Just a quick post here for the benefit of anyone who's doing a little last-minute holiday shopping (or any other type of shopping) at department stores. I've recently learned about the wonders of price matching, which makes comparison shopping as easy as showing one store's price to another store and getting it instantly. However, each store has specific rules about which prices it will match (e.g., the items have to be completely identical, or you can only price-match one of each item), so I've written an in-depth guide to help you navigate the ins and outs of price matching at seven major retail chains. The article covers Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowe's, Staples, and Toys 'R' Us. Even though we don't shop at all these chains, learning all about their policies has already saved us some cash; last time our printer rejected a refilled ink cartridge, we were able to get a new cartridge at Staples for the Amazon.com price, a savings of nearly 50 percent.
Here are all the gory details: 7 Stores With Price Match Guarantees – Walmart, Target, Best Buy & More