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No Frills Canada – Price Match Policy

No Frills Canada – Price Match Policy

No Frills Canada Price Match Policy.

No Frills Canada Price Match

Here is the price match policy for No Frills:

No Frills Canada Price Match Policy

If a competitor offers a lower price on any item that we carry in our store, simple show us an advertisement or receipt and we will sell you that item at the same price.

We will match the competitor’s price only during the effective date of the competitor’s advertisement or within 7 days of the date of the receipt.

  • Item must be identical (defined as same brand, size and attributes) and for produce, meat and bakery items, we reserve the right to determine a comparable item.
  • ‘Our major competitors’ and ‘geographical trade areas’ are determined solely by us and are based on a number of factors which can change from time to time.
  • Excludes multi-buys (eg. 2 for $4), ‘spend x, get x’, free, and discounts obtained through loyalty programs.


  1. Chantelle

    I went to no frills in sylvan lake Alberta last week. And they said they would only match Walmart and sobeys flyers. Is this true? Thank you for your time. 🙂

    • Nicole

      I did PM NO FRILLS at Lacombe Alberta with other stores and they allow me ?. Different store policy actually.

  2. teachermum

    My No Frills is actually my favourite place to use coupons! Cantelle, that must only be your store as mine accepts price matches from all local stores.

    • Disappointed

      Went to no frills, they will not price match IGA, Save on Foods or Safeway – so what is left….

      • Roz

        I was told they do walmart, superstore, t and t, save on, Safeway, Sobeys

  3. Brittney

    They should also put in there ( as well as fresco) that they will only pm up to 4 of the item. I have been told multiple times at my no frills only 4..

    • Amanda

      Ours matches all local stores and I have never had them limit the quantity either.

    • Julia

      My Freshco will only PM up to 2 of an item. 4 or more would be so nice 🙂

    • Jen

      Our local No Frills will only do two items per person per transaction, so you are lucky to get four. However, all you have to do is leave the store and walk back in to get more.

  4. Chantelle

    Thank you for your reply’s and your time. 🙂

  5. Karolina

    Yes…I had similar experience…in one store, I was told their “price match area” is only 5 km around that store…which had only Sobeys so that is the price they wanted to match only.

    For me ..good bye No Frills…and HELLLOOOO WAL-MART!

  6. pat slade

    purchased pop at nofrills Sydney nova scotia. showed flyer from shoppers drugmart for price matching. cashier approved the match but when i arrived home and checked slip. she rang in the regular price of 1.99 not the shoppers price of .99 I returned with sale slip and flyer and was told they only price match from other grocery stores. I was not informed of this at time of purchase. not impressed with the attitude and the stores policy.

  7. Disappointed

    I am very disappointed. No Frills, will not match Save on Foods, IGA or Safeway….they say it is the card price, but the cards are free so what is the issue?

  8. Jen

    Any idea how the matching with a receipt within 7 days works? Does that mean if I bought something at No Frills on the Wednesday as a price match and the flyer ended that day I could take my receipt back in and get that item price matched within 7 days of the original receipt? That’s how I read it.

    • Cassie Howard

      No, price matches to not count.

  9. blessed

    my daily Friday routine – price matching whatever I need at walmart. results? no problems. but lo and behold, try to price match something at no frills. they have to call someone each time to sign off on it, there are stipulations upon stipulations beyond the ones that make sense and then when I tried to price match buying multiple bottles, I was told I can only price match up to 4. no wonder I barely go to no frills anymore. I sure hope walmart don’t start being pesty any time soon.

  10. Wendi

    I started price matching 2 years ago at No Frills every Saturday. First the cashiers were confused, then they got used to me.

    Certain cashiers had supervisor overrides for price matching over 8 items codes. I became familiar with those as I always had at least 12 PM items.

    I tried a human experiment by “dressing up” to go grocery shopping. White blouse, black pants. Like a waitress. I received friendly service and had less discussions about coupons when dressed better. It didn’t matter if the cashiers were new, old or my regular cashier.
    I put on mommy clothes (jeans, Tshirt, pony tail) and had difficulty with multiple coupons and Pm. Sad but true.

    I also tried another experiment. Male cashiers, new or old employees, don’t care and just want to get on with the job. Female employees, new or very experienced, think you are taking advantage of the No Frills Policy and scrutinize every coupon.

    I’ve even had a Supervisor called over when trying to get President Choice Points for the No Frills bring your own bag policy. I claimed 20 bags. The supervisor reviewed the amount of money I had spent (not realizing I had many freebies, she didn’t actually count the bags) and told me I didn’t use 20 bags. She called me “ignorant” several times in front of 2 employees and 3 customers. (I had told the people behind me I was going to be an extra 5-10 minutes as I was PMing. They wanted to wait and watch).

    In the end I think the attitude you project and your personal appearance are instantly judged and the cashiers, being human, respond accordingly.

    • Valerie

      I apologize on behalf of cashiers. I myself am one at No Frills in Brantford, and would never judge a person by their appearance. To me, everyone needs a break on saving money in this day and age. It shouldn’t matter if you look rich or if you look like you just climbed out of bed. I do it myself..and have been working on getting free or close to free deals almost all day today! lol
      I’ve heard many horror stories about cashiers, and I always marvel at how some people are treated. I look at it as going the other way..if I was a customer I would want to be treated just as equal as if it was myself serving me. (did that make sense?) 😛

  11. BJ

    Been to No Frills today for the first time. While we got awesome deals because of the big $1 sale, they won’t allow PM and coupon at the same time. So nope, I’m not travelling that far for that. I’ll stick to Superstore and Walmart.

    • Denise M

      I price match with coupons at No Frills all the time. I think it really depends on the cashier you get and the rules they decide to make up that day.

  12. Deb

    I was just at No Frills in Blenheim. Wanted to buy eggs for a price match price of 1.99 at Shoppers. Cashier said no and the Diary mgr said yes. They need to get their sh….t together. Cashier was very rude. Done shopping at NO FRILLS, where I shop twice a week!!!! I will price match at Walmart. NO WONDER THE U.S. STORES ARE DO SO WELL HERE AND THE CANADIAN STORES ARE NOT!!!

  13. William

    I was just in the No Frills by White Oaks in Whitby, ON and wanted to by 6 cans of a certain item, to be price matched to Freshco’s flyer. The cashier told me in a very officious manner that I can get the price match for up to 4 items. I laughed and told her to take 2 of them back. I paid for my items and left.
    Then, just out of spite, I went back into the store and bought 4 more of the same item.
    The lesson here, No Frills, is that you balked at giving me a price match on 6 items, but I made you do it for 8!

  14. shirley

    I like the no frills in Brantford because it is big, always has lots of the specials and is clean. Went there today and tried to price match with a Fortino’s flyer. The cashier wrote it all up and called someone to approve it and she looked at the cashier and said they didn’t price match Fortino’s because Brantford didn’t have any Fortino’s stores. I asked her about the slogan on the back of her cashier’s t-shirt that said “find a lower price and we will match it”. She just shrugged and said it was up to each store owner and they wouldn’t match Fortino’s. So for 50 cents she lost a customer who came from out of town on a regular basis to this store. Like other people have said “Hello Walmart ” where you don’t get hassled and they stand behind there guarantees…

  15. Skyler

    Will No frills price match some stores other then grocery stores? Eg. Toys r us?

  16. Sue

    I was wondering if you price match from an item in a Zehrs flyer? They are part of the same PC family but there is one item in there that is a much better price and we only a No Frills close to me, the Zehrs is 40 minutes away.

  17. Sue

    I was just at NoFrills in Whitby, Ont. I was buying the 6 pack of bottle Sprite. I was going to price match Shoppers Drug Mart’s price of $2.29. Then the cashier asked me is that a two day soon. I said yes Saturday and Sunday. She said we don’t price match 2 day sales. I said even though today is Sunday. She said yes that is what the owner had said, we only price the rest of the week price. That is so funny cause next door is a Shoppers Drug Mart. I asked where does it say that. She said that is what the owner has said. These grocery stores need to come up with written policies and keep them by the cashiers. I guess these days consumers are never right.

  18. Pat mckown

    Have used no frills for years and was told today in no uncertain manner they would only price match walmart and lob laws and to read the very fine print on your flyers no need any more sha,l stick to walmart from now on

  19. Josie

    Will no frills price match zehr’s or foodland’s prices?

  20. Sherry Campbell

    I want to give price matching, I’ve never done it before. Do I take in the entire flyer of the different stores? And what would be the most efficient way? Thanks

  21. Frank O

    Tired to price match today at No Frills Oshawa 151 Bloor St E and was told they don’t price match with Food Basics a store 10 to 15 minuets away. Thanks No Frills! You are now my last choice when it comes to food shopping.

  22. amanda

    There is no food basics left in Oshawa that I’d why no frills will not pm with them anymore

  23. Kat

    I was no frills in Sturgen Falls today and tried to price match with giant tiger … I was told that they didn’t recognize it as a grocery store so they wouldn’t price match it … was told it was just a retail store that sold groceries…. I said ok I’ll give them my money to them instead of you ( no frills )

  24. christine

    Last night I went to Richmond Hill, Ontario no-frills( 16th and Yonge ) store try to price match from Walmart flyer, the cashier told me that is Scarborough store flyer, she said they only price match Richmond Hill store flyer only, at the time the line behind me was long, I don’t want to hold up the line, and I don’t bother to argue with her, @ the end I canceled that products, does it Scarborough store flyer and Richmond Hill store flyer are the same?????? (never hear these 2 stores flyer price are difference ) no-frills should do more training on their employee.

  25. Mk

    I was told that NF do not PM Real Canadian, Loblaws, Shoppers, Longos, Food Basics or T&T. Those all stores in Newmarket and within shopping distance of each other.

  26. Chelsea

    No Frills logo Won’t Be Beat is BS. They won’t price match regular prices! Minute Maid Juice for example $1.07 at No frills $0.65 at Walmart. Ripoff.

  27. Roz Ramji

    Went to NF today; a friend had given me their flyer from a city 15 minutes away from where I was. Apparently there are different NF flyers in different areas although it does not say that in their flyers; what it does say is that the prices are applicable at all Ontario stores!! This sounds like false advertising to me. They refused to price match with another NF flyer; they will PM other stores but not another NF – the supervisor said they will NOT compete with their own stores!!

    I have had other instances when it does seem like the cashier and/or supervisor is making up rules as they go along or what suits them. They do PM so grudgingly why even have the policy; better to scrap it if they are not interested. Not worth the hassle every time.

  28. Steve

    Bought ferrero rocher at nofrill’s and they went on sale the day after. I went in to ask for a price adjustment but I was told they do not do price adjustments within their own store but they will price match with other stores within 7 day period and the geographical location with a receipt. The manager however told me I can bring in the product, return them and purchase the new ferrero rocher that was on sale. I further asked them why I cannot just get a price adjustment to make everyone lives easier. I am still trying to understand how this makes any sense.

  29. Phil

    North York No Frills at Yonge and Steeles Ave. happily accept product coupons, and price match Loblaws, Metro, Food Basics, Freshco, and Walmart (maybe more). I love getting the members’ PC Optimum points on top. They price match max. 4 of an item but they will price match more of the same item from another competitor (ie. 4 + 4+….). Usually the pm proof is simply the flyer but they also accept a screen view or printout from an online flyer. They still need to see the competitor’s name and expiry date of the flyer somewhere (like part of pg. 1 and a screen capture of the sale item. Very happy with this NF!

  30. Michelle

    Went to No Frills last night on Bloor St in Oshawa and they charged me the regular price on a sales item so I told the cashier that the item should be free then and she called over a supervisor who said that policy only applied if I paid for the item first… what? since when? I think she made that up on the spot. Does not say that on the policy at all. Do not like being lied to … been shopping there for years and the always honoured this policy.

  31. Melanie

    They wont even price match their sister company zehrs??

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