Are there any other pitfalls to avoid?
“This sounds simple but you need to make sure you remember to log into the cashback service before you make a purchase,” says Hassan. This is especially critical with bigger items, such as a fridge, as you cannot retroactively go back and repurchase things for the cashback later if you forget.
Additionally, the old adage about shopping around still applies, adds Hassan. “Just because there might be a decent offer on one website, it doesn’t mean it’s the cheapest price.”
As with any online deal, shoppers must always be wary of any enterprise that encourages spending more than you’ve budgeted for, warns Maher. “If you’re overspending for the sake of a marginal saving, then are you really saving at all?”