March 28, 2019, BY Emma Craig
Have you heard of Ebates.ca? When I first saw the ads for this online retail site, all I could think is “how does Ebates work?” Turns out, this free site is super easy to use and incredibly rewarding.
Simply put, you’ll earn cash for shopping. That’s right, with this site you get paid to shop online at all of your favourite stores.
It may sound too good to be true, but trust us, it’s not. In this detailed post we’ve broken down exactly how Ebates works and how you’ll get paid to shop. Using cashback sites like this one is one of our favourite tricks for saving money.
How does Ebates work? Simply put, Ebates is a website that has links to many of your
Some of the stores you’ll find on include:
As we mentioned, Ebates had partnered with these stores to offer cashback to members. Ebates receives a commission from the sales Ebates members make on retailers’ websites.
The first thing you want to do when you join is make your free Ebates account. You can join through signing up or by using your Facebook login information.
Not only is it completely free to register, but Ebates will give you a free $5 bonus to start shopping once you join!
Your options are:
The Ebates homepage is always populated with the site’s most popular stores, and they always list their Weekly Hot Deals on the homepage. However, there are plenty of other retailers they’re partnered with who aren’t on this page.
If you are ever wondering if your favourite stores are on Ebates, simply type the store’s name into the search bar. You can also search stores by Category.
When you click a store’s Ebates page, you’ll see more information on the store, any current sales or promo codes, free shipping, etc.
If you look at this example, we’ve chosen Dyson. You can see that the store ships to Canada, how much users have earned from Dyson to date, and the current promotions.
Once you’ve found a store you want to shop at, click the logo or name on the Ebates site. The Ebates link will take you right to the retailer and the site will know that you came from Ebates.
If you make a purchase, you’ll get a cashback bonus! You’ll receive a confirmation email from Ebates once the retailer has confirmed to Ebates that you made a purchase. This can take up to a day but usually does not take that long.
Ebates sends/deposits cash back 4 times a year.
Oftentimes, stores will have special promotions where they offer double cash back (or even triple!). Ebates will often post these on their homepage and in the Hot Deals section.
Ebates also has a special “2x Cash Back” menu option that shows what featured stores are offering extra cash back.
Another great feature on Ebates is the ability to buy
You can buy gift cards from stores like:
Plus, they offer free shipping on all gift cards. So next time you need to buy a gift card for someone, you’ll get some rewards back for yourself!
If you’re not much of an online shopper, don’t worry because you can still earn cash back bonuses through Ebates.
Last year, Ebates launched their In-Store Cash Back program.