Ebates – Is It a Scam? | Ebates For Caribbean People

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Ebates โ€“ Is It a Scam? | Ebates For Caribbean People

Some of you probably already know what Ebates is and if you’re already using it then kudos to you but for those who do not, it is a website which offers you money when you shop through them. Free money? Yes, free money! Think of it as a discount on the actual price of the product you bought. Except, the store you shopped at isn’t offering this discount, Ebates is.

Every time when you log in to your Ebates account and use a storeโ€™s link from their website to make purchases, you get cash back.ย From what I’ve experienced, they currently do not have every store available but from monitoring for the past few years I’ve seen them expand greatly so keep your eyes opened if you don’t see your favourite store right now. There are popular ones like Amazon, Forever 21, Macy’s, Old Navy, Zaful, Charlotte Rousse and so much more ranging with cash back from 1% up to 40% of the end price. Amazing, I know!

Now that you know about Ebates here’s some frequently asked questions about the website:

1. Do you really get the money back?
Yes you do! I’ve been a member of since 2013 but started taking it seriously in June 2016. Started off by testing it out with small purchases so my first payout was on 11th August 2016.

Currently I’m at $39.69 USD scheduled to come in on 15th August 2017. I’m really excited for this! That’s approximately $300 TTD! Are you still wondering if to give this a try?

2. Why is Ebates offering cash back? This sounds fishy. What’s the catch?
Oh there’s no “catch” at all! Stores pay them a fee when we shop and instead of keeping all the money for themselves they generously share some of the fee with us so the retailer wins, Ebates win and you win.
– still wondering if to join?

3. So how do you get this ‘Cash Back’ and where does it go?
As I mentioned earlier, you get the Cash Back from making purchases either through their app (available for Android or Apple) or their website. The cash you make after your purchase, is saved to your Ebates account until their payout period (every three months with February being the first month of the year). Now, if you don’t have Paypal, I strongly advise you get it because this is where Ebates will send the cash. Connect your Paypal account to Ebates and reap your benefits! ๐Ÿ™‚

4. There’s a payout option by “Check” does that apply to us here in the Caribbean?
I am yet to try that option but I’ve spoken to Customer Care at Ebates and they have advised me that they will ship the ‘check’ to my skybox and my bank will change it. I’m just afraid of such a small piece of paper getting lost in transit. (Not when it’s money haha)

This last one isn’t exactly a question, it’s more like a perk for using Ebates:

5. On signing up you receive a $10 USD bonus when you make a purchase of at least $25 USD on your first Ebates use AND when you mention it to your friends, you get $5 USD from each friend that joins and makes the purchase mentioned before!

What else do I need to tell you before you click that link and sign up?! Now, if you’re looking for one of those ‘Get Rich Quick’ type of things then this is definitely not for you. Pyramid scheme? I can tell you it’s absolutely not that either. You do not need to spend money to join it’s completely free! Shop at your convenience but just do it through Ebates for a little extra benefit!

I hope I made this as clear as possible but don’t hesitate to comment below if you have a question or two ๐Ÿ™‚ happy shopping! ๐Ÿ›’


Until Next Time My Dani-Lions! :*

6 thoughts on “Ebates – Is It a Scam? | Ebates For Caribbean People

  1. always heard about this, good read, but one question though, how do you get past the “country” block?

    1. Hello Mel, thanks so much for reading! ๐Ÿ™‚ What I did was use my shipping address from my SkyBox for m address so that in the event they are to send something to me it would come straight here. Hope that answered your question ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Well, I meant the country block to get on to the Ebates website. Unfortunately it’s not allowing me to view the website.

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