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New Walmart Savings Catcher price match program starts on Monday!

Posted August 1, 2014



Walmart is rolling out a new price match program called Savings Catcher on Monday, 8/4! For all the Walmart shoppers out there, this has the potential to save you a bunch of money! 

This looks like a great new savings option for those of you who use Walmart for a lot of your shopping. If you shop at other stores like Kroger and Food Lion, who don't double coupons, you may find this price match program allows you to cut out multiple trips to various stores, while still getting the sale prices.

Once you read about the program details below, post what you think about the new program.  Do you think you will you use it?

How It Works:

If a local competitor offers a lower advertised price on an item you purchased at Walmart, the Savings Catcher program allows you to get back the difference on a Walmart Rewards eGift Card. You basically get a rebate for the price match.

To get the price match rebate, you must submit your receipt to the Savings Catcher.  There are 3 ways to submit receipts:

1. Enter the receipt number at   Walmart.com/savingscatcher.   You will need to sign in using your Walmart account information or sign up for a walmart.com account. The receipt number (TC number) is located near the bottom of your Walmart store receipt.

2. Scan the code at the bottom of your store receipt with the scanner found in the Savings Catcher section of the Walmart app.

3. Register your phone number through the Walmart app or debit card reader located at in-store checkout. Every time you check out at a Walmart store, enter your phone number and Walmart will submit your receipt to Savings Catcher for you.

Once you submit your receipt, Savings Catcher compares the prices of the products you bought at Walmart to the sale prices found in the competitor ads for your area. The ads must be valid at the time you made your Walmart purchase.

If Savings Catcher finds an advertised lower price, you’ll get back the difference on a Walmart Rewards eGift Card! 

You will get your price match results within 72 hours of submitting your receipt.  They will send the results via email or through the Walmart app.


Additional Details:

* You can submit up to 7 receipts per week to Savings Catcher.

* You can save up to $599.99 per year with this program.

* You can use coupons at the register and still get the price match.

* The ads must be valid at the time you made your Walmart purchase and include a specific item price.

* Only applies to in-store purchases.


Items included in this program:

- Most groceries such as cereal, rice and most fruits and vegetables (but not weighed items like meat)

- Cleaning and paper products like paper towels, bleach and trash bags.

- Health and beauty items.


There are a number of items that are not included in the Savings Catcher program including items that require a separate purchase to get the advertised price, BOGO sales where no price is listed, percent off prices (like 30% off an item), going out of business or closeout prices, online purchases,

Also excluded are store brands, deli, bakery and weighed items like meat, electronics, media and gaming, toys, sporting goods, housewares, small appliances, home décor, bedding, books and magazines, apparel and shoes, jewelry, furniture, office supplies and seasonal products, tobacco, firearms, gasoline, tires, prescription drugs, optical and photo products and services, or products that require a service agreement such as wireless, automotive or financial products.

For more information about this program, head to the FAQ section at Savingscatcher.walmart.com/faq.


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  • karenmorris17 Aug 2, 2014

    Good to know!! Thanks, Faye :-)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Aug 1, 2014

    I just received an e-mail from Walmart that they added $1.98 to my Savings Catcher account from price matching sales from a shopping trip my husband made recently. He bought dog food at Walmart that was on sale for $1.98 less at Kroger. I just entered the receipt this morning. That was fast and easy!

  • GarrySpears Aug 1, 2014

    If only I had an hour to wait in line for checkout. Until Walmart decides to hire more cashiers I'll shop elsewhere. They don't care about customer service and this program won't change a thing for me.

  • StunGunn Aug 1, 2014

    Thanks so much for this information, Faye!

    I've sworn off Walmart, but I may reconsider. I really miss the Walmart on Hwy 70 in Clayton - that store is by far better than the one in Brier Creek, and behind Triangle Towne, but I've moved, so the Clayton store isn't an option anymore. At least we have another option with the price match program - thanks so much.

  • remer54 Aug 1, 2014

    I use the current price matching once in a while. My Mom uses it almost every week. They usually match up to 30 miles but have never seen the 30 miles used. Dont think I like this new way. Mom does not have a pc so I dont know how she would use this new way.

  • fedupteacher Aug 1, 2014

    I do most of my shopping using sales and coupons at Harris Teeter and at Sam's. I only go to Walmart when absolutely necessary. If I go to Walmart, it's because the item/s are already significantly less than HT. This program will not change my shopping preferences.

  • nakabi Aug 1, 2014

    I wonder what the distance they will price match up to is?

  • barbiedoll1967 Aug 1, 2014

    Thanks Faye. I shop at Walmart sometimes and it's good to know what they offer. But normally if I have a price match, I take the ad with me. But this sounds like a good program. I appreciate the information.

  • teecee Aug 1, 2014

    I hope this works for many that do not follow you or cruise the ads.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Aug 1, 2014

    teecee - you can save up the savings and cash them out at one time for a larger gift card or cash them out with each receipt. It's up to you. There is much more info in the FAQ section posted in the article I wrote so you may want to go through it if you are going to use the program. I hope you save lots!