How I Make Money Shopping

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Frugal Francine

Ok, so I hate using the word “cheap” but there really is no other way to describe me when it comes to spending money. I like to shop but I like saving money more. Believe me when I say that I’m all about a good deal and using coupons (no one is ever too good to use coupons).

Recently, I came across a way to make money while buying the things I normally buy. That’s right, a way to earn while spending money you were going to spend anyways!

If you’re anything like me, you probably think websites like these are a scam and mostly stay away from them. Well, I tried it and I can say that after receiving money back, it is 100% not a scam.

How is this possible?

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

The site I am referring to is Ebates, a company dedicated to earning its members cash back. I had heard about it many times before but never bothered to look further into it up until a few weeks ago when I finally signed up.

Upon signing up you are given a $10 gift card, provided that you make a minimum qualifying purchase that totals to at least $25 within 90 days of becoming a member. Pretty easy, right?

In my experience, it’s super easy to use and to understand. I downloaded the Ebates button right onto my browser so whenever I’m shopping online, it immediately shows me the offers I can activate in order to receive cash back for my purchases.

My first purchase through Ebates was buying eye contacts from Walgreens. I bought two boxes of contacts and with Ebates, I was notified of all the coupon codes I could use with my order AND was given 7% cash back of my total spent. I saved so much money on buying something I needed to buy anyways!

Within a week, I had received my first check from Ebates, along with my $10 gift card in the mail. All from shopping for something I had already planned on purchasing!

Some of the popular stores featured on Ebates:


There really are so many other great stores that you can shop with on Ebates, you can check out the full list here.

For some reason I was skeptical of using this site but after receiving my check and gift card in the mail last week, I can say I 100% recommend Ebates. As someone who prefers online shopping, this is by far the best way I’ve found to shop AND earn.

If this is something that sounds interesting to you, head on over to sign up and start earning your own cash!

An easy way to earn cash back while buying your favorite products. #Savings #EarnCash #Ebates

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  1. This sounds absolutely amazing!! I’d love to earn money back when I’m shopping!! I love that you can use it on Amazon!!

  2. I signed up for eBates ages ago, but I still haven’t tried it! Crazy, right? I need to get my husband using it; he’s the shopper in our house.

  3. Thanks for the inspiration! I am now hopping over to sign up! I always forget 🙂

  4. I love ebates! I wish I remembered to use it more, but it’s definitely on my mind when I make big purchases!

  5. I have seem the commericals for ebates many times, but have always been reluctant to try. But I did not know i could use it at like Amazon and Target! Thats great news.

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