It's inevitable...even the frugal-est of people sometimes have to go on a shopping spree...but that doesn't mean that you can't do it smart. If you've read my post about splurging for an Apple MacBook, then you'll know that I've found a way to get a big discount on my purchase. What I didn't disclose in that post was that I also found another cost saving by signing up to Ebates Canada.
Is Ebates a scam you ask ? Really, this site seems too good to be true, but after reading through their website and have seen commercials on TV, they looked pretty legit. Ebates is a "cash back shopping" and has been around since 1998. They've only really started in Canada in 2012 and have international counterparts in the US, Korea, China and Russia. If you're still skeptical, they have good reviews from highly regarded organizations like Cosmopolitan, Yahoo, CTV News ..etc.. If you're STILL not convinced, they have Better Business Bureau rating of A+.
It's rare that there are any deals you can from Apple, but Ebates offer 1% cash back from Apple Canada... which is a lot when you consider how expensive Apple products are !
Here's what my cashback looked like from my last purchase:
It really does work !!
Not buying from Apple ? Don't worry, they have tons of other well know brands you can shop from.
It's true you can actually earn money while you shop ! So lesson of the day is just because you want to save money doesn't mean you can't buy anything anymore....you just need to shop smarter!