Showing posts from December, 2014

Ebates: Earn Cash Back for Shopping Online - Fact or Fiction?

Over the past year, I've heard so many people on YouTube talk about Ebates and have seen several TV commercials recently for it as well.  While it sounds great to be able to "earn cash back just for shopping online", frankly, it sounded too good to be true.  

About 2 months ago, a friend from church that knows I love to shop online, asked me if I'd ever heard of Ebates.  She had joined and was quite pleased with it and thought I might find it very rewarding too.  So I joined to check it out firsthand and see what all the fuss was about....

What is Ebates and how does it work?

It's like an online "portal" that you use to access over 1500 merchants' websites (i.e., Sephora, Ulta, Target, Macy's, Nordstrom, Vitacost, Walmart, etc.).  By using the Ebates "portal", you earn cash back based on the amount of the purchase you make with a merchant. The cash back percentage varies by merchant (anywhere from 1.5% to 15%+). Ebates also tracks all of …