Walmart’s Savings Catcher Program

Walmart’s Savings Catcher Program

Walmart Savings Catcher: Here at Walmart, we’ve always been committed to providing you with low prices every day, so you and your family can save money and live better. Savings Catcher, which compares nationally advertised prices through submitted receipts, was designed to catch occasions when a competitor’s price on a particular item was found to be lower than what you paid for it at Walmart.

What we’ve learned through Savings Catcher is that our efforts to lower prices upfront on thousands of items across our stores are working. Walmart’s prices win most often when you submit your receipts, which tells us that the program’s intent has been met.

Walmart’s Savings Catcher Program

That’s why we have decided to discontinue the Savings Catcher receipt submission, effective May 14, 2019. After May 14, you will no longer be able to submit your Walmart Pay eReceipts to Savings Catcher. But don’t worry, the money you have on your Savings Catcher eGift Card will remain yours to spend until you’re ready to use it.

We want to thank you for your loyalty and your participation in the program. We’ll continue to work hard to offer you features and services that deliver on our promise to save you time and money—whether you’re shopping in our stores or online at Walmart.com.

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As I have gotten older, I have started to appreciate any time I get to spend with my girlfriends so much more. Some of us live in the city while others have opted for the suburbs. To add even more layers to our group, we’re all experiencing different life stages too. Though we may be different, our conversations always flow easily from our careers and our passions to our families and even ways we’ve found to save money.

During one of our most recent nights in, we ended up diving into where we shop and which stores we favor most for different items. Of course, Walmart was a fan favorite! As a result, it was inevitable for us to share our views on Walmart’s recently announced decision to stop supporting their Savings Catcher program.

Like so many others, a few of my friends have saved hundreds by submitting their receipts to Walmart who then reimburses them if they found products offered at lesser prices. Some have used their savings from Savings Catcher to pay for vacations, others have rolled their money forward to pay for future shopping trips, and a few have opted to save up their savings in order to purchase holiday presents. Naturally, the closure of the program is an upsetting one!

Savings Catcher Walmart

Savings Catcher Walmart

Outside of using Savings Catcher, I’ve also found Shopkick is a great way to save even more. While I won’t be able to continue to use Savings Catcher, I can still continue to use Shopkick. So, I shared three ways my friends can join me and start using my go-to shopping app, and I thought I would share them with you too!

1. Earn Kicks Without Making Purchases

The biggest bummer about Savings Catcher is you can only save when you discover a product you’re purchasing is offered less at another retailer. With Shopkick, you can earn kicks whether you’re making purchases or not. Open the app when you’re walking into stores and earn kicks simply because you went inside a store. Scan products while you’re walking around (you can even scan at Walmart!) to continue to earn. Watch videos in the app, and discover new inspiration by viewing lookbooks at home. I think saving when you’re not spending is a total win, but of course, you’ll earn gift cards much faster if you make purchases.

2. Shop Online & In-Store

You can use Savings Catcher online and in Walmart’s stores, but those are the only places where the program works. With Shopkick, you can earn kicks at a complete variety of retailers both in-stores and online. Some stores offer opportunities to earn by walking in, scanning, and submitting your receipt, and others offer the chance to earn kicks when you purchase your items with a credit card that’s linked to your Shopkick app’s account. I would much rather be able to save while I shop at a variety of stores I visit all the time than just at one store and only if I can find the product cheaper elsewhere (which takes time too).

3. Redeem Kicks for Gift Cards

My friends are most upset about losing one way they frequently turn to, to save money, but I reminded them they can create a similar experience through Shopkick. Each time they earn kicks, they count toward their grand total. Once you earn as few as 500 kicks, which I’ve done in a single day of errands, you can redeem your kicks for a gift card to retailers you frequent, like Starbucks, Target, Amazon, and even Walmart. Use your gift card to treat yourself, help pay for items for a vacation, or to pay for gifts during the holidays (aka: all of the things you were doing through Savings Catcher, but now you can earn kicks through many avenues!).

My friends joined Shopkick during our girls’ night, which was the first time I ever witnessed so many friends joining an app at the same time. Savings Catcher users, join us and continue to save while also earning gift cards

“We designed Savings Catcher as a means to catch occasions when a competitor’s price on a nationally advertised item was found to be lower than what you paid for it at Walmart,” the Bentonville, Ark.-based mega-retailer explained to customers on its website. “Since the introduction of the program, we’ve worked hard to lower prices on thousands of everyday items across our stores, which has resulted in our prices winning the vast majority of the time when you submit receipts to Savings Catcher.”

Added Walmart: “This tells us that the program’s intent has been met, which was to provide you upfront with everyday low prices so that you and your family can save money and live better.”

Although May 14 is last on which consumers can submit a Walmart Pay e-receipt for processing, the company noted that consumers with a balance on their Savings Catcher eGift Card will remain on the card until they choose to spend it, with no cutoff period by which they need to spend their rewards.

Customers were angry and disappointed at the news, according to Twitter, with some even calling for a boycott of the business. “We’ve been using the Walmart Savings Catcher for four years now,” one consumer in favor of a boycott tweeted. “We’ve saved over $900 at that time. That shows they are not the lowest prices. Saved even more when Meijer moved into the area. We say no shopping at Walmart on May 15.”

Does Walmart still do a savings catcher?

Walmart Savings Catcher changes are frustrating for some shoppers. In an email to shoppers, Walmart announced that Walmart Pay is now the only way to submit your receipts to Savings Catcher as of October 29, 2018. That means you CANNOT scan paper receipts within the app or submit them using a computer.

How do I scan receipts from Walmart Savings Catcher?

Use Walmart Pay at checkout and submit your e-receipt to Savings Catcher. Go to “Purchase History” in the Walmart app to find your e-receipt. Click on the share icon and email yourself a copy of the e-receipt. Print a copy of the e-receipt and use the Ibotta app to scan the QR code.

Does Walmart still do Savings Catcher 2019?

Walmart’s Saving Catcher will be discontinued on May 14

The last day to submit a Walmart Pay eReceipt to Savings Catcher for processing will be May 14, 2019. … Walmart’s prices win most often when you submit your receipts, which tells us that the program’s intent has been met.

Walmart Savings Catcher Ending

Here at Walmart, we’ve always been committed to providing you with low prices every day, so you and your family can save money and live better. Savings Catcher, which compares nationally advertised prices through submitted receipts, was designed to catch occasions when a competitor’s price on a particular item was found to be lower than what you paid for it at Walmart.

What we’ve learned through Savings Catcher is that our efforts to lower prices upfront on thousands of items across our stores are working. Walmart’s prices win most often when you submit your receipts, which tells us that the program’s intent has been met.

That’s why we have decided to discontinue the Savings Catcher receipt submission, effective May 14, 2019. After May 14, you will no longer be able to submit your Walmart Pay eReceipts to Savings Catcher. But don’t worry, the money you have on your Savings Catcher eGift Card will remain yours to spend until you’re ready to use it.

We want to thank you for your loyalty and your participation in the program. We’ll continue to work hard to offer you features and services that deliver on our promise to save you time and money—whether you’re shopping in our stores or online at Walmart.com.