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There are very few decisions I make on a day-to-day basis which don’t involve maximizing value. That typically comes in the form of trying to get as many points as possible out of purchases, though I don’t mind cashback either (after all, cash can be used to travel as well, as foreign of a concept as it might be to some of us). 😉
When I make a purchase online I always try to maximize bonuses by using an online shopping portal, which often offer bonus points for purchases you’d make with retailers anyway.
But there are also cashback portals, which offer you cash rather than points. One of the best is TopCashBack, which I use fairly often for my own purchases. Ordinarily they have a $10 referral bonus, where you get $10 when a friend signs up and earns their first $10 of cashback rewards.
However, since it’s a leap year (today is February 29), TopCashBack is offering the best referral bonus I’ve ever seen — you can earn $29 for inviting a friend to join CashBack, after they earn $10 in cashback.
If you’re a TopCashBack member, be sure to refer your friends who may not be members. If you’re not a member yet, I’d of course be very grateful if you used my link to sign-up (though feel free to post your links in the comments section), and then you can refer friends with this bonus as well. The promotion is valid for referrals through March 3, 2016.
For those of you not familiar with TopCashBack, you can earn cash for all kinds of travel purchases, among other things.
For example, you get 4-6% cashback on Hilton bookings:
You can also earn $2 cashback per American Airlines booking:
Those are just a couple of examples, though you can save money with hundreds of online retailers by going through TopCashBack. Keep in mind that is a portal and simply redirects you to the retailer’s website, so you’d earn all the rewards you’d otherwise earn (this isn’t like booking a hotel through a third party website, where you don’t earn points).
The current $29 referral bonus for TopCashBack is the best I’ve ever seen, so be sure to refer your friends in the next few days. If you’re not yet a member, it could make sense to join TopCashBack, and then you can refer your friends as well. For that matter, if you’re not using TopCashBack you should be, as you’re leaving money on the table.
Do you use a portal to earn rewards for your online purchase?