How To Scan Walmart Receipts (+ Other Common FAQs)

Walmart, one of the largest retail stores in the US, is always developing strategies that enhance customer satisfaction. To help customers save more, Walmart initiated the Savings Catcher tool that facilitated a price matching program.

However, the program initiated a question- how do you scan a Walmart receipt? I was curious about the same thing, so I decided to look into the matter. That said, here’s everything I uncovered!

How Do You Scan A Walmart Receipt In [currentyear]?

You cannot scan your Walmart receipt when requesting a price match but can scan the receipt when leaving the store, if need be, as of [currentyear]. Initially, customers could scan receipts using the Savings Catcher app or Walmart Pay to request cash backs if they spot lower prices of identical items from competitors.

If you want to know more about how you can scan receipts and items at Walmart, keep reading!

Can You Still Scan Walmart Receipts?

Unfortunately, you cannot scan Walmart receipts to receive a price match based on the price difference with other stores.

That said, Walmart discontinued its famous Walmart Savings Catcher app, which allowed customers to scan their receipts, compare prices with stores and receive the price difference on a Walmart eGift card.

Initially, Walmart designed the Savings Catcher app to “catch” lower prices on competitors witnessed on a nationally advertised item.

With this program, Walmart strived hard to make its prices the lowest possible to help customers save as much money.

However, Walmart declared that it would discontinue the scanning of receipts when receiving price matches since it had already met the program’s objectives.

How Do I Upload A Receipt To The Walmart App?

Initially, Walmart allowed customers to upload receipts on the Walmart app via Walmart Pay when requesting receipt scans and price matching with lower prices.

Essentially, Walmart Pay replaced the Savings Catcher app that allowed customers to scan their receipts and request a refund of any price differences with competitors’ advertised prices.

However, Walmart abolished the Savings Catcher app in 2018 and announced a transition to Walmart Pay for price matching.

Therefore, instead of scanning your original paper receipt, you can now create an eReceipt using the Walmart Pay scanner provided at the checkout section.

That said, here are the steps customers used to upload receipts on the Walmart app via Walmart Pay:

  • Go to the Walmart Pay scanner at the checkout area.
  • Open Walmart Pay on your phone and select a payment method (credit card, gift card, or debit card).
  • Use Walmart Pay to scan the QR code that pops at the register to generate an e-Receipt.
  • Click on “Submit Receipt” from the Walmart Pay confirmation page or the Savings Catcher dashboard available on the Walmart app.
  • Once the receipt is uploaded, Walmart compares prices with other prices on competitors’ advertisements and rewards a cashback in the form of eGift Cards.

However, it is important to remember that Walmart no longer does price matching when uploading your receipt using Walmart Pay.

What Is The Walmart App To Scan Receipts?

What Is The Walmart App To Scan Receipts?

Previously, Walmart used the Saving Catcher app to scan customer receipts and reward cash backs for any item with higher prices than that witnessed in other stores.

However, Walmart did away with its price matching policy and rendered the Saving Catcher app useless.

Still, customers can now scan items while shopping using the “Scan and Go” feature available on the Walmart+ account.

Once you subscribe to the Walmart+ membership, you can log into your account using the Walmart app, go to the Scan & Go feature, shop, and generate your receipt at the self-checkout area.

With “Scan & Go,” you can shop and leave the store without contacting Walmart associates.

That said, here’s how to use the Scan & Go feature on your Walmart+ account:

  • Using the app, you can scan barcodes of items you intend to purchase.
  • The Walmart app will run a list of all selected items and generate a sub-total.
  • Once your shopping’s complete, you have to stop by the self-checkout to scan the QR code on your screen, complete the payment, and generate your receipt.

Why Does Walmart Scan Your Receipt When Leaving?

Walmart may need to scan your receipt if your bag beeps at the sensor when you leave the store or return a previously purchased item to the store to confirm proof of purchase.

If your bag beeps, Walmart will need to scan your receipt and confirm items in your bag to make sure that you did not steal anything.

However, it’s important to note that having your bag beep at the sensor does not mean that you stole anything.

In fact, sometimes, you might have forgotten to scan an item at the self-checkout area, or the cashier forgot to scan the item.

Do You Legally Have To Show And Scan Your Receipt When You Leave Walmart?

 No, you are not legally required to show and scan your receipt when you leave the store. But, if a Walmart staff requests to scan your receipt, it would be best to remain cooperative.

If you want to know more, you can also see our posts on how to read a Walmart receipt, Walmart return policy without receipt, and Walmart return warning.


In conclusion, you currently cannot scan your Walmart receipt if you want a price match since Walmart discontinued its price matching policy.

However, if you’re a Walmart+ member, you can complete all your shopping and checkout solely using the Walmart app, allowing you to save time and avoid coming in contact with people.

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Marques Thomas

Marques Thomas graduated with a 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

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