In the News: December 2022

In the News: December 2022

Posted on Jan 09 2023 Posted in  In the News, Money-Saving Tips
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In the News: December 2022

When you’re not busy shopping the best deals and offers on the internet, catch up with your favorite cash back site in the news!

TopCashback has been making headlines for its expert savings tips for a long time, and now members like you can read all about them here. This latest edition of our In the News series features only a handful of the amazing coverage we’ve received in December, so keep your eyes peeled for additional TopCashback mentions across national and local publications.

How to Set a Financial Resolution in 2023—and Actually Stick to It (Source: GOBankingRates)

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Every new year comes with a fresh slate. So, if you struggled to stick to your budget in 2022, now’s the time to try again. TopCashback’s consumer expert Rebecca Gramuglia spoke to GOBankingRates about what you can do to make sure you succeed.  

“Consider adopting the S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound) goal-setting technique when planning your resolutions,” she advised. “Make sure you create goals that are measurable within a specific time frame—example: save $1,000 by March 2023—along with a reasonable action plan to meet them.”

Shopping on the LAST Day? Survey Says 15% Do It! (Source: Moody on the Market)

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After a recent holiday survey by TopCashback revealed that 15% of Christmas shoppers wait until the day of to buy gifts, Moody on the Market shared Rebecca’s tips for saving on last-minute gifts. (Our digital gift cards get a shoutout!)

Making Returns? Here Are Things You Should Know (Source: KXMC-TV)

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Now that the holidays are over, there might be a gift or two you’d like to return. But there are ways to make the process easier on yourself.

Speaking with KX News in North Dakota, Rebecca recommended staying organized and paying close attention to the store’s return policies and deadlines. She also said that the best times to make in-person returns are early morning and weeknight evenings.

8 Ways to Save Money Fast and Get Ahead of Your Post-Holiday Budget Recovery (Source: Forbes)

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Forbes helped make our 2022 end on a high note when it listed cash back as one of the ways people can save money, suggesting our popular service to its readers!

11 Tips to Keep in Mind When Returning Holiday Gifts (Source: Yahoo! News)

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For more tips on making returns after the holiday season, check out this Yahoo! News piece. In it, Rebecca tells readers to “examine all of the return options available from the retailer” to avoid long store lines.

If you’re returning an online purchase, for example, some retailers could be “partnered with companies like Happy Returns, where you can locally drop off your return at specified locations for free,” she notes.

Five Money Moves to Make Right Away in 2023 (Source: TheStreet)

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TheStreet reached out to Rebecca after a recent TopCashback survey determined that 54% of Americans will hold off on shopping for non-essential items in early 2023.

“Taking a shopping hiatus can be a great place to start, especially if you’re recovering from holiday debt,” she said.

Photograph of the blog author, Diana Oliveira.

by Diana Oliveira

Diana Oliveira is the senior copywriter at After beginning her copywriting career at a paper company, where she harnessed her creative chops writing about…paper, this self-described “bargain shopper” has felt at home talking about our many stores, deals and money-saving tips the last few years.

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