Ebates is a site where you can earn cash rewards by shopping at many online shopping retailers. Instead of going directly to Home Depot or Sears, visit Ebates first then jump to your chosen retailer site. By doing this simple extra step, you’ll be tracked by Ebates and end up receiving additional cash back. You can also apply online coupon savings ON TOP OF the cash back if you find a merchant through Ebates that offers those coupons. Featured stores offer as much as 10% cash back, while certain stores can get you discounts from coupons as well as cash back.
Ebates offers up to 25% cash back at more than 2,000 online stores, though the average earnings are usually closer to 5%.
Search the site to find your favorite store, then click the “Shop Now” link to make your purchase. For example, you can get 5% cash back at eBay and 5%-3% back for certain eBay categories.
Your cash-back earnings will show up in your account within 48 hours.
Ebates sends you a payment each quarter based on your account earnings of at least $5 or more. You have three options for redeeming your earnings: a check in the mail, a PayPal deposit, or a gift to a charity or family member.
You can earn a $5 bonus right off the bat by signing up as a new Ebates user or by referring a friend or family member. Ebates is free to join, plus you get a free $10 gift card, and earn cash back for shopping at some great stores. Right now, you can also refer two friends and make $50 cash bonus. They will need to make a $25 purchase through their account in order to activate your referral bonus. They will also make $10 each after shopping through their shopping network.