If you know me, you know that I LOVE to shop and a good deal. I am always on the hunt for a sale. When I found Ebates I felt like I had struck gold! With Ebates you can shop online and get cash back just for shopping through their website. Yes, you heard me, you get PAID for shopping! Uh-mazing!! So here is the scoop:
What is Ebates?
“Ebates was founded in 1998 by two Deputy District attorneys in Silicon Valley who use to prosecute online fraud & identity theft before starting Ebates (so you can be sure you they are very into secure transactions!)”
Ebates pays cash back on online purchases for over 1,700 stores. They are an affiliate company and online merchants pay Ebates a commission every time they send you to their website. Ebates then shares that commission with its users which is how it is able to give you cash back for shopping.
How to Use Ebates
Joining Ebates is easy and free. All you need to do is sign up for an account and start shopping! IMPORTANT: Make sure you go to the Ebates website first and then click on the store you want to buy from!! This is how Ebates tracks your cash back! There is also an app so you can shop on your iPhone or iPad. For example, say you want to buy something from J Crew. Go to the Ebates website and search for J Crew. It will bring you to the following page which shows you will get 2% cash back. Click on the shop now button and it will take you to the J Crew website.
Other awesome tips about Ebates:
*Ebates offers coupons on top of their cash back offers. Make sure to check the page to see if you can score deal.
*Cash back amounts change. Ebates sometimes offers double cash back on certain sites and holiday promotions.
*Your cash back will be delivered into your account in about 3-5 business days. You get paid 4 times a year for shopping. Like I said awesome! You can get paid by paypal or a check. Note: You do have to have make over $5.01 to receive a check or paypal payment. Don’t worry, this money will get carried over to the next payout.
*You can donate your cash back to a charity, organization or a family member!
Do yourself a favor and check out Ebates! You are probably already shopping online at a lot of their affiliate stores so why not make some cash back? Just so you can get an idea, here are a few stores I have received cash back from:
J Crew Factory
aaaand the list goes on! You aren’t going to make a million dollars off this but I think any extra cash is a win in my book!
RIP to someone who brought me so many laughs over the years. What a tragic loss for the world.