In the recent months, Walmart has introduced another money saving feature to try and intice you into shopping at their store. I have just tried it twice within the past week and I will say I am pleased with it and will continue to use this any time I do shop at Walmart. This is called their "Savings Catcher". You can either download the app to your iPhone smart phone (sorry Blackberry users like me, once again it is not supported for us and for once the Android based phones are also outed), or you can manually go in on a computer and add the information. It only takes about a minute and they will have your savings back to you in 2-3 days! Follow this link to download the app to your smart phone Savings Catcher App.
It is actually a pretty cool concept. They will compare the items on your receipts with the ads in the area and if the items you purchased are on sale for a lower price, they will give you the amount back on an e-gift card for you to use on future purchases. My first receipt I purchased Treseme Heat Serum for $4.98 and they found it cheaper ($4.00) at Kmart so I got back $0.98! Now, the information they sent back to me said they compared it at 5 different stores but it doesn't show which 5. I know I also bought Challenge Cream cheese there for $2.27, knowing I had an ibotta coupon for $0.75. I bought the same cream cheese at Fry's grocery store the next day, also with a coupon and their price was $1.00, so it obviously did not compare the prices with Fry's. I understand everything will have it's flaws and obviously will not catch EVERYTHING, but hey, if you even get back some of the extra money you are paying, it's a start, right? I will say, I will continue to price match as best as I can through the local ads I recieve, but I will also submit all of my future receipts for review as well. You never know what you will miss too! Hope this help save you some money sometime too.
Just in case you have NEVER used the Walmart price guarantee or maybe don't know exactly what to do, here are the rules, right from Walmart's home page. Don't hesitate to argue with them on some of the policies. I do it all of the time if they are not honoring the information they are advertizing, which actually happens about 9 out of the 10 times I try it--just a little frustrating! You may even want to keep a copy of this right in your purse so if they tell you they don't do it, you can pull it out and prove that they are supposed too!