Ebates.com promises cash back for every friend you refer, that makes a qualifying purchase. I refered a friend and a few days later friend made purchase, and was qualified and my bonus was approved. Bonus showed in my account and would be paid on Feb 15. Today Fed 14, my bonus is no longer in my account, and was not removed because it was paid. Bonus was removed with no explanation on the day before it was to be paid. This company only wants you to refer people and obtain customers for merchants in order to receive some kind of compensation for themselves. Every friend that did the same referral for the bonus had the same issue. No payments being honored. Avoid this site if possible.