The Easiest Way to Save When Shopping Online - Engineer Mommy /* ]]> */
Jul 272016

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me for Giving Assistant. All opinions are mine alone. I love easy-to-use websites that help me save money!

I know I can’t be the only one who finds promo codes incredibly inconvenient and cumbersome! First, they can be really hard to find. Second, even if you find one advertised online, the codes sometimes don’t work at all. That’s why I don’t bother with promo codes when shopping online. My secret to always having my dollar stretch farther? I use the cash back program at Giving Assistant!
Nowadays, I find myself shopping online every week. Doesn’t everyone shop online regularly? From jewelry to electronics to furniture and more, the convenience of shopping online cannot be beat. Rather than taking both kids to a crowded store and dealing with traffic, parking, and toddler tantrums, I can simply log on from the comfort of my couch and purchase (almost) anything with the click of a button. As a busy mom of two, that’s something I really appreciate!
However, if you enjoy shopping as much as I do, and especially if you enjoy saving money as much as I do, you’ll want to check out Giving Assistant. It’s simply a cash back website that offers the highest cash back rates for online stores!

Working on a home improvement project? Order from Lowe’s online and enjoy 4% cash back through Giving Assistant! Love affordable designer merchandise? Order from Gilt and enjoy a whopping 8% cash back. Planning a fun summer vacation? Order from Priceline and enjoy 7% cash back. You can quikcly see how online shopping via Giving Assistant can really add up into significant savings that eventually go back into your pocket. P.S. Did you know that you can even combine cash back with coupons? That means even more savings – I love that!

These aren’t the only stores available. In fact, there are over 1,700 stores in their database that offer cash back rewards. From beauty, home goods, food to tech, there are stores for everything you may want! Here are some reasons why I really love Giving Assistant:

  • 100% of the affiliate commission goes to the user
  • membership is completely free
  • cash back is generous (average of 5%)
  • payment is made quickly to a secure debit card
  • minimum payout is just $5.01- super low!
  • helpful customer service ensures that you’re always satisfied
  • website is user-friendly

In fact, the website is so easy to use, I’ll show you exactly how you can start earning your own cash back today. The first step is to head over to their homepage and create your free account with either a Facebook account or an email address.
Next, search for the store you’d like to shop at using the search bar at the top of the homepage. Let’s say you want to shop at Macy’s. Click on the red “Earn Now” button on the top right of the screen to be taken to Macy’s and start earning right away.
After the purchase is made, the cash back amount will be applied to your Giving Assistant account shortly thereafter. Since Giving Assistant offers weekly payouts and a low minimum threshold, you’ll get your money in no time!

With their referral program, if you sign up using my referral link here, you’ll get $5 cash back just for signing up! Isn’t that fabulous? Another thing that I love about Giving Assistant is that they are philanthropic. Each time cash back is earned, they make a small donation to Feeding America to give one meal to those in need. Users can even donate some of their cash back directly to a charity.

Now, sign up for your free account at Giving Assistant and tell me: Have you ever used Giving Assistant? What do you like about earning cash back? How often do you shop online?

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20 Responses to “The Easiest Way to Save When Shopping Online”

  1. I love anything that makes saving money easier. I need to try out Giving Assistant. Thanks for letting us know about it!

  2. I rarely shop online. Being in Canada, its really not that worth it to us but I will have to try and see if there are any ways I can save more. It’s so convenient! I’ve used giving assistant a few times, but haven’t really gone back i SHOULD!

  3. We use these shopping sites fro out school and they have added value for sure. I really get annoyed when the shopping promos are not active or not working.

  4. I’ve never heard of Giving Assistant, but it sounds like a great concept! I almost do more buying online than in stores these days, so I will be sure to check them out!

  5. I always use the cash back program too. I know what you mean with the promo codes, I have experienced trying to use some but did not work, it ended up with frustration.

  6. I love online shopping for the ease of saving money. Thanks for some new ideas on how to save.

  7. Wow this really does seem easy enough to use to save when shopping online. Glad you shared this with us, will have to go check it out!

  8. Wow, thanks for introducing me to all of these great ways to save some money. I am always trying to save as much as I can, especially during back to school season!

  9. I have a huge online shopping problem!! This sounds like a great way to save money, I normally forget about promo codes so this is the safest option for me.

  10. This sounds like an awesome way to shop. It’s nice that they have so many participating businesses!

  11. I love to shop online. Anything that helps me save money and get exactly what I am looking for is alright in my book.

  12. I haven’t heard of giving assistant, but I’m all for saving money and making it easier! I will check it out-thanks for the heads up-always learning something new

  13. Online shopping is very convenient for me, it’s definitely one of the things that you’ll find me doing online. It’s really nice to be able to shop for the family without having to leave the house and what’s even better are the offers such as this!

  14. Giving Assistants sounds like a great website to join for awesome savings. I will have to share this with my son and sisters who shop online way more than myself. Thanks for sharing this awesome way to save.

  15. Much of my shopping is done online. I love using shopping links to earn cash back and coupon codes to save.

  16. This sounds amazing. I shop online a whole lot so I can only imagine how much money I could save.

  17. I had not heard of the Giving Assistant, but will check it out for sure. Anything to help us with a more positive shopping experience. I am not a fan of going out shopping, so this will be more convenient for me 🙂

  18. I am always hunting down a promo code so I can get a discount. Where has giving assistant been all of my life.

    I’m off to check it out before I hit purchase on this dress.

  19. 5% is a very generous cash back amount! Most places with cash back have it under 2% Totally checking this out!

  20. Wait a day before you buy something. It’s really easy to click “confirm order”, but remember that’s real money you’re spending! Before you buy something, take a full 24 hours to see if you still like it tomorrow. This can be a great way to avoid a return and spending too much money.

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