Yes, I've used Ebates for a couple of years with absolutely no problems and I have gotten checks from them (they have set up schedule for automatically mailing them during the year). If you are planning on doing online shopping, you go to their website and sign in and click on the link to shop. It has no fees to do this. It will tell you that percentage of the amount you spend will be deposited into your Ebates account. It will give you a tracking number for that transaction to followup to make sure the money is correctly deposited...although I've never had an issue with it. Only thing I would recommend is that once you are at the Ebates site and have logged in and go through their link to shop, that you don't keep any other windows open that may have that same store pulled up (like if you were browsing another site before deciding to purchase). If you don't go through the Ebates link, there is no money earned and you can't contact them to fix this. They won't. Anyway, happy shopping!