Money: Spend a Little Here, Save a Little There

Some websites let you earn money while shopping. Are they worth it?

Who says spending money and saving it are two different things? A new breed of companies is trying to convince consumers that shopping and socking away cash can, in fact, happily coexist. BondRewards, for example, lets you shop online at retailers like Target, Barnes & Noble and PETsMART and then recoup a small percentage of the purchase price in the form of U.S. savings bonds. Register at BondRewards.com then click on one of the 150 listed e-tailers. Every time you buy something, a percentage of the total ticket gets kicked into an account; when you've got enough for a...

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