An Awesome Portal Experience
Good morning everyone. A lot of my miles & points strategy revolves around shopping portals. I religiously use Cashback Monitor to ensure I am getting the best rebate when shopping online and always go through a portal before making a purchase. For more, see: Shopping Portal Strategy – Save the Most Money in the Least Amount of Time
Yesterday I came across a deal for printer toner (that I need) at Super Media Store. You may have never heard of Super Media Store, but I have actually purchased things from them before. I also know that they used to pay quite a lot through portals.
Unfortunately their portal payouts aren’t what they once were, but Top Cashback had the best rate of return at 4%. Not a huge amount, but every penny counts. So I clicked through Top Cashback and placed my order at 10:26am, the cashback confirmation came at 11:42am and the product shipped at 1:34pm. Pretty outstanding.
Super Media Store is a small company so my guess is they have someone there to approve the transactions as they come in. This is by far the fastest I have ever seen a purchase post to a cashback portal. It generally takes a few days in my experience.
It can be easy to forget to check for cashback, so I appreciate portals like Top Cashback that email you when a purchase posts. While I don’t expect future purchases to show up so quickly, at least now I know that it is possible.
How about you? What is the quickest you have ever seen a purchase post to a shopping portal?