Amazon Prime Big Deal Days vs Walmart: which is worth your money?

These top homeware retailers are going head-to-head on sales events. But who has the best deals?

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Prime Day brings deep discounts across a wide range of home goods. If you know where to look, you can bag everything from bedding to small appliances at a cut price. 

But Prime Big Deal Days aren't the only sales. Walmart is one of several retailers to run counter-sales to try and compete with Amazon. What the Walmart Deals Holiday Kickoff lacks in range, it more than makes up for in price. In fact, Walmart hosts the best Dyson and KitchenAid deals I've seen so far. 

With so much on sale, it can be hard to tell which deals are really worth it. That's where I come in. As a shopping writer, I've spent hours combing through thousands of deals on both sites to work out which retailer is best. 

Here's my golden rule. If you're shopping for large appliances from big-name brands, the Walmart Deals are undefeated. For smaller appliances and bedding, you're better off at Amazon

The quick links

If you want to head straight to the deals, here's what's on offer at Amazon. 

If you're aren't a Prime member, or you'd rather shop at Walmart, here's what you need to know.

Which is better?

Amazon has a broader range of deals than Walmart. Their bedding selection is far superior. While there's a few decent sheet sets at Walmart, there are dozens of Prime Day bed sheet deals that could save you hundreds of dollars.

However, Walmart deals tend to be a little cheaper than Amazon. For example, the KitchenAid Artisan 5 Quart is $379.95 at Amazon, and only $354.99 at Walmart. Then there's the Ninja Professional Plus Kitchen System, which is $189.99 at Amazon, and just $168 at Walmart. There are dozens of other examples of this. 

The differences between these deals aren't huge. Most of the time, we're talking tens, rather than hundreds, of dollars saved at Walmart. But these savings will stack up. If you're looking to buy a range of home goods, rather than one specific item, you could save serious money at Walmart

It's also worth mentioning that Prime Big Deal Days offer discounts only to Amazon Prime members. If you aren't a member already, it could cost you $14.99 a month to participate in a two-day sales event. Anyone can take advantage of the Walmart Holiday Kickoff deals, not just Walmart+ members.

The best Prime Big Deal Days deals

The best Walmart deals

Is anywhere else offering deals?

Yes. If you're shopping for refurbished appliances or brand-new tech, you'll find them for half-price at Best Buy. Here are a few of my favorite finds from the Best Buy Outlet Event

Prime Big Deal Days vs Walmart FAQs

How long do Amazon Prime Big Deal Days run?

This Prime event ran from October 10-11. You can bag bedding, kitchenware, small appliances, and much more, all at a bargain price. Just bear in mind that these sales are only available for Amazon Prime members.

What is the Walmart Holiday Kickoff?

The Walmart Holiday Kickoff is a sales event that ran from October 9-12. You can get up to 60% off bedding, cookware, large and small appliances, as well as all sorts of gifts for the holiday season. Anybody can take advantage of these sales – you don't have to be a Walmart+ member. 

These sales events are only the start. You're likely to see prices slashed even further on Black Friday. If it's not an urgent purchase, you might want to wait a few weeks to take advantage of lower prices. 

Emilia Hitching
Sleep Editor

Emilia is our resident sleep writer. She spends her days tracking down the lowest prices on the best bedding and spends her nights testing it out from the comfort of her own home – it's a dream job. Her quest to learn how to sleep better has taken her all around the world, from mattress factories in Arizona to sleep retreats in Scandinavia. Before she joined Homes & Gardens, Emilia studied English at the University of Oxford. She also worked on the other side of the aisle, writing press releases for regional newspapers and crafting copy for Sky.