Online prices are sometimes WAY better than prices in-store. And you can take full advantage.
First, be sure to download the KCL app so you can compare deals across different retailers. You’ll even find online sales and in-store coupons to help you figure out if a store offers a better price on their website.
Then, do your shopping and price matching. You can get your item faster and avoid paying for shipping by price matching these stores’ websites:
1. Does Best Buy price match its own online prices?
Yes, Best Buy price matches BestBuy.com.
TIP: Here’s the details on the full Best Buy price match policy. They’re relatively accommodating with their price-matching policy – as long as you’re price matching a store that’s within 25 miles (or Amazon.)
2. Can you price match Target’s online prices?
Target price matches Target.com at the time you make a purchase — or within 14 days after your purchase if you use their price adjustment policy. Around the holidays, the window for getting a price adjustment widens. If you purchase something between Oct. 6 – Dec. 24, 2022, and later see the price drop, you can request a price match all the way up until Christmas Eve.
There are some exclusions though, like the fact that you can’t use Circle offers or coupons or any other promotion with your price-match.
The name of the game here is figuring out if you can get the item cheaper with coupons and Circle offers or by asking for the online price.
Related: Learn more about the full Target price match policy.
3. Does Walmart price match Walmart.com?
Yes, Walmart will match its own online prices – as long as they’re coming directly from Walmart and not a third-party Marketplace seller listed on Walmart.com.
In fact, under the new Walmart price matching policy, some of the only prices you can match in-store are prices from Walmart.com.
4. Does Lowe’s price match its own online prices?
Yes, Lowe’s price matches Lowes.com. But there is a caveat.
As you’re shopping Lowes.com, make sure you have the correct store address selected. Lowe’s will only price match if you have the right location set, as even online prices can vary from location to location.
5. Does Kohl’s price match Kohls.com?
While Kohl’s won’t honor promotional deals (like online promo codes that give you a discount,) they will match regular prices if you show the website price on your phone or print it out.
TIP: You can’t use coupons with Kohl’s price matching policy, but you can use Kohl’s cash.
6. Does Nordstrom price match Nordstrom.com?
Yes, Nordstrom price matches its own website.
Show an employee the product and price you want matched, and they’ll give it to you. Also, Nordstrom will match a percentage-off promotions, but they won’t accept a coupon for a dollar-off amount (like $20 off $100 purchase.)
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7. Does Macy’s price match Macy’s.com?
Macy’s stores will match online prices in-store. You can show them the online deal using your smartphone, or they will look it up for you.
Note that Macy’s will give you percentage-off promos offered online. You just have to say the promo code word like “VOTE” to get an additional 10% off if that’s the promo you’re price-matching.
But Macy’s will NOT accept a coupon — like $20 off a $100 purchase — that’s offered online.
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8. Does Petsmart price match Petsmart.com?
PetSmart will match Petsmart.com prices on all items except clearance or closeouts. Just show proof to an associate.
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9. Does Dick’s price match its own online prices?
Yes. Dick’s price matching policy is one of the best around. Not only will they match their own online prices in-store, but they’ll also price match online and in-store prices from their sister stores: Golf Galaxy and Field & Stream.
10. Does Staples price match Staples.com?
They sure do.
Ask a cashier to look up the website price. If it’s lower than the store price, they’ll give you the lowest price. You also have 14 days to request a price adjustment if the online price drops during those two weeks.
TIP: Staples.com will not price match Staples in-store prices. It only works one way.
11. Does Bed Bath & Beyond price match their online prices?
Yes, they will. But you’ll want to run the math before you go this route.
Bed Bath & Beyond says their objective is to give you the best price, so you can either use price matching or a 20%-off coupon. You can do one or the other, but not both. Typically, they will give you whichever is the best discount for you.
TIP: Learn the golden rules to save money at Bed Bath & Beyond.
12. Does Office Depot price match OfficeDepot.com?
Yes, Office Depot matches its own online prices. A little proof is all you need to get a matching price from site to store. Show evidence of a lower price online, even if it’s a sale or promotional item, and if the product is carried in-store, you can snag it for a discount.
Want a bonus that you don’t find with many other retailers? You can also use coupons with your price-match.
TIP: OfficeDepot.com will also match in-store prices. Just open a chat with customer service to get the process started.
13. Does ACE Hardware price match its online prices?
In general, ACE is known for price-matching their website.
But each ACE Hardware is independently owned and operated, so there’s not a solid corporate policy on price matching. Ask your local store manager to find out if they will honor the online prices in-store.
14. Does BJ’s price match BJs.com?
Officially, BJ’s doesn’t allow for in-store price matching of BJs.com. According to a BJ’s representative, this is because online prices are sometimes cheaper to factor in the costs of shipping, which you don’t have to pay if you’re shopping in-store.
But it might depend on which BJ’s Club you’re visiting. In the past, KCL readers have successfully price matched the website, but they don’t get the price match as a discount. Instead, they’ve gotten a gift card for the price difference.
15. Does Big Lots price match BigLots.com?
Yes, Big Lots will match the online price when you offer proof — just pull it up on your smartphone. Note that Big Lots won’t price match “online exclusives” in-store.
TIP: Learn how to save money at Big Lots with KCL’s top 12 tips.
16. Does Sears price match their online prices?
Yes. Talk to a sales associate at Sears and show proof of the Sears.com price to claim it.
Only items listed as Sold by Sears are eligible. There are exclusions like “Online Only” events, items marked with an “Online Price,” or “Online Only Special Offers” on the Sears website.
Sears won’t price match any “Marketplace” items or any items sold by Sears Outlet or searsoutlet.com.
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17. Does Walgreens price match Walgreens.com?
Yes, Walgreens will match its online prices when you’re shopping in-store.
There are some exclusions, though, that might not make the price matching policy usable. Walgreens won’t price match under any of these conditions:
- Online sales.
- Promotional offers.
- Typos in the list price.
- Contact lenses.
- Photo products and services.
- Pharmacy products and services.
- Health services.
You can price match on one transaction per day.
How many price matches can you claim on a single transaction? Walgreens leaves that to each store manager’s discretion.
18. Does Ulta price match its online prices?
Yes! Thanks to a recent policy change, most Ulta stores will now match prices from Ulta.com.
19. These stores won’t match their own online prices.
We get asked about price matching policies a lot here at KCL. These are the common stores people want to know about, but unfortunately they don’t match their own online prices: