I first heard of Ebates 5 yrs ago and to me it sounded too good to be true. So I decided to check it out.
I love doing some online shopping from time to time maybe more than going to mall.That’s where Ebates comes in. It promises to save you time through an online shopping experience and best part earn you some cash back at the same time.
What is Ebates?
“Ebates was founded in 1998 by two District Attorneys in Silicon Valley who used to prosecute online fraud and identity theft,” their website says. How’s that for a warm, fuzzy feeling when you’re concerned about online transaction safety?
Ebates pays cash back on online purchases, as well as provides some great coupons for the best deals. They deal with other 1,500 stores (including some very big names).
What’s the catch?
There isn’t a catch; it’s really is free for you. Ebates makes their money, like all other online shopping centers, through commission from the retailers. Ebates then pays a percentage of that commission as a cash back reward to their users.
How Ebates Works
All purchases need to be made through Ebates get your credit for them. That means that you would first need to go to Ebates and search through the stores (Walmart,Kmart,Kohls,Jcpenny,Target, etc.), When you decide where to order from, click the “shop now” button.It will take you to the merchant’s website, where you then shop like normal.
It’s pretty easy.
Remember: you must enter the store’s site through Ebates!
Cash back rates vary; Target 2.5% The Ebates home page will show you stores that currently have great deals, like 6%-12% cash back and up. Your home page will also keep track of where you shop and show a quick reference list of your favorite stores.
****Amazon.com now offers cash back, but only on certain things like kids’ cloths, Toys,etc.****
How to Get Paid
Payments (or “Big Fat Checks,” as Ebates calls them) are sent to you every three months for purchases made during the previous quarter.
The schedule is as follows:
You can choose your preferred method to receive your Big Fat Check: either by paper check through regular mail, or through PayPal. I choose paypal as mine.Bu Whichever is method for you can be you can always change at any time.
Ebate account will keep an itemized list of your pending cash back.
You can refer your friends by email or Facebook, or by posting your referral link to any other sites like Twitter, etc. You will be paid a $5 referral bonus (which is credited to your Ebates account just like cash back) per person who signs up under you and makes a qualified purchase.
I have referred 1 new members toward the current bonus. Current Bonus Period: 10/1/2014 – 12/31/2014
My Ebates Tell-A-Friend Dashboard
Get $5 for each additional referral. Bloggers and power referrers can earn $25,000+.
After using it I do recommend Ebates as a great way to earn some cash back if you do a lot of online shopping cash back options do build up fast!
Do you have an Ebates account? What do you think? How much cash back do you earn?