In the News: Holiday Edition (Part 3)

In the News: Holiday Edition (Part 3)

Posted on Dec 22 2022 Posted in  In the News, Holidays & Seasons, Money-Saving Tips
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In the News: Holiday Edition (Part 3)

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 special holiday edition of our In the News series features only a handful of the amazing coverage we’ve received this season, so keep your eyes peeled for additional TopCashback mentions across national and local publications.

Here’s How to Keep Winter Utility Bills Down as Energy Costs Rise (Source: TheStreet)

Smart thermostat on the wall

Want to stay ahead of rising energy costs in 2023? TheStreet laid out several key tips, including lowering the temperature in your home and investing in a smart thermostat.

But if you’re looking for natural gas to bail you out, think again. “Natural gas has been in demand since earlier this year, which has caused prices to go up,” said Rebecca Gramuglia, TopCashback’s consumer expert.

6 Best Quality Items to Buy at Sam’s Club (Source: GOBankingRates)

Sam's Club logo

GOBankingRates did a piece on the best items to buy at Sam’s Club, and (smartly) enlisted Rebecca’s expertise. Her top picks? Click the article to find out!

9 Best Cheap Foods You Should Buy at ALDI (Source: Yahoo! Finance)


Similarly, Yahoo! Finance reported on ALDI’s best cheap foods with Rebecca’s input. She recommended shopping the supermarket’s in-house imported brands, which are available at low prices.

“For example, ALDI’s in-house German brand, Deutsche Küche, sells items like specialty frozen foods, non-perishable goods, like jarred sauerkraut, and chocolates around the holidays,” she shared.

Tips on Spending Money and Getting It Back (Source: WWTV-TV)

Woman on bed shopping on tablet

Rebecca appeared on Good Day Northern Michigan to talk about how holiday shoppers can make the most out of their spending, like using TopCashback and taking advantage of store rewards. Watch her full interview above!

National Free Shipping Day is on Wednesday; What You Need to Know (Source: KNXV-TV)

Man wrapping brown package

National Free Shipping Day (December 14) is the only day of the year when select retailers offer free shipping on all online purchases. But if you missed out, there’s still another way to save on delivery.

“A great option is to buy online and pick up in-store,” Rebecca explained to KNXV-TV. Not only are you not paying for shipping, but “you’re still getting all those benefits of online shopping, you know those coupons, those credit card rewards, cash back sites,” she added.

6 Target Brand Items That Aren’t Worth the Money (Source: Yahoo!)

Target logo

Don’t let Target’s low prices blind you. You still want to make sure you’re getting great quality for your money.

“When it comes to clothes, getting quality items at a low cost is always the goal,” Rebecca told Yahoo! “However, be sure to read labels when it comes to low-priced clothing. While materials like rayon may look and feel soft, they tend to wrinkle easily.

Expect to Spend More When It’s Cold Outside (Source: Spectrum News)

Man wearing orange winter jacket in front of snow landscape

After a recent TopCashback survey revealed that Americans spend the most money during winter (after summer, of course), Spectrum News decided to investigate why that is—and it’s not just because of the holidays.

Colder Winter Driving Utility Cost, Demand (Source: Tahlequah Daily Press)

Woman drinking cup of coffee while watching outdoor holiday lights

If holiday lights are causing your electricity bills to skyrocket, opt for a smart plug with a timer instead. “You can schedule your lights to turn on and off, depending on your preference,” Rebecca told the Tahlequah Daily Press.

She also advised switching to blackout curtains, “which act as insulation for your home to keep out extreme cold in the winter.”

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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