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Price rewind cards

Postby TXviking » Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:25 am

I've been intrigued by the existence of the "price rewind" benefit, but I suspect it goes mostly underutilized as most people don't sit down and research their purchases potentially months AFTER having made them. That said, the category of automatic price rewinds is intriguing to me. Questions:

- Which automatic price rewind cards do people have, and how well do they work for you in practice?

- For those who use manual price rewind products, have you ever gotten anything substantial out of them? What's your strategy for finding deals? How much evidence do you have to submit (ie. is it cumbersome or relatively straightforward) and how many exclusions apply (sales, online deals, whatever?)


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Re: Price rewind cards

Postby To My Credit » Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:27 am

I plan on getting the Citi Double Cash eventually and this is something I'm interested in, too.
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Re: Price rewind cards

Postby Tubpbs » Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:06 am

CarefulBuilder will has some answers.
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Re: Price rewind cards

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:46 pm

Tubpbs wrote:CarefulBuilder will has some answers.

Citi Price Rewind is a bit of a crapshoot. Some stuff gets big refunds, other stuff gets nothing. Some ordinary items won't be in the database, and some unusual ones will have multiple listings. Obscure things can get refunds, and ubiquitous ones may get no matches. When a receipt gives little detail, I photograph the receipt next to the item as a secondary file, and haven't had any refunds denied yet. It's easy to register something, but if you really want a refund, be prepared to do some of your own research if the database produces nothing in the first few days. I just tend to photograph receipts and put stuff on there to see what I can get before I think about submitting a manual claim.

My best refund has been getting a laptop battery down from like $110 to $30. I bought it directly from the manufacturer's website, and Citi found some really obscure (and frankly, sketchy) clothing retailer that apparently had the battery listed for sale for $30.

I've not done any manual refund requests...yet. I might submit a manual refund request for some shoes, since Price Rewind has only managed to save me $0.05 and I can probably get $30.

One other warning: I don't think Price Rewind looks at Amazon prices. It looks at Zappos, which is owned by Amazon. It looks at Walmart, though, which is where some prices finally settle.
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Re: Price rewind cards

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:48 pm

When it's easy to find an item in the rewind database, and the receipt is detailed, using the feature can be like having an extra cash rewards program. I'm willing to take 2 minutes to enter an item and photograph the receipt for a lot of small purchases.

If I can't find a match within a few minutes, I won't bother looking manually for a small purchase at what is likely a reasonable price. The small but really easy savings are nice.
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Re: Price rewind cards

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:33 am

CarefulBuilder14 wrote:I've not done any manual refund requests...yet. I might submit a manual refund request for some shoes, since Price Rewind has only managed to save me $0.05 and I can probably get $30.

...and a month after purchase, my Price Rewind savings on those shoes just jumped from a nickel to 50 bucks! :money:
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Re: Price rewind cards

Postby Tubpbs » Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:00 pm

CarefulBuilder14 wrote:
CarefulBuilder14 wrote:I've not done any manual refund requests...yet. I might submit a manual refund request for some shoes, since Price Rewind has only managed to save me $0.05 and I can probably get $30.

...and a month after purchase, my Price Rewind savings on those shoes just jumped from a nickel to 50 bucks! :money:



I know this is just about the laziest question I can ask, but I get the feeling you won't mind answering (and its good for "the group"), but...

Would you describe the specific steps and process used to file a price rewind claim?
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Re: Price rewind cards

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:11 pm

Tubpbs wrote:I know this is just about the laziest question I can ask, but I get the feeling you won't mind answering (and its good for "the group"), but...

Would you describe the specific steps and process used to file a price rewind claim?

https://www.citipricerewind.com/faq
https://www.citipricerewind.com/how-it-works

Those describe it pretty well. There's no need to restate the basic stuff when that info is fairly comprehensive.

I am trying some unorthodox things with the program. When I find they are consistently effective or ineffective, then maybe I'll give a detailed description of how to use (or not use) the program.
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Re: Price rewind cards

Postby Tubpbs » Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:17 pm

CarefulBuilder14 wrote:
Tubpbs wrote:I know this is just about the laziest question I can ask, but I get the feeling you won't mind answering (and its good for "the group"), but...

Would you describe the specific steps and process used to file a price rewind claim?

https://www.citipricerewind.com/faq
https://www.citipricerewind.com/how-it-works

Those describe it pretty well. There's no need to restate the basic stuff when that info is fairly comprehensive.

I am trying some unorthodox things with the program. When I find they are consistently effective or ineffective, then maybe I'll give a detailed description of how to use (or not use) the program.


Thank you. I'll also take you up on that future offer.

I will have to try it. I feel like I don't purchase regular enough people items for any of my shit to qualify...

Food and travel. I don't buy shoes or sneakers or items like that very frequently. Closest thing is DVD or something.

How many times has it produced a result for you so far?
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Re: Price rewind cards

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:50 am

Tubpbs wrote:Thank you. I'll also take you up on that future offer.

I will have to try it. I feel like I don't purchase regular enough people items for any of my shit to qualify...

Food and travel. I don't buy shoes or sneakers or items like that very frequently. Closest thing is DVD or something.

How many times has it produced a result for you so far?

DVDs would be ideal. They often get discounted over time, there's a fairly uniform product (no variations like model numbers, sizes, or colors) and lots of stores sell them, frequently at promotional prices.

I've received 7 refunds and am anticipating about 15 more.
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