So I’ve been keeping a little secret from you all for a few months now — and it’s seriously been killing me not to be able to share this exciting news! I know some of you have heard the rumors about a new money-saving app from Walmart, but my non-disclosure agreement prevented me from addressing them up until now.
Well, I’m thrilled to tell you that Savings Catcher is available in stores nationwide starting Monday, August 4th, and it’s going to revolutionize the way you grocery shop!!! Walmart has always been about everyday low pricing, but this program takes it a step further by comparing Walmart’s everyday low price to the advertised sales prices of competitor stores in your area.
Simply submit your receipt through the Savings Catcher app or online, and you’ll automatically received the difference back in the form of a Walmart Rewards eGift Card! No more driving from store to store for the best prices… No more haggling with the cashiers to price match competitor stores… And yes, you can absolutely still use your coupons with the program to save even more.
Here’s how it works:
- Enter your receipt number via the Savings Catcher app or the online portal.
- Savings Catcher scans the circulars from competitors in your area to find any sale prices for eligible items on your receipt.
- If Savings Catcher finds a lower advertised price, you’ll receive the difference back in the form of a Walmart Rewards eGift Card!
- Coupons can be used in conjunction with the program in accordance with the Walmart Coupon Policy. Simply submit them to the cashier at checkout as usual.
- You must shop while the sale price is in effect at your competitor stores.
- Up to 7 receipts may be submitted per Savings Catcher account per week.
- Receipts must be entered within 7 days of purchase.
- For tax purposes, there is a cap of $600 per account per year (January 1st-December 31st). However, there’s good news for large families; everyone in your household is entitled to their own Savings Catcher account.
So what items are eligible for savings with the Savings Catcher program? If it’s an item that has previously been covered under the price matching policy, savings should register with Savings Catcher. More specifically:
- Most groceries such as cereal, rice, and most fruits and veggies; excluding store brand items, deli, bakery and weighed items like meat.
- Consumable items such as paper towels, bleach and trash bags.
- Health and beauty items such as shampoo and makeup.
- Select general merchandise items.
There is the possibility that more items will be added as time goes on, so stay tuned for updates on that front!
Walmart has put together a pretty thorough Savings Catcher FAQ on their website, so I’d encourage you to read through that for complete details. But the savings start now, so shop at Walmart and save those receipts to enter them into Savings Catcher for your savings!
So what do you think? Are you excited about this new way to save at Walmart?
Keep Walmart proactive to Costco/Aldi competitors.
Is this available in Canada?
Sorry I missed your comment previously. Right now Savings Catcher is only available in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
This is great….Can not wait to try it out.
I already have over $3 in my account and I’ve only used it once.
Tried and loving it :)
Ive used it 3 times. 0 on first 2 trips, but 3.38 on my 3rd trip — woo hoo!
I’m up to $14.15 so far — saving it up to use toward my holiday shopping!
So,we can only scan Wal-Mart receipts, is that correct?
Yes, it’s a Walmart store app, so it’s only valid for Walmart receipts. I suppose there’s the possibility that they might expand it to Sam’s Club at some point, but I’m not aware of any discussions right now.
The frustrating part is that they stick you in a tiny “area” and won’ t match elsewhere even if the elsewhere IS where you shop EVERY WEEK! This is a jip!
Karen, the system definitely isn’t perfect yet. But you can easily voice your concerns about which stores they have listed as competitors for your area. Click on the Contact Us link, and from there select Other>Which retailers’ advertised prices do you compare to? Click on the Need more help link and you can provide this feedback.
for how many days will they be comparing my receipt? do they keep on comparing the receipt when I had already got the credit back?
Marlen, it compares your purchase price to the weekly ads that are in effect at the time of purchase.
Love this, but do read the fine print as it does not apply to all sales such as BOGO. Have saved over $15 so far.
I am currently trying out the savings catcher. I’m not really impressed or thrilled by it so far. Many of my items on my receipts aren’t “matched”. On one receipt, it was 14 items not matched. I still go from 2-3 different stores for best sales prices.
If you know of a lower price and want to be sure to get ask for a price match. Example Dreyers ice cream is $4.48 at walmart I have bought Dreyers ice cream for $3 at both safeway and savemart I ask for a price match and they give it to me. Next is a pound of Tillamonk cheddar cheese walmart price is $5.88 but I have paid $3.99 on sale at savemart I ask for price match and they match it.
Any idea if they will expand this to Canada at all?
When will this be available in Canada?
I have tried to use my bar codes from online orders and it’s not workung are they not eligible?