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Price Drop Alerts by Slice Puts Money Back in Your Pocket This Holiday Season

Slice Serves Up Price Drop Alerts From the Web's Top Merchants to Help Stretch Your Holiday Budget

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/15/12 -- Slice today widely launched Price Drop Alerts, a new feature that lets shoppers everywhere stretch their dollars so that no one ends up with a lump of coal in their stocking this year. Just in time for the holidays, Slice is keeping an eagle's eye out for price drops from the Web's hottest retailers to ensure that you're getting the best deal on toys, apparel, electronics, home goods -- everything on your gift list -- this season.

So how does it work? Instead of keeping an eye on the gift you want to buy, only to find it doubled in price, Price Drop Alerts by Slice gives you the go ahead to buy the perfect gift right when you find it, and recoup the money later if the price drops. Slice's database of supported merchants includes retailers such as Best Buy, Nordstrom, REI, Bath & Body Works and Zappos, so you can find great gifts for the whole family knowing you're getting the best deal possible. Convenient push notifications alert you when an item drops in price and guides you through the quick process of claiming your refund.

Slice is a free online shopping app that helps you stay organized and save time and money year round, but especially during the hectic holiday shopping season. Slice automatically pulls information from the electronic receipts in your inbox -- shipping notifications, tracking numbers, return policies and customer service information -- and assembles it in an easily-digestible format so you're never left wondering when that package you ordered will arrive or how much money you spent on holiday shopping last year.

"We've always wanted to take the headache out of holiday shopping by saving you time and helping you stay organized, so that you can focus on what matters most this time of year," said Scott Brady, CEO and co-founder of Slice. "This season, we're taking it a step further by helping families stretch their holiday budgets with price protection. Most shoppers don't think to monitor the price of an item after they've bought it even though you can save a bundle by doing so. With Price Drop Alerts, we've got your back -- we're cluing you into savings you may not have caught otherwise, so that you know you're always getting the best deal."

Available as an app for iPhone, Android and as a standalone Web service, Slice simplifies your shopping by organizing all your online purchases in one place and tracking your in-progress shipments on a single map. Additional holiday features include:

  • Track With Friends: Send loved ones beautiful, customized e-cards notifying them that a special delivery is on the way, complete with practical information like tracking numbers and estimated arrival time, without ruining the surprise.
  • Add Any Package: Want to make sure those fruitcakes you lovingly baked for all the cousins get there safely? In addition to online orders, Slice lets you track your personal shipments, too. Just type in the tracking number or, easier still, use your smartphone to scan the shipping barcode on an outbound package with Slice's integrated barcode reader, and watch as it makes its way to your loved ones' doorsteps.
  • Easy Access to Purchase Info: The holidays can be chaotic; your inbox shouldn't be. Slice helps take the headache out of the holidays by organizing all your e-receipts in a simple, easily-digestible format -- making exchanges and returns a breeze -- and tracking your in-progress shipments on one map. With Slice, you can always put your finger on customer service information, look up return policies and track down your package in an instant.

Slice has processed more than 40 million purchases to date. Slice's service was named "the best package tracker for iPhone" by Lifehacker, the "new BFF" for online shoppers by CNN and a "start-up to watch in 2012" by Inc. Magazine. Slice is available as a mobile app for Android and iOS platforms and as a desktop service. For more information, visit www.slice.com/get_slice.

About Slice
Slice uses information from electronic receipts in your inbox to create fun and useful consumer applications and experiences. Its popular flagship app, Slice, provides a simple way for consumers to manage all of their purchases, organize receipts, track shipping, take advantage of price adjustments and improve their shopping experiences. Based in Palo Alto, CA, Slice is privately held with funding from DCM, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Michael Birch, FLOODGATE, Innovation Endeavors (Eric Schmidt) and Rick Thompson. For more information, visit www.slice.com.

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