Thursday, July 11, 2013

Price Matching In Northwest Arkansas

I'm often asked how I save so much money each week when grocery shopping for my family of 4.  It's simple...I price match.  I decided to create this blog to be able to share with you all the great price match deals that are available each week here in Northwest Arkansas.

First things first.  What is Price Matching?  From Walmart's Corporate Page  (

We’re committed to providing low prices every day. On everything. So if you find a lower advertised price on an identical product, tell us and we’ll match it. Right at the register.

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
  • Preferred shopping card prices for specific items that are in a printed ad
  • 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.
  • 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

We do not honor:

  • Ads when the actual price for items cannot be determined
  • Internet pricing
  • Misprinted ad prices of other retailers
  • "Going out of business" sales or "closeout" prices
So how do I price match? It's simple. Weekly grocery ads come out on Wednesdays each week.  I simply make my list and head out to Walmart to get all the best prices.  The secret to price matching is to make sure your cashier doesn't miss anything.  When checking out, I always put my regular priced items at the front of my order, leave a gap, and then put my price match items at the end.  Be sure to let your cashier know you'll be price matching from the gap back.  When those items come up, just stand there and tell them the "lowest price" at the competitors store and per Walmart policy, they will grant it!  It's that simple!

I hope this blog will help you start saving!!!  Check back weekly for the newest deals and by all means, please share it with your friends!!

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