I recently got Target to price match from Amazon. I went to Wal-Mart first, but when they refused to match their online price I went to Target. Just showed them the Amazon price on my phone and they adjusted it, no problem.
Not sure where to post this but here is the deal. I got a coupon from Purina for a free bag of cat food 4.5 lb up to $18.99. The small bags were only $8 (3 lb) and the next size up were $12 (7 lb).
I was at Fred Meyers. I got both bags and ask the checker to see if the larger bag would go through with the coupon because the coupon value was so high. He absolutely refused. I finally gave up and took the small bag. The store gets paid why not try? If it did not go through he could have easily taken it off. Was I wrong? Am I a coupon abuser?
I've noticed that people often have questions about price/coupon matching, or have trouble executing price matches. I'm hoping to provide all the resources you need for successful price matches. Some of these policies are hard to find so I hope this list is helpful to noobs and veterans alike.
My first rule of price matching is to bring a printout of the store's PM policy with you. Before you, go have the relevant sections highlighted, this includes anything having to do with rebates, coupons, etc. This puts them on notice that you are serious and have done your homework. Nothing beats the feeling of having a manager contradict the PM policy, then pulling the PM policy out of your pocket and pointing to a section (already highlighted) that negates what he said. When that happens, you'll get your PM 100% of the time, and the manager will feel like a tool. Hopefully there will be lots of other customers nearby when this happens
These are the price matching policies of the most popular SD retailers, in alphabetical order. If you can think of any that I missed please add them to the wiki.
Home Depot - See post #22 - diff policy for Online & B&M
Toys R Us - Does not PM according to rtalber1 in post #9. Or maybe they do? See post #32.
Can anyone find:
Frys - See Wiki
FYE LNT sayonara
One thing to note is that some of the retailers above do not PM other stores but it's still helpful to know what their PM policy is. For instance, Amazon will give you a price adjustment within 30 days if they lower their price. I've been told at least twice that they cannot adjust the price once the product has been shipped. Then I respond with the blurb about price adjustments, along with a direct link to that section, and viola, I've got my price adjustment and an apology. (Amazon no longer offers price protection.)
Walmart has the best deals. However, people don't know how to dress when going to Walmart. lol
I love all of the advice and tidbits of information everyone has shared. This is one of those little gems that can only be found in a community of people such as yourselves. I have been doing coupons for a number of years now, but have only recently stumbled upon the idea of using price matching to save money, as well. I don't know how it has gotten by me for so long, but I am onto the idea now. I will be printing some of the posts I have found here to make my life significantly easier. Some of you should create books or little reports out of everything you have here.
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