September 2009 Archives

September 30, 2009

Tomorrow is the last day to take advantage of the Ebates Boots and Bags Sale. Hopefully you have shopped one (or more) of the merchants offering increased cash back and exclusive deals for the occasion. I have definitely taken advantage of the event and honestly thought I had milked all the Boots and Bags Sale savings that I could until I saw that Nordstrom is offering free shipping on an entire order with a shoe purchase with code SHOES at checkout. This, coupled with increased cash back and the shoe sale happening at Nordstrom, made me really rethink how much I had actually milked from the shopping event.

Leather Flat Boot From NordstromWhen I found these Steven by Steve Madden Leather Boots on sale for 35% off at just $129.90, I knew I had to have them, especially because I would and get increased cash back with free shipping while saving $70 on the original price. Plus, I was buying a classic boot that I could wear virtually anywhere season after season. If you are also in need of this season's must have flat boot, shop Nordstrom now and take advantage of this timeless boot at a great deal.


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September 30, 2009

Part of me feels like I may have written about this company before, but as I can't seem to find it in our blog archives, I can't resist but to write about them now.

You all remember someone you went to college with who had a beanbag chair. It doesn't matter if you're twenty two or fifty two, no college dorm was complete without "that guy with the beanbag chair".LoveSacWell, just as we have all grown up since then, so has the idea of a beanbag chair. Nowadays, rather than an old relic from the '70s spilling little bits all over your carpet, there is the LoveSac. They provide all sorts of solutions both large and small, with a number of accessories for various uses and room sizes, made of durafoam rather than the pellets of old. LoveSac also makes "Sactionals" which are lounging couches made of LoveSac-styled bases with backs and sides which can all be positioned to best suit the needs of your room. Factor in 5.0% Cash Back, and you can take home a pretty penny, because we all know furniture doesn't come cheap.

Plus, as the mercury continues to drop in your thermometers, there's no better place to cuddle up than on a LoveSac - where do you think they got their name? (wink wink)


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September 29, 2009

I'm not usually one to gush, but man oh man; Electronics Expo has really come up with a great coupon.

For the next eight days, you'll get up to 25% off all TVs storewide at Electronics Expo with code LSTVSALE. Naturally, as is often the case, exclusions do apply, but still, you can save a ton of cash on the HDTV of your dreams, whether you're looking for a big whopping fifty-two incher for your living room, or a nice compact twenty two inch set for your kitchen counter.
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Or, just think about if you wanted to really go over-the-top and do an MTV Cribs fantasy TV setup, you could get about thirty monstrous plasma screens to mount all over your house (always including the classics above the bed and in the bathroom) and rack up a ton of savings in addition to a ton of cash back. No matter what, when you apply this coupon code, and combine it with 2.5% Cash Back, you know you'll be getting an amazing deal on a great HDTV.

Find more HDTV deals in our Electronics & Photo category!




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September 29, 2009

Embroidered NapkinsBeing a design junkie, I tend to notice interiors before anything else. Take the movie Mamma Mia for example. While some may gush over Pierce Brosnan or Dominic Cooper, I was enraptured with the vibrant set of turquoise walls, hand embroidered sheets, and earthen pottery. Immediately after watching the film I sought the same linens, yet finding hand embroidered linens is no easy task, as I had the misfortune of finding out. About to give up, it dawned on me that in order to find such rarities as handmade items, I'd have to shop a site that specializes in them. Enter World of Good. Not only does this site cater to handmade and free trade items, but by shopping through Ebates, I'll get 2.0% Cash Back.

A side project of eBay, World of Good sells everything from organic beauty products to recycled decanters, all helping the artisans who made them. These Hand Embroidered Napkins from Pakistan are just the thing I was looking for, and the proceeds of my purchase will go to a great cause; helping nomadic herding communities in Pakistan and protecting the environment they live in. It's a win-win.

Find more creative ideas in our Home and Garden category.


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September 28, 2009

As we head ever closer to the end of our Boots and Bags Sale, there is one great combination of deals that I feel like everyone should be aware of: through this Thursday, Boden has increased cash back; they're currently at 10.0% Cash Back instead of the usual 5.0%. When you pair this with the fact that for the rest of the year, they are also offering 11% off with free shipping and returns sitewide.

For those of you who don't know Boden, they are a wonderful apparel merchant hailing from the UK, offering looks that are synonymous with comfort. Find great styles for him, for her, or for the little ones of all ages. While I tend to be most fond of their winter wear (and what better time to find a great new jacket than the onset of Fall?), they have products for all occasions.

Satin Trim Top from BodenWhile browsing around, I was struck by this Satin Trim Top. Granted, I'm no fashionista (hell, I'm not even a fashionisto) this top that really grabs my attention. You have to figure if it jumps out to a guy with little interest in fashion, it will be that much more striking to someone with a real eye for fashion.

Take a look around our Clothing category for fashions that grab your eye!


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September 28, 2009

Antik Batik Leather BagA look into my closet will reveal quite a few things about me. The first is that I have an obsession with vintage clothing. The second would reveal that when it comes to my shopping habits, I have a tendency to buy the same thing over and over. Boots, jeans, blouses; for whatever reason I lean toward the same items, inevitably creating an unbalanced wardrobe. Items that are found in short supply range from dresses and skirts, to flats, and handbags. Of course this being the Ebates Boot and Bags Sale, I'm taking the opportunity to rectify this situation and get 9.0% Cash Back at YOOX while I'm at it.

One of the most important pieces of any woman's Fall wardrobe is her handbag. Seeing that I'm lacking in everything but the aforesaid, it's nice to find a bag that works double duty. This Antik Batik Leather Handbag is made from rich chocolate brown leather, and has the ability to be worn as a tote or a clutch. Complete with a shoulder strap, this bag screams versatility, which is necessary for someone who tends to overlook such things. No matter which way I wear it, this bag is chic and matches all my shoes!

Hurry! Don't miss the Ebates Boots and Bags Sale!


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September 28, 2009

Get Cash Back on Items From Allure's Best of BeautyEvery year Allure Magazine publishes their Best of Beauty list where the expert editors and readers decide which products earn a highly coveted place on the list. It is honestly like a beauty manifesto, where you can find the tried-and-tested best shampoo for dry hair, foundation for oily skin, or the most universally flattering red lipstick and much more. This year the one hundred and eighty two item list boasts just as many drugstore buys as high end department store items, which is exciting news for anyone on a budget. It's even more exciting news for Ebates members, who can get cash back on the drugstore buys from merchants like drugstore.com with 6.0% Cash Back or at ULTA and get 3.0% Cash Back and samples galore.
 
The Best of Beauty list also has multiple items from Lancôme, Clinque, Bobbi Brown and Kiehl's (find all in our Health and Beauty Category), all of which offer cash back and coupons with Ebates. And of course, you can't talk beauty without Sephora and department stores like Nordstrom, Macys, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Find which items must make it into your "best of" list and earn cash back from Ebates!


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September 27, 2009

Reebok Easy Tone SneakerBy now, you probably know all about the Ebates Boots and Bags Sale. You know about the exclusive coupons, the free shipping deals, and the increased (even double) cash back. You know that by shopping Hobo International, you'll get free shipping over $150, or that by shopping at Piperlime you'll save 15% off purchases of $150 or more with Piperlime coupon PL15OFF150. What you may not know is that there's more to boots and bags then, well, boots and bags. FootSmart carries not just stylish footwear, but products that improve your overall foot health, which is something most people tend to overlook until it's too late.

The latest in footwear technology, the Reebok Easy Tone Sneaker is designed to create a greater demand on your muscles (exercise). It features balance pods that create the same instability as walking on sand, thus burning more calories, and toning the legs and butt faster. In other words, this sneaker is a gift from the gods, and at just $99, it's also affordable. Add to this 10.0% Cash Back at Footsmart and it's like getting paid to get fit. Tell that to a gym!

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September 27, 2009

Dexter Dvd With 2.5% Cash BackNothing warms my soul quite like the season premiere of my favorite shows. The feeling is akin to old friends returning from a long vacation: it's good to see them again and you know you have a lot of catching up to do. Tonight, Showtime is premiering two of my favorite shows: Dexter (Michael C. Hall has held a fond place in my heart ever since Six Feet Under) and Californication at 9pm and 10pm respectively. If you have not yet watched these shows, I implore you to get caught up with the DVDs as soon as possible and then to watch the new seasons. Or, if you are like me and a new season always makes you want to go back and refresh your memory, it is not too late!

Californication DVD with 2.5% Cash BackHead over to Deep Discount, which as the name implies, has heavy discounts on everything from DVDs to books and more. Get 2.5% Cash Back at Deep Dicount and pick up the Dexter Three Season Pack (also available in Blu-Ray) for a stunning $82.55, you save over $37 on the list price. Or if a sympathetic serial killer is not your cup of tea, pick up the first and second seasons of Californication for just $30 each with free shipping on all orders at Deep Discount. 

Shop now and get cash back on top of deep discounts!


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September 26, 2009

Nope, not the book of world records - I'm talking about the birthday of that fine dark Irish stout that so many of my friends (myself included) are so incredibly fond of. Yep, it's been two hundred and fifty years since Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000 year lease on the now-famous St. James Gate Brewery in Dublin. Even if it hadn't been 250 years of success, I'd toast to the man for having the foresight to sign a lease that will provide him ownership of the brewery for that long.

Guinness WebStoreSo, you may have seen the toast "to Arthur" if you happened to be around a pub in the last day or two, and we here at Ebates want to provide you your chance to join in the celebration. That's partially one of the reasons we added the Guinness WebStore - so you can have all the best apparel, barware, and more, all with a crisp, refreshing 5.0% Cash Back.

So even if you're one of those folks who only ever has a pint of Guinness when St. Patrick's Day rolls around, or if you have a Kegerator full of Guinness in your house, you can now have all the accouterments.


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September 26, 2009

Fall-FashionMuch to my delight, there is more to Fall trends than ripped denim, leather pants, and a continuation of the 80's. Although I've had a blast dressing like an extra from This Is Spinal Tap, I'm happy to know that designers like Zac Posen, Alber Elbaz, and John Galliano have moved past the decade of excess toward a more feminine way of dressing. Influenced by the 1940's, this Fall there are plenty of rich fabrics, tailored suits, and reminders of old Hollywood glamor to soften up the most edgy of women. Good thing Ebates has 1200 merchants, including Urban Outfitters, because I'll get 2.5% Cash Back while finding quirky vintage pieces that coincide with this trend.

One of the easiest ways to try out a trend is through accessories, and this Pins and Needles Cloche Hat is an easy way for me to harness the 40's without seeming like I'm in costume. Inspired by Milla Jovovich in the July issue of Italian Vogue, I love how this hat makes any outfit I wear a tad more feminine. Whether I pair it with a dress, or a large overcoat (belted of course) I'll look like the cat's meow while getting plenty of bread for my wallet.

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September 25, 2009

With the much anticipated Coco Chanel movie ("Coco Avant Chanel") to be released today, the lust-worthy new Chanel makeup collection keeping the beauty-obsessed a buzz and the excitement of Fashion week(s) still lingering, I can't help but want to buy something extravagant and fabulous - something like a Chanel bag. Still, no matter how many times I recalculate my shopping budget, I cannot justify (or afford) the price. All hope for a fabulous new handbag is not lost when Hobo International is offering 8.0% Cash Back for Boots and Bags Sale with free shipping and sales coupons too. At Hobo International I could satisfy my desire for a fashion forward bag that is oh so Chanel with a realistic price tag. 

Quilted Clutch From Hobo International With 8.0% Cash Back
Like this practical and lovely Lauren Vintage Quilt Clutch that has the functionality of a wallet with the chicness of a clutch. Plus, the feminine vintage coin purse closure makes me feel extra ladylike as I channel Chanel. And for just $128 with 8.0% Cash Back from Ebates, it is high in style but not in price. Find hundreds of styles of handbags, wallets, clutches, and travel bags for Women and Men at Hobo International and shop now to take advantage of increased cash back!


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September 25, 2009

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Greetings again friends, here we are yet again at another Friday, and another wonderful round of free shipping deals. As you may or may not have realized, we are inching ever closer towards the end of the month. That's right, we all blinked, and suddenly this coming Wednesday is the last day of the month. Unfortunately for our time here, that means I won't even begin to try to outline the number of free shipping offers that will end on September 30th.

However - there is one major benefit I have to share you, and that is the fact that Wednesday also marks the end of the period in which you can earn cash back that will be credited to your account in time for the November 15th payment. That also means you should take some time this weekend to make sure that your address and other personal info is in order, so that we can assure that we'll be able to pay you the precious cash back that you so dearly deserve.

Have a great weekend!


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September 24, 2009

We all have various reasons for shopping at Ebates. For some, it's simply because you get cash back at over a thousand online stores. But for others (and I will put myself in this group), it is the access to online deals that you may have missed, in addition to earning cash back. When I am at a loss for blog material, or looking for a deal to get the gears turning, I always go to the Ebates coupons page and check out sales and promotions that I may have missed. This is precisely how I stumbled upon an online exclusive sale at the Gap, where sale items are reduced an extra 20% with code EXTRA20 at checkout until September 25th.

Fall Sale At Gap With Extra 20% Off
Find a ton of sweaters, tops, jeans (including styles from their newly launched premium line), pants, and more for men, women, baby, and kids. Now is a great time to stock up on hot Fall essentials and wardrobe staples like puffer vests, classic trenches, skinny black jeans, and feminine blouses, with basics like pocket tees for just $7.99 with an additional 20% off! Plus, you will get $7 flat rate shipping on top of 8.0% Cash Back from Ebates. With perks like these you could be well on your way to a new Fall-friendly wardrobe for under $100.


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September 24, 2009

Find Home Decor at VIVREThe saying "one man's trash is another man's treasure" is a saying I live by. Whether I'm shopping eBay for vintage clothing or hunting through flea markets, I appreciate what others leave behind. It's not because I love the smell of old stuff or enjoy refurbishing things. I don't prefer second hand goods, it's just that I find it hard to satisfy my eclectic taste by shopping mainstream. While this is all well and good, there does come a time when a girl wants something nice, new, and clean. Thanks to VIVRE, I can satisfy my love of the unconventional and get 2.5% Cash Back from Ebates. Added for free is the enjoyment of not having to steam, dry-clean, or refinish a thing.

VIVRE carries everything from clothing and accessories to shoes, travel books, and even fine jewelry. Their home decor selection ranges from artistic prints by Bengoechea, adirondack chairs made from lucite, and even funky trinkets like candle holders in the shape of sea urchins. Although it's hard to choose what I love the most, I'll never leave this site empty handed - especially with all that cash back!

Find more design ideas in our Home and Garden category!


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September 23, 2009

I could sing the praises of Shopbop simply because they offer free shipping with no minimum, $10 second-day delivery (which is the price of regular shipping at many retailers), and a stellar 6.0% Cash Back from Ebates. These perks have saved and earned me a ton of money from shopping at Shopbop. But the real reason why I keep going back is their unparalleled selection of hard to find designers.

Shopbop has the best of both worlds: it is like your favorite boutique meets online superstore. You can expect to see new designers popping up on their site every day, and they have have added about seventy-five newcomers to their list of brands this season alone, including A.L.C., FreeCity, Opening Ceremony, and my personal favorite, Rachel Comey.

Cash Back On Rachel Comey At Shopbop
When I saw these boots from the newly added Rachel Comey collection, I knew I had to act fast, as not many retailers carry the line. Just days later, several styles have already sold out and sizes in the remaining styles are going quickly, so now is your chance to pick up these must-have Barbaro Buckle Booties with free shipping and 6.0% Cash Back. Or, find hundreds of other boots with increased cash back and hot deals from our Boots and Bags Sale merchants.


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September 23, 2009

Okay folks, not only do I love this site for it's British-ified name (even if it is a Canadian-run site), I also love them for their mascot, an adorable little beaver with a maple leaf t-shirt. But beyond the cosmetic stuff, which includes an absolutely beautifully designed site, I really love Please Mum for their five magical words: free shipping on all orders.

please mum beaverIf you want to ingratiate yourself to me, give me free shipping. It's just the best. Granted, 3.0% Cash Back isn't too bad either, thanks to Ebates.

So, once they hooked me with free shipping, I looked around and realized something else: their commitment to design and a good customer experience doesn't stop at their website: their products look both comfortable and well-made, offering a great range of clothing options for kids from newborns to twelve year olds. Since I only deal with the little ones vicariously through friends and their kiddies, I don't have the critical eye that most parents do, but I will tell you this much: I would happily buy any of these outfits or items for my friends' kids in a heartbeat. Or, if I were a kid, I'd want to wear these clothes.

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September 22, 2009

Minnetonka BootsLast week was the close of Fashion Week, and the industry is buzzing about Spring 2010. As excited as I am to indulge in the season's tribal prints, jewel tones, and feminine elegance, I can't overlook the rapidly decreasing temperatures. If there's one item that will make or break my survival during the harsh Winter months, it's my shearling boots. HSN sells shearling boots in a variety of colors and brands, and thanks to Ebates Boots and Bags Sale, you'll receive 6.0% Cash Back.

Being of a shorter stature, I prefer boots that don't cut my leg in half. These 9 inch Minnetonka Sheepskin Boots are the perfect height and feature a wool lining that helps keep my feet warm and dry. Besides getting cash back, I'll also save $15 off shoes and accessories orders of $75 or more with HSN coupon C75768. Compared to other brands I'll save $50, and look stylish to boot!

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September 22, 2009

The trouble with sample size beauty products is that you really do not get enough product to make an informed decision about whether or not to purchase it. How often do you try a sample of a product then buy the full-size only to realize you hate the smell, it makes you break out or, the worst, it doesn't seem to work as well as the sample did? The solution for full-size commitment-phobes are "beauty minis" or travel size. I love to stock up on these to give products a try without wasting money on a full-size. Plus, if you love to try the latest and the greatest products, this is your chance to try a range without breaking the bank. Nordstrom has a great selection of travel size beauty products for hair, skin, fragrance and even nails. Essie Fall Minis At Nordstrom This Essie Fall Mini 4-Pack is perfect for just $17 with 5.0% Cash Back (increased for our Boots and Bags Sale, but applicable on all purchases). You get four Fall polishes for the price of one, and they will surely last you through Fall and beyond.

For more beauty minis, check out Sephora, whose wide selection covers big brands like Skyn Iceland, Makeup Forever, Johnathan Product, and many, many more with 4.0% Cash Back from Ebates!


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September 21, 2009

14% Cash Back at EbagsMost women have an item in their wardrobe that they could put on and instantly feel good. Whether it be a bright red lipstick, sky-high heels, or a form fitting LBD, it these items can completely transform an outfit or an outlook.  And virtually anything works; it's less about the inherent sexiness item itself and more about how it makes one feel when they wear it.

I feel this way about clutches. This is likely because, as a whole, clutches are a special occasion handbag, so when I throw one into an everyday outfit, I feel a little special. With my daily outfits feeling a little drab and my shopping budget getting smaller, I thought adding a few new clutches would be the remedy for a tired wardrobe. There is no better time to do this than during the Boots and Bags Sale at Ebates, where I can shop for clutches at eBags and get 14.0% Cash Back and coupons for additional savings. With hundreds upon hundreds of clutches in their inventory from designer brands to the cheap chic, they have something for every taste at great prices. Also, find an unrivaled inventory of luggage, backpacks, handbags, eco-friendly totes, and more.

Shop eBags now and take 25% off one single item with no coupon code required.


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September 21, 2009

Wood Table From Acacia CatalogLike clothing, my taste in home design changes as often as the weather. One day I'm searching for an Eames chair to compliment my love of Danish Modern, and the next I'm shopping for a Chaise Lounge to satisfy my obsession with French Country. Deciding what trends to invest in, and which ones to pass over is a dilemma I constantly find myself in, and these photos from Desire To Inspire are not helping the matter. Thanks to Ebates and merchants like Sundance Catalog, I'm able to indulge my passion without shoppers remorse. How? With 2.0% Cash Back of course!

The above photo was taken by Swedish photographer Stellan Herner, and it shows how the meeting of utilitarian minimalism and rugged country can be a refreshing change. The use of mixed materials like wood with steel, and cement with linen, can create a harmonious environment. This Brickmaker's Coffee Table is in the same theme. Made from thick steel frames and azobe wood, this table only gets better over time. No need for coasters, the aged wood can handle whatever I toss on top, and considering its size, it doubles as a dinner table too. All I need are a few seat cushions!

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September 20, 2009

As we all know times are tough and a little supplemental income could come in handy for many of us. If you have a computer and a willingness to learn these five ways to make money may just come in handy.

1. Ebates (of course!)

We all know that Ebates is great for saving a little money on all of our internet shopping, but the referral program is also a great way to earn some extra money. Ebates makes it easy by using the referral emails. You can also post your referral link in your signature line of your emails, forum posts, or even add a banner to your website to refer your visitors. For more information visit the refer-a-friend page.

2. Become a Virtual Assistant

The Virtual Assistant (VA) industry has been exploding the last couple years. As the name suggests VAs do assistant or secretarial work, but usually they work from home rather than at an office. A couple Google searches will yield more than enough info to get you started.

3. Blogging

A few years ago there weren't very many bloggers making money with their blogs, but more and more we are seeing bloggers using their blogs as a supplemental income. It isn't easy, but if you have the discipline to stick with it for a couple years it can be a viable source of income.

4. Write product reviews

More and more websites are offering cash or perks in exchange for product reviews. Some of the larger ones are Ciao, Epinions.com, ReviewStream.com, but there are many others. Most require a specific number of words per review and a few other minor requirements. But if you are quick with a keyboard and have an opinion, this might not be a bad way to earn a few bucks.

5. Selling on eBay

Even though eBay has been around for a while, there is plenty of money still to be made. You can start by cleaning out your closets and attic. Quality brand-name items often do well on eBay. Many of the 1,000,000+ eBay businesses began just reselling items found on clearance racks. Plus, of course, Ebates users earn 2% Cash Back on most eBay purchases.

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September 19, 2009

As Winter is fast approaching, that means the holidays are just around the corner. While I don't want you to think that I am believing it's the holiday season or even the holiday shopping season, but in my family one thing that always accompanies the bloated waistlines and festive holiday decorations of the summer is photographs. Like so many other families, we seem unable to acknowledge the passing of any milestone without immortalizing the moment with about ten pictures of the people, the dinner table, the works.

Canon Rebel DSLRThis got me thinking about cameras again, and I thought I'd set out on a search for a nice quality DSLR at a good price, and a quick search through some key Ebates stores led me to eCOST.com, who currently has a special running through the 24th on the Canon EOS Rebel XSi. It's still going to cost a bit: the price is $639.99, but what most people don't realize is that's a savings of $337 off the suggested retail price, plus the 1.0% Cash Back you earn from Ebates. So don't wait - you won't be able to get your hands on a sweet 12.2 megapixel DSLR at a price like this for long!

Find great deals on all your photo needs in our Electronics & Photo category!


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September 19, 2009

Orbitz CouponsThe holidays are more than a time to give and receive gifts or visit relatives near and far. It's a time to get away from the cold and go someplace where the sun actually shines. Like Aruba, Bermuda, Florida, or, of course, Hawaii. Before you brush off paradise because "It's too expensive", check out Orbitz where you'll get 1.0% Cash Back, and find plenty of Orbitz coupons. Instead of listening to someone brag about the great deals, be the one doing the bragging.

Some of the top deals you'll find on Orbitz include saving 60% on Sandals vacations, and Aruba all-inclusive vacations for just $699. That includes flight and hotel! If you want to stay closer to home, you'll find Lake Tahoe hotels starting at $67 and Miami hotels starting at $64. No matter where you choose to spend your holiday vacation, book it through Orbitz for cash back and money saving coupons!

Find more travel deals in our Travel and Vacations category!


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September 18, 2009

The trouble with fashion week being seasons ahead is that you can get prematurely excited about certain trends that just don't make sense for the season you are in. The good thing is that you can start preparing for whats next; planning and budgeting to make the right additions to your wardrobe. The same idea applies to fashion week beauty trends, you can make plans for a new haircut and start a list of items you want to buy. In the meantime you can also incorporate some of the newest trends into your current routine without looking like you woke up in the wrong season.

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Take this minimalist look from the Chris Benz show: between the perfectly toussled hair, blushed cheeks, and matte skin with the absolutely to-die-for lip shade (a Lancôme limited edition, more details to come), this look is effortless and timeless. You probably have most of what you need to get the look: a light cream blush and a translucent powder to eliminate shine, couple coats of mascara and some beach spray or texturizer for the hair.

Lorac Lipstick From Sephora



While you wait for the exact Lancôme shade to be released (aptly named Christ & Tell), pick up this Lorac Lipstick in "It Girl" from Sephora with 4.0% Cash Back from Ebates


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September 18, 2009

free shipping couponsGreetings one and all, and welcome to yet another thrilling installment of Free Shipping Friday. I don't have a whole lot on the news front, so I will hop right in to the savings. Here we go!

Friday, September 18th
- Free Standard Shipping & 2 Deluxe Absolu Premium Samples with any order at Lancome

Saturday, September 19th
- Free Standard Shipping on any order at Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Code TOP

Sunday, September 20th
- Free Shipping on all orders at Saks Fifth Avenue. Code SEPTSHIP9

- Free Shipping on Top Brand Fragrances at HSN

- Free Standard Shipping with any order at Origins through this link

Tuesday, September 22nd
- Free Standard/Ground Shipping on any Shapewear item at Bliss Spa. Code EML9908

Thursday, September 24th
- Free Shipping on all orders at Carlos Santana Shoes

- Free 3 day Shipping on $50+ order at Football Fanatics. Code FREEFIRST

Have a great weekend everyone!


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September 17, 2009

I know that, generally, people don't geek out over musical instruments like I do, but this guitar is pretty special. I've been a fan of the Epiphone Wilshire for years. Hendrix used to play one, so did Pete Townshend, and now they've re-surfaced with a few indie bands. Even the fellas in Ratatat use one.

But there's one hangup: now that Wilshires are popular again, they're really expensive. I'm talking anywhere from $2500 to $6000 for vintage models, so everyday working stiffs like myself can't really drop that kind of coin on a collector's guitar. Then Epiphone re-released them in white about a year ago. I like them, but I've always felt all-white guitars to be a little much.

Oh what joy I experienced, gentle readers, when I happened upon this little bit of news: Epiphone is finally making a '66 Reissue Wilshire. In multiple colors (including the cherry stain which I love so dear). You can pre-order it at the special price of $379.00, with 5.0% Cash Back from Musicians Friend. If I can find a way to justify it, expect to get a much more detailed review in the next few weeks.

Epiphone Wilshire

Get cash back on the instrument of your dreams in our Instruments & Sheet Music category.



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September 17, 2009

Stella McCartney BootsI've never really believed in love at first sight, but I do believe in infatuation at first sight. At least to be infatuated is to admit the feeling is probably insincere, somewhat bizarre, and will be over before it started, yet to fall in love is to have honest and intense feelings. For humans I think this is impossible, but for shoes? Happens every day. Such was the case today while shopping on one of my favorite sites, YOOX.

For those who haven't heard of YOOX, it's the number one destination for designer clothing without designer prices. It figures too, since this company is based in Italy, the mecca of fashion. Thanks to the Boots and Bags Sale at Ebates, YOOX is now the mecca of cash back. For a limited time you'll get a staggering 9.0% Cash Back, and find tons of sale items to boot (pun intended). In celebration of this sales event, I decided to purchase something I have yet to own; a luxurious pair of shoes like these Stella McCartney Boots. With increased cash back, I'll get $50 added to my account, and have others fall in love at first sight, if only with my shoes.


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September 16, 2009

One of the benefits of being single is that the only family you really need to deal with is your own. And this is especially advantageous during the holiday season; you don't need to split your time nor do you need to spend money on double the holiday travel or to visit a family that is not your own. Lucky for me my holidays are rather simple and streamlined but still require travel, which is why I am booking early to take advantage of big deals now and getting cash back through Ebates, so I can use the money I save for an actual vacation.

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If you are like me and booking your holiday travel early, try the Ebates Travel Search where booking flights, hotels, cars or entire vacation packages is simple and takes mere minutes. Or, if you would rather search by coupons, check out a list of travel coupons from various merchants so you can find the best deal on your destination. If you want to squeeze in a mini-vacation before the holiday season begins, check out deals from Expedia, where if you book early, you can find October vacations (airfare with three night hotel) starting at just $187 with 1.0% Cash Back from Ebates.

Whatever your travel needs, book through Ebates and save!


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September 16, 2009

Cynthia Vincent Duke BootsThe Holy Trinity is one of the most popular examples of the power of three; a joining of forces whose end result is greater than each of it's counterparts. When it comes to earthly matters like shopping, however, the power of three rarely applies. Promotions like free shipping, special coupons, and double cash back seem to happen at opposite times, never joining together for a savings event of biblical proportions. Luckily, Ebates has teamed up with Piperlime for the Boots and Bags Sale. Consider it divine intervention for the disciples of fashion.

By shopping at Piperlime, not only will you get 12.0% cash back (up from 7.0%) but you'll save 20% on orders over $200 with Piperlime coupon EBATES20. Like all purchases you'll receive free shipping and free returns. I took this opportunity to purchase my statement shoe for Fall. The Cynthia Vincent Duke Boots. Originally $350 I was able to snag these for $305 with nearly $40 cash back. Now that I've saved on my must have shoe for Fall, I'm on to my next conquest; bags. Good thing Piperlime sells those too!


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September 16, 2009

I'll come out and say it right off the bat: this site is not for me. Throughout all of college, from undergrad to my master's degree, I only ever sold back four books to my college book store. To this day, I still regret selling two of those back, wishing I'd kept the volumes I'd annotated. Still, I am a weirdo, and as a literature student, you tend to have mostly novels, which make much more sense to keep than, shall we say, Non-Euclidean Geometry.

Chegg couponsSo for those of you who spent three and four hundred dollars a pop on oversized textbooks, I give you Chegg. It's like a college bookstore, but unlike most campus book stores, they only rent you the book, instead of the "buy and sell back" model that students have been subjected to. Plus, you're also saving the environment, as Chegg plants a tree for every textbook they rent.

So, while this semester (or quarter) you may have been forced to buy you books full price, now you know that with Chegg, you can rent the books you have no intention of keeping, save money, and earn 5.0% Cash Back on that rental! That's what I call hitting the savings trifecta.

Find your favorite page-turners in our Books & Magazines category.


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September 15, 2009

Branch Curtain Tie Back From Urban OutfittersJust the other night a good friend of mine was lamenting on her less-than-thrilling home decor and how she wished for a change. When I asked her why she had never performed a home facelift before, she gave the all too common response "it costs too much". I was quick to point out that when it comes to interior design, small changes such as a fresh coat of paint, a change of the curtains, or a reshuffling of furniture could create an entirely new room with little cost. Of course she was skeptical, but once I reminded her of the cash back she could be getting by shopping through Ebates she agreed.

One of my favorite stores to shop for inexpensive home decor is Urban Outfitters. Not only will I get 2.5% Cash Back, but I'll find loads of options ranging from bedding to funky accessories like this Branch Curtain Tie-Back. Perfect for the upcoming cooler months, this adds a hint of Winter but looks great regardless of the season. At just $14, this is an affordable way to change up any room. Throw in new curtains starting at $14.99 and you're halfway to creating a new look with minimal cost. If only Urban Outfitters sold paint too!

Find more design ideas in our Home and Garden category!


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September 15, 2009

The interesting thing about my Fall shopping habit is that no matter what I bought previous seasons or what I have in my closet, every Fall I must buy two things: a new pair of boots and a new bag. In a rather perfect twist of fate, the Boots and Bags Sale at Ebates launched at the height of my desperation for these Fall items. Now, I can shop with exclusive coupons and increased cash back from ten of my favorite boots and bags merchants and ease the ever-so-minor tinge of guilt I may suffer from buying yet another bag or pair of boots.

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Shop boots and bags deals from HSN,  Nordstrom, FootSmart, DSW, Piperlime, eBags, Macys, Yoox, Boden, and HOBO International (get complete list with increased cash back amounts here). With an unbeatable variety and the undeniable cache of this list of merchants, anyone could find a new pair of boots a new bag (even guys) to suit every price range and taste for men, women, and kids too. Shop now and take advantage of double digit cash back from from regularly single digit merchants (like Piperlime who has increased from 7% to 12% Cash Back and eBags, FootSmart, Boden too)& and get some Fall boots and bags for less!


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September 14, 2009

HEADER_Top_manweek_handyman.gifI know it seems odd to hear "the last day of the week" on a Monday, but that's exactly what we have today. Since we started our "Man Week" sale on the Tuesday after Labor Day, we have to end it on a Monday, and alas, today is that Monday.

But all hope is not lost! You've still got nine hours to cash on in double cash back at some of our favorite masculine merchants! Whether you want to get extra cash back on athletic apparel, a new fishing rod, some lumber, or just a big ol' hunk of meat, you can do it all thanks to Man Week from Ebates.

True story: this weekend I was building bookcases (see photographic proof here), but because I lack the foresight to save myself money, I missed out on the cash back I could have earned from Lumber Liquidators or Home Depot on my $200-plus worth of lumber, paint, and other assorted supplies needed to build said cases. Learn from my mistake, dear readers! Get extra cash back at Man Week while you still can!

See all the Man Week merchants right here!


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September 14, 2009

Christian Siriano for Payless Shoe SourceBy now designer collaborations are nothing new. They pop up from time to time, igniting mass frenzy among the fashion crowds, and inducing shopping sprees for those patient enough to stand in line at the crack of dawn. While I will never thumb my nose down at another's love for fashion, I do say that when it comes to designer fashion on a pauper's budget, there's a much more dignified way. Like shopping through Ebates. From the comfort of your home you can shop designer collaborations like Anna Sui for Target, and Christian Siriano for Payless all while getting cash back and the chance to sleep at the crack of dawn.

Inspired by the hit show Gossip Girl, Anna Sui for Target merges Serena's eclectic vibe with Blair's classic look. Ranging from $19.99 to $149.99 you'll get 4.0% Cash Back at Target just by shopping through Ebates. Christian Siriano got his start by winning season four of Project Runway. His collection of platform heels, chic flats, and sleek clutches has the same luxurious feel as his clothing line. Ranging from $29.99 to $49.99, you'll look fierce while getting 3.0% Cash Back at Payless Shoe Source.

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September 13, 2009

Much like good parents loves their children, we make an effort to love all of our merchants equally. And while we Ebates bloggers have our diverse preferences, one thing we all ubiquitously agree on is a love of eBay. And now, there is just one more reason to love them. The New York Post reports that eBay will team up with famed designer Narciso Rodriguez (favorite of Michelle Obama and others) to bring an affordable, exclusive line to eBay sometime next Spring. And while that might be some time away, it is huge news to the fashion savvy on a budget, and fashion world entirely.

Cash Back at eBay And Designer CollabIn the meantime, get 2% Cash Back at eBay through Ebates and shop for high end designer pieces from the Narciso Rodriguez collection and many more big designer names. I often ask myself when perusing the auctions of my favorite designers "when else would I be able to afford...?" This question always helps be to justify impulsive bids and I often flirt with pushing the buy it now button to have my own slice of designer bliss on its way in no time!


Find whatever you are looking for at eBay through Ebates and stay tuned for more designer collaborations!


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September 12, 2009

Rachel Zoe For QVCFor Rachel Zoe fans, the stylist's own collection of clothing and accessories has been a long time coming. Rest assured Zoe fans, it is finally here. And as much as I would relish the opportunity to insert a RZ catch phrase to express my excitement, I will practice self-control and give you the details. InStyle magazine confirms that starting tomorrow, September 12 at 8 p.m. EST, Rachel Zoe's exclusive QVC collaboration will be partially available online with 3.0% Cash Back. Look for modestly priced items ($32-$130) like faux fur vests, glam cocktail rings, and more. And check out the full collection October 10th.

Shop online to get cash back while you tune in to watch QVC's live broadcast from fashion week. So while Rachel herself will not be your own personal stylist, you can have a few of her style touches in your Fall wardrobe for a lot less. I have my eye on the faux fur vest because it's an easy, affordable wardrobe update that will mix in with what I already have. I could more accurately describe it as "bananas"... there you go. A RZ catchphrase, I couldn't help myself!


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September 12, 2009

The first game of the NFL season kicked off on Thursday, and as I watched the defending Super Bowl champs edge out the Titans, I couldn't help but think "Man, this would look so much better in high def."

If, like me, you haven't been willing to pull the trigger on an HDTV, I found a deal that might change your mind. Our friends over at Crutchfield have a pretty amazing special on the Sony KDL-40XBR7, a beautiful forty inch, full 1080p LCD HDTV. Rather than going into the precise details and specs (you can find specs and pictures here), I am going to give you a rundown of why this is such a great deal. Starting at the top: $1,000 off the list price. That's right, it's almost half its original price. Next: free shipping. That's right, big box full of big TV, delivered to your door at no extra charge. Also, you can get wireless hi-def with the free Sony Bravia Wireless Link hi-def transmitter. If you were to buy that separately, it would cost you $500.

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In addition to the freebies, you get 10% savings on HDMI cables, home theater systems, and furniture as well. But act quickly, there's no telling how long you can earn 1.5% Cash Back from Crutchfield through Ebates.


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September 11, 2009

True BloodTomorrow marks the season finale of TV's hottest show: True Blood, and there's no fangbanger who's as excited as me. To prepare for tomorrow's evening of vampires, werewolves, and Maenads, I'll be cooking a traditional Lousiana meal and sipping on the newly released TruBlood drink. No, you don't need to be a vampire to enjoy the taste, but you do need to visit the HBO Store for 4.0% Cash Back and other memorabilia, including the book that started it all, The Sookie Stackhouse Diaries.

Being the number one fan of this show, I love that I can shop HBO Store and find beer glasses from my favorite bar, Merlotte's, Bon Temps football jerseys, and cast member t-shirts. There are also posters, the True Blood original soundtrack, and Season One on DVD. Those with a darker side will love Fangtasia t-shirts, and those who prefer the light of day will enjoy finding gear from The Fellowship of The Sun. Regardless of why you love True Blood, you'll find everything to satisfy your sweet fang at the HBO Store.

Find more TV memorabilia in our Music and Movies category.


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September 11, 2009

free shipping couponsWell hello there friends, we meet again! For a number of various and rather sad reasons, we haven't spent this quality time together in the last few weeks. But man, is it ever good to be back. I'm sure the free shipping deals have missed you too! Let's get right down to it...

Saturday, September 12th
- Free Standard Shipping on any order at Prescriptives. Code COMFORT

- Free Shipping on select Dorm Decor at Target

Sunday, September 13th
- Free Shipping on any order at YOOX

- Free Standard Shipping on any order at joann.com. Code ECD256

- Free Standard Shipping on all orders at Dickies

- Free Shipping on any new arrival at Karmaloop. Code BCK2SKOL

- Halo Wars Xbox 360 Game Microsoft - $36.99 & Free Shipping at Newegg

Tuesday, September 15th
- Free Standard Shipping On Laptops And Netbooks at Meijer. Code bookfreeship

- Free Shipping over $125 at The North Face. Code 94577

Wednesday, September 16th
- Free Ground Shipping on any order at Dell Home.

Thursday, September 17th
- Free Shipping on any order at LifeStride



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September 10, 2009

beatles rock bandAs a musician and someone brought up listening to music on my parents' console stereo, I've had a longtime love affair with the music of The Beatles. I also happen to be a somewhat avid Rock Band player, so when I heard about Beatles Rock Band, I almost plotzed.

As if that thrill weren't enough, as a way of celebrating arguably the greatest rock band of all time, stores started putting the Beatles Anthology DVD set on sale. Granted, this week it's almost impossible to turn on VH1 and not see some part of the anthology on TV, but this way, you can watch them any hour of any day.

If you're like the drummer in my band, your gripes about music have to do with restoring old recordings or poor mixing and mastering; wishing that old albums could have taken full advantage of modern recording quirks. Well, Beatles fans, your dream just came true. With the Beatles Discography Re-Mastered, the only question left is if you want to retain the original sensibilities of the mono recordings, or if you want to experience the cutting-edge stereo mixes.

No matter what you choose, you'll get 4% Cash Back on all those purchases at Barnes and Noble.com just by using your Ebates account!


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September 10, 2009

Fashion's Night OutWhen shoppers stopped shopping, Vogue Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour took notice. The queen of fashion and the star of The September Issue, Ms. Wintour teamed up with The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA for short) to bring a pep rally to the fashion industry. That pep rally is Fashion's Night Out, a collaboration of over seven hundred stores in thirteen countries. Think of it as a giant shopping party, and you're the guest of honor. While many of the festivities are occurring in New York or abroad, the party is happening online too, so Ebates members can join in the merriment. Of course unlike the old brick-and-mortar establishments, you'll get cash back.

Participating stores include Saks Fifth Avenue (2.5% Cash Back), Bluefly (4.0% Cash Back), Bloomingdales (3.0% Cash Back), Arden B. (3.0% Cash Back), Macys (3.0% Cash Back), and Nine West (3.0% Cash Back). In this spirit of "shop 'til you drop" I'm shopping Bluefly for luxurious items like this Cashmere Sweater by Hayden, and these supple Leather Gloves by Portolano. Both are fashionable defenders against the cold and look ultra chic.  

Hooked on fashion? Shop our Clothing category!


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September 10, 2009

Here at the Ebates blog, we often wax poetic on the delights of the Fall season in terms of fashion, but the fruits of the seasons' change do not end there. Fall brings new releases in movies (goodbye Summer blockbusters), new seasons of television shows, and this year, more 4% Cash Back on The Lost Symbolthan ever, a flock of new, highly anticipated novels. The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown's newest novel, will be released on September 15, but you can pre-order your copy now at Barnes & Noble with 4.0% Cash Back and 40% off list price. Dubbed as the "publishing stimulus package" The Lost Symbol is sure to break records and be the Fall's must-read title.

Other big releases include Edward Kennedy's posthumously published memoir True Compass, available for pre-order (release date is 9/14) at Borders for 40% off with 4.0% Cash Back. But the Fall book frenzy does not end there, look forward to the official Twilight Saga Guide, written by Stephanie Meyer herself, John Krakauer's, Where Men Win Glory, Jeanette Walls' (The Glass Castle) newest, Half Broke Horses, and much more. Shop the complete list of Borders top 50 preorders here. And check out Barnes & Noble's top 100 list of bestsellers where you can  rediscover classics that have once again become part of pop culture, like Julia Child's cookbooks and Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire Series box set that inspired HBO's True Blood.


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September 9, 2009

The Weekender ComboIt used to be that in order to save money, you had to eat at home. Grocery shopping, cooking, and bringing your lunch to work were all necessary steps in the fight to keep extra cash in your pocket. With milk, quality meats, and even produce costing three times more than they did a few years ago, eating in isn't the money saving ritual it used to be. Especially when it comes to meat. Not to fret, though, because Omaha Steaks offers top quality meats, seafood, and even appetizers at prices you can afford. Thanks to Man Week at Ebates, you'll now get 6.0% Cash Back on top of great savings on mouth watering food.

Shop the End of Summer Sale at Omaha Steaks and save 50% on filet mignons, pork chops, boneless chicken breasts, as well as half off yummy sides and dessert. They also have great deals like The Weekender Combo which offers a combination of franks, burgers, and top sirloin for just $44 dollars! That's a discount of $81! Perfect for the game, camping trip, or for later, you'll enjoy top quality meats at prices that make you wonder "Why did I ever go to the grocery store?"


Find more great deals during Man Week at Ebates!


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September 9, 2009

As you may expect, a website called "OHBaby!" carries mostly baby supplies. But there's something about this site which sets it apart from the rest, and that is what earned it a spot in this week's "Did You Know" series. Rather than going for the traditional: the binkies, the strollers, or the diapers, OHBaby stocks a number of thoughtful and creative supplies for babies and toddlers from cute outfits to toys or blankets. They also have items for the home, making baby's surroundings a little bit warmer and more cozy. They even have items for moms, from stylish tops and jewelry to fuzzy robes and soft slippers.

OHBaby couponsIf you have a little one, or are getting close to the big day, you don't have extra time and energy to go out to the stores and find these small accents, which is why it's great to shop through Ebates, where you'll save yourself the hassle of having to pack everything up and hit the shops. Plus you can earn 4% Cash Back on all your purchases. Or, if you don't have a little one to look after, don't forget that OHBaby is a great place to find unique gifts for your friend or relative's baby shower.

Find all sorts of products for the little ones in our Baby and Kids Category.


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September 8, 2009

Indeed it is Man Week here at Ebates where we would like you, dear reader, to 'man up' for some deals. For one week only, eight of our manly merchants are increasing their cash back and offering specials on everything you may need from flooring at Lumber Liquidators to meat from Omaha Steaks, even undershirts from Hanes just to name a few. And ladies, Man Week is not just for the guys; anyone can take advantage of deals and cash back and trust me, you will find something.

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I will use this opportunity to get 5.0% Cash Back at Home Depot and finally replace my horrendously dirty blinds in my apartment. With the increased cash back and already-low prices at Home Depot, I had no excuse not to replace my blinds that are older than I care to admit. Plus, they make it easy to select the right blinds and window treatments with a step-by-step guide to measuring and selecting the right kind or designing your own custom blinds, so even a novice like me can find the right blinds with the right fit for less!

See a complete list of all of our Man Week Merchants with increased cash back and deals aplenty!


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September 7, 2009

Granite Mortar and PestleI will confess I am a hypocrite when it comes to food. I shun processed food, soda, fast food, and anything that needs a microwave to be heated, but I always find ways to make excuses for other bad behavior. Cookies? Fine if they don't have high fructose corn syrup. Cigarette with a glass of wine? The French do it. Baked mac and cheese with pancetta? Hey, I have a green drink everyday. The list could go on and on, but I will say that when it comes to food, most of what I eat is homemade. This do-it-yourself way of life trickles down into even the most basic things. Like spices.

I tend to buy my spices in bulk, meaning they're usually not ground. Easy as pie to do, grinding spices takes a bit of elbow grease and the proper tools like this Granite Mortar and Pestle from CHEFS. It's my personal belief granite makes for a better surface then glass or ceramic mortars, not to mention it's typically cheaper. The above one is just $39.99 and you'll get 6.0% Cash Back from Ebates. It should also be mentioned that using a mortar and pestle is a great stress reducer, much like a cigarette with a glass of wine. Only without the hypocrisy.

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September 7, 2009

2% Cash Back At eBay I will confess that I have not yet taken advantage of getting 2% Cash Back at eBay shopping through Ebates. As an "instant gratification" shopper, I seek out the thrill of shopping and buying instantaneously and I save my eBay shopping for times when I am looking for something really obsolete or when I feel like browsing. More and more often, however, it seems that eBay has the "Buy it Now" feature, to appeal to shoppers just like me, who love the hunt but want their purchase right away.

One of the items I have been searching eBay for is the perfect vintage snake bracelet (think Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra). As you can imagine, thousands of items come up for the search term "snake bracelet". The results range from the totally cheap to the overly ornate and proves the following to be a huge understatement: there is an unbelievable amount of jewelry on eBay. This is great news when I am looking for something very specific and when I find the perfect bracelet, I will not have to sacrifice my need for instant gratification or my cash back.


Find virtually anything you are looking for when you shop at eBay through Ebates and never forget to earn cash back when you use our eBay page!


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September 6, 2009

Recent studies show that casual online gaming is going through the roof. For as much as we hear about people spending days in front of their monitor fueled by Mountain Dew and Red Bull while playing World of Warcraft or Halo 3, a surprising amount of bandwidth is being dedicated to simpler, more traditional video games. Even around the office (though never around our office, because we're all hard at work saving you money) you can't help but notice folks playing games like Bejeweled, Talismania, or the latest phenomenon, Peggle.

Why is this?

PopCap GamesWell, unlike much more involved RPGs or (god forbid) MMORPGs, the beauty of more casual online games is that they can be finished relatively quickly and can be stopped and started to your heart's content. Therefore, ADD-stricken co-workers or stay-at-home parents who need to be able to walk away from a game at a moment's notice can do just that.

So if you want to see what all the fuss is about, check out PopCap Games - the original and best site for online games, and earn 10% Cash Back on the official full versions should you get hooked.

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September 6, 2009

You can always spot a woman who wears Bobbi Brown makeup. She is polished, natural, and looks like herself only a little enhanced (never too made up). It is for this reason that Bobbi Brown products are on lists of best beauty buys and have cult followings. As a loyal Bobbi Brown user, I stock up through Ebates where I can get 4% Cash Back and Bobbi Brown coupons.

Bobbi Brown coupons are not to pass up. When she gives gifts with purchase, she gives full size items. One particularly great offer is for a free gel eyeliner in ink (a $21 value) when you spend  $65 with code BEST5. Shop now and take advantage of a chance to try this award-winning eyeliner for free. Finding $65 worth of products at Bobbi Brown will not be difficult, as new fall collections are now available with a new site and great shopping features (you can even chat with an artist if you have questions or read product reviews). A standout of the fall collections is this limited edition Nude Palette for $60 with 4% Cash Back. It has all the shades you need to create a multitude of looks, and it is insanely versatile and easy to use.Cash Back And Free Gifts At Bobbi Brown


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September 5, 2009

Football FanaticsTo some of you, today is the Saturday of Labor Day weekend, or the first Saturday of September. But some of us who know the importance of this date isn't found in history books. Rather, today is about history that is about to be made. Today is the first Saturday of NCAA football. I'm excited because the Cal Bears open the season with a #12 ranking in the AP and USA Today polls, and could crack the top ten by winning the games they should.

But enough regional bias. We're united by a love of football and a love of saving money. That's why I get my gear from Football Fanatics. They've got products a true fan needs, ranging from clothing to shot glasses, baby clothes to dog shirts.

What if you're not an NCAA fan? What if (like me) you went to a university with no football team? Then, there is an exhaustive NFL section as well so you can support your favorite pro football team.

Don't like football? Football Fanatics also has pages of gear for MLB, the NHL, or the NBA.

Don't like sports? Well then why have you read this far? Oh! Right! To find out that Football Fanatics offers 6% Cash Back through Ebates.

Get ready for the season with deals in our Football Category!


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September 4, 2009

One of the best ways to enjoy the last official days of Summer is to take advantage of some great and do some early fall wardrobe shopping. Between pool time and the cookout, be sure to pay a visit to Ebates and check out all of the merchants with cash back and big sales. One of these that stands out to a fashion lover like me the Bloomingdale's Labor Day Sale, where they have increased to 5% Cash Back and have an extra 30% off 750+ styles online with an extra 20% off when you use Bloomingdale's coupon code EBATES20 at checkout.

Bloomingdales Big Brown SaleWith savings like this, it's hard not to find something to suit every taste and price range. Find markdowns on the most coveted designers. I figure now is the time for me to pick up something a little frivolous and save with increased cash back and an extra 20% off. I love these Theory Rolled Shorts that were originally $105 and now just $41.16 after additional savings. With that kind of deal, I can justify a new addition to my Saturday farmers market wardrobe and be comfortable and stylish for less!


Happy Labor Day! Check out deals and sales at all of our online stores.


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September 4, 2009

All Over Lace Top By Gold HawkHaving a game plan as to what look you're going for is always a smart move when it comes to shopping for a new season. This Fall, the only look I'm going for is "look pretty on a daily basis." While looking pretty may seem like a "duh", fashion at this moment isn't exactly dainty or sweet. Drapey tops, oversized sweaters, and ripped everything, have saturated the market. Filling the pages of magazines, store fronts, and popular fashion blogs. These days, looking like I'm not the lead singer of some Seattle-based alternative rock band can be quite hard. Luckily, there are blouses like this All Over Lace Top By Gold Hawk to help a girl feel pretty. 

With it's combination of lace and scalloped edges, this top is elegant but not fussy. The photo shows this styled with ripped jeans, however I would pair this top with a pencil skirt and perhaps a flower hair clip. Although lace is a huge trend for Fall, this top is more reminiscent of Billie Holiday than anything else. Now 30% off at Shopbop, you'll get 6.0% Cash Back plus free shipping on you order. Looking pretty is easy when you have the right pieces from Shopbop and cash back from Ebates!
 
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September 4, 2009

Hey all,
I know I know. This isn't Free Shipping Friday. But hey, when you have a big sale weekend like this, some times it's nice to have a little primer on what some of the bigger public sales are. So we've done just that. Also make sure to keep an eye on your inboxes, because I know I have personally received about fifteen different "private email offers" for sites I shop at.

So here goes (in no particular order whatsoever)...

7 for All Mankind Labor Day Sale - Up to 50% off! Ends 9/7.
(plus don't forget free shipping on every order)

Ralph Lauren - Labor Day Special Event: Enjoy $50 off every $250 you spend through Monday, September 7th. Simply enter promo code LABORDAYRL at checkout

JCPenney - Free shipping on orders of $49+ including outlet items. Get code & details at jcp.com. Plus, get Labor Day Super Hot Buys while they last! (Exp. 09/08/2009)

New York and Company - Labor Day Sale - Save up to 60% off plus $20 off $75+ order with Code 3696 (Exp. 09/07/2009)

Alloy - 15% off any order at Alloy with code FALL15A. (Exp. 09/07/2009)

The Children's Place - Additional 25% off Fall Markdowns and Summer Sale is $2.99 and Under. (Exp. 09/06/2009)

Famous Footwear - 15% off entire order at Famous Footwear. Code BTSFF15 (Exp. 09/19/2009)

Banana Republic - 30% off Pants, Sweaters & more for Men and Women (Exp. 09/07/2009)

Bloomingdales - Big Brown Sale - Extra 30% off select Sale Merchandise + Additional 20% off with code SAVE20. (Exclusions Apply) (Exp. 09/07/2009)

HSN - Labor Day Clearance Event - Up to 60% off Clearance items and select Free Shipping. (Exp. 09/09/2009)

Lord and Taylor - 15% off Sale and Clearance orders with Code LDAY (Exp. 09/07/2009)

Macy's: Online only save an extra 25% on Clearance for a total savings of 40-70% and Free shipping with $99 order. Code FABFALL
Ends: 9/07

Sears: Shop the Labor Day Sale and find discounts in every department!
Ends: 9/07

Bliss Spa - Save Up To 50% during Blissworld Labor Day blow out sale!
Ends: 9/09

American Eagle - All Jeans and & T's are buy one get one 50% off!
Ends: 9/07

Target - Shop sale on select electronics, TVs, video games and TV stands.
Ends: 9/12/09

Shoes.com - End of Summer Sale at Shoes.com - 20% off all Sale Sandals & Shoes. Code SALE20.
Ends: 9/8

REI - Shop The REI Labor Day Sale and Superclearance and find deals galore!
Ends: 9/7

Kmart.com - Electronics and Home Sale at Kmart!
Ends: 9/05

Cell Phone Shop - 10% Cash Back - $10 off order over $35 or more at Cell Phone Shop. Code EBATESCELL10 (Exp. 10/31/2009)

Joann.com - Labor Day Savings Sitewide at joann.com (Exp. 09/07/2009)
Plus 5.0% Cash Back!

Creative Labs - Labor Day Sale - Save up to 50% at Creative Labs (Exp. 09/07/2009)
Plus 1.5% Cash Back!

Omaha Steaks - Half Price Labor Day Sale & Free Shipping on $99+ order at Omaha Steaks. (Exp. 09/07/2009)
Plus 3.0% Cash Back!

White House Black Market - Save up to 65% during the Labor Day Sale at White House Black Market (Exp. 09/07/2009)

Sierra Trading Post - Labor Day Sale - Extra 15-25% off select Apparel, Footwear & Gear at Sierra Trading Post (Exp. 09/08/2009)

American Blinds, Wallpaper, & More - Labor Day Sale - Save up to 35% on select Home Decor products at American Blinds, Wallpaper & More (Exp. 09/09/2009)

Happy Labor Day Weekend, everyone!


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September 3, 2009

New Lady Riding JacketThe Equestrian life was one I was never meant to live, despite years of riding and my love of equestrian clothing. Regardless of the bruises and barn work, the chance to wear ultra chic items like blazers, jodhpurs, and sleek leather boots made the experience well worth it. Even though I've traded the barn for a metropolis, I satisfy my craving for timeless pieces by shopping at RalphLauren.com. To satisfy my craving for cash, I shop through Ebates. Aside from  3.0% Cash Back, I'll also save $50 for every $250 spent during Ralph Lauren's Labor Day Special Event with code LABORDAYRL. Special event ends September 7th.

A favorite shopping destination of mine, RalphLauren.com caters to equestrians and urbanites alike with a collection of traditional styles done in luxurious fabrics. There are tartan shirts embroidered with an equestrian crest, cashmere sweaters with leather detailing, and must-have pieces like the New Lady Riding Jacket. The perfect blend of city and country, this jacket looks equally chic paired with jodhpurs and boots, or denim and flats. Thanks to this special sales event, I'll save $100 on this jacket and look polished for Fall, which is something every girl wants.


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September 2, 2009

When I scour the pages of my favorite fashion magazines I always check for the designer behind a particular item, whether it be something haute couture or cheap chic. Lately I have been noticing that more and more often Express is the origin for some of the most lust-worthy items gracing the pages of the best magazines. So I had to check out Express (through Ebates of course) where I can get 2.5% Cash Back to find out for myself.

Not only does Express have some great basics (think perfect suiting and crisp office-appropriate blouses), but they also have a ton of trendy clothes and accessories at great prices. If you want to update you look without investing in something that will be out next season, head over to Express and get it for less. A perfect example is this faux Leather Vest for just $69.50.  Cash Back on Leather Vest at Express

Not only is a leather outerwear a must-have item for fall, this one is available in a modern gray, that's just as versatile as black but more feminine and wearable. Pair it with some jewelry, like these Interlocking Triple Bangles, now buy one get one 50% off and you have a great start to a fall wardrobe for less!

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September 2, 2009

Sprayed Mega Check SneakersAs much as I drool over sky-high stilettos and platform heels, my desire to abstain from broken ankles and unsightly bunions keeps me in flats. Standing five feet two inches tall, it's true I need all the height assistance I can get, but I've come to terms with not having the leggy limbs of Heidi Klum. Yes, some things were made to be worn with heels, but these days I shop around my footwear instead of trying to work them into what I have.

Fashion has a way of convincing women that certain amounts of pain are okay (and even required) in order to look fashionable. Nothing could be further from the truth, and these Sprayed Mega Check Sneakers from Burberry are the perfect example. Basic, comfy, yet oozing with style, these are not your average sneakers. They are perfection. Perfection usually comes with a hefty price tag, but with Saks Fifth Avenue coupons you'll get free shipping. Just use coupon code SFASUM9 and enjoy luxury for less. I'll enjoy being able to walk properly, and having 2.5% Cash Back in my pocket. Extra cash and the perfect shoe? Now that's fashionable!

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September 2, 2009

Wow. I just lost a half an hour of my life marveling at this website. It's one of those rare sites that is a complete jumble of things, which is really what these blog entries are all about. Yes, a fiftieth post in a series is a special occasion, and I tell ya, Toynk is a special site. They have toys. Lots of toys. New or old, ranging in items from costumes to collectible figurines and replicas. And, as always tugs at my heartstrings - they have pet costumes.

toynk couponsThere are so many varied items, I am having trouble trying to express myself here. Please; just go to the site, click around, and see how much awesome and bizarre stuff they have. You can order a $700 Gears of War bust of some snarling mutant creature, or you can spend $18 for a talking Donald Trump figure. Heck, they even have action figures of all five members of My Chemical Romance in a single set for $150. I tell you, if you're looking for most anything that has been immortalized in toy or figurine form, you have to visit Toynk, and if you visit Toynk through Ebates, you'll also get 5% Cash Back.

Check it out, you really owe it to yourself!


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September 1, 2009

Elfa-Kitchen-ShelvingIf there's one thing I could not live without, it would be a large kitchen. Lots of cabinets and space to move around in is a must-have for someone who cooks on a regular basis, yet I'm aware that not everyone has this luxury. Kitchens that lack cabinet space often lack storage, and as anyone with a kitchen knows, storage is everything. A great way to create storage in a kitchen with little cabinet space is through shelving. Thanks to the elfa sale at The Container Store, I can save 25% on tons of shelving options, and I'll get 4.0% Cash Back while doing so.

The above kitchen shows how elfa can create storage out of thin air. Called the Platinum elfa Kitchen Wall, this system will holds all your kitchen essentials, and can be customized to fit your kitchen's dimensions. Not only does it give you the needed space for dinnerware, cookware, or anything you choose, but it also looks chic and modern. Part of the elfa collection, this unit is 25% off. So whether you need to organize your home office, clean up your kitchen, or de-clutter your closet, you can do it for less at The Container Store.

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September 1, 2009

One of the problems with wearing lip gloss on a windy day is that your hair can whip into your mouth, getting gloss in your hair and smudging your makeup. As summer days draw to an end, the chances of this happening increase and my thoughts turn to a solution. An easy fix for this unfortunate beauty dilemma is a lip stain. Lip stains often get a bad reputation for being ultra-drying, but these days, most stains pack a lot of moisture without sacrificing staying power and stain finish.
Lip Stain with 3% Cash Back From Nordstrom A great example of this is Laura Mercier Lip Stain. It is the best of both worlds: boasting the look and lasting power of a stain with the balmy texture of a gloss. Choose from a wide range of shades, from Scarlet, a classic red, to Shy Pink, a pinkish nude that will pair perfectly with a bold eye. Get yours now for $20 with 3% Cash Back at Nordstrom.

For a budget friendly option, try Covergirl's Outlast lip stain at Drugstore.com for $7.49 with 6% Cash Back from Ebates. Shop now and buy one Covergirl item and get the other free!

Get cash back on all your beauty solutions at Ebates!


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September 1, 2009

panasonic plasma couponsNowadays, it's all LCD this and 120hz that, but what just want a good HDTV that will last you for years to come? Well then, this 42" Panasonic 1080p Plasma HDTV (currently $100 off with 2% Sears cash back) should do you rather nicely.

Instead of worrying about refresh rates and astronomical contrast ratios, a high-end Plasma HDTV does all the work for you. Since plasma HDTVs have none of the motion blurring problems you'll find in most LCDs, all that NFL action will come through loud and clear. Plus, your movies will look darker and more dramatic, and the 1080p Full HD resolution makes every HD channel and Blu-Ray look better than anything you've seen before. Panasonic makes some of the best plasma HDTVs out there, and 42" is a great choice or most mid-sized family rooms.

Now I know I don't extol the virtues of Panasonic Plasma HDTVs very often, but when a good one comes your way at a great price, you have to stop and take notice. If you're ready to bite the bullet, stop by our Sears coupons page and grab $10 off your purchase, too! Don't live in fear of HD -- embrace the future and experience clarity today!


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