by Bo, July 22, 2014
There are so many different ways to save money on shopping online for products we need and use every day. The trick is finding all of the different methods that are out there and seeing what method works best for you and your situation. It is becoming easier to not pay full price any more and folks love to share a great deal.
Cash back portals have been growing quite a bit in the shopping world as a method of savings. What is a cash back portal, you ask? It is a website that you join and it provides a method of shopping through their specific link on the website. Each link will save you a certain amount of money or pay you back certain amount of cash or points, depending on the site. There are many configurations. Sites that use points can be converted to gift cards or cash – usually Paypal or similar, once you reach a certain amount.
For example, if you sign up for a site and decide to shop at Macy’s online, you go to the portal, search for Macy’s and you will see what the payback will be. 4 points per dollar or 2% back, etc. The site tracks the purchase and awards the points or rebates to you. Once you reach a payout level or time frame, you will be able to cash out.
Cash back portals are becoming quite mainstream. You have seen commercials on television, more than likely. Ebates comes to mind. They are quite large and pay out in cash 4 times a year. Mr. Rebates, FatWallet and ShopAtHome are also popular. Plus there are many others too you can try.
You can also check out portals like Swagbucks and MyPoints. These type of sites work through the point system and allow you to not only shop but earn points through activities, find deals and print coupons for additional savings. If you have a bit of free time to do a few activities every once in a while, the points add up.
Whether you are looking for savings on personal products or business supplies, shopping through cash back portals does have its benefits. Take some time to find one that works for you and give it a try. You will enjoy the savings.