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The best portal finder. A new king is crowned.

In order to get the most points or cash back when shopping online, it’s a good idea not just to go through a shopping portal, but to go through the one that currently offers the best rebate for the store where you want to shop.  In order to find the best portal, you need a “portal finder”.  A portal finder is a web site that shows the current portal payouts for whichever merchant you’re interested…

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AAdvantage eShopping Triple Miles

The triple mile promotion is just the beginning of the story.  Read on for ways to maximize points and savings… This week, the AAdvantage eShopping portal is offering triple miles for a few merchants:  LivingSocial 9X (was 3X) JC Penney 12X (was 4X) Charles Tyrwhitt 12X (was 4X) And a couple of double mile deals: Nordstrom 8X (was 4X) Bose 6X (was 3X) How to maximize points and savings Here’s a 5 part guide to…

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The best portal finders get better

I write often about ways to use online shopping portals to earn extra points or cash back.  The basic idea is that when you plan to buy something online, you can earn extra points or cash back simply by starting your shopping in an online shopping portal.  From the portal, you find and click through to the store in which you want to shop.  Then, when you complete a purchase, you will earn points or…

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Portal finder fight! Round 2

When shopping online, it’s always a good idea to start with a shopping portal that gives you extra points, miles, or cash back when clicking through to merchants you would shop at anyway.  The problem is that depending on where you want to shop, your favorite portal may not have the best (or any) rebate available.  That’s why I use websites designed to help find the best shopping portal.  I’ll call these “shopping portal finders.”…

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Cashback Holics still best despite lousy name

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…

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The best portal finder

MARCH 27 2012 UPDATE: SINCE THIS WAS FIRST PUBLISHED (MARCH 26), I ADDED A NUMBER OF SITES TO THE TEST: RewardsDB, CashReporter, Webflyer’s Mileage Mall, and CashBackMonitor When shopping online, it’s always a good idea to start with a shopping portal that gives you extra points, miles, or cash back when clicking through to merchants you would shop at anyway.  Examples of common portals include the Ultimate Rewards Mall, Aadvantage eShopping, EBates, Mr Rebate, BeFrugal,…

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