To date I've earned $230 in cash back by starting at the Ebates site first before ordering something online. It's also reminded me about coupon codes and sales, so I've saved countless extra dollars from that too. What you earn gets paid out quarterly, and I elect to get mine sent directly to my Paypal account. That way I can access it immediately. You can also have it sent to you in the form of a check. I'm not pulling your leg - the site is completely legit and I've been using it for at least a couple years now. I don't usually like to refer people to programs or websites, but I can't think of a reason not to tell everyone about this site. They literally give you money back each time you make a purchase online with a retailer they support. You were going to shop there anyway!
Use this link to sign up: Ebates.com