Grocery Shop For FREE At The Mart has some bad news for Walmart shoppers today! If you are a Walmart shopper you’ll want to read this entire post and watch the video for more info! This is not good news, at all :/
It looks like the day we have always feared is finally here. When Walmart launched Savings Catcher, the rumor was that this was the beginning of the end for ad matching but those rumors were consistently denied. Now it looks like it is becoming a reality.
2 days ago, Walmart had an earnings call where they announced they were going to start making huge investments in lowering prices. Then yesterday they dropped the bomb that if their prices were going to be so low then we probably didn’t need ad matching anymore so they were phasing it out in 500 stores nationwide. It’s worth noting that Walmart has about 5100 stores nationwide so this only affects about 10%.
Some shoppers are already reporting seeing signs go up in their stores that say that their Walmart will no longer be Ad Matching as of June 9th, 2016. On a side note, I have not seen this sign so if you have it in your store, please send me a pic. TIA.
So far, no list has been released of the affected stores but I’ve got a few emails out and as soon as I know anything on that front, I will let you know.
The good news is that you will still be able to use Savings Catcher so if there is a lower price somewhere, you will still be able to get that money back. Of course Savings Catcher doesn’t catch drug store prices, produce or bakery items and is pretty hit or miss when it comes to meat but at least it’s something. It also begs the question that if the Walmart price will always be lower, why do we need Savings Catcher? But I’m rocking that boat.
So for now, nothing is changing for 90% of you but for those unlucky 10%, I’m sorry this is happening to you. If you see the signs saying that ad matching is ending in your store, please let me know where that is so maybe we can begin to see some sort of pattern. Also send me pics of the signs through email at [email protected] or just tag @GSFFatTheMart on instagram and I’ll see it.
Special thanks to Coupons in the News for bringing this to my attention.
Thanks, Grocery Shop For FREE At The Mart!