Personal Finance

How to Save Money Shopping Online

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Online shopping is the norm for me. We live in a small community with limited access to stores so I rely on online shopping to get items my family wants and needs. And yes, the delivery drivers all know me well!

I’ve learned a couple tips and tricks over the years to saving money when shopping online. The biggest and most important one, in my books, is to use Ebates! If you’re not using Ebates yet, stop what you are doing and go Sign Up. You can thank me later. has been around for a number of years and has over 2 million members. In fact, they are celebrating their fifth birthday on August 28th. I’ve been a member since 2012 and I use their site religiously. They’ve saved me so much money.

What is

Ebates is an online shopping portal with over 750 stores that you probably already shop at regularly. They give you Cash Back on your purchases when you visit Ebates and then do your shopping. It’s important that you remember to start your online shopping by visiting Ebates FIRST. Write a sticky note and put it on your computer to remind you! Eventually, it will become second nature.

How Does Ebates Work

How It Works is super easy. After you’ve signed up for your free account (all you’ll need is an email and password), simply find the store you want to shop at and click through to visit their store. Each store will have their own Cash Back percentage with some as high as 30%. Then, simply shop as you normally would and you’ll see the Cash Back money added to your Ebates account within 7 days. It doesn’t get any simpler than that!

I love that many of my favourite stores are on Ebates. My faves are, Staples,, Chapters-Indigo, The Body Shop and Old Navy. New Stores are added regularly. You can even Shop With Double Cash Back at some very popular retailers. I spy, The Home Depot and eBay often on the list.

One of the key reasons why I love so much, besides the fact that I’m saving money, is its simplicity. Ebates tracks my purchases and the money automatically shows up in my account. There is nothing I need to do on my part except shop! No fees, no points to redeem, no forms to fill out. Each quarter, Ebates will send you your Cash Back in your choice of either a Big Fat Cheque or Paypal payment.

The question really is why wouldn’t you want to earn Cash Back and have access to over 5,000 coupons from your favourite retailers? You are shopping online anyways so it just makes good sense to do it through Ebates.

When you’re shopping for a new BBQ, summer outfit or whatever else your family needs this summer, do it through Ebates and earn money! My daughter’s 19th birthday is coming up soon so I’ve been browsing stores to find the perfect gift to celebrate the special occasion

Tell Your Friends

Refer a Friend and earn even more money! You’ll be helping them out by sharing an important money-saving tool and earning a bit of extra cash in the process. Every quarter there is a new incentive for you to refer your friends to the site! Right now, you can get $45 when you refer three friends so spread the word.

Do you shop online? If so, are you using Ebates?

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Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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