Are you Ebating?

If you are not let me tell you that it also took me a while to check into what Ebates is all about.

What is Ebates?

Ebates is an internet portal that refers shoppers to online retailers.

Why should you use it?

Because every time you go to an online retailer’s website via Ebates and shop that store, you get money back. Hence the name: it’s a rebate program for online shopping. Even online you can get paid to shop stores! Ebates also has online coupons codes for you to use so it provides even more savings.

How do you start using it?

First you will need to sign up which is fairly easy to do. Then all you need to do every time you want to shop online (and you know that we the holidays looming you will be doing a lot of it) is sign up to Ebates and look up the store you are interested in shopping. Then all you need to do is use the link that Ebates has to access the retailer’s online store and that’s it. Get on with your shopping as usual.

The other good thing about Ebates too is that you can get money when you sign up if you signup through a referral link like mine here. If you do, not only do you get money for signing up but so will I. But once you sign up you can tell family and friends and have them sign up through your very own referral link. So if you shop online why not get some money back? I know you will probably be doing some of your holiday shopping online, it would be great if you got some money back for doing so.

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  • Julie

    I don’t do a lot of online shopping, but I’ve been using Ebates for a little over a year now. At first I was quite pleased. With my last five transactions, however, my rebate never posted. I had to contact customer service, send copies of my receipts, and then have my rebates credited to my account. I guess I’m just warning shoppers to make sure to follow up that your rebate is posted.

  • Andrea Reynolds

    Let me guess, you just got the $10 for one and $30 for two referrals email today, too ?!? Pretty inspirational to me, too! 🙂

  • Mercedes

    Hi Julie,
    That’s good to know. I am pretty good about keeping receipts but still I hope I don’t run into problems like the one you had.

    Hi Andrea,
    Yeah with “inspiration” like that I just had to run and tell the whole world, lol!

  • Andrea Reynolds

    I’m with ya’ sista’! Already sent out my limit of 10 invites per day! 😉

  • Brimful Curiosities

    Any idea how this compares to the deals you get thru Upromise?

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  • jody

    It says they have to have $5.01 in rewards in a certain amount of time to qualify does this include the $5 fee they get for joining??