Nov 05 2008

Saving money with price adjustments

On Saturday, Shane and I went to Kohl’s with the hopes of buying him a new pair of shoes. We found just what we were seeking, and though they weren’t on sale, they were under our set budget.

On Monday, I happened to click over to Kohls.com and found the same pair of shoes. They were on sale! $28 cheaper!

I took my receipt, made a quick stop at the customer service counter, and they sent the price difference to our debit card.

Lesson learned: Hang on to your receipts. Especially if you bought something that wasn’t on sale, consider checking back with the store for the next week or two to see if the price has changed. Some stores will adjust prices up to 30 days after purchase. If the price does go down, get your money back!

You can use Priceprotectr.com to notify you if the price of an item has dropped. I haven’t used this site yet, but I hope I remember to on down the road.

Saving money after I purchase something certainly works for me!



9 Responses to “Saving money with price adjustments”

  1. Yes! When I worked at Old Navy, they did the same thing. You had 14 days to bring your receipt in and get a refund if you had paid more than the current price. All you had to do was bring in the receipt, the cashier scanned it, and gave you the refund if the current price was lower than what you paid. I only did it maybe a handful of times. I was amazed that more people didn’t take advantage of it!

    Karen’s last blog post..Being frugal means being flexible

  2. Pretty clever, Kacie. I have to keep this in mind next time.

  3. That is awesome Kacie! Way to save!

  4. TIP – I hang on to all my receipts too but they can become quite cumbersome. I finally got one of those letter size accordion file holders from a dollar store. I keep it in my car, labeled by month and all my receipts go in there. When I start a new month I empty out what was in there from the year before. So easy and tidy!

  5. That is a great tip! I knew that some stores would do that, but I haven’t done it in a long time.

    My brother has one of those receipt scanners hooked up to his computer. He scans his receipts and throws them away. He has never had any trouble getting stores to honor a printout of the receipt. As long as the barcode will work, they will accept it.

    Kerri’s last blog post..Tot School: Bath

  6. According to another money blog, Amazon isn’t doing price adjustments anymore. Bummer. Good to know Kohls & Old Navy will still honor the price drops.

    joanna’s last blog post..A joke for you

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