Sift is a consumer protection service that looks after your rights as a consumer and makes sure that you get what belongs to you. As an example Sift automatically gets you money back when prices drop and unlocks many other hidden benefits and policies that you probably were not even aware of!
Your credit cards, all your purchases and travel bookings and available benefits are automatically tracked.
Retailers are changing prices all the time. If you buy something and the price drops within the next 60 or 90 day, you may be qualified to get a refund back. Sift automatically tracks prices for your purchases and if the price drops, it will automatically get you money back from the retailer or from your credit card provider. You don't have to do anything. You sign up and you start getting money back!
Furthermore Sift analyzes hidden benefits that are buried in complex retailer and credit card policies and files the appropriate claims on the user’s behalf, getting consumers back tens of billions currently left on the table every year.
Here is just a sampling of what Sift can unlock for consumers:
● Automated price protection: Monitoring for price changes in a product and automatically securing refunds if a merchant or credit card have a price protection policy.
● Damage and Theft protection: Offering up to 90 days of coverage in case your cell phones, electronics and high value items get damaged or stolen.
● Free extended warranties: Providing free extended warranties for items including televisions, laptops and other electronics.
● Extended Return protection: Extending the timeframe for returning merchandise that is unsatisfactory.
● Trip cancellation protection: Get money back from your travel bookings in case something sudden happens and you need to cancel or delay your trip
● Free car rental insurance: No need to spend extra money on car rental insurance as Sift lets you know which card to use so that you are covered by your credit card
● Flight delay protection: Get reimbursed if your flight is delayed
● Lost luggage protection: Get reimbursed if your luggage is lost
The process is simple. Once you sign up, Sift tracks all of your purchases and travel bookings in one place, maps benefits to individual purchases, and automatically streamlines claims.
As featured in TechCrunch and Huffington Post, Sift gets money back automatically from your hidden credit card benefits. The Associated Press calls Sift "The Credit Card Treasure Hunt".
Here are the new features in this version
* Know the best card to use before you go shopping right from our app
* Credit Card recommendations with the best features and cash-back
* New feature to reach out to us quicker and send us feedback
* Compatibility added for iOS 12, iPhone XS and XS Max
* General bug fixes and performance improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Saving more than on couponing!
I normally don’t write reviews unless service was ridiculously horrible however I have nothing but nice things to say about sift not only has it saved me a bunch of money I would have never looked for on my own but it also has taught me a lot about my credit cards that I never even knew existed yes they charge a 25% fee but without them there’s no way I would be filing claims & checking for price drops within less than a month sift has found me over $200 that’s not including the $183 that I didn’t receive because I wasn’t completely aware of the process & didn’t file claims in time. Love sift would definitely recommend to any & everyone Plus really what can it hurt?! All your doing is giving your card info which is secure never once have I seen any unauthorized charges only thing I’ve received is a bunch of checks yes there small but they add up biggest check I’ve got was $60 on one item.
Great idea, but needs work
The overall idea is great, and the app picks up purchases from your email well, but there are several frustrations I’ve run into with regards to price tracking. First, it seems to flag lots of purchases as ineligible for price protection because they're "in a category excluded from credit card policies" which is absolutely not true for the items flagged, and the card policy clearly states so. There's no way to manually flag the purchase as eligible. Second, I get price drop alerts for items that were purchased with a card that doesn't have price protection. There no way to remove those from the list manually. Third, it would be great to be able to manually enter items to track, for items that don't have an email receipt. Even if it's just so I can have one place to track warranty and return status.
Overall, it's a good app that can save you money, but it needs some polish to make it a more reliable and less frustrating service.
Hi there - thank you for the thorough feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to write it. Credit card protection policies do exclude a number of items (e.g. consumables) and so we reflect that to you. If you did find something that you think should be eligible please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. On the second point, you can swipe left on an item on the feed screen and it will stop tracking it. Finally, stay tuned for the manual entry of items!
My bank is giving me problems with price protection
Hey guys, love the app! I think it’s a great idea. But I’m having issues with actually getting my money back when there’s a price drop defected. I’ve submitted about a dozen, but only gotten money back for one, I think.
So the price protection on my chase credit card is run by a third party company apparently. When I submit a claim through sift they’ll send me an email saying that they’ve received it. About a month later they send me an email saying my claim in incomplete and is missing a copy of my statement and an ad proving I found a better price.
I’ll usually take a screenshot of the app and send along my statement. Then they’ll say that the ad isn’t dated and that they tried to find it but couldn’t.
So my question is, I’m sure I’ll still have to send them my statement every time. But is there an option for sift to save a dated file that proves the price drop somehow? Or should I switch banks? Do other sift users have this issue with other banks?
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