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How to Make Money With Online Shopping Purchases

How to Make Money With Online Shopping Purchases

Earn Money Every Time You Shop Online.

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Did you know that you can be earning dollars while you spend dollars online?  Want to learn how to both earn money and save money on products you like to buy online?  Anyone who does any amount of online shopping needs to read this post, and if you read it before you do all of your Holiday shopping, you are set to earn some major cash back. 

There are three main ways that you can earn money and save money when you shop online.
1. Cash Back Sites.

Ebates.  Probably one of the most well known cash back sites.  If you are not signed up for Ebates, you are loosing serious money! Ebates is a site that will you give you a percentage back of the money you spend at stores online.  In addition to offering percents back at most major stores, it also will offer bigger cash bonuses for seasonal promotions that may be going on.  You need to have a balance of at least $5.01 in cash back before Ebates sends you the money via Paypal or check.  If you haven't earned at least $5.01 in cash back, the money will just carry over to the next quarter.  You are paid four times a year.   Ebates is 100% free and completely legit.  Once you sign up you can install an Ebates browser button on your browser and the button will notify you if you can get cash back on a site you are on.  I have earned close to $100 since joining just for spending money online like I normally do.  Here's my link to join: Ebates Join Now.  You will get a free $10 gift card to a store of your choice when you use my link.

Mr. Rebates.  Mr. Rebates is another well known cash back site that is very similar to Ebates.  I have noticed that Mr. Rebates has more makeup and beauty related stores than Ebates does, meaning you are more likely to find a cash back deal on a beauty purchase on Mr. Rebates.  They give you $5 free bonus cash when you buy from your first store using their site.  Signing up is also completely free and this is not a credit card.  One advantage of Mr. Rebates over Ebates is that you can get your cash back every month, as opposed to quarterly like Ebates.  The only slight drawback is that your cash back limit must first be $10, not $5.01 like for Ebates. 

Two other slightly well known cash back sites that are also good are TopCashBack and Extrabux.  Both work very similar to ebates: Free to sign up, offer a signup bonus, and give percentages cash back on most major retail purchases.
2. Cash Back Credit Cards.

Most major credit cards including Amex, Discover, and Visa have a cash rewards credit card that allows you to earn a percentage back on all purchases.  For example, with Visa, you will earn 1% back on all purchases and 3% back on gas and grocery purchases.  Sometimes you earn bigger cash bonuses also.  There are generally no fees for these cash back cards, though you should always double check with a representative when you sign up.

3.  Coupon Codes. 

Please, I beg you, never, ever, ever complete an online order without first looking for a coupon discount code that will take a percentage off of your total price!!  Almost all stores offer coupon codes, whether it is just on a particular type of item, or for a certain amount of money spent.  I cannot tell you how many times I have almost pressed the "complete order" button, then went to check for a code, and saved at least $8-12 bucks because I remembered to do so.  Most stores offer coupon codes year round on different things.  The store RetailMeNot is my favorite site to check for coupon codes because they are the most reliable, but if you don't see anything here, do search around because there have been times I have found great codes elsewhere that were not listed on RetailMeNot.

I hope all this information will help you start making and saving big money while you do your online shopping.  As a mama of three, I know that any extra money is a huge help!  If you found this post helpful, please share it with others and spread the love.

You can view my other articles on saving money and living frugal under my page, Saving Money.  To get coupon codes for the brands I work with, see my page, Coupon Codes.

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