2. Use a cash-back shopping site
Sites like Rakuten (aka Ebates), TopCashBack and Ibotta get a finder’s fee when they send shoppers to any of thousands of retailers with links on their portal. They split those fees with consumers, resulting in rebates to shoppers from 1% to 30% on what they spend. These sites also offer discount codes.
Here’s how it works: On a cash-back website, type in the name of a retailer and click through to their site (sign-up is required). You’ll typically need to accumulate a minimum amount of rebates ($25, say) before cashing them in.
After finding the best price and accessing it through a cash-back site, savvy consumers can add yet another layer of savings if they …