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How To Earn Cash Back, Loyalty Points, And Free Rewards

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Back to school season is the perfect time to find simple methods to save money. One of the easiest ways to do this is by collecting points you can later redeem for free rewards.

Listed below are various loyalty programs available on a mobile and the web to make this year supercharged with great offers that won’t cost you a penny.

Drop

Download the app to your phone to earn rewards for your everyday purchases. Simply connect your credit or debit card, and you’re good to go. Drop works by converting what you purchase into rewards for points, which allows you to redeem gift cards to yourfavoritee retailers. It is free, easy, and secure.

Upon signup, enter l0dyz for additional points.

Carrot

Would you like to earn points every time you walk? Carrot encourages its users to live a healthy lifestyle by making smarter health decisions. Any time you do something on the app, you get rewarded. There are short quizzes on living well, which you can finish within minutes. In addition to that, you get a personalized step goal to meet every day. If you walk the set number of steps within twenty-four hours, it grants you points to a program of your choosing such as Aeroplan, Drop, Petro, Scene, among others.

Use the code uoft for bonus points.

Swagbucks

The site provides gift cards and cash for doing things you probably already do on the web like shopping online, watching videos, answering surveys, just to name a few. Afterwards, exchange your Swagbucks for gift cards to retailers of your choice such as Amazon or cash back via PayPal.

Ebates

You get cash back for shopping online as the program returns a percentage of your purchase back into your pocket. It’s that easy. All you need is an email address to sign up. Ebates will pay you however you want. You can decide between mailing a cheque to your address or transferring the money to your PayPal account. If you’re feeling extra generous, you can opt to have your earnings sent to a charity of your choice.

Scene

You accumulate points through purchases at theatres or restaurants for movies and meals. After seeing ten movies, you can watch one for free. For every 1,000 points, you get a free general admission movie ticket or $10 off at participating restaurants. You earn one point for every three that you spend at the following establishments: Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s Montana’s, Milestones, East Side Mario’s, Kelsey’s, Bier Markt, and Fionn MacCool’s, D’Arcy McGee’s, Paddy Flaherty’s, Tir nan Òg. Members receive an additional 10% discount at Cineplex theatres across the country. What’s more, you may win free movies, VIP experiences, and other prizes.

Student Price Card (SPC)

Who doesn’t love discounts and deals? All you need is a card to receive savings instantly. As a student, you’re able to take advantage of some amazing deals and offers from SPC. Purchasing a card for just $10 sets you up for great savings to many stores and restaurants all year long. You’re then able to save on many of your beauty, fashion, and travel purchases.

Starbucks

You can sign up for their rewards program with a gift card or a star code. You earn two stars for every one dollar you spend. As a member, your stars let you claim free food, drinks, refills, and so much more. Feel free to order a free drink of any size on your birthday. If you want, you have the option to order ahead on your cellular device, so you don’t have to wait in line. Additionally, there are member exclusive events and offers.

Plum

You earn five points for every dollar you spend in store or online. Eventually, you’re able to take anywhere from $5 to $100 off on your next purchase. You also receive bonus rewards on your birthday and anniversary. There are extra offers and invitations to special events for members.

With so many ways you can earn cash, points, and rewards, what’s your favourite loyalty program?

Herminia Chow

Herminia Chow hopes to major in Book and Media Studies while doing a double minor in English along with Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Toronto. She is a writer, a blogger, and an avid reader of all things.