This week, I price matched at Walmart and saved 67% over their “everday” low prices! I looked at price matching loss leaders a while back to see how it would save over Walmart prices and found that it would save money. I want to revisit that today and show you again.
Pictured are most of my purchases from my trip to Walmart this week. I also bought (but didn’t include in the picture) 10 lbs of red potatoes, 6 lbs of yellow onions, and 2 heads of garlic.
Here is the break down of my price matched purchases:
Anyhow, what I want you to see from this, is that the Walmart price for the items I purchased was $90.67!
Simply by price matching to other grocery stores, I got that total down to $56.52.
Now, I used coupons and got it down even further. I only paid $30 for everything pictured plus the veggies that didn’t get pictured. (Hummus freezes very nicely, by the way!)
All you need to price match are other stores’ weekly ads. I highly recommend a subscription to the local newspaper so you get those ads each week. I paid for my subscription with this one trip to Walmart. I wish other stores price matched as easily as Walmart. I would happily shop somewhere else if they did. At this point in my life, saving 67% is enormous!
Your luck price matching may depend on your local Walmart, but here is the link to Walmart’s price matching policy. I live in a rural area and my Walmart has always been very good about price matching. Not only do they accept competitors from a distance off (30 + miles), they very rarely check the prices I tell them. I am no way, shape, or form suggesting that you make up prices, but sometimes when I price match, it feels like “name your own price” grocery shopping.
Not only does price matching save me money, but it also saves me gas and time since I don’t have to chase the deals all over town. Using coupons (and getting the bottom line even lower) is the icing on the cake! I don’t do this every week, but sometimes, simplicity and ease just win out!
You can see my other weekly purchases here.
Do stores in your area price match? And, have you tried it? What did you think?
I’m linking this up with Life As Mom. For other money saving ideas, visit her blog.