Get Paid to Shop Online with Ebates

Did you know that you can get paid to shop online with Ebates? Shopping online is so convenient. Getting cash back shopping online makes it even more fun.  I’ve been earning cash back online with Ebates for the past 7 years and I’ve earned over $700 just for shopping. If you’re an online shopper and you haven’t been using Ebates to earn cash back you’ll want to continue reading.

Get Paid to Shop Online

Ebates has grown quite a bit since I started using them.  In addition to getting paid to shop online, you can find promo codes and discounts on their site. I mainly use them to get cash back. I have run into situations where I find a good promo code when I’m shopping for cash back so it’s definitely a win-win.

This post is intended to show you how to get paid to shop online.  Many people I talk to are confused by the process so I decided to put this together to walk you through the process.

How to Get Paid to Shop Online

Step 1. Let’s say today I decided I wanted to buy something at JCPenney online. The first thing I do is go to Ebates because I want to get cash back on this purchase.  You’ll need to be sure you’re signed up with Ebates to see the cash back. It’s free to sign up and if you sign up through my Ebates link, they’ll start you off with a $10 cash back bonus. Click this Ebates link to get started.

Step 2. Head over to Ebates to find the cash back for JCPenney.  You’ll want to put JCPenney in the search bar (example: at the top of the photo below). Click the magnifying glass and it will bring up JCPenney. They don’t offer cash back for all stores but they do for most of them. If you don’t see your store come up, then just order how you would normally.

Get Paid to Shop Online


Step 3. Now you should have the cash back page for JCPenney on your screen. You’ll see promo codes on the right and on the left, you will see how much cash back is being offered for JCPenney (Please excuse the blackouts. Cashback changes all the time so I can’t list the current cash back amount.)


Get Paid to Shop Online


Step 4. If you see a promo code you like, you can click on the “Shop Now” link and you will get the promo code deal and the cash back.  If you don’t see a promo code you like, you will click on the left side where it says “Shop Now”. It’s right under where it says JCPenney. This will take you to the JCPenney website.


Get Paid to Shop Online

Step 5. You will see a confirmation that you are headed to the JCPenney website. This confirms the amount of cash back you will receive. Once you make your purchase at JCPenney, the cashback amount will be added to your Ebates account.

Just remember if you add something to your JCPenney cart and then come back to it at a later time, you’ll need to go through this process again to make sure your cash back is being tracked by Ebates. I’ve done that before and then I’m wondering where my cash back is. I don’t want that to happen to you.

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This can also be done another way. You can shop at your desired store online and add everything you want to your cart. Then go to Ebates and click on the cashback link when you’re ready to buy. I find this way works better for me because I’m a “scattered” shopper. One minute I’ll be shopping and then the next minute I’ll be helping the kids with something. Once I get back to the computer, I can’t remember if I went through the Ebates link or not.  It’s OK to go back through the process multiple times just to be sure you’re clicking the right link. It’s whatever works for you!

How to Get Your Cash Back

If you’ve been shopping this way, you will be accumulating cash back.  Each time you earn cash back, Ebates will email you the amount of cash back you earned. It may be a day or two before you get an email. Sometimes, it’s a small amount but trust me it adds up. I love when my cash back shows up and I’m not thinking about it. It’s a sweet bonus to my day!

Ebates pays out cash back every three months. You need to set up your payment preferences and payment address or they won’t have anywhere to send your money. You will need to accumulate a cash back balance of $5 or more to get a payout. If you don’t it will roll over to the next payout period.


Get Paid to Shop Online

You can see an example of my account above. I’ve earned over $700 since I’ve been getting cash back. You can see my pending balance and a few of the stores I’ve shopped at.  I’ve chosen the Paypal method for my payment but you can also have a check mailed if you prefer.

That’s it! You can get paid to shop online and it’s so easy. Now, just remember every time you shop online, go through Ebates to earn cash back.

Just make sure you’re signed up with Ebates to see the cash back. It’s free to sign up and if you sign up through my Ebates link, they’ll start you off with a $10 cash back bonus. Click this Ebates link to get started.

Make sure to head over and check out other ways to save money and ways to make extra income. If you haven’t created a budget, you’ll want to get started on that. Check out my easy ways to create a budget.

Do you use Ebates? How much cash back have you earned?

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