Holiday 2012 Store Price Matching Policies

Black Friday and the holidays are fast approaching and businesses are implementing price-match guarantees so that they don’t lose your business to other stores.  This “shopping season” is going to be cut-throat for retailers. From my past years experience with price-matching I HIGHLY recommend checking a store that isn’t advertising what you want on sale and having it price-matched so that you can get the item at the best price.  You have a better chance of finding the products in-stock at the retailer NOT advertising the sale.
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Best Buy

Best Buy® will match the price if you find a lower price on an identical available product at a local retail competitor’s store, a local Best Buy retail store or BestBuy.com® through January 24, 2013. Simply let us know when you are making your purchase or during the return and exchange period. The Guarantee does not apply to: Our competitors’ website prices, offers that include financing, bundling of items, free items, pricing errors, mail-in offers, competitors’ service prices, items that are advertised as limited-quantity, out of stock, open-box, clearance, refurbished/used items, Deal of the Day items, BestBuy.com® Midnight Sale and special hour sale events, BestBuy.com, Clearance & More and Marketplace items, and items for sale Thanksgiving Day through the Monday after Thanksgiving. Please visit www.BestBuy.com/PriceMatch for additional details.

Target

Holiday Price Matching: Target prices and competitor printed ads

We’ll match the price if you buy a qualifying item at a Target store between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24 and find the identical item for less at Target, Target.com or in a competitor’s local printed ad. Simply bring in proof of the current lower price and we’ll match that price at the Guest Service desk.

  • The original Target receipt must be brought in when requesting the price match by Dec. 24.
  • The item must be the identical item, brand name, size, weight, color, quantity and model number.
  • For matching Target.com, the retail price must be shown on the Target.com website and must be valid at the time the price match is requested.  Target.com pricing must be validated by a Target team member.
  • For matching competitor ads, the retail price must be shown in the competitor’s advertisement and must be valid the day the price match is requested.
  • Competitor catalogs can be matched as long as the catalog displays a current date, retail price and meets all other competitor ad match qualifications.
  • Price matches for prices offered Nov. 22–24 by Target, Target.com or a competitor are excluded.
  • We reserve the right to verify a competitor’s advertised price and the availability of the item.

Holiday Price Matching: select online competitors

We’ll match the price if you buy a qualifying item at a Target store between Nov. 1 and Dec. 16 and find the identical item for less at Amazon.com, Walmart.com, BestBuy.com, ToysRUs.com or BabiesRUs.com.  Simply show us the current online price using your mobile device, or bring in a printed page showing the current online price by Dec. 16.  The online price and availability will be validated by a Target team member at the Guest Service desk.

  • Excludes “Marketplace” prices:  Price matched items must be sold by Walmart.com, Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, ToysRUs.com, or BabiesRUs.com; prices from 3rd party sellers on these websites will not be honored.
  • Excludes Target stores in Alaska and Hawaii.
  • Limit quantity of 1 online price match per identical item, per guest.
  • Must bring in original Target receipt when requesting the price match by Dec. 16.
  • The retail price must be shown on the competitor’s website and must be valid at the time the price match is requested.
  • The item must be the identical item, brand name, size, weight, color, quantity and model number.
  • Online prices from Nov. 22–26 are excluded.
  • Excludes online prices from competitors not listed above.

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Sears

Retail Competitors – Stores

If you find a lower price on an identical brand and model number currently available for sale at another local competitor’s retail store, Sears will match that price. Just bring in the original advertisement to a sales associate at the time of, or within 14 days after, your purchase.

Retail Competitors – Online

If you find a lower online price (including any costs for shipping and handling, but not delivery) on an identical brand and model number currently available from a local competitor’s retail store honoring its own online price and the item is currently available for sale and delivery in your area, Sears will match the price of the merchandise. Just print the ordering page (including the costs for shipping and handling), and bring it to your Sears store at the time of, or within 14 days after, your purchase. If you are purchasing the item from sears.com, please fill out a Price Match form. Sears will not price match internet-only retailers.

Sears Branded Stores and Sears Branded Websites

If you find a lower price on an identical brand and model number from another Sears branded non-outlet retail format or website, Sears will match that price. Sears will not price match limited time Online Only events, special Online Price, or conditional Online Only Special Offers on our websites. Only items listed as Sold by Sears or Sold by Kmart are eligible for price matching on our websites. Sears will not price match any Marketplace items or any items sold by Sears Outlet or searsoutlet.com. All other rules for qualification apply.

Exclusions

Sears will not price match competitor’s items that are limited in quantity, offered for sale for less than six hours during a day or door busters. Sears will not price match items offered for sale Thanksgiving Day through the Monday after Thanksgiving, bonus or free offers, special offers, online-only offers, bundled offers, rebates, any special financing offers, coupons, protection agreements, clearance or closeout prices, or prices on used, damaged, returned, open box or display merchandise. Sears will not price match services (including, but not limited to, delivery, installation, and assembly), parts, Sears Licensed partner websites, digital services, Sears Presents or Shop At Home catalogs. Stores in Puerto Rico, Alaska, and Hawaii will not match any online prices. Sears will not match typographical errors or competitor’s prices that result from a price match. Sears will not price match Kenmore items at non-Sears Holdings retail formats.

Price Protection Policy

Buy with confidence from Sears. If an item you have purchased from Sears goes on sale for a lower price within 14 days of your purchase, Sears will refund the difference. All Price Match rules and exclusions apply including no Price Protection adjustments between Thanksgiving Day and the Monday after Thanksgiving.

To claim a Price Protection Policy adjustment, go to your original Sears store where the purchase was made with your receipt. If your purchase was made on Sears.com, please fill out a Price Protection form.. You will be given a refund for the difference of the original selling price and the current advertised/reduced price. Apparel clearance merchandise and conditional Online Only Special Offers do not qualify for Price Protection Policy adjustments.

Toys R Us and Babies R Us

Toys”R”Us and Babies”R”Us will match competitor store pricing on ALL products in our store.

Here are the guidelines:

  • Price Match is valid for in-store purchases only.
  • We will match all competitor store advertised prices.
  • We’ll match Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com online pricing in our stores, except for online-only prices.
  • Items purchased must be identical to the items advertised
    (e.g., brand, color, size).
  • The original, complete competitor ad, with valid dates, must be presented at time of purchase.
  • Prices are matched after deducting any Toys”R”Us and/or Babies”R”Us coupon savings and other offers from our price.
  • Price match is given at the time of purchase or within 7 days
    of purchase date with a valid receipt.

We will not match prices for competitors’:

  • Category-wide or storewide discounts
  • Buy One Get One with purchase offers
  • Gift with purchase offers
  • Percentage (%) off discounts
  • Out-of-stock or limited quantity items
  • Doorbuster items
  • Prices advertised on Black Friday
  • Internet pricing for non-baby gear items
  • Coupons
  • Ads with typographical pricing errors

Plus! We’ll also match online prices for all identical items or models of baby gear merchandise from selected national competitors who carry a large variety of juvenile and baby products.

Additional guidelines for baby gear:

  • Online advertisements and prices from selected national competitors will be price matched in store.
  • Competitor shipping charges will be calculated and factored in the cost of the online price.
  • Baby gear includes the following items: high chair, play yards, swings, bouncers, entertainers, bassinets, doorway jumpers, jumperoos, car seats and accessories, strollers and accessories, shopping cart covers, bottle totes and changing pads.


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