Ebates: $30 when You Refer a Friend


Do you Ebate?  Well, if you don’t I have a deal for you too good to pass on.  If you already use Ebates, this deal is also for you. Ebates is currently offering $5 for every friend you refer and starts using their service.  Not only will you get $5 but so will your friend.  On top of that, if you refer more than three friends, YOU and YOUR Friends will get $10 each instead of only $5.

But to get your referral fee, you need to get your friends to start using their service.  The great news is that right now there’s an easy and practically free way to get started on Ebates.  As I blogged last week, JCPenney is offering $10 off $10 or more purchase code.  What you can do if you are new to Ebates, and what you can share with your friends you would like to refer is:

Sign up for Ebates. Once you are signed up, select JCPenney as the first place you will shop online. When you are in the JCPenney website, select an item or items close to $10 in value.  Use the code GR8DAD to deduct $10 at checkout.  You will need to pay shipping which starts at $4.50 BUT, that’s easily covered by the Ebates Referral Fee.  Basically you are getting your JCPenney purchase for free, the referral fee covers the shipping and because you shopped through Ebates you will get 4% back on your purchase from Ebates.

I think that’s a pretty good deal and I want to thank Crystal, the Money Saving Mom, for spelling it out so well for us.  Want to learn more about Ebates and how it works?  Check out my initial post about it here.

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  • Hey, thank you so much for the head’s up! I’m getting this info out to as many people as I can!

  • jody

    It says they have to have a minimum of $5.01 in rebates by a certain time to qualify, do you know if this includes there $5 for joining?

    • Hi Jody,

      Yes, the $5.01 is rebate money you get back when you purchase through their portal So make sure to use Ebates anytime you buy something online to get to the $5.01, so you can get your bonus.


  • jody

    So each of the 3 referals have to earn $5.01 in ebates before you get your referal $$??? Earn a minimum of $5.01 in cash back from orders between May 15,2009 and August 14, 2009 is waht the small print reads. So it may take awhile to earn your referrals?

    • Jody,

      I guess it would really depend on how much online shopping you do and if you remember to use Ebates every time. If you don’t get up to $5.01 by August you may lose the additional $5 in bonus but you will still get $5 for signing up and $5 for every friend you refer. so, it’s not a complete loss.


  • jody

    Thanks, it does work, with referals for the $10 each all I had to do was get them to make any purchase and it did give me the $10 per person if 3 joined. SO $30. They only had to go into Walgreens and order 1 print pick up at store and it cost them .20. They get $5 joining and I get there account activated. The $5.01 does include there $5 signing bonus. DOes this all make sense! Anyway THANKS AGAIN.