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by | Jun 27, 2020

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What is a cashback portal?

Cashback portals return a percentage of spend (typically 1-2%) to the spender on qualifying purchases. This rebate can be in the form of cashback, airline/hotel miles or credit card points (like AmEx Membership Rewards points). In gift card reselling, making purchases through a portal is an easy way to improve profitability for some websites.

 

Which gift card sites allow cashback portals for gift card purchases?

Historically, only three major gift card sites have allowed cashback portal payouts for gift card purchases including Gift Card Mall, GiftCards.com & Raise. That said, sometimes portals will pay differing amounts on the purchase of Happy gift cards, Visa Gift Cards or Mastercard gift cards. In the case of Raise, some brands including (but not limited to) Amazon, Best Buy, Bloomingdale’s, Hyatt, iTunes, Kmart, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Sears, Staples & Starbucks may actually earn a lower rate than the standard. Below we’ve compiled the cashback rates for Gift Card Mall, GiftCards.com & Raise across different cashback portals and different gift card categories. The rates are updated hourly.

 

Is there a limit to the amount of cashback I can earn?

Yes. Certain websites (like Gift Card Mall & GiftCards.com) allow a monthly limit of purchases that are eligible to receive cashback. Other websites (like Raise) have a lifetime limit of purchases that are eligible to receive cashback. We also note that these limits are across all portals and not per portal (i.e. it’s your total purchases for the applicable website and not just your purchases through that portal on the website). Below we’ve compiled the cashback limits for each website & portal combination that we track (see here for details).

 

 

Cashback Portal Tracker


 

Gift Card Mall

Last Modified: Apr 05, 2021 12:01 PM

Portal Standard Mastercard & Visa Happy
Be Frugal 2.0% 1.0%
Giving Assistant 2.0% 1.0% 5.0%
Mr. Rebates 1.0%
Rakuten 1.0%
Top Cashback 2.0% 1.0% 5.0%

Note: Brand exclusions may apply. Please click through the link to see the most up-to-date exclusions.

 

 

GiftCards.com

Last Modified: Apr 05, 2021 12:01 PM

Portal Standard Branded Mastercard & Visa Happy
Be Frugal 1.0%
Giving Assistant 1.0% 2.0% 1.0% 5.0%
Mr. Rebates 0.5%
Rakuten 1.0%
Top Cashback 2.0% 1.0% 5.0%

Note: Brand exclusions may apply. Please click through the link to see the most up-to-date exclusions.

 

 

Raise

Last Modified: Apr 05, 2021 12:01 PM

Portal Standard Select
Be Frugal 2.0% 1.0%
Giving Assistant 2.0% 1.0%
Mr. Rebates 1.0%
Rakuten 1.0%
Top Cashback 2.0% 1.0%

Note: Select brands have historically included Amazon, Best Buy, Bloomingdale’s, Hyatt, iTunes, Kmart, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Sears, Staples & Starbucks. Please click on the link to see the most up-to-date brand exclusions.

 

 

Overall Cashback Limits

Last Modified: Jul 08, 2020 03:00 PM

Portal Gift Card Mall Giftcards.com Raise
Monthly Monthly Lifetime
Be Frugal $2,000 $2,000 $1,000
Giving Assistant $2,000 None Listed $15,000
Mr. Rebates $60,000 $30,000 $10,000
Rakuten $2,000 $2,000 $20,000
Swagbucks $2,000 None Listed $5,000
Top Cashback $2,000 $2,000 $5,000

 

 

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