Price Matching at Walmart ENDS… But the GOOD NEWS!



Oh you guys.  I just heard some BIG news that Price Matching at Walmart ENDS soon – in fact, it is set to end at some stores starting on June 9th!


This first big change will only affect 500 stores – while the rest of us (whew!) can continue on for the time being.  Take advantage of this policy while you can – check out the 6 Secrets to Price Matching at Walmart!



Price Matching at Walmart Ends

While this change won't affect every store (only about 10%) – it's most likely the beginning of the end.  Walmart has released a statement that says “as of June 9, 2016, our ad match policy will be discontinued at this store. Instead, we’re lowering our prices on thousands of items.”

So the good news isWalmart is going to LOWER prices on lots of items that customers routinely price match.  And that would actually be kind of great. Right?  If you went to Walmart and could get swimming trunks, a paint brush AND pick up your Kelloggs Cornflakes for as low as Publix has them – that would be awfully convenient!

I'm kinda wondering how low these prices will go?   Walmart is also encouraging affected customers to use the Savings Catcher app, in lieu of price matching competitor ads.  While Savings Catcher is actually pretty great at giving you back money when it finds lower prices elsewhere – it does mean you'll have to wait around to get the difference on a giftcard later.


What we know so far:

  • Walmart will stop price matching at 500 stores in the U.S. starting June 9th.  Look for blue signs at the register in your store – to see if you are on the list!
  • Walmart will no longer price match Publix BOGO sales in Florida
  • Walmart will be lowering prices on select items to replace ad matching.
  • Walmart will be pushing customers towards their popular Savings Catcher App


Have any of you spotted a little blue warning sign at YOUR Walmart checkout?  Please leave a comment if you have!

And if you spot the blue sign at your store – we'd **LOVE** to see a picture!




For the moment – check out ALL the penny pinched deals we found (through price-matching or otherwise) at Walmart this week!




Thanks, to GroceryShopforFree for the heads up!

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  1. Stephanie says

    I live near and shop in Lawton, OK. While I haven’t seen any signs at our local Wal-Mart, I had heard this could happen.
    I just want to say though, that I have been using the Savings Catcher program almost from the beginning, but I can’t count on it to give me the best price matches. For instance, I was in a hurry to get home after work on a Friday, and did’t want to stop at more than one store for my needs. Everything I needed was a pretty good price at Wal-Mart, except whole milk. It was on sale at Walgreens. So I bought it at Wal-Mart, and submitted my receipt on savings catcher as soon as I got in the car. They did not find a lower price. So they did not ad match per their policy. So I don’t feel like I can count on this program.

    • Christine says

      They won’t do Walgreens because of the balance reward card. Same with CVS and Homeland. I complained about that one and found that out! Because basically you need their card to get that price.

  2. Amy McLemore says

    I only used the Savings Catcher a few times when it first came out. I noticed the name brand items were not listed as name brands on the receipt, as in Clorox was listed as bleach not Clorox. Grrrrrr

  3. I’m w/ Stephanie. This is simply Walmart’s way of pushing the frugal, the shopping savvy, the couponers and the savers from doing what they do best. Anyone recall Walmart’s layaway program? Starting to sound a little familiar. Before you know it, they’ll be posting big, blue signs banning the poor from shopping there, as well as all other groups of people Walmart feels are “undesirable” and irrelevant to the “Walmart way of life…” smh.

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