General info about online shopping cashback
What are cashback portals?
Cashback portals are websites that will give you back a percentage of your online purchase if you click on their link to get to the store that you’re shopping at.
Why would they give me cashback on my online purchases?
Because they make money by referring you to shop and share some with you so that you should want to be referred by them. Some may actually share all of it and make a profit by running ads on their website and other means.
Can I earn cashback from in-store shopping?
Some portals offer cashback for shopping in-store at certain chain stores. For Example, Rakuten has an offer for in-store shopping at H&M and many other stores). This works by having you give them your card info (linking a card) and they then automatically issue cashback when a qualifying purchase is detected on your card. Your card info will be kept secure and will only be used to calculate your cashback.
Will it cost me anything to be a member of a cashback portal?
No, all the portals listed on yourgelt.com are free of any fees.
Will I need a smartphone?
No, all the portals listed on yourgelt.com can be accessed on a regular desktop browser.
How much will I get back?
It varies from portal to portal, store to store, and by product categories. For example, one portal may offer 10% back if you buy clothing at macys.com, and 1% for electronics on walmart.com, while another portal may have a different offer for those stores/categories.
Can I earn cashback even if I return what I bought?
Usually, when you return or cancel an order, the cashback is deducted from your balance. That is in fact the very reason they won’t pay you right away (you usually wait anywhere from 6 weeks to 3 months until they actually pay you)
How do I start?
First, click through an offer link on the cashback welcome bonus page. Follow the prompts to sign up and create an account. You may sign up for as many as you like because they’re all separate companies and may offer different rates at the same time. Some portals offer a welcome bonus if you meet certain requirements. Some may require you to make a cashback earning purchase through their store links for a specific amount regardless of the exact amount of cashback earned. Another may require you to earn a specific amount of cashback through their store links regardless of how big the purchase is. The welcome bonus for each portal is specified by the landing page of each portal’s welcome bonus link.
What if I made a purchase and I don’t see any pending cashback in my account?
Most portals have a way to open a support ticket so their customer service can look into such an issue, but the ability to open a claim may be determined by the store you shopped at itself. Although most stores do accommodate missing cashback claims, some may not. As an example, on some portals, you can earn cashback on purchases of Amazon devices (e.g. Echo dots) when purchased through their amazon.com link, but Amazon does not allow for missing cashback claims in the event that the cashback you expected to earn doesn’t post to your cashback portal account.