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What’s the Smart Shopper?

The Smart Shopper is a blog from Ebates that helps you save money on everything from home and fashion to electronics and travel. We’re all about getting you the biggest bang for your buck with coupons, promo codes and discounts at stores you already know and love. Plus, we’ll help you out with tips on stacking your savings with Ebates Cash Back and exclusive deals.

Sounds awesome. What’s Ebates again?

Ebates is where you can get Cash Back for shopping at more than 2,000 stores. Becoming a member is free! Stores pay Ebates a commission for sending you their way, and Ebates shares the commission with you as Cash Back. Get paid every three months, plus earn a cash bonus when you join and shop. Founded in 1998, Ebates has paid members more than $1 billion Cash Back. Start getting yours!

And how does Ebates work?

Ebates gets a commission from stores when you make a purchase, and instead of keeping it, we share it with you. Find the store on ebates.com, click “Shop Now” and shop like normal on the store site. After you make an eligible purchase, you’ll earn Cash Back and we’ll send you a check or PayPal payment every quarter.

The three easy steps to Cash Back:

  1. Shop with Ebates at your favorite stores
  2. Earn Cash Back on your orders
  3. Get paid by check or PayPal — no fees, no forms 

How do I earn more Cash Back?

Ebates Cash Back Button: Never miss out on Cash Back! Get our free browser extension to activate Cash Back directly at store sites. The Cash Back Button even automatically applies the best coupons at checkout. Get it here.

Ebates App: Shop on the go and earn Cash Back anywhere, anytime. Get the free Ebates App for iPhone, iPad and Android for access to App-exclusive deals! Download now.

In-Store Cash Back: You can shop in stores and earn the Cash Back you love! Browse offers, link them to your credit card and shop like normal. Learn more here.

Cash Back Credit Card: With the Ebates Cash Back Visa® Credit Card, you can earn an extra 3% Cash Back1 on qualifying purchases through Ebates and 1% Cash Back1 everywhere else Visa credit cards are accepted. Learn more here.


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