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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Ebates = Love!

I opened my e-mail and to my surprise, I got paid today yeh yuh! by Ebates that is! Now i know it really works hehe!
I'm notorious for shopping online and this is what encourages me to go spendin my $$$ on the world wide web. I'm sure most of u already know about this cash back site, but to those who are not familiar with it, here are some FAQ:
  • What is Ebates? Ebates is the pioneer and leader of online cash back shopping.
  • How does Ebates Work? Ebates has over 900 merchants. When we shop at those stores, ebates gets a commission, but instead of keeping the $$$ to themselves, they share it with us in the form of cash back. Note that you need to access those stores through the ebates website in order to receive cashback.
  • How to join? It's super easy and free. Go to their website, click here, just enter your email address, then select the bonus you want: $10 gift card from itunes/circuitcity/sephora/target or $5 cash to get started. You may also earn $5 for each referral you make when your friend signs up and becomes a qualified member.
  • How do we get paid? By check, paypal, or send it to your favorite charity.
  • When do we get paid? Every 3 months, they cut us a check for purchases posted during the previous quarter. See schedule below:
Purchases Posted Between Big Fat Check Sent
Jan 1-Mar 31 May 15
Apr 1-June 30 Aug 15
July 1-Sept 30 Nov 15
Oct 1-Dec 31 Feb 15
  • Do all purchases qualify for Cash Back Rewards? Virtually every item you purchase through Ebates qualifies for Cash Back. They cannot, however, give Cash Back for taxes, shipping, or any portion of a purchase that is paid for with coupons, gift certificates or a store credit. Any purchase of products and services in which the transaction is substantially completed by telephone does not qualify for a Cash Back. In addition, a few cases where merchants have specifically noted that they will not pay Cash Back are listed below:

    Merchant Related Exceptions:

    1-800 Petmeds: Purchases of prescription medication are not eligible for Cash Back.

    AutoBarn: Purchases of tires and new/used cars on AutoBarn are not eligible for Cash Back.

    Barnes & Noble.com: Purchases made through the "PC & Video Games" (GameStop.com) area of Barnes & Noble.com are not eligible for Cash Back. Video games and downloadable articles are not eligible for Cash Back, and custom Gift Cards are not eligible for Cash Back.

    Best Buy: Purchases of Notebooks/Laptops and Wii Hardware are not eligible for Cash Back.

    Beyond Blossoms: "fast delivery" orders are not eligible for Cash Back.

    Blue Nile: A maximum of $375.00 Cash Back can be earned for purchases at Blue Nile.

    Buy.com: Purchases in the "Cellular" category are not eligible for Cash Back.

    Cooking.com: All All-Clad products are not eligible for Cash Back.

    Crucial Technologies: "Resellers" are not eligible for Cash Back.

    Dell Computers: any purchase of Dell products and services in which the transaction is substantially completed by telephone or by a Dell salesperson, or any purchase of refurbished goods. Any orders placed through the Dell Business Alliance Systems Division, State & Local Government, Federal Government, Education, Healthcare, Medium & Large Business, Emerging Business and Internet Service Provider Divisions are not eligible for Cash Back rewards. Please be aware that Dell is unable to track orders that are made by linking between business units. If you click on Dell Home, Dell Home Software and Peripherals or Dell Small Business, the purchase needs to be made within that business unit. If you find that you have navigated away from the intended site or you wish to access other areas of the Dell Site, return to the Ebates home page and choose the appropriate link for the purchase.

    Disneyshopping: DisneyWorld park passes are not eligible for Cash Back.

    Drugstore.com: Vision Direct purchases from Drugstore.com are not eligible for Cash Back.

    eBay: Bids may not be placed using “sniping” tools. Cash back is not available on the following products and product categories: Business and Industrial, eBay Motors, Real Estate, eBay Giving Works or other purchases that benefit charities or non-profit organizations, and Gift certificates.

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car: Purchases of automobiles at Enterprise do not qualify to earn Cash Back rewards. Cash back will post to your account within 21 days of the completion of your rental use.

    Expedia: Cash back rewards on Expedia purchases may not appear in your Ebates account until after your travel dates have passed. Also, purchases of 'WebFare' travel and Expedia Corporate Orders do not qualify to earn Cash Back.

    Franklin Covey: Purchases of workshops, programs and training are not eligible for Cash Back.

    Hallmark: Stamps, gift boxes and gift cards are not eligible for Cash Back.

    Hotels.com: Cash Back may not appear in your account until 35 days after your travel has been completed.

    LetsTalk.com: Purchases of accessories do not qualify to earn a Cash Back.

    Macy's: Purchases at Macy's "Wedding Channel" do not qualify for Cash Back.

    Mr. InkMan: Hewlett Packard products bought at Mr. Inkman are not eligible for Cash Back.

    Netflix: Purchases of gift subscriptions do not qualify to earn Cash Back.

    Office Depot: Purchases made at the Business Services Division of Office Depot are not eligible for Cash Back.

    Orbitz: Purchases on Activities are not eligible for Cash Back

    Overstock: Purchases of travel at Overstock are not eligible for Cash Back.

    PCConnection: Existing PC Connection Customers using their Internet Business Accounts for the purchase are not eligible for Cash Back.

    QVC: To earn Cash Back your QVC order must be purchased and paid for in-full by credit/debit card during the Ebates shopping session. Use of QCard or EZ Pay will not earn Ebates Cash Back. In addition, orders using "waitlist," "auto-renew," "pre-order," or "auto-delivery" are not eligible for Cash Back.

    Ross-Simons: Purchases of loose diamonds are not eligible for cash back.

    Sears: Purchases made on Sears auctions or at any licensed partners, gifts cards, and Lands End merchandise are not eligible to earn Cash Back.

    ShopNBC: Orders placed through the NBC Store beginning on January 8th, 2006 do not qualify to earn Cash Back.

    Shutterfly: pre-paid plans do not qualitfy to earn Cash Back.

    SmoothFitness: purchases of EVO treadmills do not qualify to earn Cash Back.

    Snapfish: Pre-paid plans do not qualify to earn Cash Back.

    Sony: Purchases of car audio products do not qualify to earn Cash Back.

    Tivo: Purchases of accessories do not qualify to earn Cash Back.

    Verizon Wireless: Purchases of phones and accessories are not eligible for Cash Back. Verizon Wireless' offer is for pre-paid plans only.

    Wal-Mart: Purchases of tires and optical products are not eligible Cash Back.

    Wireless Emporium: Purchases of cell phone or cell phone plans do not qualify to earn Cash Back (accessories only).

    Other Exceptions:

    In-Store Pickup: purchases made online but picked up at the merchant store do not qualify to earn Cash Back.

    Merchant catalogs: Any order for a merchant catalog is not eligible for Cash Back.

    Monthly Deliveries: such as Wine-of-the-month clubs, monthly pet food deliveries and telephone service packages are not eligible for Cash Back rewards unless all months are paid for up front through Ebates.

    Prescriptions: purchases of prescription medications are not eligible for Cash Back rewards in the Ebates shopping program.

    Google Checkout: we cannot ensure that cash-back will be earned if Google Checkout is used as the method of payment for your purchase. Back to top

For more FAQ answered, click here. I first saw Ebates late last year on yummiebitez' blog and was hesitant at first cuz prior to ebates, i signed up for PriceLimbo.com but never got my cashback for some reason. Their customer service sucked big time and never replied to my e-mails grrr! I used that site for my Sephora F&F Discount Purchases which i got over $500 worth of items. Can u imagine how mad it made me not gettin my cash back??? i was already countin my chickens before they hatched lol! Anyhoo, I highly recommend ebates to everyone. I waited till i got paid before spreading the news to y'all. I know that many of you are not keen on purchasing stuff online but this is something to consider if ever you decide to. If you wanna be referred by me, my e-mail address is marie_tejero@yahoo.com Thanks luvlies!!!

8 comments:

Zuuchini said...

i never knew about that site! i'mma go check it out now, thank you!

xppinkx said...

hey <3

i need to get on this ebates stuff...

free cash back!!! why not!!! helps pay for my junk food!!!

jen said...

how did you get them to send to your paypal account? I received a check? thanks.

SwatchCrazee said...

@zuuchini: yea it really works!

SwatchCrazee said...

@pink: yes babe, now i know it works! i can finally recommend it =)

SwatchCrazee said...

@jen:when u log in, go to 'my ebates' , then go to 'cash back method' on the left side, then change it to paypal.

Michael Stapp said...

Uhhhhhhhhhhh, ebates isn't paying. See thier own blog http://blog1.ebates.com/ebates/2009/02/for-those-of-you-missing-cash-back-payments.html

But, congratulations on the most annoying background music anywhere!

SwatchCrazee said...

@Michael: i got my cash back so im not complaining. wtf is ur problem bullying people like me around. mind ur own shiz. gosh.