Ebates is the first of the five sites I am going to explain as part of my Saving Money Using Refund Sites series. Ebates is probably the most widely known refund site and for good reason! Refund sites will save you LOTS of money when you combine them with sales and coupons.
Ebates offers rebates on many different stores. When I do my search for the best rebate in order to combine them with deals Ebates tends come up for most of the stores. Another great thing about Ebates is they have monthly and weekly deals where the rebate doubles! You can get email updates so you do not miss these great opportunities.
Like other rebate sites, you can combine your rebate from Ebates with a coupon code. Ebates will even let you know what codes are available.
YOUR REBATES – Just like almost every other rebate site your rebates will show up in your account about a week after your purchase. These rebates range from 1-25% depending on the site you shop at. If you use a coupon than that is taken off first and the rebate will come later.
BONUSES AND REFERRALS – Ebates referral program is pretty simple. You will get $5 for every person who signs up under you and they will get $5 to sign up. Occasionally they run other referral specials (like a bonus $15 when you refer 3 people). The person you refer must make a purchase through Ebates in order to count for the $5.
GETTING YOUR CHECK – Ebates sends out the checks or paypal every quarter. You must have reached $5 in your own rebates in order to be eligible for the check. If you do then you will get your own rebate money along with any referral money you have earned.
If you choose one of the three main online rebate sites to sign up for then I would go with either this one or Mr. Rebates. That will be the next site I review so you can make your decision! Personally, I keep an account at all three and just use the one that gives me the best deal.