FAQ’s for the Ownza Button
What is Ownza?
Ownza lets you share, discover and discuss cool products. See what all your friends own, and get
cash back when you shop online with our browser button.
What is the Ownza Button?
The Ownza Button lets you earn cash back for shopping at any of our 2,000 partner stores.It also lets
you easily add stuff to your Ownza shelves by posting a product to Ownza when you’re on a product
page at a store.
How do I use the button to get cash back?
Shop like you normally do online. When you’re at a store where you can get cash back,
you’ll see a pop-up showing you what other Ownza users and your friends own.
If you see something you Own or Want as you browse the store, click the pop up to post
it to Ownza (make sure you’re on the product page, not search results). You need to
add a product from that store BEFORE MAKING A PURCHASE to be eligible for
cash back on any purchases.
Then, if you make a purchase from that store, your cash back shows up in you Ownza
account. You can cash out by Paypal when your balance reaches $10
Do I have to sign up on Ownza to use this service?
Yes, you will have to join Ownza so we know who is earning the $$ and how to pay you!
Does Ownza save my credit card info?
No, we don't even see your credit card info. You make purchases directly from the online store, not
How much can I make?
Cash back %’s vary by store, but generally range from 1-10%. Also, some stores pay NO commission
on certain products (examples are laptops at Best Buy and hotels at Expedia). Each Store sets their
own commission level, so be sure to check our Stores page to see the commissions for each. Some
stores vary commissions by product category as well—we’ve tried to list that range where available.
Also, many sites won’t pay cash back if you use a discount code.
What about privacy?
You choose what to add to your profile by clicking when you want to post a product to Ownza. Stores
do not tell Ownza what you actually buy. They only tell us the total order amount and the cash back
earned. After you make a purchase at a store, the button may suggest you add the products you buy
to your Ownza profile so you can unlock more discounts, but that’s totally up to you and we don’t
record any info unless you choose to post it.
Where can I see my cash back earnings and balance?
You can see all your earnings here: http://www.ownza.com/account
How long does it take for earnings to show up in my account?
Earnings at most stores generally show up within a week of when an order ships—not when the
order is placed. Travel sites (flights, hotels, rental cars, etc) pay earnings only after travel has been
What are “Pending” earnings?
Earnings are “pending” during the time a store allows customers to make returns. Different stores
may have different return policies, but the average is about 45 days. Some stores have much longer
return periods. Once the return period has expired, funds move from Pending to Available Now.
Why is a transaction missing from my earnings?
There are a few reasons why you might not earn cash back on a given transaction: stores don’t pay
cash back or pay very low %’s on some categories, like electronics and laptops. Many stores won’t
pay cash back if you use a coupon code, promotion code, gift card, or daily deal voucher. Travel sites
don’t pay until travel has been completed. If you use a cash back/discount button/promotion or link
from another site (like eBates, Coupon Cabin, RetailMeNot, GoodSearch, etc) it can cancel out our
button, because stores only pay cash back to one company per transaction.
What do I do if a transaction doesn’t show up in my earnings?
If ALL of the following are true:
…then you can email your receipt to email@example.com and we will contact the store on your behalf to
- it has been 7 days since you received your order (not since you placed it…since it was delivered)
- you didn’t use a coupon code or other discount/rebate from another site
- you’re sure it’s one of our partner stores,
try and get you the earnings.
When/how can I cash out earnings?
You can cash out as soon as you have a minimum of $10 in Earnings “Available Now.” Earnings are
Pending during the time a store allows customers to make returns. Different stores may have different
return policies, but the average is about 45 days. Once the return period has expired, funds move
from Pending to Available Now and you can request a payment.
How does the button actually work?
When you click the “Get Commission” button, a cookie which allows the store to know who sent the
customer is enabled. The stores use these cookies to track which customers we send them so they
can pay us the cash back, which we share with you.