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I noticed this when I made a car rental reservation for TAD to drive down to SD from Oxnard last weekend.

 

Not only are the cash-back offers for general Ebates shopping devaluing at an alarming rate (compared to other shopping portals), now the credit card doesn't consistently pay an extra 3% back when used as the payment method.

 

I'm pretty much done with Ebates now, unless it's my only option for cash back for a given merchant.

 

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Not sure if this is new since 2014, but the terms on the landing page in the first post currently state-

 

1. Qualifying purchases made through Ebates with an Ebates Cash Back Visa Credit Card (the "Card") will earn 3% Cash Back (minus returns and adjustments) in addition to Cash Back earned on purchases for shopping through Ebates. A "Qualifying" purchase is a purchase made through Ebates, excluding travel purchases such as airline tickets, car rentals, hotels and vacation packages. Certain store products and other purchases are also excluded.

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I noticed this when I made a car rental reservation for TAD to drive down to SD from Oxnard last weekend.

 

Not only are the cash-back offers for general Ebates shopping devaluing at an alarming rate (compared to other shopping portals), now the credit card doesn't consistently pay an extra 3% back when used as the payment method.

 

I'm pretty much done with Ebates now, unless it's my only option for cash back for a given merchant.

 

ok1DTot.png

 

Not sure if this is new since 2014, but the terms on the landing page in the first post currently state-

 

1. Qualifying purchases made through Ebates with an Ebates Cash Back Visa Credit Card (the "Card") will earn 3% Cash Back (minus returns and adjustments) in addition to Cash Back earned on purchases for shopping through Ebates. A "Qualifying" purchase is a purchase made through Ebates, excluding travel purchases such as airline tickets, car rentals, hotels and vacation packages. Certain store products and other purchases are also excluded.

 

 

I'm not 100% sure if this is new, either. I am 100% sure that an extra 1% back doesn't sweeten the deal enough to use the card.

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That (Ebates card) would be a nice card to have if there were no other credit cards to choose from.

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Nah, I won't waste the pull, GECRB is famous for nerfing their rewards programs.

 

Same. I already have two pulls with Discover and Amex this month.

 

No more pulls for me until the New Year.

 

Continuing to garden. :)

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That (Ebates card) would be a nice card to have if there were no other credit cards to choose from.

 

... no other credit cards from which to choose.

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I've been complaining about the devaluation of the Ebates cash back rates for some time now.

 

Here's a snippet from my inbox today.

 

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This is why I've been using TCB instead, whenever I can. The rebate rates are consistently in the 2x range for the same merchant, compared to Ebates.

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Some years back buy.com changed its name to rakuten.com. 

 

Stunning marketing move, because I go online intending to rakuten all the time.

 

In a brilliant follow-up, they have now rebranded Ebates with the Rakuten name as well!  

 

Who doesn't love getting rakutens back on every purchase?

 

https://www.rakuten.com/help/article/ebates-is-now-rakuten-everything-you-need-to-know-360002117807

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On 5/10/2019 at 8:11 AM, cv91915 said:

Some years back buy.com changed its name to rakuten.com. 

 

Stunning marketing move, because I go online intending to rakuten all the time.

 

In a brilliant follow-up, they have now rebranded Ebates with the Rakuten name as well!  

 

Who doesn't love getting rakutens back on every purchase?

 

https://www.rakuten.com/help/article/ebates-is-now-rakuten-everything-you-need-to-know-360002117807

Do you have a referral link/code for Rakuten?

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