Monday, June 16, 2008

Earn Money by Shopping Online

Shopping online is very convent, fast and easy to do. Most people who shop online regularly know about online coupon codes to help save money. However, did you know there is sites that will give you reward points or pay you for shopping online?

Kick It Back allows you to earn 1% cash back for shopping on eBay. All you have to do is go to Kick It Back, click through their links, and continue to shop through eBay. The nice thing about Kick It Back is you don’t need to request your payment. Payments are automatically sent once a month through Pay Pal when your account reaches $5.

Ebates is another good program where you can earn up to 25% cash back with every purchase you make through their site. They have hundreds of different stores to choose from. They automatically pay every 3 months if you have more than $5.01 (non referral money) in your account. I like this because you don't have to request your payment they just automatically send out the checks. You also get $5 referral bonus for signing up.

Free Ride allows you to earn points for shopping, reading emails, taking surveys, watching videos and more. If you are looking to buy something online, search Free Ride and see if they have the store you wish to shop. If they do, simply click through their link and continue to shop. Each store is different in how many points you can earn. After you have collected enough points you can cash in your points for gift cards for places like: Olive Garden, Overstock, Red Lobster, Applebee’s, Home Depot and even a Virtual Visa card. I have cashed in points a few times for gift cards. They are reliable and send your reward in a timely manner.

My Points is a site where members can earn points for taking surveys, reading emails and of course shopping online. Simply search for the store you wish to shop at, click on it and continue to shop. Your points are usually credited to your account within 30 days. Once you have earned enough points you can cash them and choose from a large variety of gift cards like: Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, JC Pennys, Old Navy and many more. I have cashed in points with My Points many times and I think they have the largest selection of rewards and they are very fast in sending your rewards, within a week or less.

It might not seem like you are earning a lot shopping through these programs, but if you are already shopping online – why not get paid a little something for it. You don’t have anything to loose and the points and cash really add up. Keep in mind, to assure your points or cash are credited to your account, make sure you click through the links on the site and don’t leave the site until you are done shopping.