Walmart Student Discount Policy Explained + Other Ways to Save

Walmart does not offer a student discount, corporate customer service representatives said. We contacted Walmart stores in several states — including Arkansas, Nevada, Ohio, and South Carolina — to verify this information. All of the associates we spoke to confirmed that Walmart doesn’t offer a student discount.

Below we’ve listed a few other ways to save at Walmart, along with similar stores that do offer student discounts.

Other Ways to Save at Walmart

While Walmart does not offer a student discount, there are several other ways to save at the superstore:

  • Credit card rewards: Walmart offers two credit cards, the Walmart Rewards Card, which is exclusively used at Walmart, and the Capital One Walmart Rewards Mastercard. Customers with either card earn 5% back in rewards from and grocery pickup/delivery purchases and 2% back from Walmart store purchases. Mastercard cardholders also earn 1% in rewards for purchases at other stores.
  • Hidden clearance: Our previous research details how to find Walmart’s unmarked clearance deals.
  • Pickup discount: Some online-only items are marked “Pickup Discount Eligible,” and you can have them shipped 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.
  • Price matching: Walmart stores — except those in Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico — will match the or price for identical items. will also price match with a select list of websites, including,, and For more on Walmart’s price matching policy, see our related research.

Student Discounts at Similar Stores

  • Amazon: Amazon offers a Student Prime Membership. It is a half-priced Prime membership, which includes a six-month free trial and exclusive college deals.
  • Sam’s Club: Sam’s Club offers a $15 gift card for college students who sign up for a club membership.
  • Target: When you make a college registry, Target gives you 15% off anything left over after your friends and family shop.

For more stores with student discounts, see our list of over 100 places that offer student discounts.