Best Holiday Cashback Rates on Popular Stores

December 8, 2011 · 1 comment

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,, ShopAtHome, and Upromise) and the results are as follows:

15% at MrRebates
12% at
10% at FatWallet and ShopAtHome

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

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

4% at ShopAtHome
3% everywhere else

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

20% at Ebates and ShopAtHome
15% at MrRebates

5% at MrRebates
3% at FatWallet and ShopAtHome

8% at MrRebates
5% at
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

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

6% at Ebates, FatWallet and MrRebates

5.2% at
5% at MrRebates
4% at Ebates

5% at Ebates
4% at MrRebates
3.1% at

6% at Ebates and Upromise
4% at FatWallet

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

4.1% at
4% at MrRebates
3% at Ebates, Extrabux and ShopAtHome

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

3% at Ebates and MrRebates
2.5% at

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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Risti December 9, 2011 at 1:39 pm

How come you didn’t mention shopathome has 6% back for Walmart? Just wondering…


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