Sign Me Up! Earn Rewards Shopping Online Quiz
by Staff
In this economy, every penny counts. To attract your business, online sites are offering some enticing perks. From cash back rebates when you plan your visit utilizing a rewards site, to gift cards when you meet a specific purchasing plateau with your favorite online merchant, let's see how much you know about making the most of shopping rewards.

Is the cheapest advertised online price for an item the most important indicator of a good deal?

  • No. It's only part of the equation.
  • Yes, price is everything.
  • Usually, but not always.

Ebates is a major rewards site offering cash back to members. What are its preferred payment options?

  • a check
  • Paypal
  • either

If you visit a rewards site like Ebates, do you have to buy something in order to earn points or other compensation?

  • usually
  • no
  • yes

Do affiliate rewards sites charge a fee to join?

  • yes
  • sometimes
  • no

Why is the small print important when evaluating rewards?

  • Most sites are trying to cheat you.
  • Many rewards have rules and some exclusions.
  • The details may include additional ways to save.

When a Web site offers free shipping, does that mean handling is free too?

  • yes
  • not necessarily
  • no

What's the best rewards program?

  • The one that offers the best compensation.
  • The one that works best for you.
  • No rewards program is worth the effort of participating.

In a 2011 survey conducted by, what three affiliate rewards sites took the top honors for offering the best cash back rates?

  • FreeRide, Ebates and GreenPoints
  • Extrabux, Mr. Rebates and ShopAtHome
  • MyPoints, MyLuckyRewards and Extrabux

Can coupons be combined with cash back rebates?

  • yes
  • sometimes
  • no

Do you have to spend money to take advantage of shopping rewards?

  • yes
  • no
  • usually

In 2011, Ebates acquired another major rewards site. What was it?

  • Mr. Rebates
  • FatWallet
  • Lootzi

Is it easy to compare rewards programs?

  • It's very easy.
  • It can be a challenge.
  • It's almost impossible to compare sites.

Do rebates sites offer more than just links to popular online retailers?

  • They're strictly linking sites.
  • Yes, they sometimes offer prizes, too.
  • Yes, they also offer warranties and insurance.

Loyalty sites like Swagbucks are becoming more and more popular. About how many members does Swagbucks have?

  • 1 million
  • 4 million
  • 10 million

What's the name of Britain's No. 1 cash back rewards site?

  • BritRewards
  • TopCashBack
  • TopMerchantRewards

Ebates is one of the most popular and recognizable rewards sites on the internet. When was Ebates first launched?

  • 2007
  • 2005
  • 1998

They call them rebates and incentives, but what are "rewards" programs actually rewarding?

  • shopping savvy
  • loyalty
  • attention to detail

Before you hit the send button for that online purchase, what important Web site page should you peruse?

  • customer service page
  • return policy page
  • delivery schedule page

What's one effective way to earn extra points for online purchases?

  • Take advantage of seasonal promotions.
  • Group your purchases.
  • Both of the above are correct.

Is it possible to put together extreme rewards?

  • yes
  • sometimes
  • no