Tuesday Tech Byte 12/01/15

Mastering Technology One "Byte" at a Time

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www.ebates.com

Ebates.com is another site that can save you $$$ Money $$$. Since I shared last week about a great site to help you save money, I thought I would go ahead and tell you about another one. Ebates is an online cash-back site. This site is so amazing! This is for online shopping only. The only thing that you have to do in order to save money with Ebates is to sign up for an account and go to their website first when online shopping, and then search for the online store that you are going to shop at. When you click on the shop, it will redirect you to the homepage of the shop. The rest of your online shopping experience will be normal as if you went to the original site to start with. Ebates will offer you a percentage of cash back from your total purchase. Ebates keeps track of your cash back and then sends you a check. Every 3 months, Ebates cuts you a check for purchases posted during the previous quarter. But if your discounts total $5.00 or less, Ebates will carry over your money to the next check. When you first hear about it, you think, "Okay, this is too good to be true," but it really is that easy. I have personally received a few checks already from Ebates.

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Above is an example of some of the cash back options you can get by using Ebates. They have agreements with a lot of very popular shopping destinations. Since we are currently in the holiday shopping season, the cash back percentages are a bit better than usual. There are times that Ebates will offer double cash back with certain shops. That is a great time to take advantage of using the site. Below is a description of my latest quarter of shopping that I received a check for from Ebates. I am sharing this with you so that you can see a bit more about how it works. I know it doesn't look like a lot, but it is $8.50 that I wouldn't have had if I didn't use the site. Every little bit helps. Keep in mind also that it was only from two online shopping events.
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Tara Melton - Tipton R-VI Library/Media Specialist