Greek Yogurt, 4-pack

  • Target: $3.57
  • Walmart: $3.36
    Winner: Walmart, $0.21 cheaper per 4-pack

Market Pantry Salted Butter vs. Great Value Salted Butter

  • Target: $3.37
  • Walmart: $2.98
    Winner: Walmart, $0.39 per package

Tropicana Orange Juice

  • Target: $3.57
  • Walmart: $3.57
    Winner: It’s a tie!

Libby Canned Pumpkin

  • Target: $1.97
  • Walmart: $1.88
    Winner: Walmart, $0.09 cheaper per can

Carnation Sweetened Condensed Milk

  • Target: $1.22
  • Walmart: $1.14
    Winner: Walmart, $0.08 per can

Campbell’s Classic Chicken Noodle Soup

  • Target: $1.22
  • Walmart: $1.58
    Winner: Target, $0.36 cheaper per can

 

 

3. Household products:

Walmart is the winner (hands-down) for household paper products such as toilet paper, paper towels, and paper plates. It also wins in cleaning supplies and garbage bags. . . just buy them all at Walmart.

Quilted Northern Ultra Plush Toilet Paper, 12 mega rolls

  • Target: $11.99
  • Walmart: $11.97
    Winner: Walmart, $0.02 cheaper per package

Kleenex Trusted Care, 160 count

  • Target: $1.59
  • Walmart: $1.28
    Winner: Walmart, $0.31 cheaper per box

Dixie Ultra Strength Paper Plates, 24 count

  • Target: $5.59
  • Walmart: $2.97
    Winner: Walmart, $2.62 cheaper per package of 24.

Bissel Carpet Cleaning Solution, 60 oz

  • Target: $19.99
  • Walmart: $19.97
    Winner: Walmart, $0.02 cheaper per bottle

Hefty Strong Bags, 60 count (45 count at Walmart)

  • Target: $10.99 ($0.18 per bag)
  • Walmart: $7.27 ($0.16 per bag)
    Winner: Walmart, $0.02 cheaper per bag

Glad Tall Garbage Bags, 50 count (40 count at Walmart)

  • Target: $11.99 ($0.24 per bag)
  • Walmart: $7.12 ($0.18 per bag)
    Winner: Walmart, $0.06 cheaper per bag

Glad Press’n Seal

  • Target: $4.39
  • Walmart: $4.22
    Winner: Walmart, $0.17 cheaper per package

Reynolds Wrap, 80 ft (75 ft at Walmart)

  • Target: $3.99 ($0.05 per square foot)
  • Walmart: $3.33 ($0.04 per square foot)
    Winner: Walmart, $0.01 per square foot

Charmin Ultra Soft Toilet Paper, 12 mega rolls

  • Target: $16.99
  • Walmart: $12.47
    Winner: Walmart, $4.52 cheaper per package

Bounty Basic Paper Towels, 6 big rolls (54 sheets per roll)

  • Target: $5.79
  • Walmart: $5.74
    Winner: Walmart, $0.05 cheaper per package

 

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4. Laundry:

Laundry supplies, especially detergent, can be one of the most expensive things to buy for your home. Which is why even an average of $0.02 savings per item makes Walmart the winner here.

You save an average of $0.02 per item. That adds up quickly, especially if you’re washing laundry for multiple kids!

Bounce Free & Clear Dryer Sheets, 240 count (Target), or 160 count (Walmart)

  • Target: $9.99 ($0.04 per dryer sheet)
  • Walmart: $5.27 ($0.03 per dryer sheet)
    Winner: Walmart, $0.01 cheaper per dryer sheet

Up & up Free & Clear Dryer Sheets, 240 count (Target), or Great Value brand 160 count (Walmart)

  • Target: $6.59 ($0.03 per sheet)
  • Walmart: $2.52 ($0.02 per sheet)
    Winner: Walmart, $0.01 cheaper per sheet

Tide Laundry Detergent, 43 oz

  • Target: $17.99
  • Walmart: $17.97
    Winner: Walmart, $0.02 cheaper per container

 

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5. Pet supplies:

Walmart wins again for pet supplies. You save between $0.01-$0.25 per item by skipping Target and shopping at Walmart (unless you’re buying Simply Beyond cat food.)

Purina Cat Naturals, 6.3 oz

  • Target: $7.89
  • Walmart: $7.88
    Winner: Walmart, $0.01 cheaper

Simply Beyond Cat Food, 3 lb bag

  • Target: $9.69
  • Walmart: $9.84
    Winner: Target, $0.02 cheaper per bag

Fancy Feast Canned Cat Food

  • Target: $0.79
  • Walmart: $0.54
    Winner: Walmart, $0.25 cheaper per can

Temptations Cat Treats, 3 oz

  • Target: $1.57
  • Walmart: $1.50
    Winner: Walmart, $0.07 cheaper per package

Purina Tidy Cat Bucket

  • Target: $12.99
  • Walmart: $12.98
    Winner: Walmart, $0.01 cheaper per bucket

 

6. Toys:

We all know that Target is the holy grail of rock-bottom toy prices during their bi-annual toy clearance sales in January and August. But unless you’re shopping during those times (or if your kid has a specific toy they just have to have), you’ll get better prices at Walmart, every time.

LEGO Friends Heartlake Pizzaria

  • Target: $29.99
  • Walmart: $26.97
    Winner: Walmart, $3.02 cheaper per kit

LEGO Friends Puppy Kits

  • Target: $4.99
  • Walmart: $4.97
    Winner: Walmart, $0.02 cheaper per kit

Play-Dough Individual Cans

  • Target: $0.99
  • Walmart: $0.50
    Winner: Walmart, $0.49 cheaper per can

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Chair

  • Target: $26.99
  • Walmart: $26.44
    Winner: Walmart, $0.55 cheaper

LEGO Jr. Lightning McQueen Sets

  • Target: $19.99
  • Walmart: $19.37
    Winner: Walmart, $0.62 cheaper per kit

LEGO Classics Boxes

  • Target: $13.89 & $19.99
  • Walmart: $13.62 & $16.82
    Winner: Walmart, $0.27 & $3.17 cheaper per set

Apples to Apples Board Game

  • Target: $14.79
  • Walmart: $14.44
    Winner: Walmart, $0.35 cheaper

Recent release DVDs

  • Target: $14.99
  • Walmart: $14.96
    Winner: Walmart, $0.03 cheaper per DVD

 

 

7. Automotive supplies and tools:

You might not think of Target as a place to get automotive supplies or tools, and as it turns out — you shouldn’t. Shopping at Walmart will save you between $0.25-$1.15 on both kinds of products.

Stanley Pliers

  • Target: $5.19
  • Walmart: $4.97
    Winner: Walmart, $0.22 cheaper per tool

Penzoil 5w-30 Oil, 1 qt bottle

  • Target: $4.49
  • Walmart: $4.24
    Winner: Walmart, $0.25 cheaper per bottle

Rain-X 2 in 1 All Season Windshield Washer Fluid

  • Target: $3.99
  • Walmart: $2.84
    Winner: Walmart, $1.15 cheaper per bottle

 

8. Medicine and first aid:

Walmart is already well known for their $4 generic prescriptions, and it turns out their pharmacy section beats Target’s prices as well. You’ll save between $0.01-$0.11 per item, making Walmart the winner if you need to cure your stuffy nose.

Claritin, 70 count (Target), or 40 count (Walmart)

  • Target: $35.49 ($0.50 per pill)
  • Walmart: $18.88 ($0.47 per pill)
    Winner: Walmart, $0.03 per pill cheaper

Children’s Band-Aids

  • Target: $2.79
  • Walmart: $2.78
    Winner: Walmart, $0.01 cheaper per package

Original Neosporin

  • Target: $6.49
  • Walmart: $6.47
    Winner: Walmart, $0.02 cheaper per tube

Tums Berries, 200 count (Target), or 160 count (Walmart)

  • Target: $7.39 ($0.03 per pill)
  • Walmart: $7.28 ($0.04 per pill)
    Winner: Target, $0.01 cheaper per pill

Burt’s Bees Flavored Lip Balm, 2-pack

  • Target: $5.49
  • Walmart: $3.72
    Winner: Walmart, $1.77 cheaper per 2-pack

Children’s Mucinex

  • Target: $8.29
  • Walmart: $8.28
    Winner: Walmart, $0.01 cheaper per bottle

Children’s Benadryl (Allergy)

  • Target: $7.89
  • Walmart: $7.87
    Winner: Walmart, $0.02 cheaper per package

 

9. Tampons and feminine supplies

Feminine care items can be pricey and add up quick, but we all need them. It turns out Walmart is still the cheaper place to buy, but you’ll only save an average of $0.02 per item. So if you’re already at Target cruising the shoe section, you can grab your tampons too and not feel guilty.

Clear Blue Pregnancy Test, 2-pack

  • Target: $9.99
  • Walmart: $9.98
    Winner: Walmart, $0.01 cheaper

First Response Pregnancy Test, 2-pack

  • Target: $11.39
  • Walmart: $11.38
    Winner: Walmart, $0.01 cheaper

Always Xtra Protection Liners, 108 count

  • Target: $6.99
  • Walmart: $6.97
    Winner: Walmart, $0.02 cheaper per box

Up & Up panty liners, 108 count (Target), or Great Value 108 count (Walmart)

  • Target: $5.49
  • Walmart: $4.97
    Winner: Walmart, $0.52 cheaper per box

Tampax Pearl Regular, 36 count

  • Target: $6.99
  • Walmart: $6.97
    Winner: Walmart, $0.02 cheaper per box

Up & Up Regular Tampons, 36-count, or Great Value Regular Tampons, 36-count (Walmart)

  • Target: $4.99
  • Walmart: $4.97
    Winner: Walmart, $0.02 cheaper per box

 

10. Personal care:

Dove soaps and deodorants were noticeably cheaper at Target, and so were Gillette razors. If you’re in Target, it’s worth grabbing these couple items to save an extra few cents.

Dove White Bar Soap, 8 pack (Target), or 6 pack (Walmart)

  • Target: $6.99 ($0.87 per bar)
  • Walmart: $6.18 ($1.03 per bar)
    Winner: Target, $0.16 cheaper per bar

Olay Body Wash, 22 oz

  • Target: $5.49
  • Walmart: $4.97
    Winner: Walmart, $0.52 cheaper per bottle

Aveeno Body Wash, 18 oz

  • Target: $7.49
  • Walmart: $7.42
    Winner: Walmart, $0.07 cheaper per bottle

Old Spice Body Wash

  • Target: $4.39
  • Walmart: $3.97
    Winner: Walmart, $0.42 cheaper per bottle

Women’s Dove Advanced Care Deodorant

  • Target: $7.99
  • Walmart: $8.53
    Winner: Target, $0.54 cheaper per deodorant

SoftSoap Hand Soap

  • Target: $0.99
  • Walmart: $0.98
    Winner: Walmart, $0.01 cheaper per bottle

Listerine Mouthwash

  • Target: $5.99
  • Walmart: $5.43
    Winner: Walmart, $0.56 cheaper per bottle

Colgate Optic White Toothpaste, 2 pack (3.5 oz tubes)

  • Target: $4.99
  • Walmart: $4.48
    Winner: Walmart, $0.51 cheaper per 2-pack.

Jergens Ultra Healing Lotion, 32 oz

  • Target: $7.99
  • Walmart: $6.43
    Winner: Walmart, $0.44 cheaper per bottle

Jergens Natrual Glow Lotion

  • Target: $8.49
  • Walmart: $7.84
    Winner: Walmart, $1.56 cheaper per bottle

CeraVe Cream Tubs

  • Target: $9.79
  • Walmart: $9.73
    Winner: Walmart, $0.06 cheaper per tub

St. Ives Apricot Scrub

  • Target: $3.87
  • Walmart: $3.27
    Winner: Walmart, $0.60 cheaper per bottle

Clean & Clear Essentials Daily Cleaner

  • Target: $3.57
  • Walmart: $3.57
    Winner: It’s a tie!

Gillette Fuzion Proglide, 5 razors

  • Target: $9.49
  • Walmart: $9.97
    Winner: Target, $0.48 cheaper per razor

Old Spice Deodorant

  • Target: $3.97
  • Walmart: $4.97
    Winner: Target, $1 cheaper per deodorant

 

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11. Hair products and makeup:

Target takes the win for the nail polish low price, at almost a full $1.50 cheaper for Sally Hansen. But if you’re looking to replace your foundation, shampoo, conditioner, or lipstick — Walmart has the lower prices, up to $0.05 cheaper per item.

Garnier Hair Dye

  • Target: $6.99
  • Walmart: $6.97
    Winner: Walmart, $0.02 cheaper per box

Ogx Coconut Milk Shampoo & Conditioner

  • Target: $5.79
  • Walmart: $5.74
    Winner: Walmart, $0.05 cheaper

Pantene Shampoo and Conditioner

  • Target: $3.84
  • Walmart: $3.84
    Winner: It’s a tie!

Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Nail Polish

  • Target: $2.49
  • Walmart: $3.96
    Winner: Target, $1.47 cheaper per bottle

Revlon Crayon Collection Lip Stain Balms

  • Target: $6.89
  • Walmart: $6.56
    Winner: Walmart, $0.33 cheaper per lip stain

Covergirl Outlast Volume Mascara

  • Target: $6.99
  • Walmart: $6.94
    Winner: Walmart, $0.05 cheaper per tube

 

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