Price Match Your Wedding

The average wedding cost in America is $25,000  but we are not "average"!  In January, my husband and I got married and we were determined to stay under a $5,000 budget with potentially 350 guests attending. We began to research the price difference between making our reception meal versus hiring a caterer. We discovered that if we made the food ourselves, we would save over $1500!! You know what happened next… we began learning the ins and outs of buying and cooking in BULK. We had learned about price matching from my sister and decided to compare price matching items at Walmart to buying in bulk. We were ecstatic to learn that price matching at Walmart was significantly cheaper than purchasing items in bulk! We found ourselves checking the weekly updates on pricematcherz.com to see what items from our wedding meal list were on sale. We bought over 90 of cans of green beans at .25 a piece, 60 cans of cream of chicken soup at .42 each, 80 bags of frozen hash browns for $1.30 a bag, and the list goes on and on. We saved over a thousand dollars by price matching and preparing our own food for our big day and everything tasted amazing! At first we were leery about taking on the huge endeavor of feeding hundreds of our closest family and friends, but we are so happy that we took on the challenge! So, if you have a big event coming up consider preparing the meal yourself and use pricematcherz.com to help you save even more!

Thank you Brendell for sharing your experience with us!

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Possible Changes to Walmart Price Match Policy

Starting in June Walmart is eliminating Price Matching in a small select market, 500 of their 5000 Walmart stores.  They are going to start special long term roll backs on thousands of products.  Walmart is claiming these roll backs will make prices even lower.  

As of right now there is no official statement from Walmart that this is going to happen nationwide or long term.

Honestly, we feel that most of our areas will be unaffected but we would appreciate your help in notifying us if you see signs advertising a policy change at your Walmart.  

If you do see the elimination of the price match policy signs at your store we would recommend you contact Walmart Corporate and let them know your disappointment.  We do feel this is a test to see how customers respond to the policy change.  

Comment below to let us know if you have seen the policy change signs and your thoughts.

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The Art of Meal Planning

Many nights I would find myself looking at the clock thinking it is 5:15 pm, I should start supper.  Then the ever daunting question "What's for dinner?"  I would desperately look through the pantry, fridge and freezer, finding that I should have pulled something out to thaw that morning.  A box of mac and cheese it is!!!  It is only the second time this week :(  I decided there must be a better way!  Meal planning has decreased my stress and we are eating much less mac and cheese.  

How to start meal planning

1. look through your pantry, fridge, and freezer to see what food you have on hand

2. look at your price match list to see what food is on sale

3. make a list of meals for the week

4. look at your calendar to see what you have going on each day

5. assign meals to each day

Different methods of meal planning

1. Write meals on a calendar.  

One meal planned for each day.  I like this method because I don't have to decide daily.  The decision is made and I follow the plan.  I do write the meals in pencil so if a change needs to be made no problem.

2. Write a list of meals to choose from for the week. 

 It is a little more flexible if you don't feel comfortable deciding on Saturday what to eat on Tuesday.   

What are your thoughts on meal planning?

 

Price Matching Challenges: Tips for Dealing with Cashiers

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Our goal with pricematcherz.com is to help you save money price matching at Walmart.  We have received a number of e-mails talking about challenges with cashiers readers have encountered while price matching.  We truly believe that knowledge and killing with kindness are the two best tactics when price matching.  

Read and print off the Wal-mart’s ad match guarantee, the price match policy clearly states:

  • We will match any local competitor's advertised price.
  • We do not require customers to have the ad with them to honor a competitor's ad.
  • Items purchased must be identical to the ad (size, quantity, brand, flavor, color, etc.)

Separate your price match items and let the cashier know you would like to price match.  When the cashier asks you for the price, they may also request the store name (Hyvee, Bakers etc) that you are price matching.  This information is provided on your PriceMATCERZ list.  An important distinction is you are NOT price matching the PriceMATCHERZ list when the cashier asks where the price came from, say the store not PriceMATCHERZ.com.

If you EVER have a cashier refuse or give you troubles when price matching simply ask for the manager.  We have found that managers are very familiar with Wal-mart’s ad match guarantee policy and are more than willing to provide great customer service!

Lastly, if you had a great cashier thank them for their time.  Let them know you appreciate their patience with price matching and seek them out week after week!  

New Changes to Walmart Price Match Policy

Walmart updated the Price Match Policy on 11/10/2015.  The changes look to be in favor of the Price Matchers.  We print out the most current policy in case we run into questions from a cashier when checking out.  Here are a couple of changes that we noticed in the new policy

  • It is the store's responsibility to obtain the local competitor ads
  • The Store manager has the final decision on any Price Match

We hope these changes will help all of you have a better price matching experience.  Happy Savings!  

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Walmart Price Match Policy

 http://corporate.walmart.com/policies
We’re committed to providing low prices every day, on everything. If a local competitor or select online competitor* is offering an identical, in-stock item for less, tell us and we’ll match it.

Walmart will Price Match local competitors and select online retailers* for an identical, in-stock item.

Price Match at a Walmart store:

  • It is the store's responsibility to obtain the local competitor ads
  • Our customers must inform the associate of the price and retailer (local and online)
  • We reserve the right to verify the price and the availability of the identical item (i.e. size, model, quantity, brand, color)
  • The item must be currently in-stock at the online retailer’s website* at the time the Price Match is requested
  • We reserve the right to limit quantities to one-per-customer, per item, per day**
  • We will match Walmart.com prices for in-store purchases
  • The Store manager has the final decision on any Price Match
  • Online Prices will not be matched in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico for in store purchases

Walmart.com Price Match:

  • Walmart.com will match the price of select online retailers
  • The above conditions for matching prices at a Walmart store also apply to Walmart.com transactions
  • Walmart.com will not Price Match from Thanksgiving Day through the Monday after Thanksgiving
  • Refer to Walmart.com online price match policy for the full policy and/or additional details
  • The Customer Care Agent processing the Price Match request for a Walmart.com purchase has the final decision for matching an online price

We do not honor:

  • Misprinted ad prices of other retailers or closeout/"going out of business" sales
  • Private brand Price Matches
  • Advertisements that require a purchase to receive a gift card
  • Percentage Off or Buy One Get One Free advertisements without a specific price
  • Prices from Walmart Marketplace Retailers or the Marketplace Retailers of competitors, third-party sellers, Auctions or sites requiring membership
  • Bundle offers, Instant Rebates, Mail-in Offers, Offers that include financing

*Online retailers are limited to: Academy.com, Amazon.com, Autozone.com, Babiesrus.com, Basspro.com, Bedbathandbeyond.com, Bestbuy.com, Cabelas.com, Dickssportinggoods.com, Dollargeneral.com, Familydollar.com, Homedepot.com, Jcpenney.com, Kmart.com, Kohls.com, Lowes.com, Michaels.com, Newegg.com, Officedepot.com, Oreillyauto.com, Pepboys.com, Petco.com, Petsmart.com, Sears.com, SportsAuthority.com, Staples.com, Target.com, Tigerdirect.com, Toysrus.com, Walgreens.com, Walmart.com
**Quantities are limited in New Mexico only for the purchase of resale

Walmart reserves the right to modify the terms of this Policy at any time. 

This policy applies to all associates and agents of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., or one of its subsidiary companies, as well as the properties owned or operated by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., or one of its subsidiary companies (excluding Sam's Club locations) in the United States ("Walmart").

Last Updated: November 10, 2015