Free $5 from Ebates!

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The online cash back site Ebates is offering new and existing customers a free $5 simply by downloading their “Cash Back Button” and making an online order through their site. I actually wrote about this Cash Back Button a few months ago as it is an easy way to earn cash back on most online purchases without having to put in any extra effort.

Getting the $5 Bonus

Just follow these steps to download the Cash Back Button and get your FREE money!

  • Sign onto your Ebates account. If you are not already a member, you’ll receive a $10 bonus after you spend $25 within the first 90 days of signing up. You must sign up through a referral link (thank you in advance for using mine, but feel free to post yours in the comments section!)
  • At the bottom of the screen you’ll see a popup appear allowing you to essentially save Ebates to your web browser. For example, this is what appeared on my computer when I added it to Chrome and Safari.

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  • Add Ebates to your respective browser. It takes only a few seconds.
  • Now, when you go to many shopping or travel websites, you’ll see the Ebates bar immediately popup on the upper-right hand side of your screen.

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  • Click the red “Activate” button and you are all set. In the example above, you’ll see that you’ll receive 2.5% cash back on your reservation at Marriott!
  • By June 30, 2016, make an online purchase by first going through Ebates. Use the “Cash Back Button” at the top of the website you are shopping at for a seamless way to earn additional cash back! The terms state that it will take up to 2 weeks for your $5 bonus to be credited to your account.


While a free $5 is always welcome, this cash back button will ultimately earn you way more in cash back throughout the year. It is an easy way and reminder to claim cash back for those that are not 100% on top of the online shopping portals. To receive your cash back with Ebates, they will send you a check to your address on file (or to PayPal) once a quarter once your account balance reaches $5.01.

Enjoy your free money and continued cash back!

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  1. From the EBates Privacy Policy:
    When you use the Ebates browser button or the Ebates mobile application, we will collect your browsing history and your Transaction Information.

    Transaction information, yes. this is needed.
    Browsing history sent to a third party, no thank you.

    I’d rather go to cashbackmonitor and lookup the store and see ALL available portal offers, not just one.

    Get a $10 Bonus when you sign up for Ebates through the above referral code AND make a purchase of at least $25 within 90 days of signing up (your purchase must receive cash back from Ebates to qualify you for the $10 bonus). This is easy, just sign up and make your next online purchase through Ebates (don’t forget!).

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