Combat Rising Prices with eBates.comNick Throlson
Many credit cards have eliminated their popular cash back and bonus offers, but consumers can still get cash back when they shop using Ebates.com. The site’s premise is simple – give members cash back when they shop through the website. Ebates.com also offers a gift card bonus when individuals sign up.
The site is currently celebrating its 12th anniversary and giving members 12 percent cash back on selected offers. Philosophy brand gift bags will also be awarded to four of its Facebook fans.
Ebates.com works with a network of 1,200 stores to provide members with cash back when they begin their shopping at the site. Merchants in the network pay Ebates.com a commission when members access their online business sites via Ebates.com. The Ebates.com site passes a portion of that fee on to members.
The site’s members have already earned a collective total of over $55,000,000. Payouts are credited directly to members’ PayPal accounts and checks are mailed every three months. Those earning $5 or less will have their totals carried over into the next pay period. There are no forms to mail in, points to redeem or fees.
Stores in the network encompass such money saving favorites as K-Mart, Target, Old Navy and JC Penny, along with the GAP, eBay and Groupon. Cash back amounts are also available for those who shop at stores such as Sears, QVC, Nordstrom and Lancôme. Members can save on everything from gifts and clothing, travel and vacations, hardware, jewelry, and music and movies. Offers are available for stores in the U.S. and Canada.
Some offers allow members to save when they make minimum purchases, while other companies provide printable coupons that can be used for a percentage off any purchase. Most of the offers are available for online purchases only, but some businesses allow coupons to be used in-store for added convenience.
Members can take advantage of a daily double feature that earns shoppers double cash back. EBates.com offers members incentives for referrals. Anyone who refers 50 friends will win an iPad2.
Everyone has to shop for something and Ebates provides members with the means to be paid for doing it. Members aren’t going to get rich using Ebates.com, but the site does offer a way for members to combat the increasing prices of goods they use and shop for every day.
Fans can follow eBates.com on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ebatesshopping and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/Ebates. For more information, visit the website at http://www.ebates.com/help/topquestions.htm.