I’ve been hearing about Ebates for years, and my friends rave about it. I kept ignoring it though, thinking: I don’t need another program to keep up with.
WHAT I DID NOT KNOW
What I didn’t realize is that it’s pretty much all automated! I’ve been saving and making money without even having to do anything different at all. 🙂 VERY cool!
I also kind of assumed it was a rebate type program, and that it would be complicated and time consuming – like couponing. Or that I would forget to cash out.
But that’s not how it works at all. I just keep getting payments from them! As in, real money – sent directly to my account. I only recently signed up, and I’ve already made over $800 without having to do anything extra or jump through any hoops. 🙂
I was actually surprised when the payments started coming in, lol.
That’s my refer-a-friend link, so thank you in advance for using my link! They have a referral program, so you can invite your friends too and earn money when they sign up and become active users. Things like that are what keep this blog and all of my food diaries FREE for you. 🙂
Get A $10 Credit When You Sign Up
I got a credit just for signing up. You’ll get one too when you use my link, because it’s a Free Gift when you get referred by a friend. That’s me! 🙂
How You Get Paid By Ebates
You have two options for getting your payments. I set mine up to go to my PayPal account, because I have a PayPal debit card and use that a lot. But you can also have them send you a check if you prefer.
In addition to my $10 gift card (which came in the mail), I’ve received two payments already – with a third one being processed.
I really didn’t expect it to be so EASY or to add up to such nice payments. Which is basically just FREE MONEY for things I was already doing!
TIP: Activate The Cash Back Button!
This is what automates everything for me. When I signed up for Ebates I set up their Cash Back Button in both of my browsers, and also downloaded the app on my phone.
That way you can automatically activate the cashback option (and the special offers) when you’re online or shopping on your mobile or tablet. You can just go through the Ebates website too, but it’s SO much easier to activate the browser thing – because then you can even see the cashback options & deals right in Google search results!
That’s really cool. Here’s what it looks like:
Or if you go straight to a favorite website, like Amazon or American Eagle (both sites I shop from a lot), it will let you activate the option right there on the page:
Even more awesome: they give you exclusive coupon codes!
You’ll get emails with cool offers, or you can browse their website for them too. But I just like to type in the store I know I’m going to shop at to see if there’s a coupon – like this 20% off (PLUS the cashback!) for American Eagle:
I shop there anyway, so why NOT save 20% AND make money back too?!
Lately I have gotten cashback on concert tickets at Ticketmaster, at Verizon when I upgraded my phone, at Amazon (where I shop A LOT), at Priceline when I ordered a plane ticket for a trip, etc. EASY – and stuff I was doing anyway. 🙂
Why Didn’t I Do This Sooner?!
I could kick myself for not signing up a year ago, given how much shopping I did online in the last year. It was A LOT. 😛 I haven’t been doing as much shopping lately, and I’ve STILL earned over $500 in short time.
But just imagine what I would have earned back when I was buying all those shoes, cute dresses, all the traveling I did, etc. GEEZ! I really missed out, lol…
I just checked, and I spent $1932.48 at American Eagle (alone!) online in the last year. ACK! haha – I had no idea. Anyway, that’s almost $20 in Cash Back I would have gotten – in totally free money – not to mention the coupon codes & savings I missed out on. 🙄
And some stores pay A LOT more!
You can earn up to 40% Cash Back at over 1,800 stores including Amazon, eBay, Kohl’s, Walmart, Groupon, Macy’s, Sephora, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and more. You can also find thousands of coupons, free shipping offers and promo codes to help you save even more money.
Join today to get your $10 Welcome Bonus…and your friends will get a bonus too when you invite them. It’s fun! 🙂
You’re shopping online anyway. Why would you NOT do it?!
You might as well go ahead and sign up now, before back-to-school and the holiday shopping season – so you can save money AND make money. 🙂
I didn’t expect it to work, or work so well. Or to end up panning out to so much free money. I wanted to pass this along to you because we can ALL use more savings and a little extra money. I’m excited about sharing a way to put some extra cash in YOUR pocket too!
At least check it out and look at the list of sites included. You may be surprised to find websites you shop at a lot already. Don’t be like me and miss out on all the free money – because I’m really annoyed I didn’t sign up YEARS ago.
Seriously, what was I thinking?!
Don’t forget to activate the automated Cash Back Button in your browsers. That makes it super easy, so you can earn money without even thinking about it.
If you check it out, I’d love to hear what you think! Or if you already use Ebates I would love to hear your experience. I just signed up recently like I said, and I’m really impressed… and loving it!!
p.s. They even have Spanx in their list of stores. 🙂