Find the Best Grill, Get Cash Back

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Summer is here and, wait…

*goes to calendar, confirms that yes, summer is indeed here*  

… and yes, the season for grilling and chilling has arrived!

If your backyard barbecues need some new fire, you might be wondering where to start in the search for a new grill. Do you go gas? Charcoal? Wood pellets? And what size?

Consumer Reports breaks down the wide array of choices, noting that, in general:

“Gas is more convenient because you simply turn the burners on to start the grill. Charcoal gives you a greater degree of control—you determine the amount of heat by the size of the fire you build. Pellet grills, which use wood pellets, are meant to offer the taste of cooking with wood, plus unmatched precision—they have digital thermostats that allow you to dial in a precise cooking temperature.”

CR has great advice, but ours is much more succinct: Whichever grill you buy. Get it with cash back here.

This Glass Chair Mat Could Make Your Home Office Complete

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The future of work has arrived, and – yesss! – it’s from home.

The trend of working remotely had been building for years, but the pandemic took it to the stratosphere.

A new survey from 451 Research found that 67% of respondents expect that their work-from-home policies will become permanent, or at least remain in place for the long term. That means the need for a comfortable, productivity-centric environment.

So what do you need for a great home office?

  • Good lighting
  • A comfortable and supportive chair
  • A sturdy and spacious desk
  • The proper tech, including a capable computer, modem/router, and whatever else your job calls for

Those are the essentials, of course. But if you’re looking to elevate your setup, check out these glass chair mats from Vitrazza.

A premium alternative to the standard, worn-out plastic floor mats, these mats are made of brilliant, super-strong glass with furniture-quality polished edges. You can protect your floors, achieve greater mobility, and add a touch of class to your home office all at the same time.

And what’s more, right now Save and Earn members get double cash back (nearly 3%) on their purchases at Vitrazza, so you can complete your home office and save money. Just sign in and shop as normal here.

Happy shopping.

BOPIS (Buy Online Pick Up in Store Up) Hits the Big Time

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Another day, another sign that our country’s shopping habits have changed.

In recent weeks, we’ve seen how the pandemic has led to more online shopping, more grocery deliveries, and fewer travel-related purchases. Now, comes news that BOPIS (Buy Online Pick Up In Store), a term mostly used in retail management circles, might be ready to cross into mainstream pop culture.

Adobe Analytics via (Digital Commerce 360) reports BOPIS orders increased a whopping 208% in April over the same period in 2019, based on online sales data from trillions of anonymous visits to retail sites and tens of millions of product SKUs from 80 of the top 100 retailers in the Digital Commerce 360 Top 1000. The stats are based on 18 product categories including apparel, electronics, home, grocery, appliance, personal care, office supplies, and more.

And just as we’ve seen with other recent trends, this one isn’t likely to fade away any time soon.

In the article 7 Actions Retailers Need to Take When Reopening, Internet Retailing points to BOPIS as a key ingredient for success in a COVID or post-COVID world. “Real-time inventory at the store level, order information and ecommerce must be unified to execute BOPIS, and the pickup process should be optimized for speed while providing a positive customer service experience,” writes Mary Adams.

In fact, even before the pandemic, ecommerce sales were up 14.9% in 2019. Clearly the winds are blowing in a specific direction.

Save and Earn provides cash back shopping at more than 1,400 stores, many of which, by the way, let you buy online and pick up in store. That means no shipping costs plus that sweet cash back.

What’s required on your part? Simply signing up for your free membership.

Pandemic Prompts Changes in Credit Card Rewards Programs

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Getting cash back when shopping with Save and Earn, while also using a cash back credit card, has long been the go-to move for smart online shoppers. It’s a 1-2 punch that really can save you a bundle.

Now, in a COVID-19 world, some of the companies behind those credit cards are making changes. Crunchbase reports those changes are in response to the new shopping habits being seen in their customers, with less travel and restaurant purchases being made and more online shopping and home improvement activity.

The article cites Bank of America cardholders – who choose where they want to receive 3% cash back on their purchases – as a prime example of those whose shopping priorities have noticeably shifted.

Other trends worth noting:

  • Chase and American Express are offering rewards for money spend on food delivery
  • Fewer people are using ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft
  • More people are spending are products related to working from home, whether it’s a new desk, laptop, or software

And in case you haven’t heard, Save and Earn has made shopping from home even more rewarding. We’ve doubled the cash back rates at more than 1,400 stores, making it the perfect to way to get your essentials (and sure, that unicorn lava lamp too).

Shop with double cash back now.

Yessss: Get Comfortable Face Masks with Cash Back

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No matter how quickly and conclusively we get through the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s clear that owning a face mask (or masks) is important.

That’s why we’re proud today to welcome Face Tek™ to the Save and Earn family.

Thorlos’ Face Tek™ masks exceed CDC recommendations for face coverings, and yet there’s no need to sacrifice comfort, with moisture-wicking, anti-microbial fabrics and a wrap-around fit.

Each mask features CuTEC™ Copper-Ion Technology and is designed to protect you and those around else around by minimizing your chances of being exposed to the coronavirus. Face Tek masks are also made in the USA.

And yes, signing in first to Save and Earn means you’ll get cash back on your Face Tek™ purchases—right now to the sweet tune of 4.8%.

Shop from home. Stay healthy. Get cash back.  

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America’s Shopping Habits May Have Just Changed for Good

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To no one’s surprise, online shopping has soared in 2020.

With most of America in some form of a lockdown for two-plus months, a record number of consumers have been going to their phones and computers to make their purchases.

Target’s digital sales spiked more than 140% over the same period in 2019. Walmart’s e-commerce business posted a 74% increase in the first quarter. Best Buy’s online sales surged 154% from last year.

And while in-store shopping is now slowly picking up, many experts say it’s likely our shopping habits have now changed forever.

For example: Millions of Americans have now sampled – if not fully embraced – grocery pickup and delivery.

“We will see some bounce-back as lockdowns ease, but a large part of the shift to online shopping will be permanent,” said Mark Vitner, senior economist at Wells Fargo Securities, speaking to Bloomberg.

The speculation is that, combined with the obvious economic downturn, the move to more people shopping online will force many brick-and-mortar retailers to close, which in turn will lead even more people to shop from home.

Whether money is tight for you right now or not, shopping online with the addition of cash back is simply the smartest way to shop.

Log into Save and Earn or create a free account and start getting paid to shop from the comfort and safety of your home today.

Game On! CDKeys.com Joins Save and Earn

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Think about it. Of all the great times there have been to be a gamer over the decades, this may be the best.

We’ve never had to spend this much time at home, making game-playing practically mandatory (!), and gaming technology is firing on all cylinders, whether it’s console, PC, or phone.

Another case in point: CD Keys.com.

For more than 20 years, CDKeys has been providing the best digital codes for the hottest games. There’s never a need to pay full price or wait for a game—you’re playing within it minutes of your purchase.

And now things get even better for gamers, as we’re proud to welcome CDKeys.com to the Save and Earn family!

That means right now, as we’re putting Health First and doubling your cash back, you’ll get 2.88% cash back on all your games.

Get into a multiplayer skirmish with the new Call of Duty; lose yourself in a charming indie adventure like Life is Strange; hit the hardwood with NBA2K20; the possibilities are endless.

From PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo to Steam, Origin, and iTunes, CDKeys.com has the games you want with instant gratifitcation—and now, cash back!

Get your games with cash back here.

LensCrafters Joins the Save and Earn Family

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Today, we’re excited to welcome a new member to the cash back family: LensCrafters!

For decades, LensCrafters has been the place where state-of-the-art vision technology gets paired with a truly personal approach to eye care.

Whether it’s eyeglasses, sunglasses, or contact lenses, your prescription needs are ready to be met by a team of trusted experts.

When it comes to your frames, LensCrafters offers a wide variety of brands, including Ray-Ban, Oakley, Versace, Coach, Michael Kors, Prada, and more.

And now, Save and Earn shoppers can get 4.8% cash back on their purchases! Buying glasses can be expensive, so this is a great way to cut your costs.

Just start your shopping here, be sure to sign into your free Save and Earn account, and you’re on your way to major cash back!

We’re also happy to report that LencCrafters is part of Luxottica Group, which is donating 8,000 pairs of protective eyewear and 100,000 masks to hospitals in New York, California, Atlanta, and Cincinnati.

Stay safe.

3 Ways Shopping with Cash Back is Like Using The Force

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 May the 4th be with you!

As we were sipping our blue milk this morning, we realized there are actually a few common bonds between cash back shopping and using “The Force.”

Are we reaching a bit? Sure, but when it comes to brainstorming a Star Wars Day-related post for The Bargain Buzz, it’s do or do not. There is no try.

So here we go. Our top 3 ways shopping with cash back is like using the force:

Both Come with Great Rewards

Whether it’s wiping out a squad of stormtroopers or seeing your savings stack up, both superpowers come with distinct rewards. Unlike The Force, though, cash back shopping cannot be used nefariously to rule the universe (we think).

Discipline is Required to Excel

Luke didn’t just jump into Jedi Master status—it took guidance and training from Obi-Wan and Yoda, plus real-world experience. Now, while there’s absolutely no excursions to Dagobah needed to master cash back shopping, one does need to make sure they’re signed into Save and Earn before they shop.

Each Skill has an Iconic Tool  

The lightsaber is the time-honored weapon that no Jedi is complete without. For world-class cash back shoppers, it’s Save and Earn. We know what you’re thinking: Who would win in a duel? While we can’t say for sure, we do know only our galaxy can deliver savings up to 30% at more than 1,400 stores.

Ready to become a hero? Start here.

Your Car Insurance Company Might Owe You Money

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Yes, that headline is correct.

With millions of Americans out of work, and millions more working from home, the roads haven’t been this quiet in decades. In fact, personal vehicle travel in the U.S. is down nearly 50 percent compared with typical traffic volume, according to Inrix, a provider of traffic data.

And with fewer cars on the road comes fewer opportunities for accidents, and that means shrinking risks for insurance companies, and that should mean lower premiums for consumers.

Consumer Reports has an informative piece on this, and how some insurers have started giving rebates of up to 15 percent on insurance premiums, while others have relaxed their payment and cancellation terms as well.

According to the article, “depending on their insurer, customers will likely see these refunds applied automatically—either as premium reductions or account credits.” For example, Allstate is promising most customers will see a 15 percent rebate on premiums for April and May.

Our advice: Give your insurance company a call. It can’t hurt, and if you don’t have a payment due soon, it might be your best way of seeing any savings.