Why Ebates?

Let me assure you that Ebates is not a scam! It might seem too good to be true, but you really can get cash back for shopping online, and there is no catch. Online merchants pay Ebates a commission for sending you to their site, and Ebates shares some of that commission to pay you cash back on your purchase.

Some people have posted things online talking about an Ebates scam and saying they did not receive a check yet. You should not let this deter you from signing up. People who make these comments usually misunderstood the payout terms. If you have less than $5.01 in your account, your balance will be carried over to the next payment period. If you have more than $5 in your account, you will get a check at the next payout date. They pay out every 3 months, so you may not get your money right away, but you will get it.

If you need proof that there is no Ebates scam, I have scanned a check that I received recently. It’s only for $10 because I had not shopped much over the summer, and I actually forgot that I had a check coming at all. It was a nice surprise when it came in the mail, even though it was not for much. But hey it was $10 I did not have before, so I’m not complaining.


You can sign up for Ebates by clicking the sign up box above. I’ll explain more about how it works if you are still a little unsure about signing up. If you shop online a lot and you like to use coupons and save money, then you should definitely sign up before you purchase anything else online. There are over 1,200 stores available and you can access coupons and get cash back in addition to the amount you saved with the coupons.

For example, if you find a 20% off coupon to Nordstrom.com, you can also get 5% cash back by shopping through Ebates. All you have to do is go to Ebates.com and click on the Nordstrom link before you shop. This ensures that Ebates gets credit for your purchase so Nordstrom gives them the commission for the sale. Most online merchants have affiliate programs where they pay a commission on purchases for sending buyers to their sites. Instead of keeping the entire commission, Ebates shares a portion of it with you by awarding you cash back on your purchase.

There is nothing scammy or shady about Ebates at all. In fact, it was actually started by former Deputy District Attorneys who used to prosecute online fraud and identity theft in Silicon Valley. There is absolutely no risk in using the site to shop online. All you have to do to sign up is give them your email so they can notify you when your cash back has been credited to your account. There are no fees, no forms to fill out, and no points to redeem. You even get a $5 bonus when you sign up.

I have been using Ebates since 2008 and I have never had any problems with them. Every time I have made a purchase through the site, the cash back has always been posted to my account and I have always received my checks when they were supposed to come. Remember that the checks come every 3 months, so you may have to be a little patient. You can choose to get a check in the mail or have them deposit the cash into your paypal account.

I guarantee there is no Ebates scam! I honestly cannot say anything bad about it, and if you like saving money, then you will love Ebates. You will only wish you had joined sooner. I know when I first joined, I started kicking myself that I did not find out about it sooner. I kept thinking about all the purchases that I could have been getting cash back on.

Once you join, I promise you will be glad you did. You can tell all your friends about it and Ebates will give you $5 for every friend you get to sign up. Your friends will also get a $5 bonus, plus they will be saving money on their online purchases, so everybody wins.

Get your $5 bonus and start saving money right now by clicking the sign up box below.

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