Best Rewards Programs for Shopping - Shopping Rebate Comparison


Best Rewards Programs for Shopping - Shopping Rebate Comparison Oct 2005

Merchant BM CM CR EB FW FR FS GP ML MS MP PP QR QP UP
1800Flowers4.0% 7.5% 6.0% 10.0% 7.0% 5.7% 4.8% 1.2% 3.7% 3.2% 8.3% 3.4% 6.0% 10.0% 5.0%
1800PetMeds 7.0% 6.0% 5.0% 6.0% 8.0% 5.7% - - 5.6% 4.1% $6.25 4.0% 5.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Avon 9.0% 6.0% 5.3% 4.0% 5.0% 3.8% 10.4% 1.2% 3.7% 3.4% 4.2% 4.6% 5.3% 8.0% 5.0%
Barnes&Noble 3.0% 2.5% 4.1% 4.0% 4.0% 2.4% 1.6% - - 1.6% 3.3% 2.9% 4.1% - 3.0%
BestBuy 1.0% 1.5% .7-1.1% 1.0% - 0.5% 1.6% 1.2% 0.9% 0.7% 1.7% 0.6% 1.1% - 1.0%
BestDealMagazines - - - 10.0% - 7.5% - - - - - - 10.0% - -
Blair 6.0% 5.0% 5.0% - 6.0% 4.2% 4.8% 1.2% 3.7% 2.7% 4.2% 5.2% 5.0% - 5.0%
BookCloseouts - - 5.0% 7.0% 7.0% - - - - - - 5.7% 6.7% - -
Buy.com 2.0% 1.5% 2.1% 2.0% 2.0% 1.9% 1.6% - 1.4% 1.4% 1.7% 1.7% 2.1% - 2.0%
Chadwicks 3.0% 2.5% 3.0% 3.0% 3.0% 2.4% 2.4% 1.2% 2.3% 1.6% 1.7% 2.9% 3.0% - 3.0%
CircuitCity 2.0% 0.5% 0.75-2% 2.0% 2.0% 0.5% 0.8% 1.2% 0.5% 0.7% 1.7% 0.6% 2.1% - 2.0%
ColdwaterCreek 5.0% 2.5% 2.8% 4.0% - 2.8% - - 3.2% 2.0% 1.7% - - - 3.0%
CollectionsEtc - - - 3.0% 3.0% - - 1.2% 2.3% - - - 3.5% - 3.0%
CompUSA 2.0% 1.5% - 4.0% 1.5% 1.4% 1.6% - 1.4% 0.9% 1.7% 1.7% 2.1% - 1.0%
Cooking 4.0% - 4.5% 6.0% 4.0% - - - - 2.0% 3.3% 4.0% 4.5% - 6.0%
Crucial - - 3.5% 5.0% 3.3% - - - - - - 4.0% 5.0% 6.0% -
David'sCookies 4.0% - 5.1% 5.0% 5.0% 2.8% 2.4% - - 1.4% 3.3% 4.6% 5.1% - 6.0%




Merchant BM CM CR EB FW FR FS GP ML MS MP PP QR QP UP
Dell (Home) 2.0% 2.0% 0.5% 2.0% 3.0% 0.5% 1.6% 1.2% 0.5% 0.9% 1.7% 0.6% 0.5% 2.0% 2.0%
DicksSporting 3.0% 2.5% 4.1% 3.0% 3.3% - - - 2.3% 1.6% - 2.9% 4.1% - 2.0%
DisneyDirect - 2.5% 2.5% 4.0% - 1.9% - 1.2% 2.3% 1.6% 1.7% 2.9% 3.0% - 4.0%
Domestications 5.0% - 5.1% - - - 0.8% - 0.9% 2.3% 1.7% 1.1% 1.1% 6.0% 2.0%
Drugstore 6.0% 5.0% 6.5% 5.0% 6.6% 4.7% 4.0% 1.2% 4.6% 3.4% - 5.7% 6.5% 8.0% 4.0%
Ebags 7.0% 5.0% 4.5% - 6.0% 4.2% 4.0% 1.2% 4.6% 2.7% - 4.0% 7.0% - 6.0%
EddieBauer 5.0% 3.0% 3.5% 3.0% 4.0% 2.4% 2.4% 1.2% 2.8% 1.4% 1.7% 2.9% 4.1% - 3.0%
Expedia $1.00 0.5% - 1.0% 1.0% 1.9% 0.8% - 0.9% - - $0.57 3.0% - 1.0%
Florist.com - - 4-10% 5.0% - 8.5% - - 3.2% 2.3% - 8.6% 11.0% - 10.0%
Fossil 11.0% 5.0% 8.0% 8.0% 8.8% 7.1% 4.0% 1.2% 4.6% 2.3% $4.17+1 - 7.0% 10.0% 10.0%
FragranceNet 3.0% 6.0% 5.0% 7.0% 7.5% 5.7% 3.2% 1.2% 5.1% 2.3% $1.67 - 7.1% - 7.0%
FranklinCovey 5.0% - 0.5-12.5% 4.0% 6.6% - - - 0.9% - - - 7.0% - 6.0%
FTD 5.0% 4.0% 4.5% 10.0% 8.0% 3.8% 8.0% 6.0% 3.7% 2.5% $6.25 3.4% 5.5% - 10.0%
Gap.com - 3.5% - 3.0% 3.3% 1.9% 1.6% - 1.9% 1.1% 1.7% 2.9% 3.3% - 3.0%
GardenersSupply 5.0% 4.0% 4.0% 5.0% 5.5% - - 1.2% 6.5% - - - 6.0% - 5.0%
Gateway 1.0% 1.0% 1.5% 2.0% 2.2% 0.9% 0.8% - 0.9% 0.9% 1.7% 1.1% 1.5% - 2.0%
GiftBaskets 5.0% 7.5% 5.0% 12.0% 8.0% 7.1% 4.0% 1.2% 4.6% 2.3% - - 6.0% - 10.0%
GiftCertificates - - 2.5%-3% 2.0% 3.0% 1.4% - 1.2% - - - 1.7% 3.0% - 3.0%




Merchant BM CM CR EB FW FR FS GP ML MS MP PP QR QP UP
GoCollect - - 8.0% - 7.0% - - - - 2.3% - 6.9% 7.5% - -
Half.com - - - 4.0% 2.0% - - - - - - - 2.0% 3.0% -
HallmarkFlowers 8.0% 4.0% - 9.0% 9.0% 5.7% 4.8% 1.2% 5.6% 3.4% 2.5% 5.7% 9.3% - 12.0%
HickoryFarms 5.0% 3.5% 4.0% 5.0% 5.5% - 3.2% 1.2% 3.2% 2.3% 2.5% 2.9% 5.5% - 5.0%
HomeDepot 2.0% 1.5% 1.5% 3.0% 3.0% - - - - - 3.3% - 1.6% - 2.0%
Hotwire 2.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 2.0% 0.9% - - 0.9% - $6.25 - 1.1% - 2.0%
HSN 3.0% 2.0% 2%-4% - 4.0% 2.4% 1.6% 1.2% 1.9% 1.8% 1.7% 2.3% 4.0% 6.0% 4.0%
Improvements 3.0% - - 6.0% 6.0% - - - - - - - 3.1% - 4.0%
J&R Music - 1.5% 1.5% 2.0% 2.2% 2.4% 1.6% 1.2% 1.4% 1.1% - 1.7% 2.0% - -
JCPenney 4.0% - 2.0% 3.0% - 1.4% 2.4% 1.2% 1.4% - 1.7% 1.7% - - 3.0%
JCWhitney - - 4.0% 5.0% 5.0% 3.8% 4.0% 1.2% - 1.4% 1.7% 3.4% 4.0% - 3.0%
JoAnn - - 5.0% 4.0% 5.0% - - - 3.7% 2.3% 1.7% 3.4% 5.0% 6.0% 6.0%
JosABank 5.0% 4.0% 4.5% 6.0% 7.0% 7.5% 3.2% 1.2% 3.7% 2.3% - 4.6% 5.0% - 4.0%
JustMySize 3.0% 2.5% 3.0% 3.0% 3.3% - - 1.2% 2.3% 1.1% - 2.9% 3.2% - 4.0%
KBToys 3.0% 2.5% 1.5% 3.0% 3.0% 1.9% 2.4% - - 0.7% 1.7% - 1.5% 4.0% 2.0%
LandsEnd 3.0% 4.0% - 3.0% 4.0% 2.4% - 1.2% 2.3% 1.6% 4.2% - - - 3.0%
LaneBryant 4.0% 2.5% 2.5% 3.0% 2.2% - 2.4% 1.2% 2.3% 1.1% - 2.9% 2.6% 6.0% 3.0%
LensMart - - 4.5% - 4.0% - - - 4.6% - - 4.6% - - -




Merchant BM CM CR EB FW FR FS GP ML MS MP PP QR QP UP
LillianVernon 4.0% 7.5% 4.0% 7.0% 4.4% 2.8% 2.4% 1.2% 2.8% 2.0% - 3.4% 4.1% - 4.0%
LinensNThings 3.0% - 3.0% 3.0% 3.0% 2.4% - 1.2% 2.3% 1.6% - 2.9% 3.3% 4.0% -
LLBean 4.0% 2.5% - - - - - - 2.3% 1.1% - - 3.1% - 2.0%
Macys 3.0% 2.0% 2.8% 4.0% 2.0% 1.9% 2.4% 1.2% 1.9% 1.8% 1.7% 1.1% 2.8% 4.0% 3.0%
McAfee - - 5.0% 12.0% 12.0% - 6.4% 1.2% 6.9% 4.3% - 5.7% 7.0% 14.0% -
Mikasa - - 3.0% 4.0% 4.0% 2.8% 1.6% 1.2% 1.9% 1.1% 1.7% 2.3% 3.1% 4.0% 3.0%
Mother-ture - 6.0% 7.5% 7.0% 7.7% 7.5% - - 6.5% 4.3% 2.5% 6.9% 8.0% - -
MrsFields 4.0% - 3.3% 8.0% 4.0% 2.4% 3.2% 1.2% 3.7% 1.8% - 2.9% 3.5% - 4.0%
NetMagazines - - - - 12.0% 14.2% - - - - - - 18.0% - -
Nordstrom 3.0% 2.5% - 3.0% 3.3% 2.4% - 1.2% 2.3% 1.1% 1.7% - 3.3% - 3.0%
OfficeDepot 3.0% 2.5% 1.5% 1.0% 1.0% 0.9% 0.8% 1.2% 0.9% 1.4% 2.5%+2 1.1% 1.5% 2.0% 2.0%
OfficeMax 3.0% 2.0% 2.5% 3.0% 3.3% 1.9% 1.6% 1.2% 1.9% 1.1% - 1.7% 3.1% - 2.0%
Old-vy 3.0% 3.5% - 3.0% 3.3% 1.9% 1.6% - 1.9% 1.1% 1.7% 2.3% 3.1% - 3.0%
OneHanesPlace 3.0% 2.5% - 3.0% 3.3% - - 1.2% 2.3% 1.4% - - 3.1% - 3.0%
OneStepAhead 4.0% - 5.3% 5.0% 5.0% 3.8% - 1.2% 4.6% - 1.7% - 5.2% - 5.0%
OrientalTrading 3.0% 4.0% 3.0% 5.0% 3.0% 2.4% - - 2.3% 1.4% $4.173 - 3.3% - 4.0%
Overstock 4.0% 2.0% 2-3.5% - 4.0% 2.8% 2.4% 1.2% 2.8% 1.4% 8.3% 1.7% 3.6% 4.0% 3.0%
PacificSunwear - - 3.5% - 2.5% - - - 3.2% - - 4.6% 3.0% - -




Merchant BM CM CR EB FW FR FS GP ML MS MP PP QR QP UP
Perfumania 5.0% 5.0% 5.0% - - - - - 4.6% - - 5.7% 6.5% - -
Perso-lCreatns 6.0% - 8.0% 10.0% 4.0% - 3.2% - 6.9% 1.8% - 4.6% 6.0% - 8.0%
PETCO 4.0% 4.0% 4.0% 7.0% 3.3% 3.8% - - 3.7% - 2.5% 2.9% 4.0% 4.0% 7.0%
Petsmart 7.0% 4.0% 4.5% - 7.0% 3.8% 3.2% - 3.7% 1.4% - - 3.8% 8.0% 7.0%
Priceline 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 3.0% 2.0% $0.47 - - 1.4% - 1.7% $1.15 1.1% - 2.0%
ProFlowers 5.0% 4.0% 6.0% 7.0% 7.0% 3.8% - - 3.7% - $4.17 2.9% 7.1% - 10.0%
RadioShack 5.0% 3.0% - 1.0% 2.0% 2.8% 0.8% - 2.3% - 1.7% 1.1% 1.1% - 1.0%
RedEnvelope 7.0% 5.5% 4.5% 6.0% 6.6% 3.8% 3.2% 1.2% 3.7% 2.3% 2.5% 4.6% 6.1% - 4.0%
REI(not outlet) 3.0% - 3.0% 3.0% 3.0% - - - 2.3% 1.4% 1.7% - 3.1% - 3.0%
Restaurant.com - - 7.5% - - - - - 6.9% - - - 8.0% - -
RossSimons 7.0% - 3.0% 6.0% 3.3% - - - - 1.6% - - - - 3.0%
Sears.com 1.0% 1.0% 1.3% 2.0% 2.0% 0.9% 0.8% 1.2% 0.9% 0.7% 1.7% 1.1% 1.3% - 2.0%
Sephora 4.0% 2.5% 3.0% 3.0% 3.3% 2.4% - 1.2% 2.3% 1.6% 1.7% 2.9% 3.0% 4.0% 3.0%
SharperImage - 4.0% 6.0% 6.0% 6.6% 4.7% - 1.2% 4.6% 3.4% 3.3% 5.7% 7.0% - -
Shoebuy - - 6.0% 5.0% 10.0% - - - - 4.5% 3.3% 5.7% 6.5% - 10.0%
SierraTrading 5.0% - - - 3.3% 2.8% - 1.2% 2.3% 2.0% - - 3.1% 4.0% 3.0%
SmartBargains 4.0% 6.0% 4.3% 3.0% 4.0% 3.8% 3.2% - 4.6% 1.8% 8.3% 2.9% 4.5% - 4.0%
SonyMusicStore 5.0% 5.0% 7.0% 6.0% - - - 1.2% 4.6% - - 5.7% 7.0% 4.0% 4.0%




Merchant BM CM CR EB FW FR FS GP ML MS MP PP QR QP UP
Spiegel - - 2.5% 2.0% - - 2.4% 1.2% 2.3% 1.6% - 2.9% - - 2.0%
Staples4 2.0% - 2.0% 2.0% 2.0% 1.4% 1.6% - - 0.9% - - - - 2.0%
Target 7.0% 4.5% 4.0% 3.0% 4.4% 2.4% 4.8% 1.2% 2.3% 3.4% 5.0% 2.9% 4.1% 4.0% 4.0%
TheBabyOutlet - 4.5% 5.0% - - - - 1.2% 3.7% 1.8% - - 5.0% 6.0% -
TheSportsAuthority 4.0% 2.5% 3.0% 2.0% 3.0% 2.4% - - - 1.1% 1.7% - 3.0% - 3.0%
TigerDirect 2.0% 1.0% 1.5% - 3.0% 1.9% - - 0.9% - 1.7% 1.1% 1.6% 2.0% 2.0%
TimeLife - 7.0% 6.0% 5.0% 5.0% 3.8% - - 4.6% - - 5.7% 6.0% 8.0% 4.0%
TowerRecords 3.0% 2.0% 2.5% 3.0% 2.2% 1.9% 1.6% - 1.9% 1.1% - - 3.0% - 2.5%
Tupperware 4.0% 3.5% 4.5% 4.0% 4.4% 3.3% - 1.2% 3.2% 2.3% - 4.0% 4.5% - 5.0%
ValueMags 30.0% 7.5% 16.5% 25.0% 25.0% - 16.0% 1.2% - - - 17.2% 20.0% - -
VitaminShoppe 4.0% 4.0% - 5.0% - - - 1.2% - - - - 5.3% - 4.0%
Walmart - - - - - - - - - 1.4% - 2.9% - - 4.0%
YvesRocher - - - 15.0% 8.8% - 6.4% - $2.31 5.7% $6.25 - 10.5% - 8.0%
Zappos - - 10.0% - 6.0% 7.1% - - 6.9% 4.1% - 8.6% 10.0% 14.0% -




1 $25-$50.99 = $4.17; $51-$75.99 = $6.25; $76+ = $8.33
2 2.5% for orders under $50; $50-$99.99 = $4.17; $100-$199.99 = $8.33; $200-$399.99 = $16.67; $400+ = $41.67
3 $25 minimum order.
4 To ensure you are credited for Staples purchases, your shopping cart must be empty before clicking through the reward program's link to Staples, and you must complete your transaction during that one session.

 
Abbreviations: BM=BabyMint, CM=ClubMom, CR=CreationsRewards, EB=Ebates, FW = Fatwallet, FR = Freeride, FS=Freestyle Rewards, GP=Greenpoints, ML=Memolink, MS=Milesource, PP=PointPool, QP=QuizPoints, QR=QuickRewards, UP=Upromise

Rebates highlighted in green represent the best rebate for that particular merchant. The rewards program offering the lowest rate for that merchant is highlighted in red.

For programs that pay in points, points were converted to % by using the best (cheapest) $25 redemption (or $20 if no $25 offered).

Some merchants either exclude certain items from being eligible for any rebate, or pay a rebate that varies based on the products purchased. Because of this, the rewards programs may have exclusions, or may offer a variable percentage rebate based on the items you purchase. See the rewards program for details.

PointPool's shopping rates reflect the current 25% point bonus.

Rebate percentages for some programs change fairly often; this information was current as of Oct. 2005. **In June 2006, chart was revised to remove three now-defunct programs included in the original analysis.**  To verify the current rates, see the individual sites or visit http://www.sdrawer.com or http://www.evreward.com

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