All Things Cash Back

To go hand in hand with my theory of getting more bang for your buck, like I detail on the holiday tutorials each year, when shopping online, you must try cash back and online coupon codes. Note: the services referenced in this post are are services that I PERSONALLY approve of and use frequently. I think you know by now that if something is great, I’ll tell you and if it’s horrid, I’ll tell you.

I have to confess, I do a majority of my shopping online. I have no patience in bad customer service, annoying customers or crowds. I’d rather mill about enjoying the sights and sounds rather than worry about that “perfect” gift or product that I just *have* to have. SO – without further adieu – this is how your gal shops.

First of all, I have to have a game plan. For example, let’s say you found a fab dress at Lane Bryant that you just had to have.  What’s the point of dropping some serious cash (because you know that things are NOT cheap when it comes to plus size clothing) if you can’t get a little somethin’ somethin’ for your efforts, right?  So – here’s how I maximize my online dollar.

First step: Research to see if there are any coupons on, or If there are, make note of the codes and maximize them for the ultimate savings.

Second Step: Research to see who has the highest cash back through (sometimes you get good coupons on here as well).

Third Step: Select your cash back portal to use. I primarily use four sites: Fat Wallet, Ebates, Mr. Rebates, CashBaq or ExtraBux. There are others, but I’ve had the best luck with those sites and, personally, I use Mr. Rebates and Ebates the most.

Fourth Step:Find the item you are looking for, purchase and viola! You will get cash back, ultimate savings and a nice little somethin’ somethin’ for you in March because it takes about 90 days for the available funds to be posted.

So to recap: the Cash Back sites to bookmark/sign up at are:

My favorite coupon sites are:

And, finally, when it comes to all things online sample sale – I swear by:


Happy Shopping!