How To Use Ebates!

I get questions about Ebates quite a bit so I thought that I would share with you how it works.  The questions are, “How do you get your cash back from Ebates?”  “Does Ebates give you a credit to something?” “Do I have to choose from a list of prizes?” “Do I have to submit a rebate form”.

Well let me show you how it works from my own example.  Do you remember the Old Navy/Piperlime orders some of you, including me, jumped on earlier in the week?  Well, look at what was in my email.  A thank you from Ebates and my $4.62 credit already hit my Ebates account. $4.62 for doing nothing more then clicking a link.  That’s it, that’s all I did.  First I went to Ebates (I am already registered so if you are not, you will have to register first), searched Old Navy, clicked “Shop Now”, placed an order with Old Navy and bam, $4.62 is in my account 48 hours later.  No rebate forms to fill out.  Nothing.  Just a click.

Now how do I get my money?  The money sits in my Ebates account and every quarter they  deposit the cash into your paypal account.  Or you can choose to have a check sent to you.  But it’s cash, not a credit and you don’t have to choose something from a list of prizes.  It’s just cash.  Regular cash.

So, if you are going to buy something online, you must check these cash back sites first.  Not only do they offer discount codes and free shipping codes, but you get a percentage of the transaction back.  Why buy something without going through Ebates or Shop at Home first?  Seriously, it’s like free money.  Not doing it is almost like buying toothpaste without a coupon.  Who does that?!

So, next time you are buying something online, be sure to check Ebates or Shop at Home for their cash back rates for the site you will be shopping on.

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  • natalie

    thank you! i have been holding off using it because i didnt understand and didnt really have time to scan their page for an explanation. i love LRWC!!

  • Debi

    I plan on signing up before Christmas shopping commeneces since I do a lot online. So what’s in it for them though? My email address and a record of my shopping habits?

    • Cindy

      Well, you can send them an email and ask but my guess is that they have worked out a financial arrangement where they a get a portion of the sales we place so giving us back part of that portion they get to entice us to use it. That is only a guess on my part so if you have a question, definitely send them an email.

  • Debi

    That sounds likely. Thanks. Thanks for your website too! I’m learning so much!

  • Anonymous

    How do you choose for them to deposit the cash into your paypal account?

    • Cindy

      On the right of the Ebates site it say “Cash Back Method”. Click there and you can choose check or paypal.

  • Lisa

    I wish I read this yesterday. I ordered a computer from Dell. : ( next time! Thanks for sharing.

  • Andrea Boylan

    And folks I can personally say that Ebates does actually follow through on their sweepstakes & prizes offered! Yesterday I received an Ipod in the mail, not only did I really get it, but it came in about 3 weeks from when I won!! I love Ebates!!

  • MARY

    I have a question re: ebates. Did anyone ever notice that the correct amount isn’t always given back. It happened to me 2x, but I have still been shopping thru ebates. It was corrected rather quickly the 1st time.

    My entire order came from Staples & only gave me credit for $4.99 of it. I emailed them & am still waiting for reply.

  • Mary Beth

    My niece just sent me to this site two weeks ago and I can’t tell you how much money I saved. I just started using the EBATES links for Black Friday as I was sick and could not get out. I stayed home, saved time and gas money, and have over $20 in ebate money from the Kohls shopping I did. I love Kohls but I dread the lines on Black Friday. I couldn’t figure out how ebate’s gave me my money from their site so I’m glad you explained it. I love this site