Price Protection Policies at Major Retailers

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Save your receipts and save money. It is a common frustration to make a purchase only to see the item go on sale. If you save your receipt and return to the store within the time frame allowed, you can get cash back or a store credit, individual store policies differ. Here are the price protection time frames of some major retailers:

7 days
Dick’s Sporting Goods
JC Penney
J. Crew

10 days

14 days
Kohl’s -another tip – will match competitors prices at time of purchase
Office Max -another tip – will match competitors price plus 15% of the difference
Old Navy
Staples – another tip – will match competitors price

21 days
Victoria’s Secret

30 days
Barnes & Noble -in store purchases
Bed, Bath & Beyond -will match competitors price
BJ’s Wholesale Club
Lamps Plus-will match competitors price plus 20% of the difference
Lowe’s-will match competitor’s price plus 10% of the difference
Sam’s Club

90 days
Costco  discontinued their price protection policy last year. However, they did give me a $60 credit when the price of the Kindle I bought two weeks ago dropped by $60.00. You can read the details HERE  in my article. is a site I wrote about on February 3rd in an article called “Websites That Can Save You Money”. You can register your purchase with Price Protector and they will email you if the price drops.

For more detailed information and information about price protection policies for items ordered online, check the store’s website.

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