Ok, so today I want to introduce you to a new love of mine – Walmart Price Matching.  Walmart has done price matching for a while now, but I have just now recently started to really take advantage of it.  I have a local store on the other side of town that always has really great produce and meat deals, but I am never able to get there to buy them.  There are also typically great deals at the dollar stores, drug stores, and other stores that I don’t get to snag either.

Who really wants to run around town to 10 different stores anyway?

My current grocery shopping strategy is this:

  • I shop once a week at one of my big grocery stores using my stockpiling method and only stocking up on things that are at their rock bottom price that week.  I choose between Publix and Winn Dixie and alternate depending on the deals that week.
  • I will stop in Walmart to price match items at other stores that are too great of a deal to pass up.
  • I also choose a drugstore every other week in order to roll rewards or ExtraBucks and add to my stockpile.  This is typically no or low expense depending on what I have to roll and what the deals are at that time.
  • I will also shop at Costco or Sam’s Club each month to stock up on items that I have to have and are MUCH cheaper to purchase at those stores like Flour, Brown Sugar, Muscle Milk, Oats, Brown Rice, etc.  The week that I go to one of these stores I don’t shop anywhere else.
  • My goal is to spend no more than $100 per week for groceries on my family of 8.  That number goes over some and is also under sometimes so it usually all evens out.

More about Walmart Price Matching

I have done price matching at Walmart a couple of times so far this month and it has been a great experience.  I do realize that many folk’s Walmart experiences vary, and some may have a harder time than others.  However, my trips have been great.

Here are some things that I think have made the trips go smoothly.

  • Go through the ads or use my Walmart Price Match list, and have your list ready before you go to the store.
  • Check brand names and sizes on the items closely so there’s no doubt you have the correct product to match.
  • Place the price match items last on your cart so you can easily talk the cashier through the list all at once.
  • Bring your ads if possible.  I know that they say that this isn’t necessary, and I’ve never had to pull them out.  However, it can only help if you happen to get a cashier that’s unaware of the policy or wants to protest any of your matches.

My Walmart Price Match Shopping Trip Breakdown

Roast $8.48 – This was an awesome price match.  I love that they will price match on meat.  This roast was originally $14.  Price matched with Food Giant.

Potatoes, 5 lb bag $1.50/each.  Price Matched with Food Giant.

Carrots $1.00/each.   Price Matched with Food Giant. Roksa.ch

Stayfree Pads FREE.  Price Matched with Dollar General where they were $2 and I used the coupons for Stayfree $2/1 08/26/2012 SS Insert (exp 10/15/2012).

Pringles MultiGrain Chips $0.75.  No price match, but they were on sale for $1.50 and I used the coupon for Pringles MultiGrain $0.75/1 09/09/2012 RP Insert (exp 10/31/2012)

Luck’s Beans $0.50/each.  Price Matched at Food Giant.

It went so smoothly, and without a hitch so I will definitely be doing this again.

Be sure to check out the Mid-week Walmart Price Match List as well as the Walmart Price Match List Weekend Edition so you can make your list.

While your making lists you may as well also check out the Latest Walmart Coupon Deals too.