If You’ve Shopped Walmart Online Lately, This Trick Could Get You Cash Back


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If you’ve made an online purchase from Walmart lately, you might be eligible for money back.

Our secret weapon here is Paribus, a tool that tracks your online purchases at dozens of major retailers, including Walmart. If the price of an item you purchased drops within 90 days of your purchase, Paribus could help you get compensated for the difference. It’s Walmart’s typical price-match policy — but with a modern twist.

(Note: Walmart’s normal terms and conditions still apply.)

Say you order a microwave online from Walmart. It costs $74.84 at the time of purchase. But  the cost drops $13.06 six weeks later. If it’s an eligible purchase, Paribus will recognize that price drop and contact Walmart on your behalf to snag you the difference.

Pro tip: To help ensure you get money back, make sure your purchases are from Walmart itself — not a third-party seller on Walmart.

Additionally, say you paid an extra $9 for guaranteed two-day shipping. (Your kitchen is chaos without that microwave.) But the microwave shows up three days later. Again, Paribus will contact Walmart on your behalf to try to get you a refund on the cost of shipping. It does all the heavy lifting for you.

You’ll most likely get any refunds via your original payment method.

There’s no catch: Paribus is 100% free.

Just enter your email address (Paribus finds cash-back opportunities through your e-receipts), and you’re good to go.

For more information — and to see how one Penny Hoarder earned a quick $22 — check out our Paribus review.

Carson Kohler ([email protected]) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She would definitely pay for overnight shipping if her microwave stopped working.

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