There’s no doubt that there are some discount services or rewards programs out there that I have my complaints about. Any avid bargain hunter will eventually run into some questionable offers (and knowing how to deal with them is important, but that is for another article). But FreeShipping.com is one that seems to consistently wow experienced as well as novice shoppers. Aside from simply offering some really practical and easy ways to save money on things like free shipping rebates, the service sits at the top of the industry because of its hands-on approach to its customers and its business.
Let’s go over some of the basics. FreeShipping.com is a subscription rewards service. For about $12/month, they offer their members rebates for free shipping and other discounts that can be used when shopping online from merchants that participate in their program. They offer additional benefits, such as a set of consumer protection services. One of these services that I think is really valuable is the low price protection plan. With this add-on benefit, you can always expect to get the lowest price anywhere on the Web when shopping from an online store that participates in the program. And if you don’t, you get the difference in cash. Really! That is just one of the consumer services a membership gets you.
But there is more that accounts for the continually superb FreeShipping.com reviews and testimonials members have to offer. Like I said above, what puts FreeShipping.com above other deals in my mind is their approach to business. They will never try to hide anything from their customers, as might be the case occasionally in the online couponing industry. FreeShipping.com simply don’t believe in it, and they go one-up by providing all of the information about the service and sign-up process in a transparent way. The landing page of their website immediately directs the customer to the points they need to know to make an informed decision. They are also fair when it comes to cancelling, and they make it clear that it is easy for FreeShipping.com to cancel your membership and stop billing you at any time, no-questions asked. Plus, there is a 1-month no cost review trial where you get to test out all the services first-hand before you make a final decision about joining. I think most people who decide to sign up for a membership will be happy they did.