Ebates was founded in 1998 as a pioneer in the world of ecommerce websites. The founders had previously been deputy district attorneys specializing in online fraud. They took their knowledge of the Internet and consumer behaviors and formed a business designed to reward customers for shopping at various sites.
Ebates has a simple philosophy that customers should be rewarded not only for loyalty to a site, but for simply shopping there in the first place. That is why Ebates offers cash back to consumers for shopping on the site. Customers accumulate money in an account and four times a year, Ebates will send a check for the balance of their account.
What makes Ebates' unique?
The premise of Ebates is that shoppers can go online, sign into an account, shop for apparel, accessories, home goods, and other items and be rewarded with cash for shopping