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    Smile used walmart saving catcher for the first time

    Scanned my first reciept from walmart. The saving catcher is giving $1.21.
    Has anyone else given it a try and what was your saving?

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    I'm going to but haven't yet. I still prefer to take my sale papers with me...circled in black marker...and WATCH them price match right then and there. That way I'm right there to gripe if they screw up. But then when I go I'm going armed with several sale papers and many many coupons. It's not uncommon for me to have between $150 and $200 worth of groceries etc and only pay $50 to $75. Or even less which I've done several times also. Don't want to chance Walmarts screw up or screw you over.
    I'll continue to price match in the store then when I get home do the Savings Catcher for anything they MIGHT pick up that I missed myself.
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    We've been using it for over a month now and like it. We buy mostly store brands, so our savings have been around $10 for that time period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NikoSan999 View Post
    I'm going to but haven't yet. I still prefer to take my sale papers with me...circled in black marker...and WATCH them price match right then and there. That way I'm right there to gripe if they screw up. But then when I go I'm going armed with several sale papers and many many coupons. It's not uncommon for me to have between $150 and $200 worth of groceries etc and only pay $50 to $75. Or even less which I've done several times also. Don't want to chance Walmarts screw up or screw you over.
    I'll continue to price match in the store then when I get home do the Savings Catcher for anything they MIGHT pick up that I missed myself.
    I agree, I see walmart price match and the savings catcher as 2 different things.

    The price match you get the difference. you pay the other price.

    The catcher gives you a egift card for the difference to spend at Walmart.

    I will price match on the things I know about and use the saving catcher to catch the ones I missed.

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    I was wondering what stores it compared to and If I could do better on my "own". Guess I should break down and replace the cell phone now,eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalwarrior2 View Post
    I was wondering what stores it compared to and If I could do better on my "own". Guess I should break down and replace the cell phone now,eh?
    Other than groceries I don't know...like cell phones
    Grocery wise....it depends what stores are in a very reasonable radius. Ours matches ...CVS, Walgreens, Publix, Winn Dixie, Save A Lot, Aldis, Dollar General, Family Dollar, Dollar Tree ... and think there's another...can't remember.
    Supposedly you don't need the sale paper according to their online coupon policy...BUT...take it with you circled with what you're matching because not all of the cashiers have the sale papers. It's nothing that Walmart provides for them...they have to collect all those stores papers themselves so YOU be prepared. I always tell the cashier first that I'm price matching .. then lay my price match stuff on the belt first with one batch of like items at a time then show her the add AND WATCH WHAT SHE DOES.... then put the second round of like items on there. Last I put up the non price match and tell her it's done. I don't give the coupons until the transaction is over. I also count before I get to the register just how many coupons I have .... then check right after the receipt to count how many she actually subtracted.

    If I'm on my game and have it all together on a $100 order ... just an example...I expect to pay no more than $25 to $30. Sometimes less. I've had items they've paid me to take out of the store. Not only free but made money to pay for meat, fruit etc.
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    I used the cell phone app. But you do not have to have the cell phone. You can put it the receipt in at Walmart saving catcher or something similar on the computer ( internet). It also had a way to tie in to something ( like a phone number) and it would automatically check all your receipts from Walmart at the registar I was not interested in that so I am not sure how that works.

    As for places it checks:

    Mine said it found 21 places in my area. It included Jc Penney's, Office supply stores in our area, family dollar, dollar general, the local pharmacies (3 of them), our local grocery stores (3 ALldi's was included in the grocery store), etc I do not get paper ads for many of those places. It basically did all the stores in our area that even sell anything close to what they sell.

    They sent me an e-mail with the saving listed and where they found the deal. They also showed me thing that I bought that were on advertised sale for higher at some were else. Like Pringles Walmart $1.45 Our local Grocery store had them on sale for $1.50.


    Edited: ON the subject of Price match. when I price match I do not have the ads I just tell them as does everyone else. Our cashiers have been told the prices in all the local grocery stores. Years ago I price matched a DVD on Black Friday and the sale person said she did need to see that ad because the price difference was so high. ( note they may have a diffrent policy for Black Friday Price match now they they did over a decade ago)

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    ~I've entered 4 receipts over a month's time(total spent about $115)and got back a little over $4. I already really know where the best place and usually the best time to buy each type of thing and stick to it 95% of the time so I didn't think I'd let a lot of comparison stuff slip through the cracks. It's that other 5% of impulse buys of chips or ice cream that seems to what I'm getting money back on.
    I think it's an awesome program. A company giving money back and they initiated the program? That's really unique and good PR!~

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    ~Oh, and I don't have a cell phone at all so I do it online. I already had a Walmart.com account for online purchases so it was lightening fast for me to start the Catcher program. It takes 10 seconds to type in the receipt number and the date. Then my savings show up on my account dashboard a few days later. Easy!~

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    I entered my first receipt today. I showed 30 stores in my area to compare. I figure it cant hurt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuisance26 View Post
    ~I've entered 4 receipts over a month's time(total spent about $115)and got back a little over $4. I already really know where the best place and usually the best time to buy each type of thing and stick to it 95% of the time so I didn't think I'd let a lot of comparison stuff slip through the cracks. It's that other 5% of impulse buys of chips or ice cream that seems to what I'm getting money back on.
    I think it's an awesome program. A company giving money back and they initiated the program? That's really unique and good PR!~
    Impulse buy of soda was where I got my savings from the catcher. Walmart said a grocery store had it for $1. I looked at that store's ad and it said $1 each when you buy 6. I did not buy 6 but Walmart still said the compared price was $1each thus giving me a savings.

    I thought that was nice.

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    Question

    Does any one know?

    After signing up I got an e mail ( from the photo center walmart) for free 1 hour prints

    and it said

    1)Add this credit to your account ( and it gave me a code)
    2)select 1 hour service
    3) pick up at your local walmart

    how does that work?

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    thanks. I am thrilled about the no cell phone thing. I will get one before winter but have saved on not having one for 9mo. now.

    Well,thats sounds good on the amt and variety of stores. TBH I thought,oh yeah,sure just at the most expensive stores I dont shop at to begin w/.
    Glad to be wrong. Big Lot is good. It is my junk food connection. I also figured Walmart would have odd sizes so it wouldnt line up. Our WM isnt that close but if i go to the far S.A. I should try it this time.

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    I've used it several times and so far I have $4.77.
    It only compares name brands. And since I buy a lot of store brand items, I don't save on those.
    But every penny counts....

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    I've submitted 9 receipts so far. They're still comparing 1 of them since I just submitted it today. So far I have $18.02 in savings.

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