Tuesday, June 21, 2011

i'm going to give you $5...

Seriously.  Well, kind of...

It takes a lot for me to promote a site/service/etc., but my boyfriend got me started on Ebates, and I'm dangerously addicted.  It's an online shopping center that offers cash back on purchases from over 1000 online retailers - Sephora, Shutterfly, Urban Outfitters, Groupon and Target are a few that I've been shopping at lately.

I was skeptical at first.  Why would this company give me money just to link through their site when I'm shopping?  I read how they were making money off commissions from the retailers, blah blah blah, but I still wasn't 100% convinced.  I figured I'd give it a try.  I have nothing to lose and, if anything, possibly something to gain.

I got $5 for signing up and I could only get it after I made my first purchase, so I bought a wedding gift for a friend - something I was already planning on doing.  A few weeks later, I got this in the mail:


My first "Big Fat Check" from Ebates for $6.54, most of which was actually the $5.00 bonus I received for signing up.  It may have been small, but at least it was something.

After getting the check I started doing even more shopping online.  Why go to Duane Reade when I can go to Soap.com and get it for a better price and get cash back?

The only downfall is that they send checks quarterly.  But that gives you a lot of time to build up a big rebate...



If you already shop online at these stores, why not get a little back for it?  Something is better than nothing.

Click here to sign up and we'll both get $5!