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December 17, 2010 – Shop Discover Merchants List

See the Shop Discover merchants list at, the official web site of ShopDiscover. is the hyperlink for the Shop Discover web site. On this web site, visitors can learn the benefits of this rewards program and how the program works and take a look of the Shop Discover merchants list. If you are an existing member of ShopDiscover, you can log into your account to start shopping and earning cashback bonus on this page. If you already have a Discover credit card but you don’t have an online account, you can register your Discover card and get an online account at this site. Once you have a Discover credit card online account, you can log in to check your balance, pay your bill and enjoy the benefits of the ShopDiscover program and earn cashback from your qualified online orders.

Shop Discover rewards program provides cashback bonus for more than 150 top online stores such as,, and many others. To see the stores that you are interested in at this cashback shopping site, you may want to check the Shop Discover merchants list (also known as ShopDiscover retailers list) which is provided at This list can be checked in two places on this site. First, you can see it in a drop-down list by clicking on the “Select Retailer” in the “log in to start shopping” section on the top right of the page. You can scroll down the alphabetic list to find the store that you are going to shop for. Second, you can go to the “ShopDiscover Retailers” page by using the orange button “See All Retailers”. On the “retailers list” page, four featured stores are listed at the upper part and an alphabetic store list is shown at the lower part. At this time, the featured retailers are Dell (10% cashback holiday bonus), Sears (10%), Walmart (5%) and Groupon (20%). Because it is a holiday season, the current cashback offers are very good. But these attractive cashback percentages may not be available all year long. You can only get them during the holiday promotion period. That is why they call it “Holiday Bonus”.
On the ShopDiscover retailers list, the store names are shown on the left side and the percentage cashback bonuses are shown on the right side. The retailers are also categorized according to the first letter of its name. For instance, if you want to check how much cashback percentage offered for Ralph, you simply click on “R” and on the next screen, you will see all stores with names starting with the r letter.

What can I do if I cannot find the online store I want on this Shop Discover merchants list? If the store name is not included in this list, it means that ShopDiscover doesn’t offer cashback for that store. But this doesn’t mean that other online cashback shopping sites don’t offer either. You can also have the freedom to look into other cashback shopping sites such as fatwallet, Mr. Rebates and so on.

To see what merchants are available at ShopDiscover, please visit

December 16, 2010 – JCP Rewards Program

Join the JCP Rewards program online at is the web site for customers of JC Penney Department store to sign up for the JCP Rewards, a shopping rewards program sponsored by JCPenney. This loyalty program is designed to help consumers shop and save at JCPenney department store by earning rewards. It is a free program and everyone can join it without charge. If you are a frequent shopper at JC Penney and you want to reward yourself, this program is perfect for you.

As a JC Penney customer, you may already know that there are many ways to save money while shopping at this store. For instance, you can enjoy savings by using JCPenney coupons. When ordering things online at or, the JC Penney online store, you may be eligible to earn cash back rewards from your orders at online cash back shopping web sites such as fatwallet, mrrebates, ebates and so on. No matter if you like shopping on-line or in-store, you may can save some money while shopping with a JCPenney Rewards credit card. But you should not confuse the JCPRewards program with the JCPenney Rewards credit card. They are not the same thing. If you are a JCPenney Reward Credit Cardmember, you can log in online at to register your card and create an account with the JCP Rewards program, and then you can start to earn points. If you don’t have a JCPenney credit card but you use other credit or debit cards to pay your shopping bill, you still can register your debit or credit card while creating a free JCP Rewards account at this web site.

What is the major benefit of being a JCP Rewards member? The short answer is “Get rewarded”. Here is how this program works. When you make a purchase using your registered credit or debit card at JC Penney (including in-store, online and on the phone), you will earn 1 point for every dollar you spent. Once you get 250 points, you will receive a $10 JCP Rewards certificate which can be redeemed at JCPenney.

What I said above sounds simple, doesn’t it? Actually like many other rewards programs or loyalty programs, there are also some twists. For instance, people cannot always earn points from their JCPenney orders. To earn points, they have to pay the bill using the card they have registered in their JCPRewards account. If you pay the bill using cash or check, you cannot earn rewards points from that transaction. And also not all orders are eligible for rewards. Certain clearance items are not eligible for earning points, even though sale-priced items are eligible.

Cons of the JCP Rewards program:
There are at least two things that I don’t like this loyalty program. First, the JCPrewards points do not roll over to the next month. What does it mean? This means that if members are not able to accumulate 250 points within a month, they will be rewarded. Second, the JCP rewards certificate expires. Once you get your JCP rewards certificate, you have to use it before the expiration date.

To learn more information about the JCP Rewards program, visit If you have questions about your account, please contact the JCPrewards customer service by calling their phone number at 1-888-527-7937.

December 14, 2010 – Superfresh CouponSource Sign Up | On-line eCoupon

To browse for grocery coupons on the web, try

This site is hosted by the grocery chain Superfresh, owned by the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company. There are sixty three Super Fresh stores located in the Mid Atlantic region, mainly in the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. While the site is owned by Super Fresh, the service is actually operated by Zavers, a leading provider of eCoupons. Zavers bought Red Tag Online Coupons, and renamed it CouponSource, and began to offer paperless coupons on that site  in collaboration with various participating manufacturers and retailers. Paperless eCoupons benefit manufacturers, retailers and consumers. Manufacturers no longer have to print paper coupons, and count and handle coupons returned from retailers. Retailers save the costs of handling coupons, and consumers no longer have to cut and save coupons. Currently, Zavers has partnered with only a handful of retailers to offer this service, including Superfresh, Pathmark, and Waldbaum’s.

To sign up for this service, first go to and click the “Create An Account” button. Then, enter your name, email and zip code, and then select a password. Zavers will then send you an email with a one-time use link where you can register your store loyalty card with the service. Once that has been done, you have linked your store loyalty card to the Zavers account, and can begin saving paperless e-coupons to your card.

To use the service, go to the site and log in with your email and password. Then, click on the “Coupons” tab and begin browsing the coupons available. There are a wide variety of coupons available, including grocery, beverages, frozen and personal care products. When you find the coupons you want, just click on the “save it” button next to the coupon, and it will be saved to your Zavers account. To view the coupons that you have saved, go to, and click on the “My Coupons” tab. You will then see all the coupons you have saved, and be given an option to print out a shopping list of all the products which you have coupons for. There is no need to print out the coupons themselves. The next time you are checking out the products at the store, the coupons will automatically be used when you swipe your store loyalty card. Note however, that you can only use one coupon on one item, and if you are also using paper coupons, only the first coupon used (whether e-coupon or paper coupon) will post. Also, many stores do not double e-coupons like they do paper coupons.

To begin saving with paperless coupons, sign up for Superfresh CouponSource, an online eCoupon service at

November 29, 2010 – Buy New or Used Cars, Motorcycles, Boats, Parts | Ebay Motors

If you are looking for a car, truck, motorcycle or boat, go on over to the Ebay motors website at

On, you can look at both new and used cars and trucks on auction. You can find the autos on sale through a variety of ways. Firstly, you can browse the cars by type. For example, you are able to look at all the SUVs, minivans or trucks. There are even specialty car types, such as antique collector car models, and cars that use alternative fuel. If you are in the market for a used car, you are also able to browse specifically the certified pre-owned auto category. Secondly, you can browse for a car based on the make and model. For example, you can look for all the Ford Taurus autos on auction, or all the Lexus ES cars. Lastly, you can also provide your zip code, and the site will show you all the autos that are being auctioned in your area. Most of the shown items will be from dealers in your vicinity, but there will be the odd car for sale by a private individual.

In addition to entire autos, parts and accessories are also available at the ebay motors site. The most convenient way to find a specific part for a specific car is to choose your make, model and year, and then enter a keyword to search for your desired part or accessory. The Ebay parts store is especially good for finding parts of antique cars that are no longer in production.

Many people buy cars on Ebay Motors every year, and most of them are satisfied with the transaction. However, a small number of buyers end up being defrauded, or are otherwise unhappy with their purchases. To ensure that you do not end up in this minority, there are several important rules to follow when bidding for an auto on Ebay. Firstly, you never bid on a car sight unseen, unless there is an explicit clause in the contract that allows you to cancel after you inspect the car. You should always do a physical inspection, and if possible do a test drive, before you start bidding. Ideally, you should also get the car inspected by a mechanic, although some owners may balk at this request. Secondly, you should always get a CarFax report with the VIN number, which is available for $25 for an unlimited number of cars. Although Ebay offers a free AutoCheck report, CarFax offers a more detailed report, especially for older vehicles where there is a significant chance of odometer fraud, so the extra expense is definitely worth it. Lastly, if at all possible, pay with a credit card or a personal check. Avoid paying with cash. This way, you can stop a check or do a credit card chargeback if something goes wrong. If you follow these rules, you will most likely have a pleasant car buying experience.

To buy a vehicle or auto parts on Ebay, visit, the Ebay motors web site.

November 19, 2010 – Tell Kroger Survey – TellKroger Sweepstakes

At, consumers can take the Tell Kroger Survey and enter into the TellKroger Sweepstakes.

How to participate in the Tell Kroger Survey online?
1. Visit, the official web site for the Kroger customer survey. This TellKroger Survey site is powered by Service Management Group (SMG).
2. Select the language in which you want to take the Tellkroger survey. Now there are two languages that you can choose from: English and Spanish. If you are a Spanish speaker, choose Spanish, otherwise click on the upper link to take it in English.
3. Before answering the Kroger satisfaction survey questions, you need to fill out a short form with information about your most recent shopping trip to participating stores owned by The Kroger Co. On this form, you should enter your shopping date, time, store, terminal, and transaction and operator number. Most importantly, you have to key in the Survey entry code. All this information can be found on your receipt. If it is the first time you are taking the TellKroger survey, you may not know where to find all the information on your receipt. If that is case, you may want to see the receipt example with all the required information highlighted on
4. Answer the Kroger survey with your honest opinions. By taking the TellKroger Survey, customers can share their shopping experience with Kroger. All the information collected in the survey will be studied and analyzed carefully and the result will be used to improve Kroger’s products and services so that they can serve their customers better in the future.
5. After completing the customer satisfaction survey, participants will get a free entry to the Kroger customer satisfaction survey sweepstakes for a chance to win free Kroger gift cards. Multiple winners will be generated by random drawing. Each winner will get a $100 Kroger gift card. For the sweepstakes entry, they will ask you for your contact information, including your name, address, phone number and so on so that they can notify you if you are a lucky winner. If you have concerns about how they will handle your personal information, you may want to read their privacy policy on the TellKroger website.

Actually there are two ways to enter the TellKroger Sweepstakes. People can enter it by taking the Kroger customer survey online at or submitting a mail-in entry. To learn the details, you may want to read the sweepstakes rules on
Kroger is the name of a large supermarket chain, owned by The Kroger Co.. This company also owns several other supermarkets and warehouse stores such as Food4Less, Ralphs, Owen’s, Smith’s and many others. If you bought anything recently at any these stores, you may be invited to participate in the Tell Kroger feedback survey at to win free Kroger grocery gift cards.

Website for taking the Tell Kroger Survey online to enter the TellKroger sweepstakes:

November 14, 2010 – Shoppers Customer Satisfaction Survey | Shoppers Food Warehouse is the official web site for consumers to take the Shoppers customer satisfaction survey online. By spending several minutes to take this Shoppers survey and sharing their recent shopping experiences in Shoppers Food & Pharmacy Supermarket, consumers can get free opportunities to enter a weekly sweepstakes. The winner of the weekly drawing will get a $100 free Shoppers gift card as the prize.

To do the survey on, you need to get your receipt from your recent shopping trip to Shoppers Food Warehouse stores ready. On the receipt, you will find a code to unlock the survey questions. The code is a serial number in the invitation section on the bottom of the receipt. If you cannot access the survey questions due to technique issues and/or have any question, you can reach their customer service by calling 1-877-932-7948.

On the Shopperslistens site, you can also find the link for the detailed sweepstakes rules and their privacy policy. By checking the sweepstakes rules, you will know whether you are eligible for participation in the sweepstakes. And you will also learn the drawing entry deadline and about how to enter the Shoppers Food & Pharmacy Survey Sweepstakes. Basically, there are 3 ways to enter the free gift card drawing. No customer survey completion or purchase required. Actually survey participation will not increase the chance of winning a prize.

If you only want to send your feedback to the company, you do not necessarily have to enter the sweepstakes. It is totally optional. But if you do want to get the free entry, you have to provide your personal information such as your name, address, telephone number and so on. If you are the lucky winner, they can use this information to confirm your identity and to claim the prize.

How to Take the Shoppers Customer Satisfaction Survey online
1. Visit, the official website of the Shoppers Customer Satisfaction Survey online. This survey is available both in English and Spanish. So you need to select your preferred language first. You may also need to type in the CAPTCHA verification words before starting the survey. The Shoppers Food & Pharmacy customer survey is hosted on
2. To unlock the survey questionnaire, the invitation code is required. You can find it on the lower part of the receipt and it is a 16 digit number.
3. During answering the survey questions, you will make your choices and give your opinions carefully and honestly. It is a pretty short survey to do. You can finish it within minutes.
4. At the end of the survey, you will be asked about some questions about you and your family. This information will be used for classification purpose only.
5. Upon finishing the Shoppers customer satisfaction survey, you can choose whether you want to enter the sweepstakes. If your answer is yes, you have to fill out a short form with your name, address and other contact information.
Please note that the free sweepstakes entry may only be a time-limited offer. And the consumers have to take part in the online survey within 3 days after they made the purchase at Shoppers Food & Pharmacy stores.

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November 12, 2010 – Telephone Number for Amazon Customer Service – Telephone Number for Amazon Customer Service

Here, you will learn how to find Amazon customer service phone numbers on and how to contact customer service.

If it is the first time for you to try to contact them, you may find that it is not easy to find the phone number for Amazon customer service on the homepage of their site.

These days many online retailers put a contact link or their customer service phone numbers directly on their website home page. But that is the not the case for Amazon. Instead, there is a very useful HELP section on which covers almost all the topics about shopping on Amazon, ranging from shipping and delivery, returns and refunds, review and change orders and so on. The link for the HELP section is listed on both the top and bottom of the Amazon home page. On the right hand side of the Help section, there is a yellow button “Contact Us”. If the information provided on their site cannot answer your questions or concerns, you may want to talk to an Amazon customer service associate. Then you will need to click on the “Contact Us” button. To contact them, you need to login to your Amazon account with your username and password.

If you don’t have an account, you may want to try calling 1-866-749-7539. This toll free number is the phone number for customer service but an automated system will pick up the phone at this number. International customers may use 1-206-266-2992 as the customer service phone number.

Then the question is how to contact an customer service associate directly? To do this, you need to login to your account first. In your account, you will find that there are 3 ways to reach them: Email, Chat and Phone. By choosing the “Phone”, you will see a short form for Amazon Call Me Service on the next page. The Call Me Service will allow one of their customer service associate to call you at the phone number and time you defined. To fill out the form, you have to choose the country or region you live in from a drop-down list, key in your phone number which you want to use to receive the phone call, and let them know when they should call. You can choose “Now” or “in 5 minutes”. Click on the “Call Me” button and you can wait for their call.

What are benefits of the Call Me Service?
There are two major benefits of this system. First, you will save some time since you don’t need to wait on the line to talk to a representative. Second, the associate who calls you will know who you are and what orders you have placed recently since you use the Call Me Service in your account and your transaction history is recorded in your account. You don’t need to spend time telling them who you are and what your account number or customer number is. And the associate doesn’t need to type in your information into the computer and get out your record while you are waiting on the phone. Since provides this Call Me Service, which is more efficient than the typical customer service line, this is why you it is difficult to find the phone number for’s customer service. is the website for Amazon, one of the major online retailers in the United States. This web site is owned by, Inc., a US-based company which has a headquarters office located in Seattle, Washington. This company is a publicly traded company on NASDAQ with the stock symbol AMZN. People who are interested in its business may invest in it by purchasing its stock.

Telephone numbers for Amazon customer service automated system:
1-866-749-7539 (for customers living in the US),
1-202-266-2992 (for international customers)


November 10, 2010 – Shop Your Way Rewards Program | Sears | Kmart is the official web site for the Shop Your Way Rewards program.

What is the Shop Your Way Rewards program?
The ShopYourWay Rewards program is a shopping rewards program for shoppers to earn rewards when they shop at stores owned by Sears Brand LLC. such as Sears, Kmart, Land’s End, The Great Outdoors and so on. It is a free program to join. Members can join it for free and no membership fee is required. Currently, the website is down for upgrading. But according to the message on the site, it will be back live soon.

What are the benefits to being a member of the ShopYourWay Rewards program?
There are many benefits to joining the ShopYourWayRewards program. The major benefit is that members of this program can earn rewards points for their qualifying in-store, online, or phone orders made at stores owned by Sears Brand LLC.. For instance, they can earn rewards points when shopping at their local Sears or Kmart stores, or online at stores in the Sears family such as,,, and the like. The regular rewards rate is 10 points for $1 spent, which is approximately 1% back in rewards. (It may not be called “cashback” since the rewards they offer is store credits instead of real cash.) This means when you spend $100, you can earn 1000 rewards points. The rewards points will be accumulated on your ShopYourWay Rewards Card and they can be redeemed for your future in-store or online purchases made at Sears, Kmart and other Sears stores. They also offer members-exclusive coupons and deals frequently. Sometimes during their promotional periods, members can earn extra rewards points or cashback on qualified purchases. Besides all these savings offers, ShopYourWay Rewards program members may get chances to participate in the Kmart K’Ching Surprises, a sweepstakes instant win game to win prizes. This Kmart K’Ching Surprises sweepstakes is only available for US residents aged 18 years old or older. Lastly, members of the ShopYourWayRewards program can enjoy receipt-free returns. They don’t need the receipt to return an items since all the purchases have been recorded on their ShopYourWayRewards cards.

How to get a Shop Your Way Rewards Card?
In order to enjoy all the members’ benefits, you have to sign up for this program and get a Shop Your Way Rewards Card. Every time when you shop at participating stores, you have to present the ShopYourWay Rewards card to receive the rewards. To sign up for the ShopYourWay Rewards program, you can visit your local Sears or Kmart stores or online at
If you are a loyal customer of Sears or Kmart and want to save money on your expenses, you should consider joining the ShopYourWay Rewards program since it is an absolutely free rewards program. Visit to learn more information on the Sears, Kmart Shop Your Way Rewards program.

November 8, 2010 Survey – Sears Feedback Survey Sweepstakes |Win a $4000 Sears Gift Card

Take the Sears customer satisfaction survey at the survey website to win a $4000 Sears gift card in the Sears feedback survey sweepstakes. is the website for shoppers to participate in the Sears customer survey online. This survey is designed to collect Sears customers’ feedback and opinions. Like many other customer surveys, this Sears survey is hosted on a third party’s website:, a site from The Link Group Market Research.

This Sears customer satisfaction survey is short and it can be finished within approximately 5 to 10 minutes. It can be taken in two languages: English or Spanish, according to your personal language preference. The survey incentive is a free sweepstakes entry. After completing all the survey questions, respondents have the option of getting a free entry for their quarterly sweepstakes. The winner will win a $4000 Sears gift card. The official rules of the Searsfeedback survey sweepstakes are available at

Due to technical issues, the survey cannot be accessed on all computers. If you cannot take the survey on on your computer, you still have chance to enter the Sears gift cards sweepstakes. The detailed instructions on how to enter the Sears gift cards quarterly sweepstakes by mail are available in the official rules of sweepstakes.

For the current sweepstakes, all the online entry must be made between August 1, 2010 and Oct. 30, 2010. The deadline for the mail-in entry is different (see the official rules for details). This Sears gift cards sweepstakes is only available for people living in the US aged 18 years old or older. There is also a limit of 3 entries per person.

If you just shopped at Sears, take a look of your receipt from your most recent visit. You might be invited to participate in the Searsfeedback survey. Sears values all their customers’ feedback. They want to know whether their customers like their products or services. There is a time limit for the invitation to be valid. You have to take the survey on within 7 days after your purchase.

How to take the Sears survey to win a $4000 Sears gift card:
1. Visit
2. Choose the language you prefer: English or Spanish
3. Read the official rules of Searsfeedback survey sweepstakes
4. After selecting the language, on the next page, enter the 12 digit Sales check number found on the top of the receipt to start the Sears Feedback survey.
5. Read and answer all the survey questions carefully and honestly.
6. At the end of the survey, you need to provide your personal information such as your name, email, address, phone number and so on for sweepstakes entry purpose. Before handing in all your information, you may also want to read their privacy policy.

Website for Searsfeedback survey sweepstakes:

November 6, 2010 – MyPanera Card Online Registration is the web page designed for people to complete the MyPanera card online registration.

People who have joined the MyPanera program and received a MyPanera card at participating Panera Bread bakery-café can activate their card on the web at The direct link to the registration page is or Only after activating the card can the card owner start to earn rewards.

People who are interested in this rewards program and want to join it should visit or visit the participating Panera Bread locations to learn the details of the program. Please be aware that the MyPanera card can only be picked up at local stores before they are registered online for activation. Currently not all the Panera Bread locations are in the rewards program. For instance, there is no participating location in the state of Arkansas. To find a participating location in your neighborhood, you can check it on the web at Since the program just started not long time ago, it is possible that more and more Panera Bread locations will be added.

Below is a brief review of the MyPanera rewards program.

What is MyPanera? It is a customer rewards program provided by Panera Bread, a bakery-café chain in the North America. It is a way Panera Bread to express their appreciation to their valued customers. The MyPanera program is not fee-based. People can join it for free. It only accepts members aged 13 years old or older.

What is the benefit of being a member of the MyPanera program? The main benefit of joining the program is that you get a chance to receive personalized bonuses or gifts as rewards from Panera Bread. This is a random rewards program, and is not a point accumulation-based rewards program, so members don’t need to keep an eye on their transactions. Instead, Panera Bread will keep track their members’ ordering preferences and they will analyze the data to see what each member like or dislike. Then based on the information, they will send members rewards such as free food, recipes, special invitations and others to them. If the member gets a reward, he or she will be notified in store when placing an order on his or her account. After receiving the rewards alert, the member has to redeem it within 60 days, otherwise the offer will be gone forever.

How to register your MyPanera card online for activation
Visit, a web page at the program’s official web site.
Fill out the registration form with your 12 digits MyPanera card number and the 4 digits registration code which are available on the back of your card.
Create a username and password.
Check the box after reading the terms and conditions of the program.
Complete the registration by entering your personal information including your address, email, birthday and the like. Please be aware that you cannot edit your birthday once entered since it might be used to send your birthday rewards gift.

At this time, they are offering a sign up bonus. After activating the card at, the member will get his or her first reward gift when visiting a participating Panera Bread baker-café next time.

Website for MyPanera Card online registration:

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