New shopping program: Good Housekeeping Rewards

In my July issue of Good Housekeeping, there’s a page introducing their new shopping rewards program, Good Housekeeping Rewards. While I encourage you to check out their site, I’ve included a program summary in this post.

Shop at specific online retailers (currently including Target, Macy’s, Banana Republic, and others) through the GH Rewards website and you can earn up to 20% back each time. The small catch: you have to wait until you’ve accumulated $20 in rewards before you can request your rewards, but you can get your rewards by check or by a prepaid, GH branded MasterCard. Although you have to remember to shop through GH’s Rewards website, their site offers many coupons and deals that you can use to further save money.

Finally, you must be a Good Housekeeping subscriber to participate. (Non-subscribers can participate, but only through a 90-day trial.) However, if you’ve been reading my blog, you know that that doesn’t mean you have to spend any money to subscribe! AdPerk is still offering Good Housekeeping for free, just for watching some online commercials.

What do you, the readers, think of this? Does it compare to other shopping rewards programs you are familiar with?


Never paying for this again – Magazines pt. 2


A few days ago, I wrote about the chance to eliminate magazines from the money I spend. I still enjoy magazines, so I was thrilled when I first found a site where you could get a free subscription–and without a credit card!

On AdPerk, you can earn a free subscription by watching video ads (similar to TV commercials). You “earn” issues by watching a certain number of ads; some ads are worth more issues (also called credits, I think) because they are longer. Most ads seem to be no longer than a typical TV commercial, though. After you’ve “earned” all your issues, simply check out and supply your address. That’s it!

I ordered Good Housekeeping, and I can report that this site has come through: I began receiving issues on Feb. 19th, and they have continued to arrive.

They have about five magazines avaliable to order on their site (Ode, Popular Science, GH, Skiing, and Field & Stream), but more are planned, as you can see on the homepage. Has anyone else used this site?