Back to School Savings with Walmart

photo (36).jpgWhile I am a Type A mom in nearly every aspect of my life, when it comes to Back to School, I am a last minute shopper every step of the way. In fact, I like to call our supply shopping excursions, a “Back at School” expedition. This past week, I decided to give Walmart a try instead of being caught on a never ending line at one of my usual go-to office supply stores.
My son and I came armed with his supply list and we got to work. But before we did, I noticed something really cool — Walmart isn’t just a place to shop for school supplies, clothes and home goods but you can even find inexpensive supermarket finds there too.
Now here’s the best part. Walmart has launched a super cool app called Savings Catcher where you can scan your Walmart receipt and start earning money on a Walmart e-card if they find that a nearby retailer is selling the same item for more money. That means, that you can earn money for shopping at Walmart on the items you buy. And you don’t have to scan any advertising circulars to find your own deals. Walmart does it for you.
photo (35).jpgOn our visit to Walmart, I purchased several ESPN themed binders for my sports loving son, notebook paper, pens, pencils, folders and some grocery items too like Sparkling Ice — which happens to be one of my kids favorite drinks and was on sale the day we were there.
The next stop is to scan our receipt with Savings Catcher and get ready to start saving. After 2-3 business days, you are then notified by Walmart to find out if you’ve saved money on your purchases. It’s that simple.
Walmart then compares advertised prices from the top retailers located nearby the Walmart store where you shopped. When you submit your receipt using their website, you will see the list of retailers that we are comparing to. When you submit your receipt using their app, you will see the number of top competitors near the Walmart store where you shopped. The name of each competitor will then move across the screen.
While I’ve never been a savvy couponer, having the Walmart Savings Catcher instantly provide me with additional funds to shop for purchases is a no brainer. Looks like I’ll be headed back there soon so I can start saving by shopping.
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