It always amazes me when someone shops online, and tells me they never heard ofÂ Ebates.Â Â With Ebates, you earn a percentage of what you spend online back as a check or via paypal.Â So for example, when you want to make a purchase at say a store like Ulta, you log on to Ebates first, and then select your store â€“ so in this case, youâ€™d click on Ulta.Â Stores vary in how much of a percentage you get back and given thatÂ itÂ is back to school season, the percentages at these retail stores are a little bit higher.Â For example, Kohl’s right now is 6%.
I did a little online shopping the other day at Macy’s for a wedding, and spent $109.96. Â I got cash back though – $6.59 thanks for a 5% cash back award. Â Even better, I learned the other day that some travel sites are associated with Ebates. Â My boyfriend and I booked an $800+ vacation on Orbitz, and got $20 back – not too bad – just from clicking to Orbitz through Ebates.
In addition to getting cash back, Ebates also has a list of promotions and coupon codes on their Web site â€“ so no having to bounce around different sites to find a promo code for free shipping. Â If your online shopping, Ebates is always my first-stop shop and since joining in 2010, I’ve gotten $101.20 back.
What are your online shopping tricks? Share them with us â€“ and make sure to check outÂ Ebates!