You may already be a fan of Ebates.ca, the site that offers straight forward cash back rewards from online purchases. The company has just launched a new app for iPhone and iPad devices bringing the convenience of shopping and savings on the go.
If you haven’t heard about Ebates you’ll want to check it out! The site now has over one million users and has been drawing much attention since it’s Canadian launch in 2012. I have several friends who love it telling me that while they are going to shop for things anyway, they might as well earn back a percentage of their purchases. Retail partners on the site include stores and brands that we’re all familiar such as Old Navy, Banana Republic, GAP, Hudson’s Bay, Chapters Indigo, Sephora, Shop.ca, Walmart and many, many more. They are adding new stores all the time from big brands to smaller boutiques.
“People love Ebates because it’s easy and free,” says Adrienne Down Coulson, GM Canada & Russia for Ebates, Inc. ” It’s not complicated or confusing like other points or rewards programs, and cash is the best possible reward! You don’t need to exchange it or calculate it’s value, it’s just cash! Once people get their first cheque or PayPal transfer, they tend to get hooked. Knowing you can earn cash back on basically anything that’s available online (from everyday times, to travel, kids stuff, clothing and electronics) is really exciting for people from luxury brand shopaholics to the busy mom to the occasional online shopper.”
And I’ve noticed their “Double Cash Back” events (at the time of writing this post I spotted the offer on Kate Spade!) Adrienne explains that the events take place on the site every week. “They are themed events that tend to be seasonal where stores can agree to increase their commission with us for a week, and then we bump up the cash back to be 2x the normal percentage.”
Is there a catch? Nope.
“People often expect there must be some catch to a company that pays you cash for shopping,” says Adrienne. “It sounds too good to be true. But there’s no catch. Stores pay us a commission (just like any other online shopping or coupon site) when our members make a purchase. Instead of keeping the money to ourselves, we share that commission with the members.”
The new Ebates.ca mobile app makes shopping even easier. The app features…
- cash back shopping
- couponcodes automatically copied at store checkout
- hot deals of the week
- double cash back offers
- referral bonus
- My Ebates (cash pending, cash back history)
Membership to Ebates is free.
Since it’s inception, Ebates.com (founded in 1998) has paid over $100,000,000 in cash to its global members. The Ebates Canada shop was designed specifically by Canadians for Canadians.
The new app is available for download from the App Store.