Best Holiday Cashback Rates on Popular Stores

December 8, 2011 · 0 comments

As you know, my highest cashback rates analysis compares the everyday shopping rewards offered by various rewards programs on popular merchants.  During the holidays, however, many programs offer higher short-term promotional rates, so I thought it would be helpful to put together a handy cheat-sheet of the highest holiday cash back rates on some of the major national retailers.

I compared the current rates at my 7 benchmark cashback programs (Ebates, Extrabux, FatWallet, MrRebates, QuickRewards.net, ShopAtHome, and Upromise) and the results are as follows:

1800Flowers:
15% at MrRebates
12% at QuickRewards.net
10% at FatWallet and ShopAtHome

Barnes and Noble:
8% at Ebates
6.5% at QuickRewards.net
6% at MrRebates and FatWallet

BestBuy: 
1 to 3.6% at Ebates and FatWallet (category-based)
2% at ShopAtHome and Upromise

Dillards:
4% at ShopAtHome
3% everywhere else

Disney Store: 
8% at Ebates
5% at FatWallet, MrRebates, and ShopAtHome

FTD:
20% at Ebates and ShopAtHome
15% at MrRebates

GameStop:
5% at MrRebates
3% at FatWallet and ShopAtHome

Groupon:
8% at MrRebates
5% at QuickRewards.net
4% at Extrabux, FatWallet, and Upromise

Harry & David: 
9% at Upromise
8% at Ebates, MrRebates, and ShopAtHome

Home Depot:
4% at MrRebates
3% at Ebates, ShopAtHome, and Upromise

JCPenney:
6% at Ebates
4% at FatWallet
3% at MrRebates, ShopAtHome, and Upromise

Kmart:
6% at Ebates, FatWallet and MrRebates

Kohl’s:
5.2% at QuickRewards.net
5% at MrRebates
4% at Ebates

Lowes:
5% at Ebates
4% at MrRebates
3.1% at QuickRewards.net

Macy’s:
6% at Ebates and Upromise
4% at FatWallet

Sears:
6% at Ebates and FatWallet
5% at ShopAtHome and Upromise

Target:
4.1% at QuickRewards.net
4% at MrRebates
3% at Ebates, Extrabux and ShopAtHome

ToysRUs:
7% at Ebates
5% at MrRebates
3% at Upromise

Walmart:
3% at Ebates and MrRebates
2.5% at QuickRewards.net

These rates represent the top 3 (or more, if tied) current cash back rates for these retailers, among the 7 cashback sites I compared.  It looks like Ebates and MrRebates are the programs whose names pop up most often, but I haven’t actually counted them up.  Interestingly, Extrabux, whose everyday cashback rates are highest, doesn’t appear to offer the highest rates during the holidays, when most people shop…an opportunity for improvement, perhaps?

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