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Endorse! for iPhone Now Available


EndorseEndorse!
, a beta app that launched last year for cash back shopping, relaunched with a preview version for Android last month, and now they’ve announced the new app for iPhone. Endorse rewards 10-20% for select brands or grocery items.

  1. Browse offers: before or while you shop
  2. Upload receipts: after shopping, send us your receipts and let us know what you bought
  3. Earn cash rewards: every time you upload receipts and redeem offers, you’ll earn cash back
  4. Earn points, too: just for uploading receipts, even ones without redeemed offers, you’ll earn points redeemable for charitable donations made in your name

Bottom line: The first incarnation of Endorse was so generous (up to 20% back on your entire purchase at TJ Maxx, Wal-Mart and Target), that it truly felt too good to be true. Read my first review here. Endorse 2.0 saw some significant changes, but overall I think a more sustainable model.

Snapping a pic of your receipt is faster and easier than mailing receipts in for Endorse 1.0. So far, I’ve uploaded two receipts and earned 10 points, and received 10% back for purchasing any brand of ice cream. (Frosty Paws for those following along at home.)

 

New Endorse! Offers Cashback Shopping

EndorseEndorse!, a beta app that launched last year for cash back shopping, is offering a preview version for Android for the first few thousand new users. Endorse basically pays you to be a brand ambassador for your favorite products. Purchase products, mail in your receipts and receive cashback.

From the Endorse Blog, here are some highlights of the new Endorse:

  • Instant Receipt Submission—by far your most common request was for a way to submit your receipts electronically. In the new Endorse, you’ll be able to send us your receipts instantly using your iPhone or Android phone. That’s right—no more waiting for your mailer to get to us in the mail!
  • Faster Receipt Processing—we’ve processed more than 250,000 of your receipts, and we’ve learned a lot in the process. When the new Endorse service launches, we’ll instantly process your receipts from many of the largest retailers in the country- like Target, Kroger, Walmart- right when you submit them.
  • Improved Look and Feel—you’ve probably noticed the new logo and design. We’ve changed more than the color scheme—we’ve worked hard to make the new Endorse as simple to use as it is pretty to look at.
  • New Ways to Save and Give—the new Endorse will feature multiple, simpler ways to save on the products you love; offers from 10% to 100% cash back; and the chance to give back to schools in your area every time you add a receipt to your account.

Endorse! That’s with an Exclamation Point.

There’s times where I don’t care how cheesy I sound because I’m really that enthusiastic about a product: Diet Coke (you’ve heard of my addiction). Gold Peak Tea (it’s the only bottled tea that actually tastes like real tea). Hot & Sour Soup (hot AND sour, how can you lose!?).  I have a new one.

Endorse! is a cool brand-new Facebook app that basically pays you to be a brand ambassador for your favorite products. The idea for Endorse is to connect brands to their most loyal and most influential customers. Purchase products, mail in your receipts and receive 10% cashback. If you add “followers” who also buy the same products, they get 10% and you can increase your cashback percentage to 100%.

Here’s how it works:

1. Visit www.endorse.com and login with your Facebook account.

2. Type in your favorite products such as Diet Coke or stores such as CVS or Target as I did, and click Endorse. Just like other referral programs on Groupon and Gilt, it’s good karma to join using your friends’ links. That way they get some credit for simply telling you about the program.

3. Now just save your receipts from your favorite stores and mail them in the free postage-paid envelope. For example, I purchased Diet Cokes at CVS yesterday. Before I shopped, I endorsed both on Endorse, so when I mail in my receipt, I’ll receive 10% back for shopping at CVS and 10% back for purchasing Diet Coke.

Endorse facebook app

Why does it work? With cashback shopping sites, big brands have ways to connect with their most loyal online shoppers, but bricks-and-mortar shoppers are more difficult. Endorse connects those big brands with their most loyal customers and rewards them.

Can I editorialize a little bit here? I really really hope people don’t find a way to take advantage of the system. Currently, there’s no limit to the number of brands you can endorse and no deadline to submit your receipts. I’m sure these and other policies will adjust accordingly. But I’m so impressed by how the CEO, Steven Carpenter, personally signed the welcome card as shown below. And how he went on Deal Seeking Mom’s blog to personally address every reader’s question. I’m impressed that the envelopes are sent to you free and postage-paid, whereas many other companies would find it cost prohibitive. Finally, I’m impressed to the attention to detail that Endorse! provides. I’m so excited to get started!Endorse Facebook app

Here’s a list of the products I endorse. Click to receive 10% cashback for every purchase of these items and more:

Arby’s
Bath & Body Works
Best Buy
Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables
Bud Light Chelada (seriously, these things are awesome!)
Campbell’s Soup
Cheerios
CVS
Diet Coke
Target
TJMaxx
Yoplait
Wal-Mart