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Get reimbursed for paying too much

Get reimbursed for paying too much
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You know how to hunt down a bargain. Especially this time of year, you're out in the malls looking for deals, or shopping online for steep discounts.

If you're a good bargain shopper, you can save hundreds of dollars on Christmas gifts. However, even the best shoppers sometimes miss out. Maybe you bought someone a gift at a great price, only to see that the price dropped a few days later.

Or maybe you didn't realize you could've used a coupon for extra savings. Whatever the case, the store owes you money. If you bought one of its products and the price drops, you can go back and ask to be reimbursed for the difference.

How often are you going to do that, though? Between work, your kids, driving around looking for gifts, cooking and everything else, you probably don't have time to drive to a store to ask for your money. Plus, once you get there the cashier may not even know the store's policy on reimbursing you.

Paribus does. The site tracks your transactions using your email address, credit card information, and your Amazon login and password. Note: See security recommendations on the next page.

If the site finds that you could've saved money if you waited for a sale, or used a coupon, it'll alert you by email. Then, it'll contact the store, file a price adjustment claim and retrieve the difference for you.

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