You’ve probably realized by now that I’m a big fan of shopping online. It saves time, money and hassle by avoiding trips to the store, and lets you compare price and product options easily, all in one place. Depending on how well you do your research, you can also take advantage of coupons codes, free shipping and even sometimes avoid paying sales tax. Personally, staying OUT of the stores also keeps me from making impulse purchases and insures I’m researching reviews and brands before spending our hard-earned money.
There’s a shopping website called Ebates, that I’ve been using for years, which helps you do ALL this plus gives you cash back when you shop at your favorite online stores. While you won’t get rich, I’m a big believer in never leaving ANY extra money on the table, and you can realistically earn $100-$300 a year just doing what you’d be doing anyway, in addition to saving with promo codes you might have missed otherwise…I’ll show you what I mean.
Yesterday, I received an email with the message shown above. I do all my online shopping on my favorite websites using Ebates and every few months, they give you back a percentage (4-25% cash back) of everything you spent at all participating stores including:
- Petco & PetSmart
- Only Natural Pet Store
- Walmart & Target
- Drugstore.com & Vitacost
- Bed Bath & Beyond
- QVC & HSN
- Kohls & JCP
- Overstock & Wysong
- Ulta & Sephora
- Walgreens & CVS
- Travelocity & Hotels.com
- Plus loads more…I think you get the idea!
They used to only give you Cash Back which was great, but you had to wait for the check to come in the mail and then deposit or cash it. Now they’ve added the option to choose an Amazon Gift Card for your rebate instead…I LOVE this because I can instantly add it to my Amazon account where it’s stored up with my earnings from SwagBucks (another site that rewards you for doing what you’d do anyway) and this lets me save up for bigger stuff I want and need, including a new OtterBox Case for my Galaxy S3, a Kindle Fire for Woof Woof Papa, a KONG Wobbler for Daisy and other cool stuff we’ve gotten so far.
I just added my Ebates Cash Back to my Amazon Gift Card balance today and love seeing that number grow! I’m saving up for some new cookware, or maybe a fitness tracker device…or wireless speakers. Whatever I spot a deal on first, I guess!