BountyZoo Rewards Program Review

February 15, 2006 · 10 comments New Program Review — update, 7/3/07: Site down, for good? The latest, here

The first American rewards program by a company that owns an established, popular UK rewards program called GreasyPalm, BountyZoo has just launched and it’s a little different. Whether it’s right for you really depends on your shopping behavior.

The good news: the site pays every penny of its earnings back to its members in the form of rebates, and there is no minimum to cash out. The bad news: it’s at a cost, namely $35 a year ($25 for the first year). The cost is taken out of your earnings, so you don’t have to pay for it out of pocket… but you’d have to earn more than $25 this year to see the first penny of your rebates. And even then, the only benefit is that you’d earn some percentage extra than what you could earn from a free rewards program.

BountyZoo says that it offers “generous,” “supersized” rebates “up to double” their competitors. But does it measure up?

Fatwallet pays 3% for…vs. 5% at BountyZoo.
QuickRewards pays 3.1% for Miles Kimball…vs. 7.5% at BountyZoo.
Fatwallet pays 6% for Footlocker…vs. 5% at BountyZoo.
Netflip pays 8% for Hickory Farms…vs. 7% at BountyZoo.

So the results are mixed. Sometimes you’re a few percent better off with BountyZoo. IF you can find the merchant you’re looking for. That’s another significant consideration — there are a lot of popular online merchants for which BountyZoo does not currently reward, including Target, Walmart, Barnes and Noble, Tower Records, Office Depot, Avon, Sports Authority, and Hopefully these and other merchants will be added in the near future.

Just to give you some numbers (what this site’s here for): let’s say for comparison’s sake that you earn on average 3% more per merchant at BountyZoo than anywhere else. You’d have to spend $833 in order for your 3% in extra earnings to equal the $25 membership fee and make it worthwhile to join the program. And year two, when the membership fee goes up to $35, you’d have to spend $1,167 to break even.

I’m not saying this is unreasonable, simply that this program is not for everyone and will only benefit people who spend a significant amount of money online.

If you’d like to join to take a look at the site, please click here. For more info on the program, read on!

Please click here to join.

Date Launched: February 2006
Reward Per Dollar Spent: Varies
Minimum to Redeem: None, once the cost of the annual fee is exceeded ($25 the first year, $35 annually thereafter)
Prizes Offered: Rebates paid via PayPal
Full Prize List: N/A (rebate)
Earn Points For: Shopping, signups, referrals
Participating Merchants List: No master list available

Limit One Account Per: Individual US resident

Daily “Free” Points: None, straight rebate program (no points)

Notes: Get $10.00 for signing up, which is applied against the annual $35 membership fee.

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Neil Durrant February 16, 2006 at 3:41 am

Thanks for reviewing our site :)
We still have a couple of hundred additional stores to add to the site (which should happend over the next few days) so I think you’ll find that all the popular stores will be available.
Finally, bear in mind that as BountyZoo grows and we increase the volume of business we do with our retailers, then our commissions increase too. Which means even higher bounties for our members.
All the best
- Neil


sean November 2, 2006 at 11:16 am

Choose one of those $ reward such as apply a Amex card can save the cost for annual fee.


joan March 8, 2007 at 12:55 pm

Donn’t trust this store , I cann’t get cash back for 10 of 12 puchases. And I submitted the ticket , no one reply ticket. So donn’t use this system ,and donn’t trust you can get 100% cash back and donn’t trust they can reply you in 48 hours. they are liar !!!!


joan March 8, 2007 at 1:09 pm

Everybody should be responsible for their words , donn’t mislead people , I saw this post and think the company is reliable then I join their program . But based on my experience , I am hard to say this company is an honest company. No contact phone , didn’t reply my question.


WB April 13, 2007 at 4:21 pm

This company never reply emails. And it skips an over $100 rebate. No reply and no phones…
A crap company.


Steve May 28, 2007 at 12:06 am

I have been waiting 5 months for several rebates totaling over $80. The rewards show they are approved in the BountyZoo system, but the payment is never made. No response to email, and no telephone number available to contact them. I don’t recommend this company. You will probably never see your reward. I have never received a dime from them.


will June 1, 2007 at 2:17 pm

My money is shown “approved” in the account,but they refuse to pay the money and no reply, never see a cash back website like this. AVOID it.
For the people want to fight back,let us go to, maybe help.
Bountyzoo is run by
Submission Technology Ltd
9 Gunnery Terrace, Cornwallis Rd, The Royal Arsenal
Woolwich, London SE18 6SW,
02083018665, Fax: +44 1158770213
paul [at]


Marc June 1, 2007 at 3:22 pm

Was that email address ???
Funny – Will dislikes bountyzoo but still tries to protect their email address from spammers !


Phil June 4, 2007 at 2:26 pm

I made a major ring purchase at Blue Nile, only to be told that the vendor has no record of the transaction, even though I sent the order number AND the site shows my click history.
Followup emails to them were ignored.
I’m sure they just pocketed my rebate.


Bountyzoo Ripoff July 3, 2007 at 6:37 pm

Bountyzoo is run by a bunch of fookin criminals. Where are the Sunrocket rebates, Neil? Douchebag.


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