My guilty pleasure is shopping online because of the convenience it brings me. Often times, I look at my account and weep at the pathetic amount of money I have left, because of my shopping. So imagine one day, when I got some money back after shopping at Forever21. That day, I felt extra lucky, like I’ve struck lottery!!
But you don't get that kind of luxury when it comes to shopping online, since prices are already lower than retail and there are often promotions to make the prices even lower. I thought about joining Shopaholics Anonymous (if there was such a thing) to stop shopping. I resorted to getting dirt cheap and sometimes “meh” quality clothes from Taobao. I've tried leaving my credit cards and Ibanking devices at home and almost succeeded. BUT! I don't have to try so hard anymore because I found a site to get me back some money while shopping!
Introducing... ShopBack! The online site that gives you cash back when you shop online! ERHMARGERD. The very first time I heard about them was while I was in the cinema and I was watching one of the many ads. When I heard about getting stuff for cheaper because of the cash back, my mind was gearing towards the “bo ko leng” category. Online shopping is already cheap. What do you mean I can still get money back after already spending lesser than retail?
And I admit. The movie was good so I forgot about it. Until I went to the cinema and caught another one of their ads. This time I remembered and went to their site to find out how it works. So here is what I found out:
Merchants give commission for directing shoppers to their site. This is true. Especially site Z, the people who recommend you to their site will definitely earn commission from your orders placed. And you don't get a cent from their commission. But ShopBack will give you the money they earn from your commission, in the form of cash back!
The whole concept is really smart and just simple! You get cash back and you get cheap deals. So what’s not to love?
I already “beo” and saw that they work with places like Expedia, Foodpanda and many more. So why not look for a Sephora sale or even save on Groupon deals? Because ShopBack give you cash back when you shop with them!
I bought my tickets to Taiwan without realising that ShopBack can also give you a cash back with Expedia. Ragrets because every cents matter when you are on a budget! They even have Taobao cash back scheme which I will definitely be looking into. Check out their YouTube account for more instructions on how to shop at Taobao without incurring agent fee.
For added convenience, I have already looked through and found a page that has all their latest coupon for online shopping! Here is the link!
With the money that I can potentially save when I shop with ShopBack, I can totally spend more money on food there.... Or the duty free goodies at the airport :p