I’m an affiliate of Ebates and have been a member there since 2007. I only promote what I use and love!
I think most folks know that finding coupons for online purchases isn’t super hard to do. You simply do a quick Google search (for example: Toys R Us coupon code) and if such a coupon exists, you’ll find it in just a few seconds.
But did you know that there’s a site that simply offers a percentage back on your purchases to hundreds and hundreds of very popular stores ON TOP OF any coupons you might be using?
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It’s called Ebates, and I joined in 2007. Since that time, Ebates has sent me checks totaling $803.11. That averages out to saving $114.73 each year! If you are shopping online, you should absolutely be looking for coupon codes. But you should most definitely be going through Ebates in addition. Ebates often has the most up-to-date coupon codes right there on site, so you can take advantage of percentage off sales or free shipping offers AND earn cash back at the same time! I love Ebates because it puts a little cash back in my pocket for purchases I was already planning on making. My latest purchase from Kohls.com saved me $1 just for going through Ebates for an order that was just over $16. Is $1 life-changing? No, but look at my grand total to see how it really and truly adds up to make a big difference! I saved $1.35 on Layah’s Jasmine costume from the Disney store, and that $1.35 really mattered to me, because that darn costume was not on sale and there was no free shipping offer. Bu her heart was set on that costume. This mama was desperate to save at least a little bit, and Ebates made that happen for me. 🙂
And it is seriously effortless. You click on the link to the store where you want to shop (and you see the percentage cash back you will be offered so there are no surprises, and it does vary by store) and then you buy what you were already going to buy. Some stores have a low percentage (Walmart is 1%, though occasionally it goes up…especially around this time of year!) but other stores might get you 8-12% back, or even higher. Promotions are running all the time with increased percentages back, which is great!
I personally shop online a great deal (much more frequently than going to a brick-and-mortar store), and I use Ebates to help me cut the bill total as much as possible. It may only save me a few dollars each time, but the savings add up, and that makes it totally worth the 6 seconds it takes me to go to Ebates, click on the store name where I want to shop, and be on my merry way.
So many people I talk with about online shopping don’t know about Ebates. Let’s fix that for once and for all! You are already shopping online. You are probably already looking for coupons. Take the next leap and add additional savings on top of it all with Ebates. Maybe your checks back will be even bigger than mine!