Before you begin your Cyber Monday shopping, here’s a roundup of the price matching policies offered by seven popular retailers, which will help you save even more this holiday season.
Walmart will price match a local competitor’s advertised price, with a few exceptions that vary from last year’s policy. They will only match prices of a retailer that has a physical store in your local area. The items must be identical, and have an actual price advertised. For items placed on layaway, bring in the competitor’s ad and you will receive the price difference in a form of a Walmart gift card. This is also the case for items that go on sale after purchasing them from Walmart through December 24th (details can be found in theirChristmas Ad Match Policy). They will NOT be price matching ads for Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, or online prices. For more details, check out Walmart’s Ad Match Guarantee.
Use Best Buy’s Low Price Guarantee to price match against 19 major online retailers, including Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Staples.com, Target.com, Newegg.com, and more. They will also price match against their own online prices, and up to 15 days after a purchase is made if the item goes on sale either in one of their stores or online at BestBuy.com. They will NOT price match items on sale from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday. For other exclusions that may apply, click here.
Target’s Low Price Guarantee allows you to price match a competitor’s printed ad or select online retailers either before your purchase or up to 7 days afterwards. Online retailers included in this policy are; Target.com, Amazon.com, Walmart.com, BestBuy.com, ToysRUs.com, and BabiesRUs.com. You’ll need to bring your Target receipt in order to get the difference refunded. Note that the advertised price needs to be current, for identical items, and in-stock when price-matching against online retailers. For more details and exclusions, click here.
Amazon doesn’t currently price match with other retailers, with the exception of TV purchases that are shipped and fulfilled by Amazon. Their TV Low Price Guarantee allows you to request a credit for the difference of your TV purchase if you find a lower price from a qualifying retailer within 14 days, which includes 80+ online retailers. More details and the complete list of qualifying retailers can be found here.
Newegg offers their Iron Egg Guarantee on about 80% of their products for purchases made November 1st through December 24th. If you find a lower price on an identical product from select major online retailers within 14 days of your purchase, you can request a refund in the form of a Newegg promotional gift card. This policy also upgrades you to their extended return policy, which allows you to return items by January 31, 2014. Note that Black Friday weekend (11/27-12/1), Cyber Monday (12/2), and Green Monday (12/9) sale events will NOT be price matched. For other exclusions that may apply and the complete list of online retailers included in this policy, click here.
Tiger Direct’s Best Price Promise allows you to price match against qualifying retail competitors for items that are in-stock and do not require a mail-in rebate to get the sale price (the comparison price also includes shipping costs). The refunded amount will be given to you in the form of a credit to be used only on future purchases of items sold by TigerDirect.com. Claims need to be requested no later then the advertised return period offered for the item (15 days for most electronics, 30 days for everything else). For other exclusions that may apply and the complete list of qualifying retail competitors, click here.
In a recent press release, Staples updated their Price Match Guarantee that allows customers to price match items sold and shipped by Amazon.com or any retailer who sells products in both retail stores and online under the same brand. The price match can be requested at the point of sale or within 14 days of the purchase date. All coupons and rebates are deducted from the price of the Staples product when calculating a price match. Note that Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale events will NOT be price matched. For more information on other exclusions that may apply, click here.