As most of you already know, I’m a huge fan of cashback websites. I mean why not earn some money on the online shopping you’ll be doing anyways, right? So when the cashback site called Jewel came along, with a “luxury brand twist”, I was definitely intrigued. Here’s exactly how Jewel works along with some insider tips for cashback success.
What Exactly is Jewel?
Jewel is a cashback site that specializes in luxury brands.
Jewel founder Andrew Landau (formerly with Google and Jet.com) realized that “just because people spend a lot of money, it doesn’t mean they don’t want a good deal.”
As frugal becomes the “new chic”, this makes total sense and is a pretty darn smart business model.
How Do You Sign-Up for Jewel?
Well, it’s pretty darn simple.
Just Click Here to Sign-Up for Jewel and you’ll start earning cashback on your purchases.
To start off, you’ll only need to enter an email address and password.
Then you can add your mailing address to your profile when you’re ready to get paid.
Which Retailers Participate?
Over 250 luxury brands presently work with Jewel to give you cashback on your online purchases.
Top brands include Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks, Tory Burch, Blue Nile, Kate Spade, Net-A-Porter, and Kiehl’s.
Why Not Just Use Ebates or Another Cashback Site?
Because of something called the “Jewel Boosted Rate”.
This “boosted rate” is where the magic happens with Jewel and is the distinguishing feature.
Here are a few examples…
- Adrianna Papell – 5.6% cashback (3.5% at Ebates).
- Armani.com – 6.1% cashback (3% at Ebates).
- Hugo Boss – 7.1% cashback (3.5% at Ebates)
- Kenneth Cole – 5.9% cashback (3% at TopCashBack).
- Lancome Paris – 8.1% cashback (4% at Ebates).
- Michael Kors – 6.7% cashback (2.5% at Ebates).
- ModCloth – 5.1% cashback (2% at Ebates).
- Nordstrom – 1.6% cashback (No cashback at Ebates or TopCashBack).
- Oakley – 6.1% cashback (4% at Ebates).
- Sephora – 6.1% cashback (3% at Ebates).
This “boosted” cashback rate definitely makes Jewel worth the effort when shopping for luxury brands.
How Much Cashback Does Jewel Offer?
It depends entirely on the retailer.
But the average cashback ranges from about 4% all the way up to 10%.
How Do I Get My Cashback?
As of this review, Jewel only pays via a check which is mailed to you.
They are currently working on alternative payment methods.
Also, keep in mind that you’ll need to earn at least $15 in cashback before you’re eligible for a payout.
How Often Does Jewel Pay?
Similar to Ebates, Jewel pays on a quarterly schedule.
Here are the exact payout dates…
Any Tricks To Insure I Get My Cashback?
I get questions all the time from cashback site users who are upset that their order didn’t track, and thus they were NOT rewarded cashback.
So to help everyone out, here are the main reasons why your purchase was NOT tracked.
- Not Logged In – Make sure you are logged into Jewel before you shop.
- Visited Another Site First – Do NOT click on another cash-back site before going to Jewel.
- Didn’t Complete Purchase in 1 Session – If you don’t add items to your shopping cart, and make the purchase, in one shopping session your order won’t track.
- Used Invalid Payment Method – Don’t pay with gift cards or reward points as they are not eligible for cashback.
- Browser Cookies Not Enabled – Make sure you enable cookies before you use ANY cashback site.
- Returned Items – Keep in mind that you won’t earn cashback on items that you return.
I hope this handy checklist helps you get the cashback you deserve.
Ask the Reader: Have you tried Jewel to get some easy cashback on your online purchases?
By Kyle James
Photo credits to Jewel website.
Disclaimer: While Jewel did not pay me a cent to write this review, and all opinions are my own, I do receive a referral fee if you give Jewel a try. Money I use to keep this blog rolling along and maybe someday buy something from Saks 5th Avenue.