Newest Review: ... a problem finding the particular categories that you want to find retailers in. One of the reasons why I've signed up to so many cashb... more
Rpoints.... A Little Bit Back In Life
Member Name: grown_up_girlie
Advantages: Money back, big potential
Disadvantages: A few unwanted emails
We all want something for nothing in this life but we all know that this rarely happens… Being quite clued up on freebie sites on the Internet I thought I knew it all… that’s until I came across ‘www.rpoints.com’.
What Is Rpoints?
‘www.rpoints.com’, offers cashback on the Internet from 100’s of online retailers and also provides you with the chance of earning cashback from signing up to newsletters, free trials and surveys etc.
The site itself is easy to navigate, with a drop-down menu and has member forums where the thousands of members, share their latest finds…. These offers vary from the latest freebie available i.e., free stationary to the lowest prices found for a specific product i.e. Sony LCD television. The huge varieties of retailers are placed into categories and then sub-categories making it very easy to navigate through, so for example: ‘Gifts – Wedding’ or ‘Gifts – Greeting Cards’.
The format of the website is quite basic so even the novice can navigate with ease. Seeing, as you have to be a member to sign up, you can then access the member forums, which provide members with some un-missable offers; be it for your utility bills, day trips out or voucher codes for your online shopping. All of this is accessible from a tabbed and clearly labelled homepage. It really is very simple and clear.
There are moderators, which monitor the forum boards to ensure that member offers are genuine and to ensure that things are kept specific and to the point on the boards…. They also aid any members that may come across any broken links to a specific cashback retailer. They really are a very helpful bunch.
The Forums – This is the place where you will get a large amount of information be it in the way of physical goods or cashback… you can post, reply and follow up to any members posts and can get the information to the hottest deals and freebies on the internet today. There is something in the forum for everyone, be it gambling, money saving or freebies…. You would certainly find yourself signing up for some kind of freebie in here; be it a new SIM card, air freshener or toiletry product (All for free).
There is a full FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) guide on the site if you have any queries and failing that you could ask in the forums or submit a question to one of the staff members whom reply very promptly. The FAQ is situated within the help tab, which is clearly noted on the main page.
Becoming A Member
Registration - To become a member is very simple, there are 2 methods of doing so, the first being you can be referred by an existing member via an invitation email or you can go directly to the website and click on the ‘Click Here, Join Now’ button, situated in the top right corner of the homepage. There is currently a free £5 bonus if you sign up and all that’s needed is your email address and any chosen password. All name and address information is kept safe, secure and confidential - your email address will not be given out to any person/company unless authorised to do so by you.
The cashback rates on ‘rpoints.com’ are highly competitive. Its hard to know which cashback site to sign up too as there are so many about but through my recommendation, I can say that you won’t be rewarded as much as you do with ‘rpoints.com’. You can earn as much as 30% rebate on partner purchases if you click from their site. What’s more is that if someone else clicks to a partner via your referral link you will earn cashback from his or her purchase too this is known as a ‘promoter bonus’.
It is also a myth that you have to spend to earn cashback… I have spent very little but earned over £150.00 in about 10 months – all I have done is sign up for a few freebie newsletters and completed daily searches (Over given months) on several sites such as kelkoo, lycos, pricrunner and search anything credit cards. These sites aren’t the high earners for me as a consumer, but they do all add up and the cashback helps pay my broadband bill every month (£24.99). The whole process for me takes around 5 minutes a day so is certainly worth it in my opinion.
There are several members who earn up to £200 a month from ‘rpoints.com’ by taking up the higher earning offers – it’s simply down to personal preference as to which offers you decide to sign to and purchase.
Statements – The statements are simple to understand…. You have several columns in which specific given information is listed…. It will tell you the status of each individual transaction, which is updated throughout the day, every day. Pending credits do take a while to become approved but definitely do and the balance is then redeemable with a minimum payout threshold of £1.00.
V.I.P Status – you are granted V.I.P status when you have earned a minimum of £50.00 within the last 6 months of being a member of the ‘rpoints.com’ site (This threshold is easily reached). What is so good about this status is that you automatically have access to the V.I.P section of the forums where members post the best deals available online to specific retailers. You also have access to 100’s of voucher codes (Coupons) that entitle you to huge discounts at a lot of the most popular retailers online. A good example of this would be that you could get free delivery and say £15 off you grocery order with ‘tesco.com’….
Partners – the range of partners available to earn from via ‘rpoints.com’ is vast. It has insurance to food shopping partners to holidays and telecoms – it really is always worth checking their search facility for any given online retailer to see if you can earn some cashback before going ahead with a purchasing decision. Rpoints are daily, signing more partners so you will find many high street/leading retailers offering cashback via rpoints.
Redemption is very simple, all you have to do is ensure that you have minimum of £1.00, which has been awarded, and then you can redeem it for one of the several methods available. These methods are payment via pay pal, cd-wow vouchers, Amazon vouchers, money bookers or BACS. Each method is subject to a minimum value but you get extra discounts on some of the vouchers i.e. Amazon or cd-wow vouchers (this can be as much as 5%). Redemption is easy you simply click on the link for redemption, click on your chosen payment method and wait for the payment to be made.
I have found that the payments are paid very quickly – normally within 7 days of submitting your request. You can then do as you please with your chosen method/amount.
Points to Pounds – A single point is the equivalent of 1 penny but it really is astonishing how quickly it adds up. You can earn up to £1.00 a day in the re-occurring earners section and that’s simply without having to purchase anything…. Just imagine how much potentially can be earned if you were a regular Internet shopper.
So What’s Are the Con’s?
I wouldn’t say there are any major con’s to this site but if you are like me and you decide to just do your daily recurring earning offers then you will find that your designated email address becomes a little busy with non related offers. These emails (offers) are an integral part of the whole cashback process if you haven’t purchased anything, it is this that enables us to earn cashback for nothing. If you have earned your cashback from a purchased offer via rpoints, then you will not receive any non-related email offers from the given online retailer.
So would I recommend www.rpoints.com to anyone – the answer is a simple yes! I have actually referred several people to date and for each person have earned an additional £5.00 for doing so. Its simple, easy to understand, brings me great freebies in my morning post and earns me enough to pay my broadband bill each month so as my attitude goes, why not for the sake of a few advertising emails. As far as cashback related sites go, this is the one to be with.
It really is a win win win scenario for everyone concerned, if only it worked like this all the time.
© grown_up_girlie, August 2006.
Summary: Rewarding, a vast list of partners, site actually pays.