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?

 

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

How to Save Time and $ During the Holidays

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The holidays always seem to creep up on me and I find myself with a forever long to-do list.  Here are some ideas to help bust through that to-do list!

I price match at Wal-Mart so that I don’t have to go from store to store which will help save valuable time and you are still getting the lowest price.  Thanksgiving and Christmas season provides our lowest prices of the year on many everyday foods and baking items so be sure to stock up! 
For Black Friday shopping I find the ads on the spoiler websites and then visit Wal-Mart ahead of time to see if they have the exact same item so I can just price match it.  This saves me time in that I know exactly where the item is in the store and that I don’t have to wait in a line early in the morning to get into the store.
Do not underestimate the power of ideas on Pinterest.  I have done and received so many wonderful projects for gifts.  If you can find an idea that is personalized those ideas are extremely popular.
Make a list of people you need to buy for…I know this sounds simple but sometimes I find myself on a roll with deals and loose track of who I should really be shopping for.

For years my family has done a gift exchange where everyone buys a gift and we draw numbers to pick a gift from the stack.  Some of the most memorable moments from our family Christmas’s have been during this exchange.  We use $10 as a limit and it is a great way to minimize expense and show some creativity.   

Get creative, use your time wisely and most of all relax and enjoy the holidays!