Paribus app review [Capital One] March 2021 |
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Paribus review

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This free app saves you money by tracking price drops and late deliveries when you shop online.

Paribus keeps more money in your wallet by monitoring when stores drop prices or don’t deliver your package on time. But it only works with online purchases made at select retailers.

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Cassidy Horton is a writer for Finder, specializing in banking and investments. She has a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and a Master of Business Administration from Georgia Southern University. Cassidy enjoys educating people about financial services, exploring the Pacific Northwest and watching endless reruns of The Office.

Expert review

If you’re a heavy online shopper and want an automatic way of looking for price drops and late deliveries, Paribus may be a good fit. It’s completely free to use and you never have to enter any financial information.

The downside? You’re responsible for filing claims to get your money back once Paribus notifies you of a price drop and it only works with 25+ online retailers. You can’t use it for in-store purchases.

How much does it cost?

Paribusis completely free to use. You keep 100% of all refunds issued.

How do I open a Paribus account?

Sign up with Paribus in three steps:

  1. Go to the provider’s site and follow the steps to apply.
  2. From the Paribus website or the official Paribus mobile app, sign up with your email address.
  3. Click Allow.
  4. Confirm your email, learn how to maximize savings and connect your Amazon account.

How does Paribus work?

Paribus is a free price-tracking service from Capital One that monitors your email inbox as you shop online. It emails you when it detects a price drop or late delivery and shows you how to get your money back.Paribus works with online purchases made at 25+ major retailers. The site doesn’t support purchases made in store or for in-store pickup. It’s 100% free to use and it doesn’t charge any fees when it detects potential savings.

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Is Paribus safe to use?

Paribus is part of Capital One. It’s backed by bank-level security and stores email data using AES 128 encryption. It never sells your information.

The site requires access to your email account, but it never reads or deletes emails. It uses proprietary logic to scan email subjects and sender information for receipts and shipping confirmations.

The site doesn’t require a credit card or bank account information. Retailers process refunds back to your original payment method, so Paribus never has access to your financial information.

What are the pros and cons of Paribus?

Paribus has these benefits and drawbacks:


  • Free. Paribus users pay nothing to use the service.
  • Compatible with major retailers. It scans price drops and guaranteed delivery dates for Target, Walmart, Home Depot, Best Buy and more.
  • Mobile app. Download the Paribus app for Android or Apple devices and get real-time notifications when it detects potential savings.
  • No financial information required. Paribus uses your email account to scan for savings. You don’t link a bank account or credit card to the site.


  • Online purchases only. Paribus doesn’t cover purchases made in brick-and-mortar stores or for in-store pickup.
  • Supports three email addresses. If you don’t have a Gmail, Yahoo or Microsoft email address, you’ll need one to sign up with Paribus.
  • Doesn’t track prices for Amazon. Paribus helps get shipping refunds for late deliveries, but it doesn’t monitor price drops.
Paribus doesn’t file claims on your behalf, which is why it offers its service for free. Instead, it notifies you when it’s found a potential refund and walks you through the claims process. This could be a pro or a con depending on how you look at it.

Which stores does Paribus monitor?

Paribus monitors 25+ major retailers:
  • Amazon
  • Anthropologie
  • Athleta
  • Banana Republic
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Best Buy
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • Bonobos
  • Costco
  • Crate & Barrel
  • Gap
  • Home Depot
  • J.Crew
  • L.L.Bean
  • Loft
  • Macy’s
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Newegg
  • Nordstrom
  • Office Depot
  • Old Navy
  • QVC
  • REI
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Sears
  • Staples
  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Wayfair
  • Zappos

Paribus reviews and complaints

The Paribus app earns an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) based on factors like years in business and financial stability. The app only has three customer ratings on the BBB for an average 2.3 out of 5-star rating. One user reports getting $30 in refunds the first time she used the app while another says it’s difficult to get ahold of customer service.

You’ll find the most reviews on Reddit where there’s a mix of opinions. Some users love that Paribus takes the hassle out of having to price shop. Others complain that they haven’t really saved much since using the app.

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