This week I had a few instances where keeping a receipt and inspecting it, made me $22.00!
Here is how I avoided losing $22.00 just by viewing and keeping my receipts ~
I went to Kmart 2 weeks after I purchased an item when I noticed it was being advertised for $13.00 less than I paid. I was given $13.00 in cash by showing my receipt.
The gentleman at Sonic rang up my two drinks incorrectly (actually doubled the advertised price). I noticed before paying and had them adjust it correctly.
A kite I bought at Walmart ended up coming with only one stick, I was able to return it and get my money back.
I bought something for my sons graduation at Party City, I walked two stores down to the dollar store and found it there, I returned the first item.
Sure it seems like a hassle but really, when I think about the time I spent, it was probably a half hour. A half hour to make $22.00? I’ll take it!
Here are a few tips for receipts:
Before leaving the store/establishment, give it a quick inspection. Make sure everything was rung up correctly.
Watch your ads. Something you bought this week might be on an even bigger sale next week. This is called a price adjustment, just keep your receipt and if you see the item you bought advertised at a lower price, take the receipt in to your store. Store policies will vary but it is usually around 30-60 days.
Keep those receipts for at least 3 months. You may have something break that you recently bought, keep the receipts to ensure getting your money back without any issues.
Check other stores. You may find that same thing cheaper at another store. Check with the original store to see if they will price match for an adjustment or just return it and purchase it at the cheaper store.