Ebates – Another Weapon in Your Shopping Arsenal

Have you ever bought something online and right at the end of the checkout they ask you if you have a coupon code? The fact that they are asking always led me to believe that such codes existed. I would always run a Google search for them and usually any codes I found had expired. It was a little frustrating.

Now I prefer to know what discounts I am getting before hand. I have written about sites like BigCrumbs before, now I am introducing another saving website to you, Ebates.

Started in 1998, Ebates is one of the original big players in the online discount shopping game. Sign up is free and presently Ebates will reward you with one of several gift cards after you make a purchase. One of the most appealing things about this site is that they find you discounts on top of cash back rewards. For example, I clicked over to the Proflowers section and not only are they offering 25% of Fall flowers, Ebates is offering 12% cash back. That is 37% off of the selling price. I don’t think you could find a better deal then that.

Credits for purchases usually take 48 hours and payouts are sent 4 times a year, or once a quarter. You have two methods of receiving your money, a “Big Fat Check” or a deposit into your Paypal account.

So before you make your next online purchase, see what kind of discounts Ebates is offering, it might just be your best deal.

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