So I’ve been price-matching bananas on occasion at Walmart, but I’ve never done any price-matching besides that. However, because so many of you suggested I try it after repeatedly being disappointed in the fruit selection available at Aldi, I finally worked up the courage to try it today.
Guess what? It was easy-peasy! And I’m wondering why I took so many years to try doing this. I’m hooked!
Here’s what I bought:
Walmart Shopping Trip
Suave Professionals — used free coupon
5 packages of strawberries — price-matched to Aldi $0.99 each price
Watermelon — price-matched to Aldi $2.99 price
Gain dish detergent — $0.97, used $1/1 coupon from the P&G Solutions coupon booklet = free
Spic & Span — $0.97 each, used $1/2 coupon from Coupons.com (no longer available) = $0.47 each
KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce — $1.42 each, used $1/1 coupons = $0.42 each after coupons
3 packages blueberries — price-matched to Aldi $1.49 each price
3 Sugar & Spice Yarn — $0.50 each (these were in a big clearance bin)
Grapes — bought two pounds and price-matched to Aldi’s price of $0.89/lb.
Just My Size tank — $5, used $5/1 May All You magazine coupon = free
Ivory Soap — $0.97, used $1/1 coupon from the May P&G insert = free
My total after coupons was $19.70.
How I Price-Matched
Walmart says you don’t need to bring in an ad, but I brought the Aldi ad with me just to make things go more smoothly — and so I didn’t have to remember all the different sale prices!
I split my order up on the belt and had the non-price-match items go through first and then handed the cashier the ad and asked her to price-match the remaining items on the belt with the prices listed on the Aldi ad.
It was a very simple process and I have no idea why it made me nervous to try this! Best of all, the produce was better and the selection was leaps better than Aldi.
THANK YOU to each of you who suggested I try this. I can’t believe it’s taken me all these years to figure out how easy this is. I’ll definitely be adding this to my arsenal of money-saving/time-saving things to do!
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