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August 11th, 2019 at 10:17 am

My sorta niece (long story) is getting married next month. I am really excited about this happy occasion in a sea of very heavy bad news. I am more than ready to celebrate something happy!

The wedding is a whole other post for another day. She's far older (15 years) than the rest of my nieces and nephews (long story) but is really the first of the next generation to get married. MH has already been asked to do the wedding video and feels that is more than enough (it is). But I told him I wanted to pick up something from their registry, that they will always we remember we bought them. I know the wedding video will more than cover it, but I want to be generous with my nieces and nephews, and maybe want to contribute in my own way. So anyway, just thought of it now with MH and we picked up some personalized glasses on zola, off of their registry.

{We never really thought about it before, but holy crap, MH might get buried in wedding videos in another decade or so. He may just have to say no. If he has a full-time job, there is just no way. These are professional quality videos that take a lot of time and effort. Heck, I don't even know if he has the software to do this}.

So anyway, we pick up the $50 glasses from Zola, and I am relieved that at least the shipping is free. I am searching frantically for any coupon code I can find when I see that zola price matches. I am guessing "price match" isn't one of our super ingrained frugal habits because long ago our strategy was probably more not to buy things in the first place. It's one of those things that has entirely fallen off my radar. So I do a quick search, find the same thing for $20 Target (I don't know why, it's $50 everywhere else), and send Zola an email. If for any reason they don't give me my $30 back, I will just price match with our credit card.

I just have this DOH moment now... Price match! Why have I not price matched anything this year!? Probably because I have had no time whatsoever. But I have time now, so I am rounding up receipts.

We did two big purchases last month, so I am running them through the credit card (which has a very simple price match policy; they do all the work of even seeking out the better prices).

Side note: Already got refund from Zola, while typing this post. Score!

6 Responses to “Price Match”

  1. Dido Says:

    thanks for the price match reminder!

  2. fireandi Says:

    Good job on price matching. How do you price match from your credit card? Is it a special offer on this particular card?

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Wow, that's great! Glad it worked out!

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    So you could have bought at Target for $20 originally? I guess I figure, if I did my research first, I shouldn't need to find a price match. I mean yes I could spend more time after the fact and see if anyone drops prices in the meantime which they are bound to do, but once I spent the original investment of comparison, I'm just done.

  5. MonkeyMama Says:

    @fireandi - Funny you ask. It's a benefit of one of our credit card rewards. The Citi price rewind, but apparently they are discontinuing this benefit in the next few months. I just saw. Bummer.

  6. MonkeyMama Says:

    @ccfree - we could have but it was a wedding registry. Too complicated to buy outside registry. I think it was pretty obvious the price was going to be ridiculous on a site like zola.

    In other situations, most the time we don't get a price match. But you never know when something will go on sale, and happy not to have to bother with it. I just set up a few price matches (citi will do all the work) and will see if anything comes of it. We've received $300 price match (refunds) over the last few years with this credit card benefit. A lot of the time the bonus is we buy somewhere with free shipping even if the price is lower elsewhere. Then we get the price match from the lower retail price. We've been doing this with all of our appliance purchases because often one store will offer free installation, but another store will offer a lower price (without the free delivery or installation). Where most of the $300 came from. It's usually either that or a free shipping thing (non-appliances).

    I am not aware of any price matches I will get from recent big purchases, but am happy to let Citi keep an eye out for me and give me free money if it happens.

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