I’ve been using Ebates for a few years now. Of course when I heard of the program, it sounded too good to be true…until I received my first check in the mail. All you need to do is sign up for Ebates.com and shop through the website before you make your online purchase. I enabled the shortcut on Chrome so when I am on a webpage it will tell me how much cash back % is available for that website, and before checkout will automatically scan for coupons! I had a 50% off coupon code for a Shutterfly gift, but after Ebates did a scan it found I was able to get it for FREE during one of their promotions!
So how does it work?
Each website has a different cash back percentage for your eligible purchases. These change from time to time, especially if a website is worth double the cashback. There is an app or you can just use your web-browser. For example, before making a purchase at Kohls I go through Ebates.
You can view the current promotions along with the codes, and the SHOP NOW link will take you directly to the website. When you click the Shop Now link, it will open a shopping trip:
Once you’ve made your purchase, your shopping trip total will appear under My Account –> Shopping Trips:
You can view how much Cash Back you have in your “Big Fat Check” so far under My Account:
In order to receive a check for the payperiod, you must have greater than $5.00 in cash back. Don’t worry! If not whatever amount you have just rolls over to the next period. Below is their payment schedule:
Try Ebates for free today! (use my email address for referral: email@example.com) If you spend $25.00 within the first 90 days, you will receive a $10 gift card to a store of your choice. I should be getting another Big Fat Check any day now 🙂
Quick tip: make your purchase with a card that has a reward program. Then you’re getting Cashback in two ways!