Our holiday cash back  series continues this week with Ebates!
This year, during our holiday cash back series, we’re highlighting our favorites! Don mentioned that he likes to stick with Ebates .
Apparently, I use Ebates a lot too… I just logged into my account and saw that I earned over $750 in cash back from using ebates for shopping last holiday season!
Since Ebates offers a sign up bonus and a huge referral bonus in addition to cash back for online shopping, it also moves higher up on my list.
How to Get Your $10 Ebates Sign Up Bonus
- Sign up for an Ebates  account.
- Make your first $25 purchase using Ebates.
- You’ll get a $10 gift card bonus for Macy’s, Kohl’s, Walmart or Target.
How to Get Your $100 Ebates Bonus
Typically, you can earn $5 for each friend you refer to Ebates who makes a $25 purchase. However, during the holiday season this year (October 1- December 31), they are running extra referral bonuses. Here’s how to get extra bonuses:
- Refer one friend to Ebates  to earn $5.
- Refer two friends to Ebates to earn $50.
- Refer three friends to Ebates to earn $100.
The bonuses for the third friend have gone up a lot. Last holiday season it was $75 for three friends. Hopefully, everyone can find three friends or family members. To qualify for the referral, friends have one year after sign up to make their $25 purchase online! You cannot self-refer, but I have successfully referred my spouse.
Here’s more from Kate on Ebates if you aren’t familiar with the program:
What is Ebates?
Ebates is a site that allows you to click through to popular online retailers and earn cash back in the process. For example, if you want to buy a sweater at J. Crew, you can go to J. Crew’s site and just buy it.
But, even better, you can go to Ebates.com , click through to J. Crew’s site from there and receive 5% of your purchase back into your Ebates account. Then, once each quarter Ebates will send you a check or deposit your cash back into your PayPal account, as long as your account balance is over $5.
What are some of the stores I can shop at?
There are over 1,800 stores you can shop at through Ebates and they run the gamut. For example, you can use it to buy clothes from Banana Republic, flowers from FTD, books from Barnes and Noble or jewelry at Blue Nile!
How can I earn even more cash back?
Bonus Cash Back. Especially during the holidays, for example, on Black Friday, Ebates  tends to run specials for double cash back or more which means you can really benefit from timing a big purchase you were going to make anyway. For example, Walgreens usually offers 4% cash back but can go as high as 8%.