If you are that person that does a lot of online shopping, then this article is for you. One of the easiest ways to get more out of your buying experiences is to use a cash-back website. A cash-back website such Ebates.com helps you earn back the money you spend so you can make your shopping budget stretch further. Instead of visiting a retailer’s website directly, you can buy your goods through Ebates. Through Ebates, you have the chance to get some of your cash-back in your account.
So what is Ebates?
Ebates is an online shopping website that rewards customers with a percentage for shopping through their affiliated stores while also providing access to thousands of coupons, discounts, promotions and special deals, including free shipping, at over 2,000 affiliated retailers. Ebates has partnered with thousands of big-name retail stores/merchants like Amazon, Best Buy, JC Penney, Expedia, Kohl’s, Macy’s Nordstrom, Lowe’s, and many more, and it offers discounts or cash-back when you shop at these retail stores through Ebates.com.
How do I use Ebates?
- Simply go to Ebates.com and register for a new Ebates account. Note that you won’t be able to have access to your coupon codes, free shipping or get cash-back until you have a username and password that goes through your email. After you have signed up, you will need to confirm your account through your email. You will also have to go your account settings to link your PayPal account in order to get paid quarterly through email.
- After signing up, scroll or search for the retail store of your choice that you want to shop at. Click the “shop now” button, and shop at the online store which you would normally do. After you are done with your shopping, use the coupon code and free shipping codes listed on Ebates by entering the codes into the coupon field. Then enter your credit card details and make your purchase.
- After making a purchase from the store of your choice, a percentage of the purchase order shows up in your Ebates account. For instance, if Ebates offers 10% cash-back for shopping at target and you buy something for $500, you (the customer) will get $50 in cash back. You will be eligible to receive your cash-back via PayPal transfer.
- After making an order, you should get a confirmation and an Ebates tracking number to inform you that you made a qualifying purchase. Most purchases are tracked and credited within 48 hours.
- You can also download the Ebates app for either iOS or Android devices for your convenience.