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  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
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  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
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  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
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Walmart: No More Price MatchRumor is that Walmart Stores will be putting an end to their price matching policy.  500 stores will be affected starting in June. Many readers are already reporting seeing this change in stores.

Some readers are also reporting that their Walmart is no longer taking printable coupons. If you still plan to grocery shop there, be sure to sign-up for their Savings Catcher App.

What changes have you seen at your local Walmart?

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    • sara

      i gave up on walmart years ago. not worth the mental effort to shop there. however i would like to add that my local WINN-DIXIE recently stopped accepting internet printable coupons. i refuse to shop there now. they tried to make me feel like a criminal for using coupons, and i only had 3 of them at the time!! Harris Teeter and Publix are my stores for couponing now. that and CVS :)

    • kim9507

      My Walmart will no longer price match starting June 10, in Bedford, Virginia. As far as internet coupons their policy is if the coupon doesn’t scan then they will not accept it!

    • Karen

      Walmart is discriminating against those of us without a smart phone or a phone that will calculate their savings catcher! I only have a tracfone and it won’t work. I will be boycotting Walmart because of this!

      • bridgetokindergarten

        You can go to the library and use a PC at the library. No one is discriminating against you. Maybe the public assistance program Obama Phone service will be replaced with nice Apple Smart Phones. We’ll just increase the taxes for everyone so that EVERYONE living below the poverty line can have a top-of-the-line Smart Phone!

        • Judy

          She has a tracphone she is paying for like me. It is not the Obama phone service. I can’t afford a smartphone so all I have is a basic phone and you can’t do savings catcher with it. I could do price matching but not now.

        • Contrarian

          Somebody who DOES pay taxes and DOES have basic financial sense DOES NOT use a smart phone. They are an incredible ripoff. We are the consumers who keep prices in check by using the MARKET. And it’s getting more difficult to live a life of liberty without somebody wanting us to be wired up with a smartphone or having to have them track us via the internet…. I bet I hate Obama’s tyranny more than you do, but you are dumb if you think somebody without a smartphone must be a liberal wanting one given to them. They likely already have one from the savings they get from not having to work or pay for rent, food, etc, while getting a $5k check per kid born out of wedlock…. Being frugal is conservatism. We need more of it starting with our own government.

    • sandiegoan

      A smart phone isn’t needed to use savings catcher. It be done on a computer, also.

      • judy

        If a person doesn’t have a smart phone or a computer they are just out of luck. They use to be able to at least do price matching, but not now.

    • Katie

      I have cut my shopping trips to walmart by 75%. Very rarely do I buy anything there. Not only are the registers long to check out but the cashiers almost always have issues with coupons. Plus, the people who work there are never friendly and it’s because they hate working there. I just avoid it as much as possible. I have used savings catcher but since they don’t match up drug stores anymore then I might get .03 cents back if anything. I’m just over it.

      • Luz Harden

        ditto to all of that. I avoid Walmart like the plague

      • bridgetokindergarten

        The lines are long because there are software problems with the machines, the cashiers aren’t trained well, and many times the coupons will not scan and deduct the value. The cashier cannot “force” a coupon through. A Customer Service Manager is required to use his/her password and an actual key turn in order to deduct that stupid $1.00 or 50 cent coupon. Getting a supervisor over to authorize the key turn is quite an ordeal. The cashier has to use smoke signals to get a CSM manager to help them. Then the cashier will have a customer who says, “That toilet paper is supposed to be $4.97!!! They’ll pick up the $12.97 Scott 1000 sheets per roll jumbo pack and claim that it was under the Angel Soft bargain pack pricing tag. They just scoot the tag over a little bit and the $12.97 Scott Toilet Paper jumbo pack suddenly becomes $4.97! When the cashier goes ahead and gives them that $4.97 price, they’ll say, “Ring me up another pack and I’ll go back there and get it after we’re done here.” What a scam!!!

    • Leila

      From the Walmart customer service I spoke with today: “As of June 9, 2016, our ad match policy will be discontinued in select locations. Instead we’re lowering prices on 1000s of items.”

    • Jenna

      Eh… I’ve avoided Walmart for ages now. They’re just NOT the lowest price compared to other stores with a few exceptions. This only makes them less appealing.

    • shelly15

      Our Walmart is going live 06/09. I just talked to a manager. She said signs are going up in stores and commercials will be rolling out. The prices they rolled back (some up to 50%) have already taken place within the past three weeks. I told her none of the items that I have bought went down in price. They are going to loose business.

    • tori729

      I never ever use the price match thing anyway. I just do the Savings Catcher thing on the rare occasion that I’m there.

    • pdnr

      Mine stopped price matching milk, eggs and other generic items both in the store and with the Savings Catcher. Do you know if they plan to continue with the Savings Catcher?

    • Sporksoma

      We had stopped shopping at Wal Mart for a long time, until we started using ibotta and other rebate apps, but mainly ibotta.

      There are a lot of stores in my area that are little independently-owend or regional chains that the local Wal Marts are happy to price match, but that the Savings Catcher never catches. It rarely fails that those stores offer lower prices on items that qualify for ibotta rebates, but those stores do not participate in the ibotta program (and yes, I’ve asked and asked and asked them to do so!) so I’ve been able to take the ads to Wal Mart and get them to price match, and then get the rebate on the lower price. That means that what should be a $200 shopping trip often turns into $150 after price matching, and it gets even lower once you start throwing in coupons, and lower still when you start getting the ibotta rebates back.

      Using this method, I’ve been able to cash out at least $20 per week on ibotta for the last six months! The ibotta bonuses help a lot towards that goal, but that $20/week has helped me buy presents, get some clothes for my kids, helps us enjoy a little splurge via take-out every couple of weeks (which is something that we always enjoy, but have rarely had the money for) and also increases the amount we have to spend on our grocery bill in general, plus, we can put any extra into savings!

      I am predicting that our ability to cash out is going to drop to less than $20 per month due to this policy, and we’ll be doing a lot less shopping at the one-stop Wal Mart, and a lot more driving around and spending extra in gas to hit the smaller stores so we’re not paying extra.

      The Savings Catcher is a nice idea, but it doesn’t catch half the stores that are actual competitors in the area, and on top of that it only gives me back Wal Mart credit, when I’d honestly just rather spend less money at the register all together.

      Fail on Wal Mart’s part.

    • Ron

      Camden, s.c. Walmart is going live June 9, 2016. I can drive a few miles extra and shop ALDI’s and really save money and not have to wait in line for 30 minutes to check out.

      • bridgetokindergarten

        It’s the ad match scammers who have NO PROBLEM in holding up the line. That’s when the cashier gets flustered and she starts chopping prices. The scammers will say, “Look…you don’t have to pull out that ad to verify the price; everyone here knows me. You can just take my word for it; all the other cashiers just put in the price I tell them. You are holding up the line when you pull out that ad and verify the price.” The scammers look for that new, inexperienced cashier so they can try to turn Ad Match into a “Name Your Price” tool.


          Calm down Captain Walmart

    • bridgetokindergarten

      I hate Ad Match. There are people who have gamed the system terribly and they have ruined Ad Match for many of those honest customers who were loyal fans. The people who would only bring an image on a phone would show the cashier an ad for a whole Butterball Turkey for a $1.00. Not a dollar a pound; the ad would be for a Butter Ball Turkey for $1.00 for the entire 10 lb bird. Then they would pitch a fit right there in line when the cashier declined the sale. The scammer ad matchers would bring in a fake Amazon ad for detergent sold off from some fire sale out West. They would want a huge jug of Tide for $1.99 when the detergent was supposed to be around $9.00. Then they’d want to speak to the Store Manager; the Assistant Store Manager and the Customer Service Managers weren’t good enough. They wanted to speak to the Store Manager. They wouldn’t get out of line either. They would stand their ground right there at the cash register and they would ignore all the people making comments right behind them. The cashier would hear, “Come on! What’s the problem up there???” and the ad match scammers would not flinch. They’d stand their ground until the store manager finally told them that they were going to have to pay the listed price on that detergent or they were welcome to leave. I am so excited that Ad Match is ending at Walmart!!!!