My favorite thing about shopping online is the convenience factor – I can compare prices, read reviews and have items delivered right to my doorstep. No driving around from store to store, dealing with the inevitable toddler meltdown, wondering if I’m getting the best price. If I can get the product I need and save money doing it, I’m in. If you’ve been shopping online, you’re no doubt familiar with promo/coupon codes. If you’re anything like me the words “free shipping” put a smile on your face. While you can save plenty of money with promo codes and free shipping alone, you’re leaving a lot more on the table if you’re not looking for one more thing: cash back.
There are several cash back sites out there, and lately my favorite is ShopAtHome. They offer a 110% cash back guarantee, so if you find a better cash back offer on another site, they won’t just match it, they’ll beat it. I’m also loving their WILD daily deals, where they offer a product each day at a huge discount.
For those unfamiliar with the site, here’s a rundown of how ShopAtHome works:
The first thing you’ll need to do is register for a ShopAtHome account. It’s easy and free. You’ll even receive a $5 sign up bonus when you make your first purchase. Once you’re registered, use the site as a portal to your favorite online retailers. From the ShopAtHome home page you can use the search box to find your favorite retailer. Let’s say I want to shop at Target. I find the Target Coupons page, which looks something like this:
Clicking the blue “Shop Now” button will open a Shopping Ticket and take me to Target.com where I can make my purchase. After the purchase, the listed cash back will post to my ShopAtHome account. This usually happens within a couple of days, but it can take as long as 30 days. When you do a lot of shopping online, these little kickbacks really start to add up. Once your account balance hits $20.00, you will receive a cash back check in the mail. ShopAtHome issues checks once a month, so you won’t be waiting too long once you hit that threshold. Frequently you’ll see special cash back events when the cash back percentage hits double digits.
Along with the cash back benefits, ShopAtHome is also a great resource for coupon codes for online retailers, printable grocery coupons, restaurant coupons and free samples.
What is your best tip for saving more online?