I know there’s a whole group of you out there who don’t like Walmart and most of you know how I feel about Walmart (thankful that they come to small towns where other businesses don’t always want to go and thankful that they provided part-time employment for my son while in college and a full time, good paying job now). So, if you don’t like them, just close out this post . . that’s your right.
For those who enjoy saving a bit of money on the grocery bill, I think you’ll be surprised when you try Walmart’s Savings Catcher.
I had mentioned the other day about the Savings Catcher. If you haven’t tried it and if you shop at Walmart, you need to try it. I was usually aware of prices at Kroger and when checking out at Walmart, I would tell them “Kroger has this for . . whatever” and they would match it but I never knew what Dollar General or Family Dollar prices were but Savings Catcher knows all that!
This cash back below surprised me. Kroger was having a sale a couple of weeks ago and it was something like “Buy 10 of these items and get $5 back” so I figured that was Kroger’s efforts to get around Walmart’s Savings Catcher and I didn’t think Walmart would honor that price gimmick. Vince bought one bag of bagels and I told him they were less at Kroger but when I plugged the receipt into the Savings Catcher, it matched Kroger’s special price.
And, the mayo was on sale at Dollar General. I don’t usually go there nor do I check their prices so that was a surprise. What this means, with the double cash back on the Blue Bird card, means I paid $2 for the bagels and $1.02 for the mayo, along with the package of Knorr veggie soup mix.
Next, a different week, Kroger had Land of Lakes butter for $2.99 per pound. Walmart actually had a 2 pound package for less but by the time I doubled the cash back, I knew it would be less to buy the single one pound packages. With the savings catcher and Blue Bird’s double, I paid $5.98 for 2 pounds of butter and got back $5.38 from Blue Bird so my net cost was 60¢ for 2 pounds of butter, or 30¢ per pound! Beat that price!
The most surprising to me was the Dr. Pepper sale. Kroger had them for $3 per 12 pack. I wasn’t sure if soda was included in the Savings Catcher but decided to try it so I got 8 – 12 packs (yes, I’m drinking Dr. Pepper again!). The Savings Catcher did honor the Kroger price and I got back $7.84 but since it was doubled, my net cost was $2.02 per 12 pack, or just a tad under 17¢ per can!
In about 3 or 4 weeks, I’ve saved $17.85 through Walmart’s Savings Catcher, and really, this isn’t the time of year when I buy a lot of groceries.
But, with Blue Bird, it was doubled, so my net savings is $35.70.
The Blue Bird doubling the savings is scheduled to end in February but I don’t think the Savings Catcher has an end date. I could be wrong . . but it really is an easy way to save money without having to compare a bunch of prices.