Friday, February 3, 2017

Couponing at Walmart

Here is all you need to know about couponing at one of the largest retailers around, Walmart!



Couponing at Walmart is fairly straightforward since there are no store coupons or rewards programs.  However, there are a few things about their coupon policies that are unique to other stores.  We hope to give a bit of an explanation here.

Rollbacks
Rollbacks are Walmart's version of a sale. Sometimes these will be advertised in the weekly ads (which run Sunday through Saturday), but many will be markdowns that are individual to each store.  We like to use the website Brickseek to see the current price and inventory amount of products to see which stores near us have the lowest price.  For more information on Brickseek, go here.

Coupons
As we stated, Walmart does not have any store coupons.  They accept insert coupons and printable coupons, so long as they scan correctly.  One nice thing about Walmart is that they do allow you to have overage!  So if you buy an item that costs $1.50 and your coupon is for $2, they will give you back the $.50.  Or you can buy something else and have the $.50 go towards the cost of that item.

Walmart will accept competitor's coupons as well, as long as the coupon states a specific price for the item.  They will not accept competitor's coupons for %-off or $x.xx-off.  They also will not accept more than one coupon for each item.  If you use a competitor's coupon, you may not use a manufacturer's coupon as well.

These are examples of Walgreens coupons that are accepted at Walmart:


This is an example of a Walgreens coupon that is not accepted at Walmart.


Although Walmart does not have any catalina machines of their own, they will accept catalinas printed as other stores as long as it is for a specific price off of a specific item.  They will not accept any coupons earned through rewards programs or catalinas that are for an amount off the entire total of a trip.

This is an example of a catalina coupon that is accepted:


This is an example of a catalina coupon that is not accepted:



Price Matching
In the last year, several Walmarts have stated that they are no longer price matching.  However, this is entirely dependent upon the store.  You will need to check with your local Walmart to see if they have any special policies.  We have several Walmarts near us, and each has a different policy entirely.

They will still price match at Walmart.com, though.  You will need to contact them via phone to place your order, or via their chat feature.  They will not price match items that are out of stock at other websites, and they will only price match at the following websites:

  • Academy.com
  • Amazon.com
  • Autozone.com
  • Babiesrus.com
  • Basspro.com
  • Bedbathandbeyond.com
  • Bestbuy.com
  • Cabelas.com
  • Dickssportinggoods.com
  • Dollargeneral.com
  • Familydollar.com
  • Homedepot.com
  • Jcpenney.com
  • Kmart.com
  • Kohls.com
  • Lowes.com
  • Michaels.com
  • Newegg.com
  • Officedepot.com
  • Oreillyauto.com
  • Pepboys.com
  • Petco.com
  • Petsmart.com
  • Sears.com
  • SportsAuthority.com
  • Staples.com
  • Target.com
  • Tigerdirect.com
  • Toysrus.com
  • Walgreens.com
  • Walmart.com
Savings Catcher
Walmart's app has several cool features, like being able to scan items to see the price, buy through the app, and even look up an item to see what aisle it's in.  Probably one of best features for couponers is the Savings Catcher.  It's very simple: you scan the square box at the bottom of your receipt, and upload it to the Savings Catcher.  Walmart then looks at all of the ads for their competitors in the area, and if anything you bought was cheaper elsewhere, then they will give you back the money in the form of a gift card!  There are a few exceptions to this (like produce), but it's a great way to get a bit of extra spending money!

We hope this article was helpful for you!  Did we miss anything?  Please feel free to contact us here if we did.  Make sure you join our Facebook group to get updated with the latest deals as soon as they are posted, as well as see extra deals unique to the group!  Also, follow us on Twitter and Instagram!

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