Cyber Monday is almost upon us. No doubt that you have already done a bunch of shopping online. In fact, many people do the majority of their shopping online. But did you know, that by adding a few simple steps, you can get more bang for your buck, whether it is more points (my preference) or cashback?
My first stop on Cyber Monday is always to CashbackMonitor
There are essentially two primary portal aggregates. evRewards and Cashback Monitor. I’m a bigger fan of Cashback Monitor, and have found that it is almost always accurate. I say almost, so please be sure to confirm when you actually go in.
On the landing page, they also have their most popular stores, so at a glance you can see the highest points or cashback.
You can then drill down. Here is Staples for example:
Next you’ll select which variety of miles or cashback you’d like to earn. As you can see, you’ve got straight cashback on the left, the next column is miles and points. Alaska Mileage Plan is looking mighty nice, at least as I write this post on Sunday. Hope 6x sticks around for Cyber Monday!
Then you just click on Alaska Mileage Plan, and Cashback Monitor will drop you at the Alaska Mileage Plan portal.
Of course you do need to log in, then click Shop Now, and you are on your way to earning 6 Alaska Mileage Plan miles per dollar!
A word of caution: I always open up an Incognito window (I primarily use Chrome), and before I go through a portal, I always close any instance of the site (e.g. www.staples.com). Maybe I am overly cautious, but I really like my miles!
A Cyber Monday Plug
Lets say that instead of miles and points, you would rather have cashback. You can use the same approach for a cashback portal.
Now, and I know this is a stretch, but lets say you don’t already have an account with some of the cashback portals? Well, I have just the answer!
You could sign-up with my referral link (if you would be so kind) and get something too!
- Ebates Sign-up – You get $10, I get $25
- TopCashback – We each earn $10
- BeFrugal – You get $10, I get $15
- Giving Assistant – We each earn $5
- iConsumer – I think we each get 100 shares of stock in iConsumer
I sincerely appreciate your consideration.
It goes without saying that Cyber Monday is an excellent day for sales and deals. But even more so, it is an opportunity to maximize your spending by boosting your miles and points balances as well. Or just getting cashback. Cash is cool too, after all!