Ask Belle: Is Ebates for Real?
Nov 20, 2014
I just found your blog last weekend and I am obsessed! I noticed that you mention Ebates in a few of your posts. I’ve seen their commercials, but I thought it was a scam. Do you really use it?
Yes, I really use Ebates. I know it feels a little like a Nigerian prince is hosting an online auction for 26-cent iPads, but the site’s legit.
If I can earn 4% or 6% cash back at retailers like Bloomingdale’s, Sephora, and Nordstrom, I’ll take it. I also take advantage of 40% cash back on my favorite magazines using Magazines.com. If you wear contacts, the 1-800-Contacts cash back is a nice boost. And whenever I send my Nana flowers, I make sure to take advantage of double-digit cash back.
If you’re planning to do your holiday shopping online, I would take a minute to sign up for Ebates. It takes a little time to build up your savings, but it’s worth it. I also recommend signing up for their e-mail alerts so you find out about sales at your favorite retailers and boosts in cash back.
Disclaimer: First, I want to apologize for not having this disclaimer on the original post. If you use the link above to sign up for Ebates, their tell-a-friend program pays me $5 for the referral. This program is open to any Ebates member. I love Ebates, I would promote it regardless, but I erred by not posting this disclaimer sooner.