Did you know that many stores offer price protection or price guarantees?
Price protection or price guarantees simply mean that a store will refund you the difference if the price drops on the item you bought within a certain period of time, generally two weeks. In fact, some stores will refund the difference if you find the item cheaper at their competitor!
Let’s say that I bought a computer at Best Buy for $699, and next week it goes on sale for $599…all I have to do is take my receipt to Best Buy, and they’ll give me back $100!
So…what’s the catch? Most of us won’t take the time to study the ads everyday to make sure we really did get the best price! It takes time and effort to find the best price when we’re out shopping, and it takes even more time and effort to insure that we really got the best deal since most price guarantees are in effect for two weeks after your purchase.
Good news…if you don’t want to spend you days reading ads, you can use PriceProtectr.com, and they’ll do the work for you free of charge!
It’s as easy as typing in the name of the store, the item and the price. Price Protectr will alert you via e-mail if the price drops. Currently, Price Protectr has information on over 160 stores including:
- The Apple Store
- Bed, Bath & Beyond
- Best Buy
- Fry’s Electronics
- Home Depot
- Office Depot
- Sam’s Club
- Toys R Us
PriceProtectr.com also has a fun feature to check out before you shop…it’s the deal alert. Once again, enter the item you’re shopping for, and they’ll alert you when the item goes on sale.
Looks like we’ve all found a new shopping “buddy” that will save us both time and money!