Walmart Savings Catcher – Buy, Upload, Get a Refund if There’s a Lower Price

Walmart Savings Catcher

This is in limited markets at this time, but WOW! There’s a new program in beta called Walmart Savings Catcher. You can see more on it here.

The long story short on this one is that you can buy with confidence. Buy your items, upload your receipt to your Walmart Savings Cather account and if Walmart knows of a better advertised price at select area competitors, they will refund you the difference on a Walmart eGift Card via email. This applies to in store purchases only, in select beta markets only at this time.

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Walmart Savings Catcher

Some highlights from the FAQ’s:

We compare advertised prices from the top retailers in specific geographic areas. Your competitive area is determined by a third-party based on a number of factors, including the number of stores and number of people nearby. Remember, not all items you purchase are advertised by a competitor each week.Competitive retailers for your area currently include:

  • Atlanta, GA– Aldi, Food Depot, CVS, Food Lion, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, Ingles, Kroger, Publix, Rite-Aid, Kmart, Target, Walgreens, IGA, Wayfield Foods and Piggly Wiggly.
  • Charlotte, NC– Aldi, Bi-Lo, CVS, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Ingles, Kmart, Lowes (Food), Target, Rite-Aid, Publix and Walgreens.
  • Dallas, TX– Albertsons, Aldi, Brookshires, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, HEB, Kroger, Target and Tom Thumb.
  • Huntsville, AL Market– Aldi, CVS, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, Save-A-Lot, Foodland, Kroger, Piggly Wiggly, Publix, Rite Aid, Target, Walgreens.
  • Lexington, KY– Aldi, CVS, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, Save-A-Lot, Kroger, Meijer, Rite Aid, Target and Walgreens.
  • San Diego– Albertsons, CVS, Dollar Tree, Ralph’s, Rite Aid, Vons, Smart & Final, Target, Fresh & Easy, Walgreens, Stater Bros and Save-A-Lot.

What types of promotions does Savings Catcher not include?Savings Catcher does not compare the following types of offers:

  • Items that require a separate purchase to get the advertised price (example: “Buy oatmeal to get cereal for $1.”)
  • Items with no actual price that require a purchase to get a free product. (example: “Buy both oatmeal & cereal to get milk for free.”)
  • Items that require a purchase to get a gift card (example: “Buy a 12 pack of paper towels to get a $5 gift card.”)
  • Buy one get one free (BOGO) where there is no actual item price listed (example: Peter Pan Peanut Butter, buy one, get one free. Save up to $2.50”)
  • Going out of business or closeout prices
  • Percentage off (example: “All mascara, 40% off”)

What happens if I use coupons?

  • No problem, you can still use Savings Catcher. If you use a coupon, Savings Catcher will compare the original Walmart price of the item, before the coupon was applied, to other stores’ advertised prices for the same item. For example: You bought cookies at Walmart. The shelf price was $3 and you used a coupon for $0.25, so you paid $2.75. If Savings Catcher finds that a competitor advertised those same cookies for $2, Savings Catcher will still credit you $1, even though you paid only $2.75 at Walmart.

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 cookies. Excluding: store brand items, deli, bakery and weighed items like produce and meat;
  • Consumable Items such as paper towels, bleach and trash bags;
  • Health and beauty items such as shampoo and makeup.

Savings Catcher does not currently compare:

  • 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.

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Comments

  1. Barbara says:

    I wonder when it will come to Houston, TX?

  2. islandgirl33 says:

    I live in the Charlotte market area, and over the weekend, the cashier handed me information about the service. I have entered 3 receipts with only a few items and have earned a credit of .98 cents for 2 receipts processed. Not bad considering that’s another .98 cents for me. I’m excited because I don’t have to go to several stores to get best deals. My 3rd receipt is currently processing, and so far I made another .12 cents, so I will have at least a $1. It looks like I can cash out at anytime and no minimum about gained is needed. I think this is great!

  3. I got your flyer at the store today. I followed the instructions, “Keep receipt. Go to site. Enter receipt number and date.” This page is so cluttered I can’t find where to follow step number 3. Help!

  4. DeeDeeWalMart says:

    I’m not keen on this at ALL….currently, in Florida, we just go to the register and tell the cashier about the lower price or BOGO sale at the competitor’s store…they always have the circulars there, but I CIRCLE the items in mine and BRING them……. THEY HAVE OFTEN TRIED TO BAMBOOZLE ME, and if wasn’t giving them the match IN PERSON, they would never have done it! For instance, “”split chicken breasts, BOGO” even with a PICTURE next to it, was understood by DOPEY CASHIER to be a “butterflied” chicken bread — like a slit lengthwise in the cutlet! I said are you KIDDING ME??? You don’t know that it means a whole chicken breast with the bone in/under it that is axed in half, giving you chicken breast with the bone-in — LOOK AT THE PICTURE, OR CALL THE STORE OR YOUR BOSS! She finally realized I was right, but had I not spoken up, they would have cheated me and I would have had to pay for it all! What’s next, when they say “bananas, 45 cents a pound, Guatelmala” ….and Walmart says THEIR bananas come from EQUADOR so their bananas aren’t the same as the OTHER STORE’S BANANAS?? I’m not falling for this! there’s NO WAY I’m going to shop at Walmart if I leave it to THEM to calculate the fairness of what they’re advertising they will DO! MANY TIMES these lame-brains gave me a ridiculous excuse as to why the DESCRIPTION of the item in the other circular was not the “same” as the Walmart item! TOTALLY RIDICULOUS!!!!! I NEVER tuck tailed, and they ALWAYS realized that they’re not getting away with that with ME. We have a HUGE BOGO war going on in Florida, and I take advantage of all that PLUS slap the coupons on TOP of those sales, most days getting 40 to 100 dollars off my full wagons. I am NOT going to put in that much effort and clever planning (and purchase I ONLY made because of the MATCH!) into the hands of WALMART DODO BIRDS who are carelessly miscoding or mismatching items from the circulars of other establishments. I’m NOT waiting until I get home to see all their MISTAKES …and MY big mistake for thinking Walmart employees inputting all this data into the computers are going to be 100% ACCURATE. I know I AM, because I have my system down to a science, cover sheet for the shopping list and ALL. And I’m NOT going to buy as much in that store as I did if they will NOT ACCEPT MY CIRCULAR SHOWN TO THE FACE OF THE CASHIER. I’ll just wind up going back to Costco like I did for years and leave this headache to those who don’t realize that Walmart is just looking to not have the patrons bring in the ACTUAL ADVERTISEMENTS to make SURE they get the discount they DESERVE.

    • Hi I work at a walmart I am a department manager and I’m sorry that your walmart is not working well with you on the price matching policy but this program is supposed to take away the headache if you don’t believe it will work then circle the ad items you want to buy do your shopping and after your reciept is done processing in the saving catcher compare the result to your ads if the site missed items we love feedback especially on new programs such as this people that are great shoppers such as yourself could make this program truly amazing if we get enough feedback. I have used this program and saved money on thing I don’t normally look for in the ads I wish u the best of luck

      • I had over $5 on my Walmart Savings Catcher and then it said that I have nothing. I contacted the
        ‘powers that be” through the Saving Catcher site and they didn’t even have the courtesy to respond to my complaint. Bad PR!

  5. I’ve submitted three receipts do far. I love the idea but not happy with the results. You have the ability to view which items were matched. Only the first 5 items on all 3 receipts were matched. I’ve read the rules carefully & feel that is unfair. There are over 20 food items and none were matched. I’ve submitted feedback on the savings catcher site & I am awaiting a response.

    • Ihave had big problems with them too they even put the phone down on me when I am trying to find out why they dont match the prices on the add on tv they say save time and get all at walmart and we will match the prices so far they have not they are owing me more than $10.00 which dont seems to be able to get adjusted have tried over the computer and also phoned them, I am thinking about calling the Dallas tv station Sauel Gaza to try to help me with the problem. I feel they started a new program on false intention just want to get our business and not keep their promise of matching so you have to end up bringing everything back!!!!!

  6. Aria H. says:

    Hi. I read about the national rollout today, and this site came up in a search. These comments are interesting. I was wondering, for those in the test areas that have savings catcher, do they make you use the savings catcher exclusively if you want to price match, or do you still have the option of doing paper ad circular matching in the store?

  7. Aria H. says:

    Oh, sorry, I found FAQs on the savings catcher site that said you can still do in-store ad matching.

  8. Nancy C says:

    I just started using this savings idea. I entered two receipts one day and went to check one today, they say give 72 hours, and it has been that. My receipt is not on my list and when I tried to reenter it, got an error message saying thet do not recognize that TC number. How interesting since that particular receipt was for a purchase of $111.00. Why am I not surprised that is the one they claim is not a good receipt. I guess the old saying, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. I will try to do whatever it takes to get them to realize the mistake is theirs not mine.

  9. I used this for 2 weeks this past spring while we were in Dallas/Ft. Worth. I was very impressed with the concept and think it will do well. I used coupons, price matched and still saved money after they did their price catcher . Wish it would come to our area soon. The only time I can use it now is when we are visiting Dallas.

  10. ida brophy says:

    I lost my ecard receipt from all the savings I got, can you resend it to bromister1@gmail.com. thank you

    • Paul Ivanovsky says:

      ida, I don’t work for Walmart. This is just a site that helps you save money there. You will have to go to Walmart.com. Thanks!

  11. I had almost $30.00 on my savings catcher account and now I cannot access the sign in on the site. Anybody know what’s up with that?

  12. I think that ad matching and using coupons is the best solution.

  13. This is what they want you to use, not price matching at the register.
    Sure it may be easy to just type/scan your receipts but did you notice how
    many things were excluded?
    Its in Walmarts best interest to use “savings catcher”

    :(

    • Paul Ivanovsky says:

      Julie, you are still allowed to Price Match in the store. This can be used as something that helps people for stuff they missed or people who just are frugal shoppers but would like to save a little money.

  14. I have uploaded 6 or more receipts and had accrued nearly 13 bucks with one receipt pending, then went to a new walmart that opened and after that all previous receipts were wiped clean from my account leaving me with $2.57. so from, like $12.40 to down to $2.57 just like that! ………when they should have been added together. Leaving me with only july 23rd on up to current date (aug 16) for receipts tallied. all previous completely wiped clean as if they never existed……..I am confused

  15. happy to report that the confusion I experienced was of my own doing – I had somehow forgot my username (email address) was another email address I signed up with thereby creating another savings catcher account. so, I have two accounts, both of which are accruing. however, I am not sure how I created a second account so readily. either way, is all figured out. there was no loss, no hacking, just my own negligence – this is a great deal. and no more confusion.

  16. I checked on the Savings Catcher’s app, which stores in my area walmart actually lists in their price comparing, no Aldi, Kroger, Save a lot, only Dollar General!!! What is up with that??? Have entered 5 receipts with no money back. Well, of course not since Dollar General carries very few groceries! Going back to shopping at Aldi.

  17. jeff knight says:

    try 3 times wrong numbers they say

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