My friend told me about ebates last week and it is seriously the best thing that I've heard about in a long time! It's really simple. You get paid via cash back every quarter for shopping online at the sites you normally would already shop at. Sounds too good to be true right? But it's not! Here is a CNET review.
2. Once you are on the site, click on "shop all stores" so you can see what's available. Then, click on the gray heart next to whichever stores you want to favorite. You can only favorite 50 stores... and let's just say I ran out of favories on letter S! So I had to go back and re-evaluate my selections.
3. Before you shop online, go to ebates.com first. Then, click on the store name to be transferred directly to the site. Apparently ebates gets some type of commission for sending you to their site and they are paying some of that commision back to you in the form of a % of cash back.
4. I spent $88 at a store that was offering 20% cash back! So I am scheduled to get almost $18. Score, right? FYI - most cash back rates are smaller - like 2 - 6%. But this is great for Christmas shopping!
Can you see how excited I am? The possibilites are endless!
Some of my favorite stores on ebates: Apple, Banana Republic, Jcrew, Sephora, CB2.
Have you signed up yet? If not, what are you waiting for?! Happy Shopping!