Ebates has constantly been adding new stores to their Birthday Celebration where you can receive 15% cash back! Right now they added a Staples promotion to the list where you’ll have the opportunity to earn 15% cash back at Staples. This is definitely a popular store amongst many readers and a great way to save money!
Now, if you have a credit card that earns 5x points at Office Supply stores, such as the Chase Ink Cash or the SimplyCash® Plus Business Credit Card from American Express you’ll automatically earn 5% cash back with your respective card. Combine this with the 15% cash back from Ebates, you are looking at a whopping 20% cash back!
Of course, with the Chase Ink Cash card, if you have one of the more premier card where you can transfer your Ultimate Reward points to one of those cards, you probably value your points even more. If you place a 2 cent per point valuation, you are looking at 25% back! Of course some of it is not put right into your pocket, but instead used towards future travel!
How does a Ebates work?
I first want to preface it that going through an online shopping portal to earn cash back will take you an extra minute, if that. Ultimately, you go to the shopping portal first, but complete your online shopping through the merchants site directly (in this case it will be Staples.com). In the background, the purchase is tracked and you’ll get credit by going through Ebates.
- First, you go to Ebates.com. 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!)
- Search for the store you are looking to make a purchase at and click the green “Search” button. You can also access all the increased cash back merchants here.
- Click the “Shop Now” button. Right above it you’ll see the current cash back listed.
- Ebates will then take you directly to the merchants site. There is absolutely no difference, but you are now getting 15% cash back on your reservation, which is amazing!!!
Things to know…
First off, gift card purchases through Staples.com typically no longer give cash back through most shopping portals. Keep this in mind. Secondly, make sure to go access Staples through the portal first and then add your items to your cart. The terms specifically state: “Cash Back not available on items that are placed in the Staples shopping cart prior to clicking through from Rakuten (Ebates).” And lastly, only coupon codes that are shown on the Ebates site can be used to trigger the cash back.
If you were looking to make a purchase at Staples within the next few days, now is a great time to do so. You can purchase anything from computer ink to iPads and everything in between.