Price Matching at Green Bay area stores: Is it for you?

August 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Have you heard the term price-matching?  It’s when one store will match the prices of a competitor’s advertised price.  Theoretically it can make your life easier because you do not have to run to more than one store to get what you want.   Therefore price-matching can save you time as well as your money.

Some of the biggest name-stores in the Green Bay area that price match are Target, Shopko and Wal-Mart.  They don’t just price-match each other, they price match most of the area grocery and drug stores like the following:

  • Target
  • Wal-Mart
  • Shopko
  • Festival Foods
  • Copps
  • Big Lots
  • Dollar General
  • Family Dollar
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Walgreens
  •  CVS

The good thing about Wal-Mart’s price matching is that you do not need a physical copy of the ad with you when you want to price match.  At Target and Shopko, you will need a copy of the competitor’s ad.  Each store has the same basic requirements: items must be exactly as described in the ad including size, they will not price-match percentages off or going-out-of business sales.  For more information on each specific policy, read them below:

The bad thing is that it may take a little more time to check out, depending upon the cashier, the manager and the particular store.  I have had great success price-matching at Green Bay East Wal-Mart.

I know of some people who do all their shopping at one of the above stores because of price-matching.  I admit that I do not price-match a lot but it does come in handy.

Do you price-match?  What tips do you have for readers?

Do you know of other stores that price match in our area?

Price Matching at Green Bay stores: Is it for you?

March 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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This got a great response when I first wrote it and it’s been about a year since I shared this information.  Instead of running to several different stores to get your deals, you can often price match most deals at stores like Target and WalMart.

Have you heard the term price-matching?  It’s when one store will match the prices of a competitor’s advertised price.  Theoretically it can make your life easier because you do not have to run to more than one store to get what you want.   Therefore price-matching can save you time as well as your money.

Some of the biggest name-stores in the Green Bay area that price match are Target, Shopko and Wal-Mart.  They don’t just price-match each other, they price match most of the area grocery and drug stores like the following:

  • Target
  • Wal-Mart
  • Shopko
  • Festival Foods
  • Copps
  • Big Lots
  • Dollar General
  • Family Dollar
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Walgreens
  •  CVS

The good thing about Wal-Mart’s price matching is that you do not need a physical copy of the ad with you when you want to price match.  At Target and Shopko, you will need a copy of the competitor’s ad.  Each store has the same basic requirements: items must be exactly as described in the ad including size, they will not price-match percentages off or going-out-of business sales.  For more information on each specific policy, read them below:

The bad thing is that it may take a little more time to check out, depending upon the cashier, the manager and the particular store.  I have had great success price-matching at Green Bay East Wal-Mart.

I know of some people who do all their shopping at one of the above stores because of price-matching.  I admit that I do not price-match a lot but it does come in handy.

Do you price-match?  What tips do you have for readers?

Do you know of other stores that price match in our area?

Thanksgiving Dinner grocery comparison chart

November 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Okay, you’ve seen all of this week’s sales, but let’s face it.  It can be mind-boggling keeping straight who has what items and at what price.  Well, you don’t have to worry cuz look at this handy dandy spreadsheet I made for Green Bay Consumer readers!  It lists some of the many popular Thanksgiving foods and  their prices at 6 area grocery stores.  Information was gathered either through the sales flyers or by a trip to the local store yesterday and today.

The table features about 25 items so if it says “show 10”, switch it to “25”.   I know this doesn’t give you all the prices on all the items you’re probably looking for, but it should give you an overview of what store will fit your needs best.

Remember that Festival is doing it’s best to just give us all turkeys this week with all of their in-store coupon specials but there’s nowhere to reflect that on the chart.  Also, you might want to click here to check some of the more popular coupons that are out there to make your dinner more affordable.

I had so much fun putting this together for you.  Am I a dork that I find this really cool?

Enjoy and happy Turkey Day meal planning!

AldiCopps/PNSFestival FoodsPiggly WigglyWal-MartWoodmans
TurkeyButterball $1.19 lb$.02 lb less than any advertised competitor price
Fresh Cranberries-
Canned Cranberries$.89
Sweet Potatoes
Canned
Sweet
Potatoes
$1.29 Candied $.99
Box Stuffing$.69
Bag Stuffing$1.99
Canned Pumpkin$.89$.69
Sour Cream
16 oz
-$1.50-
Evaporated
Milk
$.65$.79
Canned Pineapple$.89
Canned/Jar Gravy$.89
French Fried Onions$1.99
Frozen Vegetables$1.09$.77-
Canned Green Beans$.49-
Reddi Whip-
Frozen Whipped Topping$.89
Pre-Made PiePumpkin $2.89
Apple $3.49
Boxed Mashed Potatoes
Cream of Soups$.49
Canned Black Olives$.99-
Celery$.48 w/store coupon
Canned Broth$1.29$.77
Cream Cheese 8oz brick$.99

 

Price Matching at Green Bay stores: Is it for you?

March 22, 2012 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: Coupons, Grocery 

Another of my “greatest hits”.  This got a great response when I first wrote this in September of 2011.  Instead of running to several different stores to get your deals, you can often price match most deals at stores like Target and WalMart.

Have you heard the term price-matching?  It’s when one store will match the prices of a competitor’s advertised price.  Theoretically it can make your life easier because you do not have to run to more than one store to get what you want.   Therefore price-matching can save you time as well as your money.

Some of the biggest name-stores in the Green Bay area that price match are Target, Shopko and Wal-Mart.  They don’t just price-match each other, they price match most of the area grocery and drug stores, too.

  • Target
  • Wal-Mart
  • Shopko
  • Festival Foods
  • Copps
  • Big Lots
  • Dollar General
  • Family Dollar
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Walgreens
  •  CVS

The good thing about Wal-Mart’s price matching is that you do not need a physical copy of the ad with you when you want to price match.  At Target and Shopko, you will need a copy of the competitor’s ad.  Each store has the same basic requirements: items must be exactly as described in the ad including size, they will not price-match percentages off or going-out-of business sales.  For more information on each specific policy, read them below:

The bad thing is that it may take a little more time to check out, depending upon the cashier, the manager and the particular store.  I have had great success price-matching at Green Bay East Wal-Mart.

Just a few weeks ago I tried the new Johnsonville brat patties because of an awesome BOGO internet printable (sorry, no longer available).   They were really good and at $6 a package, it came down to $3 per pack with coupon.  Or 50 cents per brat patty.  Then Piggly Wiggly put them on sale for $4.99 and I still had all those coupons left to use.  Piggly Wiggly, however, does not accept BOGO internet printables.

Since it was actually an unplanned trip, I didn’t have my Wal-Mart policy with me (I know, I know, do as I say, not as I do!).  So I asked at the customer service desk if I needed the ad.  The manager on duty overheard and asked what I wanted to price match.  I mentioned the Johnsonville brat patties and she said  “Oh, yeah, that’s a really good deal.  You might want to pick up the chocolate milk that the Pig has on special, too!”  The manager also told me which checkout lane cashier was the most “informed” about price-matching so I made sure to go through her checkout lane.

I know of some people who do all their shopping at one of the above stores because of price-matching.  I admit that I do not price-match a lot but it does come in handy like the example above.

Do you price-match?  What tips do you have for readers?

Do you know of other stores that price match in our area?

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