There is more to working, whether you work-from-home or from an outside office, than simply making money. You want to manage that money wisely as well. There are all kinds of ways to do this, but one of my favorites is to shop online using Ebates.com.
The absolute easiest way to save money, or make money (depending on how you look at it) shopping on line, is through Ebates.com. It is easy and takes almost no extra time at all. The reward is that you actually get paid for shopping at your favorite stores through Ebates. They work with over 1,500 stores and I can honestly say it is rare that I have found a store that was not included. All you do is go to the site and search for the store you want to shop. Once it pulls up click on it to see how much cash back is being offered for that specific store. There will also be a list of any coupon codes that are currently being offered for that store.
If there are coupon codes you want to use click on them to go to the store and use the code on top of the cash back percentage. This can save you even more. Note that the cash back percentage is calculated after any coupons or discounts and before tax and shipping. If there is no code, simply click the link and go shop. The cash back amount will automatically be credited to your Ebates.com account in a couple of days.
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Ebates pays via check or PayPal quarterly. The money is deposits or mailed on the 15th of May, August, November and February as long as there is an account balance of at least $5.01. If there is not enough for payout the amount will carry over to the next payout. Any bonus payments do not count toward this balance.
Bonus payments are earned at sign up, and then through the invite-a-friend program. You can earn bonuses and rewards by getting your friends to sign up for Ebates, and there is typically a very nice sign up bonus for newbies. You can invite friends through Facebook, e-mail, and referral links.
The best way to use this site, in my opinion, is to never, ever buy anything online without going through Ebates- if the store is included. My strategy is to find what I want to buy and where I want to buy it, then go to Ebates, check for coupons, and click through to get my cash back. It can be wise on more expensive items to compare prices along with cash back offerings from more than one store to determine what the best deal actually is. Sometimes even though the price may be better at one place the cash back or a free shipping offer makes the more expensive price the best deal.
Currently Ebates is running a special where just for signing up you can receive a gift card of your choice for $10 once you spend at least $25 through Ebates!!