Rewards Programs


Bargain Hunting

Most of us are happy to save a few bucks whenever we shop, but for others, bargain hunting is a sport requiring great skill and constant vigilance. Online shopping online has opened up a new world for the obsessive deal hunter and the ordinary shopper alike. There's a huge assortment of Web sites devoted to helping you find the lowest prices and best offers from online retailers. In this guide you'll find our favorites.

Comparison Shopping

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Coupon codes and rebates

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Rewards Programs

You've probably been earning cash back, airline miles, or other rewards through your credit cards for years. Many Web sites offer similar rewards programs as long as you visit them on your way to making purchases. We've compiled some of the best (and most lucrative) here.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Shopping "portals" offer rebates or rewards whenever you shop with their partner retailers. In general, you must first become a member of the shopping portal Web site (membership is usually free), and click through its link to get to the store at which you want to shop. As a result, you'll earn a reward for your purchase. Sometimes the reward is a percentage of your purchase amount, and other times it's points that can be redeemed for merchandise or services.
  • Many of the "partner retailers" are the same for each shopping portal, so choose which portal to use based on what type of rewards you want. You'll accumulate more rebates and rewards at a retailer if you choose just one or two portals to use regularly.

Dulcinea's Picks

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Online Discount Stores

Similar to closeout or outlet brick-and-mortar stores, there are online retailers that specialize ... read more »

One-Day Deals and Limited Times Sales

Some deals are just so hot that they sell out before the end of the day. As a result, many ... read more »

Free Samples

Similar to the free food samples at your local supermarket, many companies give away free samples ... read more »

Sales and Coupons

Although many people enjoy browsing online stores, others prefer to actually feel and see the ... read more »

Discount Shopping Blogs

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