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Price Matching & Coupon Matching Policy Roundup

uscpsycho 17,310 November 19, 2007 at 03:26 AM in Brick & Mortar (B&M) (20)
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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 Grin

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.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/cus...=1-1#match
http://bedbathandbeyond.custhelp...._topview=1
http://www.bestbuy.com/site//olsp...d=cat12098
bodybuilding.com - you have to call to get a price match but they will match competitor prices
http://www.buy.com/corp/support/g...rantee.asp
http://www.circuitcity.com/rpsm/c...okLearn.do sayonara CC
http://www.compusa.com/help/terms.asp?#pricing (thank you luv2save! - repped)
http://www.deepdiscount.com/helpp...ailability
http://www.endless.com/help/200104720/ (thanks wookiewoo - repped)
http://www.jr.com/information/pop...hnote.html
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?ac...olicy.html
http://www.officedepot.com/render...merService
http://www.officemax.com/omax/cus...ct=Pricing
http://onlineshoes.custhelp.com/c...p_faqid=21
https://help.overstock.com/cgi-bi...OOT_QH_L2& (thanks wookiewoo - repped)
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/nb_101...?adCell=AF
http://www.shoes.com/shop.asp?Sho..._guarantee
http://www.staples.com/sbd/conten...match.html
Target.com - http://www.target.com/b/ref=br_bx...e=10824271
Target B&M - http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?threadid=1441205
http://www.zappos.com/price_protection.zhtml RIP
http://www.tigerdirect.com/sector....asp#price

Wal Mart - According to fine print on TV commercial "Our stores will match the price of any local competitor's printed ad for an identical product. Not applicable to Walmart.com. Restrictions apply. See store for details." (see also: http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?sduid=151514&p=14677159#post14677159)


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

Others?

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.)

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thank you,this was very helpful Smilie
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Thank you soooo much, it is very helpful
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have fun
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This sug are very helpful, so thanks for this..
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Thanks for this
It is very helpful..
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It is very useful!!!
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some of them just provide PM with local stores. But still a helpful way to share these information.
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Quote from golfguy View Post :
keep in mind the "spirit" of the policy... meaning the store has the price matching policy so the consumer can feel safe and secure (in regards to price/value issues) so the shopper can shop with confidence at their store

once in a while a manager may need to be reminded... LOL
Hhehehehehehheeh
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seems like a good dealSmilie
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Will amazon match competitor coupons? Bed Bath & Beyond has 20% off items pretty much always available.
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I find that walmart will give you the difference of an item that is being sold at a different store, but I didnt no that I could get that price on the spot. I will definitely try next time.
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Quote from onedayatatime View Post :
Toys R Us does price match just not during the holidays. My Toys R Us had a sign outside today that said during the holiday season they can't price match but they will start price matching again January 3rd.

Yes, they do price match, didn't know about the holiday thing. But I am 100% sure they price match, but only to major retailers. They had some xbox one games for $49.99 and $59.99, but at sears/Kmart.com, they were both $19.99 each. They first did not honor it because those stores were not on their computer, but it says clearly on their website, so the manager told the cashier to put it under "other"
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#238
This week it went on sale, $31.00 less. Is he entitled to the Lowe's Price Protection plan?
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very useful,thanks
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