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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
I’ve noticed recently that there is an ongoing addiction in my home. It started slowly at first, but then it seemed to grow and spread to other members of the family.
We are addicted to magazines, and can’t get enough of them!
Are you like us? Do you open your mailbox and proceed to do a little happy-dance when you see the shiny new copy of REAL SIMPLE or Women’s Day?
Do you love the feel of the glossy cover in your hands and the scent of the freshly printed pages as you casually flip through?
I love them, and in my home, I’m not the only one. My husband gets about four different motorcycle magazines and devours each and every one, cover to cover. My son loves his Zoobooks.
Metal Floss is one of my absolute favorites, and I am needing to restart our subscription. Then I remembered that when I purchase my magazine subscriptions through KickItBack, I can earn cash back!
I chose to hunt for my magazines through Magazines.com, although KickItBack has a few retailers that also have great magazine selections. Magazines.com offers 17.5% cash back, which was the most cash back I could find for magazines, so that helped sell me!
I also found a handy offer for $5 off at Magazines.com that’s valid until September 30th on select titles. Just enter the code 5OFF at checkout to save on your purchase.
Here are some good deals they have going on right now for new subscriptions:
Field & Stream
Do you know of any hunters or fishermen? Maybe you consider yourself quite the angler? At Magazines.com, you can scoop up a 12-month subscription of Field & Stream for only $4.95 if you apply the $5 off discount code 5OFF.
National Geographic Kids
Featuring stories on everything from science and technology to animals and even Super Mario, there’s sure to be something in National Geographic Kids that your little ones will love. After applying the $5 off code, I can order 10 issues for $14.95.
Better Homes & Gardens
I couldn’t skip the chance to snag 12 issues of some great home-themed eye-candy* for only $9.97 with the 5OFF code. Please tell me they have some great shots of homemade front door wreaths, mason jar decorating ideas and a fall bulb planting guide for me. I’m such a sucker for those!
Remember to log in to your KickItBack account to earn these great cash-back rewards. Also, follow us on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates on the hottest deals online!
*Of course our favorite place for online eye-candy is none other than the amazing virtual pinboard, Pinterest. Are you a pinner? Be sure to follow us on Pinterest to see all our favorite bargains and wish-list items!
August 30, 2012
So you’ve been waiting months for that new device. When it finally comes out, you rush to the store to pick it up. Or maybe you’re already there because you’ve been camping out for the last week or so (nothing wrong with that, right?). There’s nothing better than tearing apart that crisp new packaging that some poor designer probably spent months perfecting, only to see it discarded in favor of the true prize: Your new toy.
A few blissful weeks pass, and your new device hasn’t left your side. Heck, you’d shower with the thing if it were waterproof! You’ve personalized your toy and have it working just the way you’d like; for better or worse, your entire routine is now based around it.
Then, it happens: The device slips out of your hand and shatters on the unforgiving pavement, or worse…in the toilet.
It’s okay, you think frantically. This can be fixed! You know a guy who knows a guy who can fix shattered smartphone screens, or you can MacGuyver the water out of your device using only rice, a Zip Lock bag, a gum wrapper, and a rubber band — you’ve seen it done!
Alas, the device is never the same. What once worked flawlessly now carries with it a few, let’s call them quirks. The touchscreen doesn’t respond like it used to, or it automatically sends copies of every text message you send and receive to your mother. Uh-oh…
Of course, you could have saved yourself the hassle and worry that comes along with breaking and trying to fix your favorite new toy; you could have just purchased a BuyShield warranty and ensured coverage of your device in case of an accident!
Let’s take a look at BuyShield warranties, as well as some of the great new changes to their service and website!
Forget for a minute all those devices you’ve dropped in the toilet. Take into consideration that about 1 in 5 products you buy will fail within three years. Those odds aren’t very reassuring considering just how expensive they can be. Having to replace a device can put an even bigger dent in the ol’ wallet.
A BuyShield warranty can eliminate the frustration and additional cost you’ll find when replacing your broken device. Cover your smartphones, mp3 players, TVs, computers, laptops, tablets, cameras, gaming consoles, watches, tools and appliances at surprisingly low costs.
It may not seem like you’re saving money up front, especially considering you have to pay extra for the coverage. But later on down the road when that device fails (or your shaky hands fail you, which ever comes first), you won’t be paying the full price to replace it. $20 now can save you $200 later!
Recently, BuyShield added a widget to their page. This is probably the most useful feature you’ll find in determining whether an extended warranty is for you or not. You’ll notice it up in the top right-hand corner of the screen. This widget gives you a quote quickly and easily.
Simply choose the general category from the first drop-down menu; a second drop-down menu will pop up allowing you to choose the exact item you’re looking to cover. Select the condition of the item, whether it’s New or Used/Refurbished, and then enter the price you paid.
When you click the Get a Quote button, your quote will appear instantly. From there, you can choose to either save the quote or view the warranty details. You can also view the price ranges or start over from scratch.
Drops and Spills
Drops and Spills coverage protects you from accidental damage and handling. Go forth at ease knowing you’re covered whether you spill something on your device or drop it. There are some exceptions, including theft, loss, or reckless and/or willful damage stemming from using the item in a manner it was clearly not intended for. Also, pre-existing conditions and cosmetic damages are not covered.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, BuyShield recently adjusted their pricing. Extended warranties through BuyShield were already low, but now they’re even lower, giving you more freedom to buy the coverage you want!
Extended plans range from 1 to 4 years, and the terms are convenient and flexible. Fit your exact needs easily and at an affordable price. With rapidly changing technologies, you may not want to cover your smartphone for 3 years, however, that new gaming device may fit perfectly with a plan that covers your for 4 years!
BuyShield warranties cover purchases made from all major retailers. Shop at Amazon.com, Buy.com, Best Buy, eBay, NewEgg, WalMart and more, knowing full-well that you can cover your purchase for years to come.
With better prices, better coverage, and hassle-free claims, buying an extended warranty from BuyShield is a no-brainer. It’s hard to pass up on a sure thing!
November 8, 2011