March 27, 2012
Yesterday I published a competition called “The best portal finder” in which I compared a number of sites that aim to help you identify which portal to go through to get the most points or cash back when shopping. I also asked readers for suggestions of other portal finders. Based on their input I added RewardsDB, CashReporter, Webflyer’s Mileage Mall, and CashBackMonitor to the competition. I ran the experiments again and then edited and republished the results in the same post as before.
The result is the same. Cashback Holics consistently found the best deals with one exception. In the rare case where a mileage portal other than Chase was arguably the best, Cashback Holics didn’t find it because it doesn’t list mile/point portals.
So, what to do? For now my strategy will be to start with Cashback Holics and occasionally check with Ev’reward or Nerdwallet Shopping just in case. Intriguingly, Jake from NerdWallet wrote in the comments of the post “We’ll touch base again soon and see if we can’t change your mind.” Good luck Nerdwallet! I hope you do change my mind because I’d love to have a single go-to portal finder that works well for points, miles, and cash back!