A couple of years ago I discovered something I think EVERYONE should know about, especially if you do a lot of shopping online. Have you heard of Ebates? This website is amazing! It takes 15 seconds to sign up online, and it’s free. The way it works is simple: Whenever you want to shop online at Nordstrom, Sephora, The Body Shop, Barnes & Noble, Target, Walmart, eBay, or thousands of other stores, go to Ebates first, and link to the retailer through them. You’ll get a percentage of CASH BACK on every purchase! Right now, you’ll get 10% back at The Body Shop and 6% back at Teavana for example. Plus, Ebates will tell you if there are any coupon/promotion codes to use for extra discounts/free shipping/etc.!
Every 3 months you’ll receive a check in the mail or a credit to your PayPal account. Here’s the payment schedule:
Purchases Posted Between Big Fat Check Sent
Jan 1-Mar 31 May 15
Apr 1-June 30 Aug 15
July 1-Sept 30 Nov 15
Oct 1-Dec 31 Feb 15
I’ve been using Ebates for about 2 years, and always receive my money on time. As a matter of fact, I already received my Big Fat Check (via PayPal) for November. It’s like a little bonus for the shopping I do online! This is especially handy during the holidays when it saves time to shop online and there are so many sales going on. Do yourself a favor and do your shopping online, and use Ebates. The rebate you get every couple of months is such a pleasant surprise!
You can also earn bonuses by referring friends. It’s a win-win situation, because when your friend signs up for Ebates and makes their first purchase, they will receive a $5 bonus, and so will you!
Are you convinced? It’s free to signup, so go and get your $5 bonus and use Ebates next time you purchase something online.
This is seriously amazing for those of us who love shopping online! The only catch…you have to remember to use it!! Instead of going to Sephora/Nordstrom/etc. directly, go to Ebates first, and click on the link to your store. That’s how they track your cash back, so you can’t forget to use Ebates. Another note: this works internationally, as long as the vendor ships to your country.
Let me know if you have any questions about this amazing website.