I have become a huge fan of online shopping lately. As life has gotten busier the amount of time I have found many times it is easier and a better use of my time to purchase things online. One of the things that has made this even more beneficial is using Ebates.
Ebates.com is a website that allows you earn percentages back on most online purchases. Once you sign up you simply begin your shopping trip by navigating to the site in particular from the Ebates site.
For example, if you were planning to take advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday prices through Kohls first you would start at Ebates.com and type in the store name in the search box like in this picture.
Once you click “search” it will pull up the store’s listing on Ebates. This shows you the current percentage rebate you’ll receive from your purchase and also show any special coupon deals you can use on that site. There’s usually an additional discount or free shipping offer here.
Simply click “shop now” to navigate to the store’s site and begin earning your cash back. If you’re like me, it is easy to forget to start at the Ebates site which is why they have a button that can be added to your web browser. Every time you are on a site that has rebates available, an alert will open up to notify you that you can earn cash back. This button also allows you to activate cash back without leaving the site.
If you buy anything online it makes sense to sign up for Ebates. If you register now you’ll earn a $10 bonus after you complete a qualifying purchase. If you don’t want items shipped to your home many stores allow you to purchase online and pick up in the store. This is a great trick for places like Wal-Mart and Lowes which can be a little more hectic right now. Just order online, get your rebate and pick your purchase up at the front of the store bypassing the crowds and long lines.
I can’t say enough about using Ebates. When I first signed up I was skeptical but after I cashed my first “big fat check” I became a believer!
This posts contains affiliate links which means if you use one of the links above to sign up for Ebates, I get a bonus once you complete a qualifying purchase. While that’s nice, I would encourage you to use Ebates even if I didn’t get the extra cash!