Four Ways To Use Walmart's Savings Catcher You May Not Know About

Four Ways To Use Walmart’s Savings Catcher You May Not Know About

4 Ways To Use Walmart's Savings Catcher You May Not Know AboutMy sister is a couponer extraordinaire. She is the one in line ahead of you who gets 85% off once the coupons are tallied.  I have never been able to master that level of savings, but I do what I can. One of the methods I use is the Walmart Savings Catcher which involves downloading the Walmart app onto your phone, scanning the QR code from your store receipt, and then letting Walmart ad match for you. If a lower price is found, you get money back in the form of an e-gift card (so far I’ve gotten over $40 back).

For the first several months I only used the app to save money, but the more familiar I became with the app, the more uses I found for it. Let me share four of the ways I use Walmart’s Savings Catcher that have really been helpful to me when I am out shopping at Walmart or even at any other grocery store.

Retrieving Receipts – Unlike some other big box stores, Walmart has a pretty user-friendly return policy. However, there are times a return might be difficult without a receipt. Did you know Walmart’s Savings Catcher stores a digital copy of your actual receipt? Open up the Walmart app and click on Savings Catcher, then on Your eReceipts, then on the purchase date. You will see a screen like the one below. In the upper right hand corner is an icon that looks like a ripped page. Click that and you will be looking at your receipt from that purchase date, including the bar-code. This can be used for returns.

Receipt retrieval - Four Ways To Use Walmart's Savings Catcher You May Not Know About

Searching for Past Purchases – I was recently standing in front of a shelf full of brats and sausages trying desperately to remember which brand it was that my son had loved so much. I knew it was made from chicken and that it was spicy, but there were several that fit that description. I opened up my Walmart app planning to search through several receipts, line by line. That is when I noticed the search feature you see in the image below. I typed in the word chicken and in a matter of seconds I found the brand name and picture of the chicken sausages I was looking for. This could be useful in any store, not just at Walmart.

UPDATE: This feature was removed in the most recent app update. I do not know why they would do that as it is a very useful tool. Be sure to leave a comment in an app review and maybe they will put it back next update.

Search for items - Four Ways To Use Walmart's Savings Catcher You May Not Know About

Checking Prices on Items Previously Purchased – This feature is especially useful if you are not at Walmart and want to know if the store you are at is offering a competitive price. I used this feature the other day when the grocery store I was in had coffee on sale. I was pretty sure that the sale price was still higher than Walmart’s normal price, so I looked up what I had paid at Walmart the previous week. I was right and I was glad I did not buy the coffee simply because it was on sale. (UPDATE: You can also use the Barcode feature in the app to scan items to see how much they cost while you are in Walmart or at other stores!)

Search past purchases - Four Ways To Use Walmart's Savings Catcher You May Not Know About

Checking How Often You Buy Something – Finally, by using the search feature, you can see just how often you are buying a product. For example, type in cookies and see how many times you have purchased cookies, if you dare. Or better yet, use this feature to see how many jars of peanut butter you buy in six months so that when it is dramatically discounted you will know how many to buy during that 10 for $10 sale.

So what did I miss?  Is there another way you use this app?  Please share!

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  1. Debbie Fournier says:

    I love this app and have saved $120 so far. I never thought of looking up a Walmart price while at another store though. Thanks.

  2. I use this APP all the time, so far I’ve gotten over $140 back! Christmas money!!!! Thanks for the tips, I could have used the one about returning something a few weeks ago, but now I know!!

  3. Super ckever suggestions, thanks!

  4. You can also check prices when you are in any store. If you are in a walmart it will automatically give you the in store price when you scan a barcode. But you can use the app anywhere to compare your favorite walmart lications price to the store that you are inside of.

  5. I love this app. Last year it paid almost all of the cost of one of those little cars toddlers can ride in for my son. Then this past summer we were able to get things for our new house. I have already saved over $160, and will probably cash out closer to Christmas again this year! Nev er thought about price checking when at the grocery store, thanks for the tip!

  6. One thing I found out, you cannot scan another person’s receipt even if you have their permission. You have to have purchased the items yourself.

    • Not true. I scan receipts I pick up trom the ground outside walmart and have no trouble scanning them.

      • My girlfriend and I got the idea one Saturday to wander around the entire parking lot of 2 Walmart stores in the Chicago area. The 2 stores yielded us almost 2700.00 in receipts. Those receipts brought us a total of just under 250.00. That’s close to 10% return for spending an hour and a half wandering around and then another hour or 2 creating enough email addresses to get them scanned in since you can only do 7 a week. I work next door to a Walmart so I swing by after work daily and find at least 7 and get them entered in. Those are averaging about 100.00 a week. Quite frankly its too easy to not do it. The way I see it is that people are littering and I’m “cleaning up”.

  7. I like this app also. When I was at Wal Mart the cashier said she has been able to put our local stores into the savings catcher. I don’t think you can … I have searched everything! Do you know if that is the case?
    We live in a rural area and don’t have Krogers, Piggly Wiggly etc. We have Shopko, Econo Foods, Super One etc.

  8. Mary versack says:

    I had 11.85 in reward $ and when I looked again it said I had redeemed 11.85 and had 0 . I’ve never redeemed anything , I don’t even know how. So I’m not using it anymore.

  9. Mary Versack the money is in a gift card. You must sign on to go to savings catcher. Then go to my reward card. The drop down menu will say resend my egift card. Click on that. Your gift card will be sent to your email address. Print that out. It has a barcode the cashier will use. The money will be on that. You can also keep accumulating your savings and then have the card resent. Hope that helps.

  10. Thank you! I did not know about this app; just downloaded it. I appreciate your clear explanations!

  11. I can’t find the search bar in the app to search receipts

  12. how do you delete old receipts

  13. I think the savings catcher has been great.  It has saved our Jupiter, FL family a lot of money over the past several months. I highly recommend the Walmart savings catcher.  I also did a quick tutorial on my blog as well.

  14. I think the savings catcher has been great. It has saved our Jupiter, FL family a lot of money over the past several months. I highly recommend the Walmart savings catcher. I also did a quick tutorial on my blog as well.

  15. Nadine Couch says:

    This app collected 19.00 of savings from me and transfered it to somewhere, I do not know where my savings went any help would be great.

  16. I use the Walmart app to save but I put my money on the bluebird card. I love it.

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