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Walmart ending in-store price-matching

Posted May 24, 2016


In early June, many Walmart stores across the country will stop matching prices at the register.

According to, beginning June 9, 2016, approximately 500 Walmart locations will be ending the ad-match policy in stores. You will no longer be able to price match sales from other stores using the competitor's ad at the register.

Instead, Walmart has indicated that they will be lowering prices throughout the store.

My local Walmart indicated that they will no longer be offering in-store ad matching as of June 9.

The Savings Catcher price match program will continue. 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 Savings Catcher from your computer or the Walmart app. If they find a lower price in the competitor sales ads, they will give you the amount you overpaid. The money goes in to your Savings Catcher account and you can cash it out for a printable Walmart gift card at any time. See all the details at their website.


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  • nighthunter May 29, 2016

    The price match idea was to bring customers to the store to purchase the item rather than have them go to a competitor. Since you make it obnoxiously difficult to gain the matched price, -Guess what?- I (and most people) will simply purchase from the competitor! Dealing with your process isn't worth the time and aggravation.

  • oleguy May 29, 2016

    I might go in a Walmart twice a year, to buy items

  • web23452 May 29, 2016

    Screw Walmart - they move into an area and undercut the competition until they're gone and then guess what? Up go the prices...

  • justinschmidt1987 May 24, 2016

    This is ridiculous. I have seen it happen multiple times personally where an item on Walmart's website will be lower than the price of the item in store. I think it is crazy to think you should force a consumer to wait for an item to be delivered to save money when the website and company are one in the same.

  • Dr D May 24, 2016

    At least WM still has their savings catcher program.

  • vlynn May 24, 2016

    Heard that Amazon is reducing their price matching policy, too. Wonder if anyone else will be jumping on the bandwagon. I will miss the price matching at Walmart.