Last Day of the Quarter — Be Sure Your Balance Is $5+

June 30, 2009 · 2 comments (aff) will be sending their Big Fat Checks soon, as they do 6 weeks after the end of every quarter. Today’s the last day of quarter 2, so if you haven’t done so already, log into your Ebates account and be sure your balance is over $5 in personal cashback earned to get your check for the quarter! Referral earnings and your signup bonus do not count toward the $5 minimum for payment!
If you need another couple of dollars to get you over the $5 minimum, here are a few ideas:

  • Use your FSA medical debit card to place an order at! $50 orders ship free ($25 for new customers) and you’ll get 7% cashback to your Ebates account without spending a dime out of pocket!
  • Order a magazine or two through MagsForLess (16% cashback) , MagazineLine (20% cashback), or ValueMags (20% cashback) — they don’t charge shipping or tax on subscriptions! MagsForLess sells 51 issues of OK magazine for just $14.69, and 52 issues of Soap Opera Digest is just $8.99 (add another year for $5.99 more)!
  • Get $6 cashback and a free 2009 Entertainment Book when you prepay for a 2010 Entertainment Book! (Search on Ebates for “Entertainment” and click through the $6 link.)

These are just a few of my suggestions — there are a lot of great deals to be had on Ebates, but if you want that Big Fat Check in a couple of weeks, you need to shop TODAY to get your balance over $5 before the quarter ends!
Not a member of Ebates? Get a $5 bonus when you join with my link — thanks!

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Ken July 1, 2009 at 7:33 am

Although I appreciate the point you were trying to make, I’m a bit concerned that you were encouraging behavior that a number of consumer advocates warn against — spending more money than one otherwise would for the sake of getting a reward. To the extent I may have been planning to make a purchase or had a real need for a good or service, I’m in agreement with you that doing it by the end of the quarter to increase my e-bates balance would be beneficial. But subscribing to a magazine just to get some more cash back? I have enough paper coming into my house as it is.
Also I didn’t quite follow your logic that using a FSA card at would be “not spending a dime out of pocket.” The money I place in my FSA every pay period is just as real as that in my pocket, even though it has tax advantages for me.
I enjoy your site; best regards.


Tony July 1, 2009 at 6:06 pm

I can’t wait to cash my whopping $5 check!
How sad. The point of these programs is forced SAVINGS so the amounts add up to something material. Anything else is just…well… ridiculous!


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