If you remember to take advantage of them, price matching programs can save you a lot of money. Stores like Sears and Lowes have offered price matching for years. Other stores offer the service seasonally, which is what Target has done in the past.
However, things are changing. Target recently released information about its new Low Price Promise price matching program.
Here’s what the retailer says about the new policy:
“If you buy a qualifying item at a Target store then find the identical item for less in the following week’s Target weekly ad or within seven days at Target.com, Amazon.com, Walmart.com, BestBuy.com, ToysRUs.com, BabiesRUs.com or in a competitor’s local printed ad, we’ll match the price. Price match may be requested at Guest Services prior to your purchase with proof of current lower price or by bringing in your original Target store receipt and proof of the current lower price.”
The most important thing to note is the offer to price match websites. Very few retailers will price match anything outside of a printed ad. With the variety of barcode scanning apps available these days, lower prices are literally at your finger tips.
It’s also nice that they will match the price within seven days of purchase, plus you can still use coupons in addition to the price match.
How do you feel about the new policy? Are you more likely to shop at a retailer who offers price matching?