Ebates is a great site that pays you for shopping online. And the features that they offer makes shopping through Ebates a pleasure!

Coupons and Specials - This is a section of the Ebates website that shows you what current coupons and specials are running, in addition to the percentage rebate that is standard. Depending on the retailer, you'll find things like free or reduced shipping, $$ off on purchases, etc.

Saved Coupons - If you run across a coupon that you want to remember later, bookmark it in the 'Saved Coupons' area. That way you're more likely to remember and find it again when you're doing your shopping.

Favorite Stores - One of the best things about Ebates - the number of retailers who participate - can also be an overwhelming part of the experience. You can make your Ebates experience more personal and manageable by bookmarking the places your regularly shop as favorite stores.

Tell a Friend - When you refer a friend to Ebates you will earn $5 when they sign up and make their first purchase. After earning five referral bonuses you'll earn an additional $5. And you don't have to have a blog to participate. Ebates gives you several ways to tell your friends, including sending an email. All the information is under the 'Tell A Friend' tab on the Ebates website.

Donate Your Earnings - Do you have a favorite charity you'd like to help out? Maybe there is a friend or family member you'd like to give a little financial assistance to. On the 'Payment Options' of the 'My Account' page you can send your friend or charity your Ebates earnings via either check or Paypal. So you can help someone out by doing the online shopping you're already doing through Ebates.