Today’s blog post focuses on one of our favorite KickItBack features, referral rewards!
Did you know you can earn cash back for online purchases that your friends and family are making?
It’s true! You could be earning cash back while you’re washing the car, working out at the gym or even while you sleep! Multi-tasking for the WIN!
And your referral rewards won’t be just when your friends and family register for KickItBack or make their first purchase.
Nope! With KickItBack, you’ll earn cash back on each and every purchase your referred friend makes. FOREVER! How cool is that?
What to Do
We can tell you’re a smart cookie and are intrigued by the idea of earning even MORE cash back than you already are with your KickItBack shopping. Here are some quick and easy ways to start cashing in now:
1) Embrace your inner social butterfly.
Let us start off by saying we DO NOT suggest that you plaster your Facebook wall or your Twitter feed with KickItBack referral links each and every day. Please don’t. You’ll look like an obsessive-crazy person, and that really won’t be beneficial to your social life. See? We’ve got your back.
On the other (non-crazy-person) hand we do think that posting your personalized referral link on your social media hangouts is a good move. Plus, the whole copy/paste move has gotten pretty simple these days so this wouldn’t really suck up all your time.
Speaking of time-suck, have you seen our KickItBack Pinterest page? You should follow us, and we’ll follow you, and then we’ll be best-Pinterest pals and all get sucked into the beautiful, eye-candy wonderland together. Whee!
KickItBack referral links are links that are created just for you. When someone clicks on your referral URL and registers for KickItBack, they will be magically linked to your account forever! Honestly, please don’t ask us for the technological details. We’re just here to tell you about how awesome it is. We hire brilliant developers to make the whole shabang actually function.
Getting your referral link is easy-peasy. Simply log in to your KickItBack account and click on the “Refer” link at the top of the page. About halfway down the page, you’ll see your fancy, unique referral link.
Copy and paste that bad boy into your status update or tweet window and post something witty like you normally do and wait for the shopping accolades to start pouring in! Huzzah!
2) Embrace your inner Jane Austen and send a note.
Jane Austen writes, "I adore KickItBack, and you will too!"
Jane Austen loved letter writing. We’re pretty sure that if she had KickItBack (and email) in her day, she would have written to her sister Cassandra, about those cash-back rewards faster than you could jump to conclusions about the handsome proprietor of Pemberley!
Lucky for you, there’s no need to worry about the slow-poke mail service in ye olden times to tell your pals about the cash-back wonders of KickItBack.
Under the “Refer” tab, you can enter a friend’s email address and have KickItBack send them a customized invite-email to join you in your online shopping choices. Again, when your pals sign up through this custom email invite, they will be linked to your account and you will receive cash back on each purchase they make with KickItBack.
3) Yeah, but how much cash back?
Each retailer gives out a different amount to our faithful and wise KickItBack members. But when your friends sign up through one of your referral links or a referral email, you’ll earn .05% cash back on each purchase they make.
That may not sound too dramatic right off the bat, but you have to remember that you’ll get this little tidbit of cash-back goodness each and every time they use KickItBack for their purchases, all while you are blissfully off doing something else like drinking a smoothie or enjoying a road trip. It could happen!
And you can invite as many people to join our little KickItBack party as you’d like! There’s no limit to how many referrals you make or how many referral rewards you can earn.
Start today by logging into KickItBack and grabbing your referral link or sending out an email. It’s super-easy, you can earn cash back on shopping you never had to do, and your pals will get to earn cash back for their purchases too!
And don’t forget to tell them to earn extra cash back by referring their friends!
Happy Shopping (and referring)!
Remember to log in to your KickItBack account to start referring your friends today! Also, follow us on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates on the hottest deals of the fall!
September 13, 2012
KickItBack recently launched a new feature: Products — a search tool that allows you to search for general product types or specific items, and compare the savings, offers and cash-back rewards from multiple retailers. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at the Products tool, how to use it, and its many benefits.
You know what you want. You know how to find it. But it’s such a pain to find the absolute best offer on that specific item. You can open up multiple tabs and perform endless Google searches in your quest for the lowest price or best cash-back reward, but that can take up a huge portion of your day and can oftentimes leave you right back where you started.
Comparison shopping is the basis for the new Products search feature at KickItBack. It allows you to search for general product types like “digital camera” or “running shoes,“ or specific items like “Canon Powershot” or “Reebok ZigFly.“ Your search return will give you every retailer that carries the item you’re looking for, and lists the price, retailer and their associated cash-back reward.
You can search using a Keyword or Exact Match to tailor your returns.
When I searched for “Converse,” KickItBack found 400 pages worth of retailers that carry Converse shoes and clothing, from Macy’s and FootLocker to Buy.com and Bloomingdale’s. The prices and cash-back rewards varied, and I was able to find the exact pair I wanted for $35 with 1.5% cash back!
How To Use Products
Using the Products search feature is as simple as any search function on KickItBack or any other Web site. All you have to do is type the item you’re looking for into the Search Box, choose the Keyword or Exact Match option, and hit the Search button.
Your search return will provide you with a picture of the item, a description and the price. Underneath each listing, you’ll find the retailer and their cash-back reward. Click on the item listing and continue shopping as normal.
Sometimes it’s nice to just window shop, to just browse the Internet shopping for anything that catches your eye. But when you know exactly what you want, it can be pretty overwhelming to find the best deal on the entire Internet!
The Products search allows you to narrow your search as much as you want so that you can easily browse through the retailers that carry exactly what you’re looking for.
Products search makes it easier to:
- Narrow your search to show only the retailers that carry the item you’re looking for
- Compare prices, offers, discounts and cash-back rewards from numerous retailers
- Save time and money with your online shopping
Head over the KickItBack to try out the Products search tool for yourself, and make sure to leave any Feedback you may have by clicking the bubble at the bottom right corner of the page!
Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow our Twitter feed for daily updates and great last-minute deals!
August 18, 2011
A couple of weeks ago, we took an in-depth look at one of KickItBack’s many features, Your Favorite Retailers. Today, we’ll explore another great way to earn cash back through KickItBack: the KickItBack referrals program.
Earning cash-back rewards is easy when you shop with KickItBack, but it’s even easier when you refer friends and family! Every time someone you referred shops online with KickItBack, you can earn a 0.5% payout based on the total purchase minus shipping, taxes and fees!
That 0.5% really starts to add up when you refer more and more people. And that’s the beauty of it all: There is no limit to the number of referrals you can give out!
Let’s take a look at the three easy ways to refer others:
Your Referral Link
Post your referral link directly to your Facebook wall and/or Twitter feed. When other people click on it and sign up for a KickItBack account, you will be given credit for the referral.
You must be logged in to access your referral link. This is the first step in earning cash back on your referrals’ purchases!
Send an Email
Send your friends and family a referral email from the KickItBack site. The recipients will find a link within the email that will take them directly to the signup page where they can create an account.
Create a Custom Link
Your custom link includes your referral ID. This link can be included in emails, on your blog, Web site, Facebook, Twitter or virtually any other form of electronic communication. Every time they click and sign up, you earn!
Remember, they have to sign up for a KickItBack account in order for you to earn cash-back rewards on their purchases.
With that in mind, give your referrals a quick description of the many benefits KickItBack offers! Direct them to our How It Works page to answer any questions they might have.
You can also have them check out the KickItBack Facebook page or our Twitter feed for daily updates on hot offers.
August 16, 2011