Frequently Asked Questions

What are cash rewards?

When you use ShareBucks to share a product link with your friends and followers and they click the link to make purchases on a store's website, we typically earn a sales commission from that store. We pay a large majority of this commission to you as a Cash Reward. For example, if you find a product on ShareBucks and click the “Share!” button, you can post the link as a product recommendation to your Facebook friends. For every one of your friends that buys the product you recommended, you will earn a Cash Reward that typically represents between 2% and 15% of the purchase price and registers in your ShareBucks account within 1 to 4 days.

What's the catch?

No catch! Our retail partners are delighted when you recommend their products to your friends and followers and are happy to pay sales commissions for this highly effective form of advertising. We simply make it easy for you to share these products and get credit for your sales efforts by passing a large majority of the sales commissions on to you in the form of Cash Rewards.

How do I receive my Cash Reward payments?

In order to receive your first payment, you must earn at least $20 in Cash Rewards that have become Available in your account (including the $5 bonus reward that you received for signing up) and request payment via PayPal by navigating to the Transaction Summary page for your account and clicking the Request a Payment button. After that, you may request payments in amounts of $10 or more as the funds become Available in your account.

Can I earn Cash Rewards from ShareBucks if I don't live in the United States?

Yes! Anyone that can receive payments through PayPal can earn Cash Rewards from ShareBucks by generating sales for our retail partners.

Why doesn't my Cash Reward show up immediately after one of my recipients completes a purchase?

It may take several days for a Pending reward to show up in your account due to processing time. While some rewards are processed more quickly than others, you can expect that a reward should appear as Pending in your account between 1 and 4 days after your link recipient makes a purchase.

What's the difference between Pending, Available, and Paid Cash Rewards?

When a purchase by one of your link recipients is registered by the network, the related Cash Reward appears in your account as Pending. This typically occurs within 1 to 4 days of purchase and remains Pending for a period of time (typically 30 to 90 days) to account for potential product returns or other issues. Once the retail partner confirms payment, the reward will appear in your account as Available. When you request payment and the Cash Reward is sent to your PayPal account, the reward will appear in your account as Paid.

How long does it take for a cash reward to become Available?

Each store sets its own policy for reward payments based on its specific return policy or preference. ShareBucks makes rewards available to its members as soon as the retailers confirm and pay the reward amount, which typically ranges from 30-90 days after purchase.

Do I have to use links directly from ShareBucks in order to earn my Cash Reward?

Yes, you must use our “Share!” button to generate a link that can be shared directly through the social media options listed or copied and pasted directly to your blog or other sharing method. Please keep in mind that links can only be sent to your friends or followers. Spamming is strictly prohibited and will result in the immediate cancellation of your account and forfeiture of any rewards.

Am I buying directly from ShareBucks?

No. ShareBucks is not a retail store and does not sell any products. ShareBucks is a comparison shopping engine that provides Cash Rewards to its members for promotion of product links through social media. If you have a question about any product(s) your friends or followers ordered, please contact the appropriate retailer.

Do I need an account to use ShareBucks?

No, but you do need an account to earn and receive Cash Rewards. Signing up is quick and easy and requires only limited personal information. Your information will never be shared with any third party.

Is my personal information secure?

Yes, your personal information is secure and private. While we can see which products and stores you share, we do not collect information on the pages your link recipients browse while on the store website or afterward. The store will notify us of the order details and order amount 1 to 4 days after one of your recipients completes a purchase. ShareBucks will always be free and will never sell your email address or other information to any third party. ShareBucks does not collect credit card information.

How do I change my ShareBucks email address?

To change the email address associated with your account, you can visit the My Account section of the site by logging in and mousing over the Login / Sign Up button which should then show your email address. Select “Account Settings” and then enter a new email address and click “Save Profile”.

How do I change my ShareBucks password?

To change the email address associated with your account, you can visit the My Account section of the site by logging in and mousing over the Login / Sign Up button which should then show your email address. Select “Account Settings” and then enter a new password and click “Save Password”.

What should I do if I forgot my password?

Click on the “Log in / Sign Up” button at the top right of the ShareBucks home page. On the “Log In” tab, click the “Forgot your Password?” link and follow the instructions for reset.

How can I delete my ShareBucks account?

Keep in mind that ShareBucks membership is free and can be used as much or little as you like at no cost to you. If you would like to remove your email address from our mailing list, you can do this while still maintaining your membership by visiting the “Account Settings” tab in the My Account section and opting out. If you would still like to delete your account, please send an email from the address listed on your account to with the subject line “Delete My ShareBucks Account”.

Can I change my PayPal email address or select a different method of payment?

At this time, PayPal is the only method for receiving your Cash Reward payment. You may change your PayPal email address at any time by visiting the My Account section of the site and clicking on “Account Settings”.

My Cash Reward says it is "Paid" but I haven't received my payment yet. What happened?

If the status on your Cash Reward has changed to Paid, your payment should be visible in your PayPal account within 24-48 hours. If the status has been Paid for longer than 48 hours and you have not received payment, please contact us at We can track the payment and let you know the status. It is possible that your PayPal account is not configured correctly. If that is the case, we can provide you with the PayPal Transaction ID and you can contact PayPal to find out why the payment has not yet appeared in your account.

What should I do if my PayPal payment was denied?

First, check your account settings with PayPal to determine if there are changes that need to be made for you to be able to accept the payment in US dollars. You must follow PayPal’s procedures to confirm your account and verify that it is authorized to accept US dollars. If your payment is “Denied” or “Unclaimed” for 30 days, PayPal will send the funds back to ShareBucks, at which point you can resend the payment request from your ShareBucks account. If you still have problems, please contact us at