QuickRewards Site Updates

QuickRewards is currently undergoing an exciting, new site redesign!  There are a lot of things changing behind the scenes, which will be rolled out to the public in phases over the next few months.  As part of the site revamp, we will be making a few changes effective immediately:

1.  In order to provide more opportunities for all members to earn tokens in fun, new ways, which we will tell you about soon, tokens will no longer be doubled each month (this applies to both Elite and non-Elite members).

2.  Also, in order to offer more frequent short-term cashback shopping promotions for all members, Elite shopping bonuses are being discontinued.

Elite members are of course still welcome to cash out their tokens for the same redemptions as always in our Token Redemption section!

We will be unveiling more details of the site redesign, and recruiting some volunteers to help us with beta-testing, throughout the next few months.  We’re very excited to show you the changes we’ve made in response to your feedback.  Stay tuned for more details soon!

How to Earn on QR’s Offer Portals (Offerwalls)

Looking to boost your QR balance quickly?  One of the lesser-used sections of QuickRewards, but one of the quickest ways to earn, can be found on our website under Earn To > Offer Portals!  The Offer Portals (aka “offerwalls”) offer a variety of offers where you can:

  • Get paid to view slideshows
  • Get paid to enter contests
  • Get paid to interact with a video
  • Get paid to sign up for newsletters
  • Get paid to complete surveys
  • Get paid to shop online
  • Get paid to sign up for websites
  • Get paid to try out a service
  • Get paid to download and play a game

Here are some tips from the Offer Portal “experts”:

1.  You MUST clear your cookies and cache before going to the link on QR to the Offer Portals.  If possible, clear cookies after completing EACH OFFER (going back to QR’s link to the Offer Portal each time, after you do).

2.  You can use any email address for offers on the Portals which may ask for one.  Some members who are concerned that an offer may result in them getting too many emails to their primary email address will use an alternate address instead (on Gmail or Hotmail for example).

3.  Offers worth less than 5,000 qp ($.50) or 5,000 tokens will credit to your QR account automatically within 24 hours of the Offer Portal updating the offer status to Completed and Awarded.  Those worth 5,000+ require sending confirmation to QR Support.  They’ll ask for a screenshot or copy-paste of the offer status page on the Offer Portal showing that the offer was Completed and Awarded.  For info on where to find the offer status or how to send a screenshot, just email QR Support and they’ll happily help.

4.  Different offerwalls may have the same offer, and if you do the offer on one wall, you will probably not get credited for doing it on another.  Check first to see which one pays the most.

5.  The PeanutLabs offerwall rewards in TOKENS.  Keep in mind that tokens aren’t the same thing as qp (QuickPoints).  Where qp converts to cash, tokens only convert to cash if you are an Elite member, and even then, it takes quite a lot to cash them out.  Non-Elite members can cash them out for magazines or DVDs, but it still takes a lot to cash them out.

6.  Take a screenshot of any “congratulations” page you may get at the end of completing an Offer Portal offer, and don’t delete any confirmation or welcome emails the offer may send you.  Sometimes Offer Portal offers don’t change status to Completed and Awarded on their own, and if this happens, you’ll need to send these to the Portal’s support staff as proof of completion.  QR is unable to issue manual credits on Offer Portal offers that didn’t change status to Completed and Awarded, but if you have these proofs of completion, the Offer Portals’ support team can help!

If you have done QR’s Offer Portals and have advice of your own to share, please do so in a comment and we will update this post with your tips!

Do Your Own Taxes and Save – Big Sale on TurboTax!

turbotaxThere are a couple of reasons I do my own taxes — for one, I’m just really funny about not wanting some stranger to know my financial situation.  Also, I’m super-unorganized and I don’t have everything at my fingertips, so it takes some digging to find every receipt.  And last of all, I hate paying somebody to do something I can do myself.  That’s why I use TurboTax.

My experience with TurboTax after I guess 6 or 7 years of using it, is that not only can you go at your own pace (saving your answers and coming back to it later), it is virtually idiot-proof.  It walks you step-by-step through the process and provides clear, detailed explanations along the way.  If there’s something particularly unique about your tax situation, they have a support forum you can access for free additional help.  And, if you’re worried about getting audited, at the end of the process they analyze your return for your likelihood of being audited (mine is always “low”), and they’ll offer you an optional service called Audit Defense where if for some reason you DO get audited, they will handle it for you for free.  It’s just a little extra peace of mind.

All versions of TurboTax are currently on sale at Amazon, and it’s a deep discount (30-40% off).  You can choose the file-only download, or you can have them send you the physical box with CD in it.  I’ve done it both ways and didn’t see any real advantage to having the CD, but if you’re less comfortable with downloading and installing files, you may prefer to get the CD.

I highly recommend TurboTax and (again, from past experience) this is about the lowest price you’re going to see on it!  The price will actually go up the closer we get to the filing deadline!

There’s no QR reward for Amazon purchases, but you can always cash out your QR account for Amazon GCs to help pay for deals like this one!  QRs link to Amazon helps to support our site for giveaways and games like trivia and Guess My Number, and we appreciate your using it when you shop there – thank you!

Happy 2016! What’s YOUR Resolution?

It’s the first Monday of 2016, and what better time to start fresh with a New Year’s resolution — to make a change you’ve been wanting to make but have been putting off?

2016I know that many people shy away from making resolutions because, “I know I’ll just break them.”  Well, maybe we’re making the wrong resolutions!  Maybe the resolution shouldn’t be, “I’m going to go on a diet and lose 30 pounds,” but should be, “I’ll commit to eating healthier overall and exercising more often.”  That’s a harder resolution to “break,” and even if you slip up, you don’t have to throw up your hands and say, “Well, I blew it already!  Nevermind…I quit!”  Instead, with the more vague resolution, you can keep plugging away at it all year, and by years’ end, you may not have lost the entire 30 pounds, but chances are, you will have lost SOME of the weight…maybe even more than you originally hoped for!

QR has hundreds of cashback shopping stores, so if you need something to get started on your resolution, don’t forget to shop through our site to activate cashback.  (Which will also help if one of your resolutions is to spend your money more wisely!  You’ll be building a little savings nestegg for the next holiday, vacation, birthday, or other special event coming up for you in 2016!

Here are a few suggestions for stores to check out:

walletResolving to improve your finances?  Save money with our printable grocery coupons (new coupons added weekly, plus email QR Support after you redeem them to let them know how many you used – you’ll earn $.05 per coupon you redeem!).  Save money on entertainment, dining out, and local retail sales and services through coupons in the Entertainment Book (5% cashback) and through deals at Groupon (2% cashback) and Living Social (1% cashback).  Restaurant.com (5% cashback) is another way to dine out cheaper.  And be sure you take advantage of all of the different ways to earn on QuickRewards:  surveys, paid videos, internet radio, offer portals, tasks, and more!

eatinghealthyResolving to get healthier?  For vitamins and supplements, check out QR’s link to Drugstore.com (5% cashback) or Puritan’s Pride (6% cashback), see Sears for treadmills and bikes (1.2% cashback), and for workout wear, visit Sports Authority (2.5% cahback).  Both Drugstore.com and Walgreens (1.5% cashback) have a variety of stop-smoking products like gum, lozenges, and patches.  Also, check Groupon (2% cashback) for a variety of local spa and health club deals and nationwide deals on products like juice cleanses and essential oils!

organizedResolving to get organized?  For time management, try Calendars.com and Franklin Planner (both 5% cashback), for garage and home storage solutions, try HomeDepot (1.8% cashback), and for office/home office organizational products, go to Office Depot (2% cashback), Staples (2.5% cashback), and Quill (1% cashback).  Wilson’s Leather (3% cashback) has some very nice briefcases and computer bags!

learningResolving to learn something new?  Barnes and Noble (1.5% cashback) sells the Rosetta Stone foreign language programs and many “learn how to” books, you’ll find educational videos on a variety of topics at the National Geographic Store (4% cashback), and Joann offers over 200 online courses on cooking and crafting (no cashback on the classes, but 2% on the supplies for them!).

mapResolving to travel more?  Get travel ideas and reviews from TripAdvisor (10qp to visit daily), then book your entire vacation package through Southwest Airlines Vacations (1% cashback).  Prefer to book airline, hotel, and rental car separately?  You’ll earn cashback from Expedia, Travelocity, and Orbitz.  (I use Priceline‘s Name Your Own Price for rental cars, with 1.1% cashback!)  Save money on attractions in major cities by buying a CityPass (100 tokens per dollar).  Prepay for airport parking at Airport Parking Reservations (10% cashback).  Prefer camping?  Get RV parts and other camping supplies from Camping World (2% cashback).

 
Whatever your new year’s resolutions may be, I wish you great success and a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2016!

Merry Christmas!

merrychristmasThe staff of QuickRewards would like to wish a very merry Christmas to our members and their families who celebrate it!

We hope that you have a blessed day and safe travels if you will be on the road this weekend!

~Becky & the QR Staff

Last-Minute Gifts with Cashback!

If you need a last-minute gift and you don’t have time to go from store to store, hoping to find what you need in their picked-over inventory, we have some great suggestions for you to get that gift, earn cashback, AND save you some time!

1.  Buy Online and Pick Up In Store

There are several QR merchants who offer cashback for in-store purchases IF you place the order online and pay for it online!  This is great because they’ll send you an email (often within an hour) to let you know your order’s ready to pick up.  Some stores eligible for cashback on in-store orders include:

  • Best Buy – 1% cashback on most items (must order by 4pm today and pick up by 6pm today)
  • Home Depot – 1.8% cashback (same day pickup on many items but I don’
  • Kmart and Sears – 1.2% cashback (the site will note which items are available for same-day pickup)
  • Walmart – 1% cashback on most items (items marked as “Free Pickup Today” will be available within 4 hours)

2.  Buy Select Giftcards Online

There are a number of stores that we pay cashback for, when you purchase gift cards.  You’ll find these in our cashback shopping area here.  Because of the short turnaround time you’ll need to go with a gift card that can be printed to give in person, or that can be emailed.  Be sure to check the delivery wait time for eCards, because some may take 24 hours.  Some suggestions:

  • Darden Group – 1% cashback on eGiftCards to restaurants including Olive Garden, Red Lobster, LongHorn Steakhouse, and others, some including bundles with Fandango credit, too!  “Orders are typically processed within 60 minutes but may take up to 6 hours.”  I ordered one this morning and it was delivered to my email in 13 minutes!
  • Groupon – 2% cashback and there are so many local offers for spa services (what a great gift this would be!) and restaurants, affordable gifts, too!  Immediately printable!
  • LivingSocial – 1% cashback and also many local services and restaurants which would make great gifts!  Immediately printable!

3.  Order a Magazine Subscription

These are great gifts because they’re super-affordable, its something the recipient will enjoy year-round, and of course you’ll earn QR cashback!  I usually go to Google Images to find a copy of a magazine cover, then I print it on card stock, make a note that their subscription will begin arriving soon, roll it like a scroll and tie it with ribbon.

4.  Amazon Gift Cards – No QR cashback but a great gift everyone loves!

We’re unable to offer cashback for Amazon (their rules, not ours – sorry!) but Amazon gift cards make a GREAT gift since, well, they sell everything!  Please use QR’s link to Amazon for site support.  We’d appreciate it!

Green Monday Deals Galore!

Today is what’s known in the retail industry as Green Monday – it’s the last Monday of the Christmas shopping season where you can shop online and receive your order with standard shipping by Christmas.  Retailers know this and are offering HUGE deals today to entice people to shop!

Remember to start your shopping session at QuickRewards.net to activate cashback!  You can also use any coupons you find on the store’s website after you click through QR’s link!

Just a few places to check out:

Walmart (1% cashback):  Offering Black Friday pricing again!  Go, go, go!

DisneyStore (2.5% cashback):  Save 15-25% depending on your order size plus all orders ship free!

Kohl’s (3.2% cashback):  20% off for all customers and great deals on toys, clothing, housewares, and more!  Earn Kohls Cash, too!

The Children’s Place (3.5% cashback):  50-75% off the entire store and all orders ship free!

Amazon (no cashback, link is for site support only):  tons of deals throughout the site like this free $20 Amazon GC when you buy a $100 Nordstrom GC, and coupon code BAGSNMORE takes 30% off handbags and wallets!

Ebay (1% cashback):  Check their Today’s Daily Deals for items like a $75 Fitbit Flex, a black and white diamond accent necklace for $10, a 16-pc Kitchen Aid knife set for $45, and much more

HSN (1% cashback):  Huge deals for Green Monday and six FlexPays on select electronic gifts!

QVC (1.5% cashback):  Five EasyPay on all products today!

Personalization Mall (10% cashback):  20% off sitewide until 10pm ET tonight with code 12HRSALE and personalization is always free!

BonTon (2% cashback):  $50 off $100 with code Z50DEC15CTD or up to 25% off sale items with code COUNTDOWN15 and orders over $25 ship free!

The Body Shop (5% cashback):  50% off the whole site, free shipping on all orders, and a free gift with $60 or more purchase!

BooksAMillion (2.5% cashback):  $20 off $100 with code GR33N and Millionaires Club members save 20% today, too!  They sell toys, too!

Happy Hanukkah!

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On behalf of the staff of QuickRewards, I’d like to wish a happy Hanukkah to our members and their families who celebrate it!

Wishing you peace, joy, and prosperity,

Becky & the QR Staff

Cyber Monday 2015 at Target.com!

Cyber Monday deals are live at Target!  First of all, take 15% off sitewide (which can be combined with your 5% off Redcard discount and a 5% off Pharmacy Rewards discount if you have one) with code CYBER15 (see site for exclusions).  You’ll earn .75% cashback at QR, too.

Deals to look for:

  • Coupon code DECORATE takes $10 off $50 Holiday Shop and Holiday Home purchase or $25 off $100
  • 30% off clothes, shoes, and accessories for the family (very few exclusions)
  • 30% off select toys
  • Up to 40% off home items including select furniture

MANY Free Target GCs with purchase including (just a sampling):

Free $100-$20 Target GC when you buy select Vizio TVs or soundbars
Free $50 Target GC when you spend $250 in the baby dept. (includes nursery, gear, feeding, and diapering)
Free $30 Target GC when you buy Circulon 10-pc hard-anodized nonstick cookware set for $149.99
Free $20 Target GC when you buy Oster countertop convection oven for $69.99
Free $20 Target GC when you buy Mr. Coffee 10-cup thermal coffeemaker for $69.99
Free $20 Target GC when you buy a select Oral B toothbrush and refill brush head
Free $15 Target GC when you buy a Keurig K10 Mini Plus for $79.99
Free $5 Target GC when you spend $50 on select digital prepaid cards (including iTunes, Domino’s, Southwest Vacations, and Facebook)
Free $5 Target GC when you two $25 or higher value prepaid gift cards

Also, get a free Super Smash Bros game ($40 value) when you buy a Gameboy 3DS XL for $199!

Cyber Monday 2015 at Barnes and Noble!

bncybermondayBarnes & Noble (1.5% cashback) has their Cyber Monday Sale live!  Here are some good deals to look for:

  • $5 eBooks (500 to choose from!)
  • $15 for two select teen books
  • Up to 70% off select DVDs and Blu-Rays
  • 50% off all throws
  • 30% off collectible book editions
  • 30% off educational toys and games
  • 30% off select gifts
  • Save $10 on two gift books
  • Save $5 on two select picture books
  • $99.99 for NOOK Glowlight Plus or Samsung NOOK 7 inch tablet (online only!)

** Get an additional 25% off any one item with code 25CMONDAY (today only, probably excludes NOOK) **

Cyber Monday 2015 at Walmart.com!

Walmart‘s Cyber Monday sale is now live — here are some great buys to look for, in addition to 1% cashback:

  • $179 Toshiba laptop (was $219)
  • Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection (Blu-Ray):  $44.96 (was $99.98)
  • $29 Cuddles Giggly Monkey (reg. $49)
  • $15 Zoomer Zuppies (reg. $26.67)
  • $19.88 (reg. $34.83) Air Hogs Star Wars Remote Control X-34 Landspeeder
  • Choice of free $15 value game (9 to choose from) with purchase of Nintendo 3DS XL for $199.99
  • $189 14′ trampoline with enclosure (reg. $267)
  • $99 (was $199) 22-pc Ozark Trail Camping Combo Set
  • Decoflame Electric Fireplace with 44″ Mantle:  $199 (was $299.99)
  • Nostalgia Electrics 53″ Tall Vintage Commercial Popcorn Cart:  $139.88 (was $249.88)
  • $10 Riders by Lee women’s jeans
  • $9 men’s dress shirt with matching tie
  • $12 3-pc kids’ pajama sets with robe

Cyber Monday 2015 at Kohls.com!

Kohl’s Cyber Monday deals are now live, and here are coupon codes to make their deals even sweeter, along with 3.2% cashback:

Coupon codes:
NOV20 = 20% off sitewide (exp 12/1)
COZYUP = $10 off $50 home purchase (exp 11/30)
JACKPOT = $10 off $50 apparel purchase (exp 11/30)
JEWELRY20 = 20% off jewelry (exp 12/8)

Cyber Monday 2015 at eBay!

eBay‘s Cyber Monday deals have just gone live!  New deals will be added every hour!  And you’ll earn 1% cashback on most departments from QR, too.

toysrusgcHere are a few deals to look for:

  • $85 for a $100 ToysRUs Gift Card
  • Free bonus $10 when you buy a $50 GameStop Gift Card
  • $209 Lenovo ThinkPad laptop
  • Hoover LiNX Cordless Stick Vacuum $89 (reg. $200)

 

Cyber Monday Deals and Coupon Codes for Your Favorite Stores!

Here’s your coupon code cheat sheet for cashback shopping at some of your favorite stores – see hundreds more here!  Note:  offers ARE subject to change; please email becky@quickrewards.net if you want to see if there’s an available coupon for any of our other stores!

  • 123inkjets (15% cashback, 3% on OEM products):  Use code CYB20 for 20% off ink and toner (excludes OEMs) 11/30 only
  • 1800Baskets (4% cashback):  Use code CYBER40 for 40% off select holiday gifts and treats – order now for delivery later!
  • 1800Flowers (4% cashback):  Take 25% off flowers and gifts with code BFCM25 (11/30 only) – order now for delivery later!
  • Allposters (5% cashback):  50% off sitewide with code DNEC7873 (good through 12/1)
  • Avenue (4% cashback):  50% off sitewide plus free shipping with code AVCYBER (good through 12/1)
  • Avon (4% cashback):  Use code CYBER2015 for free shipping on any order, 20% off $40+ orders, and free tote filled with top-rated products on $65+ orders
  • Blair (5.5% cashback):  30% off sitewide with code BLXQ
  • Bon-Ton (2% cashback):  Huge sale sitewide, $50 off $100+ with code ZCYBERMON15 (some exclusions apply), and free shipping on any order with code FREESHIP
  • Carter’s (2% cashback):  Half off sitewide PLUS 25% off $40+ with code CYBERNOW, or use CYBER15 for 15% off smaller orders, and all orders ship free!
  • Catherines (3.3% cashback):  50% off sitewide plus free shipping on all orders with code CYBERCA today only!
  • The Children’s Place (3.5% cashback):  Free shipping plus 50-70% off the entire store today only!
  • Discount School Supply (2% cashback):  25% off sitewide and free shipping on $49+ orders with code CYBERM25 (in stock items only, they sell arts & crafts supplies, too!)
  • Disney Store (2.5% cashback):  Use code CYBER for 15% off $50+ orders, 20% off $75+, or 25% off $100+ orders, and free shipping on $75+!
  • Entertainment Book (5% cashback):  All books $19 shipped plus 15% off two or more with code CYBER (good through 12/7) – GREAT gift idea!
  • GiftCertificates.com (1.5% cashback):  Today only, buy $250 in SuperCertificate gifts, get a free $25 SuperCertificate gift with code CMFREE15
  • Harry & David (1.5% cashback):  Up to 50% off a large selection of gifts including their famous pears for $19.99, 15% off $75+ with code CYBER15
  • JCPenney (2% cashback):  20% off any order or 33% off $100+ with code GR8DEAL (exp. 11/30), $49+ orders ship free
  • Lane Bryant (3.1% cashback):  Up to 50% off sitewide, additional $25 off $75+ with code DECEMBERGC (exp. 12/6), $50+ orders ship free
  • Limoges Jewelry (5% cashback):  25% off sitewide and free shipping on $40+ today only
  • LivingSocial (1% cashback):  25% off sitewide with code CYBER25
  • MacMall (.75% on most items):  Save up to $800 with huge sales sitewide
  • Mikasa (2% cashback):  Use code CYBER for 25% off your order including clearance, free shipping on $49+, AND free $20 GC with $150+ orders!
  • Novica (3% cashback):  Free shipping on all orders plus use code ARTISAN10 for $10 off $50+ orders, ARTISAN15 for $15 off $100+, or ARTISAN25 for $25 off $150+
  • Perfumania (7% cashback):  30% off and free shipping on all orders with code CYBER30
  • Perfume.com (5% cashback):  20% off with code CYBER22 and free shipping on $35+
  • PersonalizationMall (10% cashback):  30% off sitewide plus free shipping
  • PetSmart (3% cashback):  Up to 60% off sitewide plus free shipping on all orders
  • Puritan’s Pride (6% cashback):  Up to 85% off sitewide, free shipping on all orders, and an additional 21% off with code CMONDAY
  • Restaurant.com (5% cashback):  $25 certificates for $3 with code CYBER (thru 12/1)
  • Sally Beauty (5.5% cashback):  30% off $50+ orders with code 888319
  • ShoeBuy (5% cashback):  Sales of up to 60% off, plus additional 30% off, plus free shipping on all orders with code CYBERMONDAY15
  • Walgreens (1.5% cashback):  25% off all regular priced items with code 25CYBER

 

Cyber Monday 2015 at Bass Pro, Live a Day Early!

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Bass Pro Shops (3.3% cashback) has started their Cyber Monday sale early — in fact, they’re calling it a Cyber WEEK sale, and shipping’s free on all orders, no minimum required!

They will be adding deals of the day every day, too.

Great place to pick up outdoor themed gifts, shoes, and they sell extended sizes in clothing for bigger guys!

Cyber Monday 2015 at Macys.com, Live a Day Early!

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Macy’s (2% cashback) has their Cyber Monday sales event live a day early!  Use coupon code CYBER (good today and Monday) for an extra 20% off plus free shipping on $25+!

Here are some of the deals waiting for you:

  • Web Buster! 50% off Charter Club Cashmere Scarves, hats, and Gloves
  • Receive a Complimentary 2-Pc. Gift with $49 Ari by Ariana Grande fragrance purchase- Only at Macy’s!
  • 3 For $24.99 on Select Panties from Heidi by Heidi Klum
  • $79.99 + $20 Gift Card Keurig K45 Single Serve Brewer (Regularly $174.99)
  • 60% Off Charter Club Cashmere Socks & Holiday Socks
  • CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL- 60% off juniors apparel
  • 60% + 10% off Kids Outerwear
  • Save 50% off designer sunglasses from Sunglass Hut, select styles
  • Save 50% Off Select 32 Degrees Sleepwear
  • $24.99 Adult Onesies and Christmas Pajama Sets
  • Cyber Monday Special! Enjoy 60% Off Select Petites Coats
  • CYBER MONDAY Special! $39.99 Calvin Klein Performance Plus Size Fleece Jacket! Sizes 0X-3X
  • CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL! 60% off Select Dresses
  • CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL: Buy One Get One FREE!! – Select Boots

Name Necklaces in Gold or Silver $9.99 Shipped Plus 6% Cashback

superjewelerrebeccaSuperJeweler (6% cashback) has a great deal on silverplated or 14k goldplated 16″ necklaces with various ladies’ names on them:  $9.99 shipped!  These are ready-to-ship so your desired name may not be there, but it’s definitely worth a look!

Search for Name Necklaces to find them on the site quickly, and remember to check both the availability in silver and in gold!  My daughter’s name wasn’t there but mine was!

Amazon Deals – Jurassic Park Collection, Razor Scooter, Book Coupon, More!

Amazon has some killer deals throughout the site today, and although we aren’t allowed to offer cashback for Amazon, you can cash out your QR earnings in the form of Amazon gift cards, so we think/hope some of you may find these useful.  These are just a few great examples, but please note:  prices can change rapidly on Amazon depending on supply and demand, so buy these quickly if you’re interested:

Jurassic Park Collection (Blu-Ray):  $24.99 (reg. $89.98) and eligible for Super-Saver Shipping!  Includes all four movies, plus the 3D versions of Jurassic Park and Jurassic World, plus the digital HD versions!

Razor A Kick Scooter:  $18 (reg. $44.99) and eligible for Super-Saver Shipping!  Available in pink, blue, and red!

30% off any book or boxed series (including pre-orders) with coupon code HOLIDAY30 (up to $10 discount)!

LeapFrog LeapReader:  $19.99 (reg. $34.99) and available in pink or blue, and eligible for Super-Saver Shipping!

Lifetime Kid’s Picnic Table:  $47.98 shipped (reg. $89.99) – great reviews, foldable/portable, seats 4 kids

Barnes and Noble 30% Off Coupon Good Thru Sunday + Sales!

Barnes and Noble (1.5% cashback) has a coupon code good for 30% off one item (some exclusions apply):  30BFRIDAY plus they’re got some great sales going on:

  • calligraphyUp to 60% off DVDs and Blu-Rays
  • 50% off select activity kits (over 130 to choose from!)
  • Buy 1 Get 1 50% off on educational toys and games
  • Buy 2 Get 1 Free on paperback favorites
  • Buy 2 Get 1 Free on graphic novels
  • …and much more

Black Friday Sales Already Online – With QR Cashback!

In addition to everyone’s favorites, Kohl’s (3.2% cashback), Target (.75% cashback), and Walmart (1% cashback), these stores have also already started their Black Friday sales online!  Hope you have your shopping lists ready:

Aeropostale (1% cashback) – 60% off sitewide with some exclusions (shoes, men’s outerwear, fragrances, leggings, hair accessories, select styles)
Bon-Ton (2% cashback) – 600+ doorbusters, FS on all orders with code FREESHIP, $60 off $100+ men’s or women’s coat purchase with code ZDATCOATN15, extra 25% off sale items with code DAT25PNOV15
The Body Shop (5% cashback) – Gift sets $18 ($29 value), spend $36 and you can buy a tote full of products for $35 worth $139, FS on all orders
The Childrens Place (3.5% cashback) – 50-75% off entire site and FS on all orders
Disney Store (2.5% cashback) – up to 50% off hundreds of items, 25% off Vera Bradley for Disney Parks, $15 off select costumes
Gamestop (2% cashback) – $50 off select Xbox One bundles, B2G1 on all preowned games, FS on $25+
JoAnn (2% cashback) – up to 75% off sitewide, 70% off holiday floral stems, ornaments, ribbon, bows, and deco mesh, much more
Kmart (1.2% cashback) – huge doorbuster savings in toys, clothing, home and sitewide, shoes are BOGO $1, FS on $35+
Macy’s (2% cashback) – over 750 webbusters, free shipping an extra 20% off at $50 with code THANKS (or extra 10% in home and select departments)
Sears (1.2% cashback) – over 1,000 doorbusters, extra 30% off $50+ clothing purchases with ode BF2015
Sports Authority (2.5% cashback) – Deals and doorbusters, 25% off select Nike shoes and clothing, FS on most orders

Happy Thanksgiving!

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The staff of QuickRewards would like to wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving!

Kohl’s Black Friday Deals Online Now + 15% Off + $15 Kohls Cash per $50 Spent

Kohl’s (3.2% cashback) has their Black Friday deals online right now!  You can not only get great BF prices, but 15% off when you apply coupon code TURKEYTIME at checkout, and they’re doing their once-a-year bonus on Kohl’s Cash:  $15 in Kohl’s Cash per $50 that you spend!  Shipping’s free on $50+ orders, too!

They are adding more BF deals daily, including some which are one-day-only.  They definitely want you to check back online every day!

There are 233 toys that are 50% or MORE off original prices, and that’s before the 15% off code!  Includes brands like Disney and Fisher-Price!

Elsa NightgownSpeaking of Disney, isn’t this the CUTEST Elsa nightgown?  Was $36, now $14.40 before the extra 15% off code!

There are deals all over the site, from housewares to clothing to shoes.  Get some items knocked off your shopping list BEFORE Black Friday hits, and earn 3.2% cashback, by shopping through QR’s link to Kohl’s!

Prep for Offline Holiday Shopping, Too!

In my last post I talked about how to get ready for shopping through QuickRewards cashback!

This post is all about what QR can do for you OFFLINE!

1.  Do you cook your own holiday dinners?  Do you host get-togethers or bake goodies for friends and neighbors?  Then you should check out QR’s printable grocery coupons section!  Not only will you find printable grocery coupons to help save you money in-store, but when you redeem those coupons, you’ll also earn $.05 per coupon redeemed!  Saving AND earning when you buy your groceries — how could it get any better than that?  Just email QR support after your shopping trip and let us know how many coupons you redeemed that you printed from our site.

The available coupons change from week to week, but right now you’ll find savings on products like these:

  • Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  • French’s Fried Onions
  • Reynolds Wrap Foil
  • Hormel Cure81 Ham
  • Hefty Foam Plates
  • Bounty Paper Towels
  • Sister Sheubert’s Rolls
  • McCormick Gourmet Spices
  • M&Ms

…and many other brands people often use during the holidays!  Tip:  if you see a coupon you may use, go ahead and print it now because it may not be there next time you check!  Another tip:  you can change your printer settings to only print in black ink (and I set mine to draft mode, too), which saves on ink and still prints a scannable coupon!

2.  Buy discounted gift cards NOW, to stretch your dollar when you’re shopping in stores…or for gift-giving!  You’ll earn cashback from QR, too!  One popular store our members use is called CardCash.  You’ll earn 1% cashback on the cards you buy from them, but even sweeter is the discount that you’ll get on the face value of the card!  Their discount rates change, but right now, these are some of the discounts off face value:

  • JCPenney – 12% off
  • Marshalls – 13% off
  • Childrens Place – 14% off
  • Bass Pro Shops – 15% off
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods – 16% off
  • American Eagle – 23% off
  • Petco – 24% off

And those are just several of the many gift cards they have available!  You should also note when you shop that some are eGift Cards that will be delivered almost immediately by email, while others are physical cards which have to be mailed.  (Those may not make it to you by Black Friday.)  Also, while the portion of your shopping order paid for by a gift card isn’t eligible for QR cashback credit, most of these cards can still be used for online shopping as well as in stores!

3.  You’re going to be doing all that shopping, aren’t you going to get hungry?  Eating out on Black Friday (and effectively wasting a big chunk of the money saved by getting up at 3am to fight the crowds) is a big tradition for a lot of people, but you can still have the dining-out experience on a budget with deals from Groupon, Living Social, Restaurant.com, and the Entertainment Book (which has a relatively new app to bypass having to print discounts)!  You’ll save money on your meal, and you’ll also earn cash back from QuickRewards!

I hope these tips help you to save some money, and earn some money, too, on your offline holiday shopping — on Black Friday and every day!

On Your Mark…

The holiday shopping season is upon us, with Thanksgiving next week, and many retailers will be rolling out Black Friday pricing as early as Wednesday.

QuickRewards offers cash back of up to 20% on hundreds of major retailers including JCPenney, Target, Barnes and Noble, Kmart, Sears, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Disney Store, and so many others!  All you have to do is visit QuickRewards.net, search for your favorite store, and start shopping from our site!  You’ll get the same pricing, but those extra couple of clicks will give yourself the gift of cash back while you shop for gifts for others!

Here are a few very important tips to be sure that your cashback credits to your account:

1.  Delete any toolbars you may have on your computer as soon as possible.

Why?  Many of these toolbars offer to give you some kind of service like an updated weather forecast for your area, or they come bundled when you download some other software.  But what they do in the background is try to “hijack” the sales commission for any orders you place online.  If they succeed, the toolbar company keeps the commission for your order, QuickRewards doesn’t get it, and that’s what we share with the member in the form of cashback!  Toolbars = bad.  Here’s how to delete toolbars if you have them!

2.  Clear your cookies before you get ready to shop — that is, BEFORE you go to QuickRewards!

Why?  Because if you’ve recently been to a deal site or if you’ve clicked on a banner ad from some other website, this may leave a cookie that will give them the sales commission for any purchase you make.  THOSE sites, unlike us, won’t share their sales commission with you in the form of cash back!  So get those old cookies off BEFORE you visit QR to shop!

3.  Always start your shopping session through the links to your favorite stores located on QuickRewards.net!

Why?  Because this lets the store know that QR sent you there to shop!  If you put items into your shopping cart and then go, “Oops, I forgot to go to QR to click through their link first,” STOP!  Please clear your cookies, then visit QR’s link to the store and re-add the items to your cart.  Otherwise, your cashback may not credit.  And that would make us sad.  🙁

4.  Only use coupon codes that you find on the store’s website, on QR’s store page, or here on QRdeals!

Why?  Because some coupon codes are issued only to a specific deal site, and using that site’s coupon code usually cancels out your QR cashback.  The same thing goes for coupon codes the store may send you directly through email or snail-mail — using these codes usually voids cashback.  Don’t see a coupon code listed for your favorite store?  Just askWe’d be happy to find a code that CAN be combined with cashback!

5.  Save your confirmation email!

Why?  You’ll see in a few store descriptions on QR that you’ll need to send to support a copy of your order confirmation email because cashback won’t automatically post.  Also, even if you take all of the above advice, sometimes your cashback still won’t automatically credit for some unknown reason.  Your order confirmation mail will have all of the info we need to contact the store and get you paid!

Thank you for your loyal support of QuickRewards!  Please be sure that you’ve signed up for our once-daily shopping email here, so you don’t miss out on a deal when they’re flying fast and furious next week!

Wow us Wednesday!

wowgraphicfbWe are doing a contest on our Facebook page today that’s actually a challenge — we want you to “wow us” with your activity on QR today for up to 5 entries into a drawing for a $1 account credit! And you can win more than once!

Do any of the below and leave a comment on the Wow us Wednesday post letting us know which one you did and what your QR username is. If you do more than one of the below, leave a new comment for each one. Do them all and you can comment 5 times for 5 chances to win! And again, you can win more than once!

1. Watch ten videos in the Daily Clicks section.

2. Complete three router surveys on QR (excluding numbered SSTR surveys).

3. Print a coupon from our Coupons section.

4. Do any three offers on our Offer Portals.

5. Place a shopping order through our cashback section. (I’d like to suggest shopping at CardCash — they sell discounted gift cards! Any cashback store’s fine, though!)

This contest will run through midnight PT tonight (that’s 3am ET).  On Thursday morning, we will use the random.org random number generator to select five winning commenters to win a $1 account credit. If you’re lucky, you can win more than one! WOW US — we know you can do it!

Facebook Updates…and a Contest!

QuickRewards has had a Facebook page for 6 years now, and as anyone who uses Facebook knows, things have changed a lot in that time.  (Remember BEFORE “Timeline”?  We do!)

Now when we post to our Facebook page, they scan it for characters like the $ and % signs, or words like “coupon,” “offer,” or “sale.”  If they find them, Facebook’s automated system decides that our post must be an ad, and they prompt us to pay them money for the “ad.”  If we don’t pay, only a small number of our page’s Likers will see the post.

We think QuickRewards members “Like” us on Facebook primarily to receive messages like these:

  • “There’s a new, quick and easy $.50 survey that just went live…”
  • “Did you see the new coupons in our printable grocery coupons section?  Earn $.05 for each one you redeem!”
  • “Kohls has a 30% off sale on…”
  • “Hurry to our Offer Portal to earn $.10 just for…”

Thanks to Facebook’s filters, NONE of these messages would ordinarily make it to your newsfeed.

But there’s a workaround:  Get Notifications.

Simply go to our Facebook page, hover over the down-arrow icon next to Liked, click Get Notifications, and below it, click See First.  This will do two things:  it will alert you with a “blinkie” (the globe icon will light up) when we post something new on our Facebook page, like a survey that just went live — that’s when you have the best odds of getting into the full survey, and this will also help our updates show up in your newsfeed!

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Speaking of Facebook, here’s another update, for those of you who play our Guess My Number Game:  all GMN Game reminders have moved to their own Facebook page!  If you enjoy working with your fellow members to make better guesses on the game, you’ll now find these reminders on the Guess My Number Page here!  Be sure to Like it, and follow the same procedure as described above if you want to receive notifications when each new game goes live.

If you didn’t know QR even HAD a Facebook page, be sure you Like us on Facebook for some of the useful money-earning and money-SAVING tips we post there, as well as fun contests — in fact, we just started one where 25 of our FB fans will receive a $1 QR account bonus!  Look for the “First October FB Contest” post to enter to win!

Thank you for your support of QuickRewards, and we will see you on Facebook! 

(Prefer Twitter?  Our FB updates also are cross-posted on our Twitter account!)

Dorm Mini-Fridge at Walmart $79 Shipped (Save $26)

fridgeI have a son who’ll be moving into a dorm soon, so I’ve been keeping an eye out for deals on dorm fridges.  Walmart just rolled back the price on this highly-rated Haier 2.7 cu ft Refrigerator (in a stylish steel color) from $104.98 all the way to $79, plus it ships to your door for free — or you can choose in-store pickup if you’d prefer that for some reason!  Either way, you’ll earn 1% cashback from QR, too.

I like the layout of the fridge, with room for a full 2-liter bottle on the door rack plus a smaller shelf on the door and as well as a few can holders.  Two shelves on the inside make for three separate areas to stack your stuff, and a decent size freezer.  It has a solid 4.5 star average rating out of 31 reviews at Walmart.

This item has hit the deal forums so it could sell out anytime — if you’re interested, buy it now!

Huge Discounts at Fila.com – Save Up to 65%!

Fila.com, one of our newer cashback shopping merchants (at 5% cashback) has HUGE savings in their Up to 65% Off Sale!  It’s a great mix of shoes and leisure / athletic clothing for the entire family!

mensfilaSome of the great finds there include:

  • Men’s slide flip flops for $12.99 (reg. $20),
  • Women’s memory foam flip flops for $14.99 (reg. $30),
  • Tees starting at $8.99,
  • $70 athletic shoes for $29.99!

…and more!  These Men’s Postup Low Memory shoes are now only $24.99 (reg. $65)!

Shop Fila.com now to get a quality name brand at affordable prices when you take advantage of this sale!

Note:  Please forward your order confirmation email to QR support to receive 5% cashback.

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Memorial Day Sales and Coupons! READ ME!

There are great Memorial Day Weekend sales going on at MANY of our Cashback Shopping Merchants!  Here are just a few of the highlights:

Amazon Use code FUN20SUN for 20% off select clothing, shoes, jewelry, watches, and more!  Note: 0% cashback on Amazon (their rule, sorry!).

Bon-Ton:  Up to 60% off sitewide plus an extra 25% off with code MEMDAYMAY15 (or 15% off sale home), and stackable code FREESHIP25 for free shipping on $25+!  Over 100 Bonus Buys!  2% cashback from QR!

DisneyStore:  Today only, Summer Kickoff Savings with items up to 40% and priced at $5, $10, $15, or $20!  40% off costumes – one of their biggest discounts of the year!  2.5% cashback from QR!

Kohl’s 50% off specials throughout the store PLUS $10 off $30 with code HONOR10 or an extra 15% off fashion bedding with code BEDDING15 and Kohl’s Cash of $10 per $50 spent!  3.2% cashback from QR, too!

Macy’s INCREDIBLE 2-day specials throughout the store ($39.99 for an 8-pc bedding ensemble – any size, select bras by top name brands are 2 for $25, BIG savings on “big and tall” and MUCH MORE), $10 off $25 in select departments with code HOORAY25 or use code HOORAY for an extra 10-20% off certain departments (see site for details).  Extra 25% off clearance, no code required!  Plus 2% cashback from QR!

Office Depot:  Memorial Day special deals throughout the site!  Up to 2% cashback from QR!

PETCO:  Don’t forget your pets this Memorial Day!  Take an extra $10 off $60 orders with code may10 at checkout!  You’ll earn 4% cashback from QR, too!

Puritan’s Pride:  Get up to 80% off on best sellers and some of these are ALSO Buy 1 Get 2 Free, and $25+ orders ship free!  6% cashback from QR!

ShoeBuy:  8% cashback plus an extra 25% off with code MEMDAY and free shipping on all orders, plus free return shipping if the shoes don’t fit!  You’ll find savings of up to 65% on shoes and accessories under the Sale tab on top brands like Keds, Sperry, Easy Spirit, The North Face, and more!

Target:  30% off reg. priced clothing for the family with coupon code MEM30 and code HERO takes an extra 10% off regular or sale priced bed & bath, furniture, and decor items!  Get 10% off college gear when you start a college registry!  Pay with your Target debit or credit Red Card for an extra 5% off and free shipping with no minimum (don’t have one?  apply here!).  Plus, you’ll earn 0.75% cashback on most items at Target!

Walmart:  Rollback Roundup with thousands of new items added!  Sale on jewelry, watches, hunting equipment, and more!  1% cashback from QR on most items!

These are just a few of our shoppers’ favorite cashback stores — see all cashback stores here and discover what YOUR favorites have on sale for Memorial Day Weekend!