Like any busy person, I’m always looking for ways to make my life easier. While I can often be overly distracted by the lure of online shopping, it is also the only way I can ensure our house has what we need. From cat food to toddler applesauce to paper towels, I have it all come to me. I can’t recall the last time I went clothes shopping in a real store, for me or the girls. (I probably keep A stocked with hoodies from Target, so his clothes aren’t always bought online).
With all this shopping I do on a weekly basis to keep our house running, being able to make a few extra dollars while doing these things I need isn’t a bad thing. So when my friend Ronya introduced me to Ebates.com, I was pretty happy.
Ebates.com offers small amounts on cash back on certain online purchases. It’s not going to help you get rich. But when I did the monthly order of cat food and applesauce, I earned $3.03 back. Again, I’m not sending the girls to college on this money, but if these are things I would buy anyways – why not get a enough money for a cupcake out of the deal?
Ebates.com is pretty simple, once you start the habit. You need to start your shopping trip at Ebates. I rarely remember to go there first, but hopefully jump over to the site before I check out. Search to see if the online store is offering cash back and then click through. Once you’ve clicked through, you’ll automatically earn the cash back on any purchases made on the site. (As you can see in this picture, they may also feature coupons or deals currently going on.)
Life is hard enough. Little things like Ebates.com makes me happy and I’m able to reward myself with an extra soy latte after finding new rain boots for the girls. It works for me, hopefully it can be a help for you as well. Try it out and let me know what you spend your extra dollars on!