Man this Ebates thing is for real :). I had signed up for a Sharebuilder account about 3 months ago through Ebates and it had promised me $20 at the time. Honestly, I was not really expecting to see anything from Ebates…well just because I had never heard of the name before that. Yesterday, I was surprised to see a “Big Fat Check” from Ebates in the mail…..ok it wasn’t really big or fat or anything, but hey $20 is $20….even sweeter because I didn’t have to do anything for it and also got a $50 Sharebuilder bonus in the process.
Now, that I have “verified” that this stuff works, I don’t have any qualms about recommending it. In fact, you can get yourself a head start of $5 (and I will get a $5 bonus too) if you click on this referral link and sign up:
Update: There is a $10 referral bonus offer (you get $10 and I get $10) valid till March 15th, 2007:
For those who don’t know what Ebates.com is: It’s a program similar to something like Upromise.com, you buy stuff from major retailers by going through their website , and in return they give you some cashback, or bonus or discount coupons. Always read the fine print before signing up for anything. To make it a bit easier, I am copy-pasting an important excerpt from Ebates’ terms and conditions:
Every three months Ebates sends to its members the Cash Back that they have earned, provided that the member has earned at least $5.01 in Cash Back Rewards. If the member has earned less than $5.01 Cash Back, Ebates will carry the memberâ€™s money over to the next check.