Do you enjoy getting cash back and rebates when shopping?
Then signing up on Ebates may be a nice, moneymaking side egg for you. That or else a really good excuse to shop!
What Exactly is Ebates?
Founded in 1998 in the Silicon Valley by two district attorneys, who actually used to prosecute online fraud and identity theft, Ebates continues to grow in popularity. Ebates allows you to earn cash back and rebates as well as enjoy many good coupon discounts all while shopping at your favorite stores. You may sign up on your laptop at Ebates or enjoy the apps for either the iPhone or Android. No matter whether you are using online or mobile shopping, Ebates is safe to use for your online shopping.
Ebates is free to join and has over 1,700 stores, which actively participate in its online shopping network. You would definitely recognize some of these popular stores: Amazon, BestBuy, JCPenny, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Old Navy, Priceline, and Walmart to name a few.
How Does Ebates Work?
Ebates gets a commission from the stores you shop at when you make a purchase. Instead of keeping that money—like most other sites do—Ebates shares it with you via cash back and rebates! You will receive a check every quarter.
You may also sign up at various store locations and get coupons for the items you already buy. A few years back, Ebates added FatWallet to save on eBay and other purchases as well as PushPins to save on grocery shopping.
You could even sign up today and start making money by clicking the categories navigation bar off to the left. Or you could use the search bar to search for stores.
How Does Ebates Help Businesses?
Stores are always looking for good customers and customer referrals, so Ebates doesn’t mind sending them your business. Ebates also invites other smaller online merchants to participate in marketing and affiliate campaigns to gain greater visibility.
Does Ebates Have a Referral Program?
Yes, Ebates does have a referral program and you can invite your friends to sign up with your referral link. So make sure you tell your friends! Also, Ebates has social media links where you can tell your friends about your savings, deals, and coupon codes to inspire them to either sign up or keep on shopping if they have already signed up.
How Does Ebates Pay and When is Payday?
In addition to earning cash back, Ebates even has the Ebates Cash Back Visa Card. It has no annual fee and zero fraud liability.
Every quarter Ebates will mail you a “Big Fat Check” or transfer the money to your PayPal account. This is the money you have earned via your cash backs. As long as the check is over $5.00 per quarter, you will receive it. Should the check not be over $5.00 then it will carry over into the next quarter. You may even send the money to your favorite charity if you’d rather do that.
What Do I Think of Ebates?
I’ve been using Ebates since 2008 and love it! I have more than earned back the money on some of my purchases over the years. Ebates is also safe and takes great precaution in making sure that your credit card information is safe as you view their online deals and go to the online store location to make purchases.
What Do Others Think of Ebates?
Well, others seem to sing its praises too. It is not a scam and fun to use. One other person seemed to be very satisfied in this review.
Ebates also has its own blog, so you can learn more about the app and the people who use it.
How Can I Download Ebates and Get Started?
You can go to their website and decide between signing up on your laptop or Android or iOS device. It goes without saying that before you can create your account–if you haven’t done so already– you will need to download either Google Play for Android or visit Apple’s App Store for the iPhone’s download.
Good luck and go shopping!