Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Adventure in Life: Are You An On-line Shopper?

I have a confession...
I much prefer shopping on-line to shopping in a store.
(Am I the only one?!) 
I'm not a huge fan of stores, or malls. To many people. Waiting in lines. I am just not a fan...
Perfect example of this: 
This year I only purchased 2 of the Christmas gifts we gave, in person, at a store. The rest of the gifts we gave were purchased on-line. 
Just before Christmas a friend told me about a perfect website for me. It's called Ebates. Have you heard of it? I've been using it for a few months now, and I wish I had heard of Ebates a long time ago! 

Sound interesting? 

Here are the basics:
*If you are going to order something on line, make one quick stop first at www.ebates.com and see if the store you are going to purchase from is an Ebates store. (FYI: I have yet to find a store that is not on Ebates. Even Amazon is an Ebates store!)

*Click on to the store website via the Ebates page and then just shop like normal. 

*When you make your online purchase, a percent of your total will be added to your cash back reward account on Ebates. Different stores offer different percents back. Gap = 2% back, Kohl's = 6% back, Land's End = 6% back, Ulta = 4% back...you will just have to check out the list at Ebates

*4 times a year you will get a check in the mail with your cash back reward. And guess what. YOU REALLY GET A CHECK! I just got my first check yesterday!

Like I said, I just started using Ebates, so my check is just a small one, but my next one will be bigger because I've ordered a few different items in the last few week. 

Now, there is one other way you can earn cash back rewards - telling other people about Ebates! For each of your friends who signs up for an Ebates account, you will get $5! So if you enjoy shopping on line, and you want to help me earn $5, please click on the link below and sign up!

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

(Even though this totally reads like a sponsored post, it's not. I just wanted to share with my fellow on-line shoppers a way to earn money back with a few clicks of the mouse.)

7 comments:

  1. Oh, goodness, there's no other way to shop outside of online. It's the best and 80% of my Christmas shopping was done online and 60% of my shopping is always done online and I do have an Ebates acccount. Happy Valentine's!

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  2. I've always heard about it but always forget to use it... I'm a HUGE online shopper too.

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  3. I have an account but have yet to actually use it!

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  4. I'm actually the opposite--I love malls and I don't buy clothes online because I don't know how well they'll fit! I've heard of Ebates before and it definitely makes sense if you prefer to shop online anyway!

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  5. I heard about ebates years ago but have never tried it. For some reason it makes me nervous that they track shopping, like can they steal more info?! Clearly I'm a paranoid person lol.

    I shop online all the time though and could've probably made some decent money through this program!

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  6. It's awesome, isn't it? You can even book travel through it-- we just booked our trip to the Grand Canyon, hotels and car rental, using it, and made back $7 bucks. I mean... every little helps, right? :)

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