How to Price Match Like a Pro!

Don’t stress about price matching – it’s easier than you think!

Price matching can save you a lot of money! Instead of driving to multiple stores, you can visit one or two stores that offer this service. In the Moncton Region, No Frills & IGA (in Shediac), and Giant Tiger offer price matching. Other stores that offer this service include Canadian Tire, BassPro Shop, Staples and Best Buy. Locally owned stores/franchises may also offer price matching, so it’s always a good idea to ask about their policy.

You can be a price-matching pro in 7 easy steps:

  1. Gather all of your flyers and look through them. I find it easiest to circle the deals I want to price match. Sometimes I will even go as far as highlighting the size restrictions so that it’s easier for the cashier to find. OR you can use an app like Reebee.
  2. Make your shopping list: I write down everything I am price matching with the price, quantity, where I am price matching from, and which page of the flyer it is so that I can reference it quickly during my checkout process.
  3. Keep a copy of the store’s policy on you at all times. Some cashiers are new and are not familiar with all of their company’s policies yet, so it is helpful to keep a copy.
  4. Bring your flyers with you. Some stores may require a physical copy of the flyer, however, most will now accept the flyers on your phone as well.
  5. Get the correct item. Make sure you read the sale flyer for details. You should have the right brand, size, and flavor if there is a restriction. If there is a limit in the flyer (i.e. limit of 4 per customer), chances are the store you are price matching at will impose the same limit.
  6. Work with your cashier. Let them know at the beginning of your transaction that you are price-matching. As number 4 said, have your flyers ready. The process will be a lot faster if you are prepared. Be patient with them, especially if you have a large order. (More tips for couponing and encounters at the checkout HERE)
  7. Sort your items in your cart. I usually separate my price-matched items from my non-price-matched items. This makes it much easier for you and the cashier.

If you follow these steps, you will be successful in price-matching at your local store!

We do the coupon match-ups in our Facebook Group, for you as well, so you can use those as a guideline for creating your shopping lists. Here is a Free Printable Price Matching Tracking Sheet.

1 thought on “How to Price Match Like a Pro!”

  1. Great advice. Thanks

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