SOURCE: Clarus Commerce

Clarus Commerce

August 17, 2015 08:00 ET

To Help Consumers Save on Back-to-School Needs, FreeShipping.com Offers 20% Cash Back at 10 Top Retailers Through September 4

FreeShipping.com Subscribers Can Stretch Their Back-to-School Budgets Even Further With Double Their Usual Cash Back at 10 Popular Stores That Sell Clothing, School Supplies, and More

MIDDLETOWN, CT--(Marketwired - Aug 17, 2015) -  To help consumers save on back-to-school needs, FreeShipping.com is offering subscribers 20% cash back on their purchases at 10 leading retailers from today through September 4.

According to the National Retail Federation, consumers nationwide are expected to spend $24.9 billion, in total, on electronics, clothes, and other needs for students in grades K-12 this year, an average of about $630 per family. If spending for college students is included, the total is forecast to reach $68 billion. These figures represent a 42% increase over the past 10 years.

Simply by shopping through FreeShipping.com, program subscribers will enjoy automatic 20% cash back at JCPenney, Macy's, Kmart, Dell, L.L. Bean, and five other popular outlets.

"Our mission is to provide consumers year-round savings on all of their online shopping needs and interests," said Tom Caporaso, CEO of Clarus Commerce, which owns and operates FreeShipping.com. "As back-to-school expenses rise, our double cash-back offer will help current and new subscribers save at many of the places where they already shop for their children's clothes and school supplies.

"Best of all," Caporaso added, "on top of 20% cash back, our subscribers can save even more by applying their other FreeShipping.com benefits to the back-to-school sales these retailers will no doubt offer. Plus, of course, they'll continue to earn 10% cash back on purchases at over 1,000 other retailers."

For $12.97 a month, FreeShipping.com subscribers enjoy a variety of money-saving benefits throughout the year, including:

  • Consistent 10% cash back and free shipping at checkout at over 1,000 retailers;
  • Rebates for expedited shipping charges and for shipping fees on purchases that don't qualify for instant free shipping;
  • Unlimited free return shipping, via FedEx Ground®, on every order they make through FreeShipping.com;
  • Rebates on return shipping charges if they don't use FedEx Ground;
  • Price protection guarantees if subscribers find a recently-purchased item advertised for less;
  • Exclusive, continually updated coupon offers from participating retailers; and
  • A search engine that compares prices instantly on over 140 million items sold by participating cash-back stores.

Visit FreeShipping.com for more information and a free trial.

About Clarus Commerce
Clarus Commerce creates great products that strengthen our clients' businesses, build brand loyalty, and foster long-term, profitable relationships by enhancing the lives of customers. Founded in 2001 as Clarus Marketing Group, Clarus Commerce has earned a sterling reputation as a subscription commerce leader through FreeShipping.com; 2-Day Shipping by MasterCard; Return Saver, which it co-developed with FedEx; and other innovative, easily customizable programs. Backed by Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), Clarus continues to expand upon its e-commerce successes. For more information, visit www.ClarusCommerce.com.

Clarus Commerce CEO Tom Caporaso is available for interviews.