One of the silly arguments some Amway enthusiasts and IBOs will use is the line that WalMart doesn't pay them to shop and Amway does. It's a silly comparison in that Amway is a business opportunity and WalMart is a discount retailer. It is also silly because WalMart could raise their prices 30% and give you a 3% rebate amd WalMart profits would go through the roof. Let's give a couple of examples.
Satinique shampoo costs around $8.00 for a 10 ounce bottle.
Suave shampoo costs $1.99 at WalMart for a 20 ounce bottle.
Even when you factor in a 30% rebate ($2.40), you still come out several dollars ahead of the satinique. Granted, not every single product at WalMart will be cheaper than Amway's, but generally, overall, you will save a lot more shopping at WalMart than you could "earn" by shopping via Amway. Also, unless you are at the 25% level, you will get a much smaller rebate. Most IBO, is they qualify, will only receive a 3%rebate. Also, it would appear that less than 1% of IBOs ever reach the 25% level so those IBOs are not common, and many who reach that level are unable to maintain the level.
For those IBOs who subscribe to "buy from yourself", you could simply purchase $70 worth of goods and hand the WalMart cashier $100 and receive $30 change. You can call that your rebate and be better off! LOL
In my opinion, you can get much better value by shopping at WalMart and using a cash back credit card. Do the math. Not only would you save a lot of money, you can get cashback using American Express or Discover. "Live better, save money" is Walmart's slogan. What is Amway's? So now you know? LOL