How does Endorse work?
I’m going to break down the ins and outs of this app for you and help you start saving.
What is Endorse? (Sign up here)
Endorse is a smartphone based rebate app – iOS (iOS 5 or higher): iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, 5, iPad (3rd generation+), iPad Mini, iPod Touch (5th generation+). For Android: Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, Motorola Triumph, Motorola Droid, Motorola Asix, HTC. Many other Android devices are compatible, as long as they are an Android version 2.2 or higher, and contain rear-facing camera. It pays you back for things you already buy. These are not coupons. You must make your purchase first, then submit your receipt for your reimbursement. You can earn from 10-100% back. And you can submit receipts even if they don’t have Endorse offers on them to earn points that can be donated to Donors Choose to help local schools!
Where can you earn?
Almost anywhere, but there is no list I can find that says who/what is excluded.. Unlike ibotta that only works at participating retailers, there is no specific store you must shop at for your Endorse rebates. My assumption is that where ever you shop, your receipt must list the item in words for this to work. I can’t imagine a store receipt with just prices would be accepted.
Some offers can be increased if you share them socially. Offers refresh on Thursday each week and can vary by user. If you don’t have an offer and a friend does, they can share it with you, you claim it and it will be added to your app to use.
How do you earn?
You check your app or claim a shared offer from a friend, then shop. Upload your receipt and wait for the confirmation. You have 6 days from the date of your purchase or until the expiration date of your offer (whichever comes first) to upload your receipt. You can even submit receipts from online retailers. You must submit the ENTIRE receipt and it must be clear and readable.
Every submitted receipt earns 5 points towards a Donors Choose donation.
How do you get your money/donation credit?
Via Paypal or check. If you select to be paid via Paypal you can cash out at anytime. If you choose to be paid via check, you must wait until you have at least $25.00 in your account to request payment.
When you reach 50 points, a Donors Choose voucher in your name will be sent for you to apply to the project of your choice.
It is important to note: Endorse does the percentage calculations based on your pre-tax AFTER coupon price. If you have ANY unidentified coupons on your receipt, they assume the coupons are for item you are submitting your rebate for. So, if you have something you are buying for an Endorse rebate and you want to be sure there are no coupon issues, it’s suggested that you separate out your Endorse item(s) for a transaction by themselves.
Receipts can only be submitted once, but multiple offers may be redeemed from one receipt. You can buy multiple of the same item to maximize your reimbursement, but they must all be on the same receipt.
Don’t try to break their rules, they can and will remove your account if you do.
How does endorse work? Let me know if you have questions. I’ll do the best I can to answer them, otherwise please contact endorse at firstname.lastname@example.org.