Getting Scrooged: Poor People Pay More During Christmas

In a previous article, the Paribus data team investigated how holiday shopping differs between rich and poor shoppers. We’ve also told real-life stories of poorer shoppers being discriminated against. And after analyzing almost one million purchases made in the last three weeks, the data is clear: poorer shoppers are at least twice as likely to overpay on their holiday purchases. In other words, poorer shoppers … Continue reading Getting Scrooged: Poor People Pay More During Christmas

Here’s How Christmas Looks Different for Rich and Poor

For some, the holidays mean warm getaways and stacks of presents under the tree. For others, December is a time of overstretched budgets and tough decisions. Here at Paribus, we suspected that the holiday shopping season would look pretty different for poorer shoppers than it would for wealthy shoppers. So we decided to test our … Continue reading Here’s How Christmas Looks Different for Rich and Poor

Why It Can Be Hard to Get a Refund (And What You Can Do About It)

If you’ve bought something in the last month from a major retailer, you’re probably due for a refund. That’s because an item you’ve bought has probably gone on sale for a lower price. As a result, under stores’ best price guarantee policies, you’re entitled to a refund for the discount you missed.  Most retailers tout their … Continue reading Why It Can Be Hard to Get a Refund (And What You Can Do About It)

Foreign Service Spotlight: Saving Money from Around the Globe

“Paribus finds me savings I didn’t know existed.” That’s how Marc Zeiger-Guerra described his Paribus savings. Zeiger-Guerra said he has always been a bargain hunter.  But finding the best deals on American goods can be a little more challenging from thousands of miles outside the U.S. Zeiger-Guerra and his family are one of the thousands … Continue reading Foreign Service Spotlight: Saving Money from Around the Globe

What Are Price Adjustment Policies? And How Do They Save You Money?

Most shoppers don’t realize that they are leaving money on the table whenever they shop at a major retailer. In fact, Americans are expected to leave billions of dollars unclaimed this year. That’s because most shoppers don’t know that stores have best price guarantee policies. These policies are meant to ensure that the customer gets … Continue reading What Are Price Adjustment Policies? And How Do They Save You Money?