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1. Shop

Shop in-store
or online at
150+ stores

2. Buy

Use Seashells to
buy a digital gift
card at checkout
for the exact amount

3. Earn

Get up to 20% cash
back instantly when
you use the digital
gift card to pay

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Seashells: Instant Cash Back?

Seashells is the first ever Instant Cash Back rewards program. You can use Seashells to buy digital gift cards, use them to pay at your favorite stores (online or in-store), and INSTANTLY earn up to 20% cash back. At checkout, use Seashells to buy a digital gift card for the exact amount you need. You can then use your digital gift card right away to pay for your purchase. By doing so, you will INSTANTLY earn up to 20% cash back at 150+ stores! You can use Seashells in-store or online. If you are in-store, just show the cashier your digital gift card (on your smartphone) to pay and instantly earn cash back; if you are shopping online, just enter your digital gift card code on the store's checkout page to pay and instantly earn cash back!

Today, we offer cash back at over 150 of your favorite stores and are continuously adding more!

How does paying through Seashells work?

Instead of paying like you normally do in-store or when shopping online, you can pay through Seashells and instantly earn additional cash back (and save extra money). So rather than pay the store when checking out, you can pay Seashells the amount you owe instead; Seashells will then instantly give you a digital gift card for that amount! You can then use that digital gift card right away to pay for your purchase.

How exactly do I use Seashells to pay for my purchase?
ONLINE:

1) Shop like you normally would, and then when you are on the checkout page and ready to checkout, visit ShopSeashells.com on your computer or phone’s browser;

2) Select the store you are shopping at, type in the amount you owe/need to pay, and then buy the digital gift card for that amount.

3) Copy the digital gift card code you receive from Seashells and paste it into the stores Gift Card Code Box on the checkout page (every store checkout page has a gift card payment section). Once that’s done just complete checkout like you normally would and that’s it! The cash back you earned will already be in your Seashells account.

Keep in mind that changes to your cart, discounts, coupons, taxes, and shipping all might change the total amount you owe/need to pay. We recommend waiting until all coupons and discounts have been applied to your order and that you select shipping address/options before buying the digital gift card from Seashells. Doing this will avoid mistakes and help ensure you buy the correct digital gift card amount that you need.

IN-STORE:

1) Shop like you normally would, and then when you are at the register and ready to checkout, visit ShopSeashells.com on your phone’s browser;

2) Select the store you are shopping at, type in the amount you owe/need to pay, and then buy the digital gift card for that amount.

3) Present the digital gift card you receive from Seashells to the cashier (you can hand the cashier your smartphone or show him your screen). The cashier will either scan the barcode or enter the digital gift card code. Once that’s done just complete checkout like you normally would and that’s it! The cash back you earned will already be in your Seashells account.

Keep in mind that changes to your cart, discounts, coupons, and taxes all might change the total amount you owe/need to pay. We recommend waiting until all coupons, discounts, and taxes have been applied before buying the digital gift card from Seashells. Doing this will avoid mistakes and help ensure you buy the correct digital gift card amount that you need.

After getting my digital gift card, how do I complete checkout at the store?

ONLINE: Copy the digital gift card code you receive from Seashells and paste it into the stores Gift Card Code Box on the checkout page (every store checkout page has a gift card payment section). Once that’s done just complete checkout like you normally would and that’s it! The cash back you earned will already be in your Seashells account.

IN-STORE: Present the digital gift card you receive from Seashells to the cashier (you can hand the cashier your smartphone or show him your screen). The cashier will either scan the barcode or enter the digital gift card code. Once that’s done just complete checkout like you normally would and that’s it! The cash back you earned will already be in your Seashells account.

Where does the Cash Back come from?

Seashells receives a commission from stores when we sell their digital gift cards. When you pay through Seashells and receive a digital gift card, we earn a commission. The majority of that commission we give to you in the form of Cash Back. So the Cash Back comes from the gift card commissions we receive. The commissions we receive from each store are different, which is why the Cash Back offers for each store are different.

For example, let’s say a store pays us a 10% commission for each digital gift card we sell. If you buy a $100 digital gift card to that store through Seashells, we earn a $10 commission. So we can give you a large portion of that commission as Cash Back (ex. 9% or $9). We just need to keep a small portion of that commission to cover transaction processing fees. That is why we can pass along more Cash Back when you pay with a Bank rather than a credit/debit card (because processing fees are lower when you pay with a Bank account).

When do I get the Cash Back?

Immediately. As soon as you pay through www.ShopSeashells.com, the Cash Back you earn on that purchase will be automatically added to your Seashells account. You can then cash out that money right away, or you can leave it in your Seashells account and use it towards a future purchase.

Should I install the Browser Plugin? How does it work?

Yes, you definitely should! The plugin will alert you every time you are on a website where you can earn Instant Cash Back (so you will never miss a Cash Back deal again!). When you are on a website that has a Cash Back offer, the Browser Plugin will display a small pop up message that tells you the specific offer.

Is the Cash Back Guaranteed?

Yes. The Instant Cash Back is 100% guaranteed.

How do I get started?

You can create an account by visiting our website, ShopSeashells.com. Once you’ve created an account, navigate to ShopSeashells.com whenever you’d like to shop at any of the retailers on our website. You can use a gift card purchased at ShopSeashells.com to make purchases at any of the retailers on our website in store or online.

What's involved in the sign-up process?

Simply sign up with Facebook, Google, or provide your email address and choose a secure password. When you’re ready to make a purchase, we’ll ask you to link your bank account or provide credit/debit card information to complete your purchase. You can also visit your Account page and click Add A Payment Method to add a bank account or credit card at any time. We may ask for more information later to validate your identity.

I’m receiving an error message. What should I do?

Don't worry; all of your account information is securely stored in the cloud and will be there when the issue is resolved. Please follow the instructions provided on the error message. If the problem persists, please feel free to visit www.shopseashells.com/support or e-mail us at [email protected].

Can I close my account at any time?

Yes. Please e-mail us at [email protected] Please write "Close My Account" as the subject of the e-mail to expedite the account deactivation process. Please note that closing your browser does not cancel any pending or scheduled transactions that you placed on your account. The Cash Back balance in your account will be lost when you deactivate it.

What should I do if my payment information is not working?

Please make sure the information you entered is the billing information associated with that credit card or bank account. If the issue continues, please contact us at [email protected] or (646)450-7055.

What should I do if I received a charge on my credit card or bank account I did not authorize?

If you've received an unauthorized charge on your credit card or your bank account, please contact us at [email protected] or (646)450-7055.

Making a Purchase

How do I Add A Payment Method and make a purchase through Seashells?

To make a purchase on your Seashells account, you’ll be prompted to add a credit/debit card or bank account to your account when you are trying to make a gift card purchase on ShopSeashells.com (if you’ve never added a payment method before). You can add a new card or bank account on the Account page by selecting Add A Payment Method at any time. If you’ve previously added a payment method, simply select which payment method you want to use to complete your purchase during the Checkout process. Paying with a credit card results in lower cash back amounts than paying with your bank account due to the high cost of credit card processing fees. If you want to earn more CashBack on every purchase, link your bank account to your Seashells account.

Note: These transactions will appear on your bank statement as 'Seashells'.

How does manually linking my bank by account and routing number work?

When adding a payment method, select to link your bank by manually linking with your account and routing number. You'll be prompted to enter some information to confirm your identity for security purposes. From there:

  1. 1) Check your bank account in 2-3 business days for the exact amounts we deposited.
  2. 2) Log back into your Seashells account and find the bank account under the Payment Methods section of the Account or Checkout page.
  3. 3) Click ‘Verify’ Bank account from the Account page or Checkout page and enter the 2 amounts.

You should be all set to pay from there! We do ask you keep a valid credit card on the account to further validate your identity and in the case that the payment fails.

How long does it take to manually link your bank by account and routing number?

It should take anywhere from 2-3 business days to receive the deposits we've made.

Why do I need a credit/debit card on file to manually link my bank?

We do ask you keep a valid credit card on the account to further validate your identity and in the case that the payment with your bank account fails.

What kind of bank accounts can I link to my Seashells account?

You can only link checking accounts to Seashells. You cannot link savings accounts as they are not all enabled for transactions. The checking account must be in your name.

You can link your accounts by using your online banking username and password to enable your account, or by adding your account via account number and routing number.

How do I redeem my digital gift card at a restaurant?

Using Seashells to pay at a restaurant is easy. Let’s use Chili’s as an example. The server brings you your bill. Calculate the total, including the amount you’d like to tip. For example, the total is $50.00. You would like to tip $10. On ShopSeashells.com, find Chili’s, enter $60.00 and Checkout through us to get your custom gift card.

Write down the gift card number on the ticket and give it to the waitress, telling her that you wrote down a gift card number. She will take the ticket, type in the gift card number and bring the ticket back to you for a signature. Write down your $10 tip and the total of $60.00, just as you would as if you had paid with your debit/credit card. The process should be very similar at every restaurant.

Is there risk involved with my Seashells account?

None. If there’s an issue and a code is not being generated, please give it a minute or so to load. Please DO NOT click to generate a new code unless prompted to do so by an error message as you may end up being charged twice. When prompted, please follow the directions on the screen.

How much will I earn in Cash Back with Seashells?

You’ll earn back a percentage of the transaction total based on the retailer. For example, if you spent $100 at Nike, you’d get $9 back. You can save your Cash Back for a future purchase, or cash out to a bank account or your Paypal account.

Purchases and Cash Back

Can I withdraw my Cash Back whenever I want?

Once your Cash Back is transferred into your Seashells account, you can cash out whenever you’d like. You can cash out to a bank account you link to your Seashells account, or you can provide your Paypal email address and we’ll send you your Cash Back via PayPal. You can also use your Cash Back balance for future purchases.

Please note, it may take a few hours for PayPal cash outs to process. Please make sure you’ve entered the correct email address.

Can I change my funding method?

Yes. If you wish to change your funding method, you can add a new one on your Account page. Please note, you can cash out your Cash Back to a bank account you’ve linked to your Seashells account or via your Paypal account.

How do I get my Cash Back?

You can ‘cash out’ or ‘withdraw’ your Cash Back balance by linking a bank account to your Seashells account, or by selecting to cash out with Paypal and providing your PayPal email address. If you haven’t added your bank account as a payment method, you can add it on the Account page by selecting ‘Add A New Payment Method’. If you choose to cash out with PayPal, please make sure the email address you entered is correct, as the one you’ve entered is where we will send the cash out.

Please note, it may take a few hours for PayPal cash outs to process.

Why are there two different Cash Back amounts for every retailer?

You earn 2.0% more Cash Back when you make a purchase with your linked bank account as your payment method. You earn less Cash Bank on purchases if you choose to pay with a credit card, due to the higher fees associated with credit card purchases. We display the higher Cash Back amount on our website, unless you’ve linked only a credit card.

Is there a charge or fee for using ShopSeashells.com?

No, there are no fees involved. Using ShopSeashells.com is completely free.

How secure is my payment information?

When a user enters any personal financial information, it is not stored on our website or on our servers. If someone were to bypass our security, they would not find your credit card or bank information. We store credit card information with a large, extremely secure payment provider.

What stores do you support?

ShopSeashells.com works with 150+ stores. You can find all our supported stores at the ShopSeashells.com website for more info.

What happens if I return the item I purchased with my gift card?

If you purchase a digital gift card through Seashells and for some reason you do not receive your digital gift card code, you are entitled to receive a full refund or exchange from Seashells. Once you receive your digital gift card code, refunds, returns and exchanges are handled by the applicable Retailer. Although we believe the applicable Retailer will grant refunds and/or accept returns according to its customary refund policy, we cannot guarantee this because we do not control any Retailer. Please make sure the digital gift card and the amount you purchase matches the amount you intended to purchase.

Do I need to register an account?

You will need to register for an account in order to access Seashells’ exclusive offers.

I've been using Seashells and it's not generating a working code! Can you help?

In some rare cases, ShopSeashells.com could fail to generate your custom gift card code. It could be due to connectivity issues or issues with the retailer. It could also be due to the payment failing. Please make sure you are using a valid credit/debit card or the bank account you’ve linked is correct.

Also, please make sure your cart meets the requirements of that specific retailer, such as minimum purchase amount. If you cannot identify a reason the purchase would not work, please contact us [email protected]

What information do you collect?

We collect two types of information:

1) Information that you explicitly give us, such as your name and email address. You may also give us access to your information in other services, such as when you link your Facebook or Google account. The information we obtain depends on your settings and the privacy policy of these services.

2) Information as a result of your use of our product. We collect automatically generated information such as log data, cookies, device information, data about the success or failure of codes applied to your cart, and some other types of information required to provide different features of the Seashells service. When possible we provide an option to opt out of certain types of data collection in the user settings configuration. In some cases this data is required to provide certain features which will be disabled when you opt out of this data collection. Other information is collected through our use of Google Analytics. For more information, please see our privacy policy.

How is my information used?

We use the information we collect to improve our product, develop and provide new features, and create a better and more personalized experience for you. We do not sell your data to third parties. For more information, please see our privacy policy.

How can I tell if I'm earning Cash Back on my purchases?

ShopSeashells.com users earn Cash Back on EVERY purchase. If your balance does not change, please let us know at [email protected]

I share my computer, how do I change users to make sure I get Cash Back in my account and not theirs?

Navigate to the Account page on ShopSeashells.com. On the bottom left of your screen, there should be a Log Out button.

How do I protect my Seashells account?

You should choose a difficult-to-guess password and store it in a secure location. Please make sure it meets the necessary security requirements we outline during the sign up process.

What happens if one of my linked cards is lost or stolen?

You can remove the card from your Seashells account on your Account page. You can also add new/additional cards to your Seashells account.

Bitcoin Payments

What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a secure, digital currency that can be used to exchange money over the Internet.

How is the Bitcoin payment processed?

Bitcoin payments are processed by Bitpay, a leading Bitcoin payment technology company. Simply, select to Pay with Bitcoin at Checkout on ShopSeashells.com, and we’ll generate an invoice for you to send your Bitcoin payment to.

Are there any fees for paying with Bitcoin?

Seashells does not charge any fees for paying with Bitcoin.

How do I get started?

Go to our Gift Cards page and add gift cards to your cart and click Checkout. Select Bitcoin as your payment method at checkout, and Bitpay will create an invoice for you to send your Bitcoin to.

What if I have a problem with my Bitcoin payment?

Please notify us at [email protected] If you sent your Bitcoin payment, you should still receive your gift card. If there was an issue, we’ll be sure to get you a refund or the gift card you ordered.

Gift Cards

Where can I redeem my gift card?

You can redeem your custom gift card either online or in-store. Check the details on your gift card for terms and conditions of that particular retailer.

Can a gift card be returned?

Similar to physical gift cards, digital gift cards cannot be returned for any reason. Because a live, active card has been delivered, retailers do not allow returns because of the high probability of fraud.

Once I claim my gift card, how quickly can I use it?

Typically, gift cards can be used immediately after they are claimed (individual merchant policies may apply).

Will a gift card expire?

Gift Cards that are purchased, generally, have no expiration date unless stated in the specific terms for a given gift card. However, promotional cards that have no additional value must be claimed within a specified time period, as defined in the individual card terms. If unclaimed within the specified time period, they will no longer be available.

Seashells Plugin

How does the new Seashells plugin work?

When you are shopping on a cash back enabled site, the plugin will notify you to make your purchase through Seashells. At check out, simply enter your purchase total into our browser extension and we will generate your gift card code in 1 CLICK! Apply the code to your purchase and you'll instantly earn cash back!

Coupons

How do I use coupons from ShopSeashells.com?

There are typically two ways to use a coupon from ShopSeashells.com.

Codes: In this case, there’s a code you need to enter on the online store/retailer’s website. When you click ‘Show Code’ on ShopSeashells.com, we’d open a new tab to the code on our page, and the previous tab on your browser would be the store you were interested in shopping on.

Direct Link: In this case, when you click ‘Use Now’ on ShopSeashells.com, the promotion is already applied. Clicking opens the store’s website and you’re good to go!

Can I use a coupon/promotion with a ShopSeashells.com gift card?

You can use a gift card purchased from ShopSeashells.com to pay for your purchase when you use a gift card or promotion. If you want to get a gift card for the exact amount of your purchase, make sure ALL coupons and promotions are applied before you buy a gift card from Seashells. We cannot refund the difference if the amount is incorrect, or refund a card purchased errantly.

What happens if a promocode does not work?

Please make sure you’ve entered the correct code on the store’s website. If the code still is not working, it could be expired or the promotion may have been ended by the store itself. Unfortunately, that information may not have reached us yet, so we’re still showing the code on our site. Please feel free to let us know, but unfortunately we cannot honor or make the store honor the deal.

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