Clicking an Ebates link to start an Ebates Shopping Trip before you make a purchase is the key to earning Cash Back.
Validating your Shopping Trip
You know you’re earning Cash Back if you click on an Ebates link (on Ebates.com, in an email, in the Ebates mobile app or with our Cash Back Button) and get a confirmation pop-up that you have started an Ebates Shopping Trip. Look for the pop-up confirmation before you shop.
Tracking your Cash Back
You can visit My Account Shopping Trips to verify that you have started an Ebates Shopping Trip, but we usually can't confirm Cash Back earned at the time of purchase, because it takes time for the store to notify us that you made a purchase. Depending on the store, this can take from a few hours to several days.
Once the store lets us know that you've made a purchase, we will add Cash Back to your account and send you an email confirmation. At that point, your Cash Back Balance will be viewable.