Spot the Difference: 10 Price-Match Policies

Playing With Matches

If you are one of those deal hunters who never pay the sticker price, you have three basic options: You could bring in a coupon or use a coupon code, you could find a sales associate or manager and do some haggling or you could convince them that a competing store has a better price, then see if they’ll match it. That last tactic is particularly tricky, because price-match policies vary wildly from store to store. Some will refuse to honor an online price, matching only the in-store prices of local competitors; others require different levels of proof; and some will have a list of exclusions. We found the biggest retailers with a stated price-match policy and examined the ins and outs of how each one does it. Photo Credit: Wal-Mart Stores