Most people these days are doing a lot of shopping online. Sometimes I feel like it is easier to find what you want when you are using the internet. When I am shopping at a store I consider myself to be a “discount” shopper since I always am shopping the clearance racks. Online shopping gives you these same options, but I am always looking to save MORE! Here is what I have found to be the best way to shop online and save money!
I came across a site that had something pop up about EBATES. I had never heard of this before, but it said that I could get money back from my purchase. So…..I looked into it. Somewhat skeptical of how it was going to work, I went ahead and signed up. I looked into how the site worked. It turns out that they give you a certain percentage (each store is different, but the percentage is shown) back on all purchases done thru their site. Since I was doing a purchase on my cell phone, it had recommended that I also download the app. Let me tell you, this is now my “go-to” when it comes to online shopping.
Just by signing up I got a $5 bonus. I was getting ready to do some online back to school shopping for my daughter so I wanted to try this and see how it worked. My first purchase was from JC Penney’s and I got almost $4 back from a $124 purchase. Now, this does not seem like much, but this was on top of the sales they had and the coupons for 15% AND free shipping. Now, I had to figure out how to get this money that it was saving me.
This is where My Big Fat Payment comes in. No, this is not what I am calling it. This is really what they call it. You can choose how you want to get your money back from them. Want them to send you a check? Add it to your Pay Pal? Even send it to someone else. No problem. You can choose exactly what to do with YOUR money. I choose to get a check sent to me, that was there were no “hidden” fees taken that I did not read about. It looked like there was a Big Fat Payment done ever 3 months, but to my surprise I got my check early. It was actually nice and yet funny to see a check come in the mail that was labeled “Big Fat Payment.”
Have a friend that likes to save just as much as you? Send them a Tell-A-Friend email from their site, and you both will be rewarded once qualified. This is a good way for you to save more, get bonus money and to help your friends out all at the same time! It really does not get much better than this!
I have the EBATES app on my phone and our tablet. Anytime I want to purchase anything that is the first thing that I go to. They offer a place to search for a store to see if it is on their site. You can also search for an item specifically and see what store offers the best price and percentage back. You can also see what special offers stores have too like free shipping or 20% off your purchase. Shopping from a computer? I recommend downloading the EBATES Cash Back Extension. Anytime you go to a site that EBATES offers money back for, your toolbar will notify you of this. This comes in handy when you get caught up and are not shopping thru their app. They remind you to SAVE money!
Now that we are in 2015 and shopping online is something that is done very frequently, I urge you to look into EBATES. It really has changed the way that I use the internet when looking to buy something. In my opinion, it really is the best way to shop online and save money!
Have you tried using this? What else do you use to save money online?