Money saving tip: Use Ebates
Have you heard of Ebates? It's a website that lets you earn cash back from your online purchases for FREE. If you shops online you need to sign up for this.
Ebates is so awesome they pay YOU to shop.
You go to their site, sign up, find your favorite retailer and shop. Ebates takes you to the site, say Old Navy.com, that you were going to visit anyway. Except when you are done? You will have a percentage in cash back waiting in your Ebates account.
They cut you a big fat check quarterly and stick it in the mail.
I have gotten as high as TWENTY PERCENT in cash back from purchases I was going to make anyway. There are more than one THOUSAND retailers and online merchants. And coupon codes! We all LOVE coupon codes!
For example, currently JC Pennys is offering 8% cash back, pair that with sales and coupon codes and the savings are amazing!
How does it work?
First you need to sign up for an Ebates account. After that, once you are all set up the next time you make an online purchase go to Ebates FIRST, then type the name of the store you want to shop at (e.g. Target, forever 21, bath and body works). Then you will be able to click on the store and it will create a tracker to see if you made a purchase. Then go ahead and make your purchases. Shortly after you should get an email from Ebates saying how much cash back you received.
Why I love it:
Not only does this give you cash back for your purchases but when you search for a store, it shows you all the available promo codes so you save even more money.
Here is a screen shot of my account.
Sign up with Ebates