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How do e-bates referrals work?

I'm thinking about signing up.
The website seems to want me to sign up for an account just to read the details of the referral promo which seems kind of sneaky.
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Mmm, multi-level marketing schemes.
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Feegus wrote: I'm thinking about signing up.
The website seems to want me to sign up for an account just to read the details of the referral promo which seems kind of sneaky.
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here is the info
How Our Referral Program Works will pay you for every new member you refer to our site who then shops at our partner merchant sites - see "qualified referral" below. While we love them too, pets, minor children and imaginary friends don't qualify, nor do referrals to friends or housemates who don't actually do their own shopping via their own account on

And now the legalese our lawyers force upon us: A "qualified referral" is a new member of referred by you that signs up at during the referral period starting October 1, 2016 and ending December 31, 2016 and that complies with the rules set forth below. If a qualified referral makes purchases totaling $25 or more that earns cash back before December 31, 2016, will pay you a $5 "Base Bonus" for each such qualified referral and you will be eligible for an additional one-time "Tier Bonus" for the referral period based on the total number of such qualified referrals you generate and the Tier Bonus then in effect. You will receive the highest Tier Bonus for which you qualify in the promotion outlined above. Your Tier Bonus will be added to your account at the conclusion of this promotion. A qualified referral must be generated using (i) your custom referral link, (ii) the invitation forms on this page or (iii) other methods supplied by that allow for proper tracking of referrals. The following is a non-exhaustive list of activities that are not permitted and that will disqualify you from earning Bonuses: (i) self-referral, (ii) posting your referral link on any merchant's Facebook or forum page, (iii) keyword bidding for the purpose of generating traffic to pages containing your referral link, and (iv) any similar activity determined by in its sole discretion to be inconsistent with the purpose of the Refer-A-Friend Program. decisions are final. You are responsible for any applicable taxes. This Referral Bonus Promotion is open only to individuals who are legal residents of Canada and are eighteen (18) years of age.

Please note it may take 3 - 4 weeks for your referral bonus to be approved and update to your account. To receive the $50 bonus, 3 friends must be referred (that's $5 per referral and a bonus $50 when you refer 3).
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^Question answered.