You might know that I’m a fan of Walmart’s ad match program – particularly here in Florida where I’m lucky to be able to take advantage of Walmart’s BOGO ad match as well! But, a new way to save money at Walmart is coming real soon and through my participation in the Walmart Moms program, I got a sneak peek at their new Savings Catcher feature and I’m excited to share the news with you so you can see how easy it’ll be to save when you shop at Walmart! I tested out Savings Catcher a few times during it’s beta testing, but starting this coming Monday, August 4, 2014, you’ll be able to start using it yourself, as Savings Catcher will be available nationwide! Read on to learn how to use Savings Catcher – won’t this be great when shopping for back to school supplies in a few weeks?
How to Use Savings Catcher at Walmart to Save Money
The process of using Savings Catcher at Walmart is really simple. After making your normal purchase in store, you then visit the Savings Catcher website, enter your receipt number (located on the bottom of your receipt), and wait for an email from Walmart notifying you on whether or not lower prices were found from competitors in your area. Make sure you enter your receipt within 7 days of your purchase, otherwise your receipt won’t be valid! (You’ll soon be able to scan the receipt bar code into Savings Catcher using the Walmart mobile app and won’t even have to logon to the website, making this even easier!)
When I tested out Savings Catcher, after I entered my receipt number, I received a confirmation email stating that my receipt was received and would be processed. After Walmart searched local competitors for lower prices, it took about a day and a half for me to get my results in a second email. However, it can take up to 72 hours to get your results and find out if you received any savings. My savings on that particular receipt were just under a dollar, but the great thing is that I have the option of cashing out my savings even at that low amount if I choose to, or I can let my savings accumulate and cash out when they reach a higher amount! Savings are redeemed via a Walmart Rewards eGift Card, which is sent via email for you to use on purchases in store or online at Walmart.com.
Are you excited yet to use Savings Catcher at Walmart? Watch the video below for an overview of how the program works, then make sure you sign up for a free Walmart.com account so that you’ll be all set to start using it this Monday August 4th! And if you have more questions, read over the Savings Catcher FAQs to learn even more.
How Does Walmart’s Savings Catcher Work?
How much money will you save using Walmart Savings Catcher? I can’t wait to hear how you like Savings Catcher – be sure to share in the comments below!
*********************** Update 4/9/15 ***********************
If you encounter issues using Walmart Savings Catcher, please try contacting Walmart using the “Give Feedback” option in the main menu on the Walmart mobile app or by calling 866-224-1663.
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