How to Earn Cash Back
At Ebates, we don’t ask you to fill out forms or earn points. In fact, earning Cash Back with us is as easy as 1-2-3:
- Shop: First, start an Ebates Shopping Trip. To do this, simply be sure to click on any Ebates link to the store you’ll shop with before you make a purchase.
- Validate: When you click an Ebates link, you’ll see a pop-up confirmation letting you know you’re ready to shop and earn Cash Back at that store.
- Purchase: Complete your purchase as you normally would. This will also complete your Shopping Trip.
That’s all you have to do.
Once the store lets us know that you’ve made a purchase, we add your Cash Back to your account and send you an email confirmation. It usually takes a little time for the store to let us know that your purchase was completed. Depending on the store, this can take from a few hours to several days. Then, every three months, we send you the Cash Back you’ve earned, in a Big Fat Check or via PayPal.
Retroactively earning Cash Back
Did you place an order, but forgot to go through Ebates first? Unfortunately, you can only earn Cash Back by starting a Shopping Trip with Ebates first. We have no way to add Cash Back after a purchase has already been made.
If you are finding it difficult to remember to go to Ebates.com before you purchase, try our Cash Back Button. It pops up automatically on any site where Ebates Cash Back is available, and it even finds coupons for you.