Since January 1, 2017, I've made $157.66 shopping online buying items I needed, or returning items and buying a different size (like the purchasing and returning and then purchasing again of a winter jacket from Backcountry.com). Each shopping trip is a chance to earn money, even if you return the item in the end.
Since 2011, I've made $629.
By using a site called Ebates.com. Many of you probably know it already but if you don't, sign up (use my referral link, please - you get something and so do I) and start making money on purchases you were going to make already. Not only does Ebates give you cash back, it alerts you of sales and coupons on a variety of awesome sites (like Carters, Nordstroms, Macys, Expedia, and so many more).
Ebates.com acts as a referral site to online retailers and when you click and purchase through their site, ebates shares the referral bonus - so they get money and you get money. Total win.
However, it is often easy to forget to check ebates before you make a purchase so be sure to install the plug-in (it blinks if you are on a site that gives you cashback via ebates) and never miss a chance at saving/making money again.
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