ShopBack – Get Something Back when you Shop
ShopBack allows you to earn back a percentage of what you spend on online shopping websites.
With the launch of several online shopping websites; shopping online has become more accessible to everyone. As long as you have a reliable internet connection and a means to pay for your purchases (e.g. COD, through convienience stores, credit cards or paypal to name a few); you can easily buy items and have it delivered to your home without leaving your seat.
I used to be an addict to Group Buying sites but that addiction has died down. Now, I’m slowly getting pulled into the world of online shopping as it is really convenient. Also hard to resist would be the perks of getting vouchers to add discounts to your purchases which would amount to lesser cost as compared to buying in retail stores.
Another perk that adds to this online shopping temptation would be ShopBack. ShopBack allows you to earn back a percentage of what you spend on online shopping websites. To put it in an analogy, think of it as a commission for what you bought instead that YOU get the commission and not the seller.
An item bought for PHP 1000 with a 10% ShopBack would earn you back PHP 100.
How does ShopBack Work?
First, you need to create your ShopBack account (and you can create one by clicking this link). You can now start browsing for available sites once your account has been created.
Please note that cookies on your browser should be enabled for ShopBack to work.
Click on a website where you want to earn a shopback. For example; I picked Lazada.
There’s several information that you should take note on this page.
- Up to 8.0% CashBack – this means that this is the maximum CashBack that you can earn. Some shops offer different values based on category so take note of this.
- CashBack Tracked Within – the time it takes for the cashback to reflect in your account after a successful purchase
- Cashback Redeemable After – once a cashback shows up in your account, it will stay in “pending” status for 75 days (in Lazada’s example). After 75 days, it will switch to “redeemable” which will allow you to cash out.
Also on that page, do scroll down to see coupons that you can use to further reduce the prices of what you are going to buy.
So are you ready to shop? Then click on the “Shop Now” button and you will be redirected to the website (e.g Lazada).
Important – Do not open a new page or close the current page once you have clicked the link. This is to ensure that the transaction you are about to do is tracked properly in ShopBack.
Just do your usual shopping activities such as selecting an item, add to cart and pay. After paying, just wait for the “CashBack Tracked within” time to see it on your account.
For my first transaction; I earned 8% cashback from Lazada. The sad thing is I would have to wait for nearly three months before I can cash out the amount. Oh well, as long as I earned something for changing absolutely nothing on my shopping activities.
So what are you waiting for?
Till next time,
PS: Some questions that I had which was answered.
Why is the “CashBack Reedemable After” too long?
This is to ensure that the transaction is valid and can no longer be reversed. This is usually dictated from the website as the last day where you can no longer exchange / refund your item. This is a safety precaution to prevent those that claims CashBack then goes for a refund.
Does the CashBack expire?
No they don’t.
I made a purchase but my CashBack didn’t reflect? Why?
You can submit a missing CashBack form and make sure you still have the order confirmation email. They can track your activity as long as you clicked their link.
How else can I earn?
Sign-up through my link and earn on your first purchase which will show up as Bonus Points.
Also, complete your profile to earn Shop Perks (PHP 100).
More questions? Just leave a comment.