What Is Ebates?

So I probably started using Ebates about five years ago when no one really knew it existed. I don’t even remember how I found it, but it quickly became something I was in love with and have used ever since.  


What Is Ebates?

If you have never heard of it, Ebates is a free rewards program anyone can use to get cash back for purchases made online. Its simple to use, there are no tricks and if you you are already planning on shopping online you might as well get some money back. Right?

Here are three ways I use Ebates:

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1. Coupon Promo Codes

Not only can you get cash back (any where from 2%-5% or more) you can even get free shipping or additional money off your purchase if you use a coupon code. You can find these coupon codes at Ebates. All you have to do is look up the store you are sgopping in, for example Kohls, and there you will find all of the most recent and active promo code. Pick one and it automatically becomes active on the site. Here’s a bonus, using the promotional codes does not effect how much money you get back, the cash back amount remains the same.

2. I use the money I get back for additional purchases

The money adds up and the threshold to cash out is very low, I just got a check for $8 about a week ago. I received money back for shopping during a sale at Old Navy where I bought jeans for my son and I also got cash back when I ordered family photos for Christmas at Walgreens online. The money I got back from those items  I just used at the movies. Simple. And, really nice to get extra money in my pocket on purchases I was already going to make. Plus you can easily keep track of the amount you are earning right on the homepage when you log in.

3. Double cash back

Now I still subscribe to my favorite stores newsletter to spot a sale and then use Ebates   But when shopping around a Holiday, that is when I really take a look at Ebates. Around the Holidays is when you can get double cash back per dollar per purchase. Normally places like Amazon will only offer cash back on certain purchases, but around the Holidays they will offer double cash back on everything. That is a really nice deal.

ebates cash backSo there you go, three ways I use Ebates, but I am sure there are many more.

Have you used Ebates? What’s your favorite option? Please let me know in the comments below. 


4 thoughts on “What Is Ebates?

  1. February 11, 2014 at 2:33 am

    I started using Ebates since September 2013 (thanks to a youtuber recommendation that I randomly bumped into) And boy how I wish I had discovered it years ago! Been an online shopaholic for years, much more prudent now, I really appreciate how Ebates makes it rewarding to make purchases I am planning to. I think you pretty much covered all the good tips for using Ebates. Oh I also like to add stores that I frequently shop at into ‘My Favorites’, and get emails whenever they have special deals like double cash backs.

    1. Savvy Lady
      February 12, 2014 at 3:26 pm

      Thank you Joyce! I appreciate you sharing your comments.

  2. February 15, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Thanks for this great info!! :)

    1. Savvy Lady
      March 5, 2014 at 5:22 pm

      Thank you!

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