I used to love Cashbaq. They went under. So I decided to love Ebates. For starters, they took over my Cashbaq bonus so I never lost the $20 something I had in my Cashbaq account. Since switching over Ebates, I have earned over $70 since. I'm not even a big online shopper.
What else I discovered about Ebates is that there is sometimes "hidden" bargains lurking. For instance, I had to order a banner from Staples the other day. They had a deal going on through the Staples website - Instead of $54.99, the large banners were $29.99. So I created my banner and then remembered I didn't go through Ebates. So I went to Ebates, logged in, went to Staples.com in their friendly drop down menu - and low and behold - there was a deal through Ebates that a large banner is only $19.99. Holla! Saved $10 on that one. PLUS - Not only did I score 2.5% back from Ebates on that purchase, but I also scored Staples Rewards. It's like a triple dip of savings fun.
So there you have it. That's why I love Ebates. And if you haven't heard of them - you should check them out. Click HERE to sign up today. Who doesn't love free money?
Oh and psss - most of the time I just shop through the websites and before check out, I click open Ebates to see if there is a cash back (most of the time there is) and click the retailer through them. It saves your shopping cart. Just remember to cash out through that new window.