One area that seems to confuse people is in regards to price-matching buy-one-get-one (BOGO) ads from approved Walmart competitors. According to Walmart's corporate coupon policy, buy-one-get-one ads qualify for price-matching when there is a specified price listed in the competitor's ad.
Where the confusion comes in is regarding the wording in many grocery store ads when promoting BOGO sales. This example will help clarify what is and what is not a specified price.
This week Publix is having an amazing Buy-One-Get-One-Free promotion on a great assortment of items. If you have a Publix (lucky you) in your area then it is most likely listed at Walmart as a competitor and they will match the prices of the Publix ad. But does the ad show a specified price? Here is how it reads:
Publix Ad (good through August 23, 2011):
- Tyson Chicken Nuggets 32 oz. Pkg.
- Buy 1 Get 1 Free
- Save up to $5.99
Now, let's add some coupons! This Sunday (8/21) there will be a Smart Source coupon for the Tyson Chicken Nuggets for $1.00 off of one 32 oz. bag. If you get two papers you will have two coupons to use on each of the bags, which is permitted according to Walmart's coupon policy.
For two bags of the Tyson Chicken Nuggets you will end up paying:
- Price Match Price - $5.99
- Minus two $1 off coupons from this Sunday's paper
- Total: $3.99 for both packages or around $1.99 each after coupons.
- Seattle's Best Coffee
- Buy 1 Get 1 Free
- Assorted Varieties, 12 oz. bag
- Save up to $7.99
Add the following printable coupons:
As you can see utilizing the price-match policy at Walmart can really add to your savings.
If you are planning to price-match at Walmart it is a good idea to print the corporate coupon policy and also bring the competitor's ad with you. This will help make the transaction go a lot smoother.