Ebates is a shopping portal through which one can receive cashback and discounts shopping at over 2000 popular vendors and websites. It works likes this: you, the shopper, visit Ebates, and click the link of an online store (Walmart, Amazon, Forever 21, etc). If you purchase something, Ebates gets a commission from the vendor. Ebates then takes half of that commission, and gives it to you, the shopper. Free money! This becomes especially sweet when shopping on sites that already have huge discounts, like Amazon or Ebay. So if you’re already planning to buy something from a given site, just go through one more step by visiting the site through Ebates and you’ll receive some extra cash back. Pretty sweet.