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I got an email today that the Ebates shopping portal is offering 12% at select merchants today only

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If you don’t know how Ebates (or shopping portals) work, basically you go to Ebates, and they have a cashback amount for every merchant.  As long as you click through to the merchant from Ebates, you should get the applicable percentage in cashback into your Ebates account (after a couple of weeks).  So let’s say you were going to buy a new basketball at Dick’s Sporting Goods (one of the 12% cash back merchants).  It cost $43.21 after tax – you’d earn $5.18 into your Ebates account after a few weeks.

Typically (but not always) gift cards are excluded – check the fine print.  If you have the HP Amex Offer, I’ve heard that physical gift cards ARE tracking, and HP is ALSO one of the 12% cash back merchants today, so $350 in gift cards has a better than even chance to net you $42 in Ebates cash

Combine with $50 Ebates referral promo?

I wrote last week that Ebates is currently offering a promotion for referring friends to sign up.  Normally the referral bonus is $5 per person, but through the end of September, they are offering a $40 bonus if you refer 2 friends (so $50 total).  So if you haven’t signed up, or know a friend or family member who hasn’t, now would be a good time!  Thanks in advance if you use my Ebates referral link, and you can share your links on our dedicated post at the PWaC miles and points Facebook group

Check out the Ebates 12% cashback promo sale and post here if there are any screaming deals!

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