How To Score the Elusive Walmart “Online” Price Match

Updated August 10, 2020 by Kyle
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While Walmart does a great job promoting themselves as always having the lowest prices, it’s simply not always the case. Enter the Walmart online price match policy. While their policy has changed in recent years, and they no longer do an in-store price match, it still provides an excellent way to save when shopping online. Here’s exactly how the online Walmart price match works.

How To Score the Elusive Walmart "Online" Price Match

Walmart No Longer Allows “Local Competitor” Price Match

The good ol’ days of walking into Walmart with a print ad from Target, Sears, Office Depot, or any other local brick & mortar store, and requesting a price match, are long gone. Walmart axed this policy back in May of 2016.

Nowadays, the only traditional Walmart price match that they allow is with online retailers that have a lower current price than Walmart’s price. See list below of all the 28 online stores that they’ll price match.

See Also: The 19 Stores That Will Price Match Walmart’s Low Prices

Which Online Retailers Will Walmart Price Match?

Glad you asked. These are the only 28 online stores that Walmart will currently price match:

  • Academy.com
  • Amazon.com
  • AutoZone.com
  • Babiesrus.com
  • Basspro.com
  • BedBathandBeyond.com
  • Bestbuy.com
  • Cabelas.com
  • Chewy.com
  • DicksSportingGoods.com
  • DollarGeneral.com
  • FamilyDollar.com
  • HomeDepot.com
  • JCPenney.com
  • Kmart.com
  • Kohls.com
  • Lowes.com
  • Michaels.com
  • Newegg.com
  • OfficeDepot.com
  • Oreillyauto.com
  • Pepboys.com
  • Petco.com
  • Petsmart.com
  • Sears.com
  • Staples.com
  • Target.com
  • Walgreens.com

They also had Sports Authority and Toys R Us on their list but they’re no longer in business.

How Exactly Does Their Online Price Match Work?

If you find a lower price at one of the above listed websites, contact Walmart before you place your order and they’ll give you the lower price.

To make it happen, simply contact Walmart.com Customer Care or call them directly at 1 (800) 966-6546.

Walmart will then verify the item’s eligibility by reviewing the online retailer, their current price, and also make sure the item is in-stock at both Walmart.com and the competing website.

It should also be noted that you can only get one online price match per day, per item.

Be aware that Walmart.com has the final decision for matching any online price.

Items where a price-match is most common, and beneficial, include HDTV’s, laptop computers, gadgets, small kitchen appliances, and sporting goods.

Get Price Protection from Walmart.com

If you buy something online from Walmart.com, and then notice that within 90 days the price on their site drops, you have options.

Walmart will give you price protection within 90 days of your purchase by contacting them here.

Exclusions This online Walmart price match does NOT apply to Clearance, Special buy, Value of the Day or deep discounts like Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday.

Periodically checking the price on Walmart.com to see if it dropped is a TOTAL no-brainer, especially on significant purchases.

To this end, be sure to keep your receipts. I recommend setting up an alert on your phone reminding you every couple weeks to check the price on the Walmart website.

When the price drops (and it will), follow the instructions noted above to quickly get some money back.

See Also: All the Stores that Offer Price Adjustments (32 Retailers and Counting)

Ask the Reader: Have you ever gotten an online Walmart price match before? Was it an easy process or more effort than it was worth?


By Kyle James

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josh

On the day I purchases my TV online the price became higher but I copy the price online to see if they would price match which was lesser on the day before and the following next day. I contact Walmart online called that 1-888-966-6546 they seem to not honor the price match and told me to contact the vendor where the TV is order from to match that price which the vendor will not match the price online what do I do

Jennie

Hassle. Ordered printer on Walmart.com. Selected option to pick up at store. Customer Care people online told me I had to request price adjustment at the store. Store people said it had to come from .com. Called .com and they told me only way I could get adjustment was to return the printer and then reorder it shipped to home. Seriously this was for $20. Will return it to Walmart but will buy cheaper elsewhere.

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