One of the things that makes my life easier is shopping online – if you’re reading this post, changes are good that you would say the same thing. I actually don’t remember what I did before the internet brought me online shopping (did I ever shop from a catalog??) because it is such a timesaver. Sometimes though, I can’t help but notice that online retailers will try and charge more than I would pay in the store, and I can’t stand that. If someone told you they would pay you to shop, would you click a few links on their website? That’s exactly what cashback sites can do, and for up to 25% back, I am in.
How do cashback sites work?
When you click a link on cashback sites like Ebates, they receive a commission from the store, and they turn around and share it with you after you make your purchase. The amount of money that you will get back will vary from store to store, but every little bit counts, right?
How do I get money back?
First step – go to Ebates and sign up. Then, every time you are thinking about shopping online (or even if you are browsing), visit Ebates first, search for the store where you want to shop, click through their links and shop! The only difference in your shopping experience will be that you get money back when you are finished. Ebates will send you a cash payment for your purchases shortly after the end of each calendar quarter.
Will I get cash back from every store?
Ebates works with so many online stores, I’ve had very few times where the store I wanted to shop was not an Ebates partner. So yes, it does happen, but not too often. You’ll also see stores vary in their cash back percentages – some will occasionally offer double cash back and there will also be special deals of the week.
Can I get a referral fee?
Ebates will not only give you cash back for shopping, but they will also give you money for referring your friends to shop. This is a great way to get extra money, especially as holiday shopping creeps up on us. (If you sign up through this post, I will get $5, so thank you in advance!)
Visit Ebates today and sign up! When you sign up, you can choose between a $5 or $10 gift card to select stores, so go now – I promise you, you’ll be glad you did!