Posted: February 9, 2017
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Part of the ABC’s of Couponing Guide

How To Get Cash Back Shopping

What is Ebates?

Ebates is a FREE website which rewards you with CASH for clicking on their links to go to other shopping sites – you only get cash back if you make a purchase though!

How do you use Ebates?

Ebates is super easy to use! First sign up for Ebates. They often offer incentives for new sign ups.  For example, sometimes they offer a FREE $10 Gift Card.

To qualify for a referral bonus, a Member must refer a new Member who establishes his or her own Active Account and makes his or her own minimum qualifying purchases totaling at least twenty-five dollars ($25.00) within the first ninety (90) days of becoming a Member.  If you shop online, it’s easy to get the referral bonus.

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You can always click on your name in the upper right to see a drop down menu with options and your pending cash back

How do you get paid with Ebates?

Simple, you can click on your name in the upper right and choose Account setting on the drop down menu.   You can choose a check or PayPal. I always choose PayPal.

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How do you use Ebates to get cash back on purchases?

When you are shopping online and see something you want to buy, say from Walmart.com, you will head on over to Ebates and login. Then search for “walmart” and when it pulls up, click on “shop now.”  It will re-direct you to the Walmart page, where you can find the item you want to purchase and buy it on Walmart’s website.

Because you went to Walmart through Ebates, you will earn a certain % of your purchase back. The % that is earned varies depending on the online store you are purchasing items from, and can range from 1%-25%. Most cash back rewards are credited to your Ebates account within 48 hours of the purchase.

You can track your purchases by clicking on your name (upper right) and using the drop down menu to choose Cash Back Balance:

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When you make a purchase via the Ebates link, Ebates gets a commission from the store(s). Instead of keeping that money, Ebates shares it with you in the form of a quarterly cash back payment.

Every 3 months, Ebates sends you a cash back payment (ore deposits money into your Paypal account) for purchases posted during the previous quarter based on the schedule below.  If you’ve earned less than $5.01 cash back, they’ll carry over your money to the next check.

Here’s some of my favorite stores to shop at Ebates at:

  • Old Navy/Gap: 2%
  • Disney: 3%
  • Kmart: 1%
  • Walgreens: 7%
  • Walmart: 1%
  • Sears: 1%
  • Toys R Us: 1%
  • Kohl’s: 3%
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