I don't know about you, but I do a decent portion of my shopping on the Internet. I guess it's because I have weird hours and can't make it to the stores.
I recently came across the site Ebates. I know it's been around for a few years, but I didn't really consider using it before.
Ebates is a website that gives you money back just for shopping online. It gets commission from companies for referring you to their site. Then you get a portion of that commission. It's pretty cool because there are a lot of retailers that work with Ebates.
After three months, you'll get what Ebates calls a "big fat check." You have to have more than $5.01 in rebates to get a check. If you don't meet that criteria, then your money will be held until the next period.
I was skeptical because I had read some mixed reviews, but since I was already spending the money, I gave it a shot. And low and behold, I got my first check in the mail this week.
Another cool thing is that you can get your payment in the form of a check, a credit in Paypal or a donation to your favorite charity. I like getting a real-life check because it's just more fun to feel like I'm getting paid.
I'm going to talk a little more about Ebates today on WECT News at 6... you'll get to see how it actually works. You'll also hear from Southern Savers founder Jenny... about all the great deals at the grocery store this week on Fox Wilmington News at 6:30. We'll tell you why we can thank a little football game for giving us big savings! Keep following on Facebook to see what's coming next! And ask your questions about money, too!
1/25/2012 02:04:04 am
i have "earned" over $200 so far with ebates. i highly recommend going thru ebates before you shop online!!!!
1/25/2012 02:13:58 am
I've used Ebates for six months. I haven't had any issue at all with it. All my Ebates money goes to my local animal rescue.
1/25/2012 02:14:52 am
Great program Michelle =) I have a balance near $50.00 coming back when they cut the checks next month from my Christmas purchases! ♥ Ebates of online shopping!
1/25/2012 02:15:26 am
I love Ebates! Earned my cashback AND my $10 target gift card!
1/25/2012 02:16:47 am
I have also used Spree.com. They send you a check once your balance of cashback reaches $25.
1/25/2012 02:29:40 am
Another good similar to ebates one is fatwallet.com
1/25/2012 04:46:38 am
I love ebates! I have $39 pending from Christmas shopping.
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