Monday Only: Earn 10 Percent Cash Back by Shopping Online

Want a head start on your holiday gift list? Need to book a vacation? Got any other manner of shopping to do? It will cost you less today.

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You can save an extra 10 percent on most anything you buy online today if you act fast.

Ebates.com is currently offering 10 percent cash back at dozens of online retailers — but it’s a one-day promotion, good only for Monday, Sept. 24.

The retailers and other merchants participating in this promotion include:

  • American Eagle
  • Hotels.com
  • IT Cosmetics
  • JCPenney
  • Levi’s
  • Macy’s
  • Michael Kors
  • Overstock.com
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Staples
  • The Container Store
  • The Home Depot
  • Ulta Beauty
  • Under Armour
  • Vera Bradley

To view the full list of participating retailers, visit Ebates’ webpage about the promotion.

Using cash-back portals

Ebates is what’s known as a cash-back portal. That means that when you shop online by going through Ebates’ website — or its mobile app or browser extension — you earn cash rebates. This free money is commonly called “cash back.”

To earn cash back, visit Ebates’ website and select the retailer where you want to shop. From there, you will be redirected to the retailer’s website. Alternatively, you can use the app or extension.

Cash-back portals receive a commission from retailers for referring online shoppers to those retailers’ websites. Then, the portals share that commission with shoppers. So, your cash back is your share of that commission.

To get started with Ebates or any other cash-back portal, just sign up for an account. Signing up for and using Ebates is free.

Other cash-back portals that also are free include:

Even if you already have an Ebates account, you might want to check out other portals, as some portals are known to offer more cash back than others at a given retailer.

To learn more about cash-back portals, check out “3 Websites That Pay You for Shopping.”

Do you have a favorite cash-back portal? Let us know which one and why by commenting below or on our Facebook page.

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Karla Bowsher
Karla Bowsher
I’m a freelance journalist and former newspaper reporter who has covered both personal and public finance. I've worked for a top 50 major metro daily and a community newspaper as well as ... More

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