Do you use Ebates? I am ashamed to say that even though I've known about it for years, I only recently started using it. I had assumed it would be extra complicated all this time.
But you know what? It's so easy! And I am completely kicking myself for not using it to make money back all of these years.
Here's how it works. Click here to sign up if you are not yet a member. It's free and takes 15 seconds. Then see that search box in the top right? Type in the website you plan on shopping on. And then click to shop as usual. You will then automatically earn a percentage of your purchase price back in CASH via Ebates. Crazy easy, huh?!
Here's an example I did yesterday:
Click to use or sign up with Ebates.
Then in the search box, type restaurants.com
Then shop as usual for gifts or for yourself. I picked up three $25 gift certificates, for just $10/each. Then before checkout, I used the code STOCKING to take off 80%. Bringing my total for the three gift certificates (worth $75) from $30 down to just $6.
Did you follow that? That code takes an additional 80% off your total! How awesome!!
But it gets better because right now Ebates is giving you 30% cash back on all restaurant.com purchases. So a $25 gift certificate will cost you just $2 after the coupon code and then earn you $0.60 back. In the end, your out of pocket cost will be just $1.40!
I picked up one as a gift and two just because. It's nice to have them on hand to share with friends or to treat yourself when you feel like a night out and about.