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What’s the deal with the cash back sites?

Okay, so what’s with those cash back sites? You know, the ones that say they will pay you to shop? How is that even possible!?

When I discovered those cash back sites like Ebates and BeFrugal. At first, I was skeptical. “Do I need to pay a fee?”, “What’s the catch?”, I would ask myself.

I kept seeing the ads and thinking that they were a scam of some sort or maybe they would ask you to pay in somehow and THEN you would make cash back. I asked a few friends who told me about them and they told me there was no catch and no fees. Just shop and earn money. Being the skeptic that I am I would ask, “How could be this possible?”.

A company that basically pays you to shop? I don’t get it. There’s no way this is legit.

So i tried it. Reluctantly.

I went to Ebates first. I went to a site i buy from frequently. I had to use a link from Ebates and I made a very small purchase.

Soon after, i was told I had money. So for instance, I purchased $10 product from the store and I get 2% cashback. It may not sound like much, but if you buy online a lot, it adds up.

I wasn’t asked for a fee or made to pay anything. I kept using it and eventually I had about $15 in my ebates account. Then I got a check. Yup, a real check. I deposited it and bam! $15 in my bank account.

Just like that. It was pretty shocking. I kept using it and kept making more money. So I wondered how it works that a company can pay me to shop. Aren’t they losing money?

So here is how it works, basically a store pays a commission to Ebates or BeFrugal for sending their customers to the stores. So as a Plant Therapy customer, if I use Ebates, Ebates gets a commission for sending me to Plant Therapy and Ebates shares that commission with me.

So it’s kind of a win-win. Ebates profits, the store I go to profits and I profit!

Okay, so you may be asking, “Yeah but what is 10 cents or 20 cents, it doesn’t seem worth it for such a little amount?”.

I get it! I really do and I thought the same thing, but think of it this way.

You click the ebates link, it takes you to a store you buy from already, you make a purchase, you get moeny in your ebates account, then when you hit a balance of $10, you get paid by check or paypal.

There is really no effort in it. I have made over $90 so far and have $28 in my account from ebates and $12 in my BeFrugal.

Also, each program has a referral bonus. If you sign up, share your link and your friend signs up and makes a purchase, you get $25 from ebates or $15 from befrugal. Another win!

I use it all the time and especially around the holidays because I personally hate going to stores and shopping online cuts back on my anxiety and finding a parking space! LOL

Try it and contact me with questions.

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