Because we all know how expensive almond flour, coconut flour and natural sweeteners are (yikes!), many of you have asked me how you can contribute to the blog. I don’t accept cash donations at the moment (although I might consider it in the future as some of you have suggested it, but for now I am not sure how taxes work with that kind of thing), but I found a way that you can help out my cause/blog and get something kind of cool for yourself too–all without spending any cash on anything you wouldn’t normally buy anyway. I promised a legit site and I’m delivering ( in fact, eBates has an A+ BBB rating
). I’ve been using this site for awhile now and have only made back a few dollars ($9.53, to be exact, but I’m not a huge online shopper), but I can vouch that they’re legit. Here’s how it works:
First, you have to sign up for an account (see link at the bottom of this post).
It’s free and takes only a few minutes. Once you’ve signed up, simply head to their website first before you make any online purchase (we’re talking big and small retailers here–everything from Walmart to Target to Williams Sonoma to Ulta to Sears to Bath and Body Works to, well, just about anything at all. This includes online-only retailers too–for example, I got cash back when I had to re-order checks from a popular check printing site).
Next, locate your retailer (if they’re on the list– there are thousands of them). Go to the retailer’s site using the link on Ebates’ page. You’ll receive cash back on your purchase (the cash back amounts range from 2% up to 15%) from pretty much any retailer as long as you visit the eBates site first. The cash back bonuses are awarded every couple of months and you can choose to have a check mailed to you or to be paid via PayPal. I believe they might also offer direct deposit, but I’m not positive. I have gotten two payments sent to my PayPal since I’ve been a member there.
In order for you to help me to stay afloat at Cut the Wheat, Ditch the Sugar, simply make your usual online purchases by signing up checking with eBates first to see if your retailer is on their list.
If it is, once you click the link with the retailer on it, you’ll be taken to the retailer’s website. Once you sign up (you have to do it with the affiliate link provided (link is also below this post) in order for me to get credit– this is how they know I sent you to them),
make at least one purchase between 7/1/13 and 9/30/13.
Once you’ve made a purchase, you’ll count toward my final count. If 25 of you sign up and purchase by the deadline, the site can earn $375 cash. If 50 of you sign up and purchase, that gets bumped up to $750.
And I’m not the only one who benefits here, obviously– you’ll benefit as well from the cash back you’ll earn. It really is a win-win for both of us.
This cash would really help the site out a lot, as paying $9 a lb. for almond flour can be quite expensive. And as you can imagine, for every one recipe you see on the site, there are about three failed ones that didn’t make it. It’s a costly cause, but one that I believe in strongly and will continue to do. This would sure make it easier, though! 🙂
If you’d like to help and save yourself some cash in the meantime, simply sign up for eBates using the referral link below and make at least one purchase by 9/30/13. Remember, you must go to eBates first and follow the retailer link from there (that’s how the retailer knows you came from eBates and how eBates knows who to give the credit to).
Let me know if you have any questions at all. I will be answering questions personally. Thank you all for your support and readership. I look forward to many more years of wheat and sugar free, low carb recipe development so that we can all live healthier, happier, longer lives.
Here’s the link you’ll need to follow to sign up. Thanks in advance for your help and participation!