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How Does Cash Back Work?

August 11 2017

FlipGive is a free team funding app that makes raising money a breeze. Teams earn cash back for buying the things they already need. Get paid whenever you shop, dine out, book hotels or activities.

If you’ve ever earned money using a cashback website, you’ve probably wondered – how does cash back work? How is it possible to actually earn money by shopping? It may seem too good to be true, or you may worry that stores increase their prices to make giving away free money worth their while. But fortunately for you, that’s not the case. Earning cash back online is a real money-saver for consumers, while also being helpful for businesses.


Essentially, earning cash back is a three-step process where you (the shopper) and the cashback website are both being rewarded by a company for shopping at that brand’s online store. Some websites and some stores’ processes may vary a little, but here’s how it usually works:

  1. The cashback website, like FlipGive, makes an agreement with various stores, like Payless ShoeSource, FitBit, or Kay Jewelers so that if they send people to the store’s website to buy things, they will receive a percentage kickback of the purchase.

  2. Shoppers click through to the online store via the cashback site’s online portal, and do their regular shopping with a little extra excitement.

  3. The online store sends a percentage of the shopper’s purchase back to the cashback site, which they, in turn, share with the shopper.

Because everyone benefits from cash back shopping – the store, the cashback site, and the customer – it’s a win-win relationship that will likely continue to grow in popularity. The vendor gains online traffic and can potentially attract new customers. Websites like FlipGive also gain online users and usually take a small percentage of the kickback. The shopper, of course, gets money back from his or her purchases to use on future purchases, to donate to a good cause, or just to tuck away and save.



FlipGive and Cammi Granato would like to thank our official supporters Dallas Stars, Seattle Kraken, LA Kings, Anaheim Ducks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Tampa Bay Lightning, Hawerchuk Strong, Jackson Events, Canlan and other donors for helping support future legends as part of the Cammi Granato Girls Hockey Grant.


Cammi Granato is a former captain of the United States women's national ice hockey team, Olympic gold medalist and one of the first women to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2010. She currently works as a scout for the NHL’s Seattle Kraken organization.


FlipGive is a free tool to make and manage money for your team. Earn cashback toward team expenses, balance the budget, accept fee payments, and more. Managers and parents save time and energy while lowering the cost to play. Teams across North America have earned $29M and counting. Learn more at flipgive.com

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