Ebates is the pioneer and leader of online Cash Back Shopping. The company was founded in 1998 by two Deputy District Attorneys in Silicon Valley who used to prosecute online fraud & identity theft before starting Ebates (so you can be sure we are very into secure online transactions!). So go ahead, sign up and start shopping now. Joining Ebates is always free - you'll never pay us anything. And four times a year or more, we'll mail you a Big Fat Check, or transfer the money to your PayPal account if you'd prefer. We can even send the money to your favorite charity. All 100% free.
People often ask: "This sounds too good to be true, how are you able to do it?" It really is quite simple. Just like almost every other online shopping center, we get a commission from the stores when you make a purchase. Instead of keeping that money - like almost all other sites do - we share it with you!
So, as long as 1200+ of the world's top online stores are happy to pay a bonus to attract the new, valuable customers we send their way, Ebates is going to continue to send Big Fat Checks to our satisfied customers across the globe.
I've used ebates for years and they ALWAYS pay. The few times I've had transactions that weren't being properly credited to my account, customer service has jumped right on it and gotten it taken care of. They promptly deposit my earnings into my PayPal account so I don't have to even think about it! Because they're consistent about paying, I tend to use them even if they're maybe not quite the highest payers. They're always near the top though so it works for me. Nice to get money back on stuff I would have bought anyway!
Feb 20,2011 12:45pm
Let me be clear, I will never use them again.. 2 out of my 3 transactions never made it into my account. I contact CS, they do nothing!! Terrible service, and response time is slow !
Feb 17,2011 5:04pm
I agree with sperry8 that these guys don't generally have the pay cash back. Used this site a lot earlier, until I found our there were other cooler sites out there who offered more cash back! Thanks CashReporter! :D
Nov 10,2010 3:22am
A good cashback service.
After making a purchase, a buyer is notified of his or her cashback amount usually within 5 days of their online purchase.
The cashback amounts are often reasonable and vary according to the merchant.
The payouts are consistent and reliable.
May 06,2010 10:19pm
I have used other cash back sites, but this is my favorite. They have a ton of stores (even eBay) and once my cash back didn't post and customer service was prompt and helpful.
Apr 21,2010 10:20am
A decent one - but generally not the highest cash back percentage for ecommerce. However, they are one of the best on travel related cash back. No on demand payout option - but at least when they do pay out they remit funds via Paypal.
Mar 17,2010 2:29pm