It’s been 3.5 years since I’ve posted on CompareRewards.com.  If you’re reading this, chances are, you subscribed to my email alerts for new posts sometime prior to 2015.  (Thank you for doing that, btw.  It means a lot that you value my content enough to want to stay in touch.)  Since then, a lot has [...]

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Cyber Monday’s here once again, and if you’re reading this, you’re asking yourself, who offers the best cashback rates? This year the nod once again goes to Ebates, for their amazing one-day-only double cashback event! Ebates’ Cyber Monday rates include: 10% cashback at Kohls 20% cashback at eBags 15% cashback at JCPenney Up to 6% [...]

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Many savvy shoppers love to shop at Amazon during the Christmas / holiday shopping season because of free super-saver shipping (or free two-day shipping for Amazon Prime members).  According to Kiplinger Personal Finance, Amazon underprices Walmart on several of the popular gift categories including video games and toys. Getting a good price with free shipping [...]

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Plink Has Closed Down

September 11, 2014 · 3 comments

Plink has shut down, according to an email to members tonight.  It cites an inability to acquire funding as the cause. I think one of the things that held this program back was its requirement that members give the company their login and password to the bank where their credit or debit card was issued, [...]

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Ebates has been sold to Tokyo-based Rakuten for one billion dollars in cash, according to a press release today. This is a very interesting development, as Rakuten also owns LinkShare, which is an affiliate network. Affiliate networks, like LinkShare and Commission Junction, act as intermediaries connecting merchants (like Barnes and Noble and Macy’s) with websites [...]

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If you’re just hearing about Ebates from their segment on The Talk, and you’re wondering, is Ebates really legit?  YES.  You can read my Ebates review here, or go ahead and join Ebates here. I’ve been a member of Ebates since 2000 and have earned over $4,000.   They do pay, they have great cashback rates, [...]

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Two years ago, Superpoints — home of the insanely addictive Superlucky Button — shut down abruptly when the company managing the site went out of business.  I’m pleased to announce that Superpoints is back!  Scam or legit site?  Here is my revised review: Superpoints is an invitation-only free-to-join points-based rewards program that allows you to [...]

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Extrabux has been sold to Ebates, according to an Ebates press release issued this morning.  Founders Jeff Nobbs and Noah Auerhahn will work to develop Ebates’ Chinese cashback program. I’ve been a long-time member of both cashback programs and am absolutely tickled pink at this development.  I would love to see Ebates incorporate the unique [...]

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ShopYourWay Rewards members, heads-up for an email they sent out this morning:  click through it to sign up for Lands’ End emails, and you’ll receive $5 in SYWR points instantly!  You can use these like store credit for anything you may want to buy, online or in-store. Share this:

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If you’re visiting CompareRewards today after reading Gregory Karp‘s great Spending Smart article, “Portals open path to back to school savings” in today’s Chicago Tribune…thank you for stopping by!  You can read more about my credentials on my About page but in a nutshell, I’ve been using cashback sites, points-based rewards programs, paid survey sites, [...]

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