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Popular Store Price Matching Policies You Should Know So You Can Save Big

Stores That Price Match
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Savvy shoppers may already know this one, but we think everyone should be in on this secret: price matching is one of the best ways to save money while shopping. Many popular stores offer a price-matching guarantee, and you should definitely take advantage of it. Some stores will match the price offered by a competitor, and some will match the price of their own website deals. Price-matching guidelines vary from store to store, so the first thing you need to do is brush up on everyone's policies. Before we get into the nitty gritty details, there's some general information and strategies you should know.

While price matching can be used on any products, you may find the most success with big-ticket items like electronics or home goods. Shop around first to see what prices look like everywhere. This way you're well prepared and can perhaps just buy the best deal to start. However, if you have a loyalty to a store that doesn't have the lowest price but does price match, check that policy and come to the store equipped with proof of a lower price.

Some stores will price match their online prices in stores — this way, you can save on shipping time (and sometimes the cost) and have your item immediately. This can also work vice versa for some stores: a store price can be honored online if you call customer service.

Some stores' policies are good for getting a lower price after you've already bought something. You might be able to get a refund on the difference if you buy something and the price drops within a few days. It's always wise to hold onto your receipt after a purchase (you should hold onto it anyway until the return period is up, just in case), that way you have proof of purchase if you end up needing a price adjustment.

It may take a little extra time to navigate everything that's involved in price matching, but if you're saving money, it's totally worth it. Here are some popular stores' price matching policies to get you started on saving some cash!

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