Have you seen the commercials for Ebates? So have I and I wasn’t convinced. It seems like a scam. Anyone who knows me, knows that I refuse to complete an online purchase if I can’t get a use a promo code to get a good deal. And let’s be honest – I have way too much stuff already – why spend more money on stuff I don’t need.
So how did I end up using Ebates since I thought it was a scam and had no interest in trying?
Well, I was at a birthday party when a family member told me how much money she had been saving on Ebates. She pulled up the app on her phone and showed me how simple it was to use. I love an excuse to shop and search for a good deal so I signed up for Ebates as soon as I got home.
They have a welcome bonus offer where you can earn $10 cash back on your first purchase of $25. (Yes, you have to wait until the quarterly pay out to get any cash back that you earn throughout the quarter). Check out this slightly corny video that will explain how easy it is to use.
In the last 4 months, I have earned over $150 just by buying things I normally would have bought. How did I do it? Every time you refer a friend who signs up and makes a $25 purchase you get $25! I referred three friends and earned $75 ($25 x 3) and they each got $10 ($25 purchase – $10 cash back = $15 spent). Even if your friend only uses it once you both still earn money.
Out of the three friends I referred, I made the first purchase for two of them. I spent my own money and they earned $10 while I was able to earn $25. Now, all of three of them use it everytime they make a purchase.
But Ebates isn’t just about cash back.
Like I said above, I refuse to make a purchase if I can’t use a coupon code and I HATE paying for shipping. Ebates also provides you with a list of coupon codes and will let you know when your favorite stores are having a sale. Frequently they will double or triple the cash back for stores making it possible to get an even better deal.
Are you the type of person who would forget to log onto Ebates and shop through their website?
Easy! You just need to install the browser add-on that will remind you to activate Ebates any time you shop. Ebates has a link that will provide you will all the information you need to know about installing the browser button.
I love browser buttons. They’re really useful and help us remember when we have a million other things going on. I also have a browser button to ensure that I always use Amazon Smile which donates a very small percentage of all of your purchases to a charity of your choice.
Below are a few screenshots that show how the browser button works. I typed katespade.com into my web browser and the button reminded me that I can activate 3.5% cash back.
I don’t know if you’re convinced but I need a new purse and I’m dying to use that coupon code that expires tomorrow. If you’re interested in signing up please use this link to sign up!
Comment below if there are any websites or ways that you save money while shopping!