Want extra cash back for shopping online? Ebates gives you just that. By opening an account, you’ll get access to cash back at over 2,000 stores.
Here’s how it works:
1. Open an Account
Click this referral link and sign up by email, Facebook or Google, and you’ll get a $10 signup bonus after making your first purchase of $25 or more (I’ll get a bonus too so thanks in advance!).
2. Install the Ebates Cash Back Button
With the Ebates Cash Back Button installed on your browser, you’ll get an automatic notification of cash back opportunities when you shop. Just click “Activate [_]% Cash Back” and you’re all set. Works for Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge.
Or if you’d rather not install the browser extension, simply visit Ebates.com when you shop and click on a store through their site. Ebates will then activate cash back at that store for you (if available).
3. Get Paid via PayPal
If your cash back balance is more than $5.01, you’ll get a cash payment to your PayPal account every three months.* In the alternative, you can have them mail you a check.
4. Start Referring Your Own Friends
The Ebates Refer-A-Friend program will pay you $5 for each friend that makes a purchase of $25 or more off of your referral. Pretty sweet right?
5. Is it Legit?
You bet. Ebates earns a commission for driving sales to various online stores. You simply get a cut of that commission.
That’s about it. A pretty straightforward cash back program with no strings attached. And that’s on top of any cash back that you’re already getting with a credit card.
*If your balance is less than $5.01, it’ll get carried over to your next payment. Note that the $10 sign up bonus doesn’t count toward the $5.01 minimum.