Last year I MADE money while doing my Christmas shopping. How is that possible? Ebates.
Have you heard of it? It’s a website that gives you a percentage of cash back on your purchase at select retailers. The selection of retailers changes, the percentage of money back changes but if you are smart about it, you can really make a good amount of cash back on your purchases. And not just at Christmas time, I use the plugin every time I shop.
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You can visit the Ebates website and see the selection of retailers and the cash back percentages they are currently offering. And it’s not just obscure retailers offering cash back, there are tons and tons of my favorite stores that regularly offer great deals like Gap, Lululemon, Pier 1, Best Buy, Carter’s and so many more. Even Amazon is often listed but the categories and percentages change.
There are also daily deals and special offers – like double cash back.
Click through to the retailers website and make a purchase, the cash back will appear in your account within a few days (if not sooner). It’s that easy and completely free to you, the consumer.
My favorite way to use Ebates is using the Chrome plugin. Not only does it show me a pop up when I get to a site that has a cash back offer through Ebates, but it will also show me in my search results if there is a retailer offering something. It’s a great way to comparison shop. If, for example, I’m searching for a photo book vendor and I see a list of companies that make them, I’m most likely going to buy from someplace that is offering the best percentage cash back.
Maximize Your Cash Back
I did a lot of shopping on Black Friday, and I didn’t leave my couch. It was amazing and I still scored a TON of great deals. Ebates and it’s partner retailers offered so many cash back deals that I saved over $250 on my purchases – and I didn’t just limit it to our kids Christmas Lists. I saved on a new laptop, double BOB stroller, everyday essentials and even furniture.
Head over to Ebates and sign up using this link and you will receive $10 after you make your first purchase. Free $10 for doing shopping that you’d normally do at places you normally shop. Seriously, it’s a no brainer.