August 13, 2016

Walmart adding 300 more stores that will not longer price-match!

I used to do a "price match guide" for my local area to price-match to Walmart.  The domain was due renewal and I bailed.  I knew Walmart the 500 stores that they stopped price-matching at was a test to see if it was financially a good move.  And so, they are expanding it to 800 stores now.  I guess I can't blame them as much bogus price-matching that I see going on in Facebook groups.  But if you think their "Savings Catcher" app is going to match everything ... you are mistaken.

If you are not familiar with Savings Catcher, it's app that you download on your phone and then scan in the receipt and the app finds the best prices in your local stores.

The app is great if you buy select items that aren't excluded.  In other words, so much is excluded that it really doesn't do much for your wallet.  It was a good app to begin with, but they added more exclusions after it's release.  Like:

Drug store prices are not included
Many of our local groceries are not included
Meat is not included 
Product is not included 
Shoes are not included
Seasonal items not included
Outdoor furniture not included
Toys not inlcuded
Office supplies not included
and so much more ... 



That leaves very little to qualify.  You can see full details here: https://savingscatcher.walmart.com/terms.

Anyway, I don't know about you, but I don't think Walmart is a bargain.  I used to price-match mostly my produce ... but now I just shop at other local stores like the small town market and sometimes Aldi.  Aldi's is small, but they have interesting items and they also carry a lot of organic produce.

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