Monday, November 12, 2012

Holiday Price Matching Recap

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This year many stores are going to be in the price matching game which means you have more options for picking up all of the great deals this holiday season! Here are the stores that are offering holiday price matching and the details of each program.


Walmart’s Ad Match Guarantee will be in effect on Black Friday.

We gladly match the price in the following types of ads:*

Buy one, get one free ads with a specified price
Example: Buy one for $2.49, get one free (BOGO)
Competitors’ ads that feature a specific item for a specified price
Preferred shopping card prices for specific items that are in a printed ad
For fresh produce and meat items when the price is offered in the same unit type (lb. for lb.; each for each)

*The following are guidelines and limitations:

We will match any local competitor’s advertised price.
We do not require customers to have the ad with them to honor a competitor’s ad.
Items purchased must be identical to the ad (size, quantity, brand, flavor, color, etc.)

We do not match the price in the following types of competitor ads:

Items that require a separate purchase to get the ad price
example: “Buy [item A] to get [item B] for $C”
Items with no actual price that require a purchase to get free product
example: “Buy both [items A & B] to get [item C] for free”
Items that require a purchase to get a competitors’ gift card
example: “Buy [item A] to get a $B gift card
Buy one, get one free (BOGO) ads with no actual price given
Going out of business or closeout prices
Percentage off
example: “All mascara, 40% off”
Competitors’ private label price promotions

We do not honor:

Ads when the actual price for items cannot be determined
Internet pricing
Misprinted ad prices of other retailers
“Going out of business” sales or “closeout” prices

The Holiday Price Guarantee does not apply to Black Friday sales.



Target will be offering a holiday Price Match policy this year starting November 1st. They will NOT be matching deal on 11/22-11/24.

Holiday Price Matching: Target prices and competitor printed ads
We’ll match the price if you buy a qualifying item at a Target store between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24 and find the identical item for less at Target, or in a competitor’s local printed ad. Simply bring in proof of the current lower price and we’ll match that price at the Guest Service desk.

The original Target receipt must be brought in when requesting the price match by Dec. 24.
The item must be the identical item, brand name, size, weight, color, quantity and model number.
For matching, the retail price must be shown on the website and must be valid at the time the price match is requested. pricing must be validated by a Target team member.
For matching competitor ads, the retail price must be shown in the competitor’s advertisement and must be valid the day the price match is requested.
Competitor catalogs can be matched as long as the catalog displays a current date, retail price and meets all other competitor ad match qualifications.
Price matches for prices offered Nov. 22–24 by Target, or a competitor are excluded.
We reserve the right to verify a competitor’s advertised price and the availability of the item.

We’ll match the price if you buy a qualifying item at a Target store between Nov. 1 and Dec. 16 and find the identical item for less at,,, or Simply show us the current online price using your mobile device, or bring in a printed page showing the current online price by Dec. 16. The online price and availability will be validated by a Target team member at the Guest Service desk.

Excludes “Marketplace” prices: Price matched items must be sold by,,,, or; prices from 3rd party sellers on these websites will not be honored.
Excludes Target stores in Alaska and Hawaii.
Limit quantity of 1 online price match per identical item, per guest.
Must bring in original Target receipt when requesting the price match by Dec. 16.
The retail price must be shown on the competitor’s website and must be valid at the time the price match is requested.
The item must be the identical item, brand name, size, weight, color, quantity and model number.
Online prices from Nov. 22–26 are excluded.
Excludes online prices from competitors not listed above.

What is excluded from the Holiday Price Match?
In addition, the following exclusions apply:

Items originally purchased at
Prices that only display on a website after guests log in
Purchases from CityTarget stores
For items that are out of stock at Target or a competitor at the time the price match is requested; rain checks will not be issued for any item being price matched
Items advertised as limited time/limited supply/limited quantity
Paid membership club or paid loyalty programs (e.g. prices that require a club or loyalty card that is associated with a membership fee)
Competitor coupon-required or gift card offers
Competitor price matches on items where Target is offering a free gift card
Prices advertised only as a percent off or dollar off
Buy one, get one if the retail price is not shown in the advertisement
Free product where no qualifying purchase is required
Bundled offers (including add-on items) and special purchases
Timed events (e.g., early bird, door busters)
Sales tax promotions
Damaged, refurbished and open package product
Clearance or closeout items
Mail in offers or instant rebates
Product services (warranties, assembly, etc.)
Going-out-of-business liquidations
Offers that include financing
Used or previously owned items
Pricing or typographical errors
Target Portrait Studio, Optical and Clinic offers
Non-branded items (e.g., produce not marketed under a specific brand name)
Contract cell phone plans and devices
Daily Deals, Lightning Deals, Gold Box Deals, Today’s Deals, Deal of the Day, Deal Near to Me, Value of the Day, Special Buy
Target team member discounts may not be used with online competitor price match

All matches are done against pre-tax prices; guest is responsible for applicable taxes.

If you didn’t know, there is an everyday Target Price Match policy.


Toys “R” Us/Babies “R” Us Price Match Guarantee

Toys”R”Us and Babies”R”Us will match competitor store pricing on ALL products in our store.

Here are the guidelines:

Price Match is valid for in-store purchases only.
We will match all competitor store advertised prices.
We’ll match and online pricing in our stores, except for online-only prices.
Items purchased must be identical to the items advertised (e.g., brand, color, size).
The original, complete competitor ad, with valid dates, must be presented at time of purchase.
Prices are matched after deducting any Toys”R”Us and/or Babies”R”Us coupon savings and other offers from our price.
Price match is given at the time of purchase or within 7 days of purchase date with a valid receipt.

We will not match prices for competitors’:

Category-wide or storewide discounts
Buy One Get One with purchase offers
Gift with purchase offers
Percentage (%) off discounts
Out-of-stock or limited quantity items
Doorbuster items
Prices advertised on Black Friday
Internet pricing for non-baby gear items

Plus! We’ll also match online prices for all identical items or models of baby gear merchandise from selected national competitors who carry a large variety of juvenile and baby products.

Additional guidelines for baby gear:

Online advertisements and prices from selected national competitors will be price matched in store.
Competitor shipping charges will be calculated and factored in the cost of the online price.
Baby gear includes the following items: high chair, play yards, swings, bouncers, entertainers, bassinets, doorway jumpers,
jumperoos, car seats and accessories, strollers and accessories, shopping cart covers, bottle totes and changing pads.



Retail Competitors – Stores
If you find a lower price on an identical brand and model number currently available for sale at another local competitor’s retail store, Sears will match that price. Just bring in the original advertisement to a sales associate at the time of, or within 14 days after, your purchase.

Retail Competitors – Online
If you find a lower online price (including any costs for shipping and handling, but not delivery) on an identical brand and model number currently available from a local competitor’s retail store honoring its own online price and the item is currently available for sale and delivery in your area, Sears will match the price of the merchandise. Just print the ordering page (including the costs for shipping and handling), and bring it to your Sears store at the time of, or within 14 days after, your purchase. If you are purchasing the item from, please fill out a Price Match form. Sears will not price match internet-only retailers.

Sears Branded Stores and Sears Branded Websites
If you find a lower price on an identical brand and model number from another Sears branded non-outlet retail format or website, Sears will match that price. Sears will not price match limited time Online Only events, special Online Price, or conditional Online Only Special Offers on our websites. Only items listed as Sold by Sears or Sold by Kmart are eligible for price matching on our websites. Sears will not price match any Marketplace items or any items sold by Sears Outlet or All other rules for qualification apply.

Sears will not price match competitor’s items that are limited in quantity, offered for sale for less than six hours during a day or door busters. Sears will not price match items offered for sale Thanksgiving Day through the Monday after Thanksgiving, bonus or free offers, special offers, online-only offers, bundled offers, rebates, any special financing offers, coupons, protection agreements, clearance or closeout prices, or prices on used, damaged, returned, open box or display merchandise. Sears will not price match services (including, but not limited to, delivery, installation, and assembly), parts, Sears Licensed partner websites, digital services, Sears Presents or Shop At Home catalogs. Stores in Puerto Rico, Alaska, and Hawaii will not match any online prices. Sears will not match typographical errors or competitor’s prices that result from a price match. Sears will not price match Kenmore items at non-Sears Holdings retail formats.

Price Protection Policy
Buy with confidence from Sears. If an item you have purchased from Sears goes on sale for a lower price within 14 days of your purchase, Sears will refund the difference. All Price Match rules and exclusions apply including no Price Protection adjustments between Thanksgiving Day and the Monday after Thanksgiving.
To claim a Price Protection Policy adjustment, go to your original Sears store where the purchase was made with your receipt. If your purchase was made on, please fill out a Price Protection form.. You will be given a refund for the difference of the original selling price and the current advertised/reduced price. Apparel clearance merchandise and conditional Online Only Special Offers do not qualify for Price Protection Policy adjustments.

Price Match Policy FAQs
Q: What if the local competitor item is not listed as being limited quantity, but the item is not in stock?
A: If a local competitor is out of stock of the particular item, we will not match the local competitor price. In stock means that the item is available for same day pickup or can be delivered within 7 days by the competitor. We reserve the right to call the local competitor to verify if the item is in stock.
Q: What do you consider to be a local competitor retail store?
A: Local competitor retail store refers to a store that is in the same market area and/or within a reasonable distance of our store.
Q: How do you handle a price match if the Sears price includes a promotional offer such as a free gift card or rebate?
A: The Sears net purchase price is calculated by deducting the value of all instant and mail-in discounts such as rebates, free offers and promotional gift cards. Existing rebates and free offers associated with a product purchased at Sears will not apply if a price match is executed.
Q: What does identical item mean?
A: An identical item is the same brand and model number. This item must be new and in-carton and include the same US warranty and same accessories as the Sears item. For tires in Sears Automotive, identical means the same brand, model number and tire size.
Q: What are the other Sears branded formats?
A: Sears branded non-outlet retail formats or websites include Sears, Sears Grand, Sears Hardware, Sears Hometown Stores,, and We do not price match merchandise from Sears Outlet Stores,, or any Marketplace items on Sears Holdings websites.
Q: Does Sears match retail stores that require a membership?
A: Sears will match membership club stores. Customers must present their current membership card along with the proof of the price that is being matched. Sears does not price match military PX retail stores.
Q: What is the difference between shipping/handling and delivery?
A: Shipping and handling refers to the costs associated with mail-order such as the U.S Postal Service or UPS Package Delivery. Delivery refers to the cost of a service performed by the Sears Home Delivery group which includes basic unpacking and setup services.


Best Buy

Best Buy will match the price if you find a lower price on an identical available product at a local retail competitor’s store, a local Best Buy retail store or Simply let us know when you are making your purchase or during the return and exchange period.

The Guarantee does not apply to: Our competitors’ website prices, offers that include financing, bundling of items, free items, pricing errors, mail-in offers, competitors’ service prices, items that are advertised as limited-quantity, out of stock, open-box, clearance, refurbished/used items, Deal of the Day items, Midnight Sale and special hour sale events, Clearance & More and Marketplace items, and items for sale Thanksgiving Day through the Monday after Thanksgiving.

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