eBates lets you make money while you shop. Unlike some of the best apps to make money on the side, you actually need to buy things. The upside is that you can often by things you already need and you may be able to pair it with credit card rewards.
You sign up for eBates and when you do this you get a $10 welcome bonus as a Walmart gift card or as an eBates cash bonus. So far eBates reports that members earned over $325 million using the service.
You can earn from 1-2% cash back up to 10% cash back depending on the store and promotions offered. This includes Amazon, eBay, Kohls, Macy's and many more.
To make money with eBates, you need to start your shopping trip on eBates and then make your online purchase. This will connect your purchase to your eBates account. eBates shares the small commission that it earns with you. You can also add a browser extension that will let you get cash back on your Mac or PC.
Join eBates and install the Chrome app for faster access.