What is Ebates?They are are company/website/app that gives you cash back when you purchase items through their special, affiliate links. Their service works with many of the stores that you know and love! How does Ebates make money? From affiliate marketing; meaning that they get a cut from the stores you buy from because they sent you there. Ebates is free to use. They also give you a cut of what they make off of the affiliate sale, giving you cash back on your purchase!
How does Ebates work?
Pretty simple! You just need to make sure that before you buy, you go to Ebates.com (or Ebates app) first so that you can go to the store through their affiliate link (Shop Now buttons).
PRO TIP! Ebates has a browser extension for all major browsers that will show an Ebates button whenever you visit a website that Ebates works with. Be sure to download it on there website after you sign up! It will show a button that you can click to activate cash back and how much cash back you will get if you buy during this shopping session.
Is Ebates legit?YES!! I myself have made real money using Ebates. I’ve found that (of course) you won’t get rich; but if you like saving a few dollars on things you were going to buy anyway then this is for you. They can pay you via mailed check or PayPal. They only pay quarterly (bummer), but the money is real; no strings attached.
Here are some of my actual earnings:
They even offer a way to track your cash back if you don’t see it in your account balance. You just need the store, order number, etc. From my experience sometimes they can miss something I’ve brought; however, every time I submitted it for tracking, I still got the money.