Jet.com vs Walmart.com (Post 1)

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Recently, I have noticed several commercials for Jet.com and I have been interested in giving them a try. I personally am not a huge couponer, honestly, I just don’t have the time for it. I have found that if I buy a lot of my household items (toilet paper, paper towels, toothpaste etc.) online, I can still save quite a bit more than going to my local store. Usually, I use Walmart.com for most of my purchases and Amazon’s Subscribe and Save program for the rest. With all these recent commercials for Jet.com, I wondered, maybe they have better deals than Walmart. So I decided to give them a try.

I am not entirely sure how Jet.com’s pricing works. Every time you add things to your cart, the price drops. So it seems that the more you buy, the more you save. They have a few really great incentives though that other stores do not offer:

  • Free Shipping on orders of $35+
  • 2 Day Delivery on Thousands of Items
  • No membership fees
  • Save 2% on waiving the return fee (this is great on items like toilet paper, things you know you will not be returning)
  • Save 1.5% by using a debit card instead of a credit card

Jet.com has a lot of benefits and their prices are pretty close to Walmart’s from what I can tell. Here are the price differences on the items I purchased.
Jet.com vs Walmart.comIf you look at the subtotals on each list, Walmart.com ended up being cheaper than Jet.com, although not by much. Right now Jet.com is running a discount of 15% off of your first 3 orders. Adding this discount saved me a lot more money. I also use Swagbucks to receive cashback when shopping. If you do not have a free¬†Swagbucks account, I highly recommend it. It’s a great way to earn some extra cash.

With the discounts that I added, Jet.com ended up being the cheaper option for me. I do think once I use up my Jet.com coupons, Walmart is probably going to be the cheaper option. However, I think it’s a toss up. If you want to receive your items much quicker and not have to spend as much to get free shipping, Jet.com is probably the way to go. Also, Jet.com seems to really care about the products when they’re shipped to you.

I have never received an order from any other company that was as nicely packed as Jet.com. They bubble wrapped and taped everything so much, it was actually a bit difficult getting all of the packing material off. I personally prefer the overwrapping to having to return something that has spilt or broken open. Walmart.com makes you return things to the actual store, which kind of defeats the purpose of ordering online. Unfortunately, Walmart’s product¬†packing is a little iffy. I have had to return a few items in the past because they have broken open during shipment.

Overall I think Jet.com is pretty great and even if they cost a tiny bit more, I think I might end up sticking with them given the care they put into taking care of their items and the fast shipping. Over the next few months I will be doing a total of 3 posts showing my purchases between Jet.com and Walmart.com and then I will let you know which service I like the best.

 

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