If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know that I’m a lover of online shopping, and saving time.
These are two of my most powerful tools as a mom. The time savings from not going into a store to shop allows me the extra time needed to dedicate to this blog, my family and also personal time as well.
While I love all the perks that come with shopping online, such as not having to drive around to find a parking space, or not having to stand in long check out lines, there’s also another secret reason why I love shopping online, and it’s because it makes me money every week!
As a new mom or mom of young children, you’re probably realizing just how much shopping you do week to week.
From groceries, to diapers, to baby food, and especially diapers, did I mention that one already?
Imagine putting cash in your pocket every time you purchase something. Sounds great doesn’t it!?
I personally love the idea of online shopping. It brings me joy to see the Amazon box land peacefully on my doorstep, and I love knowing that the only hard part is picking it up from the doorstep.
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How I make money shopping online
Have you ever heard of Ebates? I seriously love Ebates. It’s one of the ways I make money online.
You can make money also, because using Ebates is super easy.
You shop, then you earn cash. You can either choose to get your cash back by using Paypal, or you can get an actual check mailed to you. With Ebates, you can earn anywhere from 1% – 10% cash back.
What Ebates is
Ebates is an online company which offers great coupons and sales from over 1800 online retailers.
So rather than going from store to store to find these coupons and sales, they are all readily available to you in one place.
Sort of like someone doing the coupon cutting for you! Retailers pay a commission to Ebates for sending traffic to their sites, and then Ebates shares these commissions with you!
What Ebates is not
Ebates is not one of those annoying in store programs where you sign up, get points, and can only use those points at certain times.
It’s also not a rebate program, so don’t worry about having to fill out any forms and having to mail them in to get your money.
How To Get Started With Ebates
Simply go to www.ebates.com or download the app in the app store.
- Create an account
- Find the category you’d like to shop for, by using the search button
- You can also search for a specific store as well
Once you click on the name of the store, you can see the amount of cash back which is being offered.
After you click the “Shop” button next to the category or store’s name, the amount of cash back is activated, and Ebates re-directs you to the store where you can do your shopping as you normally would.
Within 1 week of completing you online shopping trip and paying for your products, your cash back is added to your account. But honestly, I usually see my cash back the next day, it’s that quick!
Do you feel like making $10 today?
The minute you sign up with Ebates you automatically get $10 in your account. Um..cha ching!
Instead of shopping by directly going to the sites that you love, check Ebates first to see what type of cash back, promotions or coupons are available.
I totally stopped paying full price for things once I started using Ebates, plus I always get the most money back every time I shop by carefully selecting the stores that will offer the highest percentage of cash back. It’s literally so easy to make money.
..But wait there’s more!
In addition to the $10 you receive the minute you sign up, Ebates also has a referral program, where you can earn a continuous stream of cash by referring other people.
Once you sign up you receive a referral code that you can give to friends and family.
If you refer someone, and they spend at least $25, you get $15 cash back for your referral and each person you have referred gets an instant $10 for signing up.
You get money, she gets money, he gets money, we all get money! Total win win.
Use my referral link Thiswaymommy and earn your instant $10 once you’ve spent $25 on a purchases that qualify. Thank you for the support 🙂
What stores are included?
So you may be thinking that Ebates is probably just for unknown stores or stores that people rarely shop.
Well, you would be wrong on both counts! Some of their most popular stores are
JC Penny…hmm ok. Walmart…interesting. Amazon….yes please!!!!
Here are just a few other stores on Ebates:
As a new mom, you have to take the time to pamper yourself too! Avon offers 2.5% cash back through Ebates
Filled with learning tools for young children and toddlers, Ebates offers a 2% cash back for ABCMouse.com qualifying purchases.
Baby Depot is well known for quality baby gear and through Ebates you get up to 2.5% when you make purchases there
From fitbits to massagers to furniture, you can find it at Brookstone, and earn up to 10% back in cash on purchases which qualify
Buy Buy Baby
For all your baby products, get 2% hard cash back when you shop here
Get the most georgous baby outfits and accessories at Carters. By shopping through your Ebates account, you will earn 2.5% cash back
Maybe you end up having to travel with a new baby or have to travel after having a baby. It doesn’t have to cost you full price, as you can also earn up to 5% by shopping on CheapTicket.com, through your Ebates account.
With toddlers, you’ll never have enough crayola products, and by shopping online through Ebates, you can unlock up to 5%
Nobody said you can’t look your best as a new mom, and you can do so with DressLily, and earn yourself up to 6% cash back in your account
Gap Kids & Gap Maternity
You’ve seen the commercials, and you know what chic and affordable clothing Gap offers both for babies and for new mommies. Activate 6% cash back through both of these stores
Some other great stores and cash back can by found at Kohls (3%), LLBean (2%), Old Navy (2%), OshKosh B’gosh (2.5%), Walgreens (7%), Walmart (10%) and The Honest Company (4%). Just to name a few.
I don’t know about you, but I’m not one to say no to free cash. Use the money earned to buying more stuff for your new baby!
It may seem like a little bit of money, but it adds up the more you shop, and you already have a great head start with the free $10 you earn once you sign up.
Is Ebates For Online Purchases Only?
You can also earn if you prefer to shop in store. On your Ebates account, simply click the “In Store Cash Back”, and you can activate in store percentage savings as well.
Big Lots offers 1% in store cash back, Gap offers 2%, and BuyBuyBaby also offers 2% in store cash back, just to give you a few examples. Just show your code at check out.
So what are you waiting for? Stop shopping directly in store, and start earning some extra cash by shopping through Ebates.
No extra sign up forms or subscriptions or rebates that you have to mail in, just straight cash added to your account every time you shop!
Have you ever used Ebates? Tell me about your experience in the comments below.
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