My jaw has hit the floor!!! I was amazed at the new coupon policy Walmart came out with last month that allows for overage…it’s getting even better!! I will say between this new change and allowing for overage I will definitely be more likely to shop at Walmart…as long as I am brave enough to stand in line!
I am copying the policy below (I’ll make some of my own notes in pink to help you understand). I suggest printing out the actual policy from Walmart.com and carrying it with you if you plan on shopping there.
We gladly match the price in the following types of ads:*
- Buy one, get one free ads with a specified price
- Example: Buy one for $2.49, get one free (BOGO)
- Competitors’ ads that feature a specific item for a specified price at a specific retailer
- Example: $2.99
- Preferred shopping card advertised prices for specific item
- that are in a printed ad and require a competitor’s shopping card for the discount to apply
Basically, it means they aren’t going to honor the ‘after rewards” price. For example: If Walgreens has an item on sale for $4.99 and it offers a $2 register reward then has the after rewards it’s like paying $2.99, Walmart will NOT match the $2.99 price. They will however match the $4.99 price.
- For fresh produce and meat items
- when the price is offered in the same unit type (lb. for lb.; each for each)
*The following are guidelines and limitations:
- We will match any local competitor’s advertised price.
- We do not require customers to have the ad with them to honor a competitor’s ad.
Although you do not have to have the ad, you will need to write out a list of the store, the sale time span, and the product specifications. You may only price match with current sales.
- Items purchased must be identical to the ad (size, quantity, brand, flavor, color, etc.)
We DO NOT match the price in the following types of competitor ads:
- Items that require a separate purchase to get the ad price
- example: “Buy [item A] to get [item B] for $C”
- Items with no actual price that require a purchase to get free product
- example: “Buy both [items A & B] to get [item C] for free”
- Items that require a purchase to get a competitors’ gift card
- example: “Buy [item A] to get a $B gift card
- Buy one, get one free (BOGO) ads with no actual price given
- Going out of business or closeout prices
- Percentage off
- example: “All mascara, 40% off”
- Competitors’ private label price promotions
This means you can not price match Walmart generic brand with another store’s generic brand.
We do not honor:
- Ads when the actual price for items cannot be determined.
- Internet pricing
- Misprinted ad prices of other retailers
- Competitor ads from outside of the store’s local trade territory
Each store usually has a ‘territory’ within a certain mile radius of that store it considers to be a competitor. Check with your local Walmart to get a list of who they consider competitors to be!
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