Walmart has two (2) policies that you should carry with you to their stores. We always recommend having the stores’ coupon policies with you – no matter what store you shop in. There is the coupon policy and the ad match guarantee. There are also pretty printable versions: Ad Match Guarantee and Coupon Policy
First we will talk about their “Ad Match Guarantee”… Walmart commercials show the friendly cashier “just match it” on TV. Walmart’s policy is simple… if someone else has a lower price – they will match it. Please remember that it needs to be a LOCAL competitor, not from some store 30 minutes away… or a state away. And they don’t match close-out stores either (think Dollar Tree or Big Lots here).
* Will match local competitor prices
* Easier if you take the ad with you
* Matches right at the register
* Typically will not match BOGOs
** Will match BOGO if it has an EXACT price
** Publix and Winn Dixie ads are not exact price (they are “up to” prices)
Next is coupons. Walmart’s coupon policy is very clear cut. There should be little (if any) confusion.
** Will allow overage
** Will not accept competitor coupons for $ off or % off amounts – only price matching
** ONE coupon per item
* Will accept internet printed coupons
** Must have value on it
** No “free without purchase”
** Must scan
* Manufacturer coupons
** From newspaper
** From manufacturer (mail, blinkie)
** Can be “free without purchase”
The easiest way to think of coupons at Walmart is that they will price match other stores (but not take other stores coupons), and that they will allow one manufacturer coupon per item.
Please remember that when there is question about either policy… it always pays to be nice. You can choose to not purchase the item in question if they are not going to honor what you thought to be the deal.