I’ve tried every savings trick in the book, so just trust me: THIS shopping hack is guaranteed to make you money EVERY TIME.
In my quest to be a savvy shopper, I’ve tried many tricks and tools. Here on Family Savvy, I only share and recommend what I’ve tried and what works for busy women. Coupons? Ain’t NOBODY got time for that LOL. And with this shopping hack, coupons are so yesterday:-)
I’m about to give you the real deal low down on Ebates and how I’ve literally made thousands of dollars cash back. Before you read any further, you can go ahead and sign up right here right now. It just makes sense (and cents).
What is Ebates and how does it work?
I can personally attest that this savvy shopping hack is guaranteed to save you money because in less than 6 months, I’ve saved hundreds of dollars. If you are an online shopper, this little trick is a no-brainer.
- Sign Up. This hack is Ebates.com, and you’ve probably heard of it, but you may not be utilizing it’s cash back benefits. In less than 5 minutes, you can sign up for an account here.
- Install the Ebates button on your computer. Once you are signed up, click here to install the Ebates cash back button on your browser. I installed a button on both Chrome and Safari (some retailers only work on Chrome).
- Download the Ebates app on your phone. This allows you to use Ebates for mobile shopping and to pay for Ebates in stores with linked credit cards.
How it works. Each time you visit an online shop, if you have your Ebates button installed, you’ll get a pop up reminder that also shows exactly how much cash back is offered by the store at which you are shopping. For instance, in the image below, I share the pop up that appeared when I went to Athleta…..Note: You must press the red button to activate the cash back…..this is important.
Once you click the activate savings button, you’ll get confirmation that you are getting savings with the “congratulations” button. See the image below….
Here is another way Ebates helps with shopping. I recently needed to buy a pair of Uggs (which are rarely on sale or discounted). I made my shopping decision based on Ebates discounts. See the diagram below.
Prior to using Ebates, I probably would’ve immediately gone to Zappos for the 2-day shipping. But using Ebates, I went to the site to see where the biggest discounts were offered. So just by choosing an Ebates cash back retailer, I got the boots at a $7.80 savings (which will be in Ebates cash back).
Friends, it really couldn’t be easier. I love it, and my only regret is that I didn’t get myself properly set up with Ebates sooner. Just last month, I made a nice little savings in the span of one month of normal shopping…see below.
It is just that easy. I can’t recommend it enough. Hope this helps those of you who want to save every penny possible while shopping. As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay (shopping) savvy!!!