Like it or not, we are heading into “shopping season”. Some of us start earlier than others but whether you are a last minute shopper or a planner, you can benefit from shopping with Ebates. First of all, right off the bat they give you a free $10 gift card (Target, Home Depot or Magazines.com or $5 cash) when you sign up and make your first purchase of $25 or more. Secondly, every time you shop at a participating store you’ll get up to 25% cash back on your purchase — sometimes even more during special promotions.
I’ve been using Ebates for years. Why not get paid for shopping? It’s free to use and only requires the tiniest bit of effort. Here’s how it works:
- Visit Ebates.com
- Search for the store you want to shop at
- Click through to the store’s website
- This opens a tracking ticket that will record the amount of your purchase and credit your account with cash back accordingly.
- Ebates sends out a “big fat check” quarterly so every 3 months you’ll receive either a check or a deposit to your Paypal account for all of the purchases you’ve made over those 3 months.
As if that’s not enough, Ebates also offers exclusive deals and discount codes at your favorite stores. With over 1500 participating retailers, you’re bound to shop at some of them. Especially since they include Old Navy, Macy’s, Sears, Target, even Amazon!
The easiest way to use Ebates is with their new shopping toolbar. I installed it myself a few days ago (super simple and only takes a few seconds) It’s really neat because it alerts you when a site you’re shopping at is a participating store. One of the hardest parts for me is remember to actually USE Ebates so this tool is a MUST for me. Here’s a little more info from the Ebates website:
“The Ebates toolbar is a simple Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer add-on that allows you to shop at your favorite Ebates stores directly from your browser. Missed out on cash back because you forgot to visit Ebates.com first? The Toolbar’s “Cash Back Available” button will alert you when cash back is available at a participating store. In some instances earning cash back will be activated automatically upon visiting a participating store.
Activating cash back is as easy as clicking on the browser slider that appears when you visit a participating store. When cash back is activated the Toolbar will show a green “Cash Back Activated” button and the browser slider will tell you how much cash back you will earn by completing a qualifying purchase.”
With all the free shipping offers that pop up around the holidays and with gas prices being what they are it makes sense to stay home and do your Christmas shopping from the comfort of your couch wearing your favorite pj’s. Don’t fight the crowds! Sign up today!
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