My first giveaway: an online shopping spree from Zestii!!!

22 Jul

I’m so excited to be able to tell you guys about a great new service, and give away some goodies to you fabulous readers! Zestii is an online service that gives you cash back for shopping online at stores that you already love. They graciously allowed me to try their new service and give away an online shopping spree! How Zestii works:

Zestii – Intro from Zestii on Vimeo.

Step 1: Sign up. It’s super fast and easy, plus you get an automatic $5 credit for your first purchase!

Step 2: Select where you want to shop online. There are 207 stores that currently partner with Zestii, ranging from Target, Barnes & Noble, and Express, to Gap, Bloomingdale’s, LuLu*s, and tons more.

Step 3: Get cash back when you make online purchases by clicking through Zestii. For example, shopping online at Target will get you a credit for 2.5% of your purchase. At shopbop.com, you’ll get 7% back, or 10.5% back from Endless or Piperlime. That’s a lot of savings!

Step 4: After shopping, you’ll receive a credit on your Zestii account. Credits can be redeemed for cash back through paypal, or you can trade them in for fun gift cards from Macy’s, TOMS Shoes, Groupon, Banana Republic, or a trillion other amazing places.

My Experience: To test out the service, I chose to shop at Sephora. I logged in to my Zestii account and clicked through to the Sephora website. I checked out just like normal, and was even able to use my frequent buyer card to get beauty points. Based on the total I spent at Sephora and their percent return rate, I received a Zestii credit of $3.18. I plan to redeem the credit for a gift card to Target!

My Opinion: Zestii was super easy to use, and had lots of brand affiliates that I spend money at regardless. I definitely would use it in the future when I’m planning to purchase things, because why not get free cash back for what I spend? The only negative things I have to say about the site are that it took about 3 days for the credit to appear on my Zestii account, and you can’t redeem your credits for a gift card until you have at least $10 in credits. Also, I’ve heard of several other companies recently, especially Ebates, that essentially provide the same type of service. But since I haven’t used any of the others I can’t say how they truly compare. Overall, the positives and ease of Zestii definitely make it worthwhile!

Oh yeah, the giveaway part!!!: The wonderful people at Zestii have offered a $20 credit (plus the $5 you get for signing up!) to be used for online shopping on any Zestii affiliate website… that’s over 200 stores to choose from! To enter, simply leave a comment telling me about the best deal you’ve ever gotten online :) The giveaway will remain open until midnight EST on Friday, July 29th, and the winner will be selected randomly and announced the following Monday. Please only one entry per person. Good luck and happy shopping!

Bisous,
Rachel

Full disclosure: I was compensated with a gift card to try the Zestii service for the purpose of this review. However, I was not paid to write a positive review and all views and opinions are entirely my own.

22 Responses to “My first giveaway: an online shopping spree from Zestii!!!”

  1. Eliza July 22, 2011 at 7:50 pm #

    This is a really cool giveaway. Found you through jenloveskev. My best deal…. I bought a gift certificate from groupon for american apparel. I don’t really remember the amount but I got this dress I had my eye on for a while for like $20 tops with shipping and everything. Originally $42.

    Dress: http://www.americanapparel.com/rsa7309.html?cid=29

    http://babycravings.blogspot.com/

  2. a little tête-à-tête July 23, 2011 at 4:38 pm #

    Congrats on your first giveaway – isn’t it so fun?!

    Ohhhh I’d LOVE to win this one!!! The best deal I’ve gotten was on Overstock… they always have such great coupons on top of the discounted prices. I got an Anne Klein coat for like $30 … awesome!!

    Thanks for the chance :) lisagoneaussie (at) gmail.com

  3. Turtles and Pearls July 24, 2011 at 1:37 am #

    This is such a great deal! I can’t wait to try it out. I got a dress from J. Crew shipped to me for $19.00 yesterday. So excited!

  4. Kate July 24, 2011 at 9:14 am #

    Such a great idea…thank you for sharing!

    I’d have to say the best deal I ever got online was 40% off a pair of Ann Taylor pumps…the price wasn’t crazy low, but I’ve worn them so much and they look great/go with everything, so it was a smart buy.

    • Addison July 24, 2011 at 11:23 am #

      I bought a J.Crew cardigan online, regular price $88.00. After my savings I paid $15.47 :)

  5. Claire July 24, 2011 at 11:50 am #

    I got my comforter for my new apartment for $162. It was originally $240!

  6. Jen July 25, 2011 at 9:34 am #

    Hi there Rachel! So glad you commented on my blog! Thanks for letting me know about this giveaway. It sounds like a great service.

  7. Amy July 25, 2011 at 12:11 pm #

    oh i would love to win this one!!!!

  8. Catherine July 25, 2011 at 1:00 pm #

    Tory Burch purse 33% off original price :)

  9. Sara July 26, 2011 at 4:59 am #

    I got the cutest Kensi Girl dress from Macy’s for $1.93. I LOVE it! What a cool site, I hope I win! I will definitely try it out. Just found your blog and really like it! pinkandgreeneverything.blogspot.com

  10. Kristine Elizabeth July 26, 2011 at 6:41 am #

    Great giveaway! I’ll definitely have to start using this service. Everything I purchase from RueLaLa or Haute Look is always amazing. I got a full professional brush set from Haute Look for under $30 once and a Michael Kors jacket from RueLaLa for around $60.

  11. michelle July 26, 2011 at 7:47 am #

    Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog! I would love to win your getaway. I have never heard of this site so thanks for the tips

  12. Taylor M. July 26, 2011 at 9:29 am #

    I love getting bargains online, this seems like a great site! hmm i got a really good deal the other day, a $68 lilly pulitzer top for $33 on bloomingdales!

  13. Kristie July 26, 2011 at 9:46 am #

    This is an awesome giveaway!! I also love your blog, thanks for stopping by mine and telling me about this great giveaway :)

  14. Jordan Dollard July 26, 2011 at 11:34 am #

    Great Giveaway and thanks for finding my blog!

    My greatest deal is a little unfair, but I work at J. Crew and got a STEEP discount on a ton of stuff. I ended up buying for my whole family, got over 20 items, and paid a fourth of the price.

  15. Gloria July 26, 2011 at 12:52 pm #

    This sounds interesting! I just scored $265 shoes for $50 at J.Crew (on sale, plus an extra 40% discount) last week :-)

  16. Lauren (my life as a plate) July 26, 2011 at 4:31 pm #

    I love online bargains! My best deal was the Tory Burch sunglasses I got 50% off :)

  17. Ness July 26, 2011 at 11:18 pm #

    i would so love to win this! best deal ever was using kembrel (student run site and literally where i buy everything now. its a livesaver) where i bought a $90 dollar necklace from a bridal store for $20 for mothers day for my mother ^_^

    craving4chocolate@gmail.com

    • Lindsey July 27, 2011 at 10:55 am #

      I would love to win this one! Zesti sounds like such a steal!

  18. Avrora Davidovna July 28, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

    How great, thanks for offering this! The best deal I ever got online was when I won some free boxes of cereal.

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