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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
We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this has to be brought to your attention: Black Friday is almost here. Now, we’re aware that this is no surprise to you, but we’re also aware that you’ve more than likely buried this information deep in the recesses of your mind. Truth be told, ignoring it won’t make it go away.
If only there was a way to avoid the crowds swarming brick and mortar stores (AKA temporary death traps), and finish your holiday shopping without the stress and possibility of being trampled by angry masses charging forward for that new gaming console or HDTV. Hmmm, if only…
OH WAIT! There is a way: Avoid the crowds entirely by shopping online! (Hey, they don’t call us experts for nothin’!)
“But what about the deeeeals,” you may be asking. Let’s just say that with the growth and advancement that online shopping has seen over the years, retailers are taking their deals to the Internet; in fact, in most cases, you’ll find better deals online than you will in the actual store. Of course, shopping with KickItBack will help you earn some of your cash back.
In any case, it’s a good thing to be prepared. So to kick off the holiday shopping season, we’re going to present you with some tips for shopping online this Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Make a List
This may go without saying, but you need to have a plan set in place before you head to the computer to start your shopping. Think of it like this: When you go to the grocery store hungry, all you end up with is a pantry full of Cheez-Its, sugary cereals, Mac ‘N’ Cheese, and Oreo cookies. But if you go shopping on a full stomach, your grocery store loot will be far more appealing to yourself and those you live with.
Know who you’re shopping for. Make a list of those you want to buy gifts for, and set a budget for each person on the list. If you start early enough, it’s easier to gradually think of the best gift for each person. The closer we get to the deadline, the more hurried your decisions will be.
Research, Research, Research
You’ve made your list and checked it twice. Now it’s time to check those names off, but you don’t want to break the bank in doing so. There’s only one thing you can do: Research. Use the Internet to your advantage to find those items on your list at the absolute lowest price possible.
But the Internet is a big, intimidating place, right? Where do you even start? Well, Google is a good start. But you could also head to KickItBack to make use of our superawesomeamazinglyincredible Products Search tool! Simply enter the item you’re looking for and click the Search button. You’ll get a list of results that includes every retailer that sells that particular item. In addition, you’ll see the price of the item, and the cash-back reward offered by each retailer. Couldn’t be easier!
Sign Up for Company Newsletters
Another great way to stay in the loop is to sign up to receive newsletters and other email announcements from your favorite retailers. During this time, newsletters are an incredibly useful tool; they’ll alert you to their newest and best deals and offers.
It’s also a great idea to “like” their Facebook pages and to follow their Twitter feeds. Heck, if they’re on Google +, head over and add them to your circle too!
If you haven’t already, sign up for the KickItBack email. We send several out every week alerting you to the best deals we see coming across our desk (well, computer screen…)! Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on all the latest and greatest deals!
One of the most underrated ways to save money during the holiday shopping season is free shipping. A lot of retailers offer free shipping when you spend a certain amount of money. It may make sense for you to consolidate your lists as much as possible to accommodate those requirements. Some retailers even offer free shipping with no minimum purchase required. Our advice: Find those retailers, and never let them go!
Take advantage of free shipping options like the ones offered by WalMart. They’ve got Site to Store or FedEx Office, Home Free, and Pick Up Today. Read more about WalMart free shipping options from the blog we posted last month.
The best way to avoid the crowds is to start your shopping early, and gradually complete your shopping over the next few weeks. You’ll thank yourself later!
Keep an eye on our blog over the next couple of weeks, there’s much more to come! We’ll have Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, holiday travel specials, and more! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the hottest new deals during the holiday season!
November 12, 2011
A couple of months back, we introduced Your Favorite Retailers, a feature that allows you to choose your favorite KickItBack retailers, and easily find deals and offers without having to sort through hundreds of other stores.
You probably thought to yourself, “There’s no way this feature could get any better!” Well folks, you were wrong!
We’ve tailored your Coupons page to fit your interests. Now you can easily view current coupons and promo codes offered by only your favorite retailers! This cuts down on the time you spend sifting through pages upon pages of coupons from retailers that may not interest you.
It’s extremely easy to use, especially if you’ve already chosen Your Favorite Retailers. Simply log in to your KickItBack account, and click on the Coupons link at the top of the page. Listed on the page will be your favorites, and three coupons from each retailer. Underneath each listing, you’ll find a link that will allow you to see all of the coupons available from each particular retailer.
You can also filter the coupons by Most Popular, Newest and by Expiration Date.
If you haven’t chosen Your Favorite Retailers yet, follow these easy steps:
- Log in to your KickItBack account (or create an account if you haven’t already)
- Click on the Retailers link at the top of the page
- Browse through our list of retailers
- Select the Star next to your favorite online retailers
All you’ve got to do now is click on the Coupons link at the top of the page and browse through your personalized list of coupons and promo codes!
Now just because you’ve selected Your Favorite Retailers doesn’t mean you can’t view coupon codes offered by other stores. In the top right corner of the Retailers page, you’ll see the option to view All or Favorites. Click on the All link to view every coupon and promo code available.
The new Coupons page is the latest KickItBack feature that will save you time and money! Keep up with future improvements and new features, as well as daily updates and hot deals by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.
September 13, 2011