I like cheap stuff. This means I shop at big box stores. This includes the controversial grand-daddy of them all, Walmart. I know a lot of people choose not to shop there for a variety of reasons. But I do shop there. And one of the reasons I shop there is a part of their smart phone app. Inside the Wal-Mart app is a little feature called “savings catcher.”
Every time I shop at the store often referred to as Walley World, I open the savings catcher and take a picture of my receipt. Then Walmart compares the prices on the items I purchased against other stores in the area. A couple of days later, I’ll get an email from Walmart telling me that either I paid the lowest price, or that they found a lower price elsewhere on a few items. If they found a lower price, they refund the difference in price to me by way of “Walmart Pay.” This basically amounts to a virtual gift card that I can use from my smart phone.
The effort on my end is minimal. I shop as I normally would. I take a picture of my receipt. I wait a couple of days. Then I usually get a small refund via Walmart Pay. It’s price comparison without the work!
I appreciate that not everyone shops at the big box stores. But if you do shop at Walmart, it only makes sense to use the app’s savings catcher!