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Walmart is really making efforts for your business this holiday season and they have just released details on a new Christmas Price Match Guarantee.

“If a customer buys an eligible product at Walmart anytime between Nov. 1 and Dec. 25, and then finds that same product advertised for less at another store, Walmart will give the customer a gift card for the difference through Dec. 25”

There are a few key things to keep in mind if you plan to use the guarantee:

  • Must be identical items (brand, size, color quantity, grade & model #)
  • Competitor must be in same local market
  • You must have your original receipt and local competitor’s current ad
  • There are other exclusions like Black Friday Ads, internet pricing and limited time offers.

Be sure to read all the fine print in the official annoucement here for all the details.

I do most of my holiday shopping online, so I’m not sure I’ll take advantage of this.  Do you think it will help make your holiday shopping easier?

    • Shenelled

      Once they release their black friday deals would it be possible to put the items on layaway ahead of time that I want and then go on black friday and pick them up and get the deal?

      • coupons4kids

        Nope, you can’t.  Black Friday deals only apply to the items on the shelf that day. I already looked into that! lol

        • Shenelled

          haha thank you.

          • Myhopestuff

            Black Friday deals not only apply to items on the shelf that day but certain coded items on the shelf.  They will set a certain amount out at a specific spot and that’s it.  You just can’t go to the regular shelves and get one — even if it is an identical item — it won’t have the code that will give you the Black Friday price at check out.

      • Gidget

        no. no black friday items on layaway. and layaway probably wont be open on black friday.

    • sara

      Our walmart is always the craziest place ever during black friday and the holidays. My husband and I do most of our shopping online too or at home depot/ lowes or Target for Christmas. Its not worth going into walmart to supposedly save when you can follow coupon blogs online and save more that way. Not to mention I am pregnant this year so getting run over by tons of people (not intentionally) when the store is busy does not sounds fun. I think I will be skipping this deal. 

    • 1hsmom

      Nope…cause I absolutely HATE shopping at Wal-mart……..there is little they can do to make up for lousy service and nasty stores.

    • Katie

      I think it’s a good idea in theory….. but it seems that there are some fine print that will make things tricky. Plus my wal-mart is never on the same page as other wal-marts so they might not even do this deal or claim to know nothing about it.

    • Anonymous

      amazing…@863271481bd74e6703bc0c4ce78c0fbe:disqus my co-worker’s mother makes $77 an hour on the computer. She has been out of a job for 9 months but last month her income was $7871 just working on the computer for a few hours. Go to this site …http://alturl.com/92sdv

    • Janell_wolfe

      My Walmart just began accepting competitor coupons and making all coupons worth a dollar so I will probably be shopping there a little more…this might just come in handy.

      • Kim

        What store is this at?

    • coupons4kids

      My local Walmart really isn’t that bad to deal with. I only have a few cashers I know to avoid.  There is so much fine print on this deal however, I don’t see how it could happen easily. Would be rare. “limited time offers”  Most “good” sales this time of year are limited time offers, are they not? They can get out of a lot with that I imagine!

    • SugarBooBear

      I’d rather waste my gas to go return the item I got at Walmart and go to the place to get it cheaper if it’s that good of a deal then to deal with Walmart and their fine print.

      • Ashleyscoupons73

        I agree. They never adhere to their own policies anyways. I get nothing but trouble every time I go in. I’m hoping that Target and Toys R Us have great Black Friday deals because I am refusing to go to Walmart after the way I was treated in there last week.

      • Erin L.

        I’m with you -especially if it were a gift and I did not open it yet. 

    • Coupong8r

      Since there seems to be a lot of complaints about Wal-Mart’s “fine print”, I thought I would ask this here.  Has anyone ever been able to get Wal-Mart to price match Publix BOGO prices?? I inquired at the service desk and was told no because the price they will match must be listed in the ad, and Publix lists the price of the BOGO items by saying “Save Up To $”.  Even though the price shown IS the price of the item, Wal-Mart will not match because of the “Up To” phrase! Grrrrr!!

      • Jana

        No.  They won’t.  The “fine print” says they don’t match percentage off sales or “gimic pricing” such as buy one get one offers.

      • Kelly C

        Technically they should match the ad if it says Save Up To…I am a WM employee (sadly sometimes) and was trained to match the ads that say that.

      • Gidget

        I work there. They let it slide before because there wasnt alot of couponing and price matching going on. Now they are getting specific so they dont lose to much money. So “save up to’s” wont be compt! Has to have a specific price.

      • Jacketfan24

        The store I work at does match Publix.  Save up to $ means the same thing, so they do it.  My store manager wants people to shop in his store. 

      • siausgirl

        Jacketfan24, try to find a sympathetic cashier.  My Walmart accepts to “save $2.49 on 2” fine print.  I’ve never had a problem.  Ijust wish my area was participating the the doubling of coupons,

      • Mrscori2006

        Yes my Walmart price matches Publix BOGO’s. McDonough/Lovejoy, Ga area

    • Samantha

      I really want to answer “yes” to Jenny’s question but Walmart always has a way of getting around any type of price matching they have.  I have to say I probably won’t even attempt it. 

    • Fklwmn

      This is being announced as though it is a benefit to shoppers; however, i do most of my christmas shopping at walmart ON black friday by price matching items other stores have on sale that day. This policy essentially eliminates all price matching during the biggest sales of the year!!! This is not for customers, this is for wal mart!!!!

    • Guest 3

      I’m gonna answer “no” to that question……I’ve already got most of my daughter’s holiday shopping done……some of the smaller toys I bought at Walmart (since that’s one of the few places in town that has current kids toys).  The major ones I bought online through Kmart(dot)com because it was in stock online (one of the Hot 100 toys this holiday….once the holiday gets closer, it will be harder to find, i’m sure), got an extra $10 off with a coupon code and 4% cashback through Ebates……and one of the games for it was $6 cheaper than Walmart, plus got free shipping.

    • Jtdjagos

      I’ll pass on Walmart. i gave them a chance with the Scrubbing Bubbles One step-what a diaster. I rather shop elsewhere and pay more-now that’s a sad statement from a couponer.

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    • Heather

      Since it exludes Black Friday, I see no point.

    • Krissssy

      Funny thing about this is that you can do the same thing now and get cash instea of a gift card and all within 90 days of purchase. If they question it you can always return and re-buy it but we’ve never had a problem and always got our money back. This offer is worse than what they currently do so I won’t take advantage of it.

    • Anonymous

      The thing I like about this is if it applies to food purchases.  I already do some price matching at Walmart rather than driving 10 miles to get a special at Piggly Wiggly or IGA for example.  I don’t price match Publix because their deals are much better.  However, I’ve had a few times that after I’ve bought something at Walmart, another store would have a better special the next week.  I’ll plan on saving my grocery store flyers (I already save my receipts for about 2 months) and get a gift card for the difference.

      • Anonymous

        Oops.  Just read the policy and it does not apply to grocery items so I don’t think the guarantee will help me.

    • Danielle

      I am sure Walmart thinks that this is a good thing but trying to price match and use competitor coupons is alreayd anything but what the policy says at alot of locations so my guess is no, I try to not shop at Walmart.  So not worth the frustrations.

    • Balletdancer_gurl_2005

      Already finished my Christmas shopping thanks to the Toys R Us sale of buy 2 get the 3rd free. Walmart will not be getting my business.

    • heather

      I don’t trust Walmart with a 10 ft. pole, especially with my Holiday shopping money. I can only imagine the hoops they are going to make you jump through to get this guarantee!!

    • Curlyq45

      I don’t know if I would use this or not, but I have never had any problems price matching at my Wal-Mart.  Even though you don’t need to take competitor’s ads, I always do anyway, just in case.  Since Wal-Mart is right around the corner from our house, it’s really convenient.  I’ve already price-matched several items that will be Christmas presents.

    • Chiefsangeleyes

      So it doesn’t matter if 10 local stores have it at a lower price…if no one puts it in the ad, you can’t take advantage of this?? Stupid

      • MirandaRhea

        I work for sears and so i can tell you generally the store will still match a price of a competitor as long as you can prove the price. it doesn’t have to be an ad. if you find a good associate (I know, “in walmart? ha!”) they will usually call the competitor and verify the price if it is a big ticket item. usually they want to do everything they can to keep you from returning your product. lol

    • kristi

      It excludes black friday ads so no way, not sure I would do it even then.  Much better deals to be had elsewhere.

    • Lovehandlesmcgee

      This isnt really a new thing my mother in law has been doing this for years. The local store wouldnt give her store credit they gave her cash back.

    • I almost got excited about this until I read the exclusions….  Leave it to Wal-mart to NOT come through again.

    • Melissa

      To me Wal-Mart is the enemy!! I fell out with them when they done away with their layaway program years ago, now their business is hurting so they bring it back??? It didn’t matter when the customer wanted it, but now they want us to feel like they are doing us a favor, and you can only layaway toys and electronics. 

      Now they try to run this promotion…I’m just not happy at all with Wal-Mart, I do most of my shopping elsewhere and ONLY shop at Wal-Mart when I have no choice.

    • Cortni

      I’d rather scoop my eyes out with a rusty spoon than shop at Wal-Mart during those dates.

    • Sandra

      Already finished my Holiday shopping thanks to CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES…..No Walmart for me!!!!!

    • ha ha i dont trust walmart as far as i can throw them

    • Meshell

      The fine print, which pretty much excludes everything:

      “Offer excludes: Black Friday ads, expired ads, offers with Gift Cards,
      internet pricing, limited time or quantity offers (i.e. 6 hour sales),
      percentage off ads, bundles, trade-in offers, offers that require a
      purchase or gift provided with purchase, clearance or ads with
      typographical errors. The Christmas Price Guarantee does not apply to
      grocery items, non-branded items (i.e. live plants), tobacco, firearms,
      gasoline, tires, prescription drugs, optical, or wireless products that
      require a service agreement.”

      • Meshell

        Most really good ads around this time of year will say “for four (or six, or whatever) hours”

        And as for the quantity part, does that mean that if an ad says “limit one per customer”, they won’t include that item either?



    • lynn smith

      my promable with this is our kmart is 15 to min. 2 dollars cheeper on alot of items that don’t appear in ad in other words there everyday price so i use alittle more gas by going to kmart but still come out ahead walmart seem to be rude about coupons and matching ads in my area. i no longer do business with them whats even worst i worked there for 8 yrs.

    • Momsdumplin

      I just finished all of my Christmas shopping for my kids through Amazon. I got free shipping and on all but 1 item the price was cheaper than Walmart AND I didn’t have to pay sales tax which puts more money back in my pocket. I won’t even count the fact that I didn’t have to deal with the nasty cashiers as a bonus. And I was able to shop from the comfort of my home. Win, win, win.

    • Vdejulio72

      It really doesn’t matter anyway because I had trouble with my wal mart taking coupons and I was in complience with the coupon policey so I called corp. and they said each wal mart could make up there own rules So wal mart is a waste of time

    • Donna

      What would make my holiday shopping easier is for walmart and other retailers to carry more than 10 of a black friday item!!! 3000 might be a better quanity since people are waiting at 2 am to get in the doors. i don’t shop black friday just for this reason.