I’ve been using ebates for a few years now and I love getting a check in the mail every few months for purchases I’ve made. Basically you are getting paid to shop. I promise ebates is not a scam even though it may seem like one. In a nutshell, ebates is an affiliate to many online stores and is being paid to advertise. When you shop through ebates you earn some of the commission ebates makes. J Crew is 2.5% J Crew factory is 2%, ebay is 5%, target is 2.5% etc… there are thousands of websites/stores to shop and earn with. A bonus to not just getting cash back is ebates will let you know about coupon codes or sales when you search a particular store. AND when you sign up you get to choose a $10 gift card ( I know some of the stores to choose from for the gift card are Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Kohls, Gap). The only downside to using ebates is to get credit for the purchase you have to go to ebates.com search the store, click on the link, then shop. It really isn’t that big of a deal once you develop the habit of going to ebates first. Click the link to sign up http://www.ebates.com/rf.do?referrerid=zLHm5riDL6kfbX6JQn%2F6AQ%3D%3D&eeid=26471
Here is a screen shot I took of my earnings. I’ll even take a picture of the next check I get in the mail.