Does Walmart Price Match Their Online Prices? (All You Need To Know)

If you are a frequent shopper at Walmart, you will know that their prices can fluctuate greatly from store to store, and even via the Walmart.com website.

In some cases, the difference in price from online versus in-store at Walmart can be huge! Because of this, we wanted to see if Walmart price matches their online prices. Here is what I discovered!

Does Walmart Price Match Their Online Prices In 2021?

Walmart does match their online prices in 2021, provided the online item is identical in brand, size, model, quantity, and color. Walmart will only price match items from Walmart.com with a base price or a dollar/percentage discount and will not price match online clearance or third-party sellers items.

If you’d like to know how to request a price match at Walmart, and what the limitations are, keep on reading!

How Do I Price Match Online Prices Items At Walmart?

To start the price match against a cheaper product from the Walmart website or App, ensure the item is identical in brand, model, color, size, and quantity before asking for a price match.

If you have found a lower-priced item online at Walmart.com, head over to your local store where an associate can help you with your price match request, which will happen either at the register or the self-checkout.

As a side note, it helps to have a screenshot, printout, or a link on your smartphone of the exact page where you found the cheaper priced item on the Walmart website.

Once the Walmart associate confirms the product is the same, the amount will be deducted from the original price, or you’ll be refunded the difference.

Lastly, the Walmart store manager will have the final say on whether to process your request as there can be limitations to how many products can be price matched per day.

Can I Price Match Online Sale Prices At Walmart?

No, according to Walmart’s price match policy, items included in seasonal, flash, limited quantity, or clearance sales will not be honored.

However, products with percentage or dollar deductions listed on the Walmart website can be price matched in-store. 

Can I Price Match Online Ads At Walmart?

Can I Price Match Online Ads At Walmart?

No, Walmart will not price match advertisements without a specified price as Walmart and Walmart.com are two separate entities.

Therefore, ‘Buy One Get One Free’ deals on selected products may not be applicable in-store and vice versa. 

However, singular fixed price products advertised at Walmart.com that are in stock in-store may be price matched.

Can Walmart Deny My Price Match Request?

Yes, Walmart reserves the right to alter and reject any price match request if it does not meet the necessary requirements. 

One of the main reasons for Walmart denying your price match would be if you accidentally picked an item from a third-party merchant on the Walmart.com website.

Additionally, your price match may be denied if the product on Walmart.com is different in even the slightest way from color, size, and model number.

Another reason for a denied price match is if you live in Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.

Customers in the remaining States can only price match one item per person per day, with the exception of New Mexico who only limits purchases that are for resale. 

Can I Price Match Items From Walmart.com That I Have Already Purchased In-Store?

If you have just purchased an item in-store at Walmart and then noticed a couple of days later that it was discounted on the Walmart.com website, then yes, you will be able to price adjust the new listed price.

However, this price adjustment can only be done within 7 days of purchase.

Does Walmart Price Match Walmart Marketplace?

No, Walmart does not price match items sold by third-party merchants on Walmart Marketplace or Neighborhood Market. 

If you’re unsure whether Walmart or an online seller sells a product, take a look at the shipping details which should clearly state who the product is fulfilled by.

Does Walmart Canada Price Match Online Prices?

Unfortunately, Walmart Canada decided to discontinue the price match feature in stores and online via the Walmart.ca website, including the Ad Match program.

The company aims to reduce delays at checkouts to ensure a smoother purchase process.

To learn more, you can also see our guides on Walmart’s price-matching policy for Home Depot and Staples. Additionally, you can also see your other guides on Walmart’s wrong price policy.

Conclusion: Does Walmart Price Match Their Online Prices?

Yes, Walmart does price match their online prices, provided the items are identical in brand, model, size, color, and quantity. Products must be compared at their base price. Walmart disallows price matches on sale items or promotions without a fixed price. 

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About the author

Marques Thomas graduated with an MBA in 2011. Since then, Marques has worked in the retail and consumer service industry as a manager, advisor, and marketer. Marques is also the head writer and founder of QuerySprout.com.

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