Walmart Online Price Matching Policy ~ Select Areas, Including Phoenix!


Walmart stores are ad matching online prices now, not just during the holidays!  The test markets are:  Phoenix, Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Northwest Arkansas.  I’m not sure what is defined as “Phoenix.”  You’ll need to ask your local Walmart if it’s not in Phoenix, I guess.

The details are here.  The list of retailers is pretty impressive!  This is great, since you can save shipping and go to the store and get your item right away.  I’m going to copy the details below and highlight the ones that I think are the most important.

Our Online Price Match Policy

We’re committed to providing low prices every day. On everything. So if you find a current lower online price on an identical in-stock product, tell us and we’ll match it. Right at the register.

Here are the details:

  • The customer must provide the online price and retailer
  • The item must be currently in-stock at the online retailer’s website
  • We reserve the right to verify the price of the identical, in-stock item at the online retailer’s website (i.e., size, model, quantity, brand, color)
  • The Store Manager has the final decision for matching an online price (My note:  Hope this doesn’t come into play often!!)
  • Where applicable, Walmart reserves the right to limit quantities and to exclude dealers

** Online retailers include, but are not limited to,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

We do not match:

  • Membership clubs and Auction sites (e.g. eBay)
  • An online price that cannot be determined independent of other items, fees, or charges
  • Percent off or dollar off if the price cannot be determined independent of other items, fees, or charges
  • Bundle offers, Instant Rebates, Mail-in Offers, Offers that include financing
  • Clearance, Close out, Liquidation, Special Hour/Flash/Limited Quantity offers
  • Damaged, Used, or Refurbished items
  • Misprinted or inaccurate prices
  • Online price match is not available in Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico
  • We will not offer rain-checks for items that are not currently in-stock in our store
  • Walmart One Hour Guarantee Items

(Thanks, Kelly!)


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7 Responses to “Walmart Online Price Matching Policy ~ Select Areas, Including Phoenix!”

  • HaroldS says:

    Interesting. How do you display the item? Need a modern phone? Or can we print the item?

    • HaroldS says:

      By display I mean show them the item’s seller and price.

      • Juli says:

        They don’t specify and some of their wording indicates that they can verify it. I assume that means they will look up what they need to. I know they had to go online once, to find a price of a watermelon for me. I was wanting to match American Discount Foods and my phone wasn’t pulling it up, when I was in line. It was kind of a pain, but may have been less of a pain, if I started at customer service. I definitely suggest that you start there and hope they’ll help you out. If you ever need it — hope it goes smoothly! ~ Juli

  • Carol says:

    Many of the stores that will price match online stores usually specifically say that the online price must include the shipping cost for that item only (i.e. Amazon offers free shipping on an order over $25, but your item is only $10, so they’ll add shipping to compare).

    I am not seeing that language in Walmart’s policy, so that may actually make this a good deal. It’s yet to be seen how each store (and sometimes even each clerk) interprets this, but I may be trying this out on the ink I need, lol….Amazon has it about $7 cheaper (and it’s over $25 so free shipping)…..but now maybe I can put off getting it another few weeks until I actually do need it, lol.

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