Shopping for Space Gear? Get Cash Back with 'Purch Perks'

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Update: ThinkGeek now offers 7% cash back on all purchases made through Purch Perks as well as exclusive coupons and deals for Purch Perks members. The online store creates fun and unique products and apparel inspired by science and science fiction. Check out the latest ThinkGeek deals here.'s parent company, Purch, has launched a new loyalty program called "Purch Perks" to reward readers who shop online with cash back on every purchase, plus other exclusive deals.

Becoming a Purch Perks member is totally free, and members can use the new platform to shop online with more than 100 of our retail partners. For space fans, this means you can earn cash to purchase telescopes and other skywatching gear. Or you can shop for space-themed gifts from any of's gift guides.

Purch brands like, Live Science, Top 10 Reviews, Tom's Guide and Business News Daily publish content to educate and inspire readers while helping them make informed decisions about purchases. Our sites offer product reviews, buying advice and general information about more than 1,200 product categories including technology, consumer electronics, outdoor goods and more.

 "As we continue to expand our content and commerce capabilities, we've thought a lot about high-value services that simplify the consumer purchase journey and create a tighter connection between buyers and sellers," said Greg Mason, CEO of Purch. "Purch Perks is yet another service we’re offering to our members to seamlessly facilitate their buying decisions and cement their loyalty."

In 2015, a new shopping platform for outdoor gear, Active Junky, and the mobile shopping app ShopSavvy joined Purch. This acquisition sparked the creation and evolution of Purch Perks, which is built on Active Junky's platform and is now available on the ShopSavvy App.

In addition to cash back and other benefits, Perks integrates content published by Purch brands with the shopping experience, so members have easy access to reviews and other useful information while they're shopping.

Rewards from Purch Perks are tiered, so the most active and loyal shoppers will receive the most cash back and other benefits. To sign up for free, visit the Purch Perks web page:

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Hanneke Weitering
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Hanneke Weitering is a multimedia journalist in the Pacific Northwest reporting on the future of aviation at and Aviation International News and was previously the Editor for Spaceflight and Astronomy news here at As an editor with over 10 years of experience in science journalism she has previously written for Scholastic Classroom Magazines, MedPage Today and The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After studying physics at the University of Tennessee in her hometown of Knoxville, she earned her graduate degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from New York University. Hanneke joined the team in 2016 as a staff writer and producer, covering topics including spaceflight and astronomy. She currently lives in Seattle, home of the Space Needle, with her cat and two snakes. In her spare time, Hanneke enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains, basking in nature and looking for dark skies to gaze at the cosmos.