Family budget: Saving up to 2,000 a year

Rick Pillinger is the CFO for a major multinational company and recent convert to Cashrewards, which he heard about through a friend. He has used the site for purchases for himself, his wife and their two children.

According to Rick, he is “all about the numbers”, his New Year’s resolution is to make shopping at Cashrewards a family habit, one which he estimates could earn them around $2,000 in 2018.

After Rick’s first experience on the site he was convinced that it was well worth his while – saving $110 on a case of wine and receiving a gift voucher PLUS cash back when he purchased a new iPad his daughter needed for school.

Since that first experience, Rick has used the site to earn cash back and receive discounts on both personal and business travel, booking his stay and travel through and Virgin Australia.

And because Christmas is just around the corner, he’s been using the site to buy toys for his kids and find that perfect gift for his wife from a huge selection of clothing and accessory retailers.

With so many savings on the site, he is now a big fan of the “Notifier” option which lets you know when you click on a Cashrewards partner in an online search (i.e., without going through the Cashrewards site first). Allowing you to activate your Cashreward before you go on to make a purchase , with so many retailers on the site this ensures you don’t miss out on any discounts and more importantly you don’t miss out on the cash reward.

Rick will often look for “deals of the day” on the site to get any special discount, but particularly likes that he can go through Cashrewards and receive savings and cash benefits on many of the sites he regularly uses. This enthusiasm for the site is spreading to his wife, who is also an avid online shopper.

If theres one thing Rick could give you a tip on, it’s to use the “Notifier”, which is a quick download from the Cashrewards home page, and to make using Cashrewards part of your online shopping routine.


Some items in this article may not be eligible for cashback. Deals, products, displayed prices, cashback rates and available retailers through Cashrewards mentioned above may change at any time without notice. This article has not been specifically sponsored in any way, by any retailer, although Cashrewards has ongoing partnerships with the stores mentioned above in order to provide you cashback at these stores.

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