What The Hell is a Paribus?
I’ll be honest here: I shop online a lot. Jennifer & I are so busy in our personal and professional lives that we hardly have time to shop in physical, brick-and-mortar stores. As a result, we hardly pay attention to times when prices drop on things we’ve purchased, especially with Amazon (same-day delivery is very, very convenient). Amazon and other online retailers change their prices up to 2.5 million times per day, making it practically impossible to keep track. That’s where Paribus comes in.
Paribus automatically scans your email for purchases from many major retailers: Amazon, Nordstrom, Sephora, Best Buy and many others. If the price drops on your recent purchases, the retailer is automatically contacted for a refund of the price difference. In exchange, Paribus charges a credit card on file for 25% of the difference, which can get reduced if you refer friends. You’re only charged if a refund is successfully requested and received, so there’s nothing to lose. Seems pretty easy, right?
Signing up for Paribus was pretty simple: I connected my Facebook and email accounts, supplied my Amazon credentials (they need to access detailed receipts, which Amazon doesn’t supply via email), and linked a credit card. The system immediately gets to work, checking my email and Amazon accounts for recent purchases. In about an hour, I’m given a list of any purchases where I’m due a refund. There’s even a mobile app that will send you a notification every time a refund has been successfully requested and received.
OK, I’m Interested. How Do I Sign Up?
Sign up with this link and you’ll get 5% off charges associated with your refund claims. Happy saving!