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Ebates is celebrating their birthday this week by giving 15% in cash back at over 250 different online retailers. The deal starts Monday, May 9th and goes until Monday, May 16th.
While we don’t know all of the retailers that are giving an increase in cash back, fortunately they were able to give us a glimpse at some of the stores:
15% In Cash Back For A Limited Time
- Kohl’s – 15% on 5/9/16
- Priceline – 15% on 5/11/16
- Macy’s – 15% 5/10/16 – 5/12/16
- eBay – 15% 5/11/16 – 5/14/16
15% In Cash Back For The Entire Week
What Is Ebates?
Ebates is a shopping portal that pays you in cash back each time you use one of their referral links to make an online purchase. They’ve partnered with thousands of retailers nationwide. They earn a commission off of what you buy and give the majority of it back to you.
If you haven’t registered with Ebates before, you’ll receive a $10 sign-up bonus once you make $25 in qualifying purchases within the first 3 months of registration.
In comparison with other shopping portals, their rates are quite good. If they’re having a special (like during their birthday week), then they tend to blow their competition out of the water. Other shopping portals that we highly recommend are BeFrugal and TopCashBack.
How Is Ebates Different From Other Portals?
Even though their rates aren’t always the highest, one of the ways in which Ebates stands out from the other portals is their incredibly high referral bonuses. Refer your first friend and receive $10, but refer two friends and earn $50. All other portals usually only give a $10 – $15 per each referral. Click on any of the links to help support FFL. Thank you!
Ebates also gives in-store cash back. Simply add a credit card on their site and link it to a retailer. When you make your purchase at the participating retailer, the cash back will automatically be applied to your account. Watch the video below for a more in-depth explanation.
How Do I Find The Portal With The Highest Rate?
The amount of cash back you can earn completely depends on the portal that you’re going with along with the retailer you’re shopping at. Instead of going to each individual portal’s page, you can use a resource called CashBackMonitor to quickly filter where the best rates are.
Go to their page and type in the retailer you wish to shop at. You’ll get a list of each portal that offers cash back at that retailer along with their respective cash back rates. You can see the example in the image below for Walmart. We see that Ebates and TopCashBack have the best rates in this particular case.
I’ll most likely be doing some shopping at Macy’s next week since you can get 15% in cash back off of all of their items through Macy’s – that’s nearly double the amount you’d get with any other portal. This offer only comes once a year, so be sure to take advantage of it while you can. Thanks for reading and happy shopping!
My name is Jason Wuerch and I'm currently located in Madrid, Spain running a personal finance blog called Frugal For Less. My goal is to help everyone and anyone willing to make and save money through easy and simple ways that don't require much effort. Just because you're frugal doesn't mean you have to give up life's luxuries.