Monday, April 29, 2013

Shopping Portal Tutorial

   Welcome to a wonderful shopping site,, where you can save money with comparison shopping, hot deals and coupon codes, receive cashback from over 4000 stores when you shop, and get a personal shopper (me!) to help you. It is very important that you go to when you sign up, because if you go to just, you will be assigned to someone else and I will not be your shop consultant.
   When you first visit this site, it can be confusing because there are so many features. Let's break it down into easy steps and find out just how this site can save you money and time.

Create an account
Go to, and at the top of the screen you will see "Sign In". Click this and then create your account. Please pick a password that you will remember, but you can also stay signed in to the site since there will be no sensitive information on your account.
Download shopbuddy
Go to the home page and find the square, located on the right a short way down the page, that says "SHOP BUDDY, Never miss a deal". Click on this link and follow the instructions, and in just a minute shopbuddy will be installed and ready to ensure that you will never miss your cashback. When you are shopping on the web, you will not need to go to first before you go to a retailer's website, because shopbuddy will take care of everything for you. 

This is how it works:
   As you are shopping on the web, if you go to a site that is a retailer, such as Target or QVC, a window will pop up in the upper right hand corner of your screen, and it will have a link that says "Earn Cashback Now". When you click this it links you to your account, and if you buy anything on the site, your cashback will be deposited in your account on You will never miss your cashback when you have shopbuddy!

   Another cool feature of shopbuddy is the deals and coupons feature: 

After you link to your cashback account, you will see a small s-shaped symbol at the upper right of your screen. Clicking on this will show you all the current deals, discounts, and coupon codes for that site, and these are updated daily. You may be able to find a free shipping deal here.

   A new feature has recently been added that will help you quickly identify merchants when you use google. When you search google for a product, all the stores that come up that are a merchant will have the "S" symbol beside the search result. When you see that symbol, you know that you can go to that site and get cashback when you shop. 

Explore our helpful features:

eGifts: Look in the menu at the top of the page, and you will see a link to eGifts. Click on that to go to a page that gives you instructions on how to use this feature. You can choose a gift for someone and have it sent to them, or you can choose several gifts that you think they would like, and an email will be sent to them with the list. They then choose the gift they would like, and it will be sent to them and billed to you. This is great when you are shopping for people at a distance. Just remember to check out the shipping costs in the list before you send it because some charges can be high, while others are much lower or even free. You will be able to comparison shop to get the best deal.

MyLists is also located at the top of the page. You can create a number of helpful lists, such as a list of items you would like to give someone for an occasion, a list of items that you are interested in purchasing in the future, a Christmas wish list for yourself to share with your family, etc.. This can be very useful when you see something as you are browsing that you may want to buy later. Just hover over the item and click on "Quick View", and then you can choose "Add to my Lists" in the window that pops up. You can access your lists from the "My Account" link at the top of the home page.

Market America branded products:
We have an exclusive line of products that are only available through Market America, and they are the finest I have ever seen. We have products in many catagories, including:
  • Health Supplements
  • Anti-aging Products
  • TLS: a lifestyle weight-loss system
  • Personal Care Products
  • Skin Care Products
  • Home Care
  • Pet Health 
  • Car Care
  • Cosmetics: Motives by Loren Ridinger and Motives for LaLa
  • DNA Miracles baby products
and much, much more. You can see the Market America brands on the home page , and if you click on a brand and then a product, you can get information about the ingredients, what it can do for you, the science behind it, videos, etc..

   There are other features, such as Hot Deals and comparison shopping that can save you a lot of money, but you can begin shopping and saving with the information I have just given you. I hope you will create an account, download shopbuddy, and enjoy shopping and saving with Market America/