MyShoppingRewards.com: a review

ERM, SO WHAT’S IT ABOUT THEN?

MyShoppingRewards is pretty much self-explanatory I think – what it offers is in the name – whenever you purchase a product online, you get money back on it.

With over 600 UK shops on their books, ranging from eBay to Lastminute.com to HMV, you can get up to 30% cashback on purchases you make.

I never really joined MyShoppingRewards for the potential cashback on purchases as I tend not to shop online that much anyway. I joined up because of the cashback I could get from entering competitions, completing surveys, signing up to newsletters, searching for products on sites. These are free to do, I don’t have to spend a penny.

These free tasks pay anywhere from £0.02p-£0.75 per completion – there are quite a few of them available – lots of £0.30-£0.75 tasks – there were over 20 of those at my time of counting.

OTHER TIDBITS OF USEFUL INFO YOU WANNA DIVULGE?

a) well there’s a £3.50 welcome bonus when you join.

b) they cash out at £20

c) the site’s for UK residents only, I’m afraid

d) they pay via cheque only. No Paypal, hun. Sorry.

e) they have a nifty little automated reminder service – I guess one of the things you could use it for is, for instance, if you sign up for trial offers that you get cashback on – you could then use the service to remind you when to cancel the trial.

AND HOW MUCH, MY MERRY MAIDEN, HAVE YOU EARNED SO FAR?

As I prefer Pigsback.com, I really don’t use MyShoppingRewards that often and my earnings reflect that. I made £20 last year and I have around £12 in there at the mo’. To be honest, once I hit the £20 mark this year, I plan on leaving my account dormant. Nothing particularly wrong with the site – but I guess it boils down to personal preference and Pigsback suits me better.

AND WHEN DO YOU GET PAID?

Wait for it – 60 DAYS.

Yep.

SH*T, WHY?

‘Cos apparently, because they deal with over 600 UK shops, taking into account fraud and everything, that’s how long it takes for these shops to pay up.

OK.

They also say and I quote:

“This waiting period is standard within all cashback sites.”

…which I don’t totally get – Pigsback definitely don’t take that long.

HOWEVER…

…how long it takes is how long it takes – that’s their way of doing things, I guess. What I usually do is do my free tasks as normal and forget about how long it takes for the cheque to arrive so that when I finally do get the cheque in the post, it’s a pleasant surprise!

If you live in the UK, try it out – might well be your cup of chai.

2 comments

  1. 2ThePoint

    Hi Merqury!

    Yep, that is a shame. Maybe they’re taking it a step at a time – first the UK, then maybe other areas in the future.

    You take care / have a great week ahead / and thanks for passing by.

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