bing.com cashback questions

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by admanimal, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    I'm looking to pick up a Mac Pro soon, and have been looking into how the bing.com cashback program works. There are a couple things that aren't clear to me from anything that I've read though, so I'm hoping someone with more experience can clear it up for me.

    I know that the single purchase cashback limit on ebay BIN purchases is $200...is that also the limit for purchases in other stores, or do you only have to worry about the $2,500 total limit in that case?

    My other question is: in order to get the cashback on an item from a regular store (not ebay), do I have to find the exact item via the bing.com cashback search page, or can I just use the link to a store in the bing.com shopping section and then get the cashback on any item I buy?
     
  2. a4cab03 macrumors newbie

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    The $200 limit is for Ebay BIN purchase only. The $2500 total limit is per calendar year.
    Just use the link to the store in the bing.com shopping section and get cashback on any item you buy from that store.
    I sometime combine bing.com cashback with ebates.com cashback as well.
    That's how I bought my MBP 13 on Ebay (from an authorized dealer).

    I heard that Bing cashback will be doubled (up to 50%) starting 8/10 for a few weeks ;).
     
  3. admanimal thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I heard that too and was super excited at the prospect of getting 16% back on a ~$2500 or so Mac Pro from ebay, until I read the part about the $200 max. Hopefully some place that normally has 5% back will have what I'm looking for in stock when they double it.
     
  4. Itacious macrumors newbie

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    Avast, if only the iMac I'm planning on getting doesn't have to be custom ordered. :mad:
    I could sure use some rebates.
     
  5. a4cab03 macrumors newbie

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    Ebay sometime sends you a Paypal coupon (anywhere between 8% and 10% I believe) that you can use in addition of the bing cashback. I was lucky to get one of those. I have 2 Ebay accounts and I got the paypal coupon on the ebay account that I don't use much.

    Here's how I got my MBP 13 for $950:

    Purchase price: $1200
    - 8% bing cashback
    - 8% ebay paypal coupon
    - 2% Ebay bucks
    - 3% ebates.com cashback

    All the discounts above were off the purchase price. In total I got 21% off of the purchase price.

    If I had bought a $2500 mac, I could have got $425 back:
    - 8% bing cashback ($200 - bing limit on ebay purchase)
    - 8% ebay paypal coupon ($100 - Paypal limit on the coupon)
    - 2% Ebay bucks ($50)
    - 3% ebates.com cashback ($75)
     
  6. imachack macrumors newbie

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    hey man do you still have the 8% paypal code that you used? im looking at buying a mbp myself
     
  7. imachack macrumors newbie

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    do you still have the 8% coupon?
     
  8. shellyagal macrumors newbie

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    I am a regular online frugal shopper and mostly use cash back portals like Bing, ShopAtHome, AAfter Search and Ebates.
     

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