As I was shopping online at Wal-Mart the other day, I was thinking, I should probably just be going to the store so I can use coupons and at least be saving a little bit more money. But with 3 young kids, who were all sick, it was much easier to shop online once they were in bed. Then I heard about Giving Assistant. Not only do they offer cash back when you shop online, but they offer coupons in addition to that. And now, I could completely justify all this online shopping I've been doing, which to be honest, is a majority of my shopping (except for groceries).
What is it?
Giving Assistant is a website where you can earn cash back on your online purchases, either to help you save money or you can chose to donate that money to your selected charity. What a great way to be charitable this coming holiday season, or to save on purchases you would normally be making anyway.
Where can you get cash back?
There are over 3,000 online stores to choose from to earn cash back, and they also offer high value coupon codes for over 6,000 brands. For example, shop here at Lowe's, get a percentage cash back (currently 4%) on your purchase, then you have the option to keep that money as savings or donate 1-100% of that. Groupon (currently 7% cash back) is a great place to get already discounted deals and then earn more back. I personally shop at Walmart a lot (currently 11% cash back) and now that I can earn money back on those purchases, I can use my cash back to put towards my next shopping trip (at my computer)!
How do I use it?
They have a browser extension, so remembering to go there first is not an issue. Making and/or donating money is automatic with the free extension. I've done cash back sites before, but would always forget to go there first, and so it was pointless. I would remember AFTER I had already checked out. But with this you get an alert at checkout. This extension takes away all the leg work on your part, as it reminds you before checking out. You can also go to the Giving Assistant website and search for the store you want, then click through to place your order.
How often can I use it?
Use it as often as you shop online! There's no limit to the amount of times or cash back you can get.
How much does it cost, and what's the catch?
There is absolutely no cost, membership is free, and there's no catch or sales pitch. Simply earn cash back as you shop online, as simple as that!
So, as your husband (or wife) sees all those packages arriving at your door, just remind them how much money you're saving this way (or donating). Plus you're saving them a trip to the store. Check out Giving Assistant, and get the extension on your browser. Trust me, you'll be glad you did!
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