Savings Catcher plan does homework for you and gives back what you overspent
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Millions of people do it every week — some more than once a week — shop at Walmart.
WHNT NEWS 19 is taking action to help you save money on your trip with news about the retailer’s new way to help you save money.
It’s their new “Savings Catcher” program.
The program started August 4th and is an advancement to the store’s price match program from several years ago.
For this one, you don’t have to keep up with coupons or really do any research.
Walmart does it for you to help you save money.
From banners to bags, shoppers in any location of Walmart can’t help but see the ads announcing the store’s new savings plan.
“It gives the customers opportunities to save money so they can live better,” said Marvin Strong, store manager at the location on Sparkman Drive in Huntsville.
Strong eagerly tells customers how the new program works.
In a nutshell, Walmart keeps up with its competitor’s prices so its customers don’t have to.
Instead, customers finish their shopping, pay for their items, then enter their receipt number into the program at walmart.com.
“Any competitor that’s actually cheaper than our prices, they get that savings back,” said Strong. “And it goes back on an e-gift card which in return they can come in and spend it in the stores.”
“I think it’s a good idea,” said Lucy Ellison, a shopper at the location.
She’s like most people, insisting saving money to her is important.
“I have two little kids and I try to use coupons as much as I can,” said Ellison.
She was more than intrigued by this program which Strong says applies to some 85,000 items in the stores.
He knows that from what he hears from another Walmart customer, his wife.
WHNT NEWS 19’s Beth Jett asked, “How much has your wife saved?”
Strong answered, “She saved a couple hundred bucks.”
For someone like Ellison, who shops at Walmart at least once a week, that’s a benefit that may bring her back even more often.
“Saving money? Yes,” Ellison said with a smile.
It’s important to note there are quite a few items not covered by the program, including store brands, deli, bakery and weighed items like meat, gas, tobacco, tires, and prescription drugs to name a few.
You have one week to catch your savings, meaning if you make a purchase on Tuesday, you have until the following Monday to check your receipt at walmart.com.