Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Cash Back Shopping through Ebates

Online shopping is the way to go in these busy times and Ebates is the portal to go with if you’re looking for some cash back. It is the best option for those who want to make the most of their everyday purchases. We have been using Ebates since 2011 and have been saving money on our online purchases since then. 

Ebates has been around since 1998 and was started by two Deputy District Attorneys who used to prosecute online identity theft and fraud. That should allay fears regarding the legitimacy of the site. Also, the site has been featured in the NY Times and the Wall Street Journal, as well as on CNN and Good Housekeeping.

Cash back shopping is possible because online merchants pay a commission to Ebates for directing a customer to their site. Ebates then shares a part of that commission with you simply for clicking a link on their site. Using the site is extremely easy. 

Cash back and coupons are offered for over 1,200 stores. Choose the coupon you want to use by clicking on the link. You will be directed to the store after the Ebates tracking ticket pops up. Complete your purchase as usual. You can also use other coupon codes during the transaction, depending on the retailer. 

Your Ebates account will show the amount you received from the order right away or in a few days. If you decide to return a product, the cash back is not given out.

Sometimes, you find offers with double cash back, making the deal even sweeter. Normally, one would get 3% cash back on purchases from JC Penny. But now, they’re offering 6% cash back. Buying from Sephora gives you 8% back, while Drugstore.com offers 12% cash back for online purchases through Ebates.

Payments are made every three months, so at the end of every quarter you’ll find a check in the mail. If at any time you run into problems, customer service takes care of matters quite efficiently.

Spending money can be good when you get some back. Signing up is easy and free. Just click on the button below to get started. You’ll also receive a $10 gift card to stores like Target, the Home Depot, and Barnes & Noble as an added bonus when you sign up from here. Used in conjunction with a cash back rewards cards, the savings are unbeatable!


  1. Hey.. Thanks for this! I used ebates to get a stand mixer.. Not only did I get the best deal online with free shipping, but I also got a $10 gift card to target and just received my rebate check.. :)

  2. That's awesome! Thanks for posting. We've saved over a $100 in cash back in just a few short months.


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