Do you like free money?
Recently I discovered a great little treasure called Ebates. Well, I can’t take the credit for discovering it. Chris Peach actually told me about it. I’ve been taking his Awesome Money Course, and learning a great deal, by the way, about how to stop living paycheck to paycheck. Anyway, he taught me about many ways to save money.
Here’s how it works. You don’t have to do anything but add the extension to your browser. This is for real. It runs in the background when you’re shopping online and lets you know how much of a rebate you will get when you order.
I started with Ebates in December, did most of my Christmas shopping online, and I already received at $23 check. Now, I realize that doesn’t sound like much money, but, if you shop online a lot, like I do, this will really add up. I’m all for free money, so even if it only adds up to $100 in a year, who doesn’t want a free $100?
Plus, I like that I don’t have to do anything, it just runs in the background and updates me. Also, Ebates sends out email promos, to alert for additional deals. For instance, this morning, there was an email from Ebates about Petco. Now, I’ve never considered having my pet food delivered, because I always thought shipping would be too expensive. I would not have known about the current deal from Petco had it not been for Ebates. So, I went to Petco.com, and shopped for the cat food that I buy. There was a Petco Members promo with a discounted price, plus free shipping, plus an additional $5 off. And, there was a a 4% rebate. I ended up getting my pet food for far less than retail, and I don’t have to remember to stop at the store on my way home from work to buy cat food. I won’t have angry cats meowing at me because I forget their food. Big bonus!!
When you sign up for Ebates, they will put $10 in your account just to get you started.
I think it’s a no-brainer. I love saving money, and this is one of the easiest ways I’ve ever found to do so.
How do you save money?