Wednesday, August 31, 2016

How I MAKE money while shopping!

Hey guys!
So I'm sure we have all been watching TV and on comes an Ebates commercial.  I've seen them hundreds of times and always had the same thought in my head....what's the catch?!?! and never really looked into it.

So last year around November my mom calls me and says "Jackie, have you ever used Ebates"
Long story short...Ebates is my new BFF. It's the ONLY way I shop now. I wish I was doing this a lonnng time ago!  So thanks Mom! 
And no, Ebates is not sponsoring this post haha!   I truly love this program and feel like everyone should be using it!  I mean, who doesn't love getting cash back to shop!  

You can join Ebates here.  And don't worry, you don't have to pay a PENNY to use their services.

And Just FYI, I have the Mobile App on my phone and the Ebates Button on my computer so you can use it either way!  

99% of the stores I shop at are included.  We are talking: Nordstrom, Macy's, Sephora, Old Navy, BaubleBar, Tory Burch, JCrew (just to name a few)
They have over 2,000 stores that can earn you cash back! 

How it Works


Okay so back to how it works.  Let's talk mobile first!
First, make sure you download the  Mobile App

If on our phone, just click the Ebates App and search the store you are wanting to shop at.  Once you find your store, click "Shop Now" to activate your cash back percentage and you will be sent to that store's website and shop like normal.  There's nothing more to do. 

This is how the app looks on your cell phone!

Seeeeee, I already have $192 cash back! 


On your computer, first make sure you download the   Ebates Button
 Once you go to a store's website, the Ebates button will pop up allowing you to activate your cash back.  Once you activate your cash back, just shop like normal! 

Here is how it should look on your computer.


Getting Paid

Now for the good stuff!  Every quarter, you receive a "Big Fat Check"  in the mail / Paypal with your total cash back amount for that period.  It's serious THAT easy!  No gimmicks!

You can track your cash back under your "Accounts" page and you also get an email with your cash back amount from your purchase. (sometimes, it takes a few just depends on the store)

They even have a new option where you can earn cash back in-stores.  I have yet to do this but you can read more about that here

Around Black Friday and Christmas, most stores even offer double cash back.  I did ALL my Christmas Shopping last year on Ebates and earned money back on items I was going to purchase regardless.

I'm telling you, I was skeptical at first, but my only regret is that I didn't sign up earlier. Now I can justify to my husband why the UPS truck makes frequent deliveries to our house. haha!

If you have any questions at all about it, just leave them below and I'll be happy to answer them!  Happy Shopping!


  1. Holy cow! I need to do this! That's amazing! :)

    1. And it's soooo easy to use! I wish I was doing it a looooong time ago! lol!

  2. Great post! I too use Ebates. As a retail shopaholic I check the site before I buy anything online.

    April |

  3. JACKIE- this is going to be the most dangerous program ever! I might just have to try it :-) I can't believe this is the first time I'm not just flipping through insta and I'm actually checking out your blog! It's amazing! xoxo
    Meg Dunigan (@marguerite_mckenna)

    1. Thank you sooooooo much! You made my day! xoxo

  4. I'll have to check this out! Hugs, Kait