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Saving at Walmart via Ad-Matching!

Review by Veronica

I am a new Walmart shopper.  Slowly, Walmart has grown on me - and it seems each time, more and more.

This last Saturday, I decided to give their Ad-Matching campaign a try.  I am not as good at couponing as I would like, so I thought maybe by Ad-Matching I could still save some money.

I found a UT site called Lots to Save which helped me tremendously.

Using the Walmart Price Match List on the site and the links to the individual store-ads, I started my work.

I created a shopping list out of items needed that were listed on this week's WalMart Price Match List.

I then included the sale price and listed the name of the store where it is on sale that week.  For instance:
Avocados: 25 cents each - Rancho Market
Cantaloupe: 88 cents each - Sunflower Market
Red Bell Peppers:  3 for $1 - Sunflower Market

Here is part of this week's circular for Sunflower Market (thru 8.8.12)
As much as I love this store, I didn't have to drive all the way to Orem for these deals.

I included the sale price right on my list to compare the price matching cost with their own cost.  I wouldn't want them to override the  cheaper price :) Out of the things on my price matching list, I only found one item that was cheaper at Walmart than on my list.

Walmart also has some guidelines on what they will price match.
I would suggest reviewing the guidelines prior to going to the market.  I think it's a great deal for saving money on fresh produce and meats.

Even though it is not required to have the actual ads with you,  I had them accessible on my tablet just in case and for my own peace of mind since it was my first time. :)

When it was time to check out, I had my non-price matching items go through first and told the cashier I would be price matching the second portion. I used the list I created to help the cashier override the cost of their prices with my sale prices.

When it was all said and done, I left the store with a savings of $21.70 which is a huge step for me.  It also only took me about an hour to make my shopping list and compare prices, etc. Spending one hour a week to save $20+ a week is worth it!  I can't wait until the end of this week to go shopping again!


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