Best Shopping Cashback Rates for Green Monday

December 10, 2012 · 0 comments

Today is what’s known in the retail industry as “Green Monday,” a term coined a few years back that refers to the Monday that’s at least 10 days prior to Christmas.  (Next Monday, the 17th, is only 8 days from Christmas, so December 10th gets the nod this year.)

The relevance to retailers?  It’s a huge online sales day, akin to Cyber Monday.  The relevance to consumers?  Retailers are going to be offering big sales, and standard shipping is still available for delivery before Christmas without having to pay extra to expedite it.

Just between us girls (and guys)…?  The sales are going to be hoppin’ until Christmas Eve, and I’d bet the farm that MOST retailers will still be promising free standard shipping by Christmas through Monday or Tuesday of next week (the 17th-18th).

Whether you’re buying into the Green Monday hype, or pacing yourself to see what other steals you can snag by holding off a bit, savvy shoppers will want to know which rewards site offers the highest cashback ratesIn the past I’ve done an annual, very thorough, review of the rates per store of a dozen or more popular cashback programs.  This is useful in knowing which ones have high rates year-round.  But what you need to know right now is, who has the highest rates NOW.

Here is a listing of some of the most popular online stores and the highest cashback rates offered for them right now, at some of the traditionally highest-rate cashback sites (BeFrugal, Ebates, Extrabux, FatWallet, MrRebates, ShopAtHome, Swagbucks, and Upromise).  The usual caveats apply:  see each cashback site for details, rates are subject to change, and in general these rates don’t include the purchase of gift cards or the portion of an order paid for with a gift card.

1800Flowers:
18% @ Ebates
15% @ MrRebates
12% @ BeFrugal, Extrabux, and ShopAtHome
10% @ Upromise
8% @ Swagbucks
4% @ FatWallet

Aeropostale:
6% @ MrRebates
5% @ Upromise
4% @ BeFrugal, Ebates, FatWallet, and ShopAtHome
1% @ Extrabux
0% @ Swagbucks

Amazon:
6% certain departments only (handbags, women’s shoes, clothing for kids, juniors, and baby, beauty, personal care appliances, MYHABIT) and 4% in MP3 store @ Ebates
6% certain departments only (jewelry, clothing, watches, handbags & purses, shoes, MYHABIT) @ Swagbucks
4% certain departments only (boys’ and girls’ shoes, luggage, and clothing for kids, juniors, and baby) @ FatWallet
0% @ BeFrugal, Extrabux, MrRebates, ShopAtHome, and Upromise

Apple Store (excludes iPhone 5, iPad mini, Bose, iMac 2012):
3% @ Ebates
2% @ MrRebates, and Swagbucks
1.5% @ BeFrugal and Extrabux
1% @ FatWallet, ShopAtHome, and Upromise

Avon:
7% @ MrRebates
6% @ BeFrugal, ShopAtHome, and Ebates
5% @ Extrabux and Upromise
0% @ FatWallet and Swagbucks

Barnes and Noble (Nook and Nook accessories only):
4% @ BeFrugal and Extrabux
2% @ Swagbucks (listed under The Nook by Barnes and Noble)
0% @ Ebates, FatWallet, MrRebates, ShopAtHome, Swagbucks, and Upromise

Bath & Body Works: 
6% @ Ebates
5% @ Upromise
4% @ BeFrugal, Extrabux, and ShopAtHome
3% @ MrRebates
2% @ FatWallet
0% @ Swagbucks

Bealls Florida:
7% @ Ebates
6.5% @ BeFrugal
6% @ MrRebates and Upromise
5% @ Extrabux
4% @ ShopAtHome
3.25% @ FatWallet
0% @ Swagbucks

Beauty.com:
12% @ Ebates
11% @ Extrabux and ShopAtHome
10% @ BeFrugal and MrRebates
9% @ Upromise
6% @ FatWallet and Swagbucks

Bergner’s/Bon-Ton:
5% @ MrRebates and Upromise
4% @ BeFrugal and Ebates
3% @ Extrabux and FatWallet
2% @ ShopAtHome, and Swagbucks

Best Buy:
5% @ Upromise
4% @ Extrabux
1.7-5% @ BeFrugal (most items)
2% @ MrRebates, ShopAtHome, and Swagbucks
1.5% @ Ebates and FatWallet (most items)

Dillards:
5% @ Upromise
4% @ ShopAtHome
3% @ Ebates, Extrabux, FatWallet, and MrRebates
0% @ BeFrugal and Swagbucks

Disney Store:
5% @ Upromise
4% @ Extrabux and MrRebates
3% @ BeFrugal, Ebates, FatWallet, and ShopAtHome
2% @ Swagbucks

Drugstore.com:
12% @ Ebates, Extrabux, and ShopAtHome
10% @ BeFrugal and MrRebates
7% @ Upromise
6% @ FatWallet and Swagbucks

eBags:
12% @ Ebates
8% @ FatWallet
7% @ BeFrugal, MrRebates, ShopAtHome, and Upromise
2% @ Extrabux and Swagbucks

eBay (most sites stipulate some limits such as excluding real estate and charity auctions, and capping cashback in eBay motors, Coins & Paper Money, etc):
2 to 6% @ Ebates
1% @ FatWallet and MrRebates
0% @ BeFrugal, Extrabux, ShopAtHome, Swagbucks, and Upromise

Eddie Bauer:
6% @ Ebates
5% @ BeFrugal, MrRebates, and Upromise
4% @ Extrabux
3% @ FatWallet, and ShopAtHome
0% @ Swagbucks

Foot Locker:
7% @ MrRebates
6% @ BeFrugal, Ebates, and ShopAtHome
5% @ Extrabux and Upromise
3% @ FatWallet
0% @ Swagbucks

FTD:
40% @ Ebates
20% @ ShopAtHome
18% @ MrRebates
12% @ Upromise
10% @ BeFrugal
8% @ Extrabux
7% @ FatWallet
6% @ Swagbucks

GameStop (excludes 3DS Cosmo Black with Zelda: Ocarina bundle):
5% @ Upromise
5% excluding consoles @ MrRebates
2 to 5% @ Ebates
1 to 5% @ BeFrugal
2% @ Extrabux
1 to 2.5% on most items @ FatWallet
0.5 to 3% (except 5% on downloads) @ ShopAtHome
1% @ Swagbucks

Groupon:
5% @ Upromise
4% on most items @ MrRebates, Extrabux, and ShopAtHome
2 to 6% on most items @ BeFrugal
3% @ Ebates
1 to 4% on most items @ FatWallet
0% @ Swagbucks

Harry & David:
10% @ Ebates
8% @ Upromise
7% @ MrRebates
7% on most items @ BeFrugal
6% @ FatWallet and ShopAtHome
5.5% @ Extrabux
0% @ Swagbucks

Home Depot:
5% @ ShopAtHome and Upromise
4% @ MrRebates
3% on most items @ BeFrugal, Ebates, and FatWallet
2% @ Extrabux and Swagbucks (listed under THE Home Depot)

JCPenney (excluding Sephora):
10% @ Ebates
6% @ MrRebates
5% @ ShopAtHome and Upromise
4% @ Extrabux
3% @ BeFrugal
2% @ FatWallet
1% @ Swagbucks

Justice:
6% @ BeFrugal
5% @ Extrabux, MrRebates, and Upromise
3.5% @ Ebates, FatWallet, and ShopAtHome
0% @ Swagbucks

Kmart:
10% @ Ebates
6% @ ShopAtHome
5% @ FatWallet and Upromise
4% @ MrRebates and Swagbucks
2 to 7% @ BeFrugal
1.5% @ Extrabux

Kohl’s:
6% @ Ebates
5% @ Extrabux, MrRebates, and Upromise
4% @ BeFrugal
3% @ Swagbucks
2% @ FatWallet and ShopAtHome

Lillian Vernon:
8% @ Upromise
6% @ BeFrugal, Ebates, and MrRebates
5% @ Extrabux and FatWallet
4% @ ShopAtHome and Swagbucks

Lowes:
6% @ Ebates
5% @ Upromise
2 to 5% @ BeFrugal
3% @ ShopAtHome
2% @ MrRebates
1.5% @ Extrabux
1 to 2.5% @ FatWallet
1% @ Swagbucks

MacMall (no cashback available on iPads):
5% @ Upromise
4% @ Ebates
3 to 4% @ BeFrugal
3% (also excludes iPad accessories) @ ShopAtHome
2% @ Extrabux, FatWallet, and MrRebates
0% @ Swagbucks

Macy’s (excludes furniture, mattress, wedding registry purchases):
6% @ Ebates
5% @ Upromise
4% @ MrRebates
3% @ BeFrugal, Extrabux, and ShopAtHome
2.5% @ FatWallet
2% @ Swagbucks

Meijer:
5% @  Ebates, ShopAtHome, and Upromise
4% @ BeFrugal
3% @ FatWallet and MrRebates
1% @ Extrabux
0% @ Swagbucks

Newegg (excludes Google Checkout, Bose, HP Touchpads, radar/laser detectors, internal hard drives, new customer promos, newsletter promos):
2% (excluding “loss leaders”) @ Swagbucks
1% @ Ebates, FatWallet, MrRebates
1% most products @ Extrabux
0.5% returning customers / 1% new customers @ BeFrugal
0% @ ShopAtHome and Upromise

Perfumania:
14% @ Ebates
11% @ BeFrugal
10% @ Extrabux
8% @ MrRebates and ShopAtHome
7% @  FatWallet
6% @ Upromise
0% @ Swagbucks

Perfume.com:
10% @ BeFrugal
9% @ ShopAtHome
8% @ Extrabux
6% @ MrRebates
5% @ FatWallet
0% @ Ebates, Swagbucks, and Upromise

Personal Creations:
16% @ Ebates
13% @ Extrabux
12% @ BeFrugal and MrRebates
10% @ ShopAtHome
9% @ FatWallet
8% @ Upromise
0% @ Swagbucks

Personalization Mall:
16% @ ShopAtHome
15% @ BeFrugal, Ebates, and MrRebates
13% @ Extrabux
10% @ Swagbucks
9% @ FatWallet
8% @ Upromise

ProFlowers (excludes Florist Express items, third party items such as Wine.com):
32% @ Ebates
16% @ ShopAtHome
15% @ MrRebates
10% @ BeFrugal, FatWallet, and Upromise
8% @ Extrabux
0% @ Swagbucks

Sears (excludes Sold by Kmart, Marketplace items paid for on another site, partner sites such as PartsDirect, Outlet items):
10% @ Ebates
8% @  FatWallet and Swagbucks
6% @ MrRebates and Upromise
2 to 5% on most items @ BeFrugal
3% @ ShopAtHome
1% @ Extrabux

Sephora:
8% @ Ebates
6% @ MrRebates
5% @ ShopAtHome and Upromise
5% most items @ BeFrugal
4% @ Extrabux and FatWallet
3% @ Swagbucks

Shopko:
2 to 7% @ BeFrugal
1 to 3.5% @ ShopAtHome
2% @ Extrabux and FatWallet, and 2% (excluding small electrics and consumer electronics) @ MrRebates
0% @ Ebates, Swagbucks, and Upromise

Target (excludes “personal care and household products” such as oral care, cleaning and baby supplies):
5% @ Upromise
4% @ BeFrugal and Ebates
3% @ MrRebates and Swagbucks
2% @ ShopAtHome
1.5% @ Extrabux
0% @ FatWallet

ToysRUs (excludes videogame hardware and Skylander Spyro):
6% @ Ebates
5% @ Upromise
2% @ MrRebates
1% @ FatWallet and ShopAtHome
0% @ BeFrugal, Extrabux, and Swagbucks

Walmart (excludes tires, optical, downloads):
5% @ Upromise and Ebates
4% @ Swagbucks
3% @ MrRebates
1% electronics and media / 4% most other products @ BeFrugal
2% @ Extrabux
1.5% @ FatWallet and ShopAtHome

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