Top Cashback is a cashback website that offers savings on common purchases made every day from thousands of online retailers.
It is one of only three that I personally use (Upromise and Ebates are the other two) because their sales tracking system is accurate, their payments come on time, and they give you three options for how you receive those payments. You can choose between Paypal, direct deposit into your bank account, or an Amazon credit worth 2.5% more than the dollar amount.
I first learned of Top Cashback in 2014 when I was introduced to a concept called drop shipping.
Originally, I used cashback to increase my profits from the arbitrage purchases that I made for my eBay and Amazon customers. It was a really simple, but smart, way to add extra income without doing anything extra.
How Top Cashback Saves You Money as a Buyer
After being involved in drop shipping for a small period, I was able to turn the small profits I was making in the beginning into multiple daily sales within a few months of selling on Amazon.
Unfortunately, the more sales you get, the more returns you have to deal with. When I was barely getting any returns, I went to the library to print off return labels. Once I started making 8-15 sales every day from drop shipping, I needed to buy a printer to save time by printing them from home.
That’s when I started feeling like an idiot. In all the months that I’d been increasing my profits by getting cashback on purchases made for my customers, it had never crossed my mind to do the same thing on the purchases I made for my personal use.
When I decided to buy the printer, I spent about an hour travelling between Target, Walmart, and a few online stores.
When I was at Walmart, I saw a printer that reminded me of one that I’d seen on Walmart.com. Since there was no shipping fee, the prices were exactly the same.
I put the printer in my cart. I was about to head towards the checkout line when an idea hit me. I put the printer back. I went straight home and bought the same printer at Walmart’s online store, but I bought it through Top Cashback.
The prices were the same but the difference is I got a notification in my email telling me I’d gotten cashback for the purchase by going to Top Cashback first.
That means I got the same product at the same initial price, but because I made the transaction through Top Cashback, I got a rebate a few weeks later. That’s extra money in my pocket for putting a cashback site between the supplier and me.
Does Top Cashback Have Good Customer Service?
Top Cashback has such a good system in place that I rarely ever have to contact customer service. There is only one incident that I can think of that was a little frustrating and serious enough to contact them.
As I said before, I use drop shipping as a way to make extra money from home. Someone bought a dresser from me on Bonanza. It was a big sale, over $500, and the rebate I was supposed to get for it was $15.51.
I didn’t get a notification for some reason. I checked my stats. It turns out the reason I didn’t get a notification is because the order wasn’t tracked.
I contacted customer service and they said they’d look into it. A few days passed. They said they had contacted the company that I had bought from and still hadn’t heard back from them so they were going to issue me the money and deal with the company later.
That really impressed me because cashback companies usually will not pay you until they’ve been paid by the vendor.
Top Cashback had actually gone above and beyond by not only making sure I got what I had coming to me, but by taking my word for it that I really qualified to receive the money back.
Even to this day I sometimes use Top Cashback over other cashback websites even if the other sites are offering more money because I know they’ll make sure I get paid.
Making a Purchase Using Top Cashback
As I was writing this article, I got a sale from Amazon.com. I was about to fulfill the order when it occurred to me that I could record myself fulfilling the order so you could see a live demonstration of how easy the site is to use.
The first two minutes show how to use the system. The last 6 minutes teach an added benefit of cashback sites that few people know about.