But it's even more awesome when you get paid to shop. Not only have I had the opportunity to be a mystery shopper or get paid for scanning my goods, but it's great when I shop online and you get points through your credit card or get a check in the mail just for shopping.
Ebates is one of those lovely programs. When I am not in the mood to go out and shop or don't have time to search and find items on the shelf, I can simply log into my Ebates account, search for my store (Bath and Body... oh yea!... 75% off sale by the way happening right now...) click on the items I like, add to my basket and tadaa! It's shipped.
I don't have to deal with parking, I don't have to deal with limited stocks, nor do I have to deal with distraction heading to other stores. I can focus on the items I want or need and CLICK done!
Ebates was especially helpful during the holidays. They are even affiliated with AMAZON, so yes, you can earn points through Ebates shopping on AMAZON... now, who doesn't shop on AMAZON these days?