Monday, December 3, 2012 - "Better Than Ebates" - A Review - "Better Than Ebates" - A Review

My consistent readers know that I love Ebates and whenever I post a deal, I point out when you save even more money by starting your purchase through Ebates.

I still find it pretty amazing that not everyone uses Ebates.  If you take an extra 30 seconds, and I know I'm asking for a lot, to start your shopping there you can save anywhere from 1-30% off your order (most often in the 2-5% range) from huge companies that people shop at every day online.

So, sign up for Ebates and go there before you start shopping and enjoy your extra money.

I've saved over $100 so far!

Don't have ebates?  Sign up here for free.  You also get a $10 gift card to Target, Barnes and Noble, Home Depot or after your first $25 purchase has a very similar business model as Ebates, but with one important difference. almost always gives you a higher percentage back than Ebates.  

Here are just a couple of examples.  

Company                 Ebates               TopCashback

CheapOAir Flights    $2.50                $8.00  
Peapod                      $0                      $10
T.M. Lewin               4.5%                 9%
Walmart                     4%                    5%

It isn't always better, but I will be sure to check both for you and let you know what will be better whenever I post a deal.

In addition, they aren't as comprehensive, but when they have a store they are usually better.   

What's the catch?

There is a catch, but I imagine most people won't care too much.  TopCashback gives over any money they get from the company to you, but they wait until they are paid so that they don't lose out.  It can take a while, ~ a couple of months, before you get your money but you do eventually get it.  

They will send you an email within a week confirming that you will be getting your money eventually and you can track it from their website.

So sign up for Top CashBack as well!

Important:  You end up paying for your order with your regular credit card so you will still get your credit card cashback in addition to anything you get from Ebates or from Top Cashback.