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Walmart Savings Catcher price match program

Posted September 8, 2014

As I chatted about on FOX 50 Monday morning, Walmart rolled out a new price match program called Savings Catcher in early August. For all the Walmart shoppers out there, this has the potential to save you a bunch of money! Read on for the details.

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.

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   You will need to sign in using your Walmart account information or sign up for a 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:

* Submit up to 7 receipts per week to Savings Catcher.

* Save up to $599.99 per year with this program.

* 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


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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Sep 9, 2014

    slansill- you can still use the same price match policy they have had in place at the register. This is great for those deals you didn't realize were on sale somewhere else and for folks that don't price match at the register.

  • slansill Sep 9, 2014

    Does this effect price match policy I have used before?

  • ctya Sep 8, 2014

    It would be great if this could be used for the holidays.

  • Nanny113 Sep 8, 2014

    I am pretty pleased with this new program myself - I've earned back almost $13.00 since it started and it is so easy to use!!

  • stephop Sep 8, 2014

    I've made over $6 in 3 weeks. So easy, just scan your receipt and they do the work. Definitely worth it if you shop at Wal Mart regularly!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Sep 8, 2014

    So glad to see that some of you are already benefiting from this new program! Thanks for sharing your feedback karrgal77, 2tomom and abeachbum!

  • nakabi Sep 8, 2014

    Still need to try it.

  • karrgal77 Sep 8, 2014

    This is a win-win for me too. Already I am getting back $10. Not too shabby since I have only done this a few weeks. Thank you Walmart!

  • Claytonmomof2 Sep 8, 2014

    I do my grocery shopping at WalMart once a week. I started doing this new program three weeks ago. I've already earned back $20 in three weeks buying the normal breakfast/lunch/dinner groceries! LOVE THIS new program at WalMart.

  • abeachbum Sep 8, 2014

    I've been inputting my receipts since the last week of July and have already earned over $11!! I'm a big fan of this program, especially since I use Walmart gift cards to buy my gas at Walmart Express. It's a win-win for me!