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If You’ve Shopped at Amazon This Year, You Might Be Owed a Partial Refund

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We’ve all been in an online shopping pinch and have had to fork over big bucks for super-duper-fast shipping.

You’re packing for a winter trip, but you can’t find your gloves. You’re going to a baby shower, but you forgot to order a gift. You’re running low on toilet paper, and you forgot to stock up.

Whatever it is, you’ve decided to hop on Amazon and pay extra to get it to your house fast. But then… it doesn’t show on time. How irritating.

We don’t suggest taking it out on your UPS delivery person. Instead, use a new delivery monitoring system from Paribus, and you could get a refund with no extra work.

How to Get a Partial Refund From Amazon With Little Effort

Sure, you could call Amazon, sit on hold for 500 hours and negotiate a refund. But who has time for that?Instead, just use Paribus.Finance gurus at The Pennyhoarder have talked about Paribus before. It’s the tool that scans your online shopping receipts and monitors major retailers for price drops. If the price goes down on something you bought, Paribus gets the retailer to pay you the difference.Its new delivery monitoring service has a similar mission: to save you time and effort getting refunds you deserve. Here’s how it works:

  1. It checks your email for receipts to find guaranteed delivery dates.
  2. It tracks the package using UPS or the retailer’s shipping tracking.
  3. If the delivery is later than guaranteed, Paribus will send you an email with instructions on how to file a claim with the retailer to get you compensation.

So How Much Money Could You Get Back?

Paribus monitors dozens of retailers — including Amazon, Best Buy and more — so your refund will depend on the store’s shipping policy.

With Amazon, for example, a late delivery means you’re eligible for “a refund of any shipping fees associated with the order in question,” according to its policy. Prime members (who get free two-day shipping) may also be eligible for additional compensation. 

Paribus has negotiated everything from full or partial cost-of-shipping refunds and store credit to one-month extensions of memberships in rush-shipping programs like Prime.

Paribus’ price-match and delivery monitoring services are totally free. That means that shipping cost goes back in your pocket.

Disclosure: Paribus compensates us when you sign up using the links we provide.

We write about products we think our readers will like. If you buy them, we get a small share of the revenue from the supplier. 

This article originally appeared on our sister site, WomansWorld.com.

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