Hundreds of millions of weekly shoppers around the globe can’t be wrong. We’re all looking to “Save Money. Live Better,” and Walmart is a good place to keep your budget on track and find everything in one place. The chain beckons with its everyday low prices and convenience, and there are a lot of ways you can save money at Walmart. Let’s face it — it’s the world’s largest retailer, and its stores sell just about everything you’ve ever needed all in one place and at a great value.
But what if you want even more value?
You’re in luck! This guide will help you learn how to save money at Walmart and how to get free Walmart gift cards with Fetch. We will show you how to utilize a variety of smart shopping techniques, find amazing offers, and detail which product categories can help you save the most money at Walmart. We’ll take you step-by-step, as we illustrate how to earn free gift cards, maximize your Fetch points, and make your budget happy, all while shopping at Walmart.
Keep reading to learn all of the tips and tricks that you need to shop smarter and save money at Walmart.
To begin earning points for free Walmart gift cards, download the Fetch app:
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- Step-By-Step Guide to Getting Free Walmart Gift Cards with Fetch
- How Many Fetch Points You Need to Get a Walmart Gift Card
- Walmart Gift Card FAQs & How-To’s
- How to Earn More Fetch Points
- Ways to Save Money at Walmart
- Best Product Categories at Walmart
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Ways to earn free Walmart gift cards with Fetch
With over 13 million active users, Fetch is America’s #1, most trusted, and fastest way to get free gift cards for restaurants, groceries, home improvement, and popular mega-retailers like Walmart, Amazon, and Target.
Walmart already boasts about its everyday low prices, but you can use Fetch’s simple app to save even more!
You can earn free gift cards to Walmart with Fetch and save money simply by snapping your receipts from almost any purchase. Scanning receipts earns you points, which you can easily use to redeem for your preferred gift card — including Walmart!
Follow our step-by-step guide to find out how to get free Walmart gift cards with the help of Fetch.
Our step-by-step guide to getting free Walmart gift cards
Download the Fetch app from either Google Play or Apple to get free gift cards.
Step 1 | Download the Fetch App
The first step to earning free gift cards to popular retailers like Walmart is simply downloading the app. Go to the (Android) Google Play Store or the (Apple) iOS Store to install the app on your mobile phone or tablet.
Step 2 | Snap Your Receipts for Points
Scan your physical receipts or securely scan your email and Amazon accounts for online receipts.
Fetch makes scanning receipts quick and easy. Just open the app, click the camera icon at the bottom of the screen and snap away. You will earn at least 25 points for every scan and hundreds of points for featured brands and special offers. You can even securely connect your email accounts, or an Amazon account, to Fetch, to instantly scan all of your online receipts for points.
You can even connect your Walmart account to make snapping even easier.
Step 3 | Use Your Points to Secure Gift Cards to Walmart
Once you have accumulated enough points, you’ll see all of the rewards available in your app’s “Rewards” section. When you have enough points, a free Walmart gift card will be available as a reward!
How many Fetch points do you need to get free Walmart gift cards?
The number of actual points you need depends on which gift card you choose to redeem with your Fetch points. In general, you will need 11,500 points to get a $10 Walmart gift card. Walmart gift cards can currently be redeemed in quantities of 11,500, 27,500, and 52,500 points.
To see your available rewards, go to the “Rewards” icon in the bottom menu of the app.
Here’s how you can redeem those points:
- Select the icon with the number of points you want to redeem or select “Points Available” to see all of the rewards you have available to you.
- Choose the gift card you want — hopefully, you have accumulated enough toward a free Walmart gift card — and the amount you want to redeem.
- To use the gift card, tap the “Rewards” icon and tap the “My Rewards” tab.
- Tap the image and use the promo code to apply discounts to your purchase.
- Once you’ve used the code, tap “Mark as used.”
Walmart gift card FAQs and how-to’s
How to redeem a Walmart gift card / How to use your Walmart gift card online
Redeeming your free Walmart gift card is easy. To use your Walmart gift card online, follow these steps:
- Add your desired products to your cart.
- Enter your delivery or pickup information.
- When it comes time to select your payment method, select “Gift Card.”
- Enter your gift card number and PIN (from your confirmation email).
- Click “Apply Gift Card.”
How to check your Walmart gift card’s balance
To check your Walmart gift card balance, simply go to https://www.walmart.com/account/giftcards/balance. You’ll be asked to enter your gift card number and the PIN (from your confirmation email). If you need help, you can also call 1-888-537-5503.
Do Walmart gift cards expire?
No, Walmart gift cards never expire.
Can you use a Walmart gift card at Sam’s Club? / Where can I use a Walmart gift card?
According to Walmart’s website, you can use a Walmart gift card at any Walmart store or Sam’s Club in the U.S. or Puerto Rico, or online at walmart.com or samsclub.com.
Can you use a Walmart gift card for gas?
Yes, you can use a Walmart gift card to purchase gas at any Walmart Fuel Station. To pay for gas with an e-gift card, however, you will first have to go inside and request that your e-gift card balance be loaded onto a physical gift card.
Can you buy gift cards with Walmart gift cards?
No, you are not able to use Walmart gift cards to purchase other gift cards Walmart sells.
How to earn more Fetch points
If you want to get even more points, check out our Fetch guides:
- The Fastest Way to Earn 100k Fetch Points
- How to Earn Points with Fetch: Video Walkthrough
- Tips for Earning the Most Points with Fetch
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And, here are some of the best Walmart shopping tactics to get you the most Fetch points:
1. Shop Feature Brands and Products
Fetch is constantly updating its list of featured brands and products that earn users extra points. Uploading receipts that contain sales of products from these brands will earn you rewards even faster. So be sure to check out the Brand categories and choose to purchase those brands to earn additional bonus points, as these products can put even more cash back in your pocket in the form of free Walmart gift cards.
You can also search for brands in the app.
Fetch brands help you earn rewards faster, and they are also a convenient choice at popular retailers. You’ll be sure to find many of them in the aisles at your local Walmart!
2. Limited Time Bonuses
On the app’s Discover page, you can earn extra points by making a specific purchase, responding to a special offer, or completing a task.
3. Connect Your Shopping Account
If you connect your Amazon account to Fetch, you can automatically earn points on eligible purchases without having to think about scanning receipts at all! You just need to click the blue “e” at the bottom of the screen on the Discover or Activity page to set up the app to search for new receipts for you.
4. Use GoodRx
You can save money on prescriptions at participating pharmacies and earn Fetch points. GoodRx has been named the exclusive prescription savings provider for Fetch. Fetch’s more than 10 million active shoppers can now find GoodRx prescription savings directly in the Fetch app, allowing seamless access to discounts on medications at more than 70,000 pharmacies nationwide.
And what’s more, by using GoodRx through Fetch, you can rack up rewards points in the Fetch app that can be redeemed for free gift cards to Walmart, or any of hundreds of other popular retailers and restaurants, or that can be donated to over 20 different charitable organizations.
5. Refer Friends
You earn 2,000+ points when you refer a friend. So refer all of your friends that love to earn free Walmart gift cards just for making purchases as they normally do, and you’ll all be shopping and saving together.
Ways to save money at Walmart
Walmart is known for its low prices and affordable products. But, how can you save even more? We have already detailed how to get free Walmart gift cards, so let’s explore smart shopping tactics to get the most for your budget and save even more money at Walmart.
Shop Rollbacks and Clearance
Rollbacks, or temporary price reductions on items, are how Walmart signals that an item is on sale. This cost-savings tool for customers is important since Walmart generally keeps its prices consistent and doesn’t offer as many coupons, promotions, or sales events as other retailers do. So while you can stack manufacturer’s coupons or other promotional discounts alongside Walmart’s everyday low prices, a rollback price is often one of the better prices on an item you can achieve.
Walmart shoppers also love it when the store puts items on Clearance. Some Walmart locations have entire aisles dedicated to clearance items that can be found at deeply discounted prices — liquidation prices. But whether there is a specific Clearance aisle or not, Walmart’s clearance products have a bright yellow tag that displays just how much you’ll save.
Save on Shipping
Walmart offers free 2-day shipping on orders greater than $35, saving you time and gas if you can collect enough eligible items to include in one shipment.
Walmart’s App goes beyond walmart.com to showcase essential savings and help you find all of the best products at your local store or available for shipping.
The app’s coupon page is a plentiful resource for finding out what is on sale at your local store. The app also allows you to search by category to find Rollbacks, or items that have temporarily dropped in price.
Also, it has a Savings Spotlight section, which highlights high-profile or in-demand items currently on sale.
And, Flashpicks direct you to items that are on sale for 50% off or more.
Walmart+ is the retailer’s subscription service that gives participants fuel discounts, unlimited delivery and free same-day grocery delivery, in-store smartphone checkout, and more.
While it comes with an annual price of $98, this up-front cost could result in exponential savings, especially if used regularly.
If you have a prescription for, or that can be filled by generic medication, don’t pass up Walmart’s $4 prescription program. This program provides up to a 30-day supply of many drugs for just $4 — and for some, you can take home a 90-day supply for $10!
Whether it’s for you or your pet, be sure to check the list of generic drugs to see if yours is included.
Laptops, TVs, games, phones, and more!
Walmart inspects, cleans, and repairs these items so they all work like new. It then resells them, with no cosmetic imperfections, and a 90-day warranty, as certified refurbished. So even those who have some concern over purchasing non-new tech can find a great deal and feel confident in a refurbished purchase.
Walmart’s Gadgets to Gift Cards program helps you squeeze every last drop of value from your tech.
You’ll select your gadget from the list of eligible products for trade-in, and ship — for free! — to Walmart’s CExhange, and earn an electronic gift card after your item has been checked and approved.
It’s a great way to turn your castoffs into a cash equivalent! And the Gadgets to Gift Cards program as well as Walmart’s certified refurbished offerings are more ways that the retailer is future-forward and sustainable by keeping discarded tech out of the landfill.
Best product categories at Walmart
Walmart’s own Great Value Brand items are traditionally priced lower than similar brand-name ones, but with comparable quality. At such a great value, these aptly named products in multiple shopping categories — anything from groceries like eggs and milk, to cleaning supplies and housewares, can save you a bundle. But here are some of the other top categories to shop at Walmart:
In addition to carrying many Great Value branded groceries, Walmart customers find that groceries at Walmart cost less overall, even for higher-end brands. To ensure your dollar stretches as far as possible at Walmart, pay attention to the unit price, which Walmart always posts on their tags.
Also check for grocery and food products at Walmart that are a bulk deal, that have a brand with Fetch, or that are pop-up offers (brands not always affiliated with Fetch, but that are offering special limited-time deals). Shopping at Walmart for snack items like Larabar, and Doritos, and condiments like Tabasco Sweet & Spicy Sauce, or any variety of Tabasco BBQ sauce, will pile on the savings in this category.
Fetch Pro-tip: Get hundreds or thousands of Fetch bonus points, from Special Offers on brands like Kodiak, when you shop at Walmart and snap your receipt with Fetch!
Walmart is a top beauty destination, with an ever-expanding collection of makeup, skincare, fragrances, oral care, grooming, and hair care.
Fetch users can earn extra points for products in every beauty area at Walmart including on items like Axe products for men, Dark & Lovely hair care products, and Coty classic fragrances, to name just a few.
Clothing & Shoes
Not only does Walmart have some great and affordable clothing staples like t-shirts, dresses, jeans, blouses, tank tops, activewear, swimwear, shoes, and jackets, but Walmart seems to be introducing new fashion items and accessories you’ll want to add to your cart all the time, and has revamped its own clothing lines to be more stylish and fashion-forward.
Walmart’s large selection of kitchen items, appliances, storage, bedding, bath, and household goods can keep you roaming the aisles — and coming back again and again — to buy those functional pieces that create welcoming spaces for your entire family.
Whether it’s from Walmart’s Whole Houseware Home collection, Gap Home or Mainstays bedding, or even items specifically chosen by The Home Edit, your home will be happy with your hunt for great deals at Walmart.
Walmart has long been the go-to place to find baby necessities, as well as fun items to keep your growing family happy and healthy.
But in addition to everyday low prices, Walmart holds an annual Baby Savings Days sale, which lets shoppers and new parents take up to 30 percent off on essential baby items, such as strollers and cribs.
On Baby Savings Days and every day, you can also enjoy partnerships with baby brands like Huggies to earn extra Fetch points toward gift cards at Walmart.
Walmart knows how important pets are to our lives, so its stores carry essential supplies, a complete line of pet and livestock food, and pet treats and toys at affordable prices, too.
To make it easier than ever to access quality pet care at great prices, Walmart recently introduced its online pet pharmacy for prescription medications and also expanded in-store veterinary clinics.
So whether you are Walmart shopping for Shameless Pets treats, Nexstar or Pet Armour topical flea and tick protection, Kradle Natural delicious calming products for dogs (all Fetch pop-up partner products earning extra points, by the way), or looking to get Fido’s annual exam and teeth cleaning, Walmart has you covered.
How Fetch works with Walmart
Unlike other rewards apps, you don’t need to buy special items or go to a particular store to earn points on Fetch. You receive points no matter where you shop or what you buy, but since Walmart is one of the most popular retailers, and Walmart carries many of Fetch’s preferred and brands, users uploading Walmart receipts are seeing great returns.
Fetch users will automatically receive points just for scanning their Walmart receipt (or receipt from almost any retailer). But if brand partner Betty Crocker, for example, also happens to have items on your Walmart receipt, you could earn extra points for buying those items during their Fetch promotion.
Checking the app for Fetch brand doesn’t just help you earn extra points. It’s always one of the best ways to find new products to try that are conveniently available at your local Walmart or Walmart.com.
Or you could just do your usual shopping and reward yourself by snapping and uploading your receipts!
In addition to snapping your receipts and uploading them in the app, you can also connect your email account, so if you’re helping Walmart with its sustainability efforts and choose “email receipt” at checkout, Fetch can scan those Walmart receipts that are sent to your email address. It’s yet another easy way to add your Walmart receipts to your Fetch account and get your points.
But in addition to accepting Walmart receipts for upload, Fetch also works with Walmart as a points redemption reward.
Users love Fetch because it’s free and they can redeem points almost instantly. Points awarded from a quick photo snap can be seen in your account within seconds. And there is no need to search for deals, rewards are easy to redeem on purchases on everything from groceries to gas and more.
These rewards can be redeemed for e-gift cards to hundreds of businesses and even non-profit organizations. Walmart is one of the most popular, though, since users can redeem their free Walmart gift cards for just about anything that could need or want — since Walmart carries it all!
More free gift card options from Fetch
Fetch has 13+ million active users because it offers the easiest app for savvy shoppers to scan any receipt, earn rewards, and turn them into free gift cards.
And, it doesn’t take much time to earn points from Fetch. This is especially true if you use a referral code, shop for groceries and household essentials often, and if you buy certain products from brands with Fetch for extra points.
Racking up your points on Fetch can quickly earn you e-gift cards from popular retailers restaurants, retailers, and services like Starbucks, Burger King, Fandango, Stitch Fix, AirBnB, and Walmart of course.
All of that great Walmart shopping can be recycled into more Walmart savings.
Other Shopping Guides
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Start earning free Walmart gift cards today
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Happy shopping and snapping to all of our Walmart lovers out there!
Kate Michael is a Writer, Emcee, On-Camera Host and Fashion/Commercial Model.