Couponing at Walmart
Couponing at Walmart does have one big advantage. Walmart is the only store that gives overage! That means if you have a $2 coupon on a $1.50 item you can use the remaining portion towards your other groceries. Some Walmarts even give the overage back in cash (if you have no other items). Before heading to Walmart, get familiar with their couponing policies detailed in this guide.
The Best Walmart Coupon Advice
Be nice to the cashier! Smile, greet and engage. If you do all these things and there is an “issue” with your purchase, they are more likely to work with you and fix it. If they must call a manager (which in some cases they are required) be nice to the manager! Even if you don’t like the outcome be nice. Walmart employees are so much easier to work with when they see a kind face and a smile. They deal with a lot of rude people, so be the exception and you are more likely to get what you want.
Walmart Coupon Rules
- Coupons are only accept coupons for merchandise that they sell (duh!).
- Coupons must be presented at the time of purchase.
- Only one coupon per item.
- They can limit the number of identical coupons and the number of coupons for the same item per transaction. (This means that if the cashier or manager doesn’t want to accept your coupon, then they have the right to deny it)
- Item purchased must be identical to the coupon (size, quantity, brand, flavor, color, etc).
- Coupons must have an expiration date and be presented within the valid dates (If a coupon doesn’t have an expiration date, it’s probably fraudulent).
- If coupon value exceeds the price of the item, the excess may be given to the customer as cash or applied toward the basket purchase.
- In all situations, they can limit purchase quantities to typical retail purchase quantities or one-per-customer or household. (This means they can decide if you have too many of one item)
- Store Managers have the final decision in taking care of the customer. (This means they can deny anything)
- The system will prompt for supervisor verification for
- 4 or more like coupons per transaction.
- A coupon of $5 and over.
- $50 or more in coupons in one transaction.
- Coupons totaling a percentage (%) off of the total sale.
Walmart NO longer does price matching against competitors. In lieu of that they now have the Walmart Saving’s Catcher.
Walmart Savings Catcher
Walmart Savings Catcher can be done at Walmart.com or in the app. It’s super easy to use. After you make your purchase you have 7 days to enter (or scan) your receipt information into Walmart Savings Catcher. They compare prices at the top competitors in your area for advertised deals on eligible items. If they find a lower price you get the difference. This goes into your Savings Catcher Balance. Anytime you want, you can cash it out by putting it on a Walmart ecard or Bluebird card.
They will email you when your receipt has been processed. You can get detailed information from each store receipt to see which store they matched and what prices.
Rules for Savings Catcher:
- You have 7 days to submit a receipt.
- You may submit up to 7 receipts per week.
- They do not include produce, WIC purchases, fresh meat, Delit and seafood.
- Does not include tobacco, alchohol and other prohibited items.
- Won’t include generic.
- Won’t include the full store, it’s for the grocery section only.
Other ways to save
- There’s not a lot more than that! Walmart is pretty easy to coupon with if you are polite and kind to the workers.
- You can check the Walmart tab on Easy College Coupons for the best weekly deals.
Now you know everything there is to know about couponing at Walmart. Get out there and start saving!