It’s always good to have reminders about cashback sites, because whenever you don’t use them, you’re leaving money on the table. For a brief refresher on what cashback sites are, check out this article.
Although there is an abundance of cashback sites you can shop at like TopCashBack and Ebates, (use these links when signing up and you and I get $10 extra each) I’ve found that local-focused cashback sites generally make it easier to cash out, because you can have the funds transferred to a local bank account instead of to a Paypal account.
One of my preferred local cashback sites is Shopback (use my link to sign up and get $5 additional cashback). Till the end of Feb, Shopback is having a CNY promotion where you can refer 5 friends and get a $50 bonus
From 4 Jan – 29 Feb 2016, refer 5 friends successfully in order to get an extra $50 bonus. You will receive the $50 bonus if you make 5 or more qualified referrals (see above for definition of a “qualified referral”) within the promotion period. The $50 bonus will be granted only once and will be credited into your ShopBack account by 31 Mar 2016. Users qualify for this bonus promotion on an individual basis per email account on ShopBack; no accounts can be combined in order to reach the 3-friend requirement.
Remember to add Shopback to your list of allowed sites if you’re using an adblocker, as it relies on tracking cookies to track your cashback earning.
Singapore Airlines now offers cashback
Maybe I’ve just not been paying attention, but holy moley, SQ now offers cashback! Sure, it’s a puny 1%, but I never noticed this before. Last year I must have spent close to $30,000 on all SQ flights combined (all in Y, before anyone gets jealous). That’s $300 I left on the table. Man.
And then I realised that most airlines offer the same 1% cashback…
Along with hotel chains too (but sadly not Starwood)…
Remember that clicking through to the official Hilton/Accor etc websites from a cashback site counts as making a booking via the official site, for those of you looking to earn elite credit.
cover photo by mike beales