Tuesday, June 8, 2010

$$ Ebates $$

I signed up for ebates about a month ago. Someone had posted about it on the Vera Bradley FB discussion board. I hadn’t really heard about it before, but she had said that they would give you cash back for going through their website to make online purchases and that Vera Bradley was giving a higher percentage than normal for a short period of time. I decided to sign up because I really wanted to buy the Angle Tote, so why not get paid to shop?

Well, I signed up and then forgot to specifically go through the ebates page to do my shopping. I think that I got so excited about the Angle Tote that I didn’t even think of ebates. Well, today I got an email that I an getting $8.25 for my purchase I made last month on verabradley.com! AMAZING. I had read something on their webpage that they use your email address to track your purchases, so maybe since I used the same email address for both it was able to pick it up somehow? I am not really sure. I really should research it more, especially since I am taking the time to write about it.

I do know that I got $5 just for signing up. So I am up to $13.25! They mail out checks 4 times a year, so sometime in August I should be receiving my check. Pretty cool!

If you are interested in signing up or learning more, you can use this link. There are a bunch of online stores on their website. But in full disclosure, I want you to know that I get $5 for each of you that sign up. I don’t even know the woman who had posted the link on the discussion page, isn’t she lucky?!

Happy Shopping!


  1. No, you have to start a purchase via ebates link. They just have no way to find your email address via an order with another customer. You must've started with them after all, or didn't realize you did.

  2. That would make a lot more sense! I really dont remember starting with ebates, but I must have. I am glad I signed up for it. I almost just skipped it, but it was totally worth it. Maybe I can buy a new bag with my ebate :)

  3. I've never heard of this. It seems kind of risky. I mean, why would they want to pay you to shop with them? If it's for real it could all be worth it...be sure to keep us updated. :)

  4. It is for sure real.

    Here is a blurb from their website: Ebates is the pioneer and leader of online Cash Back Shopping. The company was founded in 1998 by two Deputy District Attorneys in Silicon Valley who used to prosecute online fraud & identity theft before starting Ebates (so you can be sure we are very into secure online transactions!). So go ahead, sign up and start shopping now. Joining Ebates is always free - you'll never pay us anything. And four times a year or more, we'll mail you a Big Fat Check, or transfer the money to your PayPal account if you'd prefer. We can even send the money to your favorite charity. All 100% free.

    People often ask: "This sounds too good to be true, how are you able to do it?" It really is quite simple. Just like almost every other online shopping center, we get a commission from the stores when you make a purchase. Instead of keeping that money - like almost all other sites do - we share it with you!


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