Early Black Friday sales are underway, and so are extra-cash-back promotions from Ebates.
As of Monday, about 50 retailers are offering double cash back through Ebates.com. Some of the top deals include:
- Backcountry.com: 8 percent cash back
- Dell: 12 percent (Note that Dell and Neiman Marcus are among the “33 Retailers With Free Shipping — No Matter How Little You Spend.”)
- Finish Line: 8 percent
- Groupon: 9 percent
- Kay Jewelers: 7 percent
- Kiehl’s: 8 percent
- Kohl’s: 8 percent (Note that Kohl’s started its Black Friday sale online Monday.)
- Neiman Marcus: 8 percent
- Neiman Marcus Last Call: 8 percent
- New Balance: 10 percent
- Nike: 9 percent
- Old Navy: 8 percent
- Saks Fifth Avenue: 8 percent
- The Body Shop: 8 percent
- Toms Shoes: 10 percent
- Ugg: 7 percent
- Under Armour: 8 percent
Ebates is what’s known as a cash-back portal. By doing your online shopping through Ebates, you’ll earn cash back — during this promotion and in the future — on purchases from any of more than 2,000 retailers.
There is no “catch.” Ebates receives a commission from retailers for referring online shoppers to those retailers’ websites. Then Ebates shares that commission with shoppers to encourage them to continue using Ebates.
It’s free to sign up for an Ebates account, and it’s free to use the portal.
You will receive your cash back from Ebates quarterly, as long as you’ve accumulated at least $5.01 in cash back. So far this year, I’ve received three checks totaling $41.11. Better yet, my next check will be for well over $20, partly because I’ve already started taking advantage of early holiday sales.
Ebates is among the oldest and best known cash-back portals, but it’s not the only one.
Even if you already have an Ebates account, you might want to check out other cash-back portals because different portals often offer different cash-back percentages for a given retailer.
What sales have you taken advantage of, or which ones do you plan to shop, this week? Let us know below or on Facebook.