Read on and I’ll show you how.
1. The register may beep if you have overage for Walmart Couponing.
One of my favorite things about Walmart? They allow overage!
If your coupon is worth more than the product cost, Walmart will pay you or roll that overage over to pay for the other items in your transaction. Don’t be alarmed by the beep, though!
2. Stack rebate app offers for bigger savings and moneymakers.
My Walmart recently rolled back the price for avocados to $0.47 each. Coincidentally, both Ibotta and Checkout 51 had rebate offers for $0.25 back on avocados. I purchased one, redeemed both app offers, and made $0.03!
3. The Savings Catcher app ensures you get the best price anywhere.
RIP Price matching.
Price matching as we have known it at Walmart has been phased out at most stores. Honestly though? We don’t think Walmart’s price-matching policy change is a big deal because, Savings Catcher!
With the Savings Catcher app, your price matching is all automated. Upload your receipt after every Walmart transaction (up to 7 receipts per week), and Savings Catcher will automatically check that you received the best price available on every product you purchased.
Even better, now Savings Catcher will automatically transfer your savings to an eGift card, instead of waiting on an email.
4. Walmart accepts printable Internet manufacturer coupons.
Coupons with clearly printed barcodes and fine print will make your life so much easier and cause fewer errors at the register. Get free printable coupons here.
5. Use one manufacturer coupon per item.
Have 3 of the same product? Be prepared to use 3 manufacturer coupons. In order to be in compliance with policy, coupons must read “Manufacturer Coupon” across the top, have an expiration date, and a scannable barcode.
The $1 trial size section at Walmart is a great place to score free products using manufacturer coupons! You’ll receive the overage if the coupon value exceeds the item price.
Just be aware of the fine print, it may exclude trial/travel size items.
6. Stay calm, be kind to the cashier and know the coupon policy.
Don’t get mad at the cashier if he or she isn’t as well-versed as you are Walmart Couponing especially when it comes to coupon stacking — their performance is heavily judged on how quickly they process transactions.
You’re busy, the cashier is busy, so it’s wise to have the coupon policy bookmarked to your phone, as well as keeping track of a product’s price when you have a BOGO coupon (cashiers must manually check an item’s price with BOGO coupons).
7. Coupon acceptance is at the manager’s discretion — unfortunately.
It’s a little annoying that Walmart’s corporate coupon policy states: “Store managers have the final decision in taking care of customers.”
This means that while one Walmart may allow you to use 10 of the same coupon in the same transaction, another may not — and it’s all based on the store manager’s decisions.
Know that the system will prompt supervisor verification for:
- 4 or more like coupons per transaction.
- A coupon worth $5 or more.
- $50 or more in coupons in one transaction.
- Coupons totaling a percentage (%) off of the total sale.
8. If a manufacturer coupon has a store’s name on it, you can still redeem it at Walmart.
As long as a coupon (Catalinas included) clearly states “Manufacturer Coupon,” you’re good! You should be able to use it anywhere manufacturer coupons are accepted — especially Walmart.
With Catalina coupons, just make sure there’s a valid remit address for the manufacturer printed as well as a barcode and specified dollar/cents off amount for an item.
9. The best time to shop is 7-11 a.m.
This is when store managers walk through to ensure everything is well stocked before the daytime rush hits.
10. Don’t shop the first three days of the month.
Since Walmart is the largest retailer in the country, expect the largest number of food stamp holders (an estimated 18% of those eligible) to shop there — especially during the first three days of the month when food stamp distribution starts.
11. Item out of stock? Request a rain check at customer service.
Don’t get too depressed if an advertised item you want for Walmart Couponing is all out of stock! Head over to customer service and complete a rain check form. Walmart will call you when the item is back in stock.
But remember, it only works if it’s advertised.
12. Get credit for items that drop in price after you buy them.
Keep your receipt — at least for a week after an item is purchased. At Walmart, you can get a price adjustment at customer service (with your receipt) within 7 days of purchase.
TIP: If you don’t want to keep track of price drops yourself, Paribus tracks your e-receipts and will help get your money back. Easy!