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WSVN -- Amanda Muson says she can find great bargains online.

Amanda Muson: "I've bought from The Gap, Ebay, Office Max, The Container Store."

Kerry shiller is also an on-line shopper.

Kerry Shiller: "Nordstrom.com and Crate and Barrel.com."

But these woman have figured out how to not only find great deals, but get paid for doing it.

They belong to a website called Ebates and members get cash rebates for everything they buy.

Kerry Shiller: "Ebates calls it a big fat check, and indeed it can be a big fat check sometimes. Last quarter I got a check for over $200."

How much you get back depends on how much you spend.

Amanda Muson: "My grand total is $435.51."

Here's how it works: You register to become a member of Ebates. The good news it's free. Then you just shop at their stores everything from Sephora to Kohls, Orbitz to Staples and you get a different percentage back depending on where you shop.

Amanda Muson: "It's satisfying and it's almost like a treasure hunt to shop, find what you want, a premium product, premium travel, premium restaurant experience but at a discount."

More than 1200 stores are on Ebates and you can buy small or big ticket items. Kerry bought a couch for her new house .

Kerry Shiller: "I saw it in the store and I ended up purchasing it online. One of the reasons was because of Ebates, so I could get the rebate back on a big ticket item like that."

Amanda gets a deal on vitamins.

Amanda Muson: "Buy two get four free plus the percentage off."

She even showed her husband how she could save on this battery charger.

Amanda Muson: "I found that I could get actually the newer model of the same brand charger go through Ebates, buy it, have it sent to my home for $10 less."

Plus she got the rebate. The site also offers coupons and other savings.

Kerry Shiller: "It's free and if you online shop I think that it's a great program to sign up for."Amanda Muson: "There's no reason not to join."

Lynn Martinez: "Ebates claims to have paid out more than 50-million in cash to it's members over the last 10 years."




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