Friday, November 14, 2014

Walmart Online Price Matching is Nationwide! Here’s What You Need to Know

It's Official Walmart Online Price Matching Is Nationawide

Walmart Online Price Matching is Nationwide!  Here’s What You Need to Know!

It’s finally official!  Walmart is price matching online prices nationwide!  Oh glorious day, let the angels sing.  It’s time to save some money!

So before we break everything down, let’s make sure you are up to speed on everything else you need to know. 

And just so you’ve got tons of cool info at your fingertips, here are a few other important things you should read.

And most importantly, here is the official Walmart Online Price Match Policy.

Now let’s break this bad boy down

Here are the 2 most important things you need to know

#1 Walmart will price match virtually any online retailer that doesn’t require a membership fee (like Sams or Costco)

#2 You can price match on also. (That’s amazing!)

Here is a little more detail

If an online retailer has an EXACT match for a product sold at Walmart and is selling it cheaper than Walmart, you can match that price at the register.  If it is less than a $20 price difference, the cashier has the authority to match the price there at the register and all should have to do is name the retailer and price.  If the price difference is between $20-$50, it will require an ok from the CSM and if it is over $50 it will require the approval of a member of management.

You will not have to provide proof of the price difference as Walmart will have the ability to look those prices up themselves.  (Just like a normal ad match)  However, you should be prepared to make your life easier and have the deal readily available on your smart phone or tablet.

There are a whole list of exclusions that you need to keep in mind.

  • Prices from membership clubs and auction sites, e.g., eBay 

  • Prices that cannot be determined independent of other items, e.g., fees, shipping charges

  • Percent off or dollar off if the item’s price  cannot be determined independent of other items, fees, or charges

  • Bundle offers, Instant Rebates, Mail-in Offers, Offers that include financing

  • Clearance, Close out, Liquidation, Special Hour/Flash/Limited Quantity offers

  • Damaged, Used, or Refurbished items

  • Misprinted or inaccurate prices

  • Online price match is not available in Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico for in store purchases

  • Online price match is not available for Walmart One Hour Guarantee Items

  • We will not offer rain-checks for items that are not currently in-stock in our store or

  • will not price match on behalf of Walmart Marketplace Retailers to other online competitors.

  • will not price match items purchased on between Thanksgiving and Cyber-Monday


    Most of that is pretty straight forward but there are a few things we need to highlight.

    The final price needs to be clear without any shipping charges or other fees.  Imagine if you were walking out the door of with an item, how much would you pay for it?  That’s the price that Walmart will match as long as it is clear on the website’s page.

    No Bundle offers or instant rebates.  So if Amazon has a deal on a PS4 with a game and extra controller for $399, you couldn’t cobble that bundle together at Walmart with 3 different items to try to make it match.  Also if a price is listed after an instant rebate, you can’t match that after rebate price.

    No Clearance, Close out, Liquidation, Special Hour/Flash/Limited Quantity offers.  Again, fairly self-explanatory here but the one thing that isn’t clearly stated anywhere is if they will price match 3rd party retailers.  These are the things sold on by someone other than Amazon.  I feel like they will because it’s a price shown on the retailers website so I think we should al just proceed like they will until we hear differently.  And because Walmart is matching the price without any shipping charges, this means we will all be finding absolutely incredible deals.

    Matching Online Prices on

    How to match a purchase to an online competitor:

    Yep, you can shop in your underwear and still price match.  Not going to lie, that’s amazing.

    Just keep in mind that will not price match items purchased on between Thanksgiving and Cyber-Monday.  They are going to be busy.

    That should be everything.  If you get an amazing deal, come tell me about it in our FaceBook room.  I want to see what you guys are doing and how you are saving money!

    Walmart Online Price Matching is Nationwide! Here’s What You Need to Know

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