You know that feeling when you learn about a great product or service. You’re so excited about it. Use it. Tell all your friends about it. And then get busy and completely forget about.
Yeah, it happens to us all. I am definitely guilty of this. Repeat offender, actually.
But sometimes you get lucky and rediscover that thing you forgot about and it is like reconnecting with an old friend!
Well, that is recently what happened with me and Ebates.
How Does It Work?
Ebates is a website that you should go to every time you shop online. It’s a landing page that gives you coupons and discounts from basically every online store. Click the store you want to shop at and it will redirect you to that site. Then, you just shop like normal and after you check out you will get a notification of your cash back. Most stores always offer between 1-3% cash back but they can be much higher. I’ve seen up to 20%! And every day they have double-cash back specials on select stores.
Once a quarter, Ebates will either mail you a check or deposit it to your PayPal account. That’s money you’re getting back on something you wanted to buy anyway. Like a rebate that you don’t actually have to mail in. Because really, who ever goes home and actually mails those things in?
I was using it religiously a couple of years ago and then one day I just kind of forgot about it. Now I’m kicking myself at all that money I wasted!
You don’t have to make that same mistake though. When I rediscovered Ebates I found out that now they have a browser plugin that stays’s active all the time. If I go to a retailers website that offers cash back, the plugin will give me a little pop-up that I can click “Activate” and it’s just like I had gone through Ebates to begin with!
I just learned today that they also have an app that has special app only discounts.
So, if you haven’t already, go sign up and start getting that cash back today!