Do you know which stores near you will price match Amazon?
What better way is there to save money than to find retailers who will match or even beat one of the low price leaders? If you want your order today or want it cheaper keep this list handy.
We’ve researched 13 of the largest retailers who advertise price matching policies and have found those who will match Amazon’s prices and a few that won’t.
Amazon’s Market Dominance
Amazon was founded in 1993 as an online bookstore. In 1998 it started to really take off and now Amazon has disrupted and transformed the retail shopping experience. Their low prices and fast delivery have catered to our thrifty and sometimes impulsive nature.
To survive, brick and mortar retailers have had to change the way they do business. Some have gone out of business and others have built or strengthened their online presence to compete. Many of the competitors have changed their pricing policies to regain lost market share.
This research was conducted over a three month period. We’ve summarized each retailers’ price match policy. We’ve also included their key price match comments and a link to their policy page.
Many stores will match their own online prices and also match Amazon’s online prices (not third-party sellers, who are independent). By learning their policies, you can always get the best price on things you purchase.
All you need to do is bring the online listing (printed or on your phone) to the customer service desk to request a price adjustment or refund.
Does Walmart Price Match Amazon?
Price Match Amazon: Yes (with some restrictions)
Time Limit: unclear
Customer Service Phone Number: 1-800-925-6278
Walmart will match other retailers and online marketers’ prices. But it may be a hassle to do it.
The item needs to be the exact model. It also needs to be in stock in the store where you are shopping. The manager on duty has the final decision on any Price match.
If you’re shopping online, to ensure that you get the best price, you’ll need to contact Walmart.com Customer Care before placing your order.
Keep reading to see Walmarts actual Price Match policy.
Walmart is the largest retailer in the U.S. They are battling Amazon for control of online and brick and mortar sales.
- In August of 2016, Walmart acquired Jet.com – an online shopping platform for $3.3 billion to help them compete against Amazon.
- Amazon made a bold move to enter brick and mortar sales with the purchase of Whole Foods in June of 2017 ($13 billion dollar purchase).
The bottom line is that Walmart is fighting for market share and they will price match Amazon’s prices.
Here are the details from Walmart.com.
Walmart’s Price Match Policy
… if you find a lower price from an online retailer on an identical, in-stock product, tell us and we’ll match it.*
- The item must be identical, (i.e., size, model, quantity, brand, color)
- The item must be in-stock at the online retailer’s website and on Walmart.com at the time of the price match request
- We will price match one item per customer per day (limit does not apply to orders to New Mexico unless the purchase is for resale)
- We will not offer rain-checks for items that are not currently in stock
- The item must be sold and fulfilled by one of these online retailers:
Academy.com, Amazon.com, Autozone.com, Babiesrus.com, Basspro.com, Bedbathandbeyond.com, Bestbuy.com, Cabelas.com, Chewy.com, Dickssportinggoods.com, Dollargeneral.com, Familydollar.com, Homedepot.com, Jcpenny.com, Kmart.com, Kohls.com, Lowes.com, Michaels.com, Newegg.com, Officedepot.com, Oreillyauto.com, Pepboys.com, Petco.com, Petsmart.com, Sears.com, SportsAuthority.com, Staples.com, Target.com, Toysrus.com, Walgreens.com
Will Best Buy Price Match Amazon?
Price Match Amazon: Yes (with some restrictions)
Time Limit: At Time of Sale
Customer Service Phone Number: 1-888-237-8289
The electronics giant Best Buy says it won’t be beaten on prices.
Best Buy sales in the U.S. reached $42.15 billion in 2018. They are aggressively pricing their wares to gain more sales.
They will price match key online retailers with some restrictions. For instance, Black Friday sales prices won’t be matched. But the rest of the year you can count on them to match the prices of other retailers.
Here is the Best Buy’s Price Match policy
Best Buy Price Match Guarantee
We won’t be beat on price.
We’ll match the product prices of key online and local competitors.
- At the time of sale, we price match all local retail competitors (including their online prices) and we price match products shipped from and sold by these major online retailers: Amazon.com, Bhphotovideo.com, Crutchfield.com, Dell.com, HP.com, Newegg.com, and TigerDirect.com.
- We match BestBuy.com prices on in-store purchases and in-store prices on BestBuy.com purchases.
- If we lower our in-store or online price during the return and exchange period, we will match our lower price, upon request.
- Our Price Match Guarantee covers new items (excludes clearance and open-box items). One price match per identical item, per customer, at the current pre-tax price available to all customers, is allowed. Editor’s Note: We don’t know if this is per day, month or year.
There are more details on their website about what their Price Match Guarantee does not cover.
Does Target Match Amazon’s Prices?
Price Match Amazon: Yes
Time Limit: At purchase or within 14 days (with some restrictions)
Customer Service Phone Number: 1-800-440-0680
Target’s extensive price match policy does not specifically mention Amazon. But it does mention that they will match prices from a “competitor’s website.”
If you want to price match on an item contact customer service at your local store to discuss the item before you head to the store.
We know this is not the most convenient way to price match, but it is the surest way to succeed.
Target Price Match Guarantee
We’ll match the price if you buy a qualifying item at Target then find the identical item for less at Target.com, select online competitors, or in Target’s or competitor’s local print ad. Price matches may be requested at time of purchase or within 14 days after purchase. The full list of online competitors is available online or at Guest Services.
If you find a current lower price within 14 days after purchase, just bring in the proof and we will adjust your payment to the lower price, upon request. Target store price matches and adjustments are completed at the store on any lane. For Target.com purchases, call Target.com Guest Services at 1-800-591-3869.
What you need to present
- Local printed ads: Present the entire printed advertisement. Photos or photocopies of the ad cannot be accepted as verification of a competitors printed ad. Digital versions of printed advertisements are accepted.
- Online prices: Present the price on your mobile device from a qualifying competitor’s website or Target.com. A Target team member will then verify the match using a Target device.
Will Fry’s Electronics Price Match Amazon?
Price Match Amazon: Yes
Time Limit: At purchase or within 30 days
Customer Service Phone Number: 1-408-350-1484
When it comes to electronics and appliances, Fry’s Electronics has one of the best and easiest price match policies.
They will beat any competitors price by 10%.
Several of our techie friends have walked into a Fry’s store with their smartphone and Amazon’s price, and walked out with the product they wanted for much less.
Pricing matching Amazon’s price and beating it by 10 percent is an awesome way to save money.
We Will Match Any Competitive Price*
Before making a purchase from a Fry’s Electronics store or online, if you see the same item at a lower current price at a local authorized competitor (including their online prices) or shipped from and sold by these major online retailers – Amazon.com, Bhphotovideo.com, Dell.com, HP.com, and Newegg.com – Fry’s will be happy to match the competition’s promised price.
If a Fry’s Promo Code is offered on an item, and the competitor’s final price is still lower after the Promo Code is applied, Fry’s will cheerfully discount our price by 110% of the difference.
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Will Bed Bath & Beyond Price Match Amazon?
Price Match Amazon: Yes
Time Limit: At purchase or within 14 days
Customer Service Phone Number: 1-800-GO-BEYOND (462-3966)
Bed Bath & Beyond price match policy says that they will match full-price, in-stock Amazon items. The items must be sold and fulfilled by Amazon—not sold by a third party.
Coupons cannot be used on a price matched item.
If you’re in a store, you simply need to show the price on your phone or with a competitor’s ad.
If you’re shopping at bedbathandbeyond.com you can price match one of two ways:
- By Phone: Call 1-800-GO-BEYOND (1-800-462-3966) and share the competitor’s ad or website with a customer service rep.
- By Email: Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. Give them links to the competitor’s site and the item you want on their site.
You can read Bed Bath & Beyond’s Price Match Policy here
Here are the most important points from their site:
Bed Bath & Beyond’s Price Match Promise. Simple. We’ll Match It!
Ensuring we offer our customers the best price is a top priority.
There are three simple ways to request a price match before or after your purchase. If you have already made your purchase, please provide your receipt, invoice, or shipping confirmation.
Request a Price Match In-Store
Visit any Bed Bath & Beyond store and present the qualifying competitor’s ad or website to any associate.
Request a Price Match by Phone
Call 1-800-GO-BEYOND (1-800-462-3966) and share the qualifying competitor’s ad or website with one of our Customer Service Representatives.
Request a Price Match by Email
Email us at email@example.com.
Does NewEgg Match Amazon’s Prices?
Price Match Amazon: Yes – But only on “Price Match Guaranteed” items
Time Limit: At purchase or within 14 days
Customer Service Phone Number: 1-800-466-3337
NewEgg was named one of the Internet’s Top 10 retailers by Internet Retailer Magazine. They are the leading tech-focused e-retailer in North America, with a worldwide reach into more than 50 countries throughout Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East. With $2.7 Billion in sales, they are on the Forbes list of America’s largest privately owned companies.
While they are willing to price match Amazon and other retailers, it is on a product by product basis. They will only price match products that have a Price Match Guarantee badge on them. And this price match badge is not easy to find as it only will show up on items that carry the guarantee. There is no way to search for all price matched items.
You can read NewEgg’s Price Match Policy here.
NewEgg’s Price Match Policy
- Purchase an eligible item with a Price Match Guarantee badge on the product page at any time.
- Find a lower advertised price by Newegg or a major retailer, with the same brand and model number. Let us know within 14 calendar days after the date of your purchase.
- To request a Price Match, submit a Claim Form.
Newegg will match the price subject to verification and the terms below. The cost difference will be credited to you in the form of a Newegg Customer Care card which is good for use on Newegg.com for 90 calendar days from the date of issue. Newegg reserves the right to modify or discontinue the Price Match Guarantee at any time without notice but will honor any eligible price matching requests for an item purchased from Newegg prior to the date the Price Match Guarantee is discontinued.
NewEgg.com Price Match Guarantee Terms & Exclusions
- This offer applies only to the advertised online price of identical items offered for sale by Newegg and major retailers.
- For purposes of comparing prices, the price (“Price”) is the total advertised price of the item including shipping costs, but Price shall not include discounts from a “Loyalty” or “Membership” program, and Price shall not include shipping discounts from a membership program such as Amazon Prime.
- Price Match of a Newegg item shall not include sales tax if any.
- Newegg’s and Major retailer’s Price must be advertised at the time the price match is requested.
There are a few other qualifiers explained on the NewEgg Price Match Policy.
Does JCPenney Price Match Amazon?
JCPenney has been around since 1902 and unlike some other retail industry stalwarts has adapted and stayed competitive in today’s online economy. Learn more about JCPenney’s history here.
Penney’s has a competitive price match policy online and in-store. They will honor their own online prices in store and promise to beat any competitors price on identical items by 5 percent – this includes Amazon.com (but not 3rd party sellers).
Read JCPenney’s Price Match Policy here.
JCPenney Lowest Price Guarantee Policy
We offer our lowest price guarantee to ensure that you always find Style and Value for all. If you find a lower current advertised price on an identical item within 14 days after purchase at a competitor, just bring the ad to a JCPenney store and we’ll beat that price by 5%. For online purchases, call Customer Care at 1-800-322-1189. Does not include Sephora, Salon, Optical, Portrait, In-Home Custom Window Treatments or Services (including Flooring). Lowest price guarantee on Major Appliances, Electronics, and Fitness Equipment does not include the extra 5%.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you match competitors online prices?
Yes, we offer our lowest price guarantee on any retailer’s in-store and online prices. The only exclusions are marketplaces, third-party sellers such as deal websites, and auctions. Our lowest price guarantee includes items sold by Amazon.com but not by a third party on Amazon.com.
Do you match JCPenney.com prices?
Yes, we match JCPenney.com prices on in-store purchases and vice versa. The extra 5% off applies only to competitor prices and does not apply to price-matched purchases between JCPenney and JCPenney.com.
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Does JoAnn Fabric & Crafts Price Match Amazon?
JoAnn’s Fabric employees have been super helpful in getting us lower prices. They are always dropping 40 to 70 percent off coupons. And we love their end of season discounts.
But when it comes to Price Matching Amazon the story is a little different.
They will Price Match a competitor’s advertised price (within 7 days of the ad). Their policy asks that you bring a printed version of the lower price as proof. So simply showing up with your smartphone showing Amazon’s price may not work.
They do state that they will not price match warehouse clubs.
Read JoAnn’s Price Match Policy here.
JoAnn Lowest Price Guarantee Policy
What is JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores Price Match Pledge?
A: joann.com® does offer a price match policy.
Seasonal items do not qualify for price adjustments. Patterns on joann.com® are not eligible for price match with a JOANN Store price.
Please note that pricing may be different between the web site and JOANN Stores for many reasons, including the timing of promotional events and product source.
The Price Match Pledge will be honored on joann.com® in U.S. Dollars (USD).
Please see your local JOANN Store location for their posted Price Match Pledge. joann.com® will match prices when the following conditions are met:
- Applies to an identical, in-stock item only
- Price to match must have been advertised within the past 7 days
- Includes ads for competitors
- Requires proof of lower price via original/current ad or print-out of online price
- Excludes special buys, liquidations, doorbusters and club purchase.
It’s always good to talk to a customer service person of the store manager. We’ve always found them to be helpful.
Does Lowe’s Price Match Amazon?
Price Match Amazon In Store: Yes
Price Match Amazon Online: Yes
Time Limit: 30 Days
Customer Service Phone Number: 1-877-465-6937
Lowe’s has a “price protection, policy. This means that whether you shop Lowe’s brick-and-mortar location or online at Lowes.com, you’ll always get the lowest price that is displayed.
If you purchase an item and find it advertised for less within 30 days, Lowe’s will match that price. They also will match percent off discounts.
Bring your receipt and a dated ad or print out and show it to their customer service people.
Read Lowe’s Price Match Guarantee here.
Lowe’s Price Match Policy
Items they’ll Price Match:
Find an in-stock, identical product (brand, size, model number) from a local or online retail competitor.
Shop Lowes.com or LowesForPros.com to find the in-stock, identical product (brand, size, model number) you’d like to price match to a competitor.
How to Price Match:
Present a Lowe’s store associate with a printout, local ad, photo, smartphone display or app showing the competitor’s lower price.
Have the competitor’s website URL and item number available with the competitor’s lower price.
From the Lowes.com FAQ Section: For example, we price match items sold by Amazon.com but not by a third-party seller on Amazon.com.
Will Home Depot Price Match Amazon?
Price Match Amazon In Store: No (other hardware stores… YES)
Price Match Amazon Online: Yes
Time Limit: Unclear
Customer Service Phone Number: 1-800-466-3337
Home Depot has always had a price match policy. Previously it was that they would beat any competitors price by 10%. As of 2019 the HomeDepot US website has omitted that they will beat prices any longer.
In Store Price Match: We spoke to a local store associate and she said that while it isn’t advertised any longer, they do have the 10% price match override in the computer – they only will compete with other hardware stores like Lowes and Ace Hardware.
But this change in the 10 percent policy may be on a store-by-store basis and at the discretion of the customer services person you deal with.
Online Price Match: Their online policy states that they WILL price match competitors online pricing (including shipping). They aren’t clear how to get the price match credit. And their customer service phone system was difficult to navigate. If you have an order number, you should be able to get them to price match after the purchase is completed.
Veteran’s Discount: One thing we love about Home Depot is that they do give US Military veterans a 10 percent discount all of the time.
Home Depot’s Price Match Policy
What Products Qualify for Our Price Guarantee?
- Identical products that are the same make, model and brand
- In-stock products, available for sale at a competitor and at The Home Depot
- Online competitor products that can be shipped to your location
- Products that are not part of our exclusion list
Low Price Guarantee
How the Low Price Guarantee works for online purchases: Our Price Match Guarantee includes the price of the item(s) plus shipping cost. Price Match items must be available from competitor to ship to the customer’s location. We will only honor requests submitted directly from the person who made the purchase.
How the Low Price Guarantee works for in-store pre-purchases: If you find a current lower price on an identical, in-stock item from any other retailer, we will match the price. Just bring the ad, printout or photo with you to the register for validation. (This may involve the associate contacting the competitor).
There are more details on HomeDepot.com about what they will not price match.
Does Barnes and Noble price match Amazon?
Price Match Amazon: NO
Time Limit: N/A
Customer Service Phone Number: 1-800-843-2665
Our daughter Becky worked at Barnes & Noble for eight years. She found many amazing deals and always let us know when there were super discount sales.
Barnes & Noble brick and mortar stores are a separate company from BN.com. Pricing online is not honored in-store.
And according to the BN.com website, they do not match the prices of any competitors.
So, if you’re looking for Barnes & Noble to price match Amazon – they won’t.
You can read BN.com Price Match Policy here.
Barnes & Noble Price Matching Policy
Barnes & Noble offers very competitive pricing on many items, resulting in the best value for our customers. However, we do not honor requests to match the prices of our competitors for individual products. If you’ve already placed an order, we are unable to adjust the price of your order.
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Does Kohl’s Price Match Amazon
Price Match Amazon In Store: No
Price Match Amazon Online: No
Time Limit: While Competitors Advertised Price is in effect
Customer Service Phone Number: 1-855-564-5707
Kohl’s has always been super generous in their discounts. They allow stacking of coupons, discounts, and sales. Their rewards club members (we’re one of them) are always sent notices of percent off and bonus dollars offers.
But when it comes to price matching, they are on the more reserved side.
Online Price Match Policy: They won’t price match online retailers (this means Amazon). They also will not match any advertised deal from a wholesaler (this may include Costco). But they will match Kohls.com prices, on exact same items, to a brick and mortar advertised price.
In Store Price Match Policy: Kohl’s will price match a brick and mortar store retailer when you have a print ad or an online ad that can be verified by a store employee.
They leave the decision to store associates. So if you’re going to ask for a price match deal on an in-store advertised price, be polite, genuine and patient. We’ve found most of Kohl’s employees to be super-helpful and considerate.
You can read Kohl’s Price Match policy here.
Kohl’s Price Match Policy
Upon request, Kohl’s stores will match a competitor’s in-store price and will also match Kohls.com pricing (which sometimes varies from Kohl’s store prices) on an identical item as outlined below. Kohl’s stores do not price match competitors’ online pricing.
What do I need to get a price matched at a Kohl’s Store?
Kohls.com Online Price – Present your mobile device showing the identical product at the current Kohls.com price to which you desire the store to match. A Kohl’s store associate will verify the match using a Kohl’s device.
Competitor In-Store Price – Present a print copy of a competitor’s local ad showing the identical product at the current price to which you desire the store to match. Please be sure that the ad includes a description of the item and the competitor’s current/valid retail or sale price.
See Kohl’s price match exclusions and other details on the Kohls.com website.
Will REI Price Match Amazon?
REI has great products and great customer service, but we’ve found their pricing to be a little on the high side. They don’t have a posted price match policy.
A large number of people search each month for” REI Price Match Amazon.”So we’ve included them in this article.
We contacted their customer service department via live chat and asked the following question:
Steve Economides: Hi, will REI match the price of Amazon on a specific item that you have in-store?
Sarah M: We don’t price match with other companies because we’re a little different, we’re a co-op. We’re owned by REI members and instead of price matching, we focus on providing discounts to our members through coupons, an Annual Dividend and other promotional events throughout the year.
Steve Economides: Got it – so no price adjustments if I find an exact match item with a lower price either before I purchase OR after I purchase.
Sarah M: Is there anything else I can answer for you today Steve Economides?
Steve Economides: Nope – thanks for your time and confirming your pricing policy.
You can read REI’s Price Match Policy here.
REI’s Pricing Policy
REI.com Sale Items
REI is committed to offering you the best prices on the quality gear you need. To see what’s currently marked down at REI.com, visit Sale and Clearance.
REI members: Sale, clearance, and discounted items do not earn an REI member reward. Learn more about REI membership.
The REI Outlet Pricing
REI Outlet offers manufacturers’ closeouts, overstocks, special buys and seconds. REI Outlet products are not available at the same prices through REI stores or elsewhere on REI.com.
What if something I purchase goes down in price?
For products purchased on REI.com or in REI stores, we will honor the sale price if you purchased within the last 14 days and your item is the same product number, color, and size as the item on sale. If so, we will gladly refund the difference to you. This does not apply to REI Outlet purchases, which are not subject to price adjustments.
Conclusion: Store that Price Match Amazon
The retail landscape is constantly changing. We’ll keep this list as up-to-date as possible.
The best way to find out if a store will match Amazon’s prices is to ask two or three people who work there. Sometimes one employee may be misinformed, so we love getting feedback from several.
We’re all about saving money and getting the best quality products for the best price.
Hope you get the best deals and save a boodle!
Do you know of a store that Price Matches Amazon? Could you let us know in the comments?