It’s time to prepare for the holiday season. I already started my online shopping for holiday gifts. Before you shop, you should get your online cash back plan in order.
I’ll highlight a few of my favorite cash back programs over the next few weeks… because we all love Free Money .
The first is Ebates . It offers cash back for over 900 stores. We’ve used it in the past for purchases from Target, Buy.com, and Zappos. The cash back rewards range from 1% to 25%.
How it Works
$5 sign up bonus. You get a $5 bonus when you sign up and make your first purchase.
Payments. Ebates  sends rewards via check or Paypal on August 14th, November 15th, February 15th, and May 15th. You’ll get a payment every time you earn over $5 in rewards (excluding sign up and referral bonuses.)
Referrals. Make even more money by referring a friend. You’ll each get an extra $5 after their first purchase.
Tips and Tricks
Daily double. Check out the Daily Double each day. Ebates  selects one store each day and gives double cash back for purchases between 12:00 AM and 11:59 PM PST that day.
Compare rewards. Don’t forget to check ev’reward  whenever you buy online to figure out which program has the highest cash back!