Who doesn’t want to save money on groceries? Am I right?
Food is one of the biggest and hardest to control areas of our budget each month. If you do a quick Google or Pinterest search you will find tons of great advice on systems you can use to save money on your grocery bill. Often, these articles recommend tracking best prices, clipping coupons, stocking up on sale items, and traveling from store to store to get the most bang for your buck.
Well … I DON’T HAVE TIME FOR THAT! So I have discovered one super lazy way to shave a few bucks off my grocery bill. Read on to find out the lazy way I save money on groceries – with an app!
The lazy way I save money on groceries
My secret? The Walmart Savings Catcher app! If you’re more frugal than me, you probably have already been using it! I actually downloaded it for the first time back in April, after readers of this blog kept mentioning it in their comments. I am not affiliated with Walmart in any way, and this is not a sponsored post. I’m just glad I finally listened to all the people who recommended this app to me!
Walmart Savings Catcher – How does it work?
“Savings Catcher” is actually a small part of the bigger Walmart App. You can also use the app to view their weekly ads, to shop online, to find the nearest store to you, to view a Walmart gift registry, and more!
If you’re like me, and are just interested in the savings part – it’s pretty simple to use! You shop at Walmart, then scan the QR code on your receipt. Walmart then compares the prices of all of your purchased items to the prices at other stores in your area. For me, this means prices are compared to 37 other stores (including Target, the Dollar Store, Martin’s, Safeway, Aldi and a few others). This of course will vary depending on where you live and what stores are in your area.
If an item you purchased at Walmart was being sold at a lower price elsewhere, you will be credited the difference via a Walmart giftcard. Sometimes it’s just a few cents, sometimes Walmart had the best price on everything, and sometimes I’m surprised by a sweet little refund! You choose when to redeem your Savings Catcher earnings for a Walmart giftcard. I currently have a $30+ balance! That’s $30 of free groceries or household items!
I’m using the Walmart Savings Catcher app along with my #1 favorite rewards app Ibotta. Have you downloaded Ibotta yet? I find a few rebates each time I shop at Walmart and you’ll get a bonus if you sign up through my referral link! (<—click there!). Of course you know I think you’re crazy if you’re not using Ibotta. 😉
Walmart Savings Catcher Pros
No driving from store to store or tracking in a price book! I call that a win!
Super easy. Scan your receipt and you’re done. Results arrive in 48 hours or less.
You are in control of when to redeem your balance. There are no minimums to reach.
Walmart Savings Catcher Cons
My app is a little glitchy. I think it might be because the app itself contains so much information. I sometimes have to restart before scanning a receipt. Annoying, but a minor problem overall.
If you don’t have Walmart stores in your area, this obviously won’t work for you – I’m sorry! 🙁
The Walmart Savings Catcher app is a simple solution for a busy mom like me, or any other busy person who would like to save a little money at the grocery store. I hope you’re able to give it a try!