How to Make & Save Money with Ebates
There are few things that I love more than saving money. I’m pretty sure it runs in my family because the majority of us are always after a good deal! I hardly ever pay full price for anything. In time, almost everything goes on sale!
There are so many sites like Retail Me Not (RetailMeNot.com) that give you access to free coupon codes to use towards your purchases. Honey (joinhoney.com) is another site that will automatically apply coupon codes to your purchases.
By far my favorite is Ebates! Ebates not only helps you to save money, but you can even make money using it, too! You know that saying “If it seems too good to be true, it is.”? Well this is seriously one of the few times that philosophy is completely false!
Let me start by saying Ebates is 100% FREE! Free for you, free for anyone who signs up with your referral, FREE.
Ebates makes a commission for sending their members to the companies that they are affiliated with, and to encourage people to use their site, they share that commission! There are so many stores that are partnered with Ebates like Buy Buy Baby, Pet Co, Target, Amazon, Bath and Body Works, and even Macy’s.
All you have to do is go to Ebates.com before each purchase. Better yet, you can download the Ebates button to your browser! Automatically, when you start shopping online at any of their featured stores, all you have to do is click on the button that will pop up on the upper right corner and THAT’S IT! Any purchases made will earn you money back!
Sign up for your FREE Ebates account here!
The Big Fat Check
Every quarter, Ebates pays you REAL MONEY with a BIG FAT CHECK! The check literally says “Big Fat Check” on it, which is hilarious when your check is for $6. But, if you’re anything like me and shop online for everything from diapers to dog food, this could really add up quickly! And every little bit adds up!
So far in this quarter, I am expecting to receive a BIG FAT CHECK for $35.84! Most of my holiday shopping was done on Amazon, which unfortunately has a lower cash back rate usually, unless the things you are buying are under a special promotion at the time. But $35 is $35! That’s enough to cover a pizza night, a trip to the nail salon, or help towards bills!
And it’s SO EASY! It’s basically FREE MONEY!
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Why I Love Ebates
Ebates pays you in the form of actual money, not points that you have to add up in order to pick something out of a list of crap you don’t need. This is REAL MONEY! Who can turn down cold hard cash (in the form of a BIG FAT CHECK)?!
There is no minimum for the amount you need to earn to receive your BIG FAT CHECK. Before I started using Ebates all the time, I got a check for $6.82!
Installing the Ebates button on your browser is a game changer! This eliminates having to go to the Ebates website first, which I more often than not forgot to do before downloading the button! That’s like throwing money out of your window on the highway!
This is NOT a Pyramid Scheme! This is not a “multilevel marketing” (MLM) type deal. There is no “up line” or “down line” in this. It is strictly a referral program that helps you earn cold hard cash.
Making Money With Ebates
Now that you know how to save money with Ebates, you probably want to share this awesome info with your friends, right?
Making money with Ebates is so easy, it really seems too good to be true. But I promise you, it isn’t! As a token of their appreciation for sharing money-saving tips with your friends, Ebates will give you $15 for each of your first 3 referrals when they sign up through your referral link. AND your friends earn a $10 sign up bonus for their first purchase over $25! Everyone wins!
So, lets break this down. You add 3 people and you get $75 added to your BIG FAT CHECK! After that, Ebates follows the referral table listed below where you earn $5 per referral and have increasingly larger bonuses available. Refer 10 people (who also earn their $10 sign on bonus) and earn you $150. Refer 100 people, and receive $2000!
- The computer can’t tell what was already in your cart, so be sure to add your items after you sign in through Ebates or click the Activate Cash Back button!
- The percentage back on Ebates is subject to change. Some stores, like Amazon, will have a higher percentage back on certain items only for a limited amount of time.
- You can even get cash back for in-store purchases! See which stores qualify here!
- They offer DOUBLE CASH BACK to specific stores! Find those stores here.
- Ebates has an app for iOS and Android! Download yours today so you don’t miss a deal!
So the moral of the story is: don’t make one more purchase before signing up for Ebates! Using Ebates is an awesome way to make money while also helping your friends save money! The more people you help, the more money you make! It couldn’t get any easier!
Do you already use Ebates and love it? Do you have any questions? Leave a comment below! I’d love to hear from you and answer any questions you might have!