Woohoo! Just in time for the fierce online Christmas pricing battles, Walmart is rumored to begin price matching online competitor’s prices as early as November 14th! Paul from IHeartTheMart has the entire policy if you want to take a read, but here’s the clif notes version:
Online Items Walmart WILL price match:
- Walmart.com prices will be matched in-store
- Online Retailers prices will be matched (Amazon, Target, Kohl’s, Best Buy, Staples, Toys R’ Us, Sears, Kmart, Lowes, Home Depot, Walgreens, Office Depot, Sports Authority, etc)
- Customer is responsible for showing online price. Item MUST be in-stock on competitor’s website in order to price match
Online Items Walmart will NOT price match:
- Clearance, close-outs
- Membership Club prices (Sam’s Club, Costco, etc)
- Bundled offers
- Instant or Mail -in-Rebates
- Misprinted or inaccurate prices
- Refurbished items
What to expect at the register:
- If the online price is within $20 of the Walmart price, the cashier can enter it in manually. If the difference is above $20, a manager will have to come over and override the price.
- If the online price is over $50 of Walmart’s price, a manager will need to verify and override.
I’m not sure if there are going to be an exclusions (like Cyber Monday deals!), but they should have the policy up on the website in the near future! Woohoo!