These Referral Program Terms govern your participation in the Ebates Refer-A-Friend Program (“Referral Program”). Ebates Inc. and its affiliates (“Ebates”) offer the Referral Program to Ebates.com members who are interested in referring friends and/or family to sign up and shop through Ebates.com.
2. Qualified Referrals
A Qualified Referral must:
- Be a new member to Ebates.com;
- Sign up for Ebates.com using your custom referral link or other methods supplied by Ebates that allow for proper tracking of referrals;
- Consent to and comply with the Ebates Terms; and
d. Make at least $25 in purchases that earn Cash Back through Ebates.com within one (1) year from sign-up.
You may be eligible to earn a reward (“Bonus”) for each Qualified Referral that you refer to Ebates.com. The Bonus applicable to Qualified Referrals changes from time to time, and will be set forth on the Ebates Referral Page (“Ebates Referral Site”). The Bonus applicable to your Qualified Referral will be the Bonus displayed on the Ebates Referral Site at the time your Qualified Referral earns Cash Back on their first $25 worth of purchases through Ebates.com.
By participating in the Referral Program, you represent and warrant that (i) you have a personal relationship with your referral or otherwise have the necessary consents to submit their information to the Referral Program; and (ii) you will comply with all applicable laws in your participation in the Referral Program.
The following is a non-exhaustive list of activities that are not permitted and that will disqualify you from earning Bonuses through the Referral Program: (i) self-referral; (ii) creating fake accounts, blogs, web pages, profiles, websites, links or messages; (iii) any bulk email distribution, submission or distribution to strangers, or any other promotion that would constitute or appear to constitute unsolicited commercial email or “spam”; (iv) posting your referral link on any page that is not owned and controlled by you, including, but not limited to, any merchant Facebook or forum page; (v) bidding on any keywords containing Ebates or common misspellings thereof, including, but not limited to, Ebates.com, Ebates.ca and Ebatess; (vi) placement of the Ebates logo or mention of Ebates in any ad text, extensions or banner ads; (vii) paid advertising for the purpose of generating traffic directly to your referral link; (viii) misleading or attempting to mislead anyone in connection with the Referral Program, including, but not limited to, misrepresenting your relationship with Ebates or posing as a representative of Ebates in an official capacity; and (ix) taking any action or making any content that is disparaging or defamatory to Ebates.
6. Reservation of Rights
Ebates reserves the right to review all referrals and to deny, withhold or cancel any Bonuses that Ebates deems, in its sole discretion, as fraudulent, abusive, unethical, suspicious or otherwise inconsistent with these Referral Program Terms, the Ebates Terms or any other applicable law or regulation. Ebates’ decisions are final.
Ebates reserves the right to suspend or terminate the Referral Program or to change these Referral Program Terms at any time and for any reason in its sole discretion.