The holiday season is quickly approaching, which means there will be lots of holiday shopping. One great way to avoid the stress of crowds and lines is to shop online. Ebates provides a great way to earn cash back for purchases that you would make anyways. I just bought my Dad racing singlets from Eastbay, through Ebates. I received 5% cash back for being redirected to Eastbay through Ebates, which combined with my credit card rewards is a great deal.
Signing up for Ebates
Signing up for Ebates is as simple as it gets. All you need is an e-mail address and a password. That’s it. If you’d like to sign up for Ebates follow this LINK and we both get a bonus!
How Ebates Works
Ebates receives a bonus for referring customers who make purchases. Your cash back is a piece of that referral bonus. It’s as simple as that. This business model allows Ebates to make money, offer you cash back and never require you to pay them any money. It’s a win-win situation for everybody, as long as you stick to making purchases that you would have made anyways. Do not use Ebates cash back as an excuse to buy something just because you get cash back.
Ebates sends out checks or credits PayPal accounts every three months as long as you have at least $5.01 in your account. If your account is below $5.01, your balance is carried over to the next 3-month period. You also have the option of donating your cash back to charity.
Double Cash Back Savings
Ebates is doing a holiday promotion where a few stores provide twice the amount of cash back. The following stores have double the cash back savings: Borders, North Face, Home Depot, Macy’s, Dell, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, Disney, Victoria’s Secret, Sears, Overstock and Nordstrom.
Even if you don’t want to buy your products online, you can still take advantage of Ebates. First, you buy gift cards and receive cash back. Second, you go to the store and buy what you were planning on buying.
Coupons and Discounts
Ebates also offers special coupons and discounts that are exclusive to Ebates.
I will be using Ebates every chance that I can. I can’t think of a better deal than combining the coupons, discounts and cash back from Ebates with credit card rewards. As long as you are making purchases that you were already planning on making, what’s the downside with buying through Ebates and getting a few dollars back? If you’re wealthy enough that you don’t need a few extra dollars, feel free to send some of those extra dollars my direction.