I came across this ShopSmarter.com site when I was buying something at WalMart. They said I could get $10 cash back on my first purchase? This seems like a scam to me but the site looked pretty legit once I checked it out. For $9.97 a month you get 10% cash back at a lot of popular stores. I've used ebates a lot but the cash back is lower. If you online shop a lot, it seems like a good deal to me. I don’t know, just wanted to see if anyone’s ever heard of it before or had any reviews on the site.
There are many rules and the biggest is, you have to ship it to your home (Not to store). $10/month and you have to ship it (And possibly pay for shipping?) not worth it to me.
You basically have to buy $100 /month to even pay for the membership.
posted: Nov. 1, 2016 @ 3:18p
But if I'm spending like $300 a month already online at WalMart and Target then that's $30 cash back every month. That's over $300 a year and I feel like most sites offer free shipping anyway since no one likes paying for shipping anymore. Do you think there's another catch? I also searched all over the ShopSmarter site and I can't seem to find any hidden terms or anything like that. I feel like this could be super useful, I'd just really like to talk to someone who's tried out the site before signing up and committing to the cost of the membership fee. I'm very interested.
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posted: Nov. 1, 2016 @ 3:36p
BTW that's $20/month , don't forget the fee.
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posted: Nov. 1, 2016 @ 4:17p
Frankly, at this point you are sounding like a shill for the company, especially given that you signed up at FW just today.
They have their T&C posted. If you are happy with that then give them a try. You will have to spend $100 minimum every month within the rules they state for purchases, and have each and every one properly reported by the retailer, and Shopsmarter will have to come through on their promises to pay you just to break even in a month.
Take special notice of their terms regarding suspected resellers. How large do your monthly purchases have to be before they ban you, and keep all that CB you supposedly earned? Sounds like too many potential hassles for me to bother.
posted: Nov. 1, 2016 @ 6:56p
pay to get cash back ???? Y even call it cash back......
posted: Nov. 1, 2016 @ 9:35p
comprx said: Frankly, at this point you are sounding like a shill for the company, especially given that you signed up at FW just today.
and his 3rd post looks pretty suspicious:
<< Looking to go away this weekend >>
??? going where ???
posted: Nov. 2, 2016 @ 7:41a
I'm a girl, and I'm not sure where I'm going this weekend yet, no one ever replied to my post. But thanks for the help, anyway.
forbin4040 said: BTW that's $20/month , don't forget the fee.
Minus the cashback you'd get from portals that don't charge a fee.
posted: Dec. 13, 2016 @ 8:30a
The giveaway that ewalrinski is a shill is that he/she quoted the exact price of $9.97. A seller uses $9.97 because it looks more affordable than $10, so the theory goes. Normal people wouldn't care about that, and would just round it up to $10. Who wants to go through the trouble of typing out $9.97? A shill.
posted: Dec. 20, 2016 @ 4:20p
I do a lot of shopping online for business and personal use. I use Ebates and Mr Rebates all the time without any issue.
I came across this website and its seemed great. After i placed a bunce of orders for which i was surpassed their $1,000 threshold. I got an email stating that their they only give cashback for personal purchases.
I responded that I (probably like most other people ) don't read the small print, especially as the established cashback sites (Ebates,Mr rebates..) don't have this exclusion, and that this kind of exclusion should be Boldly proclaimed, not buried in small print.
I asked that they at least honor the % of Cash back their competitors were offering but they refused, and walked off with cashback they received on my purchases.
It seems that this scam of a company purposely buries this major exclusion (just looking at some of the other reviews...) as they than take all the cashback they receive without giving any to the customer.
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