One of the very first sites I heard about when I became
interested obsessed with saving money was Ebates. Ebates is the website that you visit before starting your online shopping. You log in and then click-through to your desired retailer. Ebates tracks the amount of your purchase and you earn cash back in your account. For joining Ebates you earn an initial $5 and every 3 months you will receive a check as long as your balance is at least $5. I just received my check today for the third quarter for $15.75. I know that doesn’t seem like very much, but I did very little to earn this cash back and it really adds up. I received my first check back in February of 2007 and in total have earned $361.99!! My highest checks come in February after my holiday shopping! This past holiday season earned me $32.54 while the year before that earned me a whopping $89.68!! (I lived out-of-town that year and did almost 100% of my shopping online:) ) In addition to the cash back you earn from online shopping, you can also earn $5 for every friend you refer who makes a purchase! Click HERE to join Ebates now and start earning while holiday shopping!
I think EVERYONE should be a member of at least 1 online cash back site and I thought I hit the jackpot when I first discovered these sites. I’m sure there are too many to mention and I have decided that for my own purposes and level of
interest obsession that I would be an active member of 2 sites. I do this so that I can compare the % cash back. Again, this is my preference but I know that this is probably too obsessive for some! However, for the sake of those out there that are like me, the second site I recommend is Shopathome. Shopathome works almost exactly the same as Ebates but occasionally I find higher cash back %’s. The one downfall I see with Shopathome when comparing to Ebates is that Shopathome requires you to have $20 in your account before they will send you a check. They also pay $5 for each referral. Click HERE if you would like to join Shopathome!
Whichever site you prefer, whether it is Ebates, Shopathome, or another one out there that I have not mentioned – if you do any online shopping, I highly recommend joining! I can’t say enough about these sites, because it is truly free money!!
Does anyone use a different site that they love?? Let me know!