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Over the years, Walmart has slowly eroded their price matching policy. First they removed it from 500 stores, replacing it with the Savings Catcher App. Then they expanded the number of stores that had to rely on the Savings Catcher App. Ultimately they got rid of the Savings Catcher App altogether, claiming they had the lowest prices in so many cases that there was no further need for an in-store price matching policy.
Today we’ll get into all the details of the Walmart price matching policy, which is pretty much a shell of its former self.
Does Walmart price match?
Walmart will only price match their own Walmart.com prices under certain circumstances. In stores, they will not price match:
- Other Walmart or Neighborhood Market stores.
- Walmart Marketplace sellers on Walmart.com.
- Items purchased from Walmart.com that later go down in price.
- Special event pricing (Rollback, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, etc.).
So what will they price match? Their own website. If you find an item cheaper on Walmart.com, you can claim a price match in your local Walmart store.
If you’re shopping online, Walmart.com will no longer price match other retailers. More on that in a minute.
TIP: If you live in Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico, you won’t be able to request a price match of items sold on Walmart.com.
How do you get Walmart to price match?
If you see something in store that’s cheaper online on Walmart.com, ask the cashier at the register or an employee at the customer service desk for a price match. They may or may not need to run the transaction by a supervisor.
The item has to be in stock at the Walmart store and on Walmart.com — so no rain checks. The item must also be identical, including color, quantity, and model number.
You can only claim one price match per day, which is a restriction you don’t see with most other retailers.
Does Walmart price match their online prices?
Yes, Walmart will match prices from Walmart.com in store — as long as they’re not from third-party Marketplace sellers.
In fact, this is one of the only circumstances where Walmart price matches in 2023.
Does Walmart price match Amazon?
No, Walmart will not price match Amazon, even if you’re shopping on Walmart.com. They also won’t honor Amazon prices in store.
Does Walmart price match Target?
Walmart.com will not price match Target.com, and physical Walmart locations will not match Target prices either.
The other way around works, though. Target will price match Walmart. In fact, you might be better off buying the item at Target, especially if you’re a RedCard holder. The Target price match policy allows you to claim the price match plus 5% off as a Redcard perk.
What other stores does Walmart price match?
As of June 2023, Walmart won’t price match any competitors, period.
Does Walmart price match other Walmart stores?
No, your local Walmart will not price match another Walmart location.
Does Walmart price match Walmart Marketplace?
No. You have to be careful when browsing Walmart.com. Some items may be sold by third parties or “Marketplace” sellers. Walmart won’t match these prices. They’ll only match prices for items sold and shipped by Walmart directly.
What are the exclusions to the Walmart price match policy?
You won’t be able to price match at all if you live in Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico.
Other exclusions to the Walmart price matching policy include:
- Percentage-off offers. (Example: “15% off”)
- Dollar-off offers. (Example: “$20 off”)
- Bundle offers.
- Rebates, coupons, and mail-in offers.
- Financing offers.
- Prices that require a minimum quantity purchase.
- Special hour/flash/limited quantity or other special event offers.
- Used or refurbished items.
- Lower prices that are a result of pickup discounts.
Does Walmart price match during Black Friday?
No. Neither Walmart stores nor Walmart.com will price match during the holiday pricing bonanza. That means even Cyber Week and Pre-Black Friday sales are ineligible for price matching.
Does Walmart have a price adjustment policy?
Yes, Walmart does have a price adjustment policy.
The length of Walmart’s price adjustment policy depends on how you paid:
- You have five days if you paid by PayPal, Healthy Benefits, or SNAP/EBT.
- You have seven days if you paid via debit card.
- You have 10 days if you paid with a credit card.
If you made your purchase in store, you can claim a price drop from either the physical store or Walmart.com. If you purchased via Walmart.com, you can only claim price drops from Walmart.com – you can’t claim in-store pricing.