ebates.com :: opinion ?
May 2, 2003 6:04AM
edited January 2014
Any opinions about this website?
is the trick really just so retailers can get user info.?
does anyone use them for purchases?
Reply 1 of 3
May 2, 2003 3:22PM
I use it quite frequently, and it seems pretty good, I believe they just get commission of some sort for referrals since you have to click through their site to get to the retailer.
I've used it a bunch, nice for the big ticket items like computers... got 2% on an iBook purchase from MacWarehouse, that was ~$25 just by itself. I've probably earned close to $100 over 2 years now. No problems, on occasion a purhcase won't register with them, but they're not often. And every quarter you get a check assuming your balance is greater than $5. I recommend using it.
Reply 2 of 3
May 2, 2003 7:06PM
no coy tactics that i should know of?
they seem legit, and worthy of clicking thru.....
hence why I''m interested
thanks for the tip
Reply 3 of 3
May 2, 2003 7:35PM
Here's a link to Epinions reviews from other peole who have used the service, seems to be pretty positive, which I'd agree with.
I don't think there's any strange things that they do, but just in case you can always just sign up with a secondary e-mail (i.e. Hotmail, Yahoo), and then when you make your actual purchases just use a primary e-mail, it shouldn't affect the rebate being accounted for. i.e. I use a hotmail account for eBates, and my primary e-mail for when I purchase at the actual stores for e-mailing me with order status etc.