This morning on the news the big story was that Target is going to continue price matching online deals from other stores. Cool huh? Well, kinda….
See it is a great news story and good buzz for Target. However, that problem is that most of the employees have no idea that this is the policy, the rules are so restrictive that customers are not going to understand what they can and can’t price match AND Walmart is pretty much still going to beat the price everyday anyway.
Price matching Amazon is great, but that means I have to go to Target, hope they have it, deal with the cashiers and drag my kids around. Otherwise I can order it from my couch and have it in 2 days delivered to my front door.
Overall, if there is some really large expensive item that I find online and can’t wait to get, this *might* work out!
- “Marketplace” prices: Price matched items must be sold by Walmart.com, Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, ToysRUs.com, or BabiesRUs.com; prices from third party sellers on these websites will not be honored.
- Prices that only display on a website after guests log in.
- Clearance, closeout, damaged product, refurbished, open packages or liquidation sales.
- Prices advertised only as a percent off or dollar off.
- Paid membership club or paid loyalty programs (e.g. prices that require a club or loyalty card that is associated with a membership fee).
- Buy one, get one if the retail price is not shown in the advertisement.
- Competitor coupon-required.
- Competitor price matches on items where Target or the competitor is offering a free gift card.
- Mail-in offers or instant rebates.
- Offers that include financing.
- Items advertised as limited time/limited supply/limited quantity.
- Black Friday ads (including adjusting prices for previously purchased items).
- Pricing or typographical errors.
- Non-branded items (e.g., produce not marketed under a specific brand name).
- Product services (warranties, assembly, etc.).
- Target Portrait Studio, Optical and Clinic offers.
- Contract cell phone plans and devices.