How I made $62,430 – Ebates

Do you shop online? Do you earn cash back for your online purchases?

If not, it's time to learn how to earn cash back when shopping online. Read my complete Ebates review so you know it isn't a scam, they're simply paying you a portion of the commission they earn for sending stores customers. They've been featured on CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC and in publications like Time, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.revenue

Join Ebates Now

If you're a regular reader of The Budget Diet, you know I'm a huge fan of Ebates. Why? It falls into the category of what I refer to as no-brainer instant savings. Believe me, if my nearly 80 year old father uses Ebates, you can too!
Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

How Does Ebates Work? How to Use Ebates

  • Go to
  • Sign Up for FREE, just give them your name, e-mail address, mailing address for your checks & choose a password.
  • WOW…you’ve already earned $10.00 just for signing up!
  • Ebates works with over 1500 online stores, so search by store name or category. You'll find most of your favorites like Macy's, Kohl's, Sephora, Lands End and many more.
  • Once you choose the store, a list of available coupon codes and sales will be shown! Won't it be nice to not leave the coupon code box blank?
  • Make your purchase!
  • Within a couple of days, your cash back amount will appear in your account.
  • Your big fat check will be sent every 3 months: May 15, August 15, November 15 and February 15
  • Earn even more by telling your friends!  Right now, Ebates is paying $75 for referring 3 friends!

Still confused? Here's a fun Ebates How-To Video.

Ebates really does seem to good to be true, but they are simply sharing a portion of the commission they receive from the retailers for sending them customers.


In full disclosure, this post contains affiliate links to help support The Budget Diet girl! My advice will always be unbiased and free, but free won't pay the bills!

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7 years ago

That does not concern me because after raising a family, budgeting a household well enough to pay our 30 year mortgage in 15, I will not bùy what I don’t want 🙂 I learned that self control in my late teens and learned it well.

7 years ago

But, what’s in it for Ebates? No one does anything for free. If they ask for CC or Bank info. Anywhere along the way, I can tell you exactly what is in it for them.

Pamela R
10 years ago


Courtney~Mommy LaDy Club
10 years ago

My first impression of ebates was that it was like gambling, or appealing to the gambling addicts. You know how they will always talk about what they won, but never what they had to spend or lose to win it? I would still like to see a comparison of what someone spends to what they save. It’s just the watching my costs, pinching every penny business person in me;)

Roz K. Walker
10 years ago

I had not heard of Ebates, so I’m glad I read this post. I’ll check it out (and will use your affiliate link – I understand about paying the bills!).

Christy Garrett @ Uplifting Families
10 years ago

Ebates sounds like a great way to earn extra money for the things you plan on buying anyhow. I wish they applied it to in store purchases as well, then it would be more tempting. I shop online but rather go to the store to buy clothes/shoes.

10 years ago

Interesting program. I’ve heard the name, but never really looked into it. I think I’ll have to now. Sounds pretty helpful. thanks for sharing this!

The Detox Diva
10 years ago

I for one LOVE ebates. I bought sale items at Carter’s and managed to earn an extra 5%. If I order from Amazon, since I don’t earn from my own affiliate, Ebates….I’m serious… I LOVE this thing. Once I had, around Christmas, a great big fat check to the tune of $200!

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