I’ve decided to let y’all in on a little secret. To some, this might not be new information, but to others, I am going to rock your world.
Did you know that you can actually MAKE money from shopping online? Or at least spend less because you’ll receive a portion of your spending back. I mean, if there’s a way for me to get what I need without having to drive to the store, find a parking spot, walk through the rain to get inside (because let’s fact it, it pretty much rains every day down here in Florida), search for what I need, stand in line to give the store my money, push a million confirmation buttons on the credit card machine, hike back to the car in the rain or 100-degree heat, dig my keys out of the bottom of my purse, and try not to hit a person or a car zooming through the parking lot as I back up, AND take advantage of coupon codes AND get money back, count. me. IN!
My friends, I proudly introduce to you … Ebates.
Ebates is the leader of online cash back shopping which pays members cash back every time they shop online, as well as provides them with the best coupons and deals online. It’s pretty much an affiliate program with instant benefits. Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Search Ebates.com for the store you’re looking for, or browse to scope out who’s offering the best incentives.
Step 2: Click on your desired shop, then click on the “Shop Now” button. Ebates will direct you to their website through a unique URL which is linked to your account.
Step 3: Shop online as you usually would, and checkout as normal.
Step 4: Soon after, you will receive an email from Ebates telling you how much you earned from your shopping spree.
Step 5: You can view your Pending Cash Back in your account, and Ebates will mail you a Big Fat Check with that total once a quarter!
There are no gimmicks, scams, tricks, catches … it’s seriously that easy! I’ve gotten two Big Fat Checks this year and am ready for my third. I currently have a little over $25 pending, but my co-worker has almost $300! (He bought a TV and a table. Apparently it really comes in handy buying those big-ticket items through Ebates!)
Ordering makeup? Sephora and Ulta offer cash back. Looking for new clothes? Nordstrom, Target, Neiman Marcus, Macy’s and hundreds of other brands offer cash back. Sending someone flowers? Make them even more amazing by earning cash back from 1-800-Flowers or From You Flowers. Buying for baby? Carter’s, the Disney Store, Babies R Us, and Toys R Us offer cash back. Looking for new electronics? See how much cash back you can earn from Best Buy, Wal-Mart or HP. Shoot, even CostCo, Sam’s Club, Groupon and Living Social offer cash back.
I don’t do ANY online shopping without checking Ebates first to see if that store is offering cash back, even if it’s only 1%. Every cent adds up, people! (And I can’t lie … I do a little happy dance every time the store that I need something from is offering 10+% cash back, Hoorah!)
So all you fashionistas, beauty lovers, trend setters, techies, mommies, penny pinchers and shopaholics, go sign up now and start filling up your gas tank for free! Just click this little link right here, create an account, and click away.
P.s. They are also running a contest right now, awarding one person $50,000. Members receive one entry for each person that signs up through his/her referral link, so please, please, please sign up using my link so I have a shot at winning! These student loan bills are drowning me. If I win I promise to do some sort of cash giveaway on here :).