As the holidays are quickly approaching, I have one and only one shopping secret…
So what is Ebates.com? Ebates.com is a website that offers rebates when you purchase from various online retailers. For the longest time I thought it was some gimmicky to good to be true website that sends you a million emails and takes time to actually be beneficial. The truth…it’s incredibly easy and beneficial as soon as you start using it! It’s officially the only way I do any type of online shopping and I’m kicking myself for not figuring it out sooner!
How does it work? So you sign up with Ebates.com. You fill out the normal account information and boom…you’re ready to go. Take it one step further and install the Ebates tool bar to your browser and 99% of the guess work is done for you. The tool bar feature will activate for any online store you visit that is contracted with Ebates. Ebates notifies you of any potential rebates. Also, if there are any coupon codes that are active on the website, Ebates will scan through your cart and apply any applicable codes to your cart!
Once you’ve conducted all your shopping, just simply complete your purchase and Ebates does the rest! Your rebate will automatically be applied to your Ebates account and once the cycle closes out, they send you a check for your rebates..YES a real life check! Or you can opt to have the payment sent to your PayPal account or sent to someone else. Payments are sent 4 times a year, May, August, November, and February. You have to have a minimum of $5.00 in rebates in order to receive you payment. If you do not have $5.00 in your rebate account, the balance will continue to roll over and will pay out once you have accumulated $5.00.
So what’s the catch? Seriously…no catch! Ebates has tons of different stores and tons of different rebate percentages. The retailers pay Ebates a commission for sending customers to their stores and Ebates then splits the commission with you. The percentage varies from store to store and can also vary daily. I have received rebates as small as 1% and as high as 12%. Even at 1%, if you are an avid online shopper like me, it adds up quickly. There is also a referral program where you received $25.00 per person that signs up through your referral and they will receive $10.00. In less that two months, I’ve received almost $30.00 is rebates that I have deposited straight back into my bank account. Ebates.com is the first thing I consult when doing any and all online shopping.
Still have questions? Visit their site and look around!
Ready to sign up? Here’s my referral code where you’ll received $10.00 just for signing up!
Sign Up For EBates!