Yesterday I received another Ebates “Big Fat Check” for ordering items online that I would be ordering anyway. It’s supposed to come on February 15 for purchases I’ve made in the previous quarter. I say “around,” because I discovered that, since I signed up to get my Ebates windfall deposited into my PayPal account instead of waiting for a paper check, I’ve started getting it early! Sweet!
I’ve been an Ebates member since last July of 2008, and since that time, I’ve been rebated several hundred dollars (yes, you read that correctly!) just by going through Ebates before I make my purchases. I try to spread the word because it physically pains me to see others making ordering decisions and not getting the most out of it. Seriously. Just like it makes me cringe to pay for something at full price.
My brother and other friends have gotten on the Ebates bandwagon, including my Dad, who now says he goes to Ebates first when he’s making an online purchase to see if his store is listed. Even my mom has recently seen the light and become a member of Ebates. She proudly told me Saturday that she’s already earned over $10! Plus, she got a $10 gift card to Target when she signed up and made her first qualifying purchase. See what I mean about FREE money?
If you haven’t already signed up for Ebates, and you do ANY amount of online purchasing, I highly recommend that you sign up. There are over 1200 online stores that will net you cash back at Ebates. Right now they’re offering to credit your Ebates account with $5 as a bonus for signing up. Best of all, when you refer your friends after you sign up, you will receive an additional $5 bonus when they make their first purchase of at least $25 through Ebates. Get started with Ebates here.
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P.S. If you’ve signed up for Ebates, remember to make your qualifying purchase of at least $25 in order to get your $10 gift card!