Ebates Review

Here is my Ebates review for those who would like to hear about somebody’s personal experience using the site. If you have not joined yet, I hope this review will help you feel more comfortable joining. I know that cash back shopping seems like it might be too good to be true, but I assure you that is totally legitimate.

First, I want to address people who may be wondering if Ebates is real, if it is safe, if it is a scam, etc. I have been using Ebates since 2008 and have been saving money on my online purchases ever since. There is nothing unsafe about using the site, and it is definitely not a scam. Cash back shopping works because online merchants will pay a commission to Ebates for sending you to their site. Ebates shares that commission with you and that is how they are able to give you cash back just for shopping online through a link on their site.

You can sign up to start saving money at Ebates by clicking the sign up box below, or keep reading the rest of this review if you are still unsure about signing up.

Ebates Review

If you understand how cash back shopping works, but you doubt that Ebates will actually send you money, let me prove it. Here is a check that I recently received:

Ebates Check

Sometimes seeing is believing, so I wanted to just show you a check that I got from Ebates so you know that yes, they do actually send you the money that you earn. I have never had any problems using the site and have always gotten my money when I was supposed to. As long as you click through the link on Ebates.com and see the tracking ticket before you start shopping, you will earn cash back on your purchase.

Payments are made every 3 months, so you may not receive your money immediately after making a purchase, but you will get it on the next payout date. Be sure to read through the help section so you know when your next payout is coming.

If you are still debating signing up, I can tell you that the longer you wait, the more you are going to kick yourself later once you start earning cash back on your online purchases. I know when I first signed up, I kept thinking that I wished I had known about the site sooner because I could have been getting a lot of cash back. I would suggest that you just sign up and try it out, because as soon as you see how easy it is and that it really does work, you are going to start saving a lot of money.

Another cool thing to mention is that once you sign up, you can tell your friends and family about it and earn $5 for every person you get to sign up. And believe me, once you start saving money, you are going to want to tell everyone you know about it. Anybody who does any online shopping should know about Ebates. It is a shame that more people do not know about it, because they could be saving a lot of money and have no idea.

I hope this Ebates review was helpful. With all the scams out there online, it is hard to know who to trust sometimes. I can tell you that Ebates is one of the good sites out there. It’s been around since 1998 and was started by two former Deputy District Attorneys who used to prosecute online identity theft and fraud. It is completely legitimate so you do not have to worry about falling prey to some online scam.

You should not hesitate to join Ebates because you will start saving a lot of money by signing up! Seriously, do not buy another thing online until you sign up, because you will be kicking yourself later.

You can sign up by clicking the sign up box below.

Ebates Review

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Julie October 21, 2013 at 1:51 pm

I’ve been using Ebates for 2 years now and every quarter I get a check for my purchases. It’s not complicated, you just go to Ebates.com and then to the store of your choice. But all purchases must be made online, no in-store purchases count. Very Easy. Why wouldn’t you want to save money? You can always go to Ebates/my account to see if your purchases show up after about two days and you will see the credit that you receive so when the quarter is up, poof, your BIG FAT CHECK arrives. There is no catch !!

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admin December 12, 2013 at 2:43 am

Yep, it is basically free money so I don’t understand why anybody who shops online wouldn’t want to use it. I’m all about saving the most money possible so I always make sure to shop through Ebates whenever possible.

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Kathy August 29, 2012 at 5:58 pm

I have had the same problem with ebates, cannot get them to credit my account for purchases. I furnish them with all the documentation and they will eventually credit for the cheaper amounts. The last purchase was a large one and they denied it. It is more hassle than worth. Cannot keep track and beg for ebates, yes they do eventually add up but how much time do you lose tracking them down so not worth the time. Disappointed in ebates what a good idea but terrible service.

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Sarah Johnson August 8, 2012 at 9:55 pm

I have been using Ebates.com for a while. They were good about pay-out, etc. until a couple of months ago. They seem to be refusing the bigger amounts for stupid reasons (or outright lies). Very disappointed with this service now. You can ATTEMPT to get them to pay you, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.

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admin August 9, 2012 at 9:29 pm

I never really make large purchases through Ebates so I can’t comment on that. They always pay me what I have earned, but it is usually smaller amounts.

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John June 14, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Great info on Ebates. I have been looking at ways to save money online, and in general, and I figure since I purchase so much stuff online it couldn’t hurt to get something back for it. I opened my account a few weeks ago but haven’t used it yet, but am now excited to see it works. Thank you for posting the screenshot proving it is legit. I may add this info to a future blog post on my site. Please stop by and check it out if you have the time!

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