Mr. Rebates is a website as well as an app that allows you to get cashback when you shop through them. There are plenty of websites like this one like Ebates. The percentage of rebates that they offer differ from one deal to another.
However, they offer as much as 10% cashback in some cases. I know some of you are wondering how they pay cashback. They get a commission for referring you to these brands, and they pay you cashback out of that commission.
They are not a new website as they have been around since the year 2002. Since day one, they have been about saving money through cash rebates. The difference is that now they have partnered with a lot of brands and offer deals from major brands.
In this review, we will take a closer look at their website as well as their app. This review is not intended to promote this company, so you can trust this review.
How does Mr. Rebates work?
Let us first understand how you earn cashback through them. You will need to make an account with them if you want to earn cashback. They will ask for your basic information and your account will be created.
After creating your account, you have to find a store that you want to make a purchase from. They have a lot of major brands available, so you can easily find what you are looking for. Even if you don’t find your desired brand, you can find a brand that offers similar products and make a purchase through them.
You will click on the shop now link and make the purchase. It is important that you make the purchase through the link on their website. You can’t open the store in some other tab on your browser and make the purchase. You will get rebate report within 1-3 days of shipping the product. The rebate will be pending for 90 days and become available after that.
You can cash out the available rebate through your preferred method. They offer cheque, PayPal and Amazon gift card to people in the United States and Canada. Only PayPal and Amazon gift card is offered to other countries. Still, I have no complaints because PayPal is a reliable way to get your money. However, you would lose a small percentage of your money because of the transaction fees.
It is important to remember that you need a balance of $10 to cash out your earnings.
There are certain restrictions that stores impose. So, you need to ensure that you have read the restrictions. Some items don’t give you cashback, so you can avoid buying them. In certain cases, stores will offer different cashback percentages on different products categories, so you need to keep that in your mind.
They have strict terms and conditions when it to comes to the use of coupons. Your cashback will become void if you use coupons from other websites. You can use the coupons displayed on their website without any issues.
One more important thing to remember is that you might not receive cashback when you click on a link on your mobile and a store app opens. So, you should try to make the purchase through your mobile’s browser when shopping on your mobile.
The mobile app works a lot like the website. You get cashback and coupons allowing you to save money. Their app doesn’t have a lot of downloads on Google Play, but it has a solid rating of 4.6 stars. The app is easy to use and has a great interface. Overall, I am quite impressed by their app.
They have a referral program that allows you to get 20% of the cash rebates of your referrals. I think that this is a great referral program, and your earnings can add up if you refer a lot of people who shop frequently. They will send emails to your friends on your behalf once you give them their email addresses. You can also add a personal note to your friends to make sure that they join.
Overall, this is a good website for earning cashback on products that you need to purchase. You just need to follow their rules and regulations to ensure that everything goes smoothly.
How much does it cost to join?
It is free to join their website or use their app. You will need to obviously spend money to get cashback. Alternatives to this website are also free as they need you to earn their commission.
How much can I earn?
This is not a website that exists for making money. It exists so that you can save some money. If you are someone who does a lot of online shopping, then you can certainly save a lot of money through this website in the long run. You are actually losing money when you shop through them, so you can’t look at it as a way of earning money.
The only way of earning money through them is the referral program. They have plenty of ways to promote the referral link. You can even share the link on Twitter or Facebook to reach a lot of people. The fact that they are available in a lot of countries will make it easier to refer international friends. Still, it won’t be easy to refer a lot of people.
Even with a big friend list or a lot of friends in real life, you will struggle because a lot of people won’t show interest or simply not join after clicking the link. I can’t deny that the right people can promote them well and get plenty of referrals. Once the referrals get in the habit of using their website or app to shop, then you can generate money without doing anything.
You are only paid 20% of their rebate, which is already not so much in a lot of cases. In most cases, you can’t earn much through the referral program, but it could still be worth it.
Are there any complaints?
Yes, I have listed some complaints below.
It takes too long to get your money.
I seem to make a lot of purchases that don’t get credited.
Mr. Rebates is not a scam in my opinion. They are a decent way to save some money. I definitely recommend them if you want to save some money while shopping online. They are on par with the competition and make it easier to get cashback. I still leave the final decision in your hands. Good luck and choose wisely.
Up to 10% cashback
Decent referral program
Available in a lot of countries
Takes 90 days to get the cashback in your account
Bugs in the app