I talked a bit about ebates to get cash back but there is another way you can earn cash back; Mypoints, Swagbucks, and other like-minded websites offer points which you can “cash in” for gift cards and sometimes paypal amounts. I typically use Mypoints to print coupons and click their 5point-email offers and swagbucks search and polls. I want to point out that its best to compare the point versus cash back sites. If I had used ebates on a recent purchase from Home Depot, I would have received 2% back. However, on Mypoints I received what amounted in points to be 3% back that I can cash in for a gift card later. Its always a good idea to compare sites and get the most you can out of your purchase.