Wow, some of these rewards are really pretty amazing if you have a Rewards Shopping Mall based credit cards, here’s a stack rank of vendors to choose from when buying for electronics (see allretailers-byoffer.htm for a list of all retailers sorting by bonus points offered), so if the prices are close online, then this is a big deciding factor. The algorithm is:
- Find the best Internet price. Usually from Amazon.com or Google.com/shopping
- Go through the list below and see the highest point value store that is close to the price above
- Look at the delta and compute the incremental value. So if it is $5 more but you get 300 more points which are worth 3 cents, ($9), then it makes sense to buy even if the store is more expensive.
Magazines.com. 21 points per dollar. At 3%, that’s an additional 605 off! Assuming you ever want print magazines every again of course :-0
- Skype. 15 points per dollar (?!!!) when you reload. At even a nominal 3% return per point that’s a 45% discount!
- Godaddy. 6 points.
- 1-800-Flowers. 11 points per dollar. Wow that’s 30% off.
- Shoebuy.com. 10 points per dollars. Also 30% off.
- Footlocker, Sports Authority. 4 points
- eBags.com. 10 points
- Backcountry.com. 9 points per dollar. Wow, the goto place is the prices are close for luggage, sunglasses or anything camping.
- Campmor. 6 points
- The North Face, Tennis Express and Camping World. 4 points
- REI, Eddie Bauer. 3 points.
Kitchen and Household
- Sur La Table. 7 points
- Cooking.com. 4 points
- Crate and a Barrel, Bed Bath and Beyond. 3 points.
- west elm. 3 points.
- Sunglass Hut, jewelry.com. 9 points
- Underarmour. 7 points per dollar. For any kitchen things or athletic ware.
- onlineshoes.com. 6 points
- smart wool. 5 points
- shoemall.com. 5 points
- Nordstrom.com, Macys.com, kate spade, fab.com. 4 bonus points.
- Pacific Sunwear. 4 points.
- Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, American Eagle, Aeropostale. 3 points
- Golfsmith. 6 points
Glasses and Medical
- 1800contacts. 6 points
- glasses.com. 6 points
- drugstore.com 5 point
- Vistaprint. 5 points
- OfficeMax. 4 bonus point.
- Competitive cyclists , is 6 points per dollar
- Origin. 6 points for games.
- Radioshack. 5 points
- Microsoft Store. 4 bonus points per dollar. Good for Xbox One accessories and games.
- Worldwide stereo. 4 points. audio equipment
- Thinkgeek. 4 points for gadgets
- Sony Store. 3 bonus points. Great for PS4 accessories and games
- Buydig.com and Beach Camera. 3 points. Good for camera things (although Adorama and B&H have a larger selection)
- eCost, PCRush and crutch field. 3 points. I used to buy a lot from there for Newegg like things.
- PCMall,. 2 bonus points and also for Newegg stuff.
- MacMail, Abt and Apple Store, TigerDirect. 2 bonus points. MacMall competes with B&H for the best MacBook prices.
- Dell and hp. 2 bonus points. Best place for displays right now
- Newegg and Best Buy. 1 bonus point. Better than nothing
- Textbookx. 5 bonus points
- Textbook.com. 4 points
- Overstock.com. 4 bonus points per dollar. They have lots of strange stuff, but a good thing to check
- Starbucksstore.com. 4 points for reloading your starbucks card.
- Rakuten. 2 points.
- Walmart. 2 points.
- Giftcertificates.com. 1 bonus point and they give you Amazon gift e-cards, so a way to get Amazon bonus indirectly..
- Discount Tire. 4 points.
Eco and Green
- GAIAM and TOMS shoes. 4 points. For heath and green conscious stuff.
- Hotels.com, Holiday Inn, Intercontinental Hotels, Accor, iBis, Novatel, Sofitel. 4 points for travel
- Expedia, Priceline, Marriott, Best Western, Choice, Lowes Hotels, Radison, Conrad, Hampton, Hilton, Embassy Suites, Courtyard, Renaissance, Wyndham. 3 points