Online shopping is fast becoming one of America's favorite ways to make purchases. It is convenient and offers better deals and nearly infinite choices.

Still, there must be even more ways to take advantage of the deals and convenience of online. Right? One of the easiest ways to save even more is via cash back sites like Ebates.com.

Just use Ebates like a search engine such as Google or Yahoo! during online shopping excursions. Most purchases made through Ebates result in a cash rebate back to the shopper. It accrues in an Ebates account until a threshold of $5.01 is reached. Then, at least four times a year, Ebates mails a check or transfers those funds into a PayPal account.

Members can earn up to 25% cash back on online purchases without having to redeem points, mail in forms or pay any membership fee. Easy! Ebates charges consumers nothing. Instead, retailers pay a commission to Ebates when shoppers make a purchase at one of more than 1,500 partner stores.

Register, and choose a bonus $10 gift card. The card is shipped after the first $25 in cash back earnings. Refer friends and family to Ebates to earn even more cash back on their purchases.

Remember, go through Ebates for each online shopping purchase in order to get credit. Click here to start using Ebates today.

As an added bonus, Monday, 12/17 is FREE shipping day at Ebates. That means free shipping comes along with great deals and cash back at sites like these:
  • Shari’s Berries: 15% off $29 gourmet berries and treats. Plus 6% cash back. Ends 12/22.
  • Pro Flowers: Save 20% on last minute flowers and gifts (minimum $39). Plus 16% cash back. Ends 12/23.
  • Levi’s: Save 30% sitewide plus free shipping on all orders with code SHOP30. Plus 4% cash back. Ends 12/17.
  • Carters: Great gifts starting at $5. Plus 5% cash back. Ends 12/18.