I had heard about Ebates but never took the time to really check them out…now I’m kicking myself. I can shop the same stores I always do….but I get coupons, deals and CASH BACK without lifting a finger!
Founded in 1998, Ebates is an online cash back shopping site. What this means is that every time you make an online purchase from any store in the Ebates directory, you receive cash back. It’s as simple as that!
There are no points, no forms, no fees, no nonsense…I shop over 2,000 stores like I normally do…Nike, Macy’s, Kohl’s, Ulta, Amazon and more…save & earn money back on your purchases.
The Black Friday and Cyber Monday Double Cash Back promotions are around the corner so be sure to get signed up right away:
This is how Ebates works
The best thing about Ebates is that it is passive income. You don’t have to do any extra work to receive the money! The concept of Ebates is simple: You go to ebates.com when you have some online shopping you need to do and search for your retailer of choice. You click on the retailer through Ebates and connect to the retailers website. From there you complete your shopping like normal. Afterward, a pre-determined percentage of your purchase is refunded to you a few days after your purchase is complete. Every retailer offers a different amount of cash back, the amount of which is clearly listed on Ebates.
Save on travel with Ebates
If you regularly book travel using these sites – Travelocity, Priceline, Hotwire, Expedia or any of the others that are partnered with Ebates – make sure that you connect to the booking site via Ebates so you can earn a little bit of your purchase price back. Also save on airport parking, car rentals, vacation rentals, hotels and more.
I love traveling and saving money on travel and Ebates is a great way to earn back some money, whether you’re traveling for work or fun!
Combine Amazon and Ebates for mega savings!
You can now earn cash back on your Amazon purchases with Ebates! This is a pretty new option, but it’s fantastic for any of my fellow Amazon addicts out there! You can actually earn up to seven percent cash back on your Amazon purchases, which is fairly significant.
If you already have an Amazon Prime account – which means free two-day shipping and that you possibly purchase anything and everything on a whim thanks to Amazon’s everyday low prices – combining Amazon and Ebates is a great opportunity for some mega savings!
So what’s the catch, you might ask? There isn’t one. Ebates and similar companies have agreements with the companies they work with In return for sending the websites and stores traffic and paying customers, the companies give Ebates a commission. Ebates, in turn, gives its users a commission as well.
The stores are happy because they got business in an increasingly competitive environment, You are happy because you got a discount and a rebate, and Ebates plays the happy middleman.
Tips to Save More at Ebates
Ebates is a great way to make some money back on the purchases you’re already making. But the awesome thing about the site is that it is completely independent from the shopping you do with each individual retailer. What I mean is that the cash back you receive from Ebates is based on the final total that you spend (excluding tax and shipping).
If you have a coupon for 50 percent off your order, go ahead and use it! If you’re shopping at Macys and they’re offering 20 percent off and then you have a coupon for an extra 30 percent off, go ahead and take advantage of both promotions… and then you’ll still earn money back through Ebates as well! Combine coupons and Ebates for double the savings as often as possible!
Bonus: Ebates will even tell you about many of the coupons that are available at stores. There’s a page full of coupons and coupon codes on the site. They want you to save as much as possible!
There are a few stores that do DOUBLE rebates so check them out. Kohles, Macys, Sephora, Dell, Petco…
Cash Back Button
Never miss Cash Back again with the Ebates Cash Back Button! There is an easy to install (literally, drag and drop) add-on to your browser so that if you are shopping online at a store you didn’t realize was part of the Ebates family, you’ll get a notification so that you don’t miss any cash back deals.
If you want to go to the store, you don’t have to miss the deals. You can tie a credit card to your account and still save in-store.
If you love to shop on mobile, then use the free Ebates app.
How to make money with Ebates
The process is very easy. Just sign up for a free Ebates account, start shopping from the Ebates website (use their links and coupons to go to the stores where you want to shop), and make purchases as you normally would. Ebates tracks the purchases you make and sends you a rebate.
Checks are only sent out every three months, so you may have to wait awhile from the time you make your purchase until you receive your rebate or referral bonus. Ebates pays on a quarterly schedule, by paper check or send your payment through Paypal. You must have earned at least $5.01 over the previous quarter to receive a payment.
You can also get a few dollars for referring new members to Ebates.
Join now and get a $10 rebate after your first purchase. Ebates always offers a $5 bonus rebate to new members after they make their first purchase, but for a limited time, Ebates is offering new members $10 for signing up and making their first purchase. To thank the referring person, Ebates sends them $10 as well. It’s a winning situation all around! (note: the $10 offer is subject to change at any time, but the lowest I have seen it is $5). *Currently they are running the above promotion.
Sign up for Ebates
Ready to start earning cash back on your own purchases? Click here to sign up for Ebates and begin your own cash back journey! You’ll even get a bonus when you sign up for Ebates in the form of cash or a gift card that you’ll earn as soon as you spend $25+.
Ebates is just one method I use to save money and make free money. I hope you’ll try out Ebates for your Holiday gifts …and maybe for a little Holiday Vacation planning as well!
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