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Ebates for Rebates on Anything

by Freebies4Mom on June 17, 2009 7:58 am

Would you love to get cash rebates on most of your online purchases? Sign-up with Ebates for your $5 sign-up bonus and when you do your shopping through Ebates you can earn cash back from hundreds of online stores you already shop at. This is a great way to get rebates on online purchases you are normally making. You are simply getting to all the online stores you usually shop at by clicking on the link at Ebates – it’s a simple rebate program. And it’s putting money back in my wallet and yours!

A small bonus when you sign-up is that they will put a $5 sign-up bonus into your account. As soon as you make your first $20+ purchase through Ebates (from any store that offers cash back) then that $5 bonus is yours plus whatever cash-back percentage offered for that store. So, it’s like a $5 rebate on any purchase. You will get paid that $5 sign-up bonus if you make a $20+ purchase through Ebates within 90 days of signing up.

Did you know that not only can you get a $5 bonus for signing-up for Ebates, but that you also can get a $5 referral bonus for every friend you refer? If you know anyone who shops online, Ebates makes it easy for you to send them an email and get credit if they join (and make a first purchase). Just look for the “Tell-A-Friend” tab after you log in to Ebates. You are not limited to how many friends you can refer.

is a fabulous way to create your own cash rebate on almost every online purchase you make. Plus they give you easy access to some of the best coupon codes and promotions for your favorite stores.

How easy is Ebates to use? It’s really only 3 steps:
1. Visit Ebates and sign-up (or sign-in if you are already registered)
2. Type in the name of the store in the top left-hand corner (i.e. Target) then click “Search”
3. Click on the store to shop. You will see how much cash back you will earn (4% at Target) and what coupons are available to use at that store. Just click on the name of the store and you are on your way to earning that percentage cash back on your purchase.

See how easy it is? And you can still use coupon codes because Ebates helps you find those coupon codes! The best part is that Ebates gives you the option to receive a check in the mail every 3 months when you’ve earned at least $5.01 cash back in your account. Or you can have your cash deposited into your PayPal account. There is absolutely no paper work or follow-up for you to do to get your cash rebates, you simply find your online store on Ebates and then click on your store to start your shopping. You can also choose to not receive emails from Ebates by visiting “Communication Preferences” in “My Account”. This is honestly one of the easiest online rebate programs I’ve ever used. And my rebates are adding up fast even though I do not make many purchases online.

I do not use Ebates as a reason or an incentive to make online purchases. I use it as a way to get some cash back on purchases I would normally be making. And I will admit that I often forget to visit Ebates before I start shopping (and therefore miss out on cash back). But you’ll see a reminder up on the right side of my blog to help you get to Ebates faster. I’m even going to print out the Ebates logo and tape it on my computer monitor to help me remember.

Ebates is my favorite cash back site, read more about why I love it in these posts:
Shopping at eBay? Get 3% Cash Back!
So Spoiled at Sephora with Ebates
Workin’ in PJs, Guest Bloggin’ at Ebates
My Free Victoria’s Secret Sweater

Have questions about Ebates? I’m here to help give you some answers, so ask away!

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Stirlsa May 17, 2011 at 3:55 pm

I trust e-bates – they are the only  business of this type from which I have actually seen a true benefit.  Others are just promises, you never quite qualify for a true benefit.  With e-bates you really do get a check in the mail!


Cindy May 10, 2011 at 10:57 pm

I don’t shop a lot on line but when I do I use them.


Heather November 6, 2009 at 11:16 pm

Anonymous – You earn "bonus rewards" be referring people to Ebates – when they sign-up with your unique referral link.-HeatherFreebies 4 Mom


Heather November 6, 2009 at 7:53 am

Jennyboo – You'll get 10% of that $1.99 you spent because that $15 gift card is really a $15 coupon code. Your cash back is a percentage of your purchase amount after coupons are used.-HeatherFreebies 4 Mom


jennyboo November 5, 2009 at 11:28 pm

I just ordered my koda photo book using ebates. The question I have is, my total purchase came close to $14.00 but with the $15.00 coupon I only had to pay $1.99 shipping. Do I get the cash back for the 14.00 and shipping or just the $1.99 for shipping?


Anonymous November 1, 2009 at 7:37 pm

Every 3 months, we send you a cash back payment for purchases posted during the previous quarter based on the schedule below. But if you've earned less than $5.01 cash back, we'll carry over your money to the next check. Bonus Rewards do not count toward the $5.01 minimum. The term “Bonus Rewards” includes monies earned as a Sign-up Reward or Tell-A-Friend Bonus.So how do you get the "bonus rewards"? I'm not understand this.


jennyboo October 31, 2009 at 12:51 pm

So, I go to and buy something thats $10.00. I get the $5.00 rebate for signing up. So its like I only paid $5.00 for something that was $10.00.


Heather August 17, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Thanks so much for the reminder, Money Savin' Momma – that special referral bonus has ended and I'll update this post. But you do still get a $5 bonus for each friend you refer so still a great idea to spread the word!-HeatherFreebies 4 Mom


Money Savin' Momma August 17, 2009 at 2:24 pm

I thought the $30 referral bonus deal ended on August 14? Did they extend the deal? I hope so, this is an awesome promotion!


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