The 7 Best Cashback Sites to Save Money When Shopping

Anya Zhukova Updated 25-02-2019

If you regularly shop online, chances are you’re familiar with cashback rewards and other crucial terms every online shopper should know.


Using cashback websites is one of the easiest ways to get more out of your buying experiences. They help you “earn back” the money you spend so you can make your shopping budget stretch further. Instead of visiting a retailer’s website directly, you buy your products through a cashback site. From there, you can shop like you usually do but you have the chance to get some of your cash back in your account.

In this article, we’ve highlighted the best cashback sites that enable you to save money while shopping for anything, ranging from tech gadgets to clothing and even food.

1. ShopAtHome (Web, iOS, Android)

With over 3,000 online vendors (including retailers like Wal-Mart, Ralph Lauren and Bath & Body Works), ShopAtHome is a cashback site that can save you money on just about anything. Signing up for an account on the site is free and, once logged in, you can start hunting for online and in-store cashback deals.

Note: You must be logged into your ShopAtHome account before clicking into any of the retailers’ sites or your cashback rewards may not apply.


You can also earn cashback by accumulating points in the ShopGold Rewards section. This section of the site gives you points for taking surveys, playing games and inviting your friends to become members. 2,000 ShopGold points earns you $20 in gift cards, 4,000 earns you $40, etc. Your Gold Rewards points can be redeemed for gift cards only—no checks or PayPal deposits.

In terms of redeeming the cashback you earn from shopping (which is different than the ShopGold Rewards), you need to acquire a minimum of $20 in cashback in order to receive a rebate check from the site. Most cashback deals are based on purchase percentages and range from 1.5 to 20 percent cashback.

Download: ShopAtHome for iOS [No Longer Available] | Android (Free) [No Longer Available]

2. Coupon Cactus (Web)

Coupon Cactus site


Coupon Cactus provides cashback from over 4,000 retailers, including Target, Old Navy, Sears, and Walmart. Signing up for an account is free and the site will give you $3.00 for doing so.

This site offers a nice variety of coupons; some will get you a flat dollar amount off from your purchase through select retailers, while others are based on a percentage of your total purchase amount. Every retailer’s coupons have their own stipulations and vary in terms of the amount of cashback you’ll get.

It’s nice that the minimum redemption amount for Coupon Cactus is less than many other cashback sites—only $10.00 You can get your cashback via a check or PayPal and cashback amounts are paid to site users once every three months. Also, if you don’t quite earn $10 cashback, Coupon Cactus will let you keep what you did earn and roll it over into the next payout period.

3. Ebates (Web, iOS, Android)


Ebates is free to use and offers cashback deals for a variety of retailers including Nordstrom, Panasonic, Groupon, and Amazon. When you make your first purchase via Ebates you earn a bonus gift card for $10 (if you want to apply it to Macy’s, Wal-Mart, Target or Kohl’s) or $5 (if you go want to apply it to Ebates).

Ebates lets you earn cashback from over 1,800 retailers and, to date, have paid over $250 million to its users. Much like Coupon Cactus, Ebates sends you your cashback rewards once every three months and gives you the option of receiving your money via check or PayPal.

Like the other sites discussed here, Ebates’ retailers offer varying degrees of deals, most of which are a percentage of how much you spend on the retailers’ sites. Some rates hover around 1.5 to 2 percent, while others allow “up to” 12 percent or more. One especially nice feature about Ebates is that it features “Double Cashback” deals, where retailers are offering twice as much the cashback as they normally would.

Download: Ebates for iOS | Android (Free)


4. BeFrugal (Web)

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BeFrugal is a cashback site that works similarly to Ebates. When you shop through BeFrugal, you earn cashback at hundreds of different websites. If you install their browser extension, it’ll alert you about cashback offers while you browse.

Other ways to increase your savings here are searching for promotional codes, coupons, and deals on the site. Check the Deals section of the site for fresh limited-time offers and daily deals.

BeFrugal allows you to get paid by check, direct deposit, PayPal, and gift cards. Creating an account on the site is free and when you sign up, you also receive a $10 bonus.

5. Extrabux (Web, Chrome/Firefox)

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This site allows you to compare the prices, cashback rewards and coupon codes of items from over 2,500 merchants. Registration is free, super easy and takes all of 10 seconds (unless you have a really slow Internet connection). Signing up also earns you $5.00 automatically and gives you access to all of the site’s coupons and cashback deals.

Coupons on the site allow you to redeem a code for a set dollar amount or a percentage off on select products from retailers like Macy’s, Amazon and New Balance.

Of course, you also get cashback on your purchases—some of which even apply to coupon discounts! This is quite different from many other cashback sites, most of which allow either cashback or the use of a coupon, but rarely both. Cashback deals on Extrabux range from about 1 percent to 15 percent back on select items.

Another big appeal of using this site is its free browser extension. Other sites may require you to log into your account and search for deals within the cashback site before clicking through to the product you want to buy. Extrabux lets you log into your account via the browser extension and then tracks your cashback as you search the web, even if you go directly to retailers’ sites.

A $10 minimum is required to receive your cashback via Alipay, PayPal or check and, like many of the other sites on this list, Extrabux rewards you when you refer friends to the site.

Download: Extrabux for Chrome/Firefox (Free) [No Longer Available]

6. Swagbucks (Web, iOS, Android)

Swagbucks has a unique cashback system. Instead of points, users accumulate a virtual currency called Swag Bucks. You get more of these Bucks by doing things like shopping, playing games, answering surveys and searching the Internet.

This cashback site currently has over 13 million members and has paid more than $90 million in user rewards. Sign up is simple and free and you earn four free Swag Bucks when you do so, and two more when you set your security question. The site also offers to show you the ins and outs of earning your rewards with a quick and helpful tutorial.

One feature of Swagbucks that sets it apart from other cashback sites is its “Accomplish Channel,” located to the left side of your screen in the Web version. Using the Accomplish Channel, you can set daily cashback goals and track your progress towards said goals. You can also make To-Do lists to track easy ways to earn more cashback and connect your social channels.

Swagbucks also lets you enter Swagstakes, which are like sweepstakes, but with more swag. Swagstakes are essentially like gambling with the cashback you’ve earned. Swagstake prizes range from Swag Bucks giveaways to monetary gift cards.

Download: Swagbucks for iOS | Android (Free)

7. TopCashback (Web, iOS, Android)

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TopCashback’s tagline is “USA’s most generous cashback site”—and boy, does it live up to it. Aside from having no minimum payout threshold (meaning you can receive a check whether your balance is $.01 or $100), the site also transfers 100% of its affiliate commissions from partners to its users.

One interesting feature of TopCashback is that you can also earn cashback when shopping offline. Simply go to the Printable Vouchers section of their website after you sign up and print out the coupons you want to use during your in-store shopping. The only catch with this feature is that printable vouchers seem to be much less popular than online vouchers and TopCashback doesn’t always have them available.

In terms of shopping online, TopCashback offers earnings from purchases through Wal-Mart, Amazon, American Eagle Outfitters and Apple. Most cashback rates hover around 3 percent to 7 percent cashback, but you can also find deals for 10, 12 and 15 percent cashback. Additionally, some retailers offer fixed dollar amounts back, which range from $50 to $100.

TopCashback also offers coupons and cashback for retailers in the UK and India.

Download: TopCashback for iOS | Android (Free)

How Do You Stretch Your Online Shopping Dollars?

While cashback sites and cashback apps may not necessarily improve you as a person, they do allow a little more wiggle room with your money so you can spend it on the things that matter to you.

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  1. Ishan Malhotra
    September 11, 2019 at 7:20 am

    Great post. Thanks for sharing this. For online shopping discount codes please try Dresslily Coupon Codes for buying any product online. I tried it and get 40% Discount on my all products. Try this. Its amazing.

  2. Safdar Alam
    May 10, 2019 at 7:53 am

    Great collection of all coupon websites. Thanks for sharing this with us. I used Twinkledeals Discount Coupons and get 40% off on my fashion apparels. You may also try it.

  3. LikeItCheap
    February 26, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    I use exclusively. Downsides are often the advertised sales are not sales at all. They are just the discount or clearance particular vendors are running. Also, most of the time the waiting time for rebate can be several weeks, just like in the old days when you submit paper rebates. I like it because all the rebates will turn into Amazon credit. Simple and clean.

  4. dragonmouth
    February 25, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Am I the only one that "cash back" seems like a scam? Instead of cash back, coupons or points why don't they just lower the price a little bit? How do we know that the price wasn't raised 6% just so the site can look like it is doing us a great favor by giving back 5%.

    Same goes for credit cards.

  5. Manoj Chhablani
    August 24, 2016 at 4:25 am

    MyLeastPrice is one of the most emerging and best amongst all in India

  6. Rama Reddy
    August 12, 2016 at 9:08 am Indian Best Choice.Use Promo code: KAURWXTB to get rs.100 Credit

  7. Rama Reddy
    August 12, 2016 at 9:03 am


  8. Jack
    March 2, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    Kitesbucks is the International cashback site. They have India, USA, Philippines and many other countries brands. They have Mykites which is a social network that pays. So, site is the best.

  9. Ashley
    January 21, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Check out - Not only full cashback on everything you purchase online, but you can also earn cash rewards sharing the latest deals and coupons for the top brands with others!

  10. Anonymous
    July 30, 2015 at 1:55 am

  11. Anonymous
    July 28, 2015 at 2:25 am

    I have tried most of them, but I really prefer The site is clean, easy to navigate, the rates are high and their browser extension is fantastic because it reminds you when you are on a webpage that offers cashback. It runs in background and makes it seemless.

  12. Anonymous
    June 6, 2015 at 8:24 am

    hey i have found another cashback site that is they are also providing extra cashback on shopping through them. their statement is Shop More Earn More. also providing Rs. 25 singup bonus too. so enjoy another cash back site.

  13. John
    April 9, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    This is a nice list but very few of these sites are international. For example, here in Australia, we have just one site ( so hopefully more of these make their way to Australia.

  14. Paul H.
    April 8, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    Checkout51 ......... discounts on many products, accumulate $20 + and they mail you a check.

  15. Hildy J
    April 8, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    I haven't tried all of them but one thing you should to note is the terms of each store. Amazon, for example, often restricts rebates to specific departments. I've also run across stores that won't accept a coupon (especially an email offer) and a rebate on the same purchase.

    I used to use Ebates but switched to MyPoints which doesn't offer cash but, rather, points that can be redeemed for store gift cards. In addition to points for purchases you can get them for visiting certain sites (I got points recently for browsing Best Buy's online sales brochure) and you can get points for completing surveys. At the time I switched it seemed like a better deal than Ebates but that may have changed.