Make extra cash with your gift purchases: MMO Series

Each day we get further and further into the holiday season. That being said, we all know that buying gifts isn’t always cheap or fun. However, by buying online, you can make extra cash with your gift purchases this year!

So, here is today’s post for our Make Money Online Series.

make extra cash with your gift purchases

If this is your first time viewing our Make Money Online Series, read this section – otherwise, feel free to skip ahead! 🙂

The Make Money Online Series is a compilation of blog posts and guest posts discussing how it is possible to make extra cash online. When I first started my journey to pay off my debt fast and become debt free, I searched every possible nook and cranny to find options to earn extra money – in fact, I’m still looking! I scavenged the internet searching for options and signing up for everything that I possibly could.

Of course, this led to a bunch of spam and horrible programs that lie and do not actually help to make money online at all. SO, I’ve developed this series to help debunk those programs so that those of you who are in need of some extra cash, whether it’s because you’re tired of living paycheck to paycheck, want to pay off your debt fast, or want to find a way to support your family as a stay at home mom, won’t struggle to find tried and true methods to earn money online.

We’ll cover topics ranging from freelancing to blogging to direct sales to micro jobs, etc. and posts will be made every other day – so keep checking back for more or sign up for our weekly newsletter! For a compilation of all topics that have already been posted, click here (HERE).

If you have a topic that you would like us to cover, or a topic you would like to guest post on, let us know in the comments below! Thank you!


Without further ado…

A simple way to make extra cash with your gift purchases this year.

If you are anything like me, much of your holiday shopping is done on the internet. But here’s something I bet you didn’t know: you can make extra cash online by simply buying gifts for your friends and family!

How? It’s simple, by signing up for a program called: Ebates. Ebates is a great free company that offers cash back on HUNDREDS of purchases on top stores: Walmart, Amazon, Kohls, Nordstrom, Old Navy, JCP, Macy’s, Overstock, Sprint, Kmart, the list goes on and on.

How does it work? That’s simple too. All you do is make purchases exactly like you normally would. By activating Ebates, you can get anywhere from 1-4% back on qualified purchases. AND with their special holiday savings, you get double cash back for the holiday season (that’s 7.0% on Amazon!). So, you can make extra cash with your gift purchases EASY this holiday season!

make extra cash with your gift purchases

How does the pay work? So, you buy the items and get the cash back: easy, but you probably have a ton of questions on how you actually make extra cash. The thing with Ebates is, they are sponsoring companies through affiliate marketing (which means that they get a percentage from what you purchase through them, without the cost being raised for you). Basically, they are a paid advertiser for those companies. The biggest difference is that instead of keeping the percentage they receive for affiliate sales, they’re giving a portion of it back to you. Which, depending on how you look at it, is either a savings for you or some free cash in your pocket.

Ebates has already paid out over $325 million in cash back for people who have joined (unfortunately, not all of that was to me – lol!). Basically, you click on Ebates, go shopping, and get cash back. Ebates pays every three months (quarterly pay periods are listed on their site) and the minimum payback amount is $5.01 – however, if you do not meet that, it simply carries over to your next check (though with the holiday season here, it’ll be pretty easy to meet a $5.01 goal!)

How can you receive your payment? You can receive your payment in any number of ways. The three most common are a “big fat paycheck”, paypal account, or by mailing it to your choice of charity, organization, or a family member (free of charge).

Basically, if you need to make extra cash (or want to make a difference by donating to a charity or organization in need), Ebates is a great option. They give you the chance to make some extra money while doing your regular holiday shopping – and who doesn’t want that?

Want a way to make extra cash from Ebates? Invite your friends! If you refer TWO friends to Ebates, you can earn an extra $50. That will easily stack up if you get your family to sign up for the holidays!

Plus, they often offer an extra $15 Walmart gift card sign on bonus, sign up today to see if you’re one of the lucky ones to get this extra perk – though really, I encourage you to sign up anyway. It’s such a great opportunity to earn extra cash without even trying!

All-in-all, I would say Ebates is a great way to make extra cash with your gift purchases this year – I know that my wife and I will be using it. We’ve already made some cash with Ebates and are loving it! We booked a hotel through them and got a significant portion back.

To sign up, click HERE! Enjoy your shopping!


If you have topics you would like to contribute or would like us to cover on how to make extra cash during our Make Money Online Series, please let us know in the comments below!

Thanks for reading!


Disclaimer: Some of DIY Jahn posts contain affiliate links. While I do receive cash back through Ebates and bonuses for referring people, all of my opinions on the company are 100% honest. Also, please not that recipes, fitness tips, and financial tips are not given by a professional. To understand what this all means for you, click here.

14 Replies to “Make extra cash with your gift purchases: MMO Series”

    1. Feel free to sign up! It’s free so if you end up not using it, you won’t miss out, but I guarantee you’ll be wanting to. Let me know if you want some help getting signed up 🙂 Thanks for the comment

    1. On the Ebates website it states that yes, you can have an account as long as the company you purchase from ships outside the U.S. and Canada. However, keep in mind that all of the payments will be in U.S. dollars. I’ve heard that topcashback.co.uk is an alternative, but haven’t looked much into it. Hope that this helps!!! Let me know if you need anything else or have more questions – and thanks for the comment!

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