Real Canadian Superstore’s Price Promise Extended (Ontario Only)


If you’re like me you’ll be happy to know Real Canadian Superstore has extended their Price Promise here in Ontario. No details as to when it is ending but my fingers are crossed that they’ll make it permanent.

Here is all the fine print:

“Show us a lower advertised price on an identical item and we will match it. Applies only to our major supermarket competitor’s print advertisements in Ontario (i.e. flyer, newspaper). We will match the competitor’s advertised price only during the effective date of the their print advertisement.Our major supermarket competitors are determined solely by us and are based on a number of factors which can change from time to time. Identical items are defined as same brand, item type (in the case of produce, meat and bakery), size and attributes and carried at this store location.  We will not match ‘multi-buys’ (e.g. 2 for $4), ‘spend x get x’, ‘free’, ‘clearance, discounts obtained through loyalty programs, or offers related to our third party operations (post office, gas bar, dry cleaners, etc.). We reserve the right to cancel or change the terms of this promise at any time.”

I’d have to say I like price matching best at No Frills but our store is fairly small and that limits selection. Before the Price Promise if No Frills didn’t carry something I needed to price match, I used to end up going way out in the boonies to Walmart. Most of the time the shelves were cleared by the time I got there. Last month I loved going in to the Superstore  during one of their tax-free weekends or on Tuesday and using the Price Promise along with 10% student discount.

19 responses to “Real Canadian Superstore’s Price Promise Extended (Ontario Only)”

  1. ld says:

    great promotion!

  2. Mike says:

    It’s just too and that they have the worst customer service as far as grocery stores go. Ridiculous. I nearly spent as much time in line then I did in the store just shopping. I’m definitely gonna be making a call to the store or even corporate. This wasn’t the only time.

  3. Amy says:

    I decided to PM at the Superstore during Christmas season on one of their tax-free days; needless to say, it was the first and last time I attempted to do so. I PM’d from many flyers, and they wanted to cut the ads from each flyer – the cashier actually left to go find scissors! Complete waste of time. I continue to PM at Freshco, WM, and No Frills, and keep my flyers intact 🙂

  4. supermommy says:

    they wanted to keep my flyers which I didn’t mind, as I can easily get more, but cutting them up sounds silly and a waste of time.

  5. skinnyminnie007 says:

    That is ridiculous that they would want to cut up your flyers. I can’t believe that. I always PM at Freshco and have never had a problem. I always have everything ready, ads circled and let them know ahead of time. Not sure why but sometimes a cashier will do it and other times they call the manager. The manager is not the friendliest but as long as i’m getting my price she can keep her sour puss face.

  6. janelcd says:

    I love price matching at the RCSS. They have the best meat and produce!

  7. Eric says:

    I wish Atlantic Superstore would price match (they don’t at all). They won’t even price match with Real Canadian Superstore.

  8. FatB says:

    Our Superstore in the west has always priced matched. They just never advertise that they do. However, they tend to match current flyers on their own so I’ve only done it once in awhile. Ours usually has the lowest price there anyways aside from the occasional Walmart deal.

  9. Courteney says:

    Are you allowed to price match on things like meat and vegetables? For example, if Food Basics has boneless, skinless chicken breast on sale for $2.99/ lb, could I go to Walmart or RCSS and price match on their store chicken? I was under the assumption that I couldn’t, that it could only be price matched if it was “Prime” prepackaged chicken breasts or something.

    Would love to know, as RCSS has a much higher standard of quality for meat and veggies than other stores but they are always so expensive!


  10. nula boolah says:

    note that No Frills is owned by loblaws and is another superstore. note how the price match is worded. they have the right to determine ho their competitors are. o in essence they say they have the ight to not price mtch at all. we’ve tried their ad mtch a few timess. they will only give you quantity of one at that price. if you buy 3, you have to py uperstore price for the other 2. total ripoff. and did you know that galen weston, their CEO, is a billionaire?

  11. kim says:

    Why is it always Ontario region only…get with it…we spend our money out West also!

  12. Teal says:


    As someone who lives in Ontario, I would love to be able to partake in stacking, which unfortunately, we aren’t allowed to do. I guess you have to look at the positives and the negatives? It would be nice if rules were similar nationwide, especially with regards to the same store chain.

  13. Sandi says:

    I was in the Etobicoke Superstore two weeks ago and tried to price match and the customer service girl told me that that promo had ended on Christmas day. I’m confused!?

  14. Teal says:

    You should have picked up one of their flyers and just handed it to her – there is a huge red rectangle on the top of the first page stating that their Price Promise has been extended. No way she could have denied what was right in front of her. That’s actually appalling that she told you that – way to not be aware of your own promotions.

  15. Carolin says:

    I was just in the superstore today in London, Ontario and she told me about price matching. I guess I was oblivious!

  16. godvchaos says:

    I just got back from a shopping trip at RCSS and tried to price match deli meats, however they said their policy has changed and they will no longer price match when the brand is not specified, this includes eggs which I always price match. Anyone else found this?

  17. Cheryl says:

    Will SuperStore price match if I print the flyer from the web? I don’t get all of the flyers in my weekly mail out

  18. JJ says:

    I just started out price matching at superstore, since i live across the street from the one at 401 and weston here in northyork toronto. Its been super great i wish i had started sooner as i was always buying things at regular price! anyways i have been price matching with nofrills and food basics flyers on fruit and vegetables. Does anyone know of how I can price match on meats and chicken? how is that done? thanks!

    • FallenPixels says:

      JJ they just do it on the per lb price but most do not do it on ‘own brand’ meats, you can do say Prime Chicken but if no brand is stated, mine wont match t
      For produce, it needs to be a product of the same country/area


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