Terms and Conditions

BeFrugal reserves the right to amend these Terms and cash back at any time without notice.

Overview
BeFrugal is owned by Capital Intellect Inc. Use of the services provided by BeFrugal is regulated by the following terms and conditions. By using these services, users consent and agree to these terms and conditions. If a user finds the terms and conditions unacceptable, they should discontinue use immediately.

Services
BeFrugal does not offer any warranties for the products, promotions, coupon codes, and special offers being provided by participating merchants and advertisers. We do not control these merchants, do not endorse them, and are not responsible for any aspects of their websites or businesses.

Merchants can at any time alter or cancel any and all coupons/promotions. Our service involves publishing links to online retailers as well as printable coupons redeemable at brick and mortar establishments. The primary purpose of BeFrugal is to provide users with the most current coupons and promotions.

Contests
Listed below are the rules that apply to any and all contests promoted by BeFrugal:

  • Winners are selected at random
  • No purchase is necessary to enter or win BeFrugal contests
  • Contests are open only to United States residents who are 18 years of age or older
  • Requests for substitutions of prizes will not be honored
  • All winners are solely responsible for any and all taxes and/or fees, and all such additional costs that may be incurred
  • BeFrugal will not be held responsible for defective products delivered to contest winners
  • Winners of contests will have 10 days from the date of their email notification to claim their prize. After 10 days the prize is considered forfeited
  • In the case of a prize being no longer available BeFrugal reserves the right to substitute the prize for a different prize of equal value
  • BeFrugal may at any time alter contest rules
  • Apple is not a sponsor and are not involved in any contests promoted by BeFrugal

Tools & Calculators
When using a calculator that operates Google Maps API, users are also bound by Google's Terms of Use.

BeFrugal Add-On
The BeFrugal Add-On keeps members up to date on Cash Back and coupon alerts. When the Add-On is installed users will remain logged in to BeFrugal allowing for eligible Cash Back purchases to be automatically recorded. This will eliminate the step of having to log into BeFrugal before shopping.

Cash Back
Program Description:
BeFrugal cash back program allows BeFrugal members to receive cash back on all of their purchases made through BeFrugal. Qualified merchants will be identified on the website along with the percentage cash back amount members will receive. Getting started is simple, just set up a BeFrugal account, and start shopping. Utilizing a BeFrugal account allows members to view cash back earned from their BeFrugal qualified purchases.

BeFrugal is not responsible or liable for Program changes or removal of an Affiliated Store, an Affiliated Stores decision to withdraw from the Program and the impact this has on an accrued Cash Back balance. BeFrugal is not responsible or liable for Program changes or removal of coupon codes and/or discounts and the impact this has on an accrued Cash Back balance.

The BeFrugal Program and Applications are provided to members "as is" and with no warranty. BeFrugal may terminate the Program and Applications at any time with or without notice or reason. To the maximum extent permitted by law, BeFrugal disclaims all representations and warranties, express or implied, in regards to the Program and Applications.

The BeFrugal Program and Applications are provided with no guarantee regarding the quality or accuracy of advertisements for products provided by Affiliated Stores. BeFrugal does not guarantee that while using BeFrugal and its Program and Applications the site will be free of errors or interruptions. Also, BeFrugal assumes no liability or responsibility for any damages due to site errors, interruptions or inability to access BeFrugal Programs and Applications.


Eligibility:
  • Must be age 18 or over
  • Individuals only (i.e. no attempts by automated machines/computers to accumulate cash back)
  • Working email address
  • Single account requirement (1 account per publisher person unless additional account authorized by BeFrugal)
  • Cookies enabled

Payment Terms:
  • Cash back payments will be calculated and maintained by BeFrugal. Members will receive the net sale amount (total sale adjusted for taxes, shipping and other fees) times the merchant cash back percentage amount noted on BeFrugal.
  • Payments of Cash Back to members will be sent within 10 business days of payment request.
  • Payment requests can be made once every 15 days.
  • A member's account must reach a minimum confirmed cash back balance of $25 in order to be eligible for receipt of payment. Confirmed Bonuses except Refer-a-Friend are not counted towards this $25 minimum. Any pending cash back balance, regardless of amount, will remain in your account for potential payment in a future period. Member's balances, which includes Total Cash Back and Sign-up Bonus, are segregated and held in a restricted cash account maintained by BeFrugal.
  • Members will receive payment via check, PayPal or Gift Card transaction.
  • For lost checks, please contact us to request a stop payment. We will waive the stop-payment fee for the first lost check. For any subsequent lost checks, a $10 fee will be assessed.
  • BeFrugal is responsible for maintaining and tracking members account balance.
  • Due to adjustments made for product returns, cash back earned is not available for payment immediately. Cash back balances are subject to returned sales and member's accounts will be adjusted accordingly.
  • Payments to BeFrugal members outside the US are through PayPal or Amazon.com. There is typically a 0.50% (or 0.005) fee on the total payment amount charged by PayPal to process international transactions. In instances when this international fee is charged to pay a BeFrugal member, it will be deducted from that member's cash back balance.
  • As of May 18th, 2015, BeFrugal members who elect to receive their payment via Amazon.com Gift Card will get an Amazon.com Gift Card Payment Reward automatically added to their Payment Request.

    The 3% reward will be applied to the first $500 in payments requested via Amazon.com Gift Card in the calendar year and 2% reward will be applied to remaining amount requested via Amazon.com Gift Card over the $500 threshold in the same calendar year.

General Terms:
  • Members are responsible to keep their BeFrugal account information current.
  • Depending on the tax laws in your city, state or country, members may be taxed on referral bonuses and prizes earned through BeFrugal. In all instances, members are solely responsible for any tax liability from your usage of BeFrugal.
  • BeFrugal is not responsible for any lost mail or checks. For any re-issued check a stop payment fee will be incurred.
  • BeFrugal is not responsible for changes made by merchant stores participating in the cash back program
  • BeFrugal protects your privacy and strongly suggests that you click here to review our privacy policy
  • BeFrugal reserves the right to withhold payment of Cash Back rewards for suspected fraud, abuse of merchant or BeFrugal website, use of email spam to promote referrals, or for creating multiple user profiles. If you feel your Cash Back rewards are being withheld in error, please contact us. Any fraud or abuse relating to earning or receipt of cash back rewards, or any misrepresentation of information furnished to BeFrugal or its merchant partners by you or anyone acting on your behalf may result in the termination of your BeFrugal account and forfeiture of Cash Back rewards.
  • The determination of whether or not a purchase qualifies for Cash Back is at the sole discretion of BeFrugal. If a merchant fails to report a transaction to BeFrugal or withholds payment to BeFrugal, BeFrugal reserves the right to cancel the Cash Back associated with that transaction. BeFrugal is not responsible for lost or stolen payments, or for payments delivered to the wrong address.
  • BeFrugal members are not permitted to use any paid promotional method for soliciting Cash Back sales through their BeFrugal account or to earn referral bonuses. This includes, but is not limited to, ppc ads through networks such as Google AdWords or Bing AdCenter, Facebook Ads, Twitter Ads, email marketing, banner advertising, content/display ads, and retargeting.
    Any member in violation of this policy will have their account banned and will forfeit all Cash Back and referral bonus earnings.

Termination:
  • Termination of any account without a notice can be made at BeFrugal's discretion.
  • BeFrugal membership is free and there is no charge for Membership or for earning Cash Back. However, if your account is inactive for more than 365 days, it becomes dormant. BeFrugal reserves the right to debit dormant accounts $2.00 per month for maintenance until the account balance reaches zero. You will not be charged a maintenance fee if such a charge were to cause your cash back account balance to be negative. Also, if you have not been charged a maintenance fee in the month due, you will not be charged retroactively.
    You can reactivate your dormant account by starting a shopping session via BeFrugal or via BeFrugal's applications. Once your account is reactivated, all maintenance fees can be voided by contacting BeFrugal support.

Cash Back Discrepancies:
If a member believes that Cash Back has not been accurately reported to his/her account, it is the responsibility of the member to submit a Cash Back inquiry via the BeFrugal customer support ticket form. Cash Back inquiries must be submitted no earlier than 7 days and no later than 60 days after the transaction date.

For travel-related cash back, credit is issued over the course of two transactions. An initial reservation record of $0.00 will post within 7 days of your travel purchase. This indicates that the sale was traced from the travel site to BeFrugal. As a second step, a cash back credit on eligible portions of your booking will post within 60 days of completing your travel.
If no reservation record of $0.00 is posted in your account within 7 days of the travel purchase, please submit an inquiry. Such inquiries where no reservation record was posted must be submitted no later than 60 days following the travel purchase.
For purchases that do have a $0.00 reservation record, inquiries may be submitted for a longer period, up to six months following the travel purchase.

Bonuses

  • Refer-a-Friend Bonus
    The details of the current Refer-a-Friend bonus promotion can be found here. Refer-a-Friend bonuses become available for withdrawal when the member's confirmed account balance reaches $25, the minimum withdrawal amount. No bonuses except Refer-a-Friend are counted towards this minimum.

    Members may earn multiple Refer-A-Friend Bonuses by referring multiple new members.

  • Sign-Up Bonus
    To earn a Sign-Up Bonus a user must join BeFrugal during the promotional period or via a link or web page on BeFrugal where such bonus is being promoted and earn $25 or more in Cash Back (not including bonuses and earnings from non-purchase activity).

    Each member is eligible for one Sign-Up Bonus.

  • 'Try Yahoo for 30 days' Bonus
    During promotional period, accept the offer to try Yahoo browser settings and use them for 30 days or longer to earn the bonus.

    Only one 'Try Yahoo for 30 days' bonus per member

Members may not abuse the bonus system by utilizing the use of bots, paid advertising, SPAM, fake personas, and/or other suspicious or fraudulent identity. If BeFrugal deems the program is being used for any illegal or fraudulent activity it will result in legal consequences, termination of member's account, forfeiture of any bonuses and pending cash back. Determination of bonus eligibility will be at the sole discretion of BeFrugal.

Disclosures
BeFrugal services are provided with no guarantee regarding price, terms, availability, quality or warranty. In addition to reviewing individual merchant's privacy policies, users should also carefully review their refund and return policies before making any purchases. BeFrugal does not accept payment for purchase made from other websites and therefore cannot provide refunds.

BeFrugal is not responsible or liable for any purchases made through participating merchant sites, nor is it required to provide support for such purchases. Complaints regarding any purchases should be directed to the merchant involved. Users of our services agree to not hold BeFrugal responsible for any and all damages arising from the use of this service and its associated links.

Although BeFrugal makes a significant effort to make sure published coupons and cash back rates are accurate, BeFrugal is not responsible for inaccuracies in coupons or cash back rates other than to the extent explicitly stated in the Coupon Guarantee and the Cash Back Guarantee.

BeFrugal Coupon Guarantee
How does the BeFrugal Coupon Guarantee work?
1. All online coupons on BeFrugal are guaranteed to work.
2. If you place an order through BeFrugal and the discount does not work, please contact us within 24 hours. Provide order/product details regarding your purchase.
3. After we verify your problem, we will add $5 to your BeFrugal account. Determination of eligibility will be at the sole discretion of BeFrugal.

Important: You must ensure that your purchase meets all requirements. Please check for any exclusions or restrictions listed for the coupon either on BeFrugal or on the store's website.

BeFrugal Best Cash Back Rate Guarantee
If you make a cash back eligible purchase through BeFrugal, and find a Cash Back rate on another Cash Back rewards site that is higher than the rate offered on BeFrugal, we will match 125% of the higher Cash Back rate.

Eligibility Requirements:

1. You must have made a Cash Back eligible purchase through BeFrugal
2. Cash Back Rate Guarantee does not apply to rates offered by paid membership rewards sites or credit card rewards programs.
3. Limit one per store per member.
4. Maximum credit of $25 per transaction.
5. Submit your claim within 24 hours of purchase and include the following:

  • Order receipt
  • Store name
  • Specific link to competitor with higher Cash Back rate
  • Competitor Cash Back rate offered (in $ or %)

This guarantee does not cover Cash Back rates where there is a not a direct equivalent rate listed at BeFrugal. Examples include, but are not limited to, promotional Cash Back rates offered only to individual members or a fixed number of members, or one-time use Cash Back rates.

Use of this Website
This site is for personal use only and may only be copied or distributed as such. No person or organization may use, or reproduce in any form, any part of BeFrugal for commercial purposes without prior written consent. Any reproduction, duplication, distribution, publication, modification, or transmission of material from this site is strictly prohibited. Material covered by this prohibition includes, but is not limited to, any text, graphics, logos, photographs.

Contact BeFrugal
Any questions or concerns regarding our Terms and Conditions should be submitted using our contact page.

Befrugal's Pledge to our members:

At BeFrugal we are committed to helping you save.

We promise the best selection of working coupons, the best cash back rates and uparalleled service to our members. Membership is free; and we hope that you do all your shopping through BeFrugal.

- Jon Lal, founder of BeFrugal.com