Price adjustments: The all-in guide to getting your money back

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
28 PHOTOS
Price Adjustments: The All-In Guide To Getting Your Money Back
See Gallery
Price adjustments: The all-in guide to getting your money back

Time Frame: 7 days from in-store purchase or receipt of your package

What's Eligible: Just full-price stuff, nothing that was bought on sale originally

Helmut Slub Blazer, $279 (Was $460)

Get It Here

Time Frame: 7 days from purchase

What's Eligible: Both full-price stuff that went on sale and stuff that was already on sale that got even further reduced (yay)

 Vince "Nina" Two Piece Flats, $206.50 (Was $295)

Get It Here

But how awesome are these pants?

Jovonna Printed Pants, $50.63 (WAS $101.26)

ASOS.COM

Time Frame: 7 days from purchase

What's Eligible: Only full-price stuff bought online; nothing bought in the store

Steven Alan "Alex" Bag, $175 (Was $345)

Get It Here

Time Frame: 10 days from in store purchase, or receipt of an online order

What's Eligible: Only full-price stuff

Gottex "Okinawa Mix-Print Swimsuit, $118 (WAS $178),

Get It Here

Time Frame: 14 days from purchase, online or in store

What's Eligible: Both sale and full-price stuff

Illamasqua Nail Varnish Duo, $19 (WAS $25)

Get It Here

But basics are basics!

American Apparel Unisex Rugby Polo, $24 (Was $48)

Get It Here

Time Frame: 14 days from shipment of an online order

What's Eligible: Full-price items bought online or from the catalog, but nothing bought in store

Mitchell & Ness Snapback Hat, $16.99 (WAS $26)

Get It Here

That said, these jeans are worth the splurge.

J Brand Carey Zip Moto Jeans", $199 (WAS $242)

Get It Here

Time Frame: 14 days from in store or online purchase

What's Eligible: Both full-price merch and sale stuff that got even cheaper (we love that)

JT Intimates Demi Push Up Bra, $13.50 (WAS $18),

Get It Here

Time Frame: 10 days from in store purchase or shipment of an online order

What's Eligible: Only full-price items

Ralph Lauren Striped Sweater Tank, $99 (WAS $198)

Get It Here

Time Frame: 7 days from purchase, in store or online

What's Eligible: Just stuff bought at full-price

LOFT Racerback Jumpsuit, $69.88 (Was $79.50)

Get It Here

Time Frame: 7 days from purchase, online or in store

What's Eligible: Only stuff bought at full-price

Club Monaco Molli Short, $89 (Was $129.50)

Get It Here

It's already pretty affordable to begin with.

H&M Coat With Quilted Sleeevs, $59.95

Get It Here

Time Frame: 10 days from purchase

What's Eligible: Sale items that get further marked down, as well as those full-price items (yahooooo)

Marc by Marc Jacobs Stacey Gingham Scarf, $62 (Was $138),

Get It Here

Time Frame: 14 days from in store purchse, or shipment of an online order

What's Eligible: Full-price stuff only

Anthropologie Beaded Seaford Strands, $19.95 (Was $68)

Get it Here

Time Frame: 14 days from purchase, online or in store

What's Eligible: Both sale and full-price stuff (cool.)

Victoria's Secret Lace Trim Thong Panty, $3.99 (Was $9.50)

Get It Here

Time Frame: 7 days from in-store purchase or 7 days from shipment of an online order

What's Eligible: Only things purchased at full-price

J. Crew Beaded Diamond Sweater, $169.99 (Was $248)

JCREW.COM

Time Frame: 14 days from purchase

What's Eligible: Both full-price merch and sale stuff

Michael Michael Kors Zipper Panel Belt $31.50 (Was $45),

Get It Here

Time Frame: 14 days from purchase, online or in store

What's Eligible: Only full-price stuff

Expressions NYC Smooth Box Clutch, $32.16 (Was $48)

Get It Here

Zara can do no wrong.

Zara Denim Patchwork Top, $19.99 (Was $49.90)

Get It Here

Time Frame: 14 days from in store purchase

What's Eligible: Only things bought in store, nothing bought online

UNIQLO Premium Linen Longsleeve Shirt, $9.90 (Was $29.90)

Get It Here

We found this one out first-hand. But it isOpening Ceremony.

ACNE Studios Skin 5 Silver Blue Jeans, $75 (WAS $250)

Get It Here

Time Frame: 7 days from in-store purchase or 7 days from shipment of an online order

What's Eligible: Full-price merch only

Madewell Hilltop Maxi Skirt, $99.99 (Was $128)

Get It Here

Time Frame: 14 days from shipment of an online order

What's Elgiible: Full-price stuff bought online or from the catalog, nothing bought in person

Free People Sunday Romance Off-The-Shoulder Dress, $69.95 (Was $118)

Get It Here

But this varsity jacket will get you through fall, easily.

Jet John Eshaya Perforated Leather Sleeve Bomber Jacket, $299 (WAS $395)

Get It Here

Time Frame: 7 days from purchase, online or in store

What's Eligible: Just the full-price stuff

Kate Spade New York Faceted Cluster Earrings, $54.60 (Was $78)

Get It Here

of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE
SHOW CAPTION +
HIDE CAPTION
Some of you will probably roll your eyes at my amateur-ness, but I have something to admit: I didn't know what a price adjustment was until last year. Before that, I thought the only thing to do when you saw that red satchel or sequin pencil skirt you bought three days ago marked down 40 percent was just to swallow your bad timing and move on. But it's not.

So for those of you who don't know-I feel like I'm passing The Wire or Harry Potter to someone uninitiated-you can often get a price adjustment, where a store will refund the difference between what you paid and the new sale price, if you bought the thing super-recently. It makes so much sense, but I just didn't realize companies would do that because maybe I'm a cynic and didn't think the world played that fair.

The policies vary, with some companies opting out entirely, but it's worth noting which ones do it and how. That way you'll know how long afterwards to watch the pricing of something you just bought (a smart precaution, in case it does go on sale and you can get money back). Or maybe before you shop, you'll see that something's available at two stores and one will do adjustments but the other won't, which might steer your hand (and credit card). So above I've rounded up a thorough guide to the policies from some of our favorite places; with over two dozen stores and sites in there, even seasoned price adjustment veterans might learn something new.

More from Lucky Magazine:

8 Outfits Men Love on Women
5 Drastic Ways to Change Up Your Look
30 White Dresses for Every Occasion
50 Swimsuits Under $50

Read Full Story

People are Reading