I love getting paid to shop! I have various ways of making my shopping habits pay for me including SwagBucks.com and Checkout 51. I used to use Ebates all the time for online shopping but I recently switched to my new favorite, BeFrugal, as it combines some of my favorite features such as cash back and coupons into one awesome, easy to use, website. I’ve found I get more cash back using BeFrugal than any of the other sites.
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How BeFrugal works
BeFrugal combines internet coupons and cashback to ensure you get the best deal possible when shopping online. They also offer printable coupons and coupons for restaurants including Red Lobster, McDonald’s, Olive Garden, and Potbelly among others.
When shopping online you can search for the store you are interested and the current coupons and cash back amount will come up as you can see the in the example below. The cashback amount is always a percentage of your purchase price (before taxes). Stores that offer cash back through Be Frugal include Target, Walmart, Ann Taylor, Carters, Shutterfly, and tons more. Cash back ranges from 1-40% depending on the store.
Stores that offer cash back through Be Frugal include Target, Walmart, Ann Taylor, Carters, Shutterfly, and tons more. Cash back ranges from 1-40% depending on the store.
As an example, I did a search for Macy’s and various coupon codes came up plus the current offer of 10% cash back. To take advantage of the offer, all you have to do is click through to the Macy’s site from the “shop now” Be Frugal link and your purchase will be tracked.
You can see along the right-hand side the average tracking speed for your cashback to be confirmed and the estimated payment date.
You can choose check (US only), PayPal or an Amazon gift card for the payment. If you choose Amazon, you will get an additional 3% bonus so it is worth considering. (and then using BeFrugal again when you go to Amazon to spend your gift card!).
BeFrugal is completely free to use, in fact, they actually pay you $10 when you become a member!
Do the coupons actually work?
Yes! In fact, the online coupons are guaranteed to work. If you place an order through BeFrugal using an online coupon and it doesn’t work, they will pay you $5. Just make sure you tell them within 24 hours.
How do their cash back rates compare to other sites?
BeFrugal guarantees that for eligible stores, they have the best cash back rate in the business. If you make a purchase and then find a better % cash back through another site, they will match the competitor 125%.
How long has BeFrugal been around? Is it new?
BeFrugal is based in the Boston, MA, and has been around for almost 10 years. Here is the blurb from their website:
“BeFrugal features coupons and deals for over 50,000 stores including all of the largest 500 online stores in the USA. All of our online coupons are guaranteed to work. We offer Cash Back for online purchases at over 5,000 stores and guarantee that our rates are the highest. To ensure the best experience, we offer both email and live chat customer service, all based out of our USA offices.”
Is there an app or browser extension?
Yes! There is an app for iPhone/iPad and also a browser add-on which you can find at the bottom of their main page here: BeFrugal website.
How do I get $10 cash back free?
Just by signing up for BeFrugal through my affiliate link: Seaside Sundays BeFrugal Link! Once you have signed up, your account will be credited with a free $10 as a welcome gift that will be confirmed when you earn $10 or more in cash back.
Have you used BeFrugal? What did you think? How much have you saved so far? How do you find it compared with the other cash back sites?
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