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I love finding a good deal. It’s safe to say it’s one of my favorite pastimes. It doesn’t matter if I save a lot or a little, I get the butterflies when I save even 2 cents and sharing what I’ve found with you. You could say it gives me the butterflies times 2! Now enter Ebates. This is the greatest way to shop!!
Shopping online can be convenient or fun — and hopefully, it’s both. But add getting paid to shop online for things you were going to buy anyway — sign me up!! There are a few cashback websites out there, but after doing a quick comparison, I’ve found Ebates to be the best.
What is Ebates you ask? Well, I can’t wait to tell you!!
HERE’S THE LOWDOWN ON EBATES
It’s a website that gives you cash back!! Yup, you read that right! All they ask in return is that you use their site! So far very easy, right?
How do you use them, you ask? It’s crazy easy!! Click on this Ebates link, create an account and when you make your first purchase of $25 or more online, you will receive a $10 cash welcome bonus as a thank you!!
Did you do it yet? If you did, you’re one step closer to getting free money!
Now, once on the site, find the website where you were planning on doing your shopping, click on it and start your online shopping as you normally would. It’s as simple as that. No Scam. No nothing.
Basically, it’s the same as going online to your favorite store and getting what you want; but this way, you get what you want plus you get some money back! For everything you spend, you save a little.
I’ve used it myself and always get a little giddy when I receive my check in the mail. You don’t have to give them your bank info. Ebates will mail the check directly to you if you prefer, which is what I do.
Here is a short explanatory blurb from their website:
Ebates is the pioneer and leader of online cash back shopping. Ebates pays members cash back every time they shop online as well as provide them with the best coupons and deals online. Founded in 1998, Ebates Inc.’s websites have paid over $250 million in cash to its members.
Why do they do it? It as an incentive for you to shop with them. Clearly it works because I know you’re tempted to stop reading and go get paid to shop; but finish this first. We are almost done and the info below is worth your time.
The best part about Ebates is you can shop at over 2,000 stores. Amazon, Gap, Nordstrom, Sears, Bloomingdales, and so many more.
They get a small commission from the stores you shop at through them, and then they pass a little of it on to you. You pay the same price you would if you went directly to the store’s website.
And bonus, if you have any promotional codes or coupons, you can still use them, even on Ebates. Double bonus, you can still earn your points from the store if they have a points program, as well.
Oh, and did I mention that Ebates is absolutely free to use! Just sign up through my link provided here, and after you make your first purchase online of $25 dollars or more you will receive a $10 cash welcome bonus from them!
It’s truly a win, win… win, win, win situation and another win every time you purchase something. All you have to do is remember to use it! You can bookmark their website and even put a sticky note on your computer until it becomes a habit.
Good luck, and let me know how it works out for you. If you already have it and have saved a bunch, tell us in the comments below. Share the love!
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I signed up for Ebates for Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping this year and already got a nice big chunk of change. I can’t believe the number of deals I missed out on for purchases I’ve made in just the past few months before I signed up.
Ashley, I totally agree with you!! When I realize how long and often I could have been using it, it makes me crazy. But you can be sure going forward I’m going to be using it all the time! So happy for you that you discovered it and have already made a good deal of money from it. Happy Holiday’s.
Xoxo – Deb
I recently learned about ebates and thought it too good to be true. I do most shopping online because I don’t like crowds or long lines. I got my first check last month and I’m a believer!
Carla, I’m so glad you found out about Ebates. I feel like it’s so great, that I just can’t help telling people about it. It’s so exciting when that check comes in! Happy Holiday’s.
Xoxo – Deb