The woman's revelation was an eye-opener to all those who are buying groceries at Walmart at full price rather than the sale price.
We know that many retailers tend to hike their prices during the holiday season, leveraging the surge in demand. However, not many of us know that the same retailers slash the prices of several packed food and grocery items after the holidays. Don't we wish we had someone to enlighten us on such discounts and sales so we don't blindly pay the full price at checkout? Alex—who goes by @krazyalex on TikTok—recently posted a video on how to harness the secret sale happening at Walmart and the internet was intrigued with this information.
Since many followers had questioned her on how she knew about the Walmart hack, Alex decided to show them in this video. She said that she randomly scans products on the Walmart app to check the offer price. "As I'm walking, I see those Rice Krispie treats up there. It has a Christmas tree. I'm pretty sure these are gonna be like really cheap because of Christmas it's 75% off," Alex said. She then scanned the box of 32 mini squares and the app showed $1.62, whereas the store's checkout price was higher. Pointing to some boxes of ice cream with Christmas-style packaging, Alex pointed out that those $2 boxes were sold for just 50 cents on the app.
She showed a few more top-shelf food items like gingerbread ice creams and Hershey's Bells chocolates that were on offer. She just took them to the self-checkout counter and surprisingly, even the top-shelf items were at a slashed price. Alex insisted her followers scan anything with Christmas theme packaging because, after the holidays, they might probably be on sale. "If you just randomly see it out of place, scan it with the Walmart app," she said. She highlighted that it wasn't any secret app that offered discounts but the "regular" Walmart app.
Alex's video gained over 213K views and people were surprised to know about this secret sale. Some even shared how they saved money by scanning the products. "A lot of people don't know they can scan products if they have the Walmart app. It also tells you where to find the products you need. Super helpful," commented @dawnofanangel61. "I will be scanning everything. I don't care if it has a price sticker directly on it. I'm still scanning it," wrote @pamelalynn92. "My momma works at Walmart and anything with a Christmas decor on it will be on sale," commented @triton_jacob.
Speaking of Walmart shopping hacks, another TikTok user, @bjones4545, revealed the truth behind the value pack pricing at Walmart stores. Pointing to the cereal aisle, the woman read out the prices of granola bar packs. The small one with 10 bars costs $1.78, a pack of 24 costs $3.84 and the biggest one marketed as a 'value pack' costs $6.47. But she emphasized that it's vital to check the unit pricing.
Going through all three sizes of those granola bars, she revealed how the so-called 'value pack' had the highest unit price, thus tricking the customers. She then decided to buy the smallest pack with 10 bars. But later, someone pointed out in the comment section that the unit price calculation was wrong in the price labels. Calling out the retailer for putting up inaccurate pricing, the woman said in her follow-up video, "So mad. Like, that's evil. Class action lawsuit. Let's go."