Savings Opportunity: Walmart Savings Catcher

Have you heard about the Walmart Savings Catcher Program?

Savings Catcher a new way to save on the things you buy the most and best of all, it’s incredibly simple. I’m generally not a fan of app-based programs like Checkout 51 or Ibotta because you have to scan your receipt in a million images, buy certain products and do a ton of research to get the best deal. The amounts are low and you have to reach ridiculous thresholds like $20 to checkout. I’m not that patient – I like instant gratification.

The Walmart Savings Catcher Program is app-based, but it only requires you to scan the barcode at the bottom of the receipt. If scanning isn’t your thing, you can type in the number instead.

That’s it. The rest is like magic – the program scans local ads looking for the items on your receipt. If it finds one, and it’s at a lower price, you get the difference. The app tracks the amount and you can redeem it in the form of a Walmart gift card. You can use the gift card in-store or online. There was a promotion going too where you could double your rebate by having it loaded onto a Bluebird prepaid card. I’m not sure if that’s still happening, but if you’re a Bluebird user or if you do your grocery shopping at Walmart, it’s definitely worth looking at.

The program has gone Nationwide now, so everyone can use it. You can still use coupons and shop like you normally would, just remember to scan your barcode at the end of your shopping trip. And if you bought anything that you may want to return later, the program keeps a copy of your e-receipt handy in case you lose the paper one. It’s an added bonus!

To really see the savings add up, you’ll need to shop for groceries. I’ve found that 99% of the time, that’s what the system finds cheaper elsewhere. Also, note that the brand and quantity have to be the same, so Walmart branded items won’t qualify.

If you haven’t downloaded the Walmart app with Savings Catcher, maybe it’s time you did. After all, even if you only save $5 over the course of a year (unlikely), it’s still $5 more than you had before!

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