Lifestyle

East Texas Walmarts Are Stopping Their Price-Matching Policies

By  | 

Chron.com reports that Walmart will no longer offer their price-matching policy in their East Texas stores. The policy says that a customer can bring in a current ad from a competitor showing a lower price and they’ll meet that price. Locations in Houston, Pearland, Alvin, Cypress, and Katy already phased out the offer earlier this year.

Walmart said in a statement that they aim to shift focus to offering the lowest price so the price-matching guarantee becomes null anyway. “In select markets, we’re offering customers even lower prices on the national and private-label brands they trust and want. As a result, cashiers will no longer be able to price match at the register, from an ad or otherwise,” the company explains.

Deal-savvy blog The Krazy Coupon Lady states that the slow elimination of the program is really “…no big deal…” since the Walmart app “Savings Catcher” ends up getting customers the best offers. Users scan items on their phone after they purchase them, and “…if Savings Catcher finds something cheaper, they’ll refund you the difference in the form of a Walmart e-gift card. You can either print the gift card and take it into the store, or just show the cashier the app on your phone.”