Online shopping around the holidays is getting more and more popular. If I could do all my holiday shopping online from the comfort of my home, I would. Well, maybe I'd save one thing to get in the store because there is something special about the "holiday spirit" at the mall, but I certainly don't like to make a habit of fighting crowds at this time of year, particularly in the parking lots! One of my favorite perks to shopping online is FREE CASH BACK! Even when I'm making a small purchase, I like to do it online and pick up in the store if I can, just for the little bit I might get back.
Ebates is my favorite site for earning cash back on my online purchases. Read on for all the ins and outs on how it works.
If you haven't signed up yet, this is the time to do it because there are a few great promotions they are running...
- Get a $10 gift card to Target, Macy's, Kohl's, or Walmart for signing up and making a $25 online purchase.
- Double cash back at many retailers.
- Get a $50 bonus when you refer 2 friends!
This is totally legit and there are no strings attached. All you do is go to the Ebates website, type in your retailer, click the link, do your shopping as you normally would, and make a percentage back. It's a win, win!
Ebates is a website that connects you with the website of the store you want to shop and if you make your purchase through their link, you will get a percentage back. These percentages fluctuate. Sometimes it might be 1% or 2%, sometimes there will be a promotion where you will get double cash back, etc. They also show you any coupon codes available (such as a percentage off or free shipping). You can make your purchase online by connecting to your store through their website and either have the items shipped to you or pick up in the store.
Ebates works with tons of stores including Sears, Babies R Us, Toys R Us, Amazon, Sephora, JC Penny, Kohl's, Home Depot, Overstock.com, Groupon, Walmart, you name it, so you are sure to find your favorites. Membership is totally free. You simply get paid cash back for shopping (by check or paypal).
There is nothing to lose with this program. Anytime I am making a purchase I try to remember to check Ebates first to see if the store has an account with them and go through them to earn a little extra back. We're not talking millions of dollars here (unless you are spending millions of dollars I suppose) but every little bit makes a difference.