Extreme Couponing Canada Tip: How to Price Match

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*Bumping an older post, but an important one!

Many retailers in Canada offer a price match guarantee. They will match the advertised sales price of any competitive retailer as long as it is the exact same item and in the valid time period. Some retailers even offer an extra incentive in addition to price matching, such as best buy or future shop that offer an additional 10% off of the difference, or Canadian Tire that offers 10% of the lower price back in Canadian tire money to maximize Extreme Couponing in Canada.

To find out the exact price match policy of each retailer it is best to check their webpage or call to ask a customer service representative. But generally, you can price match and use coupons.

Extreme couponing canada price matching tips:

Here are a few tips that I always follow to ensure price matching goes smoothly:

  • Circle the item in your flyer- Bringing the flyer with the advertised price is a must to get the price match, but it also helps to circle the item beforehand using a sharpie marker or highlighter so you can find it easily at checkout
  • Separate price matched items from your regular store purchases- If you are price matching a few items, do the price matches first so you can let the cashier know that the first few items you put on the checkout belt will be price matched but the rest will be at regular store price
  • Make sure of the size and type of each item- The advertised items in the flyer will almost always state the size and type if there are restrictions. Stores can only price match the EXACT item, so be careful with items that say “selected types and sizes”
  • For electronics- have the website printout of the advertised item as well as the url handy – You can price match items advertised online for electronic items at retailers such as Best Buy and Future shop, so make sure you have a printout ready to show the sales clerk.
  • Check availability at the store you are price matching to beforehand- Especially for larger ticket items like electronics, the sales associates must check that the competing retailer has stock on hand before they can honor a price match. Make sure the store has stock so you don’t set yourself up for disappointment.


Canadian Retailers that Price Match

This isn’t a full list, but rather the larger stores I know of off hand that offer price matching. Feel free to comment and add to the list!

  • London Drugs
  • Zellers
  • Walmart
  • Real Canadian Superstore (automatically to front page advertisements of competing grocery stores)
  • Canadian Tire
  • Best Buy
  • Future Shop
  • Staples Business Depot
  • Toys ‘R’ Us
  • Rona
  • Home Depot
  • NCIX
  • Memory Express


Have a read over our other extreme couponing canada tips to ensure you’re well prepared to maximize your savings during every shopping trip!


  1. really wish Zellers would of honoured a price match for me today.. I know computer paper does not sound like much but with 2 teen girls (one starting college on Tuesday and one starting grade 8) … we can go thru it alot… Canadian Tire currently has it on for $1.50 for a 500 sheet count (limit 10) but are sold out (our local store only brought in 3 big cases of it :S) Zellers is currently selling the exact same brand of paper for $3.88.. (did I mention the stores are side by side?) I made mention about it today to the cashier at Zellers as I did not have the flyer in hand and got totally blown off even though she was well aware of the sale .. They have never done this before..they have always price matched on things fron Candian Tire at this location… not very happy about it :(

  2. I’m new at this coupon and price match stuff. So can I ask…how do you manage to find out all the competitor’s prices. I barely have time to shop letalone check out all the other prices for things I need.

  3. Do you know if you can use manufacturer’s coupons and price match items at Pricesmart?

    • Tanya

      I’ve done this before with no problems Tiffany!

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  7. ha! I price matched for the first time at RCSS with a Walmart flyer! :) The lady infront of me in line was in disbelief “You can do that!?”

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