Walmart is making big changes to its Savings Catcher program

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Walmart is making big changes to its Savings Catcher program
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If you use Walmart’s popular Savings Catcher feature, there’s an important change to how you upload receipts.

Walmart Savings Catcher compares the prices of eligible items that you purchased at Walmart to local competitors and refunds the difference if it finds a lower price elsewhere.

When that happens, Walmart customers get money back in the form of an eGift card to use on future trips.

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Walmart Savings Catcher changes: What you need to know 

In an email to shoppers, Walmart announced that Walmart Pay will be the only way to submit your receipts to Savings Catcher as of October 29, 2018.

That means you will NOT be able to scan paper receipts within the app or submit them using a computer.

Many Savings Catcher users have already been submitting their receipts with Walmart Pay, which allows you to store payment card information and Savings Catcher rewards on your phone.

Instead of scanning a paper receipt after paying, you’ll create an eReceipt using the Walmart Pay scanner at checkout. Here’s how to do that:

  1. Open Walmart Pay and select a payment method (credit card, debit card or gift card)
  2. Use Walmart Pay to scan the QR code at the register to generate an eReceipt

Once you’ve completed the purchase, you can tap “Submit Receipt” from the Walmart Pay confirmation page or from your Savings Catcher dashboard on the Walmart app.

Here’s an excerpt of the announcement that was emailed to customers:

“At Walmart, we’re committed to making your shopping experience using the Walmart app quicker and more convenient. That’s why, on October 29, 2018, our Terms of Use for Savings Catcher will be changing, and Walmart Pay will be the exclusive way to submit your receipt to Savings Catcher. This will allow you to both submit and spend your Savings Catcher rewards within the same Walmart Pay experience. Due to this change, the ability to scan paper receipts within the app or submit via desktop will be discontinued.”

How to use Walmart Pay
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Important note: If you use cash back apps, Walmart says you can print your eReceipt. Just click on Purchase History in the app, then email yourself the eReceipt to print.

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