Disclosure: We get a commission for some links on this website. You don’t have to use our links, but we’re very grateful when you do. Opinions expressed here are the author's alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or endorsed by our partners. Here’s our Advertiser Disclosure.
We love cash back portals! Any time we buy something online, we click through a cash back portal to earn a percentage of our purchase back. Ebates, one of our favorite cash back portals, is celebrating its birthday this week with 15% cash back at OVER 200 stores!! If you’re new to Ebates, you can join through our link and get a free $10 right now!
How it Works
If you’ve never used Ebates, the process is very simple.
1. Join Ebates
Click on this link (opens new tab) to head over to Ebates. The “Join Now” button should be in the top right portion of the page. Sign up for a $10 cash bonus!
2. Select Your Store
Search Ebates list of stores to find the one you’re planning to buy from. They offer cash back at literally hundreds of stores. The amount of cash back offered at any specific store can change regularly. Right now they’re offering 15% cash back at 200+ stores! Once you find your store, click through the link.
3. Shop as Usual
When you click the Ebates link to your selected store, you will see a message that they will be tracking your purchase for cash back. At this point, you can proceed as usual with your purchase. You can even use coupon codes in most cases, saving even more money!
4. Watch for Cash Back
After you complete your purchase, you may want to check back on your Ebates account to confirm that the purchase tracked correctly. You should see the store name and the purchase total in your recent activity. Sometimes this can take time to populate. If it does not appear, a simple email to customer support can fix the issue.
5. Collect Your Check!
You can select to receive a paper check or to be paid electronically via Paypal. Ebates will send your “Big Fat Check” once per quarter, if you’ve accrued over $5 during that time.
It’s really that simple! Brooke and I have earned well over $1,000 through Ebates. They offer cash back on hotels, travel booking sites, eBags, Amazon, and hundreds more stores. Sign up now for a free $10, and start earning cash! Cheers!