Mr. Rebates is the second of the five sites I am going to explain as part of my Saving Money Using Refund Sites series. The first site I reviewed was Ebates so feel free to check out that review as well! Refund sites will save you LOTS of money when you combine them with sales and coupons.
Mr. Rebates is almost as well known as Ebates – even better known in some circles. They tend to have rebates for the same stores as Ebates. Sometimes their rate is better and sometimes Ebates is better (that is why I keep an account at both)
Like other rebate sites, you can combine your rebate from Mr. Rebates with a coupon code and the site will even publish these coupons for you.
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 – Just like Ebates you will get $5 when you sign up. If you refer people then you will get a bonus equivalent to 20% of the rebate they earned for as long as they hold their account. So every time your referral gets a $1 rebate you will get a 20% bonus. I tend to make more on Ebates for referrals, but you will get consistent income with Mr. Rebate referrals.
GETTING YOUR CHECK – Mr. Rebates sends out the checks or paypal every month. You must have reached $10 (your own and your referral bonuses) in order to request the check/paypal. The money will come at the start of the month following your request.
If you choose one of the three main online rebate sites to sign up for then I would go with either this one or Ebates. Personally, I keep an account at all three and just use the one that gives me the best deal.