Cash Back & Shopping Portals
Get the details on earning cash back, points, and miles using various portals offered online and how you can use them to rake in rewards.
When it comes to earning bonus cash back, points, and miles, there are tons of ways to do so. One of the easiest ways is by using cash back and shopping portals. When you're shopping online you should always use a cash back or shopping portal because this allows you to double and triple dip on rewards. If you're going to make an online purchase, you might as well earn some rewards doing so.
Cash Back Portals
Cash back portals allow you to earn cash back when shopping online at thousands of retailers. There's a good handful of cash back portals available and besides a few small things here and there, they all operate the same.
- Start at the cash back portal's website
- Find your store and click Shop to start a new session
- You'll be dropped off on that store's home page to shop as normal
- Once you checkout, the cash back site will be notified
- Cash back will be credited to your account
From there, each cash back portal has different ways you can get paid. The most common method is PayPal, but other options such as direct deposit, gift cards, and paper checks also exist.
You can click on any of the cash back portals listed below to learn about how to earn and redeem cash back when shopping through them.
Rakuten is one of the leading cash back portals in the United States. They offer the ability to earn cash back or American Express Membership Rewards Points when using their portal to shop through more than 2,500 stores. The Rakuten portal is easy to navigate and they offer a Rakuten toolbar which notifies you when you're on a site that can earn you cash back or points. Cash payment methods include paper check, PayPal, and gift card.
|Rakuten Rewards Review|
|Rakuten Visa Card Calculator|
BeFrugal has over 5,000 stores you shop at and earn cash back. The site is easy to use and they offer a toolbar that will notify you when you're on a site that offers cash back. Cash payment methods include bank direct deposit, PayPal, paper check, and gift cards.
Mr. Rebates is the simplest of all portals with it's minimalist design. They feature thousands of stores and also offer their own toolbar for notifying you when you're on a site that earns cash back through the Mr. Rebates portal. Cash payment methods include paper check, PayPal, and gift card.
|Mr. Rebates Review|
RebatesMe has over 3,000 stores that you can earn cash back with. As with other portals, they have their own toolbar that you can download to notify you when you're on site that can earn cash back through the RebatesMe portal. Cash payment methods include PayPal, credit card (Visa/Mastercard only), paper check, and gift card.
TopCashback is another great site for earning easy cash back shopping with thousands of retailers. You can download the TopCashback toolbar if you want to be notified when you're on a site that earns cash back through their portal. One thing to note is that you can earn cash back when buying points and miles through TopCashback since Points.com is one of the affiliates listed. Cash payments include direct deposit, PayPal, Yandex.Money, and gift card.
Many loyalty programs offer the ability to earn additional points and miles shopping through their portal. If you're working your way towards a redemption with any given airline or hotel program, this is a great method to continuously add rewards to your account. The amount of points/miles you earn will depend but you can sometimes earn up to 10x the rewards shopping through these portals. At times, these portals also offer increased bonuses.
Listed below are links to each shopping portal.
|Alaska Airlines||Alaska Mileage Plan Shopping Portal|
|American Airlines||AAdvantage eShopping Portal|
|Delta Airlines||Delta SkyMiles Shopping Portal|
|Hawaiian Airlines||Hawaiian Airlines Online Mall Portal|
|JetBlue Airlines||JetBlue TrueBlue Shopping Portal|
|Southwest Airlines||Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping|
|Spirit Airlines||Spirit Mall Portal|
|United Airlines||United MileagePlus Shopping|
|Aer Lingus||AerClub eStore Portal|
|Air Canada||Aeroplan eStore|
|Air France-KLM||Flying Blue Shopping Portal|
|British Airways||British Airways Avios eStore|
|Cathay Pacific||Asia Miles Shopping Portal|
|Singapore Airlines||KrisFlyer Spree Portal|
|Choice Hotels||Choice Privileges Shopping Mall|
|Hilton Hotels||Hilton Shopping Mall (Non-U.S.)|
|Amtrak||Amtrak Guest Rewards Shop|