Saving Money at Walmart

September 28, 2011

Cash register receipt with incorrect marshmallow price.We all know that Walmart honors other store's sales ads for the same item, but did you know that Walmart also will honor other store's coupons that say they are only valid in that other store?


I had several questions about Walmart's policies, so I went to the service desk and asked. I was told that at the register, just show the other store's coupon printed in their ad and it would be deducted. However, when I actually took the coupon for $2 off of 2 boxes of Ritz crackers, they asked for the coupon to keep and scanned it. As you can see in the photo, it came up as $2 off at the end of the register tape.

At the original store, their Ritz sold for about $3.38 a box so $1 off would have been $2.28. By taking their store coupon to Walmart where the same size Ritz was $2.68 a box, the coupon made the price actually $1.68 per box. I thought others might like to know this as well, since Walmart doesn't actually mention this in their advertising.

One additional tip. Do you see on my receipt where I was charged $2.98 a bag for CF Roasters (Campfire Roasters Giant Marshmallows)? They have been on large displays for $1.00 a bag in that particular Walmart for several months, but every single time the price at the register is $2.98! Every time, I mention it, and they say something like, "Oh yes, they do have them at that price, and don't know why it's not in the computer correctly." They will then remove the charge and manually enter the correct charge for each bag.


Imagine how many people don't watch the prices as they ring up, and how many other items Walmart hasn't "put into the computer correctly" and it'll make you start taking notes of the prices you see on the shelf to compare at the register.

Don't get me wrong, I love Walmart, but somewhere along the line, I guess they had to make up for the great "match other store's sales ads", lol. So now it's a game to see how often I can really save at Walmart! :^)

By Mary LaCaze from Mountain Pine, AR

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July 24, 2006

If You Are Overcharged at WalMart. For Wal-Mart shoppers, here is a tip if you were not aware of it. When you go shopping make sure you look at the price tag, compare the name, ounces, anything else that is pertinent to the item.


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March 5, 2008

If you live closer to a Walmart than to your local fabric store that is having a great sale on patterns, simply take the ad up to the register with you and Walmart will honor other stores ads for Simplicity or McCalls brand patterns.


January 7, 2010

Wondering if many know that Walmart will match competitor's sale prices. All you need to do is bring in the ad flier from the competitor and they will match the price at the register.


Just a note, they do not honor "buy 1, get 1 free" sales and the item to be price matched.


October 8, 2007

I'd like to remind everyone that WalMart pharmacies are offering $4.00 generic drugs. You can find the list on the WalMart website - Just look at the pharmacy section.


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April 18, 2007

Walmart online has freebies as a part of the site.


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April 24, 2018

WalMart now has its annual display of grilling items. Grills galore and more. They also have some great deals on accessory items. You'll find a pretty large selection of items for 88 cents.


Grill brushes, tongs, wiener molds, skewers, etc. The tongs were good size and quite hefty for that price.

Bargain kitchen shears and a silicone basting brush from WalMart

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August 19, 2008

If your local Walmart store announces a "Back to School Fashion Show". Check into getting your children into the Fashion Show catwalk lineup. A friend's children recently participated in one. Walmart gave each child the clothing and props they used as a gift for walking their 'catwalk' in the show.



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April 22, 2008

Walmart (at least here in Texas) will match most competitor's ads: including grocery stores, drugstores, and other variety stores.


January 7, 2010

Don't run around to the various stores to buy sale items. Walmart does not advertise this.

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