As I’ve mentioned previously, I am staring to use the Walmart Savings Catcher program program. It is a simple idea – shop and then upload a photo of your receipt on your phone or enter the numbers online when you are at a laptop or desktop. Walmart will search the weekly ads close to where you live and if they find a lower price, they will give you the difference back, which you can transfer to an e-Gift Card.
I know a lot of people say that it is a scam because they haven’t gotten anything back yet. Honestly, if you haven’t gotten any cash back, it simply means that Walmart has done what it says it can do – offer the lowest prices. So really, they are doing what they have promised consumers. However, in those rare times when other stores do have lower prices, they are still honoring their promise and making sure that you do get the best price out there. It is a win-win situation in my eyes.
When I shopped recently, I came home with my receipt and was ready to snap a photo and upload it. I happened to learn a few tips which I wanted to pass along to you:
If the cash register where you shopped is low on ink, the receipt may print with a lighter parts on it. These can cause the barcode, which is scanned, not to scan properly. In this case, it is better to go online and type in the numbers, thereby reducing the possibility of your receipt being rejected. Here is my receipt and you can see the center of the receipt is a tad lighter, so that can cause issues with the upload:
When you take a photo, make sure you hold your phone vertically and that the barcode is centered and clear in box. Otherwise, if it is distorted in any way, it will not upload and will be rejected.
If you try a couple of times on your phone, it may be best to just go online instead of trying again. Since you have only 7 days to upload your receipt, you want to make sure you do so timely.
If you use coupons, the app will still work. It doesn’t look at the price after coupons, it looks at it before So keep on using those coupons to save even more!
Store brands will not be matched. Therefore, if you shop mainly the Great Value products, there is no way you can earn cash back.
Since my receipt was distorted, I knew right away that I may have issues getting it to scan properly. Rather than wait, I just decided to log into my account and upload the receipt that way. You simply need to head to Walmart Savings Catcher. Sign into your Walmart.com account (or create one). The next window has you type in the receipt. Make sure you begin with the numbers AFTER the TC#:
Hit the orange Add Receipt button and you are done! It takes such little time to do!