Extreme Couponing Tip: Utilize Price Guarantees to Save Big!

Some grocery stores (such as Giant Eagle, Publix, Stop & Shop, Weis, and some Krogers and Albertsons) guarantee that if an item doesn’t ring up at the posted or advertised price, you get it for free or at a discount. Pay attention to the checkout screen and point out any discrepancies to the cashier. Also double check your receipt after paying. Check with your local store for availability or rules.

Here are some examples of stores’ policies regarding price guarantees:

Giant Eagle Accu-Scan policy: If the charge price of a product appears on your register tape at an amount higher than the displayed, posted, or advertised price, you will receive the first improperly scanned item free.

Publix Checkout Promise: Our Publix checkout promise guarantees that if during checkout, the scanned price of an item (excluding alcohol and tobacco products) exceeds the shelf price or advertised price, we will give the customer one of that item free. The remaining items will be charged at the lower price.

Stop & Shop Price Guarantee: If any item scans higher than the price marked, advertised, unit price tagged or signed, you are entitled to one unit of the item FREE. Any additional items of the same product in the order will be honored at the lower price.

Weis Price Accuracy Policy: If the price charged is higher than the shelf tag price, you receive one of the items free up to a limit of $10.00. For an item costing more than $10.00 customer will receive $10.00 off the lowest shelf or advertised price. Customer will be charged the correct price for any additional units of that product in the order.

Have you scored anything free from price guarantees? :)

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11 thoughts on “Extreme Couponing Tip: Utilize Price Guarantees to Save Big!”

  1. Thanks KCL I had no idea Giant Eagle did this. And I thought I knew everything about them.lol

  2. Anonymous says:

    States also have laws that help you out! In Michigan you get your money back TIMES FIVE if prices are not accurate.  There is a max of $20 or $25 total if I remember correctly.

  3. Imona Budget says:

    My Tom Thumb will give you YOUR MONEY BACK plus the item for free!! 

    Love it! 

  4. Anonymous says:

    Last month at a CVS in Oakland, CA, I noticed that a sale item didn’t ring up correctly.  The cashier gave me the sale price and took $2 off my bill.  She said $2 credit for a mis-ring was store policy.  I had not heard that before.

  5. Keli Kucera says:

    Kmart, Walmart & Winco also do this. Kmart gives you the item for free if it rings up wrong or up to $3, whichever is less. Walmart says they give you the item free, I don’t know if there’s an upper lit, b/c the item that rang up wrong when it happened to me there was less than $3 so I got it free. And Winco gives you the item free if it rings up wrong. I don’t know if Winco has an pper limit either b/c when it happened to me there it was a twin pack of bread and cost more than $3 and I got refunded what it rang up for at the guest services desk!!

  6. Beth Hatton says:

    Do you know if The Fresh Market does this? I was there this past week and they had 2 conflicting sale tickets: Mrs. Meyer’s Dish or Hand Soap 2/$4 and 2/$8. It rang up for the 2/$8, I told them of the error after I noticed, I showed them where I picked it up from and they gave me the discounted price, but do they honor it “free” too?  If so DARN!! LOL

  7. Anonymous says:

    Rite Aid also has signs right by the register that say if an item rings up higher than the posted or advertised price, you get the item for free!

    • Anonymous says:

      I got two sodas free that way when I bought 2 Crush Sodas using a mfg BOGO Crush soda coupon and they rang up incorrectly!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Same thing for all of you east coast Weis shoppers!  I’ve gotten free bread, sausage, pizza crusts, and even fresh fruits and veggies. Thank goodness for self-check out…lets me control the pace of my order so I can keep tabs on my bill.

    • Anonymous says:

      Thanks for the head’s up, knardella! We updated the post :)

    • Anonymous says:

      I’ve gotten cereal, chicken (buy one get one free, got both free) and toilet paper free @ Weis because the price charged was incorrect, it really pays to look over your receipt when you get home to make sure you have payed what you expected to.