ebates Ebates.com is an online cash back shopping website founded in 1998. The Ebates.com website launched in 1999, and became the pioneer and leader in cash back shopping. Users register at Ebates.com and open an account at no cost. Cash back is accumulated in their account when they shop at any of the online retailers listed on the website. The percentage of cash back varies from 1% to 26%. Ebates.com pays users the amount they have accumulated four times a year in the form of a check or PayPal. Today, Ebates.com has over 1000 online retailers and provides internet coupons for users who are interested in bargains. Since the launch in 1999, Ebates has paid users over 50 million dollars in cash back.