What Do the Codes on a Walmart Receipt Mean?

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When you get a printed receipt at a store, it can feel like you’re getting an entire ream of paper. A receipt includes a lot of information about your purchase, including store, payment and product information. Some retailers, such as Walmart, also include codes on their receipt that provide useful information and perks for their customers.

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Some retailers, such as Walmart, also include codes on their receipt that provide useful information and perks for their customers. By submitting the code at the bottom of a Walmart receipt to Savings Catcher within seven days of a purchase, you can find out if a local competitor has a lower advertised price on an item you bought. If it does, you can be reimbursed the difference for eligible items on an eGift Card.

Savings Catcher

Savings Catcher is a program unique to Walmart that puts money back into a customer’s wallet. By submitting the code at the bottom of a Walmart receipt within seven days of a purchase, you can find out if a local competitor has a lower advertised price on an item you bought. If it does, you can be reimbursed the difference for eligible items on an eGift Card. The card can be used to make future purchases at Walmart.

The Walmart receipt codes needed for Savings Catcher are found at the bottom of all store receipts, along with a barcode. To participate, you must have a Savings Catcher account that can be accessed via the Internet or a mobile app. To enter your Walmart receipt codes, you can scan the barcode or type in the 20 numbers found directly above the bar code (the TC number).

Redemption and Activation Codes

Some games or software purchased at Walmart require digital activation to work. When you make an in-store purchase, this redemption code is located on the printed receipt. If you make a purchase via the Walmart App, the code is in the digital receipt.

The code is obvious on the receipt, following the letters “ACTIVATION CODE.” The code must be entered when prompted by the device running your game or software to unlock the program for use.

Digital Receipt

If you like to keep an online record of receipts instead of a growing stack of paper slips, you can do that via the Walmart app. The paper receipt from an in-store purchase includes a QR code, which looks like a square filled with black shapes. By scanning either the QR code or barcode found on a Walmart receipt, you can duplicate the receipt into a digital version that is stored in your account for future reference.

If you are not able to scan either code, you can manually enter your receipt information into the Walmart app. This Walmart receipt lookup function finds your receipt and creates a duplicate digital copy.

You can always get a digital receipt instead of a paper receipt when you make an in-store purchase at Walmart by providing your cell phone number at check-out. This eliminates the step of Walmart receipt lookup to create a digital receipt.

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Leslie Bloom has worked in upper-level management positions in both publishing and the mental health field. In addition to years of business and management experience, she has more than 20 years of experience writing for a variety of online and print publications, including Metro Magazine. She holds degrees in both journalism and law.