Online Shopping Tips


If you are one of the estimated 13.7% of people who shop online, this article is for you. Ecommerce is a rapidly growing industry which offers people the opportunity to shop from the comfort of their own home at whatever hour best suits their schedule. Retailers know this and are using monetary incentives to direct people to their websites and encourage purchases. If you already shop online and the purchases you are making are within your budget, consider looking at these websites to learn more about the comparison pricing and money back incentives they offer.

Rakuten (formerly Ebates)

Rakuten, formerly Ebates, is paid commissions by stores for sending shoppers to their websites. Rakuten will split that commission with you in the form of “Cash Back”. They also show sales that are going on for different retailers. Every quarter (i.e., every three months), Rakuten will send you either a check or will transfer your reward money to your PayPal account.


Honey is a free browser extension that is available on Chrome. It offers several helpful options. First, it searches for online coupon codes and automatically applies the best one to your purchase, saving you time and money. Second, it will track price changes for you for a given time frame (e.g., 30 days) and alert you if the price drops. Third, it offers “Honey Gold” for purchases made with certain retailers. These reward points can be exchanged for online gift cards, with a minimum amount of $10. One hundred Honey Gold points equals $1.00. The amount of points depends on the amount you spend and the percentage the website is willing to offer.

Retail Me Not

This website began as a coupon code finder for both in-store and online shopping. It is now accessible through their website and an app that can be accessed on your smart phone. In addition to finding coupon codes for shopping, the website also offers “Cash Back” incentives for shopping at retailers they have relationships with. They now also offer savings on prescriptions. You can enter your medication name, dosage, and location, and their website “RXSaver” will find the best prices in your area.

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