Snagshout Reviews: Heavily Discounted Amazon Items?

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Snagshout is one of the many “discounts’ websites that give you a hefty discount when you purchase from major retailers such as Amazon.  I have written about some of these websites before, and for the most part, they are okay; however, most of what you find here isn’t high in quality.  It doesn’t mean you won’t find anything you like, though.

In today’s review, I tested the Snagshout website to see what kind of discounts you could receive.

Is Snagshout legit?  Is it safe?

Is it worth your time?

Can you save a ton of cash?

We’re about to find out.  As always, my reviews are 100% honest and I never recommend anything I wouldn’t use.  I just don’t work that way.

With that being said, let’s see what the company is all about.

What is Snagshout?

Snagshout gives you cashback and discount codes for the products you “love.”  The company states you will get paid cashback directly to your PayPal.

Much like shopping online, you will use the website in the same way, wherein you can browse various products and then choose a heavily discounted product of interest.  Just follow the prompts to get your rebate and you’re good to go.  This is how many of these Amazon discount sites work.

According to the company’s About Us page, they “believe in new ideas, products, and brands,” connecting with early adopters and influencers with great brands.  To date, they have connected hundreds of thousands of shoppers with thousands of brands.  The company noted they have been featured on prominent brands such as CNN Money and the Chicago Tribune, which seems to be true with a quick search.

I couldn’t find much about the company’s history, but with a quick LinkedIn search, all I could find was that they were founded in 2017 with fewer than 10 employees.  They were founded by Paul Johnson.

First, Why is Everything Cheap?

Simply put, most sellers from Amazon want to sell you an item so that it helps their seller’s rank, which helps them get more organic sales on Amazon.  This is the reason they sell these items at a heavy discount, hoping you bite and buy something.  The more sales they can achieve, the higher than can raise in the ranks.  Unethical?  That’s up to you to decide, but it’s the main reason they are giving out discounts.  Trust me, they aren’t doing this for the greater good of the world.

Keep in mind that most items on this site are directly affiliated with Amazon listings.

Signing Up to Save

To start saving, the company will first ask that you create an account so that they can keep track of your purchases and send you the rebate when you qualify.

During the sign-up process, they ask for a few simple details such as your name and email, that’s it.  You can choose to create an entirely new account via the site or you can connect your Facebook account, whichever you prefer.  You will also have to confirm your phone number.

Shopping to Save

Once you create your profile, you can start to shop immediately via the “shop” tab inside of the menu.

And, when you do, you will see a shopping setup that looks something like this:

As mentioned in the intro, you can’t shop for anything.  Rather, you will have to browse through what they already have.  You can also use the filters, where you can search for a particular item if you had something in mind as well as set a price range.  Aside from that, you can show only the cashback items, or in the case you want Amazon Prime only items, you can do that as well.

In each listing, you will see the final price, how many days are left as well as how many offers are in stock.  Do keep in mind that some options have limited availability, so if you do see something that you like, you will want to make sure you act upon it quickly.

At any given moment, you should expect to see about 300 to 500+ active listings.

Redeeming the Rebate/Discount Code

So, let’s say you see something that you like.  Let’s say it’s that large world scratch off map.  You like the price at $5, seeing it’s almost $20 off (80% off) and you like that it’s an Amazon Prime item.

In clicking on that posting, it then takes you to a more detailed page, which looks something like this:

And, after reading this, if you’re still interested it, you can “Snag it.”

In doing so, it will take you to yet another page that looks something like this:

Once you confirm your snag if it’s a cash back deal, you will receive a special code, in which you will use when you buy on Amazon.  When you do, just insert that code at checkout and you can buy the item at a discounted rate.  If it’s not an instant discount code, then you will have to prove your purchase to get paid.  However, from what I saw, most purchases were an instant code and what I liked about the site is that you could filter these options only if that’s what you were looking for.

And, that’s it.  When you enter the code, you get the deal.  Unlike a lot of sites that make you wait for a rebate, Snagshout doesn’t work in this way; it’s simply a coupon code and that’s it.

NOTE:  Snags Are Limited

According to the terms of service, the company has introduced “Snag credits.”  These credits were created to prevent people from purchasing so many deals so that others couldn’t take advantage.  When you first sign up, you will get two credits, and they will refresh once a week.  The company will send text reminders when you have a text available, however, if you’re inactive for more than 30 days, they no longer will send them.

Final Thoughts

Snagshout is cool if you want to get no-name Amazon items at a heavy discount.  I like that they provide a discount code 99% of the time and you’re using a reputable company in Amazon.

It’s 100% legit, and from what I see, it’s safe.

The only thing I don’t like is that most of the times, these items are of no value and/or are very cheap.  However, don’t let it stop you from at least looking.  The other thing I didn’t like is that I had to use a phone number to confirm my account.  I get it from their angle, but I generally don’t like giving it out.

If you like this concept, there are many other sites that work just like it as well.

That’s going to do it for now.

If you want a heavily discounted, sometimes free Amazon items, then check out Snagshout.  It’s one that has a ton of items, mostly junk, but you can find a gem here and there.  Is it unethical?  Well, that’s up to you to decide.  In buying an item, you’re helping a seller with their rank on Amazon.  Does Amazon like it?  No.  Will they know?  I’m not sure.  I will leave that up to you to decide.

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Tom Nathaniel

Hi! My name is Tom Nathaniel, and I created LushDollar to help share my honest thoughts on everything money. You won't find gimmicks here. It's the Internet's most honest money site after all. I graduated from Arizona State University, and I have worked in the finance industry since 2006, consulting with multiple Fortune 5000 companies.

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