My Year of EBATES
While not intended to be a sales post, there is a link for you to sign up below. Please keep reading as I've grown to love this service and have saved over $100 since June of 2017.
What's In It for Me?
Let's cut to the chase here. As of writing, when you sign up for EBATES using my link, you'll get a $10 bonus added to your account when you join, and spend your first $25. You're not spending $25 at EBATES but at your favorite online store. If you already shop online, there's no downside to using the service.
Cash Back on Your Purchases
About this time last year, I heard of a service called EBATES. Always interested in saving a buck, I decided to explore what they had to offer. Of course, I went into it with a good degree of skepticism. Would they really deliver the cash they promise? I have ADHD, how in the world am I going to remember to use them?
As soon as I signed up I found out they have an extension for Google Chrome and that it would remind me every time I was shopping at a store online that was part of their program. While they do offer cash back in the physical world, I must confess I tend to forget about checking the app.
I'm not sure how they make their money and while I'm sure *I* am their product, I've grown comfortable with the fact that in this day our information is out there. Do I really care that they know I bought a vacuum from Bed, Bath and Beyond the other day? No. Do I care they might be gathered in a conference room chuckling about how many times I've made purchases at GoDaddy? Nope. What I do care about is that as of this post I've received $93 of cash back and have another $18 set to be delivered in my next "Big Fat Check".
To make things simple, I chose to have them deposit my cash back directly into my PayPal account. They also offer the option of having a check sent to you in the mail. More recently I've found out they will actually give you a bonus when you redeem your cash back for a gift card. My last payout I decided to have the money sent to a Petco gift card. So instead of $19 back, I got $23. Score!
Get Your Bonus
Combat the ADHD Tax
As mentioned above, when you sign up for EBATES using my link, you'll get a $10 bonus (as of May 2018) added to your account when you join, and spend your first $25.
Standard disclaimer: Just because you read something on the internet does not mean it's great advice for you. Remember to experiment with what "sounds good" to you, and discard the rest.Also, please pardon the lack of perfection.