Best Time To Shop At Walmart? (Plus Worst Times!)

Knowing what days and times to do your weekly shop can make a huge difference and provide you with the best chance of getting your hands on the freshest produce and best cheapest prices.

Because of this, you might be wondering what the best time is to shop at Walmart so you, too, can get the best deals. Here is what I discovered!

Best Times To Shop At Walmart?

The best time to shop at Walmart for stock availability, store cleanliness, and fewer people is between 7 am – 11 am on weekdays. For the weekend, the best time to shop at Walmart is between 8 am – 10 am on Saturdays and Sundays to beat the rush. The busiest time to shop at Walmart is between 12 pm – 3 pm on the weekend.

To learn more about restocking times, best clearance sale times, and discounts, keep on reading!

What Days Does Walmart Restock?

Typically, perishable items are usually restocked overnight between 10 pm, and 7 am. If you want the freshest fruits and vegetables, it’s a good idea to shop in the morning.

Walmart also restocks other departments such as clothes and appliances a few times a week.

These departments restock at different times, usually during the morning or early afternoon between 7 am and 1 pm.

To learn more, you can see my full guide on how often Walmart restock their shelves.

When Do Walmart Put Items On Clearance?

Walmart typically starts its clearance sales during the first week of every new month, which typically occurs when the store failed to sell the quota of items in the previous month.

So for those looking for a clearance, the 1st – 5th of every month is a great opportunity to get some great bargains.

For more insider tips, you can see our other posts on Walmart clearance tips, Walmart rollback, and Walmart shopping hacks.

What Are The Busiest Times To Shop At Walmart?

The busiest time to shop at Walmart is on the weekend, between 12 pm -3 pm. At this time the stores are full of people who were too busy to shop during the week.

Other times are notoriously bad for shopping at Walmart, most notably the Black Friday Sales, which occur each year at the end of November.

When Do Walmart Do Deep Discounts?

If you are looking to save money, knowing when Walmart is most likely to have sales is a huge advantage. One obvious time to find great sales at Walmart is on Black Friday.

Additionally, if you can handle the hustle and bustle, you will find great deals at Walmart towards the end of November. Walmart also monitors the dates of Amazon Prime Days.

During these days, Amazon offers huge discounts for their Prime members. Walmart usually creates competing deals in their own stores at the same time.

If you see that Amazon Prime is having a sale for Prime members, it may be a good time to head to your local Walmart.

To learn more, you can see our related posts on the best time to shop at Aldi and Costco.

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Marques Thomas

Marques Thomas graduated with a MBA in 2011. Since then, Marques has worked in the retail and consumer service industry as a manager, advisor, and marketer. Marques is also the head writer and founder of

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