Lets talk price matching guys!
Just the thought of trying to price match scares the willies out of some of us. Being turned down and embarrassed somehow outweighs the savings we “might” or might not get.
BUT what if I told you that you could be saving hundreds ((not pennies)) just by price matching??? Would it become worth it then?
Well, did you know that per Walmarts price matching policies you, as the customer, are not required to even have the ad in your hands? Of course always go in expecting them to verify ANY price match that you are trying to get.
Separate your items (I do my non price matches first and my price matches last) and let your cashier know before they ring the items up that you will be price matching “this” group of items. Some cashiers will ask “do you have the ad?” if you do not simply tell them no but you can look it up on your phone for them if they’d like or you’d be happy to wait while they verify it. I personally have screen shots of ALL the ads or website items that are saved in my album so they are easily accessible. Some will not accept a screen shot but a lot will and it helps both parties when you are organized and ready.
Of course you always run into those employees that have no clue what their price matching policies are. This is when you want to follow the chain of command. Cashier, CSM (customer service manager), store manager, general manager and then corporate. Remember you can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar!
I will leave you with what I believe to be the best advice in regards to price matching and couponing…….
Start out small…..this will give you the opportunity to get to know your story, the cashiers, and the managers. By doing this you will build a trust with your cashier and csm’s that should help ensure smooth sailing when you start purchasing large hauls.
PS~ Most Targets, Lowes, HomeDepo’s, Babies-R-Us and Toys-R-Us will price match as well!