I love Ebates, that's not new. Since I found out about it, a few years ago, I've changed my online shopping "ritual" which now always starts with me searching if the shop I'm gonna use has any kind of cashback or coupon. Because of that, I've earned a lot of cashback since then.
Today I felt the need to write this quick post - eBay and Ebates - and why you should always use BOTH - because, for some reason, I was aware of how good the deals were with eBay. Seriously, I buy a lot through eBay. A lot. Some of the things of our daily use at home, I buy through eBay - they're a lot less expensive than buying in store in Portugal. I have the Ebates toolbar installed on my Chrome and every time I went to eBay, I clicked on the "Activate CashBack" button. But, honestly, I thought that not every category would be valid to the 1% cashback they offer, and let's get real, 1% of $1 is not that appealing.
Well, today I went to my Ebates account and saw the roll of my latest 9 cashbacks (the ones that haven't been paid yet) and 8 out of 9 were from eBay, for a total of $1.4. That, my friends, is how must it cost my last eBay-bought iPhone cover =)
It may not look as much to you, but think of it. If you're already using eBay, and you will buy things from them, why not add bits of cashback for every purchase? I'm never going back and you shouldn't either! This is how eBay's categories are explained at Ebates:
Just make sure that you follow the rules:
"Cash Back is only paid on legitimate Winning Bid or "Buy It Now" transactions. Cash Back is not available on bids placed with a sniping service/tool. Cash Back is not available within the following categories: eBay Motors (including Vehicles, Motorcycles, Boats, and Powersports; excluding Parts & Accessories), any form of Real Estate, eBay branded Gift Cards, Bullion, and Heavy Equipment within the Business & Industrial category.
Up to $100 Cash Back per order may be earned on the following categories: eBay Motors, Coins and Paper Money, Business and Industrial, and Jewelry."
But seriously, how was I not aware of this before? I love it! If you want to know a bit more about Ebates, check my post on it from November 2011 and my most recent one "The Ultimate Guide for Saving Money While Shopping for Christmas" from last November.
And if you haven't registered for your Ebates account, click the logo below (it's my referral link and it would be great if you used it but if you don't, we're still friends 😉 ).
How about you? What's your favorite site to save/earn money?
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