What is Ebates?
Ebates is a website that offers up to 40% cash back to those of us that start our shopping trip with them. Plus they offer coupons and promo codes. You can use Ebates online and/or iPhone and Android and it's FREE!
Exactly how does it work?
Here's an example. If I need to purchase a dress. Amazon.com is my go-to place, but they participate with many, many other stores. I first visit the Ebates website. Then I find the Amazon.com store link on their page and I click on the "Shop Now" link beside the Amazon store.
A new tab will open and congratulate me and let me know the percentage of cash back that I'll receive. Then the page proceeds to Amazon.com.
While on Amazon.com I shop as I normally would--I look through various dresses, I read reviews, I might even stray and look at other items. I might even decide to not buy the dress right now and buy a cookbook instead.
I put the cookbook in my cart and proceed to checkout. As long as I complete the checkout, I will earn cash back on Ebates.
In order to earn cash back, you absolutely have to...
If you are like me when I first signed up with Ebates, I kept forgetting to make my purchases through them. Now they have the Ebates Cash Back Button extension. When you visit a store, the button will let you know that cash back needs to be activated. You click the button and it's activated! I highly recommend installing this extension.
I'd also like to add that some products are not eligible for cash back, but most are. Click here for store exceptions.
Ebates also offers a Visa credit card, which earns members an extra 3% cash back when they use the card for purchases through Ebates. In addition, members get 1% cash back anywhere else they shop. The card does have exclusions, so make sure you are familiar with these.
How do I get paid?
They will mail you a check or you can have them transfer your earnings to PayPal, which I'm sure you all know by now PayPal is my favorite.
Now here's the nitty gritty...
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