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Ebates Offers Extra Savings While Shopping Online

jpnmo By jpnmo on
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If you shop online and aren't using ebates.com, you're missing out on a chance to save money. Ebates is a cash back site that gives you back a percentage of your online purchase price. They offer discount coupons, free shipping or automatic percentage discounts at over 1200 online businesses.

Shopping Categories

Appliances & Hardware

Baby & Kids

Books & Magazines

Business & Office


Cellular Phones



Electronics & Photo

Flowers & Gifts

Food & Wine

Games & Toys

Gift Cards

Health & Beauty

Shoes & Accessories

Travel & Vacations

I've used ebates for a few recent purchases and have received $28.72 back so far. By doing so, I have found some excellent deals.

For payment, you can choose check or Paypal. If you prefer, you can designate your cash to go to a friend or charity.

How it Works

Ebates receives commissions from the affiliated businesses for sending customers their way. Not only is it free to join, but they now offer a $5.00 or $10.00 gift card to one of 5 stores as a bonus for joining.

Using ebates is quick and easy. Just sign up to become a member, then start shopping. If you have a particular store in mind, you can search ebate's massive list by category or search engine, or you may prefer to browse the entire list alphabetically. Once you find the company name, you will see how much their reward is for that day. Simply link to their website by clicking on the ebates link and it will automatically take you to the website you chose. There is nothing more for you to do, other than make your purchase. Ebates keeps track of the purchases you make through their website. It is crucial that you link through ebates, not the store website. You will be be directed to their website automatically.


Every company offers their own discount, either in cash back or coupons for discounts. Here is a sample of what you can find through ebates.com:

Celebrate Express: Regular discount 7.5%, plus double bonus = 13%

Disney Store: Regular discount 5% back, plus bonus of extra 2%

Netflix: $8.00 cash back

Comfort Inn: 5% coupons and cash back

ebay: 1% - 3% coupons and cash back

Famous Footwear: 9% coupons and cash back

FedEx Office: 3.5% coupons and cash back

FTD: 16% coupons and cash back

Groupon: 3% coupons and cash back

Hotels.com: 3.5% coupons and cash back

Lowe's: 2% coupons and cash back

Petco: 6% coupons and cash back

Southwest Airlines Vacations: 3% coupons and cash back

This list only scratches the surface of what is available. The deals change often and there are featured stores, featured coupons and deals of the week. Besides the search you can do on your own, ebates will suggest deals according to what you may have searched for, or purchased in the past. For example, one of the offers I have on my account page is for Snapfish. It has a discount code for 20% off, plus 6.5% back in cash bonus.

Another bonus for using ebates is their referral program. You'll earn $10.00 for each new customer you refer who makes a purchase.

With the economy as it is today, we are all looking for ways to cut costs any way we can. If you're an online shopper, you can often save money simply by linking to your favorite websites through ebates.com. My experiences have been excellent and I highly recommend it.