There is a major advantage to shopping online, and it comes in the form of cash back! Many people don’t know about this perk, but is worth looking into because you can score up to 40 percent back on your purchases.


While I still shop at brick and mortar stores from time to time, I do a LOT of shopping on the Internet. I made the change about a year ago, when I signed up for Ebates.

You may be wondering about my results. In just one month alone, I’ve made about $30 simply by purchasing items that I needed for my household. For example, we were headed to the beach, so I purchased a book to read on Amazon. My son’s birthday was coming up, so I had copies to pick up from Staples. I also made purchases on Groupon, Harry & David, and GoDaddy.

Before shopping, however, I navigated my browser over to Ebates. It may be hard to remember at first, but once you get in the habit, taking this step is very easy.

It does not cost any money to sign up for Ebates.

You simply go to the website and look for the “join now” button, which is located near the top of the page. Once you click, there are a few things that will happen next.

First, they ask you to create a user name and password. After that, they ask who referred you to the site. The form is really painless to fill out. And, once you are finished, you are ready to start earning cash back for the things you buy online.

Start using the program as soon as possible. There is no point in signing up, only to forget about it a week or two later. If you have trouble remembering, simply keep one of your browser windows opened to the site, so you have a visual cue when shopping. Do not buy anything without first going to Ebates and looking for the store you plan to purchase from. Before you know it, you’ll start get cash back!

There is also another step you can take to ensure that you don’t miss getting any of the cash back that you are entitled to. You can add the “cash back button” to your toolbar! It doesn’t cost any money, and it helps with the process.


When you earn money, you can receive it in one of two ways. You can choose to get payment through PayPal. You can also choose to have a check sent to you. I personally like the PayPal option. It’s quick and it’s easy for me to access the money when I need it.

Get started earning cash back today!