Looking to boost your QR balance quickly?  One of the lesser-used sections of QuickRewards, but one of the quickest ways to earn, can be found on our website under Earn To > Offer Portals!  The Offer Portals (aka “offerwalls”) offer a variety of offers where you can:

  • Get paid to view slideshows
  • Get paid to enter contests
  • Get paid to interact with a video
  • Get paid to sign up for newsletters
  • Get paid to complete surveys
  • Get paid to shop online
  • Get paid to sign up for websites
  • Get paid to try out a service
  • Get paid to download and play a game

Here are some tips from the Offer Portal “experts”:

1.  You MUST clear your cookies and cache before going to the link on QR to the Offer Portals.  If possible, clear cookies after completing EACH OFFER (going back to QR’s link to the Offer Portal each time, after you do).

2.  You can use any email address for offers on the Portals which may ask for one.  Some members who are concerned that an offer may result in them getting too many emails to their primary email address will use an alternate address instead (on Gmail or Hotmail for example).

3.  Offers worth less than 5,000 qp ($.50) or 5,000 tokens will credit to your QR account automatically within 24 hours of the Offer Portal updating the offer status to Completed and Awarded.  Those worth 5,000+ require sending confirmation to QR Support.  They’ll ask for a screenshot or copy-paste of the offer status page on the Offer Portal showing that the offer was Completed and Awarded.  For info on where to find the offer status or how to send a screenshot, just email QR Support and they’ll happily help.

4.  Different offerwalls may have the same offer, and if you do the offer on one wall, you will probably not get credited for doing it on another.  Check first to see which one pays the most.

5.  The PeanutLabs offerwall rewards in TOKENS.  Keep in mind that tokens aren’t the same thing as qp (QuickPoints).  Where qp converts to cash, tokens only convert to cash if you are an Elite member, and even then, it takes quite a lot to cash them out.  Non-Elite members can cash them out for magazines or DVDs, but it still takes a lot to cash them out.

6.  Take a screenshot of any “congratulations” page you may get at the end of completing an Offer Portal offer, and don’t delete any confirmation or welcome emails the offer may send you.  Sometimes Offer Portal offers don’t change status to Completed and Awarded on their own, and if this happens, you’ll need to send these to the Portal’s support staff as proof of completion.  QR is unable to issue manual credits on Offer Portal offers that didn’t change status to Completed and Awarded, but if you have these proofs of completion, the Offer Portals’ support team can help!

If you have done QR’s Offer Portals and have advice of your own to share, please do so in a comment and we will update this post with your tips!

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turbotaxThere are a couple of reasons I do my own taxes — for one, I’m just really funny about not wanting some stranger to know my financial situation.  Also, I’m super-unorganized and I don’t have everything at my fingertips, so it takes some digging to find every receipt.  And last of all, I hate paying somebody to do something I can do myself.  That’s why I use TurboTax.

My experience with TurboTax after I guess 6 or 7 years of using it, is that not only can you go at your own pace (saving your answers and coming back to it later), it is virtually idiot-proof.  It walks you step-by-step through the process and provides clear, detailed explanations along the way.  If there’s something particularly unique about your tax situation, they have a support forum you can access for free additional help.  And, if you’re worried about getting audited, at the end of the process they analyze your return for your likelihood of being audited (mine is always “low”), and they’ll offer you an optional service called Audit Defense where if for some reason you DO get audited, they will handle it for you for free.  It’s just a little extra peace of mind.

All versions of TurboTax are currently on sale at Amazon, and it’s a deep discount (30-40% off).  You can choose the file-only download, or you can have them send you the physical box with CD in it.  I’ve done it both ways and didn’t see any real advantage to having the CD, but if you’re less comfortable with downloading and installing files, you may prefer to get the CD.

I highly recommend TurboTax and (again, from past experience) this is about the lowest price you’re going to see on it!  The price will actually go up the closer we get to the filing deadline!

There’s no QR reward for Amazon purchases, but you can always cash out your QR account for Amazon GCs to help pay for deals like this one!  QRs link to Amazon helps to support our site for giveaways and games like trivia and Guess My Number, and we appreciate your using it when you shop there – thank you!

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Happy 2016! What’s YOUR Resolution?

by Becky on January 4, 2016 · 2 comments

It’s the first Monday of 2016, and what better time to start fresh with a New Year’s resolution — to make a change you’ve been wanting to make but have been putting off?

2016I know that many people shy away from making resolutions because, “I know I’ll just break them.“  Well, maybe we’re making the wrong resolutions!  Maybe the resolution shouldn’t be, “I’m going to go on a diet and lose 30 pounds,” but should be, “I’ll commit to eating healthier overall and exercising more often.”  That’s a harder resolution to “break,” and even if you slip up, you don’t have to throw up your hands and say, “Well, I blew it already!  Nevermind…I quit!”  Instead, with the more vague resolution, you can keep plugging away at it all year, and by years’ end, you may not have lost the entire 30 pounds, but chances are, you will have lost SOME of the weight…maybe even more than you originally hoped for!

QR has hundreds of cashback shopping stores, so if you need something to get started on your resolution, don’t forget to shop through our site to activate cashback.  (Which will also help if one of your resolutions is to spend your money more wisely!  You’ll be building a little savings nestegg for the next holiday, vacation, birthday, or other special event coming up for you in 2016!

Here are a few suggestions for stores to check out:

walletResolving to improve your finances?  Save money with our printable grocery coupons (new coupons added weekly, plus email QR Support after you redeem them to let them know how many you used – you’ll earn $.05 per coupon you redeem!).  Save money on entertainment, dining out, and local retail sales and services through coupons in the Entertainment Book (5% cashback) and through deals at Groupon (2% cashback) and Living Social (1% cashback).  Restaurant.com (5% cashback) is another way to dine out cheaper.  And be sure you take advantage of all of the different ways to earn on QuickRewards:  surveys, paid videos, internet radio, offer portals, tasks, and more!

eatinghealthyResolving to get healthier?  For vitamins and supplements, check out QR’s link to Drugstore.com (5% cashback) or Puritan’s Pride (6% cashback), see Sears for treadmills and bikes (1.2% cashback), and for workout wear, visit Sports Authority (2.5% cahback).  Both Drugstore.com and Walgreens (1.5% cashback) have a variety of stop-smoking products like gum, lozenges, and patches.  Also, check Groupon (2% cashback) for a variety of local spa and health club deals and nationwide deals on products like juice cleanses and essential oils!

organizedResolving to get organized?  For time management, try Calendars.com and Franklin Planner (both 5% cashback), for garage and home storage solutions, try HomeDepot (1.8% cashback), and for office/home office organizational products, go to Office Depot (2% cashback), Staples (2.5% cashback), and Quill (1% cashback).  Wilson’s Leather (3% cashback) has some very nice briefcases and computer bags!

learningResolving to learn something new?  Barnes and Noble (1.5% cashback) sells the Rosetta Stone foreign language programs and many “learn how to” books, you’ll find educational videos on a variety of topics at the National Geographic Store (4% cashback), and Joann offers over 200 online courses on cooking and crafting (no cashback on the classes, but 2% on the supplies for them!).

mapResolving to travel more?  Get travel ideas and reviews from TripAdvisor (10qp to visit daily), then book your entire vacation package through Southwest Airlines Vacations (1% cashback).  Prefer to book airline, hotel, and rental car separately?  You’ll earn cashback from Expedia, Travelocity, and Orbitz.  (I use Priceline‘s Name Your Own Price for rental cars, with 1.1% cashback!)  Save money on attractions in major cities by buying a CityPass (100 tokens per dollar).  Prepay for airport parking at Airport Parking Reservations (10% cashback).  Prefer camping?  Get RV parts and other camping supplies from Camping World (2% cashback).

 
Whatever your new year’s resolutions may be, I wish you great success and a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2016!

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Merry Christmas!

by Becky on December 25, 2015 · 1 comment

merrychristmasThe staff of QuickRewards would like to wish a very merry Christmas to our members and their families who celebrate it!

We hope that you have a blessed day and safe travels if you will be on the road this weekend!

~Becky & the QR Staff

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Last-Minute Gifts with Cashback!

by Becky on December 24, 2015 · 1 comment

If you need a last-minute gift and you don’t have time to go from store to store, hoping to find what you need in their picked-over inventory, we have some great suggestions for you to get that gift, earn cashback, AND save you some time!

1.  Buy Online and Pick Up In Store

There are several QR merchants who offer cashback for in-store purchases IF you place the order online and pay for it online!  This is great because they’ll send you an email (often within an hour) to let you know your order’s ready to pick up.  Some stores eligible for cashback on in-store orders include:

  • Best Buy – 1% cashback on most items (must order by 4pm today and pick up by 6pm today)
  • Home Depot – 1.8% cashback (same day pickup on many items but I don’
  • Kmart and Sears – 1.2% cashback (the site will note which items are available for same-day pickup)
  • Walmart – 1% cashback on most items (items marked as “Free Pickup Today” will be available within 4 hours)

2.  Buy Select Giftcards Online

There are a number of stores that we pay cashback for, when you purchase gift cards.  You’ll find these in our cashback shopping area here.  Because of the short turnaround time you’ll need to go with a gift card that can be printed to give in person, or that can be emailed.  Be sure to check the delivery wait time for eCards, because some may take 24 hours.  Some suggestions:

  • Darden Group – 1% cashback on eGiftCards to restaurants including Olive Garden, Red Lobster, LongHorn Steakhouse, and others, some including bundles with Fandango credit, too!  “Orders are typically processed within 60 minutes but may take up to 6 hours.”  I ordered one this morning and it was delivered to my email in 13 minutes!
  • Groupon – 2% cashback and there are so many local offers for spa services (what a great gift this would be!) and restaurants, affordable gifts, too!  Immediately printable!
  • LivingSocial – 1% cashback and also many local services and restaurants which would make great gifts!  Immediately printable!

3.  Order a Magazine Subscription

These are great gifts because they’re super-affordable, its something the recipient will enjoy year-round, and of course you’ll earn QR cashback!  I usually go to Google Images to find a copy of a magazine cover, then I print it on card stock, make a note that their subscription will begin arriving soon, roll it like a scroll and tie it with ribbon.

4.  Amazon Gift Cards – No QR cashback but a great gift everyone loves!

We’re unable to offer cashback for Amazon (their rules, not ours – sorry!) but Amazon gift cards make a GREAT gift since, well, they sell everything!  Please use QR’s link to Amazon for site support.  We’d appreciate it!

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Green Monday Deals Galore!

by Becky on December 14, 2015 · 0 comments

Today is what’s known in the retail industry as Green Monday – it’s the last Monday of the Christmas shopping season where you can shop online and receive your order with standard shipping by Christmas.  Retailers know this and are offering HUGE deals today to entice people to shop!

Remember to start your shopping session at QuickRewards.net to activate cashback!  You can also use any coupons you find on the store’s website after you click through QR’s link!

Just a few places to check out:

Walmart (1% cashback):  Offering Black Friday pricing again!  Go, go, go!

DisneyStore (2.5% cashback):  Save 15-25% depending on your order size plus all orders ship free!

Kohl’s (3.2% cashback):  20% off for all customers and great deals on toys, clothing, housewares, and more!  Earn Kohls Cash, too!

The Children’s Place (3.5% cashback):  50-75% off the entire store and all orders ship free!

Amazon (no cashback, link is for site support only):  tons of deals throughout the site like this free $20 Amazon GC when you buy a $100 Nordstrom GC, and coupon code BAGSNMORE takes 30% off handbags and wallets!

Ebay (1% cashback):  Check their Today’s Daily Deals for items like a $75 Fitbit Flex, a black and white diamond accent necklace for $10, a 16-pc Kitchen Aid knife set for $45, and much more

HSN (1% cashback):  Huge deals for Green Monday and six FlexPays on select electronic gifts!

QVC (1.5% cashback):  Five EasyPay on all products today!

Personalization Mall (10% cashback):  20% off sitewide until 10pm ET tonight with code 12HRSALE and personalization is always free!

BonTon (2% cashback):  $50 off $100 with code Z50DEC15CTD or up to 25% off sale items with code COUNTDOWN15 and orders over $25 ship free!

The Body Shop (5% cashback):  50% off the whole site, free shipping on all orders, and a free gift with $60 or more purchase!

BooksAMillion (2.5% cashback):  $20 off $100 with code GR33N and Millionaires Club members save 20% today, too!  They sell toys, too!

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Happy Hanukkah!

by Becky on December 6, 2015 · 3 comments

hanukkah
On behalf of the staff of QuickRewards, I’d like to wish a happy Hanukkah to our members and their families who celebrate it!

Wishing you peace, joy, and prosperity,

Becky & the QR Staff

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Cyber Monday 2015 at Target.com!

by Becky on November 30, 2015 · 0 comments

Cyber Monday deals are live at Target!  First of all, take 15% off sitewide (which can be combined with your 5% off Redcard discount and a 5% off Pharmacy Rewards discount if you have one) with code CYBER15 (see site for exclusions).  You’ll earn .75% cashback at QR, too.

Deals to look for:

  • Coupon code DECORATE takes $10 off $50 Holiday Shop and Holiday Home purchase or $25 off $100
  • 30% off clothes, shoes, and accessories for the family (very few exclusions)
  • 30% off select toys
  • Up to 40% off home items including select furniture

MANY Free Target GCs with purchase including (just a sampling):

Free $100-$20 Target GC when you buy select Vizio TVs or soundbars
Free $50 Target GC when you spend $250 in the baby dept. (includes nursery, gear, feeding, and diapering)
Free $30 Target GC when you buy Circulon 10-pc hard-anodized nonstick cookware set for $149.99
Free $20 Target GC when you buy Oster countertop convection oven for $69.99
Free $20 Target GC when you buy Mr. Coffee 10-cup thermal coffeemaker for $69.99
Free $20 Target GC when you buy a select Oral B toothbrush and refill brush head
Free $15 Target GC when you buy a Keurig K10 Mini Plus for $79.99
Free $5 Target GC when you spend $50 on select digital prepaid cards (including iTunes, Domino’s, Southwest Vacations, and Facebook)
Free $5 Target GC when you two $25 or higher value prepaid gift cards

Also, get a free Super Smash Bros game ($40 value) when you buy a Gameboy 3DS XL for $199!

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Cyber Monday 2015 at Barnes and Noble!

by Becky on November 30, 2015 · 0 comments

bncybermondayBarnes & Noble (1.5% cashback) has their Cyber Monday Sale live!  Here are some good deals to look for:

  • $5 eBooks (500 to choose from!)
  • $15 for two select teen books
  • Up to 70% off select DVDs and Blu-Rays
  • 50% off all throws
  • 30% off collectible book editions
  • 30% off educational toys and games
  • 30% off select gifts
  • Save $10 on two gift books
  • Save $5 on two select picture books
  • $99.99 for NOOK Glowlight Plus or Samsung NOOK 7 inch tablet (online only!)

** Get an additional 25% off any one item with code 25CMONDAY (today only, probably excludes NOOK) **

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Cyber Monday 2015 at Walmart.com!

by Becky on November 29, 2015 · 0 comments

Walmart‘s Cyber Monday sale is now live — here are some great buys to look for, in addition to 1% cashback:

  • $179 Toshiba laptop (was $219)
  • Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection (Blu-Ray):  $44.96 (was $99.98)
  • $29 Cuddles Giggly Monkey (reg. $49)
  • $15 Zoomer Zuppies (reg. $26.67)
  • $19.88 (reg. $34.83) Air Hogs Star Wars Remote Control X-34 Landspeeder
  • Choice of free $15 value game (9 to choose from) with purchase of Nintendo 3DS XL for $199.99
  • $189 14′ trampoline with enclosure (reg. $267)
  • $99 (was $199) 22-pc Ozark Trail Camping Combo Set
  • Decoflame Electric Fireplace with 44″ Mantle:  $199 (was $299.99)
  • Nostalgia Electrics 53″ Tall Vintage Commercial Popcorn Cart:  $139.88 (was $249.88)
  • $10 Riders by Lee women’s jeans
  • $9 men’s dress shirt with matching tie
  • $12 3-pc kids’ pajama sets with robe

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Cyber Monday 2015 at Kohls.com!

by Becky on November 29, 2015 · 0 comments

Kohl’s Cyber Monday deals are now live, and here are coupon codes to make their deals even sweeter, along with 3.2% cashback:

Coupon codes:
NOV20 = 20% off sitewide (exp 12/1)
COZYUP = $10 off $50 home purchase (exp 11/30)
JACKPOT = $10 off $50 apparel purchase (exp 11/30)
JEWELRY20 = 20% off jewelry (exp 12/8)

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Cyber Monday 2015 at eBay!

by Becky on November 29, 2015 · 0 comments

eBay‘s Cyber Monday deals have just gone live!  New deals will be added every hour!  And you’ll earn 1% cashback on most departments from QR, too.

toysrusgcHere are a few deals to look for:

  • $85 for a $100 ToysRUs Gift Card
  • Free bonus $10 when you buy a $50 GameStop Gift Card
  • $209 Lenovo ThinkPad laptop
  • Hoover LiNX Cordless Stick Vacuum $89 (reg. $200)

 

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Cyber Monday Deals and Coupon Codes for Your Favorite Stores!

November 29, 2015

Here’s your coupon code cheat sheet for cashback shopping at some of your favorite stores – see hundreds more here!  Note:  offers ARE subject to change; please email becky@quickrewards.net if you want to see if there’s an available coupon for any of our other stores! 123inkjets (15% cashback, 3% on OEM products):  Use code CYB20 [...]

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15% Off $75 or More Gift Card Orders From Fandango!

November 29, 2015

Fandango has a coupon code out for 15% off gift card orders of $75 or more!  It’s WINTER15 and it ends Monday!  You’ll also earn $1 per gift card order from QR!

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Cyber Monday 2015 at Bass Pro, Live a Day Early!

November 29, 2015

Bass Pro Shops (3.3% cashback) has started their Cyber Monday sale early — in fact, they’re calling it a Cyber WEEK sale, and shipping’s free on all orders, no minimum required! They will be adding deals of the day every day, too. Great place to pick up outdoor themed gifts, shoes, and they sell extended [...]

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Cyber Monday 2015 at Macys.com, Live a Day Early!

November 29, 2015

Macy’s (2% cashback) has their Cyber Monday sales event live a day early!  Use coupon code CYBER (good today and Monday) for an extra 20% off plus free shipping on $25+! Here are some of the deals waiting for you: Web Buster! 50% off Charter Club Cashmere Scarves, hats, and Gloves Receive a Complimentary 2-Pc. [...]

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Name Necklaces in Gold or Silver $9.99 Shipped Plus 6% Cashback

November 28, 2015

SuperJeweler (6% cashback) has a great deal on silverplated or 14k goldplated 16″ necklaces with various ladies’ names on them:  $9.99 shipped!  These are ready-to-ship so your desired name may not be there, but it’s definitely worth a look! Search for Name Necklaces to find them on the site quickly, and remember to check both [...]

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Amazon Deals – Jurassic Park Collection, Razor Scooter, Book Coupon, More!

November 27, 2015

Amazon has some killer deals throughout the site today, and although we aren’t allowed to offer cashback for Amazon, you can cash out your QR earnings in the form of Amazon gift cards, so we think/hope some of you may find these useful.  These are just a few great examples, but please note:  prices can [...]

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Barnes and Noble 30% Off Coupon Good Thru Sunday + Sales!

November 27, 2015

Barnes and Noble (1.5% cashback) has a coupon code good for 30% off one item (some exclusions apply):  30BFRIDAY plus they’re got some great sales going on: Up to 60% off DVDs and Blu-Rays 50% off select activity kits (over 130 to choose from!) Buy 1 Get 1 50% off on educational toys and games [...]

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Black Friday Sales Already Online – With QR Cashback!

November 26, 2015

In addition to everyone’s favorites, Kohl’s (3.2% cashback), Target (.75% cashback), and Walmart (1% cashback), these stores have also already started their Black Friday sales online!  Hope you have your shopping lists ready: Aeropostale (1% cashback) – 60% off sitewide with some exclusions (shoes, men’s outerwear, fragrances, leggings, hair accessories, select styles) Bon-Ton (2% cashback) [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26, 2015

The staff of QuickRewards would like to wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving!

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Kohl’s Black Friday Deals Online Now + 15% Off + $15 Kohls Cash per $50 Spent

November 23, 2015

Kohl’s (3.2% cashback) has their Black Friday deals online right now!  You can not only get great BF prices, but 15% off when you apply coupon code TURKEYTIME at checkout, and they’re doing their once-a-year bonus on Kohl’s Cash:  $15 in Kohl’s Cash per $50 that you spend!  Shipping’s free on $50+ orders, too! They [...]

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Prep for Offline Holiday Shopping, Too!

November 21, 2015

In my last post I talked about how to get ready for shopping through QuickRewards cashback! This post is all about what QR can do for you OFFLINE! 1.  Do you cook your own holiday dinners?  Do you host get-togethers or bake goodies for friends and neighbors?  Then you should check out QR’s printable grocery [...]

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On Your Mark…

November 18, 2015

The holiday shopping season is upon us, with Thanksgiving next week, and many retailers will be rolling out Black Friday pricing as early as Wednesday. QuickRewards offers cash back of up to 20% on hundreds of major retailers including JCPenney, Target, Barnes and Noble, Kmart, Sears, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Disney Store, and so many others!  All [...]

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Wow us Wednesday!

October 14, 2015

We are doing a contest on our Facebook page today that’s actually a challenge — we want you to “wow us” with your activity on QR today for up to 5 entries into a drawing for a $1 account credit! And you can win more than once! Do any of the below and leave a [...]

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Facebook Updates…and a Contest!

October 1, 2015

QuickRewards has had a Facebook page for 6 years now, and as anyone who uses Facebook knows, things have changed a lot in that time.  (Remember BEFORE “Timeline”?  We do!) Now when we post to our Facebook page, they scan it for characters like the $ and % signs, or words like “coupon,” “offer,” or [...]

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Dorm Mini-Fridge at Walmart $79 Shipped (Save $26)

July 6, 2015

I have a son who’ll be moving into a dorm soon, so I’ve been keeping an eye out for deals on dorm fridges.  Walmart just rolled back the price on this highly-rated Haier 2.7 cu ft Refrigerator (in a stylish steel color) from $104.98 all the way to $79, plus it ships to your door [...]

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Huge Discounts at Fila.com – Save Up to 65%!

May 29, 2015

Fila.com, one of our newer cashback shopping merchants (at 5% cashback) has HUGE savings in their Up to 65% Off Sale!  It’s a great mix of shoes and leisure / athletic clothing for the entire family! Some of the great finds there include: Men’s slide flip flops for $12.99 (reg. $20), Women’s memory foam flip [...]

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Memorial Day Sales and Coupons! READ ME!

May 24, 2015

There are great Memorial Day Weekend sales going on at MANY of our Cashback Shopping Merchants!  Here are just a few of the highlights: Amazon:  Use code FUN20SUN for 20% off select clothing, shoes, jewelry, watches, and more!  Note: 0% cashback on Amazon (their rule, sorry!). Bon-Ton:  Up to 60% off sitewide plus an extra [...]

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20% Off Major Brands for Baby Like Pampers, Graco, Similac, and More with Coupon Code! FS on $49+!

May 21, 2015

Diapers.com (1% cashback) has a fantastic new coupon code out for Memorial Day!  It’s 20SUNNY and it takes 20% off major brands for baby including those above and more!  Get Medela nursing bras for 20% off (around $15 with the code)! This Avent BPA Free Newborn Starter Set is an almost perfect 5-star rated and [...]

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