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Over the years, Walmart has slowly eroded its 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.
There are a lot more price matching options if you’re shopping on Walmart.com, though. Today we’ll get into all the details.
Does Walmart price match?
Walmart will only price match in select circumstances. In stores, it will not price match:
- Other Walmart or Neighborhood Market stores.
- Walmart Marketplace sellers on Walmart.com
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 price match select other retailers. More on that in a minute.
How do you get Walmart to price match?
If you see something in store that’s cheaper online, 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 — 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 2022.
Does Walmart price match Amazon?
Walmart will only price match Amazon if you’re shopping on Walmart.com. They won’t honor Amazon prices in store.
Does Walmart price match Target?
Walmart.com will price match Target.com, but physical Walmart locations will not match Target prices.
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?
Walmart won’t price match any competitors in person. But if you’re shopping on Walmart.com, they’ll price match the following retailers’ websites only:
- Bass Pro Shops
- Bed Bath & Beyond
- Best Buy
- Dick’s Sporting Goods
- Dollar General
- Family Dollar
- Home Depot
- Office Depot
- O’Reilly Auto
- Pep Boys
TIP: There’s a caveat. Just like Walmart won’t price match third-party sellers on their own site, they won’t match third-party sellers on competitors’ sites. Make sure your order is both fulfilled and shipped by the competitor directly.
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.com price matching policy include:
- Competitor discounts that are applied at checkout
- Percentage-off offers. (Example: “15% off.”)
- Dollar-off offers. (Example: “$20 off.”)
- Special prices offered to members only.
- Bundle offers.
- Rebates, coupons, and mail-in offers.
- Financing offers.
- Prices that require a minimum quantity purchase.
- Competitors’ clearance, close out, or liquidation items.
- Special hour/flash/limited quantity or other special event offers.
- Used or refurbished items.
- Lower prices that are a result of pickup discounts.
Walmart.com may also consider the competitors’ shipping costs and fees before deciding if they truly have a lower price.
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.