Though we like to shop locally, sometimes the things we want aren't always available from local businesses. As a result, I end up shopping via Amazon for everything from specialty sugar to the world's best rechargeable NiMH batteries to earthquake straps.
Until recently, I wasn't aware that Amazon has a 30 day price-drop guarantee that if the price of something you buy drops within the next 30 days, you can get a refund on the price difference (if you request it). Or that there are some great online tools (like RefundPlease.com) that will watch the prices for you. (Thanks, Parent Hacks!)
So, after six weeks of registering Amazon purchases at RefundsPlease.com, I've recieved $11.15 in rebates on $137 in purchases. That's an additional 8% savings and all I had to do was fill out a couple forms (registering purchases and requesting refunds). The whole process of registering and getting the refunds has taken less time than writing this short post.
And what mom doesn't smile a domain name with manners?