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It sounds like a headline from Backwards Land. We’re used to spending money when we shop, not earning it.
But even after you’ve clipped coupons, hunted for bargains and sought out sales, there are still more ways to make money every time you go shopping. Leaving those deals on the table is like letting cash fly out of your pocket.
Here’s a list of ways your next shopping spree can beef up your bank account.
1. Join over 3 million members earning millions in rewards
From travel to take-out food, we’re used to earning rewards points when buying almost anything these days. And with a free shopping rewards app called Drop, you can get busy collecting additional points that you can redeem for gift cards to popular retailers such as Starbucks and Amazon.
It’s so simple to get started. Simply download the app, link your debit and credit card accounts, and pick merchants to shop at from Drop’s list. Start shopping, and you’ll earn Drop points for your purchases. And these are places you shop at anyway. Favorite stores such as Nike, Ulta and even Apple are included. You can also answer surveys and play games to keep earning points. Refer a friend, and you’ll both collect bonuses for using the app.
Drop points keep piling up, and when you’ve stacked up enough, cash them in for gift cards, and the shopping fun starts all over again. Shop till you … oh, wait, maybe that’s the point of the app name?
Get Drop now to start earning points at the places you shop every day.
2. Get up to 40% cash back — plus a free $30 bonus
You’re going to shop online anyway, so why not earn rewards while doing it? Rakuten has deals with literally thousands of stores, including Sephora, Walmart and Amazon.
Install the Rakuten browser extension, and when you’re shopping on those sites, Rakuten will nab coupon codes to save you money, plus give you cash back simply for shopping. You could earn as much as 40% back on a purchase— that’s a deal you shouldn’t pass up.
But maybe you’re a fan of in-person shopping. Just add a credit card to your Rakuten account and link the app’s in-store cash-back offers to your card. Then just use your card when shopping at select stores and watch the money pile up.
And don’t miss the various bonuses you can collect. You’ll get a $30 welcome bonus when you sign up as a new member using our referral link and spend $30 within 90 days of …….