BigCrumbs has been on our list to review for quite sometime now and we’ve been bugged in the past to feature it on our site (mortimas, ps23 I’m looking at you two.) Given that Christmas is rapidly approaching and more and more people are turning to the Internet for some last minute gifts, a proper BigCrumbs review is in order. In short, BigCrumbs will give you cash back on purchases you make online. In long? Well, keep reading.
Save Money Where You Can
The concept is nothing new by any stretch of the imagination. BigCrumbs has setup an affiliate program with hundreds of different online stores ranging from Adobe to Zappos. You use BigCrumb’s affiliate link just before purchasing and they receive a percentage of your purchase as commission for referring you to the sale. BigCrumbs then will give you a cut of the affiliate commission as a thank you for using their link.
That might sound a bit complicated, so here it is in image form.
Say you spend $75.00 shopping online at Target.com. Since you joined at BigCrumbs and made a purchase through their link, Target.com will give BigCrumbs 10% of your purchase as a referral commission. BigCrumbs will then in turn, give you a percentage of what they received. In this case, that percentage is 63% and you would receive $4.72 in your BigCrumbs account.
Now, $4.72 isn’t a lot of money by any stretch of the imagination. The point here is that before signing up for BigCrumbs, you spent $75.00 at Target. Now, you only spent $70.28. Catch my drift? It’s not much when it stands alone, but it quickly adds up.
BigCrumbs is currently tracking over 350 retailers. If you’re about to make a purchase online, odds are you can save money by joining BigCrumbs first. I joined this morning and I’ve already used BigCrumbs to purchase two plane tickets through Southwest. I’ll be getting $5.40 back. I was planning on going over to Circuit City later today to do some holiday shopping, but I’ll be doing it online now. I’ve selected in-store pickup to save on shipping costs as well.
I’m very pleased with BigCrumbs and have no complaints thus far and I am currently kicking myself for no joining earlier. You do need to check out BigCrumbs for yourself though. Join the site and look at their offers and the retailers that are available. If you shop online, you’ll be saving yourself plenty of money.