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?
If you visit a rewards site like Ebates, do you have to buy something in order to earn points or other compensation?
Do affiliate rewards sites charge a fee to join?
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?
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 CompareRewards.com, 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?
Do you have to spend money to take advantage of shopping rewards?
In 2011, Ebates acquired another major rewards site. What was it?
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?
What's the name of Britain's No. 1 cash back rewards site?
Ebates is one of the most popular and recognizable rewards sites on the internet. When was Ebates first launched?
They call them rebates and incentives, but what are "rewards" programs actually rewarding?
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?