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.