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CityWire reports that "Walmart Savings Catcher, a mobile app that compares local sale prices of branded grocery items within a particular region, is being expanded to include toys and perhaps other merchandise for the upcoming holiday season."

The story says that Walmart points to Savings Catcher as a big success, and that "consumers have widely adopted the program with 33 million receipts scanned as of early October and more than $2 million returned to customers using the app since it was rolled out nationwide in August. Essentially, Savings Catcher allows customers to go to Walmart's website and compare prices on some 80,000 grocery and household products with those of competitors. If Savings Catcher finds lower prices at a competitor, the shopper gets the difference in the form of money placed on a Walmart gift card.
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