Getting paid to shop? You don’t have to ask me twice! Ebates is my new guilty pleasure. I’ve always been a big online shopper; I love the ability to compare prices and score coupon codes from the comfort of my home. Since learning about Ebates and getting paid to shop online, my addiction has finally put money back into my wallet! What is Ebates exactly? Keep reading for all of the facts on your new favourite shopping companion and a few tips to help you earn even more money.   

What is Ebates?

Simply put, Ebates is a cash back shopping website. The website has partnered with hundreds of popular Canadian online retailers (think Nike, Sephora and Amazon,) in order to offer online shoppers cash back on every purchase. Online retailers pay Ebates a percentage of every sale in order to attract new and repeat customers to their websites. Ebates then passes along a portion of this percentage to you, the customer, putting money back in your wallet just for clicking your mouse.

How does Ebates work?

Ebates is 100% free to join! Creating an account is super easy and doesn’t involve the fuss of disclosing a ton of your personal information. Click here to sign up now and start earning cash back for all of your online shopping. Once you’re logged in, browse through hundreds of online retailers listed directly on the site. Each store listing includes an overview of the retailer, a cash back percentage and a “Shop Now” button redirecting you to the retailer’s online shop. Complete your online purchase and within hours you’ll receive an email confirming how much cash back you’ve earned on your purchase. Just don’t forget, you must go to Ebates first to get your rebate. 

When will I receive my money?

Your Ebates cash back is paid out to you on a quarterly basis, so long as your earnings have totalled over $5.01 during the previous quarter. You can choose to receive your cash back via a number of payment methods including cheque, Amazon gift certificate or in the form of a donation to your favourite charity.

How can I earn even more money?

  1. Browse Ebates first when shopping for anything online! I am frequently surprised and impressed by the selection of retailers affiliated with Ebates. When shopping somewhere new online, it’s best to check if they are listed on Ebates first just in case you have the opportunity to earn some extra cash.
  2. Download the Ebates mobile app! I use the Ebates app on the go to check for coupons and cash back percentages when I am shopping in stores. If there’s a good coupon code or enticing cash back percentage listed, I won’t make a purchase in-store, rather I’ll buy it off of my phone via the app.
  3. Look out for Double Cash Back Days! On occasion, Ebates will increase cash back percentages site wide or for particular retailers (therefore if you earned 4% cash back before, now you’ll earn 8%). Receive email alerts for upcoming bonus offers and coupons by subscribing to Ebates emails.

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