Ebates Cash Back 101: Maximize Your Online Savings with Coupons, Promotions, & Cash Back

by Alecia on August 2, 2012

Sometimes on this blog, we talk about getting “cash back” from an awesome company called Ebates!  It has been awhile since I last did a post breaking down what this means and how it works.  I just want to make sure that all of you are getting the maximum savings from all of your online purchases – and that absolutely includes cash back from Ebates!!

About Ebates –

You can shop through Ebates, and earn up to 25% cash back at your favorite stores. How? Stores pay them a fee when you shop. They then share the fee directly with you – it’s just that simple.

Incredible deals don’t end with cash back. They hunt down cut-rate coupons and exclusive offers plus amazing deals on hot products. Unlike any other savings site on the internet, you can layer the deals. Save big by using coupons and getting cash back at the same time! With deal layering, you really stack up the savings.

Best of all, they never charge a membership fee or require mail-in rebate forms. They just send you your cash, no strings attached.

How to join – 

You can join for free simply by entering your email address. Of course, they’ll need your address so they can contact you when you have earned cash back. You can start shopping and earning cash back immediately upon signing up!

How to earn cash back –

When you want to shop at a store online, visit Ebates.com, find the store you want to shop at, and click on the “Shop Now” button! You’ll be immediately redirected to that store’s online website where you can shop as usual. When you checkout, you’ll receive a portion of your total purchase credited towards your cash back total from Ebates! Easier than pie.

Purchases you make at participating Ebates stores are only credited if you start your shopping session at Ebates.com or another Ebates service (like the Ebates toolbar) and click to a store via an Ebates link. This creates a “tracking ticket” and allows Ebates to prove that your shopping experience started with them.  So be sure to always start your shopping adventures at Ebates.

You must click through an Ebates link every time you shop at a store site. If you use multiple windows on your browser, the window in which you shop at the store must have come from an Ebates link. Also, while virtually all product purchases at the stores are eligible for cash back, there are a limited number of products that do not qualify for cash back.

We’ve been members of Ebates for a few years now & always use them when shopping online.  I have never had an issue with receiving the money I’ve earned or getting credit for the stores I have shopped at!  So far, we’ve earned over $300 in cash back since we joined!!! Not bad when you consider this is EXTRA money back for regular online shopping transactions!

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