Rewards programs can help consumers save money if they're used right. The best rewards programs are cash back, but they don't all work that way. Retailers sometimes give rewards in the form of free product with restrictions that consumers have to … [Read more...] about Retail Rewards Programs: Beware!
I'm a fan of rewards programs, taking advantage of them as often as I can. Not all rewards programs are created equal, however. It's critical that consumers know exactly how a rewards program works before diving head first to earn points and redeem … [Read more...] about Not All Store Rewards Programs Are Created Equally
The return address on the envelope indicated my rebate from Menards, a big box hardware store, had arrived. A few months ago I purchased a plastic, put it together yourself shed that was on sale AND had a $50 mail in rebate. I opened the envelope … [Read more...] about I Expected A Rebate Check, But Got A Merchandise Credit Instead
February is a special month for me for two reasons. First, it's the month in which I receive my Costco membership renewal notification, which means I also receive my Costco Executive Membership rewards check. Second, it's the month in which Costco … [Read more...] about What You Need To Know About Costco Cash Back Rewards
I was clearing out my email inbox earlier this week, and I found one of those, â€œWe've missed you!â€ emails from Swagbucks. There's a name I haven't heard for awhile. If you've never heard of Swagbucks, it's a service you can register for and earn … [Read more...] about How I’m Funding Christmas 2016 Through Rewards Programs and Side Hustles
I learned this week that I've made a mistake. I didn't take the time to learn all the details of the changes to my benefit package in 2015, and discovered that I haven't taken full advantage of a physical activity program. Each year, my employer … [Read more...] about Missed Opportunity: Physical Activity Rewards Program