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Price Matching

Price matching refers to matching a lower product price from a store in the competitive market. For example, a retail store that sells you the same product for a lower price. Companies use this strategy to save time and money because customers get the lower price available without visiting another store or shop.

Not every store in the GTA offers a price matching policy. Let's take a look at the ones that do:




Before heading to the grocery store I like to go over what deals and discounts I can find in my local grocery store flyers so that I can price match at one of these stores and get the best possible rates on my weekly haul.

Take these steps before your grocery shopping:

  1. Check what you have left over in your fridge from last week that needs to be used in the next few days.

  2. Make a rough meal plan for the upcoming week. I usually only plan for dinners, as breakfast is often the same in my household and lunches are either a sandwich or leftovers.

  3. Put together a shopping list. The ingredients you will need to put together your planned meals for the week and the regular items you may need to refill (ex. eggs, milk, coffee, bread, cheese slices).

  4. Input your shopping list onto your favourite price matching site; Flipp or Reebee.

  5. Clip the best flyer deals on the app/website so that they are saved and ready to use at the check out counter.



 

Consider this....

  • What is the closest store that price matches to your home? Convenience matters

  • Does Walmart have most of your deals this week? They tend to have some of the lowest prices, but do not price match, it is always worthwhile to scan through their flyer for deals.

  • Look at the dates for each flyer, they usually run Wednesday-Wednesday. When planning what day to go shopping be mindful of when you’re flyers were saved and when they expire.

  • When in a hurry you can quickly price match your regular items or the expensive items on your list.


Following an instagram account that focuses on finding deals in your area is a great way to stay motivated and updated on good savings in your area. I recommend taking a look at some of these accounts:


@couponcutiecanada

@livingonaloonie

@ontariosaver


 

For more information on Price Matching check out this article by Reebee:





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