Short Answer: Walmart does not offer a student discount. However, Walmart shoppers can save with pickup discounts and price matching and can earn cash back with the Capital One Walmart Rewards Card. For more information on the Walmart student discount policy and other ways to save at Walmart, see below.
Walmart Student Discount Policy Explained
Walmart does not offer a discount for students, a corporate customer service representative said. We contacted Walmart stores in several states — including Arkansas, Nevada, Ohio, and South Carolina — to verify this information. All of the stores we called confirm that there is no discount for students of any age, including high school or college.
Other Ways to Save at Walmart
While Walmart does not offer student or group discounts, there are several different ways to save at the superstore:
- Credit card rewards: While you won’t receive a discount by using the Capital One Walmart Rewards Card, cardholders earn up to 5% back on purchases. Find out more about the Capital One Walmart Rewards Card in our article on instant approval credit cards. (Note: Keep in mind that credit card costs can outweigh their benefits. If you do not pay off your balance in full each month, your purchases will incur interest. Also, credit cards can negatively impact your credit if you do not make your monthly payments on time.)
- Grocery pickup: Get $10 off your first Walmart grocery pickup of $50 or more by using our referral link. Note that a lucky member of the FQF staff will also get $10 off their Walmart grocery pickup if you sign up through our link.
- Online order pickup: Pickup discounts are available when you order online-only items marked “Pickup Discount Eligible” and ship them to a Walmart store for pickup. Shipping to a store is free, so you’ll save on shipping costs, and you will receive an additional discount on the item price. Discount amounts vary by the item on an individual basis; if your order contains more than one eligible item, you will receive a discount for each item.
- Price matching: Walmart stores — except those in Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico — will match the Walmart.com or Jet.com price for identical items with approval from the manager on duty. Walmart.com will also price match with a select list of websites, including Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, and Target.com. See our comprehensive list of stores that price match for more details.