Do you use Ebates.com? If not, why not?? Ebates is essentially a site that pays you to shop. I know, it doesn’t make sense, right? Well, essentially, when you shop online and have clicked a referral link, that referrer gets paid. What Ebates does is pass some of that payment on to you. For every purchase you make through their referral links, you get a percentage of that payment. The percentage varies by store. Then, four times a year, Ebates sends you a Big Fat Check (or makes a PayPal deposit) of the money you have “earned.” The minimum payout is $5, which seems like a lot, but trust me, it doesn’t take long at all to get to that point.
I know, it sounds too good to be true. But I’ve been a member for a few years, and I’ve gotten a significant amount of cash back. When I shop online, I always check to see if the store is listed on Ebates. A lot of stores are listed. Recently, I’ve shopped at drugstore.com, Sephora, and REI and gotten cash back. I bring this up now because the first quarter payments were deposited on May 15, and I received over $33 in cash back! Admittedly, there was a sizeable purchase in there, but it was a planned purchase. Something that I intended to buy and I got money back for doing it. Awesome.
They also have coupon codes on the site, so be sure to check those out as well.
Interested? Join up! I linked my referral link above, but if you are worried I’m just trying to get referrals, you can sign up directly at the site. I’m not here to make money for myself, I just want everyone to know about Ebates! And if you have already signed up but never use the site, get back to it!