Stop Paying Out of Pocket for Your Damn BowTiedBum Membership!
A Guide to Using Cashback Portals to Pay for Your Yearly Membership
*Note* At the very bottom of this post, there are 6 MUST READ posts for all aspiring bums on the free trial. Reading each one will set you up for long term success.
Welcome to those of you who are on the 7 day trial! Make the most of it by reading the success stories of the top Q1 earners, reading their comment history in the Slack Group, and asking questions in the Slack Group to fill in the gaps. You’ll notice that before January, most of the discussion took place in the comment section on Substack. After introducing the Slack Group on January 1st, 99%+ of the discussion has transitioned over there.
This post will discuss how to cover your entire yearly BowTiedBum membership by using Cashback Portals. That’s right, you should be able to pay for your membership ($200 per year or $20 per month) entirely through Cashback Portals. You shouldn’t have to tap into your credit card rewards and signup bonuses.
Cashback portals are online platforms that offer users the opportunity to earn cashback on their online purchases. These portals partner with various retailers and earn a commission for referring customers to their websites. Instead of keeping the entire commission, cashback portals share a portion of it with their users in the form of cashback rewards.
Here's how cashback portals typically work:
Registration: Users create an account on a cashback portal by providing their email address and setting up a password. Some portals may require additional information, such as a mailing address or payment details.
Shopping: Once registered, users can browse through the list of partnered retailers on the cashback portal. These retailers can range from online marketplaces to individual e-commerce websites. Each retailer listing typically includes the cashback percentage offered.
Clicking through: To earn cashback, users must click on a retailer's link or button on the cashback portal. This action redirects the user to the retailer's website, where they can complete their purchase.
Purchase: Users can shop on the retailer's website as they normally would, adding items to their cart and proceeding to checkout.
Cashback tracking: After making a purchase, the cashback portal tracks the transaction using cookies or unique tracking links. This enables them to match the purchase with the user's account.
Cashback confirmation: Once the purchase is confirmed by the retailer, the cashback portal credits the user's account with the specified cashback percentage. The cashback may take some time to appear, as it depends on the retailer's policies regarding order verification and returns.
Payout: The cashback portal may offer various payout methods, such as bank transfers, PayPal, gift cards, or even cryptocurrency.
Think of Cashback portals as affiliate links, but you get a cut of your own purchase.