Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links that are online shopping resources, and some are referral links. There’s no additional cost to you, but for some of the affiliate links, I’ll earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. If you use a referral link, normally it means I’ll earn points, or sometimes money, if you choose to sign up through my link. Don’t need what the site offers, don’t sign up. There’s NO PRESSURE. It’s just me, sharing with you, and hoping if you love what I’m sharing, you’ll use my links so I can make a living at this blog thing.
If you’ve purchased my book, you know I have a lot of great tips in there for saving money! Plus, never paying for your holiday gifts, too! It’s the perfect guide for online shopping resources, as well as shopping in stores!
WHERE YOU CAN FIND MY Online Shopping Resources EBOOK:
- On eBookIt, you can download it in a variety of formats, such as PDF for PC or MAC; EPUB, which works for iPad, Nook and most eBook readers and; MOBI, which is the Kindle format.
Now, to keep the book current, I couldn’t put all of the places I use each day. Instead, I’ve created this fabulous page to help you to further you along your path to Finding Your Frugal Way.
POINT EARNING WEBSITES
It’s the premier website for earning points and redeeming for prizes like gift certificates! The amount of ways to earn points is astounding, here’s just a few:
- Watching Ads
- Watching SwagTV
- Swag Code Hunts
- Taking Surveys
- Playing games
- Redeeming printed coupons at the grocery store
- Trading in old electronics and cell phones
- Inviting friends
- Doing searches with their search engine
- Filling out no obligation offers
Once you have your points, you redeem them for anything in the Swag Store you want.
Recycle and earn points, plus there are other ways to earn if you don’t have the recycling program in your area. Refer friends and earn points, too.
I wrote about this new iPad app a few months ago. I was very jealous I couldn’t test it out. BUT THEN, I got an iPad and the first app I downloaded? You got it, VIGGLE! I’ve been checking into shows I watch, my husband watches, and we’re raking in the points. It’s fantastic, because there are gift cards to places like Old Navy, Starbucks, and even the movies. Love it. Totally addicted. I think you’ll enjoy it, too.
A new site that a reader shared with me. You can earn points easily, and redeem INSTANTLY for gift cards. You get 10 points just for signing up. If you refer people, you can earn points and 10% of their earnings.
CASH BACK/CASH REBATE WEBSITES
All of the following sites allow you to shop through them and earn cash back. However, all of the stores I love aren’t on each of these sites, so I use all of them. Each of them allows you to earn by referring friends, too. Every single one of them offer great coupons and discounts that work WITH the cash rebates, which means they do NOT cancel out the rebates.
Many have a whole section to find websites that have FREE SHIPPING. When you don’t have a lot of time to hunt for coupon codes and free shipping, head right to one of the below cash rebate sites, sign up and start your shopping. It’s the least aggravation and the best bang for your “buck”, which in this case is your “time”. ALSO, I like to earn on each of these sites so that I can “spread the cash back earnings around” throughout the year.
When you refer people, you get a bonus equal to 20% of their rebate. You benefit from EVERY purchase they make.
When you refer people, you will earn $5 once the referral makes a purchase through Ebates.com.
When you refer people, you’ll earn 40% of the amount of your referrals’ base cash back reward AND you earn 25% off of your referrals’ referrals base cash back rewards. YES, talk about network marketing! LOVE IT!!!
When you refer a friend, and that friend makes a purchase through BeFrugal’s website, you earn $5 Cash Back. Yup, it’s a cash rebate site, but it also has an amazing set of coupons, and printable grocery coupons, and so much more. I think the best part of this site is the Couponomatic™. It’s an add-on for your web browser that inserts coupon codes into your check out basket. When you’re making your purchase, you’ll see the little piggy with a drop down menu. If there’s a coupon code available anywhere on the internet, this will find it and make it available on the drop down menu. Just pick, and click, and save. But wait, that’s not all……it will never let you forget to earn your cash back when shopping! It’ll automatically help you with your cash rebate, too. BEST. INVENTION. EVER!
You can earn $5 per referral. Then you earn additional cash when your friends shop (equal to 5% on the cash back your friends earn) AND your friends who sign up under you earn $5 in their account, too. Great way to start off a cash back earning fun-fest!!!
When you refer people, you will get $2.00 as long as they become active members and earn at least $5.00. Referrals are unlimited. It’s by no means my go-to cash rebate website, however, you can earn with more than just shopping.
Referring people earns you cash. It’s $10 per referral RIGHT NOW, but could change. The caveat to this? The referral has to sign up, confirm the account, and then reach $10 in their cash back accrual for you to earn your $10. It could take a bit to get this making money for you as far as referrals go.
- Groupon: If you haven’t heard of Groupon yet, get out from under that rock, my friends. Join in and get great discounts.
- LivingSocial: It’s got great deals for cities, families, going away and instant deals you can sign up to get on your LivingSocial phone application. If you share the deal with others, you can actually get the deal for free if the people you refer the deal to, BUY IT!
- Rue La La: If you love to shop, love style and designer products, but want to get the best quality for the BEST PRICES, this is the site you need to join!
- Zulily: Deals for Moms, Babies & Kids
- Cash Crate: Watch ads, check in each day, take surveys, fill out offers and refer friends to earn cash. Actual cash. It won’t make you rich, but it’s an easy couple of bucks!
- InboxDollars: InboxDollars is unique. It’s not only a place to earn money taking surveys, playing games, filling out offers, watching videos, checking out ads through daily emails, watching videos, doing internet searches, and other things, but you can also earn money SHOPPING through the website, so it’s sort of similar to a cash rebate website, too. You can also refer people to build your network and earn from referrals. If you enjoy using coupons when you food shop/grocery shop, you can go to the COUPONS tab on this site, print coupons and not only do you save from the coupon, but you also earn $.10 per coupon you use. SWEET.
A place to shop smarter TOGETHER. It’s one of my favorite places to head when shopping! Check out what Shopswell is about!
An unbelievable amount of coupons all in one place! Sign up for emails to receive coupons to your email inbox. Find lots of great stuff on Coupon Cabin.
This website is its own entity, but it’s also on Swagbucks. So, you can either print the coupons on the Coupons.com’s website and just get the coupon savings, BUT if you do it through Swag Bucks, you can earn 10 Swag Bucks for every coupon you redeem, plus you still get the coupon savings when you grocery shop. You decide!
You can use this to find deals, but also COMPARE PRICES on the items you want to purchase. I use this as a tool to start a lot of my shopping trips, then when I find it, I go to my Cash Rebate/Cash Back Website and find the exact store, locate the item within the store and buy it so I get the great price, along with the cash back benefit of shopping through my Cash Rebate site! It’s a win-win!
Find all the FREE SHIPPING you can imagine, right in one place!
Fantastic site, similar to Deal Catcher. Just start your shopping trip there with what you want to buy, it finds all the best prices and you figure out which one you want to buy. Again, head back to your Cash Rebate/Cash Back website of choice and find the store you found the item in, buy it through there and earn not just a great price, but also cash back!
This site has not just coupon codes for shopping online, but also Grocery Coupons. It also has printable coupons for things like diapers, hair color, Claritin and more. It’s a great spot for people like me who love to find coupon codes to use online, but also for my husband who wants coupons when he hits the stores to do grocery shopping. Total win in our family. It has a community you can join where you can share the great deals you find online!
If you’re shopping at your favorite store, and you want to find some of the stuff at a lower price, you can pull out your smartphone, scan the bar code and ShopSavvy will find competing prices not just in nearby stores, but also ONLINE. Unlike other apps, ShopSavvy searches for products with SIMILAR attributes, not just SKUs.
If you want to save money, this app needs to be on your phone. Find the latest, and greatest, area-specific coupons. Stores like Kohl’s, Target, Juicy Couture….the mall is basically right there on your phone, in the form of COUPONS!!! Discounts!!! No need to carry around the sales flyers anymore. It’s all right in your phone. Saves time, money, and space.