Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Back to School Money Saving Tips - Price Match


Getting ready for Back to School can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Your Retail Helper has teamed up with Chrissy from Becentsable to compile our best Back to School money saving tips.

Tip #18
Price Match

Use all the hot back to school sales and Price Match at places like Wal-Mart and Target. This saves you time because you are not driving all around town to get the deals. Instead, the deals virtually come to you! For example, if one store has Markers on sale and another has Pens on sale, I would simply price match both these items at one store instead of going to two.

I always have ads with me just in case they need them; however, the cashiers should have the ads. Most stores will price match any store within a specific radius. This policy varies by store location so check with your manager. Most stores will not price match a percentage off sale or buy one get one free offer. You need to match the exact item by brand and size.


Who price matches:

Wal-Mart: Here is their policy online. You can price match at the regular register.

Office Depot: Excludes free product offers, special orders, services, Internet purchases, liquidation, ad errors, clearance, refurbished and close out items. Here is their Low Price Guarantee.

Office Max: You must must complete a Price Match Request.

Staples: Just show the lower price when you buy the item at Staples and they will match the price, or within 14 days of your Staples purchase and they will give you the difference. Check out all the details here.

Sears: They have a Price Match Plus Policy so if you find a lower price on an identical branded item with the same features (in Home Electronics identical brand and model number) currently available for sale at another local competitor retail store, Sears will match that price plus, give you 10% of the difference.

Kohl’s: Bring in the ad and they’ll match the price (according to the FAQ on their website). This applies to in-store prices and products only, not to Kohls.com pricing or products.

Best Buy: Simply bring in the ad of the local retail competitor while the lower price is in effect and receive your price match. Here is their online policy.

Target: They now have the Low Price Promise. Just bring in the competitor ad to customer service.



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