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How to Save Money when Price Drops

Most savers shop items on sale, or use coupons.  Others buy second hand items that are almost new. These are all common ways to save money.  But there is another method that can put extra money in your pocket, and is often overlooked: Price drop refunds.

Very simple: ‘price drop’ is when an item is put on sale, and its price is dropped.  If you bought an item, and later it is sold at a lower price, you can request a refund. Even if you bought it on sale or with coupons.  Most people buy something on sale, and then forget about it.  But sometimes, its price continues to drop.  This is extra savings that you can be losing out on!  As long as the price you paid is lower than what its current price is, you can request a refund.  This type of savings isn’t just limited to the store you bought the item from though.  A lot of stores offer price matching, which means that if you find the same item for sale somewhere else, the store you bought the item from will refund you the difference.  Sweet deal for consumers!

This type of savings isn’t exclusive to money however.  Sometimes the price isn’t dropped, but instead there is a free item offer.  You can request the free item since you purchased it previously.  This is how I scored a free battery charger!

How to do it: 

  • Always keep your original store receipt.  
  • Check the stores price drop policy.  Each store has its own policy, and some store policies are exclusive to the items. Some stores will refund the price difference for up to two weeks from the purchase date. 
  • If you buy online, call customer service with your order number and point out the current listed item in the store’s website. 
  • If you bought it in store, simply go to the customer service desk with your receipt and the current ad displaying the price difference, or just take a picture of the stocked item’s price.

I’ve saved a lot of money on items ranging from groceries to household decorations.  Hopefully you can too.

Happy Savings,

TaLis

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