Piggy Cash Back Review [2024]

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Piggy was acquired by Klarna in 2021.
Updated Dec. 21, 2023
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Editors note
The Piggy extension is no longer available. Piggy was acquired by Klarna in 2021. Learn more in our Klarna review, or check out alternatives Capital One Shopping and Rakuten.1

 

The Piggy extension offered coupon codes and cash back for your purchases and was acquired by Klarna in 2023. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) shows a rating of F for Piggy and several complaints of checks from Piggy bouncing after it was acquired by Klarna. If you're having an issue with a check from Piggy, consider getting in touch with the BBB, Klarna, or your state's office of the attorney general

In this article, we'll discuss alternatives to Piggy along with information on how Piggy originally worked. 

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Alternatives to Piggy

If you liked using the Piggy browser extension, the Capital One Shopping extension is an excellent alternative.1 It applies coupon codes to your shopping cart and partners with popular retailers for Capital One Shopping Credits that you can redeem for gift cards.

Visit Capital One Shopping | Read our Capital One Shopping review

Rakuten also has a browser extension. Rakuten offers you cashback rewards when you shop at its partner retailers. You get paid every three months as long as you have at least $5 in cash back. Rakuten also finds you discounts.2 

Visit Rakuten | Read our Rakuten review

What was Piggy?

Piggy was a cashback and savings app that was founded in 2014. It partnered with more than 6,000 merchants and amassed more than 1.5 million members. The service has an average rating of five out of five stars from more than 46,000 reviewers on the Chrome web store at the time it was originally reviewed.

How did Piggy work?

To get cash back and instant savings, users installed the Piggy extension and started shopping. Piggy was free to download, and it automatically searched for and applied the best coupon codes to an order, saving up to 70%. Piggy also helped users score unpublished rates at hotels and gave automatic cash back when users completed a purchase.

Piggy was free to use. The company earned a commission when users made a purchase at a partner retailer and shared the majority of that commission with users as cash back.

Who is Piggy best for?

Piggy was a tool for frequent online shoppers, and it was an especially great fit for folks who wanted to passively accrue savings rather than spend time and energy searching for coupon codes or cashback offers.

How much cash back could you earn with Piggy?

Piggy allowed users to earn up to 20% cash back on every purchase. In addition, users saved an average of $24 with Piggy’s automatic coupon codes.

Once users created an account with Piggy, they would automatically earn cash back for every purchase with a partner retailer. After they made a purchase, cash back would typically appear in their account within seven days. Once the merchant verified that the transaction was payable and a cashback balance reached $25 or more, users could cash out. Piggy automatically mailed checks once per quarter to users who had reached the minimum balance.

How to maximize earnings with a cashback extension

  • Shop with partners. To get cash back, ensure that you are shopping with partners. If the retailer you are purchasing from isn’t a partner with one cashback app, consider using another cashback app or searching for coupon codes instead.
  • Verify that the extension is up and running. Double-check that the extension is working before you make your purchase.
  • Avoid visiting other coupon or cashback sites. If you click on coupon codes from other sites, you may miss out on cashback from the extension you're trying to use.
  • Refer your friends. Many cashback apps and extensions have referral programs.

Common questions about Piggy

Is Piggy legit?

Piggy had thousands of five-star reviews on the Google Chrome web store indicating that users trusted Piggy at the time it was originally reviewed. Today it has an F rating from the BBB with complaints of checks from the company bouncing. It was acquired by Klarna in 2021. 

What websites did Piggy work with?

Piggy worked with more than 6,000 retailers, including popular stores such as:

  • Walmart
  • eBay
  • Finish Line
  • JCPenney
  • Target
  • Macy’s
  • Sephora
  • Amazon

In addition, Piggy worked with travel booking sites to get you discounts of up to 55% in addition to cash back.

How did Piggy cash back work?

Once you created an account and installed the Piggy extension, you typically received cash back within seven days of making a purchase. Once the merchant verified that you haven’t returned your items and your balance reached $25 or more, you’d be able to withdraw your cashback balance.

What web browsers did Piggy work with?

On desktop, the Piggy extension worked with Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. For Chrome, it was available as an add-on in the Google store and on the Piggy website. Firefox and Safari users could download the add-on from the Piggy website. The Piggy app was also available in the app stores on Android and iOS.

Bottom line

While Piggy is no longer available, there are several other cashback extensions and apps with a good track record of paying out their earnings reliably. Try out a few to find the one that you like the best. 

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Author Details

Lindsay Frankel Lindsay Frankel is a Denver-based freelance writer who specializes in credit cards, travel, budgeting/saving, and shopping. She has been featured in several finance publications, including LendingTree. When she's not writing, you can find her enjoying the great outdoors, playing music, or cuddling with her rescue pup.

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