Been a few weeks since I last posted here, hope everyone of you are doing good.
Recently, I got invited to try out and review ShopBack via an email submitted using my website's suggestion form. I personally use ShopBack even before I got invited to try it out, and it is great. Today, I want to take some time to write about them, and also to share some of my personal experience.
What is ShopBack?
ShopBack is a cashback site that provides cashback for shopping with more than 500 merchant stores. ShopBack acts as the 'referral' to your favorite shopping websites. When you shop using ShopBack, ShopBack gets a commission from your purchases and part of the commission earned from the 'referral' is given back to you instead.
Popupar merchants available at ShopBack includes, Courts, Apple and Lazada
You will be getting back cold hard cash, back from your purchases. This is one of the ways many YouTubers earn from their videos. For eg. YouTubers recommend/reviews a product, then providing a link with their affiliate code so that they will get a monetary kick back from your purchases. The difference is that now, you get to keep part of the commission!
My personal experience using ShopBack
I will be sharing my experience using ShopBack with Lazada today.
By now, most of you should know that I'm an Application Developer and I use an OnePlus 3 as my daily driver. I got my OnePlus 3 from Lazada as Lazada is the only authorized reseller of OnePlus products in Singapore. The phone itself costs SGD$649, but with ShopBack (and coupon codes), I got my phone at just SGD$600~
You must be thinking right now, WHAT?? ShopBack works with coupon codes? YES! It does, but of course every merchant site have their own terms and conditions that you have to read at ShopBack website and Lazada does support stacking coupon with cashback.
So if you're looking to enjoy even bigger cashback on top of discounts from, say, AliExpress coupons, ShopBack is the place to go. They even have a page listing down all the available coupons you can use. Very convenient
First, I created an account with ShopBack using my Facebook account. It is quick, simple, and fuss free. Within a few clicks, you should be ready to start earning cashback off your purchases.
Search for your products, brands and stores indicated in the blue box above in my image. For me, I searched for Lazada as I wanted cashback for buying my phone
This page will provide all the information you need to start getting your cashback. From the above image, you can see that it takes 2 days for ShopBack to track your Lazada purchases, and your cashback can be cashed out within 75 days. Below that, you see the ShopBack tiers for different categories of purchase. For eg. If you are a new Lazada customer and buying Electronics, you will get 2.50% of cashback, so on and so forth.
Once you have read all the important information regarding your favorite merchant, it is time to start getting cashback. Click on the red/orange Shop Now button and you will be redirected to your merchant page in a jiffy.
Shop as per normal, add your products to your cart, apply whatever coupon codes that is available at your time of purchase, and check out your items. It is as simple as that, you are earning cashback from your purchases!
Next, you want to fill in your payment details so ShopBack can pay you your cashback from all your shopping. Go to the top right corner of the ShopBack home page, click on your profile icon and select 'My Account'. You will then see the Payment Details box for you to fill up your payment method.
Payment methods like PayPal, and Bank Transfer are supported by ShopBack. Bank Transfer support all local banks from the most common ones like DBS/POSB, OCBC to HSBC and Maybank. So it is almost impossible for you to not get your cashback from ShopBack. Of course, you can also forfeit your cashback and transfer your cashback to my bank account instead :P
SGD$634.00 - SGD$36.70 = SGD$597.30!!
Once the redeemable period expires, it is time to cash out your cashback, go to your cashback information page. Check the amount available for payout and proceed with a payout to your configured bank account/PayPal. It's that simple!
Tips to ensure that you will get your cashback
Nowadays, people like to use AdBlock on their browsers while surfing the internet. Please make sure that you either whitelist ShopBack or disable your AdBlock plugin when shopping with ShopBack. When you click on the Shop Now button on ShopBack site, the website will inject a cookie in your browser to be able to track your purchases on your favorite merchant site. With AdBlock enabled, the cookies are blocked. With cookies blocked, ShopBack will be unable to track your purchases correctly.
I used ShopBack and I'm not getting any cashback from my purchases, you must be lying!
There are many reasons as to why your purchases are not getting tracked on ShopBack, but fret not. ShopBack have a page for you to report your missing cashback.
This actually happened to me once and I'm glad that my issue got resolved and my cashback is credited back to my ShopBack account within a few weeks. The reason why it can take so long for them to check is because they need to check with your merchant that the purchase is indeed successful before they credit the balances to your account. I can assure you that they are not trying to delay payment or anything like that.
Please do note that you can only cash out when you have earned at least SGD$10 of cashback in your account.
Thank you for taking the time to read this post, and I hope this will help someone out there to get more out of your online shopping experience.
Oh yes, you can also use my referral link to help out my website. You will also get a SGD$5 sign up bonus, and another SGD$5 when you make your first purchase with ShopBack!
As always, take care and I'll see you soon
Updated: 20 Aug 2021
Dazhong Primary School
Bukit View Secondary School
(Diploma in Computer Engineering)
University of Wollongong
(Bachelor of Computer Science - Digital System Security with Distinction)