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Cheapest ways to send money online

This is a hat tip to my friend Mike who just wrote a great blog post about different alternatives for sending money online. Here are the online services he mentions, some I use while others I have not even heard of:

Costs Notes
Paypal 5/5 3/5 Average fees, Almost everyone has an account
Amazon 4/5 3/5 Free till end of September, same fees as Paypal after that
Obopay 3/5 5/5 Lowest fees of all, not many have an account
MoneyGram 3/5 1/5 Highest fees of all, worldwide reach to many countries
Xoom 3/5 4/5 Fees lower than MoneyGram, limited countries

Paypal is the winner for occasional payments. If you send money to mostly the same people then you should consider Obopay because of the low fees. International transfers - give Xoom a try and only use MoneyGram if Xoom doesn’t send money to the country you need.

Source: What is the best way to send money online? (at Buxr Blog)

Don’t miss Paypal holiday promotion

Starting tomorrow, November 26, 2007, you can take advantage of a great deal of offers from a number of merchants plus every time you make a purchase using your Paypal account you will be automatically entered in sweepstakes.

The official rules page claims that for a limited time you will get 20% cash back from all your purchases (the merchant must indicate participation on their site). Just remember to use your Paypal account for the payment.

Also, several merchants will offer exclusive deals that I summarized up below. Got to the official PayPal holiday page for more information.

Merchant Offer Code 20% off and free shipping PAY20FS 20% off and free shipping PAYART Free shipping with $30 order PAYPAL30 $10 off $50 and free shipping $15 off $75 $10 off $50 and free shipping 20% off all orders $20 off $50 and free shipping Free shipping 256MB USB drive with purchase PAL2007 Save up to 10% $50 off $250
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Paypal Holiday Promotion

Back to school offers from PayPal and Google

Both PayPal and Google Checkout have announced promotional programs this shopping season luring customers to spend their hard earned cash at the stores partnering with each of these two programs.

This comes as a part of the bigger plan for each of these companies (eBay and Google) to gain a market share in the online payments niche.

All offers require you to pay using the appropriate payment system (Paypal or Google Checkout) and most of them expire sometimes in early September, 2007.


  • $10 off $40 at Barnes & Noble (Coupon Code: D9U3D3W)
  • $20 off $100 at NewEgg (Coupon Code: PAYPAL20)
  • 10% off on electronics and accessories at
  • 20% off at (Coupon Code: PAYPL20)
  • 10% off $35, free shipping, at
  • $20 off select items at
  • $20 off $50 at
  • 15% off $125 at SierraTradingPost
  • 20% off select phones at Virgin Mobile (Coupon Code: PPBTS7)
  • Free paper with ink purchase at HP (Coupon Code: NK1525)
  • 500 Bonus Miles for every roundtrip ticket at NWA
  • Free shipping with $25 purchase at Avon (Coupon Code: PAYPAL25)

More details at this link:

Google Checkout

  • $10 off electronics at
  • $10 off $60 apparel at Aeropostale
  • $10 off $30 apparel at Bluefly
  • $10 off $30 computers at Comp-U-Plus
  • $10 off $60 jewelry at Zales
  • $20 off $50 laptops at USA Notebook
  • $5 off $30 golf gear at
  • $5 off $30 school supplies at SuppliesNet
  • $5 off $30 computers at CostCentral
  • $10 off $40 shoes at (Coupon Code: BACKTOSCHOOL)
  • $5 off $150 or $10 off $300 computer supplies at (Coupon Code: GOOG5 or GOOGTEN)

More details at this link:

Yahoo! partner with PayPal, launch promotion

No one can claim that PayPal is not taking Google Checkout seriously. They countered Google Checkout $10 off $30 signup bonus with a $25 rebate which Google then answered with another $10 promotion.

Last year PayPal ramped up the offensive by signing up a partnership with Yahoo!. Today come the first fruits in a form of yet another promotion, this time for business owners.

PC World reports that online merchants who advertise with Yahoo! and offer PayPal’s Express Checkout will be getting a special icon on their Yahoo! ads, similar to the one you can see on Google ads for some time now. In addition, new sign ups are offered $100 Yahoo! Sponsored Search credit and free Express Checkout processing until the end of 2007.

If you run an online business and have not used Yahoo! Sponsored Search before, this might be a good chance to give it a try. The newly redesigned search platform (codename Panama) seems to be getting good reviews. Note however that the free PayPal checkout processing pretty much matches what Google currently offers with their own checkout service.

Yahoo PayPal Checkout Promotion

PayPal $15 Cash Rebate

Update 02/20: PayPal updated the promotion terms. Now you are only eligible for this offer if you receive it in an email sent to you directly from PayPal

In case you missed the last PayPal promotion here is your chance to catch up. Google Checkout hasn’t gone anywhere and PayPal is still worried about just how stable their leading position is. So here is PayPal’s shot back at Google in this ever lasting game where you and me are the winners.

PayPal Promotion

The rebate is one time use, valid February 8 through March 31, and applies everywhere PayPal is accepted. Register here to enroll and make sure to read the terms and conditions.

PayPal Promotion

Source: SlickDeals Forums (via WiredDeals)

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