Ebates is a loyalty bonus website that gives you a percentage of your online purchases in the form of online payment or check. The discount rate is variable and depends on the store, but be aware that it can be up to 25% of the price of the items you buy. You should create an account and make all your purchases online through the links offered by the Ebates site in order to earn money on your purchases.
Part 1 of 3: Create an account
Step 1. Go to Ebates.com
Sign up for a new account. You will not be able to access coupon codes, free shipping, or receive discounts unless you have a username and password associated with your email.
Step 2. Follow the steps
Enter your e-mail address and a strong password in the corresponding fields. Then click on Register now. You will need to confirm your account by clicking in the message sent to you.
Step 3. Choose a store
Take one in which you can receive a voucher of 10 € after making your first 25 € of purchases.
Step 4. Return to Ebates
com and log in. Use the links on the left to find online stores that you use frequently. They are listed by type of store.
Step 5. Look for the percent sign next to each store
It tells you how many discounts you can expect for your purchase.
Step 6. Go to your account settings
Link your account to your PayPal account in order to receive your quarterly payments by email. Choose to have a check delivered to your home if you are not using PayPal.
Part 2 of 3: Shopping
Step 1. Click on the Ebates store link before each separate purchase
Even if you are researching the desired item a little in advance, your best bet is to open a new window, log into Ebates, and follow a single link in your cart, rather than opening multiple tabs.. You will not receive a discount on your purchase if you do not use the Ebates link to make it.
Step 2. Use coupon codes and free shipping codes
These are listed on Ebates. When you have done your shopping and are about to pay, enter the codes in the associated fields. Then enter your bank details and complete your purchase.
Step 3. Return to the Ebates site
View the purchases you have made on Ebates. You will be able to receive your money via PayPal transfer or quarterly check. Refunds and returns will result in money removed from your "Cash back" tab.
Step 4. Check your “Ebates Races” confirmations
After placing an order, you should get an Ebates confirmation and tracking number to notify you that you have made an eligible purchase.
Most purchases are tracked and credited within 48 hours
Step 5. Download the Ebates Toolbar
Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer all offer a toolbar extension that helps detect sites available on Ebates. When the Ebates 'Cash Back' button informs you that you may have a potential discount, you can log into your Ebates account and make the qualifying purchase through their link.
Part 3 of 3: Understanding the Restrictions and Bonuses
Step 1. Be aware that not all online stores are available through Ebates
They currently have over 1,500 stores and according to the site there are new ones added every week. Use the search bar to verify that your store does not appear elsewhere on the site before leaving it.
Step 2. Know the restrictions
If you want to know if there are any restrictions on your favorite online stores, check their alphabetical list at http://www.ebates.com/help/storeexceptions.htm. Some stores only allow purchases made on certain services or above a specific value.
Step 3. Manage your articles
Return any items you receive that you don't want, rather than making exchanges. Once you have returned the item, the store notifies Ebates and they withdraw money from your account. Exchanges are made in the same way, so it is better to return an item and then make a new purchase via the Ebates link in order to obtain a discount on the product.
Step 4. Invite friends
This will allow you to receive additional money in your account. You can receive up to € 5 extra for each invited friend who makes a purchase. Click on the "Invite a friend" tab at the top of the page to begin this process.
Step 5. Accumulate at least € 5 per quarter to receive your rebate
Ebates will only send your money to you via PayPal or by check if you reach that amount.