Aug 12, 2022
I’m a Walmart insider – the secret code employees won’t tell you that will show you if you’re really getting a good deal
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STORES like Walmart and Costco are known for having some decent bargains, but there's a way to find out exactly how good.
Experts have revealed the handy pricing hack that allows you to find out if a product is due for a markdown.2Walmart and other stores use secret pricing codes which tell how often an item has been marked downCredit: Getty
According to the experts at Tip Hero, there is a way to find out exactly how good of a deal you are getting in stores like Walmart.
"There’s a hidden markdown language used by popular retailers to communicate to employees what items are being discounted," the experts explained.
They clarified: "Pricing doesn’t always follow this format as retailers are constantly testing new prices."
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Tip Hero reported that prices ending in 7c amounts are the original retail value.
So if you're in Walmart and see an item priced at $9.97, that product has probably just hit the shelf.
When products become discounted at Walmart, the first markdown will see them ending in 5c amounts.
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And for the final markdown, products will be priced at an amount ending in 1c.
So according to the experts at Tip Hero, if an item is $9.91, then it is a safe bet that product is due for clearance.2Experts have revealed the easy way to tell if you're getting a good bargain at WalmartCredit: Getty
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Starbucks is helping to cover the cost of fertility treatment for part-time employees
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If you or someone you know is struggling with infertility, you're not alone.
Roughly 19% of women in the United States are unable to get pregnant after one year of trying and about 26% of women have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Doctors may recommend fertility treatments but those who turn to this option can find the out-of-pocket costs are staggering. The average IVF patient undergoes more than one cycle and racks up a bill close to $50,000 in treatment. That number was far out of reach for Autumn Lucy and her husband in Detroit.
After some research, Lucy learned that Starbucks helped part-time employees cover IVF costs. She applied for a part-time job and started making TikTok videos to document her journey. She inspired many others to do the same, including Victoria DePonceau in Monte Vista, Colorado.
These women are just two of many around the country who are getting part-time jobs at Starbucks to help afford IVF and expand their families. There's even a Facebook support group with more than 8,000 members.
As of Oct. 1, 2022, Starbucks has an expanded family reimbursement benefit for employees.
"At Starbucks, we strive to be a different kind of company – one that puts our people first – and our benefits reflect that for all our partners (employees), both full-time and part-time," said Sara Kelly, executive vice president and chief partner officer at Starbucks
Watch this video to learn how Starbucks is helping couples expand their families.TVWATCH LIVEWATCH IN THE APPUP NEXT | ETListen