Review for Shopback’s Cashback and RebateMango Introduction

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My first encounter with Shopback was when I started exploring the world of online shopping. Since then I’ve not looked back and my online shopping has increased, much to the dismay of my wallet. 

 

Shopback basically gives you cashback for using them since they are paid a commission for driving sales to their partners. Initially it sounded like something which was too good to be true. Who would get rewarded when shopping online through a third party? But tried I did and true it was.

With over 300 stores, there certainly is plenty to ogle at and the best part is that you get back a portion of your purchase in the form of cashback. And it doesn't just stop at Fashion, there are so many shops to choose, from those that sell food & beverage all the way to travel and lifestyle. It really is an online shopping haven.


I’ve managed to cash out about SGD$90 (within 2 years of moderate online spending), straight into my bank account. They were mostly from Expedia, food delivery (e.g. Foodpanda and Deliveroo), grocery, Shopee and Qoo10, but if already shop at more of the listed shops you’ll get more cashback. You’ll also get cashback with the mobile app, and ShopBack Go when eating at restaurants that they have partnered with. All you need to do is link the credit card you will be using for payment in the app. It’s that easy.





Cashing out the “bonus” pocket money is also easy: all you have to do is choose if you want to cash out to your bank account or your Paypal account. The minimum amount to cash out for both bank account and Paypal account is SGD$10 (which is not that hard to achieve).


There used to be coupons you could use in addition to the cashback, but now even if there is a lack of coupons, you still get credit card rewards on top of your cashback and it costs nothing (extra). The only downside of Shopback I can think of is having to check and calculate that you are getting the right amount of cashback based on the rate displayed.


If you are interested to try out Shopback and want a SGD$5 coupon you can use on your first purchase, sign up here!



Probably due to the covid situation, some shops such as Deliveroo and Qoo10 are not offering any cashback in Shopback for the moment. So, I started researching for an alternative and lo and behold, there is RebateMango.



Rebate Mango

RebateMango offers you a choice of rewards, whether it be cashback, airline miles, or other types of rebates like CapitaStar STAR$®. The more you spend through their site, the higher your rewards tier will be. You can also get other rewards, like airline miles and CapitaStar STAR$®.



In addition to the reward you select (e.g. cashback, airline miles and CapitaStar STAR$® etc..), the site gives you loyalty points (in the form of mangoes). Every S$1 spent through RebateMango gets you 5 mangoes. Rack up enough mangoes to reach Green and Gold membership tiers to enjoy even more cashback.

For cashback, you need to accumulate a minimum of SGD$10 before you can withdraw to your bank / PayPal account. But when it comes to points/miles, no withdrawal is required as RebateMango will automatically credit the miles to your account once the transaction has been confirmed.

One drawback of RebateMango to note is the need to keep your account constantly active. Any account that is left dormant for a year will be deemed inactive, and all accumulated cashback or rewards will be forfeited.

I have not yet managed to hit the minimum sum for cashout, so no comments on that for the moment. One thing I dislike is the interface: it is more cluttered and harder to navigate when compared to the Shopback website, it also looks less professional. Another dislike is the lack of visibility of when a cashback would be confirmed, it not mentioned in the dashboard (unlike Shopback), so it’s a waiting game, I guess.



Still, if you want to try out RebateMango and want a SGD$5 bonus cashback with your 1st transaction, sign up here!


Have you tried either Shopback or RebateMango or both? Which was your favorite?
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