Cyber Monday sales are underway — and so are extra cash back promotions.
More than 600 retailers are offering double cash back through Ebates.com today. That’s more retailers than I can ever recall offering double cash back via Ebates on a single day — and I’ve been using the cash-back portal for more than five years.
So far this year, I’ve received three quarterly checks from Ebates totaling $41.11. My next check will be for more than $30, largely because of holiday shopping promotions like this one.
Just to name a few, some of the Ebates top cash-back offers currently include:
- American Greetings e-cards: 30 percent
- Ashworth Golf: 16 percent
- Blue Mountain e-cards: 30 percent
- Callaway Apparel: 12 percent
- Carol’s Daughter: 12 percent
- Clarisonic: 12 percent
- Dell: 12 percent (Note that Dell as well as Neiman Marcus and Shoebuy are among the “33 Retailers With Free Shipping — No Matter How Little You Spend.”)
- eBags.com: 20 percent
- Fannie May Candies: 15 percent
- JCPenney: 15 percent
- L’Occitane: 12 percent
- Macy’s: 12 percent
- Nautica: 12 percent
- Neiman Marcus: 14 percent
- Saks Fifth Avenue: 12 percent
- Saks Off Fifth: 12 percent
- Saucony: 11 percent
- Shoebuy: 12 percent
- Snapfish: 15 percent
- The Popcorn Factory: 15 percent
- Things Remembered: 13 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 if you go to their sites from Ebates.
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.
Ebates is among the oldest and best-known cash-back portals, but it’s not the only one.
Swagbucks.com — a site that helps you earn various types of financial rewards for activities you already do online — also has a cash-back portal. (To learn more about Swagbucks, check out “How You Can Earn $250 Monthly Just for Watching Videos, Shopping Online and Surfing the Web.”)
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 still plan to shop) on Cyber Monday? Let us know below or on Facebook.
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