Friday, June 20, 2008 Polite and Effective

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 that will watch the prices for you. (Thanks, Parent Hacks!)

So, after six weeks of registering Amazon purchases at, 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?


Anonymous said...

Price Protectr is another option, and will check many sites in addition to Amazon.

Caitlin said...

I am so checking that out. We are huge online shoppers. Who wants to pack a toddler and an infant into a 120 degree car and go shop? Not me.

Michele P. said...

wow, I never knew this-great find, am going to sign up now!

Mimi-n-Moe's Mom said...

I never knew about this! Thanks! You Baby Toolkit folks are so smart!

adrienne said...


Price Protectr looks pretty cool! It covers loads of stores.

Thanks for the tip!

Melinda said... is also great as others have stated. I got 6.50 back today on a $109 purchase and still have 24 more says to see if the price drops anymore.

Anonymous said... is another alternative. It also include a Filler Item Finder to help qualify for Super Saver Shipping.