Are you ready to level up your shopping game and save money on your next purchase? Then it’s time to master the art of price matching! We’re sharing 5 easy steps to help you score the best deals. But first, let’s cover the basics.

What is price matching?

Price matching, also referred to as a price guarantee, is a practice where a retail location will match the lower advertised price of a competitor — ensuring you always get the best price possible! 

Step 1: Gather intel 

Before you hit the stores, take some time to research the prices of the products you want to buy. Thanks to apps like Flipp and reebee, you can easily compare prices from different local retailers in one convenient place and clip coupons to save even more. Using the improved search feature, you can compare prices for all the items you need, making sure you never miss a deal!

Save money on groceries by price matching with the Flipp app

Step 2: Learn the rules 

Not all stores have the same price match policy, so make sure you know the rules of each store you’re hoping to price match from. Some stores only match prices from certain retailers, while others may have restrictions on the types of products they’ll match. 

We recommend checking your local store’s website for all the rules and restrictions. Even if your favorite store doesn’t price match, you can still use their weekly ads, also known as flyers, to price match at different stores that do – so always double check the weekly flyers before you buy anything.

Search and compare the best weekly deals with Flipp.

Bonus tip: Many stores will also match online prices, so don’t be afraid to ask about that option as well.

Step 3: Hunt for the best deals

When you find the perfect deal, make sure to have proof ready to go. This could include a  printout, physical advertisement, or a digital advertisement shown through your phone. Use the Flipp app to keep all your clippings organized on your list to quickly show them at store checkout.

Flipp tip: Take your savings to the next level by stacking on-sale items with a coupon! 

Step 4: Master the art of negotiation

When you ask the store to match the price, be confident and polite. Remember, cashiers are not responsible for setting the prices and may not have the authority to match the price due to corporate policies — although it never hurts to ask with a smile! Don’t be afraid to speak with a manager if the person you’re talking to is unsure of the store’s price match policy.

Step 5: Remember that time is money 

Keep in mind the timing of the price match. Some retailers have a time limit, so make sure you ask for the match within the time frame specified in the store’s policy. Furthermore, double-check the availability of a promotion, since many deals only occur for a limited time.

Price matching is a fantastic way to save money on your next shopping trip, and with a little bit of research, you’ll be able to score some amazing deals. So, download Flipp, grab your shopping list, and head out to the stores with confidence that you’re securing the best deal. 

 Happy shopping, folks!

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