Making decisions on which credit card to use for your travel plans might not be straightforward due to different mileage earning programs for each credit card. What if there exists a way to get cashback for every amount you spent on your travel bookings done online? And that is on top of earning mileage with your bank’s credit card.
Mirror Lake, summer at Yosemite National Park
ShopBack provides this fantastic option by giving you cashback and offers. If you guys are not aware of ShopBack, it has been featured on The Straits Times, Asiaone, and so on. To summarize it in a sentence, it is basically cashback on your purchases, be it a percentage or fixed amount, depending on merchants. This scheme is hugely popular in the US and UK where people make the most out of their purchases. ShopBack takes a commission out of your purchase from the merchant and gives it partially back to you, totally a win-win situation. People are usually skeptical (more prominent in Asia) or purely lazy sometimes , but this is totally legit and I don’t see why people should not be utilizing ShopBack to maximize your spending. It is free $$$! Cashing out is straightforward, select for it to go into your Paypal account or bank account.
A while back, I wrote about how I singlehandedly hacked my way (still hacking) to my one-way ticket to New York City on Singapore Airlines via credit card promotions, that is certainly not a one day effort. I want my fellow travelers to benefit from each dollar spent because I know saving up for travels is never easy. You can deny yourself the chances to travel by not saving up but don’t deny yourself the chances to know about travel deals if you do save up. Sometimes, people are just lazy to think about how to do it or are simply unaware of such schemes. In this case, education and awareness kick in to allow people to know what is going on, which is why this blog exists.
A little effort everyday reap the rewards later. Take the current promotion with Agoda for example, you get SGD 15 back for every hotel booking you make, a minimum of SGD 50 is required. In this case, it is a hefty 30% off! It is almost a “Stay 3 Get 1 Free” promotion. I know Agoda prices are not the cheapest of the lot, but I am sure the cashback will certainly make up for it.
Another awesome deal I found on GroupOn is the current upsize promotion where you get 8% cashback for local deals and getaway, 7% for goods. Imagine that Batam deal at Montigo Resorts getting even better when you purchase on GroupOn through ShopBack!
Here is a preview of the ongoing promotions for their travel category.
We see some pretty big names here, don’t we? 1% cashback on Emirates and Qatar with no conditions attached. Why not? Certainly better than nothing.
Here an introductory video on how to earn cashback with ShopBack.