I confess: I have a classic case of online shopaholic-itis. (Yes, it’s a real thing.) But thankfully last April I discovered this awesome Google Chrome extension that has literally changed. my. life. Or at least my online shopping game. For the past year, I have gotten cash back every single time I’ve shopped online, in addition to discovering amazing shopping deals without even trying. Since signing up with the free Ebates extension (which is also an App!) , I’ve already made over $90 cash back,” and the savings keep increasing! So what exactly is it, you ask? In short, Ebates helps you get usually between 2% and 15% cash back on basically anywhere you shop online. I.e. 2,000 stores and growing! And sometimes, it’s up to 40% cash back. Crazy!
Ebates works with a bunch of big-name brands like Nordstrom, Kohl’s, and Amazon, and even cool just-digital websites like Etsy and Threadless. Do you want to save big too? Waste no time and click the exclusive sign up button below now! Don’t worry. Ebates is completely free and super easy to use. [And did I mention you’ll get a $10 bonus if you spend $25 within the first 90 days? No? Well, now I have.]
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[& Get $10 with first purchase of $25 or more]
Okay, so maybe you want to wait before clicking that random green button? That’s fine. Sometimes I’m conscientious too. Maybe you want to be convinced further on why exactly this Google chrome extension and website will totally change the way you shop online. I get it. That’s why I’ve provided you a thorough review of my experience in this post. Read more below (and don’t worry, the chance to click that little green button will appear at the end of this post as well. 😉 ).
THE EBATES CASH BACK BUTTON
I first came across Ebates last April whilst scouring the blogosphere for ways to save money. I knew I had an online spending problem,. To prevent my bank account from completely depleting from id-induced-spending-crazes, I needed to find an easy way save online. Then, I found Ebates. The Holy Grail of Online Savings! The non-lethal-golden-touch that King Midas was looking for all along! The answer to all my shopaholic problems!
I signed up through a special link like the one in this post (and later earned my $10 Cash Back on my first purchase!), and dragged the special Ebates button into my Google Chrome browser menu for easy alerts each time I visited a site where Ebates is offered. The button is one of my favorite things about Ebates. While you can certainly visit the Ebates website to see new sales offered by their affiliates and compare cash-back offers, you don’t have to. Your little Ebates browser icon will simply glow green and alert you with a friendly little pop-up to tell you if cash back is offered and how much!
Of course, I definitely recommend visiting the site or app now and then, especially if planning holiday gifts. Or a Treat YoSelf day. Whatever. They are both easy navigated to find you ALL of the latest online sales and coupon codes for their affiliate stores. I also love that alongside all of the stores’ most recent coupons and deals, Ebates reminds you of the additional major cash back you’ll be getting. I’ve seen amazing things like 80% off Sale 10% cash back on your purchase at BIG retailers that would usually be way out of my price range.
In addition to the Chrome toolbar extension, you can also download the Ebates app directly to your phone for easy savings while shopping on mobile. The app is available for iPhone, iPad, and Android. The only difference here is in the mobile app’s case, you’ll have to open the app first. After that, you must search for your store and click-through to ensure your savings get applied to your mobile purchase. I much prefer using my desktop to shop online for this reason. Honestly, it’s probably for the best. If I knew I could save money while just shopping through the convenience of my cell phone, I’d probably not make rent every month. Just saying. #ConfessionsOfAShopaholic
But–uh-oh, Ebates! What have you done?
NOW IN-STORE SHOPPING ENABLED
Are you ready for something even MORE awesome? Ebates has figured out how to get you the same extra cash back in-store. That’s right, in-store shoppers, you can have your moment in the sun now too. It’s as simple as adding your credit or debit card info into your secure account, searching their website for current in-store offers, and linking the offers you like directly to your card. You can even add new offers to your cards when you are actually in the store. So long as you pay with the linked card at check out, cash back will be headed your way soon in the form of a “Big Fat Check” from Ebates.
ALSO NEW: AN EBATES CASH REWARD CARD?
Ebates has come up with a new way to help you save, and it seems pretty darn cool. While I personally have not tried this Ebates Easter Egg, I’m definitely interested. If anyone does try it, please let me know in the comments! From what I can tell, this Visa Credit Card, which also works with Apple Pay, provides you:
- An extra 3% cash back (on TOP of all of the normal cash back you usually get with Ebates)
- 1% Cash back wherever you can use your Visa card
- A $10 bonus with your first purchase.
HOW PAYMENT WORKS
All of your Ebates connected purchases are tracked through your “My Account” page on your profile. Ebates’ customer service is wonderful and will help you figure out any potential issues. (That being said, I personally have never experienced an issue with my account!) You are paid your cash back every quarter in the form of a “Big Fat Check” or through your connected Paypal account. I personally prefer Paypal–instantaneous, and no chance of a letter getting lost in the mail. Plus, it’s kind of fun when I see a new unexpected payment of over $30 in my account four times a year.
So, have I convinced you that Ebates is everything your little consumerist heart has ever dreamed of? If so, click the little green button below to sign up through my exclusive link. You’ll earn $10 after your first $25 purchase and save like you’ve never saved before!
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And if you’re looking for other amazing ways to save money, check out my review of Qapital, a banking app that majorly changed my savings game.