Stores that price match will reduce their price of a product to match the lower advertised price from a competitor. When you provide the retail associate with a digital or print copy of the competing offer, they will sell you the product for a lower price. Sometimes, they would even beat the competitor’s price.
Although it is one of the most effective ways to save money when grocery shopping, only select grocery stores offer price matching. You can use reebee to easily compare the price of a specific product in different stores!
Below, we have compiled a list of all major Canadian grocery stores that price match. This blog post also contains the terms and conditions for price matching as outlined by the various stores.
Let’s dive right in.
Grocery Stores that Price Match
They have stores in all provinces.
*Update – Effective Oct 15th, 2020 Walmart Canada has stopped its price matching program. You can find the details here.
They have stores in all provinces except QC.
No Frills price match policy (aka “Won’t Be Beat”) applies “if a major supermarket competitor within this store’s geographical trade area offers a lower price on any item that we carry in our store simply show us an advertisement or receipt and we will sell you that item at the same price”. Note that No Frills does not price-match from all local competitors.
Have a look at No Frills’ flyer to see their weekly best deals!
They have stores in AB, BC, MB, ON, SK, YT.
Real Canadian Superstore’s price match policy is “show us a lower advertised price on an identical item and we will match it”. However, RCSS price match does not apply to ‘multi-buys’ (e.g. 2 for $4), ‘spend x get y free’, clearance, discounts obtained through loyalty programs, or offers related to third party operations (post office, gas bar, dry cleaners, etc.).
Have a look at Real Canadian Superstore’s flyer to see their weekly best deals!
They have stores only in ON, MT and BC.
FreshCo’s price match policy is “if a major supermarket competitor within your local store’s geographic trade area offers a lower price on any item that we carry in our store, simply show us their price in their flyer/ad (current) or on their receipt (within 14 days of purchase) and we will sell you that item for 1¢ less“. Yet, they only price-match select “major supermarket competitors”.
Price matching does not apply to prescriptions or gift cards. The following are excluded: ‘spend x get x’ clearance sales, and ‘free’ promotions and discounts obtained through loyalty or other preferred customer programs. Also, competition misprints, withdrawn or corrected advertisements are not considered. FreshCo verifies competitor prices and limits it to 2 identical products/flavours.
Have a look at FreshCo’s flyer to see their weekly best deals!
They have stores only in AB, BC, MT, SK, YT.
Save on Foods’ price match policy is “if a competitor within our geographical trade area currently offers a lower advertised price than our current in-store price on any identical grocery item (brand, size, etc.) we will match the competitor’s price”. Yet, it is not valid for online shopping purchases.
The price match policy excludes mandatory ‘multi-buys’ (e.g. $1.69 each when you buy 3), ‘spend x get y free’, percentage discounts, and discounts obtained through loyalty programs.
Have a look at Save on Foods’ flyer to see their weekly best deals!
They have stores in all provinces except BC and NL.
Giant Tiger’s price match policy is that they will beat the advertised price of any competitor. If you find a local competitor offering a lower price on any identical item they carry in-store, simply show them their current flyer and they will sell you that item for 1 cent less than their price.
Please note that price matching is not applicable to clearance sales, percentage discounts, rebates, combination promotions (e.g. Buy 2, Get 1 Free), private label products, online offers, preferred customer discounts or random discounts (Scratch and Save events), or to competitor misprints, withdrawn or corrected advertisements.
Have a look at Giant Tiger’s flyer to see their weekly best deals!
They have stores only in QC.
Maxi’s price match policy is if a major supermarket competitor located in Quebec offers a lower price on any item they carry, they will match it, as long as the competitor’s advertisement is during its effective date and the items are the same. However, the caveat is that the price matching is limited to 4 items.
Have a look at Maxi’s flyer to see their weekly best deals!
Other Stores that Price Match
You may be wondering about other major grocery stores, such as Sobeys, Safeway and Metro. Unfortunately, these grocery stores do not price match. Yet, make sure to check this blog to find Canadian electronics and home improvement stores that do price match.