Sunday, January 31, 2016

Cashback for Online Shopping

I love shopping online. But before I make a purchase I always check to make sure I'm not missing out on savings. In addition to using promo or coupon codes you can get online rebates for many of your online purchases. There are hundreds of stores that you can get online rebates from just by using some of the free sites listed on my blog. The cashback% is calculated on your final order price after any sales or promo codes, but does not include any shipping costs.

Take a look at the various cashback shopping sites and decide which one is best for you. Or you may wish to join them all as the the Cashback % and online vendors they cover will vary from site to site: Ebates Coupons and Cash Back Ebates. Minimum Payout: $5 Mr. Rebates Mr. Rebates. Minimum Payout $10. First time sign up bonus $5. Manual general GPT sites also offer some cashback shopping. >On Treasuretrooper you can receive discounts at hundreds of online stores.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Search & Win
SWAGbucks is my favorite site ever because you get paid just to search the web! It works just like Google, but every time you search, you have a chance to win "SWAGbucks". which you can cash in for prizes or free giftcards. You can also get more free points by using "swag codes" which are frequently posted on the site's blog and facebook pages. I've only been a member for a few weeks and I already received $25 in free Amazon gift cards.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Opinion Outpost

Opinion Outpost is easily my favorite survey panel. They have relatively frequent surveys that pay well (anything from $1 to $10 each, depending on the length of the survey). The minimum payout is only $5 (you may choose to be paid by a check in the mail or by Amazon gift certificate). Also, in the event you don't qualify for a particular survey, you have the opportunity to enter a sweepstakes drawing or give a small donation to charity.

Friday, February 20, 2009

High Paying Get Paid to Offer (GPT) Sites

Payment: Check, Paypal
Minimum Cashout: $20.00
Referral Bonus: 20%
Countries: All
Pros: Fun theme, Play slot machine game, & go on "Treasure hunts"

Payment: Check only
Minimum Cashout: $20.00
Referral bonus: 20% + $3 for every ref. who makes their first $10
Pros: Ability to upgrade your referral bonus up to 30%!

Thursday, December 13, 2007


Does it cost money to use these sites?

No. All the GPT sites I list are 100% free to join. They may have some trial offers that require you to pay shipping / processing fees. However, you always have a choice over which offers you do and can easily earn plenty of money without doing any paid offers. Some sites will give you money back on many of your online purchases too, but this is strictly optional.

How much money can I earn doing this? It really depends on how much time & effort you put into it and also what types of offers you're willing to do. Trial offers generally pay more than freebie offers, but some people may be unwilling or unable to do them. If you become proficient at getting referrals the sky is the limit. You won't get rich, but can definitely earn a decent amount of money for your time.

Are these sites legitimate? Yes. Many companies are willing to pay top dollar for your honest opinion and for trying out their product or service. TV advertising is very expensive and (with the advent of DV-R) increasingly ineffective. Therefore companies are looking for new ways to reach potential customers. In some cases companies are paying simply for your name and email so they can send SPAM (hence why you should create free email/s just for doing offers).

Friday, September 28, 2007

How to earn more money by referring others

You can also earn extra money on GPT sites by referring new members (though you don't have to do this to get paid). You get a referral commission on whatever your referrals earn from completing offers and shopping cashback. Many sites also have referral contests.

Friends or relatives* make the best referrals. Give them some tips and recommend your favorite offers. Show them your first check. But there are many other easy ways to pick up referrals: Put your referral link or site in the signature of your email and any forums you belong to (however, make sure a forum doesn't have a rule against posting commercial links first). Post flyers at a supermarket or landrymat. Consider making some business cards to recruit referrals. Any time you sell something on eBay put one of your business cards in with the package.

Make your own blog or website that advertises your links. If you already have a site that receives a lot of traffic then consider putting a banner linking to your referral link. If not, then you should create a tips site like this one.

If you're having trouble getting people to sign up as your referral, you might want to try joining Getref. There you can earn credits by signing up for programs and then spend those credits to get people to sign up as your referral. I recommend requiring that they be in the US and complete at least one offer in order to receive credit.

*To prevent fraud, sites have a strict limit of one account per household (so obviously you may not refer people who live with you). Therefore you should also make sure that anyone you refer joins on their own home computer.

** Referral commission is entirely a bonus. In other words, it doesn't get deducted from your referral's earnings.

Getref is a great site where you can recruit referrals for all of the sites discussed here.