Monday, September 29, 2008

Make money whenever you shop online! Use CashBack Sites

Did you know that most online stores will give you anywhere from 1% to 30% cash back?

How do you get cash back?
A lot of online stores give commission to the site which referred you to them. So, when you see an ad or a link for Macy's on a website somewhere, and you click on the ad and then shop on Macy's, chances are that the owner of the site you clicked from is getting a percentage back from Macy's. What's really cool is that some sites give you back most of that money, in return for clicking through their site.

These websites all give cash back:
Update - MrRebates.com
Ebates.com
Bigcrumbs
Fatwallet
Bing

They don't all offer the same amount cashback for each store. They all have a list of stores and tell you what percentage cashback they will give you if you click through their site before shopping.

Before purchasing something online, if you often buy things from that website, it's worth it to check how much each of these sites will give.

Then:
1) Sign in to that cashback site (either ebates, bigcrumbs or fatwallet)
2) Right Click on the online retailer that you're using (eg: macy's, newegg, priceline etc). Make sure to RightClick the link BEFORE you enter the online store, or you WON'T get cashback the next time you use your link!
3) Add to Bookmarks (if you use Firefox) or Add to Favorites (if you use Internet Explorer)

Then, whenever you want to buy something from that online store, just go there from your list of Favorites/Bookmarks, and you will get cashback for that purchase. Do this for all of your favorite stores!
At first, it might not seem like a lot of money. But it doesn't take a lot of extra time to do it this way - and you'll see how quickly the money adds up!

So how do I get the money?
Ebates.com - They will send you a check every 3 months, as long as they owe you over $5.00. $5.00 signup bonus.
Fatwallet.com - They pay via Paypal. If they owe you over $10.00 then you can request a check as well.
BigCrumbs.com - They pay via Paypal

More details you should know:
Ebates and Fatwallet:If you're not already signed in when you click on the link from your bookmarks / favorites, it will prompt you to sign in. With fatwallet, you can install a bookmark that will tell you at any site, if there is cashback from fatwallet.
Bigcrumbs: you don't even need to be signed in to get the cashback. Just use the link you already created. This is useful if you want to send your friend a link - you can make money off their purchase.

Make Money - Support This Site! If you sign up for ebates or bigcrumbs through this site, you will be supporting this site as well.
PS: If you are not going to use cashback sites, or you are shopping on Amazon, please support this site by click through our site instead. You can bookmark or add to favorites the same way as written above.

Credit Card Cash Back
Many Credit Cards (Chase, Citi, Discover, Amex...) also have a list of stores that if you click through, you will get cashback as well.
E.G. 15% money back from Lands End if you click through Chase's website.
This is besides for the regular miles or cashback you get from your credit card...

Related post:

Get Cash Back Easily When Shopping Online: FatWallet Now Toolbar

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Craftsman Stick Tools Buy 1 Get 1 Free at Sears

Buy one Craftsman Stick Tool and get the second free. (As long as it costs the same or less than the first one.)

Chose in store pick up to save on shipping.

Spend more than $50 (before discount) and use code: 'SWELCOME0258' for $5 off.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Earn Delta SkyMiles When Renting Cars

Delta Air Lines is running a promotion. If you rent a car with Avis or Budget, you can earn Delta Skymiles.

Budget:
Rent a car and earn up to 8,000 Miles. Even a 1-day rental qualifies!
Click here to rent and for more info. Expires 11/15/08.

Avis:
Rent a car for 3 days you get 2,500 Skymiles and if you rent for 4 or more days you get 5,000 miles.
Click here to rent and for more info. Expites 12/31/08

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Dell Vostro 1510 - $376 with Free Shipping

Update 11:40 am: Expired
Dell Small Business has this Dell Vostro 1510 for $376 with free shipping!
Great price for a simple laptop, though you could add more to upgrade.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Nokia 2610 T-Mobile Prepaid + $25 Refill Card -Make Money After Rebate and Cashback!

Update 09/17: Out of stock

T-Mobile has the Nokia 2610 (nice, simple phone), free after $30 rebate.
Phone comes preloaded with 10 minutes of airtime.
Phone also comes with a free $25 refill card!
Tax will be added where applicable.
Click here, then click on the left side where it says "FREE $25"

If you sign up for BigCrumbs (A cash-back site) and click through their site, they will give you $9 when you activate your phone!

So, you will get a phone with 10 minutes preloaded on the phone plus a $25 refill card, for free (after rebate). And you can get paid $9.00 from BigCrumbs!

Remember, phones must be activated within 30 days of purchase. You don't need to add any money on to the phone, but you must activate the line. If you don't activate the phone, T-Mobile may charge you the full retail value of the phone.

Related post: T-Mobile-Prepaid review.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Computer Memory on Sale - SD Cards, Flash Drives etc.

Post will be kept updated with latest offers/deals.

A few people asked me where they can get cheap computer memory from. Here are a few products with good prices.

Everything comes with free shipping.

Newegg
.com:
4GB Flash Drive: $9.49 - Price went up.
2GB SD Card: $6.99
4GB SDHC Class 4: $7.99
Crucial 2GB Flash Drive: $5.99 - Now $8.49
4GB SDHC Class 6: $9.65

Kingston:
2GB MicroSD Card: $5.00 - Now $6.00
2GB SD Card: $5.00
2GB MicroSD with SD Adapter: $6.00
Two 2GB MicroSD (Total 4GB) with one SD Adapter: $11.00
Four 2GB SD Cards (Total 8GB): $19.00
Two 2GB Flash Drives (Total 4GB): $14.00


Sunday, September 7, 2008

Free Master Padlock at Sears

Sears is offering a free Master lock. Print out this coupon, and bring it to your local Sears Hardware store. Expires 09/13.

Hotel Nights for $19.28 a Night

Update: I checked the calendar, and in most of the world it will still be Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year), oh well.

The Leading Hotels of the World is running a promotion, where on October 1st at 8:00 am EST, they will be offering a certain number of rooms for $19.28 a night, for a maximum of two nights.

You need to preregister, then come back on October 1st at 8:00 am to try.

I don't know if this is worth the hassle, as there will be more people trying to get rooms than rooms available, but for those who want to try, please post a comment if you were successful in getting a room.

Site is being updated regularly again!

I'm back!
I have been out of the country for the summer. I will start posting regularly again.
Sorry to all those who checked the site every day... Thanks for your patience.
If you would like to see a write-up about something specific, please let me know.
-Shmuly