Synopsis

Price Matches can be performed at any checkout. It’s best to avoid the self-checkout, as human intervention from the cashier is required. Sometime a Manager will be consulted for approval of specific matches.

Items purchased must be identical to the ad (size, quantity, brand, flavor, color, etc.).

“We’re committed to providing low prices every day. On everything. So if you find a lower advertised price on an identical product, tell us and we’ll match it. Right at the register.

We gladly match the price in the following types of ads:*

•Buy one, get one free ads with a specified price◦Example: Buy one for $2.49, get one free (BOGO)

•Competitors' ads that feature a specific item for a specified price.

•Preferred shopping card prices for specific items that are in a printed ad.

•For fresh produce and meat items when the price is offered in the same unit type (lb. for lb.; each for each)

*The following are guidelines and limitations:

•We will match any local competitor's advertised price.

•We do not require customers to have the ad with them to honor a competitor's ad.

•Items purchased must be identical to the ad (size, quantity, brand, flavor, color, etc.)

We DO NOT match the price in the following types of competitor ads:

•Items that require a separate purchase to get the ad price◦example: "Buy [item A] to get [item B] for $C"

•Items with no actual price that require a purchase to get free product◦example: "Buy both [items A & B] to get [item C] for free"

•Items that require a purchase to get a competitors' gift card◦example: "Buy [item A] to get a $B gift card

•Buy one, get one free (BOGO) ads with no actual price given

•Going out of business or closeout prices

•Percentage off◦example: "All mascara, 40% off"

•Competitors' private label price promotions

We do not honor:

•Ads when the actual price for items cannot be determined.

•Internet pricing

•Misprinted ad prices of other retailers

•"Going out of business" sales or "close out" prices” – walmart.com

Quick Facts

Percentage

 100%

Price Protection Time Limit

 Not specified, but return policy is 90/30/15 days

Proof

 Flyer, printout, etc.

Difficulty Level

 Easy

Successful Outcome Probability

 High

Conditions

  • Match any local competitor's advertised price
  • Customers not required to have ad with them
  • Items must be identical (size, quantity, brand, flavor, color, etc.)

Exclusions

  • Other Walmart stores (e.g. different location’s clearance)
  • Not online price matching to bricks and mortar (or reverse)
  • Items that require a separate purchase to get the ad price
  • Items with no actual price that require a purchase to get free product
  • Items that require a purchase to get a competitors' gift card
  • Buy one, get one free (BOGO) ads with no actual price given
  • Going out of business or closeout prices
  • Percentage off (e.g. "All tires 25% off")
  • Competitors' private label price promotions

More Information

  1. Price Match Guarantee on the Walmart web site
  2. Walmart Return Policy
  3. Walmart Gift Cards

Canadian Price Matching Businesses

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