CLEVELAND -- Today's website is clearly one I absolutely cannot live without.
As usual, if you've already heard of it or you just want more deals, I'll be sending them out after the show. CLICK HERE
Imagine getting up to 30% cash back from your favorite stores for the purchase you're already making. The best part is: You barely have to do anything.
CLICK HERE and create a free account. Just for joining (and completing an order), you get $5.
Ebates will then track your purchases and give you cash back at your favorite stores like JC Penney, Walmart, Target... you name it.
This week alone I got 10% back for a purchase I made for my fiancée at Banana Republic, 15% cash back on a restaurant.com gift certificate and a whopping 20% cash back from Snapfish on a photo order.
Ebates will pay you at different intervals during the year. I've made well over $600 this year. They have more than 1,200 stores that participate and most of them major retailers. (Amazon unfortunately does not participate as they have many reseller partners which complicates this program).
So what's the catch? There really isn't one. Ebates makes a commission off the purchases you make linking through their website. In exchange for your membership, they pay you back some of that commission.
Ebates has received rave reviews from The New York Times, CNN, The Wall Street Journal and countless others.
It's a site I live and shop by.
Yes, there are some stores that only offer 1% to 2% cash back -- like Apple.
To those angry folks I say: I use that as a chance to look for other stores selling the same products with greater cash back. It's better to have some cash back than none at all and Ebates runs promotions throughout the year where cash back amounts are doubled or increased.
Besides, this is free money.
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