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.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Best 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", Raise breed and battle dragons to potentially win extra money.

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.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Saturday, September 1, 2007

How to get paid doing trials of products and services

Trials are the easiest way to make lots of money in a short period of time on GPT sites.

Trials tend to pay very well ($10 or more each) and take very little time to complete. Some of the higher paying free trials require a credit card (because the companies will charge you regular membership fees if you continue with the service past the trial period). If you do any trials using a credit card, be sure to read the terms and conditions carefully so you know how long your trial period is and how to contact customer service (often a toll-free phone number, but some companies have online customer support as well).

Companies want people to sign up who have at least a little sincere interest in the product or service. Therefore, you should at the very least login to any site you sign up for. Also, if you sign up for a trial offer, you should keep it as long as you can. For example, if you sign up for the 30 day free trial of efax, don't discontinue it after a couple days just because you don't like it. Keep it until your trial is almost over. Some companies will refuse to pay if someone discontinues a service long before a trial is over. Also bear in mind that companies are looking for new customers so if you've already subscribed to their service in the past, they may not allow you to sign up for another trial. As always read the terms and conditions if you want to know if the trial is limited to new customers.

Many trials are totally free- but you will see in the offer description that a few trials will charge small shipping / processing fees up front. They are usually still profitable in the long run but you may wish to put these off until you've done all the free trials. Also, note that some of the offers which ship actual products to you may require you to send the item back (at your expense) if you decide not to keep it. Video Professor is a great offer that pays about $20, but in addition to paying the initial shipping fee, note that you will have to send some discs back if you decide not to keep it.

Of course if you're not comfortable doing credit card offers, you can earn plenty of money doing just the 100% free survey offers.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

How to do the Surveys (aka 100% free offers)

One way to start earning money on GPT sites is by filling out surveys and sign ups.

They are listed under cash offers as "100% free offers". While they don't pay as well as the trials, no credit card will ever be required to do them.

To ensure approval of 100% free offers you should ALWAYS follow these steps:

1. Alternate the email you submit- If you keep giving the same email address, you may not get approved for offers if a site already has that information. Therefore you should create multiple free email accounts to use (they don't have to match the one you sign up to a gpt site with). Ideally you could use a brand new email for each 100% free offer you complete from the same company (i.e., Winning Surveys, Generous Genie, etc.). But at the very least you should rotate between several emails. Try a variety of different email services (Yahoo, hotmail, gmail,,,, bluebottle, etc.)

2. Clear Cookies in your web browser in between each offer. Cookies are files your browser uses to track where you have been. You can clear cookies using Tools menu in Firefox or Internet Explorer. Otherwise you may wish to use a free program called CCleaner that will easily clear your cookies, browsing history, cache, in one fell swoop. Never clear cookies in the middle of doing an offer, only when you've full completed it.

3. Limit the Number of similar freebies you do Each Day- Some people find that if they do too many offers for a particular survey site in a short period of time, some of them won't approve. It is a good idea to limit yourself to 2 survey offers each day from any one company.

Sometimes you can get paid simply for signing up to another site. Some survey offers will ask for your name, address, phone # etc. I recommend getting some free email account/s and a free voice mail number from evoice , or a similar service for doing these offers. That will protect you from unwanted SPAM and telemarketing calls. After you submit your information in a survey you may be asked to click through a series of ads for offers. You may click no or "Skip" if you wish. For freebie offers, you do NOT have to actually complete any of those advertised offers to get paid, but you should go all the way to the end (which usually says Congratulations or Thanks).