Amazon isn’t really that far ahead of Walmart when it comes to prices these days, and even Target prices are at times the same as Amazon. For this reason, it’s even more important to double-check prices before you assume Amazon is cheaper.
You can double-check prices when you’re in Target or Walmart by using the Amazon app.
Here are a few items that you can blindly buy on Amazon because they’re consistently cheaper than competitors.
1. Buy replacement heads for your Sonicare toothbrush on Amazon (instead of Walmart).
Don’t even think about buying Sonicare replacement heads anywhere except Amazon. For example, when you order the DiamondClean heads on Amazon, you’ll save 83%. If you need a different type of Sonicare head, always double-check the generic versions too.
Basically, never pay more than $2.50 each for Sonicare replacement heads!
2. Buy Apple cell phone charging cords on Amazon (instead of the Apple store).
You can get a 3 ft. Apple lightning charger for iPhone at Amazon for $2.00 cheaper than it costs at the Apple Store.
TIP: Skip the Apple version altogether and get a generic iPhone charger on Amazon. When you go this route, you’ll only pay $6.49 each.
3. Buy Nalgene water bottles on Amazon (instead of Walmart).
I’ll say it for you — the gray Nalgene bottle at Walmart is more attractive than the orange one on Amazon. But does it really matter that much if it’s saving you $2.24 a pop?
4. Buy books on Amazon (instead of Barnes & Noble).
Honestly, it pains me to recommend Amazon over a smaller bookstore like Barnes & Noble. There may be other reasons to shop Barnes & Noble, but saving money isn’t one of them.
Looking at two bestsellers, you’ll only pay a bit more at Barnes & Noble, but when you include the cost of shipping ($4.99), Amazon wins for Prime members.
We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
5. Buy reusable K-Cups on Amazon (instead of Walmart).
Save yourself a trip to Walmart and buy reusable K-Cups from Amazon instead. You’ll save almost $0.60 a cup.
6. Buy Instax film on Amazon (instead of Target).
Instax by Fujifilm is consistently cheaper on Amazon than anywhere else. Save $3.00 per twin pack when you buy it on Amazon.