Many large retailers will adjust the price of an item if a customer can show that it is available elsewhere for less when they checkout.
However, a number of popular stores have policies regarding after-sales considerations, whether you find a better price elsewhere or the item is listed where you purchased it. Some may only match prices to specific retailers, others only their own prices, so it’s important to review the refund and price match policy wherever you shop.
Here’s a closer look at the policies of some of the top retailers across the country. Keep in mind that these are selected details and each company has additional information that is worth considering further.
Bath in bed and beyond: You can request a partial refund up to 14 days after a purchase if the item is on sale at BB&B. They will also match the price if you find the cheaper product at another retailer within the same time frame. This excludes clearance and seasonal items, as well as market seller prices.
Best buy: Partial refunds are possible if you find an item for sale at Best Buy during the return and exchange period, which varies by product and membership status.
buy buy BABY: This company is owned by Bed Bath & Beyond and follows the same policy.
Costco: You have 30 days to request a partial refund if Costco lowers the price of an item you purchased on Costco.com. If you made the purchase at a physical store, you will need to visit in-store customer service to see if you can get the money back. And the warehouse store does not match the prices of other retailers.
Crutchfield: After purchasing an item, you have a 60-day window to request a price match by phone or chat if its price drops in Crutchfield. The retailer compares prices to most items sold and shipped by Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo Video, and Sonic Electronix, but only at the time of purchase and not afterwards.
Home deposit: If an item you purchased from Home Depot goes on sale, or if a competitor is priced lower, you can contact customer service for a partial refund for up to 90 days from the date of purchase. The time window depends on the item. For example, Home Depot only gives partial refunds for home appliances for 30 days after purchase. And if you made your purchase online, you must request a partial refund through Home Depot’s online customer service. There are also exclusions, such as clearance and seasonal items, third-party seller prices, and custom-ordered items, among others.
JCPenney: You can request a partial refund for 14 days after a purchase if you find the item available cheaper at JCPenney or another retailer. The company doesn’t honor the prices listed on Amazon and other marketplaces by third-party sellers, but everything else is fair game.
Kohl: While Kohl’s has a long list of exclusions, such as certain non-qualifying products and items purchased as part of a sale (e.g. buy one, get one free), you can always request a partial refund. up to 14 days after purchase as long as as you received the receipt. You will need to return to the store where you purchased the item or contact customer service if you purchased it online. The company’s price comparison policy only includes in-store prices for competing retailers, so online prices are not being honored and you will need proof of pricing from the other retailer.
Macy’s: You only have 10 days to submit a request to Macy’s for a price adjustment, and the company recommends that your request be made by email ([email protected]). There may be restrictions on some items. For example, Macy’s will only refund up to $ 100 on a mattress if you find a better price at another retailer, and only retailers with physical locations will count. You will also need to provide proof of model specifications, as Macy’s requires the item to match exactly to be eligible.
Staples: Staples matches the prices of its competitors if you can show proof of a lower price elsewhere at checkout in-store only, or provide a partial refund within 14 days of purchasing an item for sale in-store or at Staples. com.
Target: If you find a better price at Target or a qualified online competitor, Target will refund the difference to you for up to 14 days after your purchase. You can provide proof of the lower price at a physical store or contact customer service by phone for a partial refund for online purchases. And during the 2021 holiday season, from October 10 to December 24, Target is expanding its price matching policy. If something you buy goes on sale for a lower price during that time, you can ask for the difference to be refunded.