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Here is a little more information for you:
Walmart’s New BOGO Policy:
- The New Policy – Walmart is trying to take away part of Publix’s market share by implementing a new way to “Price Match” BOGO sales in other stores. It used to be that Walmart would price match Publix and Winn Dixie’s sales flyers by taking the price listed at the other store. BUT NOW they are matching the prices in their own stores! That’s huge because they typically have lower prices than grocery stores, so to force a BOGO sale should make products way less expensive than at their grocery store counterparts.
- Bring In The Ad – Walmart’s publicity says that they will know if it is on sale at the local competitor or not, but don’t trust that and bring your own competing ad to make sure you get the deal.
- Watch Sizes & Limits – Walmart does not have the same selection as the grocers and they are not matching items that aren’t in the sale so be sure to grab the right item off the shelf. They are only allowing you to use coupons on FOUR BOGO items (so only 2 BOGO Deals Max).
- No Store Coupons – Walmart is ONLY price matching, they still do not accept Store coupons (which Publix has a TON of) nor the “Total Dollar Off” coupons such as the Publix $5/$40 or Winn Dixie $5/$30.
- The Bottom Line – Any time there is a Store Coupon available for an item, it will be cheaper at Publix. Their prices are just not that far off from each other. Plus, be aware that if you have more than 4 coupons to use on a BOGO sale, you will not get too at Walmart. Not a normal couponer? Look over the Winn Dixie & Publix Sales Flyers and bring them to Walmart for one stop at one store, but buyer be warned, they might not have the items, and it will be a longer checkout at the register.
Read more about the new Walmart BOGO Policy.
October is the month to buy:
- Digital Cameras – New Model Cameras typically are released in September, so when October comes around snag a super deal on last years models.
- Outdoor Camping Gear – I know it is just starting to get cool in October but it is also starting to get busy. Most people do not buy their camping gear in October because they already have it on hand from summer camping trips. If you want to go camping next summer…buy your gear this month!
- Lawn Mowers – Ever thought about the “break even” of a Lawn Mower? 4 Years is all the longer your lawn mower should last. Besides that, if it is over 4 years old, it is cheaper to replace than repair. October is the best time to “stock up” on one if yours is approaching the 4 year mark. Especially as we use them less in winter, so when you start to rev up use next spring, you don’t want to get stuck paying full price.
- Outside Furniture & Grills – Stores are ready to move old stock out and bring in Christmas Tree decorations, they need to get rid of the Summer Outdoor Furniture and Grills (especially gas grills).
- Jeans – Jeans are a common “left over” from back to school shopping. During October you will be able to get your Jeans at the lowest price all year!
Basically, the new Walmart policy while it sounds great, has some limitations that we want you to be aware of before you get in there, to avoid any frustration! And it is a great month to buy certain items….if you wanted a camera for Christmas, don’t wait to get it, find the slightly older models and get one now to tuck away and open Christmas morning. An informed shopper is a frugal shopper!
View some more of our Fox Saving Segment Videos HERE.