28 Reviews for Ebates.com
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These people know how to lure and trick people into buying via their link. Cheap and petty is what i'd rate them as. I shopped via ebates and qualified for $10 joining bonus gift card from target.. I saw that on the site however after 2-3 days it doesn't show up in my account where it originally was showing and I never recieve it. I email them like 10 times to see what is it? all get from them each time is "Thank you for contacting Customer Care at Ebates. We have received your message and a Customer Care Associate will respond to your question as soon as possible." No other replies ever.
So cheap and so fake- I'd say STAY AWAY!!
They issued me a BIG Fat BAD check in November. Bank said the check was printed without any routing or account numbers. I contacted them, and received a reply stating that they printed many checks like that in error and that they would issue a new one on 12/9/13. I emailed them today inquiring about the status, and they said wait another 30 days. S/thing is wrong. My check should have been a VERY BIG one. I am contacting the merchants today via letters explaining that Ebates is not honoring its promises to the stores consumers.
I've been a member on ebates.com for a long time, and I have had only great experiences. The ONLY problem I ever had was MY fault, which was forgetting to go through ebates.com to log onto the shopping site through the ebates.com site. I eventually downloaded the ebates toolbar and now I'm reminded when the site I'm logging onto offers ebates. I love it. I've always been given credit appropriately and my checks have always been sent on time. NEVER a problem with them. I LOVE this site, and it costs me nothing to be a member of the ebates.com program. I often recommend ebates (and the ebates toolbar) to people because it's such an awesome program.
I'm a bit confused about this. I just signed up and don't understand how I can get ebates if I physically go out and shop in a store! How does the store get the info to ebates? Or is this all just for online shopping? Help, please!
Don't give cash back.
I have used Ebates for around 10 years. I have my "Big Fat Check", which isn't always so big, deposited into my Paypal account. I believe I have it set up to send payment every 3-4 months. After making a purchase from a website, I receive an email from Ebates a few days later, telling me that I have cash pending. I have had an excellent experience with Ebates. Someone stated that by going through the Ebates website to an e-commerce store, that the prices were higher. I think where the confusion may lie is in the e-commerce website. I will try to explain. Many times, I will receive an several emails in one day, from the same store. Each email may have a different "sale". The prices will vary from the same store. Many sites will tell you that the discount applies ONLY if you go through the email that they sent you. In cases like this, Ebates may not provide you with the lowest price. You have to review each offer separately. Shopping through Ebates might take a few minutes of your time, but, it you are able to save, let's say, $ 3.00 on every purchase you make (I am just using $ 3.00 as an example), it all adds up. If I get a rebate from Ebates of $ 50 every 3-4 months, I don't think that's a bed deal!!!
like the site BUT they have limited amazon cashback
I am the founder of a new app called EzBucks. It is an iPhone & iPad app that rewards users 3.25% cashback on anything they purchase through amazon, its similar to the website Ebates, however unlike them we pay cashback on all categories including electronics. The best part is you still complete the purchase like normal from amazon (meaning you can use a CC that offers cashback and save even more).
Purchased something with Home Depot for over $50 they recorded it at $4.50 and gave me 14 cents credit. Have made thousands of dollars purchased between Home Depot, Walmart and others and never got any credit. It is a rip off and they do nothing to fix the problem unless not paying as promised on their websife is part of their game. I gave them a lsit of purchases with order and tracking numbers and they refused to investigate.
When I star it, it was OK. I get my BIG FAT CHECK of $7.49. Then I star to accumulate other money, then in mid of September, even I still shop on Ebay on regular bases, my cash back, never show on my account. I send memo, and I hade to do their job, to send every Item, I purchased with all numbers they ask for then they add my money to my account. Since that time, it is additional 3 weeks, and I again shop on Ebay very often, but my last over 20 transactions, never no one add it, even I send all info, and they answer to send them info about transaction. So that is running around their responsibility. They get paid, you should get part of that, but they probably don't like to share their profit. So 3 weeks of shopping actually give me $0.00. I send week ago all info about my purchase, but no one care. I guess, they only care about a large Items, so that is only way to get big fat check. So that much for this scam
I want to clarify some points made by critics here. Yes, you have to spend some time and attention to your shopping. Shop a little first, before going to Ebates so you know about what is available. Open a site through Ebates, and buy on that site opening, and you will get your rebate. You may or may not get other offers available, like free shipping, however, because some sites only give one discount. I have always found Ebates pays out on schedule without a fight, even on big ticket items.
SCAM ALERT: Ebates will advertise their promotions like crazy. Ebates will only keep up their end of the bargain if the individual spends hours and hours trying to find out why they never got what they should have. Those who never notice or spend the time get nothing. Ebates will only give you what you should get in the first place if you spend time. I encourage others to look up reports about this issue.
I've used Ebates for over 2 years. Up until recently, they've been great and I haven't had any trouble getting cash back. However, a couple months ago, they started dragging their feet on payments. They currently owe me for several purchases totaling over $25. Their excuse is that they didn't get paid by the retailer, which I doubt. I suggest staying away from Ebates. I predict that in the near future they will "disappear" with everyone's money.
Read the rip off reports before you use this site! I purchased through there site and they say I did not. I should have read there reviews before I used them. Many complaints from many people. RIP OFF!
So, I've been a fan of Ebates for a long time, but recently I notice that when you buy a big ticket item (just recently bought a laptop from Dell, started out from the Ebates site as I always do) they DON'T record it. Then when you contact their customer service, they tell you it's because the vendor didn't sent them the tracking info or some b.s. like that. It's funny how it only happens on big ticket items. This has happened to me at least 3 times in the last two years. I think I will stop using them. There are plenty of other sites where you can earn points or cash back.
Extremely poor. They didn't pay for several expensive purchases I made through them. According to them, I didn't use the right coupon, when I had a ll the confirmation etc. A Ripoff, stay away.
Hold on - before I get dirty looks for giving a bad review for a site that seemingly hands out free money, hear me out!!
I've been using ebates for about a year now and thought it was like a gift from heaven. And they have honored the free $10 gift card and all cash back promises.
HOWEVER -- DO NOT USE THIS SITE FOR LESSER KNOWN WEBSITES!!! My friend alerted me to the fact that there are MANY stores on ebates where, if you click through ebates, you're getting a much higher starting price--hence you actually don't save (sometimes even pay more!!!).
I looked at sites like dog.com and wag.com just to test this theory out. I went directly to one of the sites, and found a product, saw it marked for $6.99 msrp. I then went through ebates and found the SAME product by SKU and saw it was listed as $8.99. I did this test across MULTIPLE PRODUCTS and MULTIPLE SITES and was shocked to learn what the hell they have been doing!
Sites like macys.com and other bigger, more well-known vendors, do not seem to employ this, so I would make sure you CHECK before using a lesser known site with the promises of xxx% cash back!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is the coolest site out! Just for signing up I got a $10 target card. I could not believe it when it came in the mail! I did some of my Christmas shopping using ebates and I actually was mailed a check this week! I did the shopping in NOV, so it did take a bit of time before I got the check...but I was going to buy it anyways so why not get the check? its free money! try it out...it seems too good to be true!
I save SO much money with Ebates! I love getting a surprise check in the mail every few months, even if it's not for very much. Great customer service, too.
I have been using eBates for a very long time and have received many of their "Big Fat Checks". The amount might not be much but any cash back is better than no cash back. It is very easy to use.
The only downside is that sometimes it does not have some sites I shop at.
I have signed up and shopeed earned $12 in ecash but havent got the cheque yet any info would help.
L.O.V.E. this site. Free money that's all I can say. Everytime I'm going to purchase something online...I go to ebates and login and search to see if the vendor I'm about to purchase on is listed on ebates. If they are, you click on the link and that's it. Whatever I purchased I get a percentage into my ebates account. It's great. Go to ebates.com to read more on how it works. But, I've been a member for three years now. In three years I've earned $137.00. And, this is from purchasing from sites I was going to purchase on anyway.
I have been using eBates.com since 2008 and I received cash back over $1000 so far from just only clicked the link through their website when shopping or using service, booking flight and hotel or car rental, etc. .
eBates is not website who gives the highest % cash back compare to other leading sites, always 1% less but I still enjoy using it. I'm a fan of many cashback websites and learned that the highest % cash back doesn't guarantee you get the best deal. It means nothing if it's never been rebate.
eBates customer service will always be there when I needed or requested to investigate my lost cash back. Sometime they took several days to resolve my problem but at last every questions got answers and I've never missed my cash back any cent !!
Recently, I shopped at Macy's. I already forgot that I supposed to get some cash back. eBates sent me email to ask if I received cash back yet? Macy's trackable link broken that day then they worked out to get cash back for me. Thank you very much. Appreciated !
I had a great experience with ebates.com My rebates only took a few days to post to my account, and they deposited my big fat check right on time. They actually give you decent rebates, unlike some sites I've used which barely give you anything, or have an unreasonable minimum that you have to reach before you can get anything. Anyway, I highly recommend ebates.com
I used this website for ordering through staples. It took a long time before they posted it to my account. I contacted them for my cash back. they giv eme credit but then took it away. Don't understand why they are so messed up. Also, they do not respond to you after 2-3 days. I still like mr. rebates better. I am also using swagbucks.com which is good.
Love this site- I get money back quarterly for purchases I normally make online. If you do a lot of online shopping this site will earn you some cash back. Earn a percentage of you purchase back each quarter, then they send you a check!
So far so good. They seem to have a good variety of stores I shop online with. I have to wait three months to see if I indeed get the money, but I like the idea. I will fill you in more if/when I get the rebates. It is easy to use, but any shopping you do must go through their page, which I uippose can at times be a bother.
This was one website I thought was too good to be true -- boy was I wrong!! Simple, up front, and no extra "paperwork" to be used. You simply log in to the ebates.com website and select where you want to shop (lands end, barnes and noble, coldwater creek, drugstore.com, etc) and the site launches your shopping site. Any purchase you make from the shopping site is credited to your account. 4 times a year you are sent a check based on the amount of accrued dollars in your account.
Each shopping website sets its own % rate on rebates (they range from 1% - 30%) and can change during the year based on specials. You do receive emails telling which websites are running specials (during ebates birthday week last year, many websites doubled their rebate %). Another really nice feature of ebates.com is that they list current coupon/promotions for their websites also so you can launch your website, use the online coupon, and get your % rebate with one click!
It is well worth checking out the list of included vendors -- there are hundreds!! Very popular well-known ones! The checks cash just fine and I love getting paid for places I online-shop anyway!
I have been a member since 2001 and have averaged about $100 a year in rebates that are paid out 4 times a year in the form of "Big Fat Checks" (my choice), have your rebates transfered into a Paypal account or donate to your favorite charity if you wish.
Free to register, free to use. All 100% free, no upfront money, nothing.
I never shop the 'net without going through Ebates first!
You even make a small referral fee if someone joins... AND if you join you get a bonus also! So with that disclaimer in mind drop me a note at
firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you sign up referral to get you started. You will be glad you did..... I was.
Oh, last but not least, they have been featured on CNN, CBS MSNBC, etc.