You can save money in so many ways when shopping online: Coupon Codes, Deal Sites (i.e. Slickdeals.net), Marked Down Sales, and much more. Squeezing more discounts and dollars back into your account is something people want to look for right? Little do you know that merchants like Amazon, Macy’s and thousands of others actually price change their items often.One day, a pair of Nike Shoes will be $50, the next $100, or vice versa. Luckily, if you were the sucker who spent $100 on those shoes, you can get your $50 back! Yep, now you can live without buyer's remorse!Click To Tweet
Five (5) Apps That Will Help Get Your Money Back
No not Ernie from Bert and Ernie (Sesame Street), this is Earny the price changing friendly neighborhood robot. Through the Earny app, you can sync up your Amazon account along with your email address and have Earny scan for receipts on online purchases. From there Earny:
- Finds Price Change Opportunities
- Notifies You
- Files Them For You
- Gets Money Back For You
- *Charges Minimal Fee If Successful*
You’ll need to have purchased these online items using an applicable credit card with price change protection. Yeah…we didn’t know that at first, so make sure you look at your credit card’s benefits and scan for a price change guarantee benefit. Earny supplies credit card offers there just in case you were interested in getting a card with the benefit. Taking advantage of Earny Price Protection could be a major saver!
This one works pretty much the same way as Earny, although with Earny you’ll likely be reminded many times about the credit card protection offers, and with Sift they don’t hassle you too much about them. Although you’ll still need to assign an applicable credit card, the advertising for Credit Cards are less apparent here.
We’ve also found Sift to be super responsive and very quick to point out new price changes, almost instantly when it happens.
Yep, pretty much the same business model as Sift and Earny but with the stellar backing of Capital One (recently purchased Paribus). Link your cards and get money back when Paribus scans through your emails. Paribus is super responsive like Sift and is fairly simple to get started.
Ever notice a car rental reservation always seems to change price over the course of a week? Travel definitely depends on price changing for more revenue. Luckily your car rental reservation could be price protected by Autoslash. They’ll need many details about your trip including:
- Car Rental Service
- Make and Model (if you have it)
- Reservation Number
Supply Autoslash with as much information as you can so they can track price changes and get you the best rate.
Hotel reservations are also prone to price changes over time. And now there is a service for that as well! Pruvo acts as your new booking agent for your hotel reservation and will re-book your room if there is a new lower price available. How it works:
- Send Pruvo Hotel Confirmation via Email
- No Credit Card Needed
- They’ll Notify if there is a New Reservation at Lower Price via their Hotel Price Tracking Software
- Re-book through Pruvo
Because there is no credit card needed and just a forwarded email could save you hundreds of dollars for your stay, making Pruvo a nice companion for travel savings. Looking for the right email to forward to? Since we’ve partnered up with them, you can forward reservations to [email protected]! Side Note: You’ll need to book a hotel directly through a provider like Hilton or Marriott, rather than Priceline.