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Matt T. @thesmartmoneymaker says
Thanks for the detailed post. I have been hesitant to open an account, mostly worried about the security of it all. While reading your post, I thought perhaps this could be alleviated slightly if I had one email that was just for receipts, such as MattReceipts@yahoo.com. That way I wouldn’t have to give Paribus access to ALL my emails.
Seems like a no brainer though even with 25% commission.
Peter Anderson says
Yeah, i can understand the hesitance to give access to your email. On a FAQ post one of the founders talked about what they actually do as far as searching your email:
They also have a secure site.
Credit card security is provided by a secure third party used by many other services:
And like you said, setting up a separate email for receipts wouldn’t be that hard.
I signed up for Paribus in April 2016…I have 4 kids so we do a lot of shopping. Have been very disappointed. I get what they were going for and applaud them but it seems as if the retailers are “ON” to them and have changed their price adjustment policies to avoid paying out. I have made 6.00$ in 5 months…Not great.
Peter Anderson says
Yeah, it can be hit or miss. I’ve made about $20 back now since I’ve been using them, mostly from my credit card company’s price protection program, not from Amazon directly. For me it’s a matter of setting Paribus up and forgetting it, and then if and when I do get any cash back, it’s a bonus. Can’t complain about that.
So i opened up an account more than 6 months ago and I have 84 purchases logged with $0 back. Every single item i order from Amazon states “Amazon does not offer price protection on this item” so guess Amazon has figured out a way to not pay out. Very disappointed in this program.
Do you still get refunds for Amazon. I stopped getting them a while ago. Now, at every transaction at Amazon, I get following message “Amazon does not offer price protection. For more info on Amazon’s policy please visit our Policy Guide” at the place of the price graph in your pictures.
I shop at Amazon exclusively so have not tried the other stores.