Black Friday Price Matching: A Money-Saving Secret Revealed

Posted on 11/07/2012

Coupons, door busters and free gifts with purchase are all great ways to save money on Black Friday. But there's another money-saving tool you may not have used before-- price matching. It can be a tricky tactic, especially when crazed cashiers are dealing with impatient shoppers, but if you know how to work it, price matching can save you even more cash on Black Friday.

Target Target is working hard to compete this holiday season. One way they're doing that is through a beefed-up price matching policy. Between November 1 and December 16 Target will honor price matching at major retailers like,, and Plus if you find the item in a competitor's ad for less, Target will match that price.

Toys R Us
At Toys R Us shoppers have seven days to get a refund if they find their product for a better price elsewhere. But you must see the exact item in a competitor's ad. And keep in mind they won't match door buster prices.

Walmart offers a hassle-free price match policy. You do not have to have the competitor ad with you in order to score the lower price. If you find a lower advertised price on an identical product just let the cashier know and they'll match it at the register.

PayPal unveiled a new price matching policy that could be very helpful this holiday season. Simply check out using your PayPal account to purchase an eligible product. If you find it at a lower price somewhere else within 30 days send PayPal a copy of your receipt, the advertisement and a Money Back Request Form. If you qualify you'll receive a credit to your PayPal account balance.

Office Depot, Office Max and Staples
It appears that several big box office supply stores including Office Depot, Office Max, and Staples will all allow price matching on Black Friday. This could help shoppers from having to go to more than one store to score the lowest prices.

By Alison Storm

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