What stores will refund you difference if the price you paid drops? Don’t you hate it when that happens? Learn the price adjustment policies of your favorite stores and get a refund when the price drops.
I recently purchased something from Overstock.com and then got an email with a promo code for 15% off. I went to the Overstock.com website and clicked on the “live chat” option. I asked for the price difference and $22 was credited back to my card. It took less than 3 minutes! Your results may vary but it is worth a few minutes of your time to try.
I recently was told about this from one of my savvy readers. I have not yet tried it, have you?
You can also get the free Paribus APP and let them monitor your purchases for you. If they find a price adjustment, you will get it back but they do take a commission for doing the work for you. Read more about how Paribus works.
Amazon.com does not advertise a price protection policy, however, I have heard from several readers that if you contact them within 7 days of the delivery date of your item, for an item that was shipped and sold by Amazon.com, they may refund you the difference.
I did this with an ereader purchase several years ago and got a $60 credit from Amazon.com. Do you have recent experience with the Price Protection Policy at Amazon.com that I can share?
** 2021 update- Many stores have suspended or changed their price protection policies during this challenging season. I will update the list with current information as soon as conditions dictate. Stay safe my friends.
We check this list by verifying with each store. If you hear of any other stores that will give you a refund when the price drops, or if a store policy has changed, please let us know in the comments or drop us an email so we can update our post. Thank you for being part of our savvy saving community!
Get a Refund When the Price Drops:
Dick’s Sporting Goods -for online purchases call 1-877-846-9997.
JC Penney- for online purchases call customer service at 1-800-322-1189. Not available for clearance items.
Kmart – for online purchases call customer service at 1-866-562-7848.
LOFT –“ One price adjustment on full-priced merchandise may be made within 7 days from the original date of purchase. Returns without an original receipt will be credited for the item’s current selling price on the date of the return, in the form of a merchandise credit.”
Sam’s Club – for online purchases, call 1-888-746-7726.
Macy’s – for online purchases, call 1-800-289-6229.
Overstock.com – claims must be for $5.00 or more and are limited to 3 claims within a 90 day period. Refunds are issued as store credit. Click on the Online Best Price Match Logo on any product page.
Apple Store – visit your local store for in-store purchases. For online purchases call customer service at 1-800-676-2775.
Best Buy – 14 days for computers, camcorders, radar detectors, and used video games and 30 days for other items. Read store policy here. Best Buy will match competitors prices and give you 10% of the difference. For online purchases, call customer service at 1-888-237-8289.
GAP- get a one-time price adjustment but does not apply to items purchased with promotional discounts. For online purchases, contact customer service at email@example.com or 1-800-427-7895.
Kohl’s – will match competitors prices at the time of purchase. For online purchases call 1-866-887-8884.
Nordstrom -for online purchases, call 1-888-282-6060.
Office Depot – for online purchases, call 1-800-463-3768.
Old Navy – offers a one-time price adjustment. Price protection does not include items purchased with promotional discounts. For online purchases, call 1-800-653-6289.
Staples – will match competitors price and accept their coupons. For online purchases, call 1-800-333-3330.
Target – applies to in-store purchases only.
The Children’s Place – For online purchases, call 1-800-628-0525.
Fry’s – for most computers, CD, and DVD recorders, camcorders, digital cameras, and air conditioners and 30 days for other items. Fry’s will match competitors prices plus match 10% of the difference.
Victoria’s Secret – for online purchases, call 1-800-411-5116.
Barnes & Noble – for in-store purchases. For online purchases, protection expires when you receive your item so you need to act fast! Call customer service at 1-800-843-2665.
Bed, Bath & Beyond – will match competitors price- you can also bring in a coupon and your receipt after a purchase and they will credit you the difference, no expiration on this! For online purchases, contact customer service at 1-800-462-3966.
BJ’s Wholesale Club – for online purchases, visit their website.
Dell – covers items $50 and up. Call customer service at 1-800-449-3355.
Home Depot – for online purchases call customer service at 1-800-430-3376.
Lamps Plus – will match competitors price plus 20% of the difference.
Lowe’s – will match competitor’s price plus 10% of the difference.
Sears – will match competitor’s price plus 10% of the difference. For online purchases, call customer service at 800-349-4358.
Costco- You may want to bring your receipts with you and check the current prices of what you recently purchased. Usually, they will refund the difference at customer service with your receipt and give it to you in the form of a Costco gift cards. Some items may not be eligible for price protection.
Getting money back when the price has dropped is a great way to get some found money. All you need to do is be organized, keep your receipts and ask for your money back when the price drops!
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