Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Ebates Really Works!

I joined Ebates before Christmas because I knew that I was going to be making online purchases, and I wanted some good discounts. I found just that with Ebates. I wasn't too sure if it was going to pay off all that much, and I didn't love the fact that you only get a check every quarter, but I have decided that it is such a great service that I am recommending it to all of you! How it works:

1. Click on "Ebates" in this post and it will take you to the website where you will sign up with a new username and password. You will get $5 just for signing up and signing up before the end of March will get you an extra $5. (Disclaimer: I will also get $10 if you sign up and make an online purchase through Ebates before the end of March.)
2. When I know that I am looking for something in particular online, I go to the Ebates site and check how much cashback they are offering at different stores. It is usually a percentage of your purchase and differs from store to store. They have a daily double that gives you double back for that store on that day. Sometimes they have double back on all their stores. (I bought my leather boots at and got 12% back on my purchase on a day that had double cash back!)
3. When you want to make a purchase online, go to the Ebates website and put the store name in the search field. When the name comes up, click on it and Ebates will take you directly to the site and you make your purchase just like normal.
4. Ebates will credit your account within a couple of days.

I got my first check last week for $84.96. I always like getting free money for things that I was going to purchase anyway. They not only offer cashback, but often have promotional codes to get free shipping too. If you do alot of online shopping like I do, SIGN UP FOR EBATES. You will love it when you get your first check in the mail! Okay, I will end the commercial now.