2012 Update: The new customer bonus is still $5 and it is still free to sign up. I am still a happy, faithful user of Mr. Rebates and have been since 2006.
Two years ago I signed up for Mr. Rebates, a site that gives you cash back for your online shopping. I bought a couple of things, blogged about it, and promptly forgot about it.
Yesterday, I logged onto my Mr. Rebates account and was pleasantly surprised by four things:
1) Mr. Rebates has increased the signup bonus to $5.00 (it used to be $2.50).
2) You now only need to have $10 in your account to request a payment (the old amount was $25).
3) Mr. Rebates now has an option to be paid via Paypal or check.
4) Several people who had signed up using my referral link two years ago had made occasional purchases through Mr. Rebates and I had over $20 in referral commissions sitting in my account. Now that is truly passive income!
I’d say Mr. Rebates has made some serious improvements to their program!
Mr. Rebates offers cash back for online shopping at hundreds of online stores, including Dell, Office Depot, and Old Navy. You will also earn cash back on your purchases through eBay.
And, as I discovered yesterday, Mr. Rebates has an awesome referral program. When someone you refer signs up for Mr. Rebates, you’ll get 20% of their cash back amounts as a commission and it doesn’t affect their earnings at all. Like I said, I had just a few people who signed up using one of my links do some shopping through Mr. Rebates and I had money sitting in my account waiting for me.
Here’s what I wrote in a Mr. Rebates review over two years ago:
I made a $45 purchase from 1-800-Flowers for some Mother’s Day flowers I sent to my grandmother. I qualified for a 8% or $3.60 reward. I also used a coupon code I found at Mr. Rebates to get 15% off my order but the reward I received was applied before the coupon. That’s kind of cool.
If you do online shopping and would like to give Mr. Rebates a try, I encourage you to sign up and explore for yourself. They’ll give you $7.50 just to sign up and it’s all free.
Let me know if you have any questions about Mr. Rebates or online cash back sites in general. I’d love to answer them.
Update: Since the time of this writing, the Mr. Rebates sign-up bonus has been changed to $5. Still a great deal!
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