Posted by William Charles on October 11, 2019
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Published on October 11th, 2019 | by William Charles

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[Expired] Ebates: Double Cash Back In Store

Update 10/11/19: Ebates is offering double cash back in store. This weekend.

Update 8/10/19: Ebates is offering up to 15% back in store today. Hat tip to Running With Miles

Update 7/28/19: Available again

Update 7/19/19: Deal is available again

Update 7/12/19: Same deal available again, no idea why rates are increased but they are.

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • Ebates is offering double cash back in store on most merchants. Some merchants have no increased offer and others have an increase of 1.5x instead

The Fine Print

  • No details, just increased rates

Our Verdict

No idea how long this will last or what it’s for. If you don’t have an Ebates account then consider using my link here or you can get an account that earns Membership Rewards points.



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daxihe
daxihe

Rate for some merchants dropped..

JCPenney was 2% and bumped to 4% during last promo. Now just 1%.

Celia
Celia

I see JCP at 6%, was 2%.

daxihe
daxihe

Weird. I see 1% here whether logged in or out.

Ric
Ric

It is not valid for GCs.

Hi
Hi

Correct

USB
USB

IDK if it’s strictly enforced though

James Bond

They have clawed back cashback for GCs purchases in the past and froze accounts. YMMV.

Millennial Outrage

Rakuten has no idea what you bought in a store. They might flag you based on transaction total (given no sales tax on GCs), but they don’t see line item detail like they would for online purchases.

Aks
Aks

could you restore your account back?

Yanwu
Yanwu

Same here, accounts frozen, asking to send the receipt and after sending, says not to purchase GCs, otherwise will ban using ebates, the accounts are still frozen.

-G-
-G-

In the past when I bought GCs in-store at Macy’s, JCPenney, and Bed, Bath, & Beyond the cashback was credited as expected.

Ctown Bin
Ctown Bin

Last week Staples was 4%, I bought a bunch of $200 VGCs and all credit tracked no problem. Even stacked with Dosh so it was quite a deal.

Parkerthon
Parkerthon

Or now it’s rakuten? What japanese genius thought their generic brand name was better for a cashback site than Ebates? That name rolls off the English tongue like a spoon full of peanut butter.

MrObvious
MrObvious

I love peanut butter!

Information Booth
Information Booth

I’m allergic to it… John 3:16

MrObvious
MrObvious

Obviously, that’s your problem, not mine or the Japanese owners of Rakuten! 😉

JJ
JJ

Japanese has an alphabet. So as long as you learned how to sound out words back in kindergarten, you shouldn’t have a problem.

And to answer your question, the Japanese genius is the one who is worth a hell of a lot more money than anyone who follows this website. This isn’t a knock on DoC because I love this site.

DS
DS

Being worth alot of money isn’t analogous to genius or intellect. Look at Trump..

CC
CC

Real estate mogul, entrepreneur, TV personality/celebrity, multi-billionaire, President of the United States, and leader of the free world. Now who are YOU and what have YOU achieved? LOL!

It’s ridiculous how people who have never been (nor ever will be) anywhere near as successful, think they have the right to criticize Trump’s intelligence. They’re welcome to dislike him, but if they think they’re more intelligent, they themselves end up being the ones looking like idiots.

By the way, it’s “a lot,” not “alot.” 😉

CC
CC

Moderator: I request that you either remove DS’s comment or allow others to respond in kind. The part about Trump was completely unnecessary, as well as inappropriate and irrelevant to this discussion.

Nick
Nick

Might be much closer to genius than you wanted to believe;)

You might have burnt thousands of various banks’ money by churning SUBs or opening accounts following Doc’s excellent articles.

But he was able to burn the banks for billions. Would you be able to pull that off?

Chris
Chris

Whether you like him or not, it actually takes “a lot” of intelligence to be a real estate mogul, entrepreneur, TV personality/celebrity, multi-billionaire, master negotiator, President of the United States, and leader of the free world.

Bob Roberts
Bob Roberts

He has the best words. Believe me.

Barry
Barry

Looking to utilize the Amex Biz Plat Dell credit, should I just wait until monday to make a purchase? I feel like that wouldn’t hurt my chances if the cash back % went up.

Millennial Outrage

Good call. For the Saks $50 credit personal Plat, Rakuten has 10% CB right now.

Matthew
Matthew

I think you’re much better off waiting until Cyber Monday.

RM
RM

I received an e-mail stating that “Double In-Store Cash Back ends 7/14/19 at 11:59pm PT.”

RM
RM

Staples disappeared from my Ebates in-store offers until I unlinked an Amex card that had a buy $25, get $5 back offer. https://www.doctorofcredit.com/amex-offers-office-supply-stores-spend-25-and-get-5-back/

When I deleted the card, the Staples offer on Ebates reappeared, but Ebates won’t let me link the Amex card to that offer.

Is anyone else having the same issue?

mr.zero
mr.zero

Too bad Staple in store cash back is currently broken ….
( And Ebate is ” working on it ” )

JJ
JJ

Is this targeted? I don’t see a single increases in-store offer right now

Information Booth
Information Booth

Beginning on Sunday… $200 Mc GC’S have a no purchase fee at Staples. Simply Cash Plus Biz has 5% cash back, Ebates has 4% cash back in store, and Dosh has 3% cash back. Not a bad deal… John 3:16

Abe
Abe

Also folks shouldn’t forget the $10 on $40+ Amex offer for Staples.

sam
sam

i wouldnt buy giftcards with ebates in store offer at staples. high probability that they claw back (happened to me with 100% of transactions) and it risks shutdown

RM
RM

sam Did this happen to you with open-loop cards like VGC or MCGC or with third-party cards?

sam
sam

vgc and mcgc. you can also check on reddit. seems like mostly everyone has gotten points clawed back for these purchases

RM
RM

Thank you. I was thinking of picking up a couple of small Amazon gcs with my Amex offers; I wonder if that would cause an issue with Ebates as well.

sam
sam

i cant recall if there were many DPs of those merchant gcs, but i get the feeling those would have the same issue. they seem to be screening for them and arbitrarily remove large or suspect dollar amounts. so i would expect a purchase of $77.89 to be ok. but $200, $2000, $205.95, purchases like that i think will be wiped out. i did read that someone tried to dispute it and ask what happened, and they were asked to show a receipt to prove it wasnt gcs (it was and they were just trying to challenge it). use this reddit search site to get the most DPs. http://redditsearch.io/ input churning as the subreddit you want to search, put in a search term, select the time frame, and make sure to select comments as what you want to search

RM
RM

Thanks again. Too much risk for a couple of bucks.

El Loco
El Loco

Don’t. Bought $1k of AMZ GC and got everything clawed back.

aubergine
aubergine

All the portals are gearing up for Back to School Shopping

Brad
Brad

Just a heads up, had $100+ in cashback pending from the previous staples VGC promo. No longer showing in my account.

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