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Arizona Walmart Ad Matching List ~ 12/17/14 – 12/23/14 or 12/24/14

Important note I’ve received more feedback liking the old way vs this new way of listing the ad matching deals.   I plan to go back to mixing all the stores, sometime after the new year.  I was going to transition sooner, but with the lingering unknown of whether they will continue to ad match, I am going to wait.  So, this is your warning that it will be changing again . . .  if they continue to ad match and not switch over to Saving Catcher only.  Let’s hope they don’t stop! ~ Juli

Helpful links:

Price matching policy & tips

Online price matching policy

Walmart Savings Catcher program

Some items below need coupons, many don’t.  Click the green plus signs to make your own personalized shopping list!  (When you do, it will be categorized for easier shopping.)

Note:  We put some store brand items (like milk & eggs) on the list.  Their policy says they will not match those, but the vast majority report that their store will match those prices.  Keep in mind that yours may not.

Due to the holiday, some of these deals are good through Christmas Eve and others are good only through 12/23.

Ad Matching Possibilities:

Albertsons

The Albertsons ad this week runs through 12/24, so these deals are good through 12/24.

Blueberries or Blackberries 97¢ (limit 4, Albertsons)

Store Brand Sour Cream (16 oz) $1.00 (Albertsons)

Lipton Onion Soup Mix (2 oz) $1.00 (Albertsons)

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast (any size package) $1.77 / lb (Albertsons)

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Libby’s Vegetables (11-15.25 oz)   50¢  (limit 6)  (Albertsons)
$1/4 Libby’s Vegetable Product 11/16/2014 RP Insert (exp 1/31/15)
Final price:  25¢ each when you buy 4

Challenge Butter (1 pound sticks)   $2.50  (Albertsons)
$1/1 printable
$1/1 printable
$1/1 Coupons.com (use zip 33303 if not in yours)
$0.35/1 printable (click coupon tab on bottom of page)
Final price:  As low as $1.50

 

Bashas’

The Bashas’ ad this week runs through 12/24, so these deals are good through 12/24.

Small Hass Avocados 33¢  (Bashas’)

Campbell’s Gravy (10.25-10.5 oz.) 60¢ (thru 2/15)  B (Bashas’)

Large Green, Sweet Red or Gold Bell Peppers 77¢ B (Bashas’)

Bagged Russet Potatoes (5lb bag) 77¢ (limit 2) B (Bashas’)

Fresh Green Beans 88¢ / lb B (Bashas’)

Yams 88¢ / lb B (Bashas’)

Sweet, Red or White Onions 88¢ / lb B (Bashas’)

Iceberg, Red or Green Lettuce 99¢ B (Bashas’)

Cool Whip (8 oz.) $1.00 (Bashas’)

Farmer John Pork Links (8 oz.) $1.00  (Bashas’)

Honeycrisp Apples $1.99 / lb B (Bashas’)

Coke-Cola Products (12 pack 12 oz cans or 8 pack 12 oz bottles) $2.50 (when you buy 4, limit 4, with additional $25 purchase)  (Bashas’)

Breyers Ice Cream (1.5 qt) $2.88  (Bashas’)

Swanson Broth (14.5 oz)   60¢ (thru 2/15) (Bashas’)
$0.40/5 Swanson Broth Cans 11/09/2014 SS Insert (exp 1/31/15)
Final price:  52¢ each when you buy 5

Fisher Raw Peanuts (16 oz )   $1.99 (thru 2/15) (Bashas’)
$1/1 printable
$1/1 Fisher Recipe Nut Item 11/09/2014 SS Insert (exp 1/4/15)
$1/2 Fisher Recipe Nut Items 12/07/2014 SS Insert (exp 2/2/15)
Final price:  99¢

Skippy Peanut Butter (15-16.3 oz.)   $1.99  (Bashas’)
$0.75/2 Skippy Peanut Butter or Spread Product 11/02/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/29/14)
$0.55/1 printable
$0.55/1 printable
Final price:  As low as $1.44

 

CVS

Bumble Bee Solid White Tuna in Water (5 oz) 99¢ (limit 10, CVS, through 12/20)

 

El Super

The El Super ad this week runs through 12/23, so these deals are good through 12/23.

Cabbage 17¢ / lb (El Super)

White Onions 25¢ / lb (El Super)

Cucumbers 25¢ (El Super)

Yams or Red Potatoes 33¢ / lb (El Super)

Serrano Peppers 33¢ / lb (El Super)

Bananas 33¢ / lb (El Super)

Red Delicous Apples 33¢ / lb (El Super)

Carrots 33¢ / lb (El Super)

Braeburn Apples 50¢ / lb (El Super)

Bosc Pears 50¢ / lb (El Super)

Fresh Green Beans 99¢ / lb (El Super)

Chicken Breast (bone in) $1.17 / lb (El Super)

Russet Potatoes (10 pound bag) $1.50 (El Super)

 

Food City

The Food City ad this week runs through 12/23, so these deals are good through 12/23.

Cilantro or Green Onions 16¢ (limit 12, Sunday – Tuesday, 12/21 – 12/23 ONLY, Food City)

Cucumbers 16¢ (limit 12, Wednesday, 12/17 ONLY, Food City)

Brown Onions 16¢ / lb (limit 12 pounds, , Wednesday, 12/17 ONLY, Food City)

Avocados 20¢ (limit 10, Wednesday, 12/17 ONLY, Food City)

Green Cabbage 20¢ / lb (limit 3 whole cabbages, Wednesday, 12/17 ONLY, Food City)

Navel Oranges 25¢ / lb (Food City)

Green Bell peppers 25¢ (Food City)

Gold Potatoes 33¢ / lb (Food City)

Red Onions 33¢ / lb (Food City)

Pineapples 33¢ / lb (Food City)

Jalapeno Peppers 50¢ / lb (Food City)

Sweet Potatoes or Beauregard or Red Diane Yams 50¢ / lb (Food City)

Chicken Drumsticks or Bone-in Thighs 77¢ / lb (limit 2 packs, Food City)

Pork Sirloin Roast (bone-in) $1.37 / lb (limit 2 packs, Food City)

 

Fry’s

The Fry’s ad this week runs through 12/24, so these deals are good through 12/24.

Whole Pineapple 87¢ (limit 4, Fry’s)

Blackberries 87¢ (limit 4, Fry’s)

Store Brand Dozen Large Eggs 99¢ (limit 2, Fry’s)

Store Brand Cream Cheese (8 oz bar) $1.00 (Fry’s)

Stour Brand Sour Cream, Dip or Cottage Cheese (16 oz) $1.00 (Fry’s)

Store Brand Spiral Sliced Ham (bone in) $1.57 / lb (limit 1, Fry’s)

Lay’s Chips or Cheetos $1.77 (Fry’s)

Coke or Pepsi Soda, 12 packs 4 / $8.88 (must buy 8, w/ min. $25 purchase, limit 1 reward, Fry’s)
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Del Monte Canned Vegetables   50¢  (Fry’s)
$0.40/4 Del Monte Canned Vegetables 11/09/2014 SS Insert (exp 2/2/15)
Final price:  40¢ each when you buy 4

 

Los Altos Ranch Market

The Los Altos ad this week runs through 12/23, so these deals are good through 12/23.

Brown Onions 25¢ / lb (Saturday and Sunday ONLY, Los Altos)

Small Hass Avocados 25¢ (Wednesday ONLY, Los Altos)

Small Navel Oranges 33¢ / lb (Wednesday ONLY, Los Altos)

Corn on the Cob 33¢ each (Wednesday ONLY, Los Altos)

Jalapenos 33¢ / lb (Wednesday ONLY, Los Altos)

Bananas 33¢ / lb (Wednesday ONLY, Los Altos)

Tomatillos 33¢ / lb (Los Altos)

Gala or Fuji Apples 50¢ / lb (Wednesday ONLY, Los Altos)

Gatorade (32 oz) 59¢ (Saturday and Sunday ONLY, Los Altos)

Potatoes (10 pound bag) $1.99 (Saturday and Sunday ONLY, Los Altos)

 

Safeway

The Safeway ad this week runs through 12/24, so these deals are good through 12/24.

Green Onions 50¢  (Safeway)

Red Radishes 50¢  (Safeway)

Powerade (32 oz) 69¢  (Safeway)

Banquet Brwon’N Serve Links or Patties (6.4 oz.) 99¢ (limit 4) (Safeway)

Store Brand Turkey (12-16lb, Frozen) 99¢ / lb  (Safeway)

Fresh Green Beans $1.48 / lb (Safeway)

Russet Potatoes (10 lb bag) $1.48 (Safeway)

Mission Flour or Whole Wheat Tortillas (10 ct) $1.49 (limit 4) (Safeway)

Cape Cod Chips or Late July Chips (5.5-8.5 oz) $1.67 (Friday 12/19 ONLY) (Safeway)

Store Brand Milk (1 Gallon) $1.97 (Safeway)

Gold Medal flour (5lb) $1.99 (Safeway)

Store Brand Frozen Potatoes (20-32 oz.) $1.99 (limit 3) (Safeway)

Libby’s Vegetables (14.5-15.25 oz)   59¢  (Safeway)
$1/4 Libby’s Vegetable Product 11/16/2014 RP Insert (exp 1/31/15)
Final price:  34¢ each when you buy 4

Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa (8 or 10 ct )   $1.49 (limit 2) (Safeway)
$1 off Hot Chocolate wyb (2) packages of Keebler Cookies Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  49¢ plus the cost of 2 packages of Keebler Cookies

7-UP (2 liter)   88¢ (when you buy 4)  (Safeway)
$1/3 Coupons.com (use zip 85225 if not in yours)
Final price:  63¢ each when you buy 4

Carnation Evaporated Milk (12 oz)   99¢ (limit 4) (Safeway)
$0.55/2 Carnation Evaporated Milk 11/02/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/31/14)
$0.55/2 printable
Final price:  72¢ each when you buy 2


Smart & Final

The Smart & Final ad this week runs through 12/24, so these deals are good through 12/24.

7-UP (2 liter)   79¢ (must buy at least 4, limit 8)  (Smart & Final)
$1/3 Coupons.com (use zip 85225 if not in yours)
Final price:  54¢ each when you buy 4 (or print 2 coupons and buy 6, and they are 46¢ each)

Nabisco Wheat Thins or Triscuits, 3.5 – 9.1 oz, Ritz or Chips Ahoy, 8.1 – 13 oz  $1.88 (Smart & Final)
$0.75/2 Nabisco Cookie or Cracker Products 12/14/2014 SS Insert (exp 1/24/15)
$0.75/2 Nabisco Cookie or Cracker Product 11/09/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/31/14)
Final price:  $1.51 each when you buy 2
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Russet Potatoes (10 pound bag) $2.49 (Smart & Final)

 

Sprouts

WED ONLY

Navel Oranges 33¢ / lb (WED. only, Sprouts)
  Probably sells oranges each and may not match

Texas Rio Star Grapefruit 50¢ (Wed. only, Sprouts)

Black Seedless Grapes 98¢ / lb (WED. only, Sprouts)

Bunched Spinach 98¢ (WED. only, Sprouts)

Iceberg, Romaine, Red, or Green Leaf Lettuce 98¢ (WED. only, Sprouts)

Eggplant 98¢ (WED. only, Sprouts)

Hot House Cucumber 98¢ (WED. only, Sprouts)

Honeycrisp Apples $1.48 / lb (WED. only, Sprouts)

Pineapple $1.98 (WED. only, Sprouts)

 

WEEKLY DEALS

The Sprouts ad this week runs through 12/24, so these deals are good through 12/24.

Halos California Mandarins (5 lb box)   $3.98
$0.50/1 Wonderful Halos 11/16/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/16/14)
$0.50/1 Wonderful Halos 12/14/2014 SS Insert (exp 1/14/15)
Final price:  $3.48
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Green Onions or Bunch of Radishes 48¢ (Sprouts)

Cucumbers or Green Bell Peppers 48¢ (Sprouts)

Baby Peeled Carrots (1 pound bag) 88¢ (Sprouts)

Broccoli Crowns 88¢ / lb (Sprouts)

Fuji, Granny Smith or Jonagold Apples 88¢ / lb (Sprouts)

Pineapples 98¢ (Sprouts)

 

Walgreens

Russell Stover Chocolates (0.875 – 1.25 oz) 29¢ (limit 6, Walgreens, through 12/20)

Sharpie Permanent Marker (single, fine point or chisel tip) 39¢ (limit 4, Walgreens, through 12/20)

Arizona Tea or Drink (20 or 23 oz) 2 / $1.00 (limit 4, Walgreens, through 12/20)

Chicken of the Sea Sardines or Tuna 69¢ (limit 3, Walgreens, through 12/20)

Dr. Pepper, 7UP, A&W, Sunkist, Canada Dry, Hawaiian Punch (2 liter) $1.00 (limit 3, Walgreens, through 12/20)

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+  Reg. prices can vary, but are usually close to the listed price
+  Walmart will match competitor’s prices — details HERE.
+  If you don’t live near a store listed above, you can’t ad match those prices.
Walmart’s coupon policy
+ Multiple manufacturers’ coupons are listed, but you can only use one for each product purchased
+ If you want to know what abbreviations mean, go HERE.
+ Coupons listed without a link are from previous coupon inserts in the AZ Republic.
+ Get coupons in the Arizona Republic for $1 per week (3 months, then cancel or pay full) HERE!  (Wed. & Sun. delivery)

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Walmart ~ 12″ Titan Hero Action Figures only $5.88!

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I ran to Walmart to try to find a Frozen doll for the little girl from this family we adopted for Christmas.  Good luck finding Elsa 15 days before Christmas.  But, I did find this awesome deal on Titan Hero action figures.  The 9 year old boy I need to buy for loves anything Spiderman.  I grabbed him one of these, at almost 50% off!

Titan Hero Series 12 (Spiderman, Thor, Iron Man, etc…)   $7.88 (reg. price is $9.97)
$2/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  $5.88

And here’s another great price I spotted…

Hershey’s, Reese’s or Heath Baking Chips   $1.98 (reg. price)
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.50/2 Hershey’s or Reese’s Baking Chips 11/16/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/31/14)
Final price:  As low as $1.48 (I don’t bake with these, I put them on ice cream!)

You can see the full Walmart ad matching list here.

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No Walmart Ad Matching List This Week

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Do to the fact that a couple of us (Bargain Believer gals) are on vacation and the fact that the dates for all the grocery and drugstore ads are different, including very limited ads this week  . . . we’re not going to be doing a Walmart ad matching list.  I’m just not sure how helpful it will be and it will involve added time away from our families/vacations over the holiday week.  Sorry!

We’ll do a regular ad matching list which will be posted next Tuesday night (12/2).

Thanks for your understanding!

Note:  Grocery ads go through this Friday, so the current ad matching list is still active.

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Get a Free AMEX at Walmart to Double Savings Catcher Savings!

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Below is a tip on how to maximize your savings with Walmart’s Savings Catcher program.

We’re hearing rumors that they will be stopping their ad matching program (possibly at the end of this year??).  I hope it’s not true, but I believe it’s coming.  :(   If you haven’t tried this program or know about it, it’s worth reading up on.  You can read the details here.

Reader, Karen, sent this to me . . .  (Thanks, Karen!)

“I was in Walmart on Tuesday, November 11th and they had the
American Express Bluebird Card for free, for a limited time (normally $5.00).
So, I put the min. amount on the card ($1.00).  I will be using it to put my
Savings Catcher amounts on it, which I will get double the cash back.”

Here’s a link with more information.  (Thanks, Kathleen & CindyLou!)

Great tip!  I haven’t verified that all stores carry this, but be on the lookout.

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Walmart Ad Matching Policy & Tips for Making it Simple

If you live in Arizona, we do an ad matching list each week.  I’ll give you some tips on how to use that, below.  It’s super simple!

They also have a new Savings Catcher program.  Read more about that here.  Right now, it’s had varying results.  I would stick with ad matching at the register and then submit your receipts for things you might have missed.  It can’t hurt!

You can read the full details of their official ad matching policy, but here are what I consider the main points:

Walmart WILL match:

  • Prices that are listed in a local ad (not clearly defined what “local” is)
  • Specific items with a specific prices (brand, size, quantity, “value pack” etc.)
    (Will only do B1G1 or % off if starting price is listed in ad)
  • Store coupons in ads, if price is listed
  • Prices without showing them the ad (I suggest having ads, though)
  • Pound for pound, each to each prices on same package size, type, etc.

They will NOT match:

  • Prices on items that don’t have a specific price listed.  (50% off, B1G1, etc)
  • Price after Register Rewards or Extra Care Bucks (Walgreens & CVS)
  • “Weird” sales (ie:  Buy 2, Get $5 gift card, but most seem to match the Buy 10 sales, if you’re buying 10 & similar sales)
  • Per pound to “each” prices & vice versa ($1.99 pineapple will not be matched if ad is $0.33/lb)
  • Store brands (Some stores will, but their official policy says they won’t.  We put them on the list since so many will.)
  • Double coupon promotions

Helpful Hints:

  • Use the ad matching list on BargainBeliever.com each week.  We have most of the best, though we don’t include “Buy 10″ sales and similar.
  • And/or use the lists on BargainBelieverc.com to make one list, select “all lists” and print (if local to AZ)**
  • Look at your local market-type ads you get for your area & add to list
    Especially if you get IGA ads — We don’t have those prices on the list.
  • Wednesday is often the best day to shop due to one day sales.
  • I place my non ad matching items on conveyor belt first (if any), giving me time to get ready to tell the cashier the prices I need to.
  • Tell the cashier the prices before items are scanned
  • Carry your ads, just in case (policy says not necessary, but nice to have for back up)

Meats:  I have a hard time finding meats that are packaged, branded, or labeled exactly the same as an ad, so I rarely do meats.  Experiment with your list until you find out what your store carries and/or will and will not do.

Produce:  I will readily admit that Walmart’s produce is not always the quality I want to purchase.  Don’t buy that item!  Go in with a flexible plan.  My thinking is that I usually want some great fruits and vegetables for my family, but I don’t necessarily care what they are that week.  I’m fine with getting extra of something that looks good and skipping something else.  On the rare occasion that not much looks good, I get what they have and rely on frozen vegetables and canned fruit for a short time, until I can get to a store that has a good produce sale.

General Foods & Household Items:  I don’t match prices on these items as often since I like the doubling value that most grocery stores give for coupons.  If you don’t use coupons — match away!  Great deals can be found!  If you do use coupons, there are some $1+ coupons that work well there and there are times when I’m not willing to drive to an extra store for the added, double savings.  Be on the lookout for travel size items for higher value coupons that don’t exclude travel sizes.  Of course, sometimes there are some great prices that don’t require a coupon.

**Note:  If an item is not advertised in their ad, they do not have to price match it.  We add many items to the Bargain Believer lists that are not in the ads, especially at Fry’s, Safeway, and Target (others sometimes, too).  Usually, if there is a date after the item “(thru date)” it is not an advertised price.  (Target’s list is difficult to use since many are price cuts and store coupons, so I would stay away from that one.)

I suggest printing their official price matching policy and carrying in with your coupons.  You might want to print their coupon policy, while you’re at it.  :)

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

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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 Walmart.com, Target.com, Bestbuy.com, Lowes.com, Staples.com, Sears.com, Amazon.com, Kmart.com, Toysrus.com, Officedepot.com, Academy.com, SportsAuthority.com, Basspro.com, Homedepot.com, Cabelas.com, Autozone.com, Petsmart.com, Petco.com, Dickssportinggoods.com, Walgreens.com, Dollargeneral.com, Bedbathandbeyond.com, Babiesrus.com, Jcpenny.com, Kohls.com, Tigerdirect.com, Newegg.com, Familydollar.com, Michaels.com, Oreillyauto.com, Pepboys.com

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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Facebook Problems? ~ Get Bargain Believer to Show Up in Your Feed!

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I’ve received quite a few emails recently, asking how to get Facebook updates from Bargain Believer to show up in your news feed.

The very best way seems to “like,” comment, and share posts regularly.  The people that do that say they see all the updates.  As a bonus, Facebook shows the posts with the most love, more often.  So, we love all of you that interact with our page!  It helps those who want to get the updates, but choose to remain quiet.

If you are opposed to that, hover over “liked” and make sure “following” is checked.  You have hope, but it doesn’t seem like much.  Most likely, you’ve already done that and nothing has changed.  :(

Lastly, you can check to “get notifications,”  which is an option under the “like” button.  Some love get notifications, some don’t.  Try it for awhile and see what you think.  You can always uncheck it later.

If Facebook won’t show you the love, there are other ways to follow.

Email - One email per day, usually around 3pm — good way to quickly look & see what you missed

RSS

Twitter

You could give one of those a shot or just stalk the website page each day.

Anyone have any other insight about getting your “liked” pages to show up?

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My Review of Walmart’s New Savings Catcher Program

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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.

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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.

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 my money.  :)

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Walmart Savings Catcher Program (like price matching without having to)

savings_catcherUpdate:  Here are the results from the first test we did, with some feedback in the comments below that post.

Walmart has a new program called Savings Catcher.  This could be great if it works like they say.  I love that you don’t need to take a photo of your receipt, just enter the number at the bottom.  Easy peasy.  You will need to create a Walmart account.  I already had one.  Other than that, the whole process took me about 30 seconds.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Submit your receipt to Savings Catcher in any one of two ways:
    • Enter the receipt number (the TC number) into Savings Catcher at Walmart.com/savingscatcher. You’ll find this number located near the bottom of your printed Walmart store receipt.
    • Or, scan the code at the bottom of your printed store receipt, using the scanner in the Savings Catcher section of the Walmart app.
  2. Savings Catcher compares the prices of the eligible items you bought at Walmart to the advertised prices found in the print and online versions of the weekly ads of top retailers in your area. The ads must be valid at the time you made your Walmart purchase.
  3. If Savings Catcher finds an advertised price that is lower than what you paid for the same exact item at Walmart, you’ll get back the difference on a Walmart Rewards eGift Card.

You can submit up to 7 receipts a week and it takes 2-3 days to receive your credit.

Here’s info on what they match:

Does Savings Catcher compare all items on my receipt?
Savings Catcher applies to many items sold at Walmart stores. This includes:

  • Most groceries such as cereal, rice and most fruits and vegetables except for: store brand items, deli, bakery and weighed items like meat.
  • Consumable items such as paper towels, bleach and trash bags.
  • Health and beauty items such as shampoo and makeup.
  • Select general merchandise items.

Savings Catcher does not currently apply to:

  • Store brands, deli, bakery and weighed items like meat.
  • General merchandise items, (including, but not limited to, electronics, media and gaming, toys, sporting goods, housewares, small appliances, home décor, bedding, books and magazines, apparel and shoes, jewelry, furniture, office supplies and seasonal products).
  • Non-branded items.
  • Tobacco, firearms, gasoline, tires, prescription drugs, optical and photo products and services, or products that require a service agreement such as wireless, automotive or financial products.

Here’s the list of FAQ.

I went today and bought Ritz crackers as they are $2.50 at Walmart, but on sale at Safeway for $1.88.  I’ll update this in 2-3 days and let you know if I got my credit.

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.

Now, I’m in a small town in Prescott Valley, so I was surprised that it covered so many stores. Your area may even include more!

(Thanks, Rosie!)

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Homeschool Convention Handout ~ Helpful Notes for Everyone!

bargain_believer_logo   So many ways to save!
Super Simple & Beyond . . .

This is the outline I used when I spoke at the homeschohol convention on Saturday, July 12th.  I’ve added links for things I can take you right to, for full information.  It should be helpful for everyone, not just people who attended the convention … hopefully!

You will be amazed how much you can save on everyday essentials and family fun!

I’ve received emails saying people have been able to quit part-time jobs, can donate extra money & other resources, have money for vacations or other fun, etc.  The savings can be BIG!!

Show up

  • Museums (many free days)
  • National Parks (free weekends)
  • Special days (National “whatever” days, store anniversaries, etc.)
  • Ask! (teacher discount?, coupons?, lowest price?)

Minimal planning

Spend $$ Up Front

  • Memberships
  • Pogo Pass ($39.98, code BARGAIN)
  • Gift card perks (gas, extra value)
  • Bulk foods (Zaycon Foods)

Change

  • Call about monthly bills (cell phone, cable, home phone, insurance, etc)
    Republic Wireless – cell phone option
  • Buy & sell used (Craigslist, garage sales, etc.)
  • Meal plan around sales (especially meat!)

Click (Online, Apps, Mobile)

Shop

Use Sunday Inserts & Printable Coupons

Drugstores

Possibly the most difficult

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