28 - How to earn Cash Back Online using Mr. Rebates
Release Date: 05/26/2019
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How to earn cash back online using Mr. Rebates - Show Outline
The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.diyinvesting.org/Episode28
What is Mr. Rebates?
- Online tool for earning cash back from your shopping online
- Works at thousands of online retailers including Amazon.com
- Available here: https://www.diyinvesting.org/cashback
How does it work?
- What I call a "Win-Win-Win"
3 Step Process:
- You make a purchase at a retailer's website through your Mr. Rebates affiliate link
- The retailer pays Mr. Rebates a commission
- Mr. Rebates passes that commission on to you for cash back after taking a small cut.
Benefits of Using Mr. Rebates to make Online Purchases
- Earn bonus cash back on top of any cash back you receive from your credit cards
- My most recent purchase:
- Received 2% cash back from my credit card
- Received 5% cash back from Mr. Rebates
- Total: 7% cash back
- Membership is Free and you receive a $5.00 bonus added to your account when you make your first purchase. (as of recording date, this may change in the future)
I have used Mr. Rebates for over a year now testing it out. I wanted to make sure that the website was authentic and worked before recommending it to anyone. Here is my review of the drawbacks.
- Doesn't work on every website
- Thousands of stores are available to use Mr. Rebates on
- Includes Amazon
- Yet, there are numerous stores that Mr. Rebates does not work on. You'll have to see what stores Mr. Rebates offers compared to the online stores you shop at.
- I have not had a 100% success rate in receiving the cash back.
- I'd say my success rate has been about 90%.
- The other 10% of the time is usually due to my adblocker preventing the tracking link from working.
- You only earn cash back on the Pre-Tax Pre-Shipping price.
- This is your sub-total, not the final total.
- While credit card purchases will provide cash back on the total, you only earn Mr. Rebates cash back on the Pre-Tax Pre-Shipping price.
What's in it for me?
Disclosure: If you sign up and write in my email address the referral email section on the form, "firstname.lastname@example.org" then I will receive a commission when you save money using Mr. Rebates.
- Our incentives are aligned:
- I don't earn any commission for you signing up.
- I ONLY earn a commission WHEN YOU SAVE MONEY.
- Listing me as having referred you will not affect the cash back you receive in any way.
- You'll not earn more or less cash back because I referred you.
- My goal is to save you money.
- I only earn a commission if you actually save money and earn cash back.
- I hope you will and I hope you'll save a lot of money by using Mr. Rebates
- The easiest way to sign up is to click my affiliate link at the top of the show notes of the podcast. Or you can go to www.diyinvesting.org/cashback