I know someone who needed a heater, an area heater. I found a great one at "the pound store" (thrift shop). A quartz (energy efficient) cord and plug is in great shape, no scars, and everything works perfectly. $3.50 yep, three dollars and fifty cents. You won't get that deal at Walmart.
At the Salvation Army I found two great blouses, new - tags still on them and fit me perfectly. $1.00 a piece on half price day.
I buy my jeans and other shirts from thrift stores also at great prices.
I wanted a trim to go around my little garden bed, I looked at Big Lots, $8.00 and after a few trips to the thrift stores (which I make anyway) I found two that someone had let go of for $2.00. You won't find that in Walmart either.
One more great find, I wanted a bread maker - new prices were outrageous. I found in the Salvation Army one that is like brand new, clean, unscarred just in perfect condition for ta-da-ta-da! $3.80 oh yeah!
Going to thrift and bargain stores is not as difficult as some think, I've heard people say "I'm not running all over town", well of course not you would spend what you save in gasoline wouldn't you? I've become a regular thrift store shopper, these are all places in my neighborhood and once a week I drop in and check what they have, it's that simple. You won't spend any more gas than running to Walmart 1-3 times a week.