Here’s How to Get Paid When Walmart, Amazon or Target Screws Up

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You mean well, but sometimes you forget that wedding, baby shower or birthday is coming up until it’s three days away. So you order the perfect gift online and fork over a week’s salary for expedited shipping.

But here you are, ready to leave for the party (dressed spectacularly, we might add) — and the package hasn’t arrived.

If this has ever happened to you, keep reading. You might be able to get a check from the retailer this week.

You Might Be Owed Money From Major Retailers

With a new delivery monitoring system from Paribus, you could get a refund with no extra work.

We’ve talked about Paribus before. It’s the tool that scans your online shopping receipts and monitors major retailers for price drops. If the price goes down on something you bought, Paribus gets the retailer to pay you the difference.

Its new delivery monitoring service has a similar mission: Save you time and effort getting refunds you deserve. Here’s how it works:

  1. It checks your email for receipts to find guaranteed delivery dates.
  2. It tracks the package using UPS or the retailer’s shipping tracking.
  3. If the delivery is later than guaranteed, Paribus automatically files a claim with the retailer to get you compensation.

Paribus compensates us when you sign up using the links we provide.

How Much Money Can You Get Back?

Paribus monitors dozens of retailers — including Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy and more — so your refund will depend on the store’s shipping policy.

With Amazon, for example, a late delivery means you’re eligible for “a refund of any shipping fees associated with the order in question. Prime members (who get free two-day shipping) may also be eligible for an extension of their membership,” according to its policy.

Paribus has negotiated everything from full or partial cost-of-shipping refunds and store credit to one-month extensions of memberships in rush-shipping programs like Prime.

Paribus’ price-match and delivery monitoring services are totally free. That means all that shipping cost goes back in your pocket.

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