This post is brought to you by Ebates and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.

Are you thinking about shopping online this holiday season? Millions will, but the smart ones will do it better and save more money by using Ebates. Trust me, to optimize your online shopping and never miss a discount or promo code at your favorite retailer, take five minutes to sign up for this free service. You’ll thank me!

What is Ebates?

But what is Ebates? Simple – it’s a Cash Back site that partners with some of the biggest name brand online stores, more than 2000 of them, that pay you cash back when you shop with them via Ebates. It also helps you save money by applying promo codes at check out when available for instant savings. So, Ebates saves and earns you money for FREE!”

I’ve been using the Ebates for years. It’s one of the original Cash Back sites, and it’s still here because they offer fantastic value through their user-friendly app, plug-in, and website. I use the Chrome plug-in because I do the bulk of my shopping from my laptop.

When I visit a participating partner, a pop-up message appears asking me if I’d like to earn cash back on the current shopping trip. All I have to do is click “activate,” and the transaction is registered.

Your 30-second Guide to Cash Back Shopping

When it’s time to checkout, Ebates searches its database of discount codes and applies them, stacking where possible, to give me the best deal in addition to the cash back!

How Can Ebates Pay Me When Their Service Is Free?

But how does Ebates make money? They receive a commission from the retailers you shop at, and then they share that commission with you. You’re paid quarterly via PayPal or check.

But Can You Really Earn Cash Back With Ebates?

The receipt below shows the details of a purchase I made last week. To maximize my savings, I purchased Groupons that will allow me to make some personalized coffee cups and coasters for my son..

He and his girlfriend live in a tiny condo in downtown Seattle. They don’t have room for much, so everything we give them has to be useful.

They also travel the world and have taken some phenomena photographs. This gift lets me cover both of their needs while being a little creative too1 Last year they got photo blankets which they loved.

A Few of the More than 2000 Places You Can Shop & Earn Cash Back with Ebates!

Click on the merchant’s logo to see the current cashback offer

Ebate Will Get You CASH BACK at 2000+ Online Stores PLUS Find Promo Codes & Discounts Automatically!*
Ebate Will Get You CASH BACK at 2000+ Online Stores PLUS Find Promo Codes & Discounts Automatically!
Ebate Will Get You CASH BACK at 2000+ Online Stores PLUS Find Promo Codes & Discounts Automatically!
Ebate Will Get You CASH BACK at 2000+ Online Stores PLUS Find Promo Codes & Discounts Automatically!
Ebate Will Get You CASH BACK at 2000+ Online Stores PLUS Find Promo Codes & Discounts Automatically!
Ebate Will Get You CASH BACK at 2000+ Online Stores PLUS Find Promo Codes & Discounts Automatically!
Ebate Will Get You CASH BACK at 2000+ Online Stores PLUS Find Promo Codes & Discounts Automatically!

Ebate Will Get You CASH BACK at 2000+ Online Stores PLUS Find Promo Codes & Discounts Automatically! 
Ebate Will Get You CASH BACK at 2000+ Online Stores PLUS Find Promo Codes & Discounts Automatically!
Ebate Will Get You CASH BACK at 2000+ Online Stores PLUS Find Promo Codes & Discounts Automatically!
Ebate Will Get You CASH BACK at 2000+ Online Stores PLUS Find Promo Codes & Discounts Automatically!
Ebate Will Get You CASH BACK at 2000+ Online Stores PLUS Find Promo Codes & Discounts Automatically!
Ebate Will Get You CASH BACK at 2000+ Online Stores PLUS Find Promo Codes & Discounts Automatically!
Ebate Will Get You CASH BACK at 2000+ Online Stores PLUS Find Promo Codes & Discounts Automatically!
Ebate Will Get You CASH BACK at 2000+ Online Stores PLUS Find Promo Codes & Discounts Automatically!

*Note: Only select categories on Amazon earn cashback – find the current offers  at the Ebates website – Current categories include Amazon Fashion (Clothing & Shoes), Furniture, Home, Fire Tablets, Fire TV, Kindle E-readers, Handmade, Home Services

Get the Best Deals on 2000 Sites All Year Round

Whether you shop through the website, browser extension, or smartphone app, you’ll earn money while you shop for your holiday gifts. But Ebates works all year long to build up that cashback so you can buy yourself something nice with that extra money!

I’ll be sharing some great gift lists over the next couple of days to help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. But remember, you can’t save money unless you sign up for your FREE Ebates account today!