Shopping until you drop is so much easier when you're doing it from your own sofa while wearing your PJs! You've ordered all your Prime Day goodies and now you can't want until they show up in a few days.

I'm kind of proud of myself this year! I was so busy this week that I didn't really have time to dig through all the Amazon Prime Day deals so the only thing I ended up buying was a package of giant body wipes to through in my gym bag. After all, I had that $10 Amazon credit from buying lunch at Whole Foods and it would've been a shame to let it go to waste!

If you had a more fruitful Amazon Prime Day and ordered everything from an Instant Pot and Fire Tablet to leggings and an Echo Dot, I know you're excited to get home from work and find your packages waiting for you! You know what would suck? If you got home and they were nowhere to be found because a "porch pirate" got away with them. With the popularity of Amazon Prime Day and other retailers like Walmart, Target and eBay hosting their own mega sales this week, the next few days are just as much "porch pirate season" as the holidays.

So what happens if your package DOES get stolen?  Value Penguin offers a few tips:

Track Your Package

I'd venture to say 99% of retailers give you some sort of option to track your package.  You may have to log into your account to see the status or they'll e-mail you a tracking number.  This time of year it's not totally uncommon for packages to get delayed.  Double check your tracking info to make sure that it was actually delivered.

Ask a Neighbor/Look Around

If your neighbors are as friendly as ours (yes, even after my husband threw a grill through their window) they may have seen the package outside your door and grabbed it to keep it safe until you got home from your.

Contact the Seller or Retailer

Depending you ordered from, they may have a policy regarding stolen packages where they'll issue you a refund or replace for your item.  Amazon's among those retailers and can even help you if one of their third party "Amazon Sellers" don't answer you within two business days.

File a Claim With the Shipping Company

If the retailer you originally purchased your item from places blame on the shipping company, you can try filing a claim with the company that delivered your package.  You can find the links to file that claim with FedEx, UPS, USPS or DHL HERE.

It's worth nothing that if you were willing to take a chance on an expensive item being delivered to your home while you're not present, there's a chance your homeowners or renters insurance may cover your stolen package.  Unfortunately, that package would need to a lot more expensive than your deductible and if you file a claim, there's a chance that your monthly or annual payments may rise.

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