Mr. Rebates Review - Cash Back Portal | The Point Calculator

Mr. Rebates Review

Program Details & Benefits

Get a quick rundown of the benefits offered when using the Mr. Rebates cash back portal. Learn how to earn and redeem cash back as well as how to sign up.


This page may contain links and/or referrals that would earn The Point Calculator points, miles, or other financial compensation. For more details, view the Advertising Policy.

Mr. Rebates is a cash back portal that offers cash back and coupons with thousands of stores. They list affiliate links for stores worldwide throughout the website which earns them a commission when you click on a link and make a purchase with that store. Mr Rebates then give you, the member, the majority of that commission. Mr. Rebates is the most simplistic of the popular cash back portals. It's an organized and straightforward website.

Signing Up For Mr. Rebates

If you want to bask in the cash back that you can earn through Mr. Rebates, you'll need to first create an account. This can be done in a few easy steps. If you don't have an account, consider signing up through The Point Calculator.

Create An Account

  1. Go to mrrebates.com.
  2. Click on Join located at the top of the page.
  3. Enter your email and create a password to use for signing in.
  4. Enter the address you would like your cash back sent to.
  5. Click Create Your Account.

You'll now have a MrRebates account and you'll be ready to start earning cash back.

How To Earn With Mr. Rebates

Once you're logged into your Mr. Rebates account, you'll be ready to build your cash back. At the top of the web page, you'll see a search bar that you can use to find the store you wish to earn cash back with.

mrrebates search bar
Use the search bar to find the store.

Once you find the store you want and click it, you'll be shown several pieces of information which includes:

  • The amount of cash back you'll earn
  • Restrictions and cash back terms
  • Coupons

Compared to other cash back portals, it really is displayed in a clean and easy-to-read way.

mrrebates marriott details
Be sure to read the restrictions and fine print.

From there you can click on any of the 'Shop Now' buttons located on the page. This will load up a new shopping session in another tab/window.

mrrebates launch session
A new session will launch once you hit Shop Now.

You'll then be dropped off on the front doorstep of that store's website and you can shop as normal. This includes logging into your account if you have one and browsing the website.

marriott homepage
I was dropped off on the Marriott home page to continue my shopping as normal.

Be sure to stick to the same session window and the tabs in that session window. Making the purchase in a new window or closing out the window altogether will prevent you from earning cash back with Mr. Rebates. If you feel like you've closed out the window, you will want to jump back to the Mr. Rebates website and launch a fresh session.

Mr. Rebates Extension/Toolbar

The easiest way to always make sure that you're earning cash back with Mr. Rebates is by using the Mr. Rebates browser extension. This toolbar features a cash back button that allows you to trigger a new cash back session on the spot whenever you're on a website that's eligible to receive cash back with Mr. Rebates. Cash back toolbars are almost essential for anyone looking to maximize their earnings as it provides a great reminder for anyone that may forget to trigger a new session.

mrrebates cash back button
Cashback buttons acts as a great reminder to start an active session when shopping online.

The Mr. Rebates cash back button is available for Google Chrome. Do note that all of the major cash back portals feature a browser extension / cash back button toolbar. I don't recommend that you go out and download them all, but you'll want to have at least one attached to the browser you use the most. Even if that portal isn't offering the most cash back, it will remind you that you're on an eligible site and you can check to see what other cash back portals are offering.

How You Get Paid With Mr. Rebates

Once you're swimming in cash back earned with Mr. Rebates, you'll have a few options when it comes time to cash out. This consists of your basic options which are paper check, PayPal, and gift card. Do note that you must have at least $10 in Available Rebate Dollars to cash out.

mrrebates account balance
You'll need at least $10 in available cash back to cash out your rewards.

Paper Check

Mr. Rebates gives you the option to receive a paper check. This will be sent to the address you listed when you signed up for the account, so make sure that your address on file is correct. You can go to My Account > Change Account to check your address.

PayPal

PayPal is a pretty simple and straightforward options. Choosing When you choose PayPal as your method of payment, your available rewards dollars will be deposited into your PayPal account. From there, you'll be able to use your cash back through your PayPal account as normal. This includes using your PayPal debit card to make purchases worldwide, using PayPal with other merchants online, or cashing out your PayPal balance to your bank account.

Gift Card

Gift Card is another solid option that is offered across just about all cash back portals. If you spend a lot of money with a certain retailer, this is a great option to choose. Just remember that using gift cards on your purchases made through Mr. Rebates will usually not earn you cash back. So may want to choose the other two options if you commonly shop with a specific retailer and use Mr. Rebates (or any other portal) to earn cash back.

how mr rebates works
How Mr. Rebates (and all other portals) work when it comes to earning cash back.

Summary

Mr. Rebates is very easy and straightforward portal to use. It offers a lot of opportunities to earn cash back and provides you with many useful coupons that can save you a nice chunk of money. I recommend including Mr. Rebates as one of the cash back portals that you check with when making purchases as they do provide some great deals from time to time.


Recommended Reads


Page Last Updated: 2020-01-16
Written By: Robert Flowers III

Editorial Note: All opinions expressed on this site are my own and not those of any bank, rental car company, credit card issuer, hotel company, or any entity mentioned herein. Opinions, calculators, and other editorial content on this page have not been approved or endorsed by any entities on this site. You can read our Private Policy to learn more.

Advertiser Disclosure: Advertisements are listed throughout this site. I may be compensated if you choose to use any of the links on this page. This includes, but is not limited to, making purchases, signing up for programs, and applying for credit cards. You can view the details of that on our Advertising Policy page.

About These Calculators: These calculators are provided to help you estimate the value of points, miles, and cash back you can earn with various rewards programs and using reward earning credit cards. These calculators are meant to provide an estimate of rewards earned and are not meant to reflect the exact amount of points you may receive. Be sure to read the terms and conditions of any credit card before you apply as benefit and perk changes may not be reflected immediately on this website.


The Point Calculator is owned by RF3 LLC. This site is informational and meant to provide help in calculating points with various programs. The owner of this site is not a legal or tax professional and the statements and articles on this site are opinion of the owner and should not be relied upon for individual circumstances.

2019 The Point Calculator and its logo is copyrighted and owned by RF3 LLC. All Rights Reserved.