My original intent was to write a review of the Walmart Savings Catcher, but since Savings Catcher is simply a feature of the Walmart App, I decided the provide a review of the entire app.
Over the years, Walmart has become a household name. The first Walmart was opened in 1962 in Rogers, Arkansas by Sam Walton. Since then, Walmart has expanded to over 4,600 stores in the United States and over 6,200 outside the US.
With the increase in popularity of the Internet, Walmart established Walmart.com, and eventually, with the rise of smartphones, created the Walmart App. The Walmart App includes the following features:
- Online shopping at Walmart.com
- Savings Catcher
- Savings Showcase (Shopping Portal)
- Weekly Ad (for home store)
- Walmart Pay
- 1-Hour Photo
At most stores, Walmart has a policy where they will beat all competitors’ advertised prices and will match those prices if Walmart’s prices are higher. Typically, this requires you to bring multiple ads for various stores and check the price of everything you buy at Walmart to see if it has a lower price. Then you have to keep track of all items that Walmart’s price is higher so, when you get to the checkout, you can inform the associate which prices they have to change. The associate then has to lower each price individually so you can get the price match.
There is an easier way. With Walmart’s Savings Catcher, all you do is scan the QR code on the receipt within a week of purchase. If a local competitor has a lower price, Savings Catcher will “catch” it and award you the difference. At any time, you can redeem your savings in the form of a Walmart gift card.
If you have ever used Wish Lists at Amazon.com, you understand the concept. You create a list of items you want, and then for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, etc., your friends and family can see your list and order any item through the app.
The Registry is the same thing as a list, except it is specifically for baby showers and weddings. As with the Lists, you can create your Registry through the app, and friends and family can see your Registry and purchase items through the app.
The Pharmacy feature of the Walmart app lets you do a number of things with your prescriptions. You can:
- Request a refill by scanning the bar code
- Refill a prescription associated with your account
- Transfer a prescription from another pharmacy
- Find the nearest Walmart Pharmacy
- Browse Walmart’s $4 Prescriptions
Walmart Pay is Walmart’s version of Apple Pay, Samsung Pay or Android Pay. You link your credit card to your Walmart account, and you can then pay with your phone. All you do is scan the QR code on the pin pad. You get an eReceipt that you can submit to Savings Catcher with one tap.
The 1-Hour Photo feature of the app lets you select photos directly from your phone to print at your local Walmart. They will be available for same day pick-up.
Instawatch allows you to add DVD’s and Blu-rays you purchase at Walmart to VUDU, Walmart’s digital movie service. Once you scan the receipt, Walmart sends you an email letting you know how to redeem your digital copies. Once you have redeemed them, you can watch them anywhere on multiple devices.
Pros and Cons
- Easy to use
- Saves money
- Saves time
- Must have a Walmart.com account
Who is the Walmart App For?
The Walmart App is for anyone who shops at Walmart. If you do not have a Walmart close by, many of the features will not be useful.
The Walmart App is free and available for both iOS and Android mobile devices.
The bottom line is: If you shop at Walmart, you will definitely save time and money with the Walmart app. Register for a free account at Walmart.com and start using the app right away. You won’t regret it.
If you have been using the Walmart App, I would love to hear your opinion. Do you love it? Hate it? Leave me a Comment below
Have a great day!