Online Shopping Pays!

Happy Black Friday! And almost Cyber Monday, so if you’re an online shopping fiend (such as myself) you have to check out the website Ebates, which is amazing. It GIVES YOU MONEY BACK for shopping online! How cool is that?

Ebates pays you back a percentage of the total you spend on an online shopping site. You just go to, click on the site you want to buy from, and Ebates redirects you to the site. As they say “there’s nothing more for you to do.” You’re on the site and you buy directly from the site’s checkout as you usually would. However, Ebates calculates a percentage of the total you spent and puts that money into your account, and periodically you get a check from Ebates with all that money added up. It’s so simple and easy to use! And you even get a $10.00 gift card to a retailer like Barnes & Noble just for signing up with the site.
MANY online retailers are listed on the site (not every single one, but there’s really only been a handful that I shop at that aren’t listed). Victorias Secret is there, J. Crew, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Sephora…it goes on and on. The percentages you get back are often pretty low, but it ADDS UP (especially if you shop online a lot). And often retailers do deals where they double the cash back for a week or two, like right now you can get 8% back at J. Crew! Pretty awesome, especially if you’re spending a lot or buying a lot of holiday gifts. You can also earn money back by referring friends if they sign up and make purchases.

Pretty sure Gucci is not on Ebates, unfortunately.

I just recently got a $50.00 check from them, just for buying stuff online that I was going to buy anyway! It’s the best. Since I started using it in 2008, I’ve made almost 500.00 back!  The only unfortunate part is when I get each check it reminds me of how much money I’m spending on shopping online! But pretty sure I can live with that 🙂 They also post coupons, so instead of searching online for “Gap coupon code” like you might do, you just go through Ebates and they have all the coupon codes running on the site (free shipping, percentages off, etc.) listed for you to be aware of, PLUS the percent back you get for using Ebates. I just think that to shop online and NOT go through Ebates is craziness.

*Full disclosure: If you click the link above and sign up through that, I will get $5.00 back when you make your first purchase through Ebates, like I am referring you. However, this is not a sponsored post, I just think this is a great secret that few know about so please excuse my perhaps over the top Ebates enthusiasm!

Images via Ebates facebook page and Pinterest

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  1. oh that's nice! my visa has a cash back so I always use that, lol oh if only I can shop like Blair Waldrof!

    Published 11.25.11 · Reply