This isn't entirely true. walmart has rollbacks that are temporary price changes. I believe if the rollback lasts a certain time frame it becomes the new price. Look at the TP that is on rollback for a week at a time on the front of every walmart flyer, cottonelle one week, charmine the next... same with chips, if its superbowel the chips are on rollback for a week then back to regular price.brunes wrote: ↑Sep 19th, 2018 9:02 pmI don't know if people recall, when Walmart originally came to Canada, they had no flyers either. They don't use them in the US, and their marketing at the time (and still is) was very centered on them *always* having the lowest price - Walmart does not have sales - so why would they need flyers?
However, in the Canadian market we were so conditioned to read our weekly flyers and pick out where to go shopping based on what was "on sale". Net result? About 6 months after coming to Canada, Walmart starts printing flyers. They still don't ACTUALLY have sales, but they advertise certain items *as if* they're on sale.
This is still the case today. Nothing in a Walmart flyer is on sale. Its the regular price. Yes, the prices change from time to time, but Walmart does not do weekly sales. You don't need a flyer for Walmart unless it is to keep tabs on new items being offered they didn't have before.
This week I remember that their VH Sauces are on 2 for 5 dollars with a regular price of $3.xx and yet I can always pick them up at Metro or RCSS on sale for $2 - $2.50, i realize this is one item but its the one i remember for this week but I have found as a stay at home dad and shopping for a family of 5 that walmart regular prices are rarely ever better than sales at other stores. taking the sales out of the equation, walmart is pennies less on maybe half my shopping list. Not the shining beacon that their marketing makes them out to be.