A couple of years ago I discovered something I think EVERYONE should know about, especially if you do a lot of shopping online. Have you heard of Ebates? This website is amazing! It takes 15 seconds to sign up online, and it's free. The way it works is simple: Whenever you want to shop online at Nordstrom, Sephora, The Body Shop, Barnes & Noble, Target, Walmart, eBay, or thousands of other stores, go to Ebates first, and link to the retailer through them. You'll get a percentage of CASH BACK on every purchase! Right now, you'll get 10% back at The Body Shop and 6% back at Teavana for example. Plus, Ebates will tell you if there are any coupon/promotion codes to use for extra discounts/free shipping/etc.!
Every 3 months you'll receive a check in the mail or a credit to your PayPal account. Here's the payment schedule:
Purchases Posted Between Big Fat Check Sent
Jan 1-Mar 31 May 15
Apr 1-June 30 Aug 15
July 1-Sept 30 Nov 15
Oct 1-Dec 31 Feb 15
I've been using Ebates for about 2 years, and always receive my money on time. As a matter of fact, I already received my Big Fat Check (via PayPal) for November. It's like a little bonus for the shopping I do online! This is especially handy during the holidays when it saves time to shop online and there are so many sales going on. Do yourself a favor and do your shopping online, and use Ebates. The rebate you get every couple of months is such a pleasant surprise!
You can also earn bonuses by referring friends. It's a win-win situation, because when your friend signs up for Ebates and makes their first purchase, they will receive a $5 bonus, and so will you!
Are you convinced? It's free to signup, so go and get your $5 bonus and use Ebates next time you purchase something online.
My link is http://www.ebates.com/rf.do?referrerid=QF%2BXG5%2BWaM2v7EtWF%2BNTyA%3D%3D
This is seriously amazing for those of us who love shopping online! The only catch...you have to remember to use it!! Instead of going to Sephora/Nordstrom/etc. directly, go to Ebates first, and click on the link to your store. That's how they track your cash back, so you can't forget to use Ebates. Another note: this works internationally, as long as the vendor ships to your country.
Let me know if you have any questions about this amazing website.