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[Foodbasics] Persil detergent - 48 loads, 2.2L - $5.99 price matching loophole

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hill15 wrote:
Feb 5th, 2019 7:25 am
Something just occurred to me, I ordered 3 and before taxes was $53.94. Now when my order ships, I will be paying $17.97 for 3 ($53.94-$35.97 adjusted amount). So now that my order is under $50, will I have to pay the $5.00 shipping fee. I have done price matches before but only after they have shipped and arrived at home.
Might call the 1-800 number, or place a new order and ship to a walmart store and pick up, needs to be over $25 to avoid fee or place a new order and ensure my order is over $50.00 even with price match.
That’s what i was saying...they charged $5 cause under $25
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kiasu wrote:
Feb 5th, 2019 7:32 am
That’s what i was saying...they charged $5 cause under $25
They haven't charged yet. Not sure. In the past I was approved after it shipped.
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hill15 wrote:
Feb 5th, 2019 7:25 am
Something just occurred to me, I ordered 3 and before taxes was $53.94. Now when my order ships, I will be paying $17.97 for 3 ($53.94-$35.97 adjusted amount). So now that my order is under $50, will I have to pay the $5.00 shipping fee. I have done price matches before but only after they have shipped and arrived at home.
Might call the 1-800 number, or place a new order and ship to a walmart store and pick up, needs to be over $25 to avoid fee or place a new order and ensure my order is over $50.00 even with price match.
Thanks, but I elected to have it shipped to store to eliminate the risk of porch pirates (didn't want it shipped to the office) as well as the risk of getting nailed with shipping because of the Price-Match ... mine adjusted total seems to still show shipping, but I think that will change
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Jojo_Madman wrote:
Feb 5th, 2019 8:42 am
Thanks, but I elected to have it shipped to store to eliminate the risk of porch pirates (didn't want it shipped to the office) as well as the risk of getting nailed with shipping because of the Price-Match ... mine adjusted total seems to still show shipping, but I think that will change
How many did you order and ship to store, I believe the minimum is $25.00 before taxes.
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No morals in this thread. People intentionally abusing the price matching system to save about $5.
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hill15 wrote:
Feb 5th, 2019 8:49 am
How many did you order and ship to store, I believe the minimum is $25.00 before taxes.
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eiad77 wrote:
Feb 5th, 2019 8:51 am
No morals in this thread. People intentionally abusing the price matching system to save about $5.
Read the flippin ad again, it clearly states $5.99 for Persil for 25-100 loads. I had expected it to say starting at $5.99, but it says only $5.99 and a load size range. If I had a Food Basics that carried Persil, I would go in expecting to pay only $5.99 for a bottle in any of those load size ranges. I have never bought the product myself, but have seen other brands, even on Amazon go for the same price with load sizes well above 100 range and free delivery with Prime, so it's not out of the norm.
The fact that Wal-Mart themselves, reviewed the screenshot of the flyer and approved it, tells me they also understood the sales flyer that way too.
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This is a quintessence-RFD thread. Mastering pennies-per-load savings out of laundry detergent... :)
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kiasu wrote:
Feb 5th, 2019 7:32 am
That’s what i was saying...they charged $5 cause under $25

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Jojo_Madman wrote:
Feb 5th, 2019 9:06 am
Read the flippin ad again, it clearly states $5.99 for Persil for 25-100 loads. I had expected it to say starting at $5.99, but it says only $5.99 and a load size range. If I had a Food Basics that carried Persil, I would go in expecting to pay only $5.99 for a bottle in any of those load size ranges. I have never bought the product myself, but have seen other brands, even on Amazon go for the same price with load sizes well above 100 range and free delivery with Prime, so it's not out of the norm.
The fact that Wal-Mart themselves, reviewed the screenshot of the flyer and approved it, tells me they also understood the sales flyer that way too.
Justify it any way you want. The service reps at Wal-mart are probably tired of arguing with people who they know are abusing the system.
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eiad77 wrote:
Feb 5th, 2019 8:51 am
No morals in this thread. People intentionally abusing the price matching system to save about $5.
How so is this abusing the price matching system based on the Food Basics flyer?
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crayola1 wrote:
Feb 5th, 2019 11:10 am
How so is this abusing the price matching system based on the Food Basics flyer?
crayola1 wrote:
Feb 2nd, 2019 8:40 pm
Food basics right now has a sale for Purex and Persil. The sale states '25-100' loads. Now I'm pretty sure the Persil for 25 loads is $5.99 but given that the sale on the flyer is so vague I was able to price match at my local No Frills for the Persil 48 loads for $5.99. Usually the 48 loads is $12.97.

I tried price matching at two different No Frills location and was able to buy the Persil 48 loads for $5.99 successfully. This is a steal at $0.14 cents per load after taxes and if you're a Persil fan then this is a deal for you.
You abusing the system by price matching a non-existent price based on a vague ad.
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eiad77 wrote:
Feb 5th, 2019 11:14 am
You abusing the system by price matching a non-existent price based on a vague ad.
Well I never been to Food Basics so that was my assumption. It was not a fact. Who knows. Maybe the 48 load is in fact $5.99? I do not live near a Food Basics. I assume the 96 load is not $5.99 as most grocery stores do not sell that size. The ad is vague, I admit, hence my assumptions.

Care to go to Food Basics and check for us?
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eiad77 wrote:
Feb 5th, 2019 11:14 am
You abusing the system by price matching a non-existent price based on a vague ad.
It is a bit much to call people out for what you'd consider an "abuse", there is nothing stopping Walmart or any store to say "No" to the price match requests and they have certainly done that many times before. Using your logic, is taking advantage of price errors also an abuse?
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