^^ and even more stores have discontinued the price match policy ... a list is currently not available and the online the policy was Last Updated: May 23, 2016
they said they are lowering prices so there won't be a need for a price match ... yeah - right ...
That's too bad. pretty much "yeah we have a policy but only the local store manager knows what that is". That was the nice thing about going to my SuperWalmart, just bring in all the local ads, get the sales matched on groceries.
Haven't been there in awhile, but pretty radical change to go from a chainwide policy to a very arbitrary/virtually 'no' policy.
I sure thought the policy looked the same when I clicked the link the first time yesterday, but I see the big "check your local store" copout now. I've PM'ed grocery ads as recently as last week, I'm curious to see what happens when I try again soon. If they've really officially ended this practice, I'm hardly going to have a reason to go there anymore.
I went to my local WalMart neighborhood grocery on Saturday. Price matched White Nectarines, Peaches and Plums for 33 cents a pound. They were selling for $1.68 in the store. Also, yellow onions 20 cents a pound and blueberries 99 cents a pint.
Still price matching in my area, however the associate told me that it was going to stop at all locations in the near future. I think that they are testing in certain areas to see if profits and volume would decrease. I informed her that WM would definitely lose customers with this move. Stores in my area are relatively close together, while it would be slightly inconvenient, but definitely not impossible.
An added bonus would be that competing stores will no longer need the buy 3/4/5 requirements to get items at reduced prices. Actually, things might go back to the good old days of grocery shopping before price-matching and the domination of WalMart.
Just noticed my area had signs stating the PM policy changed on 8/1/16. No more PM. This as their app price scanner was showing one price and the registers showed a different one. Cashier said they don't PM. Had to do a return and rebuy at customer service.
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