Walmart is out to prove to everyone that they will always match competitor’s prices. They have launched a new program called SavingsCatcher. This is a way to ensure that you always get the best price at Walmart, and if you do not, they will actually give you the difference back!
Here is how it works:
- Enter or scan your receipt. You can do this by typing in your receipt number online or by using the Walmart app on your phone to scan it.
- Walmart will compare the prices of everything you purchased to your local competitor’s ads.
- If they find a lower price, they will refund the difference to you, in the form of an eGift card.
I have not yet tried this myself, but it seems interesting. The part that intrigues me is that you don’t have to remember to price match at the register to get the deal.
Things you will need to make sure you keep in mind:
- You must enter or scan your receipt within 7 days after purchase.
- You can submit up to seven receipts per week.
- They will only match in-store purchases (nothing online).
- The prices of the competitor ads must be valid at the time of your purchase.
- You can use coupons and Walmart will make sure you get the right amount back. (i.e. You purchased an item for $4 at Walmart and used a coupon to pay only $3.50. The competitor’s price was $3.50. Walmart will still give you $0.50 back so your pre-coupon price matched the competitor).
- The matching excludes these offers:
- Items that require a separate purchase to get the advertised price (example: “Buy oatmeal to get cereal for $1.”)
- Items with no actual price that require a purchase to get a free product (example: “Buy both oatmeal & cereal to get milk for free.”)
- Items that require a purchase to get a gift card (example: “Buy a 12 pack of paper towels to get a $5 gift card.”)
- Buy one get one free (BOGO) deals where no item price is listed (example: Peter Pan Peanut Butter, buy one, get one free. Save up to $2.50.”)
- Going out of business or closeout prices.
- Percentage off (example: “All mascara, 40% off.)
You will want to visit the Walmart SavingsCatcher page on line to read more.
What do you think? Will you do this to?