I recently discovered an easy trick to save money on retail purchases with the app Paribus. I joined up with the service early this January and once enrolled, pretty much forgot about it until I got my first notification that I’d received money back…a mere 10 days after I signed up. If you shop the stores below and don’t mind forgoing a bit of privacy, signing up for this service could be well worth your time.
List of retailers that work with Paribus
How It Works:
- Sign up! If you use this referral link, both you and I will receive an additional 5% back on all purchases.
NOTE: Paribus keeps 25% of the money it saves for you. This 25% can be reduced to 0% through the use of referral links. The 25% finders fee is waived for the first refund they find you!
- Register the credit card(s) that you use to make purchases.
NOTE: At the time I registered, a Citibank card did not qualify but my Chase card did.
- Register the email(s) where your purchase receipts are delivered.
- That’s it! No more checking back to see if you should request a price adjustment. Which hardly anyone does anyway. Just wait until you start getting notifications of savings!
What a Notification Looks Like
Once you’ve registered, Paribus will automatically scan your emails/credit cards for purchases made through the participating companies. When it finds a product that drops in price within the allotted time (which ranges from 7-90 days depending on the company), you will receive an email like the one below.
These are my actual email notifications from a purchase last week. I was looking to replace a wardrobe staple – a jean jacket – for spring and came across this Gap one that was at 35% off with promo code. Later that week, Paribus caught that a more attractive, 40% off promo was running. They sent an email to the retailer requesting a price adjustment on my behalf and the next thing you know, I’ve got $4 back! Not a ton, but not bad for one small purchase and even these small wins add up over time. Imagine the potential for larger purchases or if you are a very frequent shopper!
Happy shopping everyone!