Ebates is an awesome app and website that allows you to Earn Cash Back on your purchases!
At Ebates, they don’t ask you to fill out forms or earn points. In fact, earning Cash Back is as easy as 1-2-3:
Shop: First, start an Ebates Shopping Trip. To do this, simply be sure to click on any Ebates link to the store you’ll shop with before you make a purchase.
Validate: When you click an Ebates link, you’ll see a pop-up confirmation letting you know you’re ready to shop and earn Cash Back at that store.
Purchase: Complete your purchase as you normally would. This will also complete your Shopping Trip.
That’s all you have to do.
Once the store lets Ebates know that you’ve made a purchase, they add your Cash Back to your account and send you an email confirmation. It usually takes a little time for the store to let them know that your purchase was completed. Depending on the store, this can take from a few hours to several days. Then, every three months, Ebates sends you the Cash Back you’ve earned, in a Check or via PayPal.
I needed a new computer. I wanted a specific Dell – there were great online reviews but $900 was too expensive.
For Memorial Day Dell had an extra $50 off on top of the 20% off making it around $710, which was a great deal on its own. While I was thinking about the purchase, I looked at Ebates to see if they were running any specials.
They had a Memorial Day Hot Deal that certain stores, including Dell, were giving 15% cash back! I mean it when I say: its 1 - 30% cash back!!! They consistently have great offers that are not offered anywhere else, either online or in-stores.
I bought the computer because the extra 15% was approximately another $100 off the computer bringing total down to around $610! Now that is an example of real and easy savings!