A good friend who is a mad expert at shopping tips and "lobangs" told me about ShopBack, which gives you cash rebates on many popular shopping sites. I'm usually quite skeptical about such deals but it came from a trusted friend who actually saved money on this. So I signed up. It's free anyway.
Wow. It worked.
The cashback rates are pretty good. They seem more generous than the rebates that credit card companies give.
What you do is use Shopback as your "launchpad" and the shopping sites see you as a Shopback referral.
You can use my code to sign up for a S$10 bonus!https://www.shopback.sg/?raf=Y9OpC2
I have been testing it mostly using RedMart and this is how much I have accumulated with 8% cashback. It adds up pretty quickly! I have enough for another grocery run!
You can also whip up a meal with Redmart coupon codes available right there so you don't have to hunt for codes elsewhere. So I take advantage of items on sale, apply a discount code if available (usually 10%) and then get 8% cashback on top of it all. I easily save 20-30% sometimes.
Now I am starting to use it for other sites too, like Qoo10, iHerb, Lazada, AliExpress and GearBest. Hey, every bit counts in this economy!
You can look for dining promotions at ShopBack or dine at a discount with Groupon deals.
But the biggest rebates probably come with big ticket items like trips. Get even more out of your holidays when you travel with Agoda discounts. There are also other options like Booking.com, Hotels.com, Zuji, Accor Hotels and Chan Brothers to choose from. Imagine: say 8% rebate from your hotel bookings of S$1,500 would be S$120!
The other big ticket item is tech. So if gadgets are what you're looking for, then ShopBack has some great electronics offers and deals!
OK, one small thing I have observed is: you should ideally complete your purchase before the browser session expires. It happened to me when I got distracted by something and left my computer to attend to something. While the same window may be open, the connection may have lapsed and the rebate may not get reflected.
But they will still recognise your purchase if you started it off using the Shopback launchpad. The customer service is very responsive and will credit missing rebates - kudos for that. I'm shopping in confidence but now I make sure I finish all my purchases quickly! (Psst, window shop separately first if you need!)
Again, you can use my code to sign up for a S$10 bonus!
I was a Shopback user and invited to review Shopback