You don’t even know how ridiculously excited I was when Ebates came along. Not only does Ebates automatically find promo codes for you to use when you’re shopping online, but Ebates gives you cash back, too! Yes, cash back, as in you get paid for shopping.
If you’ve never used Ebates, chances are you’re skeptical right now. I was too. Cash back seems like one of those things that’s too good to be true, but in the case of Ebates, it’s all legit. I know because I get checks from them! For a limited time only, Ebates is giving you another reason to sign up: the chance to win a $500 gift card! Enter to win here:
As if the chance to win a $500 gift card wasn’t reason enough to join Ebates right away, here’s exactly how it all works: Ebates partners with tons and tons of brands. Literally, almost every site on the Web works with Ebates. Madewell, Bloomingdale’s, Sephora… heck, even Amazon! These stores reward Ebates by giving them a commission whenever they get people to shop, but instead of Ebates keeping all the money, they share it with us! Pretty sweet, huh? The percentage of cash back you receive varies by store, but I’ve seen it as high as 12% at times!
The really amazing part? Ebates is totally free! There’s no subscription fee, no hidden terms, nothing. It really is as good as it sounds.
I started using Ebates last year and now I basically never shop without it. Over the last year, I’ve gotten back over $350! I have the Chrome extension installed on all my computers so that whenever I’m on a site, I can click the Ebates icon and it will check for discount codes and activate my cash back.
When I’m on my phone, I shop through the Ebates app. Those impulse, middle of the night splurges? Yup, getting “rewarded” for them, too.
In addition to installing the extension and putting the app on your phone, I would definitely encourage you to sign up for Ebates‘ emails. You’ll get alerts whenever a store increases their cash back percentage so you can earn even more.
Right now is also the best time to start using Ebates for two reasons. First, lots of stores will be increasing their cash back percentage for the holiday season, so you’ll be able to earn major moola.
Second, you’re going to be buying so many gifts and random things for the holiday season, why not make some money while you shop?! The biggest Ebates check I ever received–I’m talking over $100!–was earlier this year from all my holiday purchases. Between the higher cash back percentages and the seasonal increase in your spending, using Ebates during the holidays is really a no-brainer.
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