(Print off a copy of the Walmart Price Match Policy (Ad Match Guarantee) and keep it with you just in case you run in to a cashier who doesn’t know the rules.  Remember to be polite, but if need be ask for a manager to clarify any questions.)

 

:: Walmart Ad Match Guarantee ::

 

(Walmart Price Match Policy Download Link)

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

Walmart will gladly match the price in the following types of ads:*

  • Walmart Price Match PolicyBuy 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:

  • Walmart will match any local competitor’s advertised price.
  • Walmart does 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.)

Walmart DOES 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 Walmart Price Match Policy

Walmart DOES 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.  It is a store manager’s discretion as to what defines a territory.
  • “Going out of business” sales or “close out” prices

About Amy

Finding amazing Walmart Deals through price match strategies and coupon organization techniques has always given me an extreme coupon high! It’s truly a mental rush to leave the store with a shopping cart overflowing with great Wally World money makers, freebies, discount sale items, and with my grocery budget still in tact! My passion for bargain shopping has always come hand in hand with helping other deal seekers save money and become more financially secure, and all while still maintaining our integrity. With over 18 years experience, 3 websites, managing the largest deal website in Utah, and thousands of hours spent combing the grocery aisles, I know a great deal when I see one. Roll back the savings, one price match at a time with http://www.thewallyworldwoman.com.

93 Comments

  1. megan
    Posted October 8, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    So just to make sure I’m understanding this right… We can use coupons on price match, so long as you dont double them. Is that right? Doing my first coupon shop tomorrow and I’m a little nervous that it won’t go as planned.

  2. Posted October 8, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    That’s correct Megan. You can price match and use a coupon together.

    Plus, if you live in Utah County, then you can double coupons under $1 in value on Tuesdays. You can also price match Ridleys Market in Utah County and double coupons on that price match – but for RIDLEYS ONLY on Tuesdays. Hope that helps.

  3. megan
    Posted October 8, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much! Im 10 times more excited than I am nervous at this point. I really have learned a ton from your site since saturday when I decided that I was tired of paying almost 1000.00 a month for groceries. Thanks for all the amazing work you do to keep us informed of the great sales and deals!!

  4. Nancy Jane Wilson
    Posted February 2, 2013 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    I am upset that if I say an item is $1 @ $1 Tree, they say they won’t that store. They consider it a closeout store. I look it up, they are a wholesale store.

    • Posted February 3, 2013 at 12:52 am | Permalink

      They actually are a closeout store in many ways. However, I think if the item is advertised in the weekly Dollar Tree ad and it’s identical size and brand it should be allowed as a price match. Another problem is though, that any dollar stores offer smaller ounce size products than those sold at regular retailers. Dollar stores can certainly be tricky to price match and I definitely can understand your concerns.

  5. janel
    Posted April 22, 2013 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    I’ve been told that Walmart requires us to bring in the actual ad now to price match… have you heard of this and when will it be effective??

    • Posted April 22, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

      Some Utah County locations are implementing this now. Orem and AF is what I’ve heard. I’m not sure if this will apply to all Walmart locations across the US.

  6. Nat4322
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    Regarding the A.F. Walmart manager being “difficult” about the price-matching policy, please see this thread on fb from Price Match With Rachel: https://www.facebook.com/rachelspricematch
    I just recently moved here to the A.F. area, so I’m kinda ticked about this. She is suggesting we call and complain that the manager isn’t following the price-match policy… so if y’all would… maybe it’ll help?

  7. Mai
    Posted August 1, 2013 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    I was turned down for a ToysRus ad: “buy 2 boxes of Huggies (specified the quantity in it) and get $20 off” and was told that the reason is because the price for the boxes of diapers was not listed on the ad. I assume it’s because of their policy for “Ads when the actual price for items cannot be determined?” Is this correct?

    • Posted August 2, 2013 at 9:11 am | Permalink

      That would be correct. However, sometimes they will accepts $ off coupons from a competitor even though there is no price listed on the coupon.

  8. Georgia
    Posted August 13, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    Does the ad have to be that weeks ad to ad match? Can it be a week’s before??

  9. neuroticmom
    Posted August 30, 2013 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    Do they honor store coupon prices? One of the local stores has Gatorade 2/$1 with store coupon. Can I get that price at Walmart?

  10. julie
    Posted September 12, 2013 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    So riteaid has a coupon “buy 1 gradena friutras shampoo or conditioner and get second one for 50% off. walmart said no they can’t honor it cause its with a Wellness card and they don’t price match when the stores coupon says you need a card? Is this right?

  11. Tracy Howard
    Posted September 21, 2013 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    I went shopping last night, doing my pricematching. The cashier came to the “store brand” cheese and said that they no long price match the “store brand” to “store brand” adds. They have always in the past… I am very disappointed. I live in Concordia Ks. and everyone else in other states and cities that I have checked with are not having a problem with this… have you heard of this before?

    • Posted September 21, 2013 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

      I price matched store brand for store brand today in Utah without any problems.

      • Jennifer
        Posted November 20, 2013 at 9:30 pm | Permalink

        My Walmart here in Quinlan Tx has also stopped matching store brand items. It seems like everytime you turn around Walmart or should I say the store managers are changing rules. Im so frustrated with Walmart Im really considering shopping at the actual store that has the item on sale. So tired of being harassed at the register!!!!

    • April
      Posted April 1, 2014 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

      I just did in Greenville Mississippi and oak grove lousisana all the time i think thats bull and they didn’t want 2 go through the steps or just didn’t want 2 do it I know i work at wal mart

  12. Tory
    Posted October 24, 2013 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    I am a Walmart manager and the policy states not to ad match “private brands” but our store doesn’t follow that rule every store manager has guidelines but they can change rules to accommodate their store

    • Posted October 25, 2013 at 8:27 am | Permalink

      True Tory. Almost every store I’m aware of matches store brand for store brand even though policy says they do not.

  13. Shopping Dad
    Posted October 25, 2013 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    I shop at Walmart at least once per week BECAUSE of their price match policy. Prior to shopping, I go online to all the competitors’ websites, review their ads, and aggregate the deals based on my grocery needs at the time. Most of the deals are “loss leaders”, so my grocery list is often almost entirely comprised of those items. I then Print (important step) my grocery list with the discounted prices next to the items and the respective stores that are offering them. This is the fun part… almost invariably, upon the cashier noticing me looking at this “printed grocery list” they almost never ask me anything. I lay out my non-price match items first on the belt and inform the cashier that everything after a particular item will be price match. As each item approaches the scanner I “declare” a price. They have competitors’ ads behind them to reference, but almost NEVER do. Maybe once every 20 grocery trips have I had the cashier bother to cross-reference the “declared” price. Lately, the only hiccup in the process has been having to have a Customer Service Manager override the terminal. They come and turn a key.. and off I go. I’ve been scanning my reciepts lately to show those in disbelief. Why would I shop anywhere else?

  14. Posted November 1, 2013 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    I’m new to price matching and its policy. here is my question. mosers store has lays chips 1.89 and patricia store has buy 1 lays and get one free. Can i combine the two ads?????
    and get 1.89 and 1 free?

    • Posted November 1, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

      Welcome to price matching Linda! To answer your question – no you cannot. You can only price match from one store per item.

  15. eboni
    Posted November 2, 2013 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    Here is my question. If publix is selling cheese for $2 and it’s buy 1 get 1 free, and walmart is selling the same Cheese for 1.50. Do I have to pay the $2 price and get 1 free or 1.50 price and get 1 free?

    • Posted November 2, 2013 at 10:32 am | Permalink

      If Publix has an in-ad price of $2 (not just shelf price, it must be advertised) you would get the ad match BOGO price of $1.00 per pack based off the $2 sale price.

  16. Wayne
    Posted November 7, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    Hello,,, could I use a manufactures coupon on a loaf of bread, after price matching the bread with a competitors ad?

    bread
    $2.00 in walmart
    $1.50 in publix
    $1.00 off manufactures coupon
    I pay 50 cents ?

    • Posted November 8, 2013 at 9:06 am | Permalink

      That’s correct Wayne. :) If it’s on sale for $1.50 at Publix and you have a $1 Coupon then you could get it for $0.50 at Walmart.

  17. Jammie
    Posted November 11, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

    Will walmart price match an item if it say 50% off original price between 2.99-19.99

    • Posted November 12, 2013 at 9:08 am | Permalink

      They would match a 50% off and original price of $2.99 or $19.99. It can’t be a range of prices, but has to be one specific price. Walmart wouldn’t know what the actual price was if a range was listed.

  18. Courtney
    Posted November 17, 2013 at 12:53 am | Permalink

    I don’t understand why walmart employees aren’t required to study their price match policy or at least have the guidelines one had. I was treated like crap today when I asked for the CVS price on dr. Pepper, I’ve been granted CVS pricing before by other cashiers but this one totally embarassed my husband and I and made a scene acting like we were con artists or something . She shouted to another employee “hey we don’t accept this so called CVS do we?”…but here is the ridiculous part…she told us “it has to be LOCAL”…so we say ok forget those then,…as she proceeds, I say I want price match for the Coke at the Sentry Foods price (this is not a store in my town either but about 15 miles away) oddly she didn’t argue THAT one at all and I was blown away. I kind of consider it store discrimination really. Lol. But anyways….I just don’t understand what is considered “local” . I think that defination should be better defined by corporate so that there is no conflict.

    • Posted November 17, 2013 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

      You should definitely ask for the store manager to give you a list of acceptable “competitor” stores in your area which can be price matched. That way, if you have trouble in the future, you can tell your cashier or CSM that “so and so” told you it was accepted. I’d also ask your store manager to give all the cashiers a list of those acceptable stores and let the manager know of your bad experience.

  19. Courtney
    Posted November 17, 2013 at 12:57 am | Permalink

    Comment correction, I meant to say before : I don’t understand why walmart employees aren’t required to study their price match policy or at least have the guidelines ON HAND (not “one had”) oopsie.

  20. Cashier
    Posted December 3, 2013 at 4:00 am | Permalink

    I’m a cashier at a Walmart & I just want you guys to know that price matching is very confusing for us too . (Well some of us.) Some of the cashiers are too anal ! But there’s numerous times where managers tell me different things all the time . We have meetings over & over again about price matching & coupons . Some managers basically say , follow your heart , do what you think is right . Some say , check the ad if it’s a 3$ difference & some say , do it no matter what the price difference is . So i figured i’d follow the 3$ difference rule . There’s quiet a few customers I get that try going through my line trying to get everything in their basket for 1$. I can’t say for sure their lying but I feel as if people like that ruin it for people that are really , honestly trying to save money . I always check the ads when it’s a 3$ difference because I don’t want to get into trouble . Managers at walmart can be so careless . No matter what the situation is . One time after work I went to price match a bag of cheese for 6$ . They usually are 8$. That same day I got quiet a few customers price matching it at that . Anyways , I went to price match this lousy bag of cheese & my co-worker wouldn’t do it . I didn’t think to check the ad because it was no biggie . I was very irritated ! I doubt all these honest looking old people would lie to me about a price match on a bag of cheese ! So i see everyone’s concerns ! & cashiers do need to loosen up & learn the dang rules before they open their mouth !

  21. John
    Posted December 11, 2013 at 1:43 am | Permalink

    Can I use a receipt from ToysRUs as proof to price match Walmart?

  22. Laura
    Posted December 18, 2013 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    Can you price match with a picture of a product thats on sale in the shelf?

  23. inquisitive
    Posted December 25, 2013 at 3:04 am | Permalink

    I went to Wal-Mart to buy an Wii but they didn’t have anymore in stock. So I googled game stores around me and found that target had them for thirty dollars cheaper but they were sold out also…Can I get the price match in this instance?

    • Posted December 26, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

      You can only ad match prices which are advertised in a printed flyer or available in-store from a printable sales ad which is typically available via email.

  24. krystal
    Posted January 4, 2014 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    How many miles away from walmart store will they honor ad match guarantee. I live about 35 miles away from the nearest walmart and was wondering if they would ad match from my local grocery store.

    • Posted January 5, 2014 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

      That honestly depends on the Walmart. There is not set mileage. You’ll need to speak with the manager at your store and ask for a list competitors they’ll ad match.

  25. Dena
    Posted January 12, 2014 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    Referring to the BOGO price match… When purchasing the items that are advertised for BOGO are you paying the competitors price advertised or Walmarts price?

    • Posted January 13, 2014 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

      On BOGO Sales you pay the competitors advertised price.

      • Dena
        Posted January 13, 2014 at 10:55 pm | Permalink

        I had my first price match shopping experience at walmart today. I mainly purchased the BOGO items since I wasn’t completely sure how it would go, I just kept it simple for my first time price matching. Walmart charged me their price for the BOGO items instead of competitors price. I’m a very honest person so I mentioned it to the cashier and she said that they charge their price not competitors. I was pleasantly surprised. I saved so much more than expected. Yay for me!!! I love my walmart!!!

        • Posted January 14, 2014 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

          Dena – What state do you live in? I’ve heard some states are allowing shoppers to BOGO Walmart’s price. Here in Utah they charge the BOGO of the competitor and it even states that in their online policy.

          • mike
            Posted April 9, 2014 at 11:49 am | Permalink

            see that doesnt make any sense. If walmart is going to charge you the competitors price anyways for a bogo, then why not just get it from the competitor?

          • Posted April 9, 2014 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

            Price matching is AWESOME! We price match so that we don’t have to drive to a bunch of different stores to get everyone’s sale price. Instead, we drive to one store and get everyone’s deals there. :)

  26. Dena
    Posted January 13, 2014 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

    I had my first price match shopping experience at walmart today. I mainly purchased the BOGO items since I wasn’t completely sure how it would go, I just kept it simple for my first time price matching. Walmart charged me their price for the BOGO items instead of competitors price. I’m a very honest person so I mentioned it to the cashier and she said that they charge their price not competitors. I was pleasantly surprised. I saved so much more than expected. Yay for me!!! I love my walmart!!!

  27. Jennifer
    Posted January 18, 2014 at 7:42 am | Permalink

    Will Walmart match prices that say get 2 for $6? It does not list the original price.

    • Posted January 18, 2014 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

      The original price doesn’t have to be listed just the sales price. The sales price is listed and 2/$6 or $3 each, so yes Walmart should match that price.

  28. Ashley
    Posted January 21, 2014 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    Does anyone know if Alabama WalMarts are using their prices or competitor’s prices for BOGO? I’ve heard rumors that they are, but have only seen confirmation that Florida stores are.

  29. Amy
    Posted January 31, 2014 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

    Question: Does it have to be an ad price? For example, my Sam’s club’s price on a gallon of milk is 2.89, but its 3.20 at Walmart. These are the everyday prices. Can I ask for the 2.89 price at Walmart, even though it’s an everday price and not a sale price? It’s definitely lower and the tag line is “if you find a lower price…”

    • Posted February 1, 2014 at 11:39 am | Permalink

      It would have to be advertised somewhere. Shelf prices don’t count as a potential price match because Walmart can’t verify that price by looking at an ad.

  30. KATHY
    Posted February 2, 2014 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    Yesterday I tried to get 6 12 packs of Pepsi for 15.00 using CVS price match ad at Wal-Mart. The cashier and CSM said I would have to pay 20.00 that they do not honor the prices with a CVS card. I have done this in the past at the same Alabama Wal-Mart. Any comments?

    • Posted February 2, 2014 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

      I would refer them to their online corporate policy: http://corporate.walmart.com/ad-match-guarantee

      “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)”

  31. Joe
    Posted February 3, 2014 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    This weeks ad for Target shows $10 blue-rays, DVDs, cds and books. Can you price match to this ad when i go to walmart?

    • Posted February 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

      Yes, but only the ones pictured as it does say “SELECT”.

  32. Kirsten
    Posted February 3, 2014 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    If and ad for noodles says buy 6 packages to get the final price of .39¢ each. Will Walmart price match only if I purchase 6 package increments, or can I just get one at that price if I wanted.

  33. Kirsten
    Posted February 3, 2014 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    If an item’s sale price is only good like on a Wednesday or like a Fri-Sun., will walmart’s price matching only work on those specified days?

  34. TLH
    Posted February 7, 2014 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    What is considered local? How far does the other store have to be before it is considered too far to do an ad match?

    • Posted February 7, 2014 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

      Honestly it depends on what your store thinks is local. You’ll need to ask your store manager for a list of acceptable stores.

      • Isaac
        Posted March 9, 2014 at 11:34 am | Permalink

        Amy, I don’t agree with you. If you actually look at http://corporate.walmart.com/ad-match-guarantee, this ‘local’ definition simply isn’t there.
        It may have been at one time, but it no longer is. You can say the manager has discretion all day long..but that doesn’t make it true, and the corporate policy IS the corporate policy. He/she must abide by that whether they want to or not.

        As far as I am concerned, I’m taking the corporate policy with me, as stores in our area have been doing some very disturbing things recently with not accepting coupons from hispanic markets (Al Super, El Rancho), but accepting from Food City. They are both the same distance from the store.

        Educated Guess: This has nothing to do with local nor policy. :)

  35. KRISTEN
    Posted February 10, 2014 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    Does the item you want have to be on sale or can you see that its cheaper at another store and tell Walmart you can get it at this store for this price?

    • Posted February 10, 2014 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

      It has to be advertised in an actual ad that could be printed and taken to the store.

  36. KRISTEN
    Posted February 10, 2014 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    one store has When you buy 8 or more in the same transaction with card. Quantities less than 8 will be $0.89 each. Select Varieties, 32 oz does walmart have to mach that?

  37. Yesenia
    Posted February 12, 2014 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    Can I match a price from cvs after store coupon. Example $5.00 special price, only pay $1.00 after $4.00 coupon from the machine? And it is published in the ad that way. can I match it for $1.00 and use a coupon?

  38. Yesenia
    Posted February 12, 2014 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    Can I match a price from cvs after store coupon. Example $5.00 special price, only pay $1.00 after $4.00 coupon from the machine? And it is published in the ad thath way. can I match it for $1.00 and use a coupon?

  39. Heather
    Posted February 15, 2014 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

    My question is in reference to the BOGO ads. Publix ads always say,as an example, buy one lays potato chips get one free, save up to $1.59. I’ve been told this doesn’t count as it isn’t specific enough to show an item price. I would think that since it says save up to, it means the item is that price and that’s what you’re saving on the free item. Is this not the case?

    • Posted February 16, 2014 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

      I agree with you Heather. My local Walmart accepts that as the price. I would ask a manager next time and explain you’ll accept the highest price ($1.59) that item might cost at the competitor store.

  40. Lindsey
    Posted February 18, 2014 at 12:21 am | Permalink

    My question is do I have to take the ad itself in, or can I just have it wrote down?

    • Posted February 18, 2014 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

      You do not have to take the ad in. Walmart’s online policy states that they must provide the ads. However, I usually take mine in with me anyway in case they want to check something I’ve price matched. I can find the item faster in my ads than they can ;)

  41. Chris
    Posted February 24, 2014 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    Your best bet is to take the ad. We wish everyone did. At the store I work at it is a constant struggle against thieves picking numbers out of the air to use. its so much less stress for all involved if you have the ad.

    • Posted February 24, 2014 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

      I actually agree Chris and take my ad with me as much as possible, though my store has a 3 ring binder with all the ads in it to check if necessary.

  42. Isaac
    Posted March 9, 2014 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    My concern is that this article states things that actually are not true. For example, this article says, under list of things NOT matched:
    “Competitor ads from outside of the store’s local trade territory. It is a store manager’s discretion as to what defines a territory.”
    But I just went to http://corporate.walmart.com/ad-match-guarantee and that simply IS NOT THERE.

    Because we (Gilbert, Arizona) have store managers saying they won’t honor Al Super or El Rancho, but they will honor Food City. Why? They claim, it’s because of a 5 mile radius restriction. Problem: Food City and El Rancho are in the exact same place – both about 6.5 miles from the walmart in question.

    This store is also known to be pretty racist…hiring a lot of grumpy old white ladies who treat hispanics really bad.

    • Posted March 9, 2014 at 10:34 pm | Permalink

      You are correct that it no longer states as quoted: “Competitor ads from outside of the store’s local trade territory. It is a store manager’s discretion as to what defines a territory.” However, this was in the policy before it was updated a little while ago. I left it in because whether it is still included or not, it IS Walmart policy. Each Walmart gets to determine what “local” means to them. We as shoppers don’t get to define that. I believe they removed that line as it wasn’t necessary to keep it in and they were condensing. It does still say they only honor LOCAL ads and the only one who gets to decide what is local is Walmart. As per your store letting you price match one store and not another – I too think that’s a little odd. You can always call corporate and ask them for more clarification on the stores in your area which can be ad matched and they can confirm with your manager. My area ad matches hispanic and english markets equally so I can’t speak for your area. I’d call corporate.

      • Isaac
        Posted March 10, 2014 at 7:05 am | Permalink

        I have to disagree with you on your assumption that: ” I left it in because whether it is still included or not, it IS Walmart policy”
        … Says who? Being in the programming trade, I have to smile at the idea that they felt it necessary to condense, save space, etc. Space is cheap and their entire policy is only about 20 sentences as it is. I strongly doubt they removed what would have been a critical piece of the policy just to “condense”.

        I agree with you that we don’t define Local, Walmart does. But the safest assumption is that if they removed the part about the STORE MANAGER having ultimate say-so, then there was probably a meaningful reason for having removed it.

        My guess (just a guess) is that they decided to raise the standard on who decides that from the store manager level which would be a very reasonable move on their part, since that’s way too much discretion on the store manager’s part. If the manager gets to decide which one he feels like honoring on a given day–that’s too much discretion in their hands and inconsistency would be the result.

        Yes, I’ve begun a dialogue with corporate CS and will report back what I find. I’m sure that there is SOME element of discretion at the GM level to make the call on debatable items….But I’m pretty sure it’s not as absolute as some people think, and certainly not as arbitrary as I am seeing in this particular store.

        • Posted March 10, 2014 at 11:32 am | Permalink

          Says Walmart, is the short answer.

          Longer answer: Your guess or my guess – it’s sixes. Walmart store manager’s still get to decide and as a current Walmart shopper, which you are as well, I know that often store policies do seem to change by the minute or the manager. It sucks, but it’s what they do. I wish Walmart could define “Local” in a numerical amount, ie… 5 mile distance etc… But that just doesn’t work and ultimately can’t be defined that way. I live in a unique valley with stores spread between, so the distance my Walmart deems local would vary from yours. It’s a fluid situation for each Walmart market and thus I do think store managers should have the ultimate say on what can or cannot be ad matched.

          Final answer: I’m leaving that statement in, because after having shopped at Walmart for many years, working directly with all the Walmart managers and regional managers in my area, and speaking with corporate several times, this is my understanding of the policy. Guesses as to why it was removed are irrelevant.

          Good luck with CS.

        • MAW
          Posted March 19, 2014 at 9:12 am | Permalink

          According to the Federal Government, local travel is defined as any reasonable distance a person would travel to and from work on a daily basis; 60-miles has been used for the last 12 years that I have been doing travel. Sounds like WalMart should use the Government’s guideline and use it uniformly across the board.

          • Posted March 19, 2014 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

            It would be nice if there could be a definite guideline, unfortunately I don’t think it will ever happen. IMO 60 miles is a ridiculous measurement by the government to get out of paying employees for “long distance” travel.

  43. Isaac
    Posted March 10, 2014 at 7:06 am | Permalink

    PS … you really shouldn’t leave it in though…It’s a direct mis-statement of the current walmart policy. Now that you know that it’s out of date, it would be a good to remove it so your article isn’t misleading.

    I think the normal convention when quoting something is to make sure the quote is just that…a direct quote. :)

    • Posted March 10, 2014 at 11:23 am | Permalink

      I disagree. A lot of what I post here is my own interpretation and what I posted is accurate policy. As I also linked to the direct policy so others can see the full Walmart version as well, I don’t see an issue with leaving it in.

  44. Tiff
    Posted March 23, 2014 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    Will walmart price mtch publix sales added that say BOGO Free Save $2.49.

  45. Chris
    Posted March 24, 2014 at 3:29 am | Permalink

    Walmart does not match bongo prices unless it has a Starting price And an ending price.

    • Posted March 24, 2014 at 11:20 am | Permalink

      Actually they will:
      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)

      http://corporate.walmart.com/ad-match-guarantee

      • Chris
        Posted March 24, 2014 at 11:57 am | Permalink

        Exactly right. .as stated in the policy. Has to have a specified price not a ” buy one get on free. Save $2.49 on two” doesn’t tell you how much it starts at or final price. Your assumeing its $2.49. But it depends on who’s on duty if you can get it or not. And there is a whole different set of rules/ policy for associates. We get shafted

  46. Chris
    Posted March 24, 2014 at 3:30 am | Permalink

    Sorry meant bogo ads. Non is this state anyway

  47. Posted April 1, 2014 at 6:52 am | Permalink

    Great tips! I worked as a Walmart Cashier for 5 summers and was amazed how much you could save by price matching. I wrote a few tips about price matching here: http://www.ordinaryhomemaker.com/walmart-price-matching-easier-than-couponing-2/
    - Rachel at Ordinaryhomemaker.com

  48. Chris
    Posted April 1, 2014 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    I work at Walmart too. Our store manager told us it came down from corporate that we are not to ad match store brands as of march 15, 2014. They revised the coupon policy he said.

  49. Jamie
    Posted April 7, 2014 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    Will Walmart pricematch with a current receipt from another store?

    • Posted April 8, 2014 at 11:58 am | Permalink

      No the price must be from a printed or printable advertisement.

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