How to Use Ebates.com

Ebates is a money-saving website for online shoppers. If you regularly buy goods from various websites, you could save money for those very same purchases by shopping through Ebates. For qualifying purchases, participating retailers offer a percentage your purchase price back to you through the Ebates program. While you won’t come out ahead if you use this as an excuse to buy things you don’t need, you will get perks by using the program for shopping you would have done regardless.

Sign up for an Ebates account or log in if you have one already.

Use the “Select a Store” box on the left-hand side of the page to find the store you want to shop at. If you have a particular item in mind rather than a store, use the categories listing on the left to find a retailer for your purchase.

Click the “Shop Now” button next to the store you want to shop at. You will be redirected to the store’s website. Make your purchases as normal.

Browse the highlighted offers on the main page for additional deals. Free shipping, discounts and coupons are among the offers you will frequently find through Ebates.

Track your cash back earnings to know when you can expect your payments. You will not receive payment until your earnings are more than $5.01. All balances under this amount will roll over to the next pay period. Payments are sent via check or PayPal on the 15th of May, August, November and February.

Tips

  • Before making any purchase online, check to see whether you can earn cash back from that retailer by shopping through Ebates. For the greatest earnings, compare retailers with similar products and buy from the one who offers the highest percentage in cash back. Refer friends to Ebates for even greater earnings and rewards.