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Last Edited by uscpsycho October 2, 2009 at 02:21 PM
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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#181
thumb up. very helpful lists.
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#182
There is a manager at CVS that I love, and after having an interesting discussion, we decided that since he gets reimbursed for the full amount of the coupon, that he would let me use the full amount of the coupon, as long as he didnt have to give me cash back. Usually I will just thow some gum or something up to make the difference up. With CVS it is VERY MUCH a YMMV.
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#183
I'm going to be lazy and not read all of that. Would love if someone could answer this questions though. If a website says "We will price match." Are they required to match a price you find on another site or do is it up to them whether or not they want to do it?
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Quote from bradthalamuel View Post :
I'm going to be lazy and not read all of that. Would love if someone could answer this questions though. If a website says "We will price match." Are they required to match a price you find on another site or do is it up to them whether or not they want to do it?
They should. But there are probably requirements like the item is in stock, the other site is an authorized seller, the shipping charges are accounted for, etc. There are A LOT of illegitimate websites with bogus prices, you can't expect a legitimate website to match the price of an illegitimate one.
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#185
(Fry's Electronics List of Approved Online Match Game Competitors And Policies)

Fry's Price Match policy, which includes "An authorized Internet competitor ready to ship". Problem is, I couldn't find that list anywhere. So I was at Fry's the other day and they gave me this after I asked nicely.
Didn't see it anywhere on google. Here is the list of Online Internet Competitors they will honor in stores if you find it cheaper there:

Amazon.com
B&HPhoto.com
BestBuy.com
Brandsmart.com
Buy.com
CDW.com
CentralComputers.com
Circuitcity.com
CompUSA.com
Costco.com
CVS.com
Directron.com
HHGregg.com
J&R Music/Comp
K-Mart.com
Lowes.com
Macmall.com
Macys.com
Microcenter.com
Newegg.com
OfficeDepot.com
OfficeMax.com
Pepboys.com
Radioshack.com
RitzCamera.com
SamsClub.com
Sears.com
Staples.com
SuperBiiz.com
Target.com
Tigerdirect.com
ToysRUs.com
UltimateElectronics.com
Walgreens.com
Walmart.com
ZipZoomFly.com
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#186
great...thanks for sharing this
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#187
question, does any retail pricematches mail-in rebates?
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#188
Howdy y'all,

I took the liberty of adding Home Depot and Lowe's price matching policy, both ofwhich (unfortunately) are for local retailers.

Home Depot
NOBODY BEATS OUR PRICES
If any competitor tries, we'll beat their price by 10%. Guaranteed.*
*If you find a current lower price on an identical, in-stock item from any local retailer, we will match the price and beat it by 10%. Excludes special orders, bid pricing, volume discounts, open-box merchandise, labor and installation, sales tax, rebate and free offers, typographical errors and online purchases.

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/w..._Guarantee
__________________________________________________ _______________________________

Lowe's
Everyday Low Prices, Guaranteed
We guarantee our everyday competitive prices. If you find a lower everyday price on an identical item at a local retail competitor, just bring us the competitor's current ad and we'll beat their price by 10%. If a competitor is offering a percent off discount, we'll reduce our current price by the same percentage discount that the competitor is offering. Our price guarantee does not apply to installation labor, to the competitor's closeout, special order, discontinued, clearance, liquidation, or to damaged items. Limited to reasonable quantities. Visit store for complete details.

Price Protection
As a benefit to buying online and selecting Store Pickup or Lowe's Home Delivery, you will receive the lower of the online store price or the price at the local Lowe's store you are shopping at time of purchase. For lumber and building products, local pricing is provided while shopping on Lowes.com.
http://www.lowes.com/cd_Everyday+...787241445_
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#189
sorry I'm still new to the price match thing, so i'd appreciate it if someone could clarify

do you place the order with the 25 off 75 coupon, and then call in to change the price? or do you call to place the order, and give them the coupon number over the phone?
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#190
Thanks for sharing.
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Quote from jasonhsieh View Post :
sorry I'm still new to the price match thing, so i'd appreciate it if someone could clarify

do you place the order with the 25 off 75 coupon, and then call in to change the price? or do you call to place the order, and give them the coupon number over the phone?
You had better do it with a live chat.
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#192
very good thanks
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Has anyone had any issues with Newegg's Iron Egg Price Guarantee? I sent in a match request for a camera on Sunday, heard nothing back, then sent a follow-up on Tuesday. I finally got a response on Thursday saying they couldn't match BB because the item wasn't available at that price anymore. (Obviously!) Newegg is usually pretty good about this sort of thing.
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#195
thanks very helpful.
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