UPDATE (08/17/14): Wal-Mart’s Savings Catcher is now available nationwide!
I loath grocery shopping. Seriously, can grocery prices get any higher?! Sorry, I probably just jinxed all of us. My husband usually goes, but every time I pop in to pick up something I have sticker shock. Am I the only one that has this problem??? I have been casually couponing to get better prices (post here about how NOT to extreme coupon) but I’m always up for a way to save more.
Enter Walmart’s Savings Catcher. I kept getting emails about Walmart’s new savings program called Savings Catcher, and finally decided to check it out.
Evidently, the program is still in beta form is only being tested in 7 markets– Lexington, Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Huntsville, Minneapolis, and San Diego– so if you haven’t heard about it, nows the time to get ahead of the game. (see update above!)
Savings Catcher is really simple. After shopping in-store at Walmart, you just enter your receipt on the Savings Catcher website and let Walmart find the savings for you! Walmart will search prices from other retailers in the area and give you any savings they find! If Walmart finds a cheaper price, then you are given the difference between that price and what you paid. The difference is issued as a credit that can be redeemed on a Walmart Rewards eGift card.
|The top half of the page shows your savings and lets you enter new receipts.
The bottom half of the page shows your actual receipts, so you can see how much you’ve saved per receipt.
Items that are eligible for Savings Catcher include most groceries (with some exceptions, like store brands), consumable items (paper good, household cleaners, etc.), and health and beauty items. The stores that Savings Catcher will match differ depending on your geographic market. For example, in Lexington, Walmart compares prices to Aldi, CVS, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, Save-A-Lot, Kroger, Meijer, Rite Aid, Target and Walgreen. If you have other questions, check out the Savings Catcher FAQ page.
|Be sure to save your receipts until they process. This can take a few days and you may have
entered some info wrong (see my INVALID warnings above)!
How simple is that?! There’s no time wasted clipping coupons, or searching salespapers to get the lowest price. It takes just a few minutes, if that, to enter your receipt on the website! The website will also tell you what your Walmart savings were, which is how much you saved on certain items by shopping at Walmart! So far, I have $2.69 in Savings Catcher Credit, and have saved $1.39 by shopping at Walmart.
|You can actually see what the prices are at the other stores!|
I really like the simplicity of this, and am very glad that I stopped ignoring Walmart’s emails and finally gave it a try! I always wanted to sit down with sales papers and find the best deals, but I just don’t have spare time. Oh, and one more important thing– even if you use a coupon, Walmart will give you the price difference regardless of the coupon! So you will get the best price plus your coupon!
Did any of you already know about this program? Have any of you used it? I’d love to hear if you have!