The BargainMatch Team is at it again! This time they didn’t just add in even more awesome stores (about 200 new ones) to earn cash back from; they even took the site a step further. Now, instead of just being able to search for a product, you can also search for a store by name.
Did you know that BargainMatch.com is now home to over 1,900 participating stores? That’s crazy! The BargainMatch Team wants you to be able to get to the stores you love the most with no hassles. Before there was just page after page of stores listed alphabetically but now you can just type in a store name, click, and you are taken to the store’s page on BargainMatch.com. There you can view their cash back contribution and any available coupons.
Just start typing and you will see the possible results start showing up below the search box. You may not even need to type the full word in order to find your result. Take a look at this in action when I searched for Target.
I start typing “Target” and as soon as I get to the second letter I’m already seeing some possible results.
Voila! I only had to type in four letters and already I see Target as my result! Glad to see I will get 3% cash back, now pardon me but I have some shopping to do.
This is also now available for all of our clients. Have a website and interested in having your own cash back portal? Check out what BargainMatch has to offer!
Before you take that the wrong way, I’ll explain. I have been in love with Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics and that love now resembles an obsession.
The nearest Lush locations are both over a thirty minute drive from my house, and that’s without traffic. While I have really enjoyed Lush’s products, the distance of their stores has posed a big problem for me keeping my love for them as fresh as their products are. Because of this predicament, you can imagine how happy I was when I visited LushUSA.com in Firefox and the BargainMatch Browser Extension notified me that cash back was available. Score!
I really enjoy everything about Lush’s products. The quality, smell, the packaging (or lack thereof), their environmental awareness as a company – the whole thing! For instance, here is the Jumping Juniper Solid Shampoo that my son and I have been using non-stop for the past five weeks. It barely looks like it has been used at all! It does a great job cleaning hair, has lots of lather and leaves a nice scent. Next week is my birthday, so if you feel like sending a little gift I can be swayed to post a wish list.
If you haven’t downloaded the browser extension yet, I really suggest you do so before you spend even one more second shopping online. It’s currently available for Internet Explorer and Firefox. If you are a Chrome fan, don’t fret, we’ll have one for you soon!
Kowabunga (www.kowabunga.com) is our new daily deals website with a name you’ve definitely heard before! Offering consumers more deals in more locations, we are currently serving 52 markets and will be adding many more in soon. Not only will we have our own Kowabunga exclusive deals, we have pulled in the best deals from some of the top deal sites in the industry—all in one place!
Why daily deals?
- Your City – Daily deals are a great way for consumers to broaden their horizons by trying new places and activities around town without spending an arm and a leg.
- Gifts – Give a deal as a gift or buy a gift with a one the deals you find!
- Vacation – What better way to explore a new city than cashing in a bunch of deals on food, stores, and fun!
Because we know affiliates and what they want, Kowabunga is also excited about the launch of its affiliate program. Simplify your deal promotion efforts with accessing all the best deals from one source. Interested in finding out more? Read up on the Kowabunga Affiliate Program or contact us at email@example.com.
Visit www.kowabunga.com now and make sure to sign up to have daily deals emailed to you!
Love getting great deals and cash back but want it to be easier? The team at BargainMatch.com has just released an amazingly helpful browser extension to do just that. Sounds exciting, right? Install the browser extension now or read on to learn more about the extension and how easy it is to make sure you are getting the absolute best price on everything you buy from over 1,700 online stores.
Now, instead of having to start at BargainMatch.com in order to get coupons, cash back and great deals, all you have to do is install the extension (currently available for Mozilla FireFox and soon to be released for Internet Explorer and Google Chrome), log in once and then surf as usual. When you go to a website which has cash back and coupons available, a notification bar will drop down from the top of your browser to alert you. Since you have already logged in, your cash back will automatically be credited to your account after you complete your purchase.
Another cool feature of the extension is that when you use your favorite search engine and return results that include a participating store, you’ll be notified. The search engine notification comes in two forms. First, you’ll notice the same notification bar appear as when you directly visit a participating store’s website. Second, you’ll see the search results highlighted if they are offering cash back or coupons. Next to the highlighted search result you’ll see the BargainMatch tag icon. When you hover over the tag, you’ll see a bubble appear with the cash back amount and a list of any coupons available.
Speaking of coupons, BargainMatch is home to thousands of coupons, but they generally come in two variations. The first type of coupon requires a coupon code in order to be applied to your purchase. This is a code which, when you “Click to Get Code”, the activation code will automatically be copied to your clipboard so you can easily paste it into the coupon box during the checkout procedure. The second type of coupon utilizes a custom link. All you have to do is “Click to Activate” and you are instantly whisked away to the start page containing the special deal you selected.
This extension and the BargainMatch.com website are 100% free to use. Matter of fact, you even get paid cash back when you use it, so it’s better than free! We currently have over 1,700 participating stores and we are constantly reviewing and adding in new stores. Here is the full list of stores offering cash back. How many stores did you find that you are already shopping at? Take a moment to install the BargainMatch Browser Extension and see how easy it is to starting saving money and earning cash back!
Every year, the time comes. I try to ignore it as I chow down on burgers, fries, cupcakes and Rolo McFlurries. But living in Florida, it’s impossible (unless you are a recluse or vampire) and before you know it, BAM! It’s bathing suit season! Then the dread sets in and its time to scramble to find something that will be flattering, fit comfortably and not scare young children. Enter in Swimspot.com.
SwimSpot.com is not just your average online swimsuit retailer. Besides their wide array of swimsuits, you have the ability to sort by your body type to find a swimsuit that will work best on you. They also show you a video of the model wearing the suit so you can see what it looks like from all angles on a real person’s body (be that a very, very skinny person).
My favorite feature they offer is the Fit Specialist Program. The Fit Specialist Program offers you a one-on-one fit appointment to help you find the perfect swimsuit for your body type. My favorite part: you don’t have to take them in the dressing room with you!
Swimspot’s Fit Specialist program goes beyond a personalized shopping experience. It’s a philosophy and a service commitment. It’s why we’re here; and we’re dedicated to helping you find & buy head-turning designer swimwear with a perfect fit.
In case you don’t want to go that route, they also offer another great tool, the Bikini Builder. You can browse many great styles of tops and bottoms, and mix and match to get your own unique look.
While I don’t think purchasing a swimsuit will ever be an enjoyable experience, Swimspot.com has taken a lot of the guess work out of buying a swimsuit online and offers many tools to help you make a purchase you will be happy with. Plus, when you shop with SwimSpot.com through BargainMatch.com you’ll get 6% cash back.
I have a sneaker problem.
Whew, I said it. The fist step is admitting you have a problem.
My next confession, I love running but I am a very slow runner. I am so slow, that from a distance you might not be able to tell I’m running at all. I’ve also spent a lot of money on my little running hobby. Between race entries, heart rate monitors, knee braces, water bottles, Camelbaks, runner’s packs, compression clothing, dry-fit cushioned running socks, and many neutral cushioned running shoes, I have spent a pretty penny on the chance that any of the previously listed items might make me faster. News flash: they don’t!
Running a half marathon back in April completely drained me and I decided to take some time off from distance running. I was getting hurt, I wasn’t completing all of my training runs and I just wasn’t in love with running any more. I went back to the gym and only ran short distances. In the immediate future there are a few 5ks I want to run, and a sprint triathlon I signed up for (note to self: must learn how to swim before July 30th). I also need to start building distance again for the Miracle Miles 15k in September so that I can complete the 2011 Florida 15k Challenge.
Needless to say, all of these upcoming races have fueled my next purchase and challenge, tackling barefoot running in my new Vibram FiveFingers KomodoSport. Yes, these are those funny looking shoes that you have probably seen in the news and they do make me look like a ninja frog. However, running in them is a real treat, I’ve never felt so free and light.
Barefoot running is a new fad and there are arguments for and against the benefits of barefoot running. My thoughts are, I was getting injured constantly with traditional running shoes and I figure trying something new won’t hurt and could possibly prevent me from getting injured in the future. One downside is you need to take some time to get used to them as you will be using different muscles in your legs and feet that you don’t normally use in regular running shoes. The first couple times I wore them my calves were screaming afterwards.
So far, my KomodoSports and I are really happy. I’m currently up to running a mile in them and I am planning on wearing them during the bike and running portion of my triathlon. I will keep you updated on my barefoot running progress; I can’t wait to build up my mileage in them.
I purchased my Vibram FiveFinger KomodoSports through the REI.com store on BargainMatch.com and got 4% cash back on my purchase. Now I can get cash back and fuel my running shoe habit? This is dangerous!!!
Summer. Just the word itself conjures up images of beach picnics and lots of swimming pool time. Since I’m from Florida it also makes me think of hurricanes, but we can discuss that some other day! This summer I have vowed to stick to my budget since the heat always brings higher utility bills. One of the easiest ways to harness energy and save money is by using solar power.
Even though the summers are really hot here, my pool is in the shade for a good amount of the day. Because of this, the pool isn’t as warm as us Floridians need it to be except for a few months of the year. My hope is to increase the length of time the pool is warm with a solar blanket. And, to help keep the mosquitoes away while we are outside in the pool in the evenings, I ordered a few solar bug zapper lights.
It’s always fun to take our newly one-year-old Black Labrador to the dog beach. But sometimes it’s nice to take a break from the dose of Vitamin D under an umbrella and grab a cool snack and water from the cooler. While I love trips to the beach, it’s no picnic getting back into the car after it’s also spent a long day in the sun. With hopes to end this problem, or at least improve it a decent amount, I’m going to employ a solar-powered auto fan. So the same sun that creates the problem will also solve it!
What do you enjoy doing each summer? How will you look to save money during these hot months?