Big retailers will price match, but each store has rules

Retailers use big price cuts to lure shoppers into their stores or to their websites on Black Friday. One way to cross almost everything off your list without making multiple stops is price matching.

“I will price match on Black Friday. I look to see who has the best bargains,” Joan Sheldon said.

Another shopper, Susan Keylon, says most of her list consists of gift cards. When we asked if she turns to price matching her answer was no.

“I’ve never done that before. Once I’m done. I’m done,” she says.

Price matching can help you find the best bargain, but each store has its own rules.

Here’s a look at some big retailers price matching policies:

Walmart

  • Store associate pulls competitor ads for you
  • Store associate will verify price match and make sure item is in stock at the other store first
  • Walmart will match Walmart.com prices for in-store purchases

Online retailers Walmart will price match:

Full text of price match policy

Target

  • You need original receipt to price match by Christmas
  • Items must be identical in brand name, size, weight, color, and model number
  • Limit one competitor price match per person per item
  • Target will match Target.com prices for in-store purchases
  • Bring in competitor ads
  • Prices offered November 27 through December 1 are excluded
  • Item must be in stock at the same time of price match

Online retailers Target will price match:

Full text of price match policy

Best Buy

  • Price match at time of sale all local retail competitors, including online prices, and major retailers
  • Best Buy will match Bestbuy.com prices for in-store purchases.
  • If price is lower during the return and exchange period you can price match upon request

Online retailers Best Buy will price match:

Full text of price match policy

Toys R Us

  • Price match for only in-store purchases.
  • Price match has to be given at the time of purchase or within 7 days of purchase date with valid receipt
  • You can only price match up to two items
  • Price match online and printed ads
  • Will not price match ads for Thanksgiving or Black Friday

Online retailers Toys R Us will price match:

Full text of price match policy

Amazon

  • Price match eligible purchases of Televisions and cell phones with select other retailers, including those who sell items on amazon.com
  • For all other items amazon does not offer price matching

Online retailers Amazon will price match for cell phones:

Online retailers Amazon will price match for televisions:

Full text of price match policy

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