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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Retail Shopping, For Less – and Cash Back Too!

by: Amy Hannold,

247Moms Frugal Living Editor

Thanks to the internet, there are ways you can create your own “sale”, when you know where to look. Connect to these sites through Twitter, Facebook, and their email updates. Each of these sites offers a “refer a friend” and loyalty promotions – you can earn more when you share the great deals with friends.

Note: Each of these websites has their own earning guidelines and offers. Before you buy anything online, compare the following sites for the rewards they offer. Look for coupon codes at these sites and from coupon code sites such as RetailmeNot.com and 247Mom.com’s own “Coupons and Deals” page. The rebate offer may be able to be combined with a coupon code! Also, keep track of where you are shopping from and keep all emails/receipts until you see your rewards credited. Best of all, be sure to share your great deal finds with your friends -

Ebates.com, MrRebates.com and FatWallet.com:

Begin your online shopping at one of these sites and earn a cash back rebate percentage from your purchases. Percentages vary by store, and do change with daily deal or holiday promotions.

Shortcuts.com: A New Cash Back Program

A new feature of Shortcuts.com offers you cash back for on line purchases at retailers such as Macys, Kodak Gallery, Old Navy, Nordstrom and American Eagle. You’ll earn an advertised percentage rebate, based on the amount of your purchase. Start your online shopping at Shortcuts.com, choose the retailer you wish to buy from and in 90 days you’ll receive your rebate. “Daily Deals” from their “Cash Back / Coupon Codes” page offers a higher rebate percentage from a participating retailer. Percentages range from 1 percent to as much as 15 percent (Kodak Gallery) or 20 percent (FTD Florists).

SwagBucks.com – Earn SwagBucks When You “Group Buy a Great Deal”

Swagbucks.com is a “premier rewards site” / search engine which rewards you for your online activities and purchases. When you begin your online retail purchase at Swagbucks.com, and buy from Tippr.com, LivingSocial.com, Mertado.com, and Groupon.com, you will instantly earn Swagbucks. Swagbucks can be redeemed for retail gift cards, merchandise, Pay Pal cash, etc.

For example, you can earn as much as 400 Swagbucks from a discount offer purchase from Tippr.com or LivingSocial.com. Those 400 Swagbucks, added to Swagbucks you earn from using their search engine, earns you a $5 Gift Card to Amazon.com (450 Swagbucks).

Buying A Great Deal, Group Style (Retail/Services/Magazines/Merchandise/Etc):

Get “in the know” and share with your friends a new deal, every day at these sites:

Mamapedia.com (donates 5% of your purchase to your choice of local schools)


Save for School!

Boxtops4Education.com offers boxtops to your school when you start your online retail purchase at Boxtops4Education.com. You can also earn boxtops through their newsletters and with coupons you can print for participating products.


Upromise.com is a multi-opportunity site where you earn funds for a college savings acount from the purchase of everyday items, retail shopping, dining and more. Choosing to start your online shopping at UPromise.com will earn you a percentage rebate into your account.

Where are you earning great rewards?

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