How Does Walmart’s Savings Catcher Work? New Ways to Save Money, Just In Time for Back To School!

by Melanie Edwards on July 30, 2014 · 12 comments

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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?

Walmart's Savings Catcher

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!)

Walmart's Savings Catcher

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's Savings Catcher

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 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!

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1 Bridget July 31, 2014 at 3:45 pm

I would rather use a price match list service like and price match at the store and then submit my receipt to see if they find any other deals so I am still shopping from the sales and not just hoping that my groceries are on sale. I would much rather save money from the beginning and know that I will get the savings.


2 darla boyd September 21, 2014 at 4:47 pm

How do I get the card ????


3 darla boyd September 21, 2014 at 4:51 pm

I have entered many recipets that said I have saving but the girl at walmart says I need I card please send me one


4 Melanie Edwards September 22, 2014 at 11:31 am

Hi Darla. You can redeem your Savings Catcher savings for an e-card via either the Walmart mobile app or on Here is the FAQ for more information:


5 Carrie October 12, 2014 at 2:43 pm

I love savings catcher. I redeemed my savings catcher money onto my Bluebird card and Walmart doubles my savings until February 2015. I love this. Thank you Walmart.


6 Melanie Edwards October 13, 2014 at 12:03 pm

That’s great to hear, Carrie!


7 linda yelton November 9, 2014 at 4:21 pm

I’m disappointed. I had $8 and transferred it and when I looked it up it was gone. I never saw a savings catcher card.


8 Melanie Edwards November 17, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Linda, you should receive an electronic gift card via email. If you’re still having issues, try contacting Walmart support. Good luck!


9 Ginger Collins November 20, 2014 at 1:47 pm

I have tried several times to redeem my money and have never received an email for an electronic gift card. It shows on my Walmart total reward dollars app that I redeemed $19.70 but never received an email. What is the next step?


10 Melanie Edwards November 22, 2014 at 11:23 pm

Ginger, reach out to customer support at 866-224-1663 for help.


11 jen November 23, 2014 at 3:46 pm

How do I get my egift card


12 Melanie Edwards November 24, 2014 at 7:55 pm

Jen, you should be able to redeem right on the Walmart app or Check the Savings Catcher FAQ page for more info:


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