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How I Saved $20 in 5 Minutes

Have you ever purchased an item and the next week it goes on sale?

A while ago we purchased our daughter a new printer. Her old hand me down one broke. So I went to Staples used some of my Staples Rewards and purchased a nice Epson printer for $40 dollars. Just a week later I was looking through the Staples ad and saw the same printer on sale for $20 less than we had paid.

What I ended up doing.

At first I thought well I wish I could have waited another week to save that $20 extra dollars. Then I thought to call and see if Staples did price adjustments. I am so glad I did make that call. The 5 minutes it took me to find the number and make the call saved me $20.

What was involved to get the refund.

All I had to do was return to the store with my receipt. It took about 5 minutes for the cashier do the price adjustment in the register and I left the store $20 richer. Be sure to ask your store what you need to bring with you back to the store to get the price adjustment.

What I learned.

It never hurts to ask. If I had just assumed that Staples did not do price adjustments I would have missed out on the added savings. Some stores have different policies on how long you have to do a price adjustment. Some stores are up to 60 days others are only 14 days. So if you see an item you purchased recently be sure to call right away just in case the store you purchased from has a short price adjustment time window.

I hope this encourages you to keep a look at for sale items even after making a purchase. You never know when you will come across a better deal and be able to get that better price with a price adjustment.

Remember it never hurts to ask!

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2 thoughts on “How I Saved $20 in 5 Minutes”

  1. I’m so glad that you were able to get a refund! I can’t tell you how many times that has happened to me and I haven’t tried to go back to the store and get the price adjustment. In the future, I will be sure to call and find out!

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