Earn American Express Membership Rewards points with Ebates. Chances are, if you’re an avid online shopper you’ve heard of, or religiously use, Ebates. I mean seriously, who doesn’t want to get cash back for shopping? But if you haven’t heard of Ebates, let me be the one to put you onto it and help you save in more ways than not.
Ebates is an online application that lets users search for a store of their choice, shop online at that store to make purchases, and earn Cash Back for doing so. Below is a step-by-step guide on using Ebates for our Pointsters who are new to this method of saving!
Aside from offering Cash Back for users when they start shopping at Ebates, Ebates now offers travelers the option to earn 1,500 Membership Rewards points through American Express. I know what you’re asking: what do I have to do to get these points? Is it going to be hard? Luckily, it’s not hard at all.
To earn the 1,500 points, all you have to do is spend $25 on qualifying Ebates purchases within 90 days of becoming a new member.
To link your Membership Rewards program account to an Ebates account, just sign in to Ebates and enter your American Express online account information. Once you’re authenticated as a cardholder enrolled in the Membership Rewards program, your Ebates account will be linked to your Membership Rewards program account.
Once you’ve linked your accounts together, you can start earning points. There’s three easy steps to earning: shopping, validating which store you want to shop at, and purchasing.
Ebates outlines the process of shopping with them on their website, stating “1% Cash Back is equal to 1 additional point for every $1 spent through Ebates. Once the store lets Ebates know you’ve made a purchase, Ebates will add the Membership Rewards points you earned (that are additional to the points earned normally on the Card) to your Ebates account. Afterwards, Ebates will send you and email confirmation which, depending on the store, can take a few hours to several days. Ebates will transfer the points in your Ebates account to your American Express Membership Rewards program account in accordance with Ebates’ current payment schedule.”
With Ebates, users have earned a lot of Cash Back just from doing their regular shopping. So, for Pointsters who love shopping and want to continue earning points, this is the easiest way to do it.
While we would absolutely LOVE Ebates to give us both Cash Back and points (maybe that’s an idea for the future Ebates?!), this program awards points in place of receiving Cash Back. Whether you choose to receive Cash Back or build up our beloved points, its easy to say Ebates will help you save!
Happy shopping and happy earning, Pointsters.