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Holiday shopping season is right around the corner (or maybe you even started already!), so why not make money while you spend it on gifts? Last year, I signed up for Ebates and committed to using it when doing my online shopping. I try to shop locally as much as possible, but there are things I order online like shoes for the boys and certain toys. For those items, I’ve made $134.78 this year– for things I was going to buy anyway!
How to Sign up for Ebates
Click HERE to sign up for Ebates and start saving! Once you register and make your first purchase of $25 or more, you’ll get $10 deposited into your Ebates account! After you create your account, I recommend installing the Ebates browser extension, because it will alert you when you are on a site that offers Ebates.
Install the Ebates Browser Extension
I recommend installing the Ebates browser extension for the Chrome browser. Follow the instructions in the link and you will see a little Ebates icon in the top right-hand corner of your bookmark bar in Chrome. While the extension is just for Chrome, Ebates works with the following browsers
- Internet Explorer (IE), version 11+
- Firefox, versions 15+
- Chrome, versions 21+
- Safari, versions 6+
- Edge, all versions
Here’s what the alert looks like when you are shopping at a site that supports Ebates. You can also check out the Ebates home page to find out about daily deals and special promo codes you can use. Occasionally (especially around the holidays), retailers will temporarily increase the percentage of your purchase you will get in cash back.
Refer Your Friends and Earn More from Ebates!
Another bonus from using Ebates is that you can share your referral link and get paid when they sign up for Ebates! You will get $25 when they make their first qualifying purchase, and they will get $10 added to their cashback balance. Ebates issues checks quarterly, and you can check your cash back balance anytime by logging into your account.
Don’t forget to check the list of Double Cash Back Stores and Hot Deals tabs on the home screen for extra savings!