Have you ever thought about how nice it would be to get paid to shop? Well I have and I have finally found a way to do just that. Recently I signed up for Ebates which pretty much pays you to shop. This is how it works, you go online and join Ebates (don't worry it is free). After joining you can go to any online store that they feature, (believe me you will find one that you already shop at) and it will tell how much cash back they will pay you just for shopping through them. Here is an example of a purchase I just made this evening.
I went through Ebates and clicked on the Entertainment Book. By purchasing the book through them, I will get 35.0% cash back. The Entertainment Book was priced at $35.00, it was marked down to $28.00 and I also got free shipping. So the amount I will get back from Ebates is $9.80 (it will not show up on my account until a couple of days after my purchase). With the cash back, that's like paying $18.20 for The Entertainment Book.
Some of the ones that I saw today while looking around Ebates were:
The Children's Place 3.0%
FAO Schwartz 4.0%
Snapfish 11.5% (This would be good for Christmas Photo Cards)
ULTA Beauty 5.0%
Vera Bradley 3.0%
See what I mean? I know you want to "get paid to shop", so why not go to Ebates and sign up. I did. (o;
Just a quick side note, I did sign up in 2009, but didn't start shopping through them until recently. You have to have money to shop, Ha! I was never a shop on line person, especially since we don't have credit cards, but I have started taking my cash and getting Visa gift cards with them so that I can shop on line. By using the Visa gift card, no one can take my debit card or credit card (if I still had one) and go on a shopping spree.