Walmart: Price Matching Meat
Posted on Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 at 12:08 pm
One of the great things about the Walmart price matching policies is that you can get all of the best prices in one place. I remember my early days of grocery bargain hunting when I had to calculate the cost of buying somethings at a higher price versus the cost to run all over town to different stores.
One area of confusion for many savvy shoppers is whether or not Walmart will price match on meat. The answer to this is yes, most Walmart stores does price match on meat, but this can be a little tricky and can vary by store. it is important to understand a few things about price matching meat at Walmart in order to be successful.
First of all, when asking about price matching on meat, the cashier is probably the last person to ask. While there are many knowledgeable cashiers, the meat policy is pretty tricky, so go to the manager of the meat department instead.
The easiest price matching can be done with brand name products. So, if you have a flyer with a sale for Tyson chicken nuggets, then it should be easy to price match on this.
For most meat items, different stores have different brands. You can ask the store to price match using the Walmart brands. That will usually give you more successful result.
For whatever reason, shoppers tend to have a harder time price matching chicken than with other meats. I have no idea why it is, just that it seems to be pretty common.
Choose large family packs of meat (you can separate and freeze what you don’t need). These seem to be the easiest type of meat for price matching at Walmart. Just make sure that the ad says “family pack” on it.
Do you have any other Walmart price matching advice to share?