Here's a quick overview of how to use Ebates. First, if you don't have an Ebates account, create one HERE. It's free! This is a great time to sign up too, because you'll also get a FREE $10 gift card to the store of your choice once you make your first purchase of $25 or more through Ebates.
Once you're signed up, any normal shopping you do online, at any of Ebates' 1500 participating online retailers, will earn you cash back! But here's what you need to remember - you MUST log into Ebates FIRST, then select your online store. If you don't do this, Ebates can't track your purchase and award your cash-back bonus.
Pretty much every major department store online participates in Ebates - Kohls, JC Penney, Macy's, Target and more - even shopping site you might not think of too, like Ebay! I've gotten into the habit of logging into Ebates before I look to buy anything online, because so many stores participate in Ebates.