Ebates Beats MyPoints Very Best Offer >50% of the Time

November 11, 2002 · 0 comments

MyPoints recently announced that thru Dec 31 if you spend over $100 they’ll give you more than their standard 2 points per dollar (how much more depends on your combined purchases total during the period). To get their maximum payout of 5 points per dollar (about 3.5%) you have to spend $1,000 or more through MyPoints. This pretty much stinks compared to several recent promotions where they just doubled ALL shopping rewards to 4 pts per $.

But in the interest of “comparing rewards,” I started running some numbers and guess what? For 51% of their merchants — that’s 110 different merchants — you can earn more at Ebates EVERY DAY (with no purchase minimums) than you can by spending $1,000 at MP and getting 5 points per dollar!

As for how MP stacks up with their regular 2pts/$…? Hahahaha. Don’t even go there. The only offers that compare at all are the ones that pay a flat rate bonus per purchase, rather than per dollar.

So the moral of the story is, if you don’t have an Ebates account, GET ONE NOW. They pay out quarterly by check, which is sent automatically when your account exceeds $5. They even give you $1 when you sign up.

Here is a list of merchants that pay you more to shop at Ebates than at MyPoints even if they paid you 5 points per dollar.

Here is a list of merchants where you MAY make more shopping at MyPoints, depending on your combined purchase total from now thru Dec. 31.

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