Do you love shopping online sites? Yes, so do I. Did you know you can make money from home and earn extra cash by shopping online stores? WOW! Wouldn’t this be nice! Here’s what I do to get extra cash in my pocket. My little secret is Ebates. But what is Ebates and how does it work? Is it hard to set up? Let me tell you how to use Ebates to make money shopping online sites right from home.
Ebates started in 1999 and connects online stores with customers. Stores pay Ebates a commission for sending customers to their websites to make purchases. Ebates shares that commission with their members. It’s really that simple!
How Does Ebates Work?
First, you will want to sign up for a FREE Ebates account. By clicking on my referral link you will receive $10 after spending your first $25. (Read on to find out how you can share your referral link to your friends and earn $25 each time).
Second, you will want to add the Ebates Cash Back Button to your computer or electronic device. I added the Ebates browser extension for Chrome on my computer. This button makes shopping Ebate stores so easy. It even automatically applies coupons to your orders!
You are NOW ready to start shopping.
You can go to the Ebates home page and choose from over 2000 stores.
The browser extension button eliminates the step of having to visit the Ebates website each time you want to shop. If you already have you favorite stores bookmarked on your computer, just go to their website.
For me, I frequently shop Avon online so I go to the website and click on the Ebates icon in my browser. When it is green, I know I will be getting an Ebates cash reward. Purchase like you normally would. There are no points, no forms and no fees to worry about.
How to Use Ebates
Here’s some easy steps for shopping with Ebates.
Go to Ebates.com and click on the store’s shop now button to activate cash back at their site.
OR go to the store’s website and click on the Ebates extension button to make it green.
Shop the store like normal.
After you made a purchase, you’ll get an email confirming cash back has been added to your account.
Ebates Tips to Saving Money
You can find the best daily deals from the stores right from the Ebates home page.
Here are a few Avon daily deals showing on the Ebates site as of today.
Whenever I shop Avon, I first check out the latest Avon catalog to find the best sales for current campaign. Then I go to the representative’s Avon online store to put in my order. Remember to click on the Ebates icon in your browser to activate your cash back.
How to Save Money with Ebates
Double Cash Back
You will find daily deals at featured stores. Check the Double Cash Back Stores tab. Special increased cash back percentages are shown here.
With over 2000 merchants the deals are unending! Take advantage of the coupons, discounts and promo codes from these online merchants that are open 24/7.
Ebates Hot Deals
Under the Ebates Hot Deals tab you will find the hottest coupon codes of the day! Clipping coupons is no longer needed. Just jump on over to the Ebates site to find amazing online deals of the day.
Ebates Referral Program
Another great perk that Ebates gives their users is the Ebates Referral Program. For every friend you invite to Ebates, you have the opportunity to earn $25. This is one of the best referral programs I’ve seen.
When your new referral spends $25 at Ebates, they’ll get $10 and you will receive the $25.