My Review of Walmart’s New Savings Catcher Program


We talked to you about Walmart’s new Savings Catcher program here.  I decided to test it out last week.  I went to Walmart on Wednesday and bought something very simple, a box of Ritz crackers.  They can’t mess that up, right?  Here’s my receipt clearly showing the Ritz crackers for $2.50 at the very top.  It even says at the bottom of the receipt to try their new Saving Catcher program.


Notice the date on the receipt is August 6th.  Here’s a copy of the Safeway ad starting August 6th.  Safeway is less than 1/4 mile from Walmart here in Prescott Valley.  It clearly shows on the front page that Ritz are $1.88.

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It took 72 hours to get this email.  They didn’t find any differences.  Um, really?  walmart

I issued a complaint where I had to state the lower price and where.  Now, it’s just the point.  I want my 62¢.  If I have to do all the work for them, I’d rather just stick to price matching using our super easy price matching list that we make every week.

So, that’s my experience with this new program.  Do with that info what you wish.  I’m going to price match everything that I’m possibly aware of.  Then, I’ll use this program as a back up.

We’ve heard from several people on Facebook who have said it works and have gotten back $2, $7 and even $11.  So, it CAN work.  A lot of people are loving it.

Update:  I heard from someone who works for Walmart on this program.  He gave me the following information:

For clarification on the comparison - Savings Catcher would match the Safeway club
card price (and the advertised loyalty card prices for other stores, too). 

The competitive set for Savings Catcher is pretty comprehensive. For the specific
store you shopped at, it currently includes: Safeway, CVS, Walgreens, Frys, Kmart,
Albertsons, Target, Family Dollar, Kohls, Petsmart, Dollar Tree, Staples, Best Buy,
Petco, Lowe's, Radio Shack, and Bed Bath & Beyond.

Update on locations/items they’ll “catch” . . .
“Beginning February 14, 2015, we are removing some departments consisting mostly of items that do not have a like for like match at other retailers, such as produce and bakery items. Additionally, we are limiting our comparisons to offers of other mass market retailers, grocery and dollar stores, removing comparisons with drug stores.

Now, I’m in a small town in Prescott Valley, so I was surprised that it covered so many stores.

They also resolved my issue and I got me my money.  :)


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119 Responses to “My Review of Walmart’s New Savings Catcher Program”

  • Sharon says:

    I do not think they catch everything either but the staff is always pleasant in price matching from a flyer.

  • Kathy Larson says:

    I had $40.15 as of 9-22-15, now l have 0. I haven’t cashed it in. I would like to know what happened. Is this a bunch of crap?

  • Jacqueline Gates says:

    When this program started I entered at least 20 sales receipts that was never honored, I was told they were not in the system. I know for a fact they were there because I could view them alol in my email. I THINK THIS PROGRAM IS A BUNCH OF CRAP TO GET PEOPLE TO SHOP AT WALMART. I was told I would receive the rewards about $33.00 now you know I must have been a serious shopper. I no longer enter receipt because SAVINGS CATCHER IS NOT REAL.

  • Ann Norman says:

    Never received my 11.98 from 10-7-2015 I think this is a scam!!

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