What Is the Refer-A-Friend Program?

Ebates frequently offers a reward to our members for spreading the word about earning Cash Back. When your friends sign up for Ebates and make a qualifying purchase, you both earn a reward.

The purchase requirement and reward amount can vary. The most current promotion will always be found on the Refer-A-Friend page.

How the program works

Ebates will pay you for every qualified referral. A “qualified referral” is a new member of Ebates that:

  • Signs up at Ebates.com during the referral period
  • Makes a minimum purchase that earns Cash Back within one year following signing up

Will my friends receive unsolicited emails?

We respect your friends’ privacy and will only send email invitations to them at your request. Once your friends join, they will be able to adjust their email preferences.


While we love them too, minor children and pets don’t qualify, nor do referrals to friends or housemates who don’t actually do their own shopping using their own Ebates account. A qualified referral must be generated using (i) your custom referral link, (ii) the invitation forms on this page or (iii) other methods supplied by Ebates that allow for proper tracking of referrals. In addition, the following is a non-exhaustive list of activities that are not permitted and that will disqualify you from earning Bonuses: (i) self-referral, (ii) posting your referral link on any Ebates merchant’s Facebook or forum page, (iii) keyword bidding for the purpose of generating traffic to pages containing your referral link, and (iv) any similar activity determined by Ebates in its sole discretion to be inconsistent with the purpose of the Ebates Refer-A-Friend Program.

Ebates decisions are final. You are responsible for any applicable taxes. This referral bonus promotion is open only to individuals who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia or Puerto Rico and are at least eighteen (18) years of age.

How to Earn Your Refer-A-Friend Bonus 

Track My Refer-A-Friend Bonus

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