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Has anyone ever used Ebates?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by sezjasper, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. sezjasper

    sezjasper Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2012
    Eldersburg, Maryland
    I'd love your feedback...there has to be a catch to it, but darned if I can see it. I've only used it twice...already received a check in the mail, and just got an email that I'm getting $7.40 back on a purchase I made at Sears online today. You know if it sounds too good to be true it usually is...but so far I'm as happy as a pig in...well, you know!!
  2. americana-lover

    americana-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2012
    I've really wanted to try it, because it sounded amazing! But when I told my friends what I was going to do, they started to warn me about people trying to steal all my info, hackers, etc. So idk... it really seems too good to be true.
  3. sezjasper

    sezjasper Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2012
    Eldersburg, Maryland
    Both times I've used Ebates, I shopped at "big" retailers...Sears, as I said, and Amazon was the other. Today, just for kicks, I went back to the Sears site after I had ended the sale and closed my browser. The Sears site looked exactly the same as it had when I went through Ebates. I do watch my credit card transactions like a hawk, though, and I never use my debit card when shopping online.

    Some people told me that they don't like the idea of Ebates (or anyone) knowing what they purchase. I don't know if this information gets traded around or not...probably does...but my purchases were Christmas toys and a playpen...neither illegal nor embarrassing...lol...so if that information is out there, I really don't care!
  4. locallyreferred

    locallyreferred New Egg

    Feb 22, 2013
    I thought I would chime in real quick on your concerns and comments. I can say that these sites do not actually see what it is your purchasing. I run a website just like Ebates called www.locallyreferred.com so I know how everything works on the back end. All we can see when a purchase is made is how much was spent and that is literally it.

    I definitely understand your skepticism though! And it's good to be cautious when doing any transactions online. I just thought I would hopefully help you ease your worries a little bit though!

    If you do have any more questions or concerns with how these sites work honestly just shoot me an email and I'd be more than happy to help you out! You can email me directly at [email protected].

    Good luck with your cashback shopping! It really is great isn't it?!

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