Target vs. Walmart is a constant debate amongst smart shoppers. Walmart’s everyday prices consistently beat other stores, but Target’s prices can compete, especially with their 5% savings through Target RedCard.

So is Walmart cheaper than Target? After going through over 80 different products, I found out that Target actually edged out Walmart 66% of the time, partly due to the extra RedCard savings boost (so let’s assume for the sake of argument that all Target prices include RedCard savings). Here’s a look at everything you need to know about Walmart vs. Target.

These prices are based on online numbers at the time of publication, so what you see in the store may vary. But, since both stores price match their own websites, you can still get the lower online price at the register, if you show the cashier an example on your smartphone. If you see differences in store, please leave a comment below.

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1. Target beats Walmart for baby formula and diapers.

In my first Target vs. Walmart comparison, Target takes the win.

Pampers Swaddlers Size 1, 32 count

  • Target: $8.54
  • Walmart: $8.97
    Winner: Target

Pampers Cruisers Size 3, 140 count

  • Target: $37.99
  • Walmart: $39.94
    Winner: Target

Johnson’s Head-to-Toe Baby Wash 27.1 ounce

  • Target: $5.62
  • Walmart: $6.12
    Winner: Target

Similac Advance Infant Formula 23.2 ounce

  • Target: $24.69
  • Walmart: $25.94
    Winner: Target

Enfamil Premium Infant Formula 29.4 ounce

  • Target: $33.72
  • Walmart: $33.36
    Winner: Walmart

 

2. Walmart groceries are much cheaper.

Target’s grocery prices are higher than Walmart’s. Annie’s fruit snacks from Walmart are $1 less than Target while Kind bars are almost $2 cheaper.

Ghirardelli Chocolate Bars

  • Target: $2.65
  • Walmart: $2.37
    Winner: Walmart

Klondike Bars 6 count

  • Target: $3.32
  • Walmart: $3.27
    Winner: Walmart

Pringles, 5.5 ounce

  • Target: $1.51
  • Walmart: $1.48
    Winner: Walmart

Cheetos Puffs, 8 ounce

  • Target: $3.79
  • Walmart: $3.20
    Winner: Walmart

Doritos, 9.25 ounce

  • Target: $3.79
  • Walmart: $2.72
    Winner: Walmart

Pirate’s Booty, 10 ounce

  • Target: $5.69
  • Walmart: $5.98
    Winner: Target

Tostitos Original, 18 ounce bag

  • Target: $4.55
  • Walmart: $3.88
    Winner: Walmart

Tostitos Medium Chunky Salsa, 15.5 ounce

  • Target: $3.51
  • Walmart: $3.28
    Winner: Walmart

Kind Bars, 12 count

  • Target: $14.24
  • Walmart: $12.68
    Winner: Walmart

Clif Bars, 12 count

  • Target: $10.16
  • Walmart: $11.28
    Winner: Target

Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice, 64 ounce

  • Target: $2.75
  • Walmart: $2.78
    Winner: Target

Annie’s Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks, 20 count

  • Target: $10.44
  • Walmart: $9.99
    Winner: Walmart

Fruit by the Foot

  • Target: $3.98
  • Walmart: $3.54
    Winner: Walmart

Larabars, 5 count

  • Target: $3.98
  • Walmart: $4.27
    Winner: Target

Hot Pockets, 12 pack

  • Target: $9.97
  • Walmart: $9.62
    Winner: Walmart

Totino’s Pizza Rolls

  • Target: $3.79
  • Walmart: $3.22
    Winner: Walmart

Eggo Waffles, 10 count

  • Target: $2.08
  • Walmart: $2.14
    Winner: Target

Smucker’s Uncrustables, 4 pack

  • Target: $3.32
  • Walmart: $2.98
    Winner: Walmart

Ore-Ida Tater Tots, 32 ounce

  • Target: $3.03
  • Walmart: $2.38
    Winner: Walmart

Pepsi, 2 liter

  • Target: $1.80
  • Walmart: $1.88
    Winner: Target

Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee, 20 ounce

  • Target: $9.30
  • Walmart: $10.98
    Winner: Target

Folgers Coffee, 30.5 ounce tub

  • Target: $6.64
  • Walmart: $6.992
    Winner: Target

Kraft Singles, 16 count

  • Target: $3.13
  • Walmart: $3.28
    Winner: Target

Chobani Yogurt, 32 ounce

  • Target: $4.74
  • Walmart: $4.22
    Winner: Walmart

Market Pantry Salted Butter vs. Great Value Salted Butter, 24 count

  • Target: $5.22
  • Walmart: $5.52
    Winner: Target

Tropicana Orange Juice, 89 ounce

  • Target: $4.93
  • Walmart: $5.37
    Winner: Target

Libby Sweet Peas, 16 ounce

  • Target: $1.80
  • Walmart: $1.64
    Winner: Walmart

Campbell’s Classic Chicken Noodle Soup, 10.75 ounce can

  • Target: $0.90
  • Walmart: $0.98
    Winner: Target

 

3. Pick up household products at Target.

Target’s everyday prices on items like toilet paper and tissue are often within cents of Walmart’s, if not flat out lower. Throw in the RedCard discount and Target totally sweeps them when it comes to household essentials.

Quilted Northern Ultra Plush Toilet Paper, 12 mega rolls

  • Target: $11.87
  • Walmart: $12.48
    Winner: Target

Puffs Tissue, 4 count

  • Target: $5.69
  • Walmart: $5.98
    Winner: Target

Up & Up vs. Great Value Paper Plates, 150 count

  • Target: $9.01
  • Walmart: $12.29
    Winner: Target

Glad Tall Trash Bags, 120 count

  • Target: $16.14
  • Walmart: $16.37
    Winner: Target

Glad Cling Wrap, 400 square feet

  • Target: $4.36
  • Walmart: $5.50
    Winner: Target

Charmin Ultra Soft Toilet Paper, 24 mega rolls

  • Target: $22.79
  • Walmart: $23.82
    Winner: Target

Bounty Basic Paper Towels, 6 big rolls

  • Target: $14.24
  • Walmart: $14.97
    Winner: Target

 

4. Go to Target for your laundry needs.

Target wins again!

Snuggle Dryer Sheets, 200 count

  • Target: $6.64
  • Walmart: $6.97
    Winner: Target

Tide Laundry Detergent, 154 ounce

  • Target: $18.99
  • Walmart: $19.94
    Winner: Target

 

 

5. Target beats Walmart when it comes to pet supplies.

Target wins big when it comes to pet supplies. Expect to save anywhere from fifty cents to a dollar when savings are applied.

Purina Cat Naturals, 18 pounds

  • Target: $18.90
  • Walmart: $19.84
    Winner: Target

Simply Beyond Cat Food, 3-pound bag

  • Target: $10.06
  • Walmart: $10.57
    Winner: Target

Fancy Feast Canned Cat Food, 12 pack

  • Target: $14.15
  • Walmart: $15.59
    Winner: Target

Temptations Cat Treats, 6.3 ounce

  • Target: $3.13
  • Walmart: $3.28
    Winner: Target

 

6. Target toys beat out Walmart toys.

Target already has their semi-annual toy clearance sales in January and August, but even their general toy selection tends to beat out Walmart. Check it out:

LEGO Mandalorian Baby Yoda

  • Target: $75.99
  • Walmart: $79.95
    Winner: Target

LEGO Captain America Mech Armor

  • Target: $9.49
  • Walmart: $9.97
    Winner: Target

Play-Doh Paw Patrol Hero Pack

  • Target: $13.29
  • Walmart: $13.99
    Winner: Target

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Table

  • Target: $18.99
  • Walmart: $19.91
    Winner: Target

LEGO Super Mario Starter Course

  • Target: $45.59
  • Walmart: $47.99
    Winner: Target

LEGO Classics Boxes, 790 pieces

  • Target: $41.79
  • Walmart: $37.99
    Winner: Walmart

 

7. Both stores are competitive when it comes to medicine and first aid.

Overall, Target has better basic prices on items like allergy relief and antibiotics. But Walmart beats Target big on certain products, like selling Burt’s Bees lip balm for $2 less.

Claritin Reditabs, 30 count

  • Target: $18.99
  • Walmart: $19.80
    Winner: Target

Children’s Band-Aids, 20 count

  • Target: $3.13
  • Walmart: $2.98
    Winner: Walmart

Original Neosporin, 1 ounce

  • Target: $9.02
  • Walmart: $9.47
    Winner: Target

Tums, 72 count

  • Target: $3.79
  • Walmart: $3.97
    Winner: Target

Burt’s Bees Flavored Lip Balm, 4 pack

  • Target: $10.44
  • Walmart: $8.24
    Winner: Walmart

Children’s Mucinex, 12 count

  • Target: $8.54
  • Walmart: $8.97
    Winner: Target

Children’s Benadryl, 4 ounce

  • Target: $6.99 ($6.64 w/ RedCard)
  • Walmart: $6.97
    Winner: Target

 

8. Walmart and Target are tied when it comes to Tampons and feminine supplies.

Feminine care items can be pricey and add up quickly. It’s a bit of a toss-up on where to go, since both stores offer competitive pricing. Just set an alert in the KCL app or bookmark tampon deals on our site, and we’ll let you know about best prices everywhere.

Clear Blue Pregnancy Test, 2 pack

  • Target: $9.49
  • Walmart: $9.98
    Winner: Target

First Response Pregnancy Test, 2 pack

  • Target: $7.59
  • Walmart: $7.50
    Winner: Walmart

Always Xtra Protection Liners, 100 count

  • Target: $5.22
  • Walmart: $5.28
    Winner: Target

Up & Up panty liners vs Equate panty liners, 120 count

  • Target: $4.08
  • Walmart: $3.88
    Winner: Walmart

Tampax Pearl Regular, 50 count

  • Target: $8.83
  • Walmart: $9.27
    Winner: Target

 

9. Shop Target for personal care items like soap and body wash.

After I looked at soap, mouthwash, lotion, and body wash, I found that Target won every single time. Needless to say, it’s the place to go for your personal care needs.

Dove White Bar Soap,12 pack

  • Target: $12.34
  • Walmart: $12.97
    Winner: Target

Olay Body Wash, 22 ounce

  • Target: $5.69
  • Walmart: $5.97
    Winner: Target

Aveeno Body Wash, 33 ounce

  • Target: $9.49
  • Walmart: $9.97
    Winner: Target

Old Spice Body Wash, 30 ounce

  • Target: $7.12
  • Walmart: $7.47
    Winner: Target

Women’s Dove Advanced Care Deodorant, 2.6 ounce

  • Target: $4.93
  • Walmart: $5.18
    Winner: Target

SoftSoap Hand Soap, 7.5 ounce

  • Target: $0.94
  • Walmart: $0.98
    Winner: Target

Listerine Mouthwash, 1 Liter

  • Target: $5.12
  • Walmart: $5.37
    Winner: Target

Colgate Optic White Toothpaste, 2 pack

  • Target: $11.39
  • Walmart: $11.96
    Winner: Target

Jergens Ultra Healing Lotion, 21 ounce

  • Target: $5.69
  • Walmart: $5.84
    Winner: Target

St. Ives Apricot Scrub, 6 ounce

  • Target: $4.27
  • Walmart: $3.97
    Winner: Walmart

Clean & Clear Essentials Daily Cleaner, 8 ounce

  • Target: $4.27
  • Walmart: $4.47
    Winner: Target

Old Spice Deodorant 2 Pack

  • Target: $5.69
  • Walmart: $5.80
    Winner: Target

 

 

10. Stop by Walmart for hair products and makeup.

While Target offers some low prices on items like lipstick and shampoo and conditioner, Walmart’s selection will save you cash in the long run.

Garnier Hair Dye

  • Target: $8.07
  • Walmart: $7.97
    Winner: Walmart

Ogx Coconut Milk Shampoo & Conditioner, 25.4 ounce

  • Target: $9.49
  • Walmart: $9.84
    Winner: Target

Pantene Shampoo and Conditioner 2 pack

  • Target: $6.64
  • Walmart: $6.47
    Winner: Walmart

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick

  • Target: $4.55
  • Walmart: $4.97
    Winner: Target

Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Mascara

  • Target: $6.36
  • Walmart: $6.17
    Winner: Walmart
Target vs. Walmart Prices: We Compared Over 80 Items!