I’ve received emails lately asking about Ebates and how to earn money for shopping, so I figured a post about Ebates was in order.
First, go HERE to sign up for Ebates. You’ll earn a $5 credit just for signing up!
The next time you want to shop online, login to your Ebates account. For example, if I want to place an order for Christmas cards at the Kodak Gallery website, I just login to my Ebates account. In the search field at the top, I would type in Kodak Gallery. I find the right website and click SHOP NOW. It then takes me to the Kodak Gallery website. You’ll see a “tracking ticket” screen pop up before you go to the other website.
Now that I’m at the Kodak Gallery website, I go through and place my order as normal. Within a few days, I’ll get an email from Ebates telling me how much cashback I’ll be receiveing into my account. Kodak Gallery gives you 20% cashback right now, so if I made a $100 purchase, I’ll get $20 put into my Ebates account.
The money sits in your Ebates account and every quarter you’ll get a “Big Fat Check” or a paypal payment of your accumulated amount.
The key to Ebates is to remember to sign into Ebates before you checkout at other sites, so you get your cashback. There are TONS of sites that offer cashback through Ebates, so I’m sure if you shop online, you’ll find a site that you can get cashback on. Some of the sites are Walmart.com, Target.com, Sears.com, Gap.com, Vistaprint.com, Ebay.com, and many MANY others.
If you have any more questions, please let me know and I’ll answer them as best as I can. You won’t regret signing up, you’ll just wish you had signed up earlier!
I recently signed up and am a new user of ebates. I have noticed that amazon is not listed. Am I not looking correctly or do they not participate?
Mommy Octopus says
Nope, sorry Amazon doesn’t participate with any cashback programs that I am aware of. I wish they did!