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No, this isn’t a get rich quick scheme, but I guess it could be, it depends how much you order goods online.
From time to time I will pass along deals that I find and personally use to help me either save money or even make money with little to no effort.
If you haven’t heard of eBates, it’s a pass through/referral website that you use to find many of your favorite online vendors.
For instance, if I want to order something from Home Depot’s website, I simply log into my account on eBates (which is free to sign-up), type Home Depot in the search field, then click on the Home Depot link which will bring up a screen where you click on the “Shop Now” button. You will then be redirected to the Home Depot website where you just shop as usual. From here on, it’s a seamless transacation, your eBates cash back percentage is automatically calculated and added to your eBates account. Every 3 months, eBates will send you what they call “a big fat check” as long as you have a credit over $5.00, if not it carries over to the next pay period.
Since 2001, which is when I first signed up, I’ve earned well over $500 just by going through the eBates website first, and a friend of mine, who signed up after me, has earned over $1,200. Not too shabby for free money, and it is literally free money, because you don’t pay anything to eBates.
It’s unfortunate that Amazon.com, which is a place that I order most of my stuff from, doesn’t have a bigger participation via the eBates website, they only just recently participated, but it’s mostly for clothes, shoes and beauty products, nothing that I usually purchase through Amazon. But you are likely to find some of your other favorite online retailers.
Here’s just a small fraction of of the online retailers you will find on the eBates site:
Home Deport, Groupon, Lowes, Macy’s, The Body Shop, Alamo Rent a Car, HSN, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bath & Body Works, Staples, K Mart, Verizon, Adobe, JC Penny, Office Depot, to name a few and there are hundreds more!
The percentage you get back varies from store to store, but you can get anywhere from 1.0 percent to 25 percent cash back.
If you’re interested in giving it a try, just click on the link below or on the screen capture of the eBates home page above, and start getting cash back! Note: Get $25 for the 1st friend ever referred. Earn $5 for every new member after that. Refer 5 new friends and eBates will add a $50 bonus in your Ebates account!*
*People you referred to Ebates.com who signed up and made qualifying purchases totaling $25.00 or more. You earn referral payments for every Qualified New Member you refer.
In case you’re interested. Amazon.com is having another one of it’s 100 albums for $5 each sale again, that’s about 1/2 off of what they usually cost. There are some newer albums and older ones too. Granted, you’re not going to find today’s top vocalists, but if you want to add to your audio collection, you just might find something here. Just click on the following link to go directly to the album site: 100 Albums for $5 each
Party with them at Beverly & Rampart location.
65 cent anniversary combo!
Sunday, May 15, 2011
11am – 10pm
Click here for more details on their Facebook page.
See my original post on Tommy’s here: http://yesteryearremembered.com/?p=37
Ok, I know, I’m scraping the bottom of the barrel with this post, but whose blog is it anyway. Plus, it can’t be too obscure a post since wikipedia.com has a page devoted to them. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diagonal_pliers
In elementary school there was a kid I knew that needed some money, so he asked me if I wanted to buy a pair of small diagonal cutters (wire cutters). I said sure! He sold them to me for a whopping 50 cents. I’m not sure how much that would have translated to today, but it seemed reasonable to me, so I bought them.
Now, it didn’t even occur to me back then that he could have stolen the cutters from his father’s tool box, or something like that, after all, what’s an 8-10 year old kid doing with diagonal cutters. Hmm, now that I think of it, what was I going to do with them.
To date, I think this was my best and most practical purchase ever, “Best”, because I still own the cutters, so I definitely got well over my 50 cents worth of use out of them and “Practical”, because I still use them to this day, as they are my favorite diagonal cutters in my tool box.