Making a Purchase
Buying what you need via Ebates is easy as well. Using the site adds an extra step, but I think the extra step is worth it if I save money in the long run.
For example, if I need to buy R a sweatshirt I’ll go to the Ebates site and see which retailers are listed. I like buying R’s sweatshirts at Gap Kids so I’ll check and see if that store is there and sure enough it is. The numbers next to the store names represent the percent cash back being offered at any specific time. Keep in mind that these amounts are changing all the time. When I took this snapshot from the Ebates site Gap Canada was offering 6% cash back.
Once you press on the Gap Canada link you get taken to the Ebates Gap Canada site where you’re asked if you want to keep shopping:
Press the “Shop Now” button and it takes you to the Gap Canada website where you can do all of your shopping. If you buy something, great – you’ll get money back. If you don’t buy anything that’s fine too.
Once you’ve completed your purchases you’ll get an email from Ebates stating exactly how much you’ve earned.
Just last week, E and I made some purchases and will be getting $20 back on stuff we needed to buy anyway.
Another helpful way to save money shopping online is by signing up for Ebates emails and using their coupons. You can also use the retailer’s general coupons as well. So if Gap Canada is having a 40% off sale I can get that discount plus the 6% cash back from Ebates. 46% off is pretty decent if you ask me!
Just a note, the Canadian Ebates and US Ebates sites are the same in terms of signing up and how the process works but are different websites. According to Ebates Canada you can become a member of both.
If you have any great tips for saving money shopping online please let me know in the comments!
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