Bentonville, Ark. - Walmart has announced a Christmas Price Guarantee program that will reimburse Walmart customers who buy a product at the chain and later see that same product advertised for less somewhere else.
The guarantee is valid on purchases made Nov. 1 through Dec. 25 on identical items (the same brand, size, color, quantity, grade and model number) that are currently available at competitor's stores located within the same local market as a particular Walmart store.
To apply for the Christmas Price Guarantee, customers need to bring in their original Walmart cash register receipt and the local competitor's current printed ad to Walmart's Customer Service desk. Once validated, a gift card for the difference will be issued. Items placed on layaway will also be eligible for the Christmas Price Guarantee.
Additional holiday plans announced by the retailer include:
â€¢ no interest on purchases made between Nov. 1 and Dec. 25 if paid in full within six months of purchase in store or on Walmart.com with a Walmart credit card;
â€¢ free shipping on any Walmart.com product more than $45 via the chain's Site to Store, Pick Up Today, FedEx Site to Store and Home Free shipping programs;
for toys and electronic gifts with a retail price of $15 and up, through Dec. 16; and
â€¢ an extension of the chain's Gas Rollback program through Dec. 24, which gives customers a 10 cent discount on each gallon of gas or diesel fuel purchased at participating Murphy USA or Walmart stations.
In addition, Walmart stores across the U.S. will donate more than $10 million to community organizations this holiday season, the company said.
"The greatest gift we can give our customers this holiday is great low prices on the things they want most," explained Duncan Mac Naughton, chief merchandising officer, Walmart U.S. "Walmart is easing shopping stress this Christmas by allowing customers to shop when and how they want, all while guaranteeing low prices through the entire holiday season. We're confident Walmart will have fantastic prices on a wide assortment of gifts from electronics to toys, so customers can shop early and spend the holiday enjoying time with their families."