Before I buy something from a mainstream website (and not a boutique), I log into Ebates.comto see if they are part of their participating vendors. If they are, Iclick through their link, make my purchase, and a few weeks later, apercentage of my purchase ends up in my Ebates account as a cashrebate. Every three months that I have a balance over $5.01, Ebatessends me the money via "Big Fat Check" in the mail or Paypal. It's that easy.

You can get an average of 5% cash back from their partner stores and their stores include places you probably already shop atlike Target,,,, Babies R Us, A Pea inthe Pod, The Children's Place, Mimi Maternity, Smart Bargains,RedEnvelope, Oriental Trading, you get the point. They also includecoupons but you are also allowed to use your own coupons.

Over the past year, I've received over $300 back in rebates fromEbates. I've shopped at Boden, Hallmark Flowers (my favorite place tosend flowers from), Lillian Vernon, One Step Ahead, Apple, A La Zing,Old Navy, Uncommon Goods, Circuit City, FTD, Teleflora, ValueMags, andEquifax.

PLUS when you refer a friend who makes a purchase, you'll each get an additional $5 deposited in your account and you'll earn an extra $5 for every five friends you refer who make an order.

So sign up today and start shopping!