The shopper’s secret weapon: Ebates.

I love finding good deals online and being a savvy shopper and that’s why I’m sharing one of my shopping secrets: Ebates. Ebates allows me to stuff my pockets back with some of the money I spend anyway and gives me and my friends bonuses just for using it!

In this post, we’ll be talking about what Ebates is, how you can save and earn money using Ebates, whether it’s a scam or not (quick answer: so not a scam!) and whether or not the program has worked for me.

Is Ebates is the perfect savvy shopping tool? Find out inside…

You’re already shopping. I use Ebates to get free money back in my pockets, and you can too!

Ebates is a very easy program to use. Sometimes I make a purchase online, realize I forgot to use Ebates and slap my forehead because I didn’t remember. Who doesn’t want free money back in their pockets just for shopping?

Already ready? Sign up for Ebates now and receive $10 in free cash back just for registering via this link!

What is Ebates? Simply, it’s a cash-back aggregator. There are no coupon codes for you to remember, no hoops to jump through. Once registered, all you have to do is click on the Ebates link for the store you’re shopping at and once your checkout is completed you’ll receive your cash back reward in your Ebates account!

Some online shopping tools are complicated and frustrating to use. I love Ebates because it’s so easy. Registering on their website takes less than 60 seconds. Once you’re registered you can set your favorite stores to shop at or simply search for a retailer.

It’s all the couponing you want to do in one place.

Want to know what percentage cash back a store is offering? All you have to do is look at the percentage number next to the store name while you are on Ebates.com.

Want to get cash back from Ebates stores, the stores you already shop at? All you do is log into your Ebates account and click on whatever brand you are interested in shopping at. There are over 2,000 stores where you can earn cash back, so there are plenty of options (blog favorite Ebates stores include Boden, Anthropologie, Nordstrom, Gap, Amazon, J.Crew, Sephora, Nike, and more.). Then shop like you normally would and you will earn cash back. It’s that easy! Many stores often offer double cash back!

The best part? Ebates is totally FREE! No monthly fee, no fee that you have to pay to Ebates, or anything like that. It is absolutely free to you to use Ebates.

 

There are over 2,000 stores that participate in Ebates — your favorite stores offering you cash back!

Cash back is great, but what if a store is running an awesome promo? Good news: you can still use coupon codes and promo codes while using Ebates. So if Boden is running a 20% off your purchase promotion, you can get that 20% off and still use Ebates. So many people think you can’t do both and that’s not the case.

You can save money on your online purchases by using coupon codes and discounts at your stores of choice just like you normally would, AND you can earn money back by shopping on that website by clicking on Ebates’ link. Does anything beat that?

In the last 6 months alone I’ve earned over $600 cash back. $600 cash back on money I would have spent anyway! Nothing like lining your pockets with a bit of extra money, right? It’s the savvy way to shop for things I already need and want.

You can also continue supporting Effortlessly with Roxy’s affiliate links and get your cash back! Simply read the posts here and click on any product links like you normally would. You can even add items you like to your cart or wishlist. Then, before you check out, head to Ebates and click the store’s cash back offer to make sure you get your free cash back! It’s a win-win for both of us.

Sometimes I get asked if Ebates is a scam. The simple answer is NO, Ebates is not a scam!

Ebates makes their money by being an affiliate, just like I am an affiliate for all the stores we talk about on this blog. That’s how they are able to pay people like you and me. They make money whenever you shop through their site links. It’s exactly the same way it works when you click on my affiliate links; I make a little bit of money.

Here’s an example: Sephora is listed on Ebates.com. Sephora pays a percentage of its sales to Ebates for being an affiliate and for referring customers to them. Ebates then gives you a little bit of that percentage as well for using their website. Everyone wins and no one is a part of some made-up Ebates scam.

When it comes to cash back sites, Ebates is the easiest and most fun to use in my book! Plus, when you register through my link, you’ll get a $10 welcome bonus! Just one more positive reason for this post. Are you an Ebates fan? What is your favorite store on Ebates?

Note: This post is part of my Make Extra Income Series, which takes a look at easy ways to earn income on the side or as part of an overall earnings strategy. Look for more posts on this topic soon!

74 Comments

  1. anon
    April 14, 2017 / 8:54 am

    Cute!!! I just love your OOTD's!

  2. Victoria143
    April 14, 2017 / 10:12 am

    Closet purge? Does this mean you will soon be doing another sell-off??? #IHopeSo

    • April 14, 2017 / 8:05 pm

      Quite possibly yes! Though I also donated a lot of stuff this time around.

  3. sjbumbalough
    April 14, 2017 / 10:45 am

    I love the glasses! I saw them and totally wanted them haha

    • evb
      April 14, 2017 / 2:55 pm

      me too

    • April 14, 2017 / 8:06 pm

      They're so comfy and I love the minty green color! My boyfriend even steals them playfully when we're out and about.

  4. April 14, 2017 / 11:03 am

    Gorgeous outfit! That dress is super pretty and I love how you styled it with that jacket, it looks super original.

  5. Melodie
    April 14, 2017 / 11:06 am

    I've been waiting for this OOTD 🙂

    That jacket is awesome and well done! The outfit comes together nicely.

    • April 14, 2017 / 8:06 pm

      Thank you Melodie!! I'm so glad you liked it.

  6. Shilpa Bindlish
    April 14, 2017 / 12:07 pm

    Loved everything you wore in this OOTD. But the jacket won my heart seriously.

    • April 14, 2017 / 8:06 pm

      It's so fun! I love having it, even though it's a super trendy item.

  7. Ola
    April 14, 2017 / 1:20 pm

    That jacket is IT! I actually love the whole ensemble. I would definitely have to elongate the skirt a bit for myself though; but I love these two items worn together. Nicely done.

    • April 14, 2017 / 8:07 pm

      Yes, the dress is shorter than I expected…going up a size definitely helped. 🙂

  8. Anna English
    April 14, 2017 / 1:39 pm

    That moto jacket has the most stunning details! How perfect for spring.

  9. April 14, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    You look amazing. I just love all the various colors in this outfit.

  10. noonetocompare
    April 14, 2017 / 2:27 pm

    Really enjoy the accessories in the outfit! Especially, the mini backpack, I have two as a matter of fact they are very on trend this season! Loving the outfit!

    • April 14, 2017 / 8:08 pm

      I am certainly enjoying the mini backpack comeback. 🙂

    • April 14, 2017 / 8:09 pm

      Isn't it so fun? Love all the little details on it.

  11. April 14, 2017 / 6:13 pm

    That jacket is everything! I need it in my life!

    • April 14, 2017 / 8:09 pm

      It's selling out quickly but there are still a few places you can get it! I've linked to a few places in the post.

  12. Steph
    April 14, 2017 / 10:45 pm

    That jacket is absolutely fabulous on you!

    xo,
    Steph
    @trendyinindy

  13. Mary
    April 14, 2017 / 10:50 pm

    This jacket is amazing and you do it justice with the styling. Gorgeous!
    I think I will finally succumb and purchase it. Do you have any fit advice. Size you purchased vs size you wear. I am confused because I am between two sizes and no stores around me carry it, so I cannot determine what size to get.

    • April 14, 2017 / 11:08 pm

      I'm usually an 8, 10 or M in jackets. This one runs small through the torso so I took a large. The large is roomy in the shoulders but perfect across my torso. Hope this helps!

  14. April 15, 2017 / 10:32 am

    The details of that jacket are beautiful!! This is the perfect spring look

    • April 17, 2017 / 8:49 am

      Thanks so much Lindsay, I agree the jacket has such beautiful details!

  15. April 15, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    I have been eyeing this moto jacket, and think it needs to be in my wardrobe! It looks so good with the lace dress, and I love the colors.
    Rahael

    • April 17, 2017 / 8:50 am

      Thanks Rachel! I think you'd love the jacket, though trendy it goes with so many things!

  16. April 15, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    This dress is so cute girl! I love it

    -xoxo, Azanique

  17. mvanzwam
    April 16, 2017 / 4:25 am

    Really like the color combination of this outfit! And that backpack is so cute! Edgy yet classic!

  18. taylor
    April 16, 2017 / 11:12 am

    This dress and bomber are so chic!

    • April 17, 2017 / 8:51 am

      For surely, I was lusting after it for quite awhile before I purchased it!

  19. jcrewimsyfavstore
    April 16, 2017 / 12:14 pm

    Roxy, you look amazing!!!! I love how well this gorgeous jacket pairs with that dress.

    • April 17, 2017 / 8:51 am

      Thank you so much Rynetta!!

  20. April 16, 2017 / 1:06 pm

    The entire look is amazing 😀
    I loved it, If I get a chance would love to get it for myself! You look amazing my friend. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • April 17, 2017 / 8:51 am

      Much appreciated Sushmita! Thank you!

  21. April 16, 2017 / 1:42 pm

    Love that dress girlie! And absolutely obsessed with that jacket!
    XO,
    Anna

  22. Laura Leigh
    April 16, 2017 / 1:59 pm

    Too cute gal! Great look for spring!!

    xo Laura Leigh

  23. April 16, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    This little backpack is honestly just the absolute cutest, and I love the color you choose for yourself. So perfect. Great look overall! xx

    • April 17, 2017 / 8:52 am

      I'm loving all the looks the backpack goes with. Thank you very much Adaleta!

  24. Mariam (The Petite Bijou)
    April 16, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    Such a cute outfit!

    • April 17, 2017 / 8:52 am

      Thank you so much Mariam!

  25. April 16, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    Okayyyyy….I need this entire look!!! SO GORG!!!

    • April 17, 2017 / 8:53 am

      You're too kind Jaime, thank you!!

  26. April 16, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    I honestly don't think I could pick a favorite out of these pieces you are wearing!!! This jacket, dress and bag are pretty much amazing!!

  27. April 16, 2017 / 10:46 pm

    That jacket is so good!

  28. newmominanewera
    April 17, 2017 / 1:53 am

    I love that color on you & the way it goes perfectly with that jacket!

    • April 17, 2017 / 8:54 am

      Thank you newmominanewera!! It's an ideal Spring color in my mind.

  29. April 17, 2017 / 11:13 am

    i love the ruffle detail of this dress and I'M DROOLING OVER THAT CHLOE BAG!!!!!

    xoxo
    Victoria

  30. eazynazy
    April 17, 2017 / 2:52 pm

    That out fit looks too cute…i love the color of it, Totally New

  31. April 17, 2017 / 3:49 pm

    My favorite piece is the bag! I NEED IT!

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