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Spending Less & Living Better

Walmart has recently made some changes to help us spend EVEN LESS and live EVEN BETTER! As one of the Walmart Moms, I am excited to share some recent changes and get your thoughts on them.  Walmart has always done their best to give us an everyday low price through things like rollbacks and ad matching, but they amped up their promises!  Here’s what you can expect:

First, they have always had ad match.  You know, you bring in an ad from a competitor’s store that says something is cheaper and viola!  Walmart gives you the same price.  This elimates the need to visit more than one store to get all your groceries and other household items (which is fabulous since gas prices are skyrocketing!).  But, the NEW part is – you no longer need the ad!  That is right – you just tell your cashier and they will will match the lower price.  I’ve use ad match on several occasions and it has definitely helped me save a bundle.

Changes across the nation will take time, especially in a large chain like Walmart, but they have promised to do cashier training on ad match, so hopefully it won’t be long before your store is right on the bandwagon!

Other good news is the coupon policy is clearer and you can expect the following:

  • They will accept all manufacturer print at home internet coupons
  • They will accept competitor coupons that have a specified price (a dollar amount, not a percentage or buy one get  without the price specified) on the specified item
  • They will accept Catalinas (the coupons you get at the checkout at lots of grocery stores that are printed on receipt paper) printed at competitor’s registers for dollar/cents off on a specified item
  • If a coupon value exceeds the price of the item, the excess may be given to the customer as cash or applied toward the rest of the purchase

What do you think?  I’d love to hear your thoughts about Walmart’s changes.  Also, if you have questions, I’ll do my best to help you get them answered!

I am a participant in the Walmart Moms program. Walmart has provided me with compensation for my time and efforts on this post. Participation in this program is voluntary. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

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  1. One of the main reasons I was excited about couponing was that my Bf and I could support local grocery stores and not rely soley on big box corporations. Although we do shop at Wal-Mart from time to time, we’ve cut back there. I am not happy with their ethics of treating employees. There have been numerous lawsuits and investigations brought against them.

  2. “But, the NEW part is – you no longer need the ad! That is right – you just tell your cashier and they will will match the lower price.”

    So let me get this right. I can go into Walmart just tell the cashier that KMart has the same item for $1 less and they will sell it to me at the lower price without holding the cashier line up for 20 minutes while they check it out?

    • Denise

      Just to clarify. The above question was not rhetorical. Could you get some confirmation for us?


      • That’s what they are saying.
        Of course, as I stated in the post, it may take some time for all stores to “get the memo” and be efficient. But give it time and all stores are supposed to be receiving training.
        Wholesome Mommy

  3. jayne nahler says:

    Do they honor buy one get one offers

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