Shoppers as they take advantage of Christmas sales(Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Save money when you are holiday shopping

You don’t have to wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday because Thursday starts a new shopping holiday, retailmenot.com has cash back day.

It’s a new way to make ends meet during the spending season.

So what’s the difference between typical holiday sales and cash back day? Retail me not puts money back in your wallet, saving you both now and later.

For it to work you have to create an account, then log in via your browser or mobile app. You can click an offer to activate it, and you’ll be sent right to the store’s website.

When you go to check out, retailmenot.com will automatically track your purchase and send you up to 20-percent of your order total in “Cash back rewards.”

To get the most bang for your buck you can redeem your rewards for gift cards, where you’ll get a little higher percentage in credit back.

If you want straight cash you’ll need to have a Venmo or Paypal account. Both are easy to sign up for.

Login to one of those and put the money right into your checking account.

It usually takes about six weeks for the money to show up in your retail me not account, but it should help you make ends meet with those last minute purchases just in time for Christmas and New Year’s.

For more tips and tricks to maximize your savings click on this link.

The company plans to make cash back day an annual event on the first Thursday of November every year.

Reporter:Therese O'Shea
Writer:Lincoln Saunders
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