Many of you already know about reaping the rewards of frequent flyer/ stay/ rental programs. But how about squeezing out just a little bit more? This time, squeezing out some cold, hard cash or (ca$h) as I like to call it?
While it may not be a lot, but things like $4 for every airline ticket purchased, or 1% money back on Marriott stays does add up! You know the frequent flyer miles add up- you’re glowing with joy, because you earned a free 100 Priority Club points or 500 Delta miles. Why not allow the same thing with cash?
I’ve posted a banner on the top right side of this blog about a program called Mr. Rebates. You basically click through the page and you have a list of popular merchants that earn you cash back on every purchase/ticket/stay/rental. The site actually links you with the original web page you would book on anyway and awards you money for the purchase, because they earn commission themselves. Upon joining and completing one transaction with any merchant, you also earn a $5.00 welcome bonus.
Here are some of the cash back percentages on merchants I buy from, just by being a member (free to join) of Mr. Rebates. There are 100′s more in addition to:
- eBay- I get 3% cash back on all eBay purchases
- Orbitz- $4.00 for every ticket I purchase, so I often split into one way segments to earn more cash back
- Holiday Inn- (along with other members of Priority Club brand hotels)- 5% cash back on all stays. I really see the cash back pouring in after a longer vacation!
- Marriott hotels- 1% cash back. Used to be 2%, but it changes from time to time
- AVIS car rentals- 3% cash back
Dont’ worry! The links on Mr. Rebates will take you to the direct company sites (Avis.com, Orbitz.com, Marriott.com…), so you earn the cash back in addition to your points and miles. In the end, your flight/stay becomes that much more valuable. Of course, there are hundreds of non-travel partners that I did not list since I’m trying to make this post travel related.
All you have to do to join for free is visit Mr. Rebates or click the banner on the top/right of the blog page menu. They pay your cash back earnings via check or PayPal at the end of each month, whichever you prefer to receive. I prefer PayPal since I get my money the next day. I’ve received over $200 dollars since joining in 2008 and I don’t even shop that much! If you have any questions about this amazing program, you can post a comment about this post, or the most popular way people have gotten in touch with me, Kinglobjaw.com/contact.
Have a nice clicK life,