For those who've never heard of Ebates.com, I'll fill you in! In a nutshell it is an online Cash Back Shopping Website. The way it works is pretty simple. You sign up on the Ebates website and it is free to join. You select the online store you'd like to shop at (there are 1200 stores according to the website) and you earn a cashback percentage. Each store has a different Cash Back percentage, so you'll want to make sure you pay attention to that. The Cash Back percentages are always posted where they are easily visible.
So how do you get your Cash Back payments? Every quarter you can either receive a check, a paypal payment or you can also choose to donate your cashback payments for purchases posted during the previous quarter. I have mine set up to go directly into my Paypal account. I find that to be the easiest!
Here is a small list of some of the Beauty sites that participate in the Ebates program:
- E.L.F. Cosmetics
- Bath & Body Works
- Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
- Smashbox Cosmetics
Is this program available to those outside the US and Canada? Yes, it is. Actually, Canada has its own listing of retailers who participate and as far as those outside of both the US and Canada, you can use Ebates as long as the retailer ships outside of the US and Canada. Please keep in mind though, that the Cash Back payments will be made in U.S. Dollars.
So, no, this is isn't too good to be true! It's really a cool concept! I've been using Ebates each and every single time I shop online and I love it! Definitely check it out sometime and let me know if you try it and what you think! I'd love to know!
I am not affiliated with Ebates in any way. Just an FYI.