Do you have a loyalty card for most of your favorite stores?
Do you have brand name loyalty?
Do you like to shop both online and offline for bargains and savings?
Then signing up on SavingStar may be a way for you to get some much anticipated cash back and freebies.
What Exactly is SavingStar?
Since launching in 2011, SavingStar is both a website and an app where you can shop and earn cash back, which gets deposited into your SavingStar account. Once you reach $5, you may transfer the money to your bank account, your PayPal or your favorite charity.
The really great news is that the app works for both the Android and the iPhone.
How Does SavingStar Work in Brick & Mortar Stores?
Every week there is a Healthy Offer and a Freebie offered for grocery shopping or drug store purchases. For a list of participating grocery or drug stores, you may click here.
You simply go to the website or pull up the app on your cell phone, and select the offer by clicking the I Want This button. You can link your loyalty card for that particular store right into your account and save that way or if you don’t have a loyalty card just save the receipt. Then using your phone, you would take a picture of the receipt.
Discounts are posted to your account 2 to 22 days later, and when they do post, you will be notified by email.
How Does SavingStar Work For Online Stores?
Find the store’s link in the app or website and click the Shop Now button. Savings will post within 10 days to your SavingStar account unless it is a travel-related purchase, then it could take longer. You can actually double your cash back every time you shop at places like Groupon, Travelocity, Land’s End or Proflowers.
Doesn’t SavingStar Offer an American Express Card?
Yes, there is a SavingStar American Express Card offered. Should you qualify, your earnings and cash back can accelerate with 10% cash back on groceries, 5% cash back on online purchases, and 1% on all other purchases.
How Does SavingStar Help Businesses?
Stores are always looking for ways to acquire new customers and keep their current customers. By partnering with SavingStar this helps the stores do both as well as build brand loyalty by offering rewards and cash back.
How Does SavingStar Pay and When is Payday?
Again, SavingStar pays out once you reach $5. You may go into your account and transfer the money to your bank account, PayPal or favorite charity. You may also request a gift card in lieu of the money.
There is also an affiliate program. Another great way for you to make money is by signing up your friends and family!
What Do I Think of SavingStar?
What Do Others Think of SavingStar?
SavingStar has received good press. As for individuals? They have a good following on Facebook with an occasional complaint about an item not being offered or sold in a particular store. That’s true for most stores as they cannot carry all items and must only stock those items, which sell to a store’s demographics.
How Can I Download SavingStar and Get Started?
You can go to their website and decide between signing up on your laptop or Android or even your iOS device. You will also need a verifiable email account. It’s very simple.
So get out there and shop ‘til you drop or at least until you can cash out at $5.