Most people look for ways to save money for emergency and personal needs, and Apps like Earny and Paribus can help you get some cash back on purchases that you make on Merchant sites and other platforms.
These apps do have their shortcomings, basically on issues of Security and Privacy.
There are fears by some users that the access of this company to their bank details and emails.
Paribus app helps clients to recover their money back on their purchases online. When there is a fall in the price of the product you bought. Paribus is used by most of the major merchants in the United States including Costco, Walmart, and Nordstrom and so on.
When you install Paribus, you will be required to connect to your email and paribus will immediately scan your inbox for shopping receipts from Merchants that it is allowed to monitor. If Paribus detects any receipt, it will file a claim for you.
Paribus will get your money back, and returns the money to your credit cards. Paribus is free and easy to use, once you sign up and connect your credit card, Paribus will do the rest of the job.
Paribus have been able to recover over $10 million dollars for its 2.5 million users.
Earny just like Paribus, scans your email and searches for receipts from merchants that you have bought products from. Earny will track the price changes on the product that you bought. Earny also tracks price protection from your credit card.
With credit card price protection, the issuer of your credit card, You will get the appropriate refund for goods bought with your credit card. Earny recovers all price falls for 90 to 120 days of purchase.
Earny takes 25% of the money that is recovered, for example when you buy a product at $200 at Target and Earny detects the same product at $160 at Costco, Earny will send a refund email on your behalf to Target asking them to refund you.
You will be paid $30 back to your credit card while they take $10 fee for helping you recover your refund.
The only problem that some people have with Earny is that it sends mail to the merchant as you.
According to Earny, they work as an agent for you in order to recover refunds for you and they only receive a copy of the receipt from your merchant and do not interfere or attempt to manage your inbox on your behalf.
Paribus does not take commissions for refunds that they recover, while Earny takes 25% of the amount they recover on your behalf.
From what we have seen from the above review of Paribus vs Earny, it will be more beneficial to use paribus to get your refunds since its absolutely free.