November 2009 Archives

November 29, 2009

If you didn't get quite enough of a good thing on Black Friday, we've quickly arrived back at Cyber Monday! Luckily, a majority of the great deals we brought to you on Friday are still active today - so make sure you re-visit Friday's blog post for a refresher on what deals are already out there. But if you you managed to find all the deals you wanted to find on Friday, here are a few more deals that have been added in today with increased cash back from your friends at Make sure you visit our Cyber Monday page for a run-down of all the great stores offering crazy amounts of cash back today!

Ann Klein:  Take 30% off all regular priced shoes at Anne Klein. Plus receive free shipping on all orders! 

Canon: CYBER MONDAY ONLY! Save 42% on PIXMA MP990 Photo All-in-One Printer Bundles!

Charlotte Russe: 25% off site-wide at! Plus, spend $60 or more and shipping is free! Coupon Code: MONDAY25

Dell Home: Great Cyber Monday Deals at Dell + Free 3-5 day shipping on all items here.

HSN: 20% off any purchase of 100 or more.

Home Decorators Collection: 20% off any purchase of $100 or more.

JetBlue: JetBlue Cyber Monday Sale!

Nine West: New Nine West doorbusters!  TODAY ONLY, plus shop up to 50% off (select styles).

American Eagle: Free Shipping on all orders at American Eagle.

Barnes & Noble: Save 15% off one eligible item with coupon code: B3U9U7U 1 day only! Save 30% On All Jewelry + Free Shipping. Coupon code: SCYBM

Cost Plus World Market: 20% Off Your Entire Order, Plus Free Shipping Over $50. 1DAYAFF

Sephora: Free Shipping on any order. Code SHIP4FREE.


November 27, 2009

It's Black Friday, everyone! Hopefully you're recovering from your meals, kicking back for a nice relaxing day of family and digestion (not in that order necessarily), and of course, shopping. Since we here at Ebates are always trying to help you out, we have compiled a list of Black Friday Specials from some of our most popular merchants. Naturally, you can click over to our Black Friday Sale page for an entire list of increased cash back, but we thought we'd pare down the list a little for your ease. Shop on!

Saks Fifth Avenue: Get $100 off when you spend $400 on Contemporary Women's Apparel. Code: CONTEMP9.

Express: 25% off your purchase before noon, 20% off your purchase after noon.

Walgreens: Black Friday Photo Deals! 70% off Desk Calendars.

Shopbop: Spend $300+, Save $50, Spend $500+, Save $100, Spend $700+, Save $150,Spend $1,000+, Save $225. Enter code: GIFT4U.

Clarins: With any $100 purchase, receive a Luxury Make-up Case filled with Deluxe-Travel Sized Essentials, valued at $204 - use code THANKS at checkout. Quantities are limited. Special Black Friday Deals, Check them out here.

New York & Company: 50% off and free shipping on orders $100 or more with code with code 4302.

EForcity: 30% off site wide coupon code : BF30SALE. FREE Mini 5 mm Dice, Mixed Color, 100 piece. Code: BFFREE1. FREE Glossy Photo Paper - 4 x 6 - 20 PCS. Code: BFFREE2.

Ulta: Receive 10% off any purchase* using code EBATES10.*Excludes salon services, fragrance, hair artistry brands, prestige cosmetics including Bare Escentuals, prestige skincare, Dermalogica, Clarisonic, Thermaclear, T3 and Philosophy.

Bath & Body Works:  Get Select Slippers for Just $25. Get An Eau de Toilette Sampler for Just $25 (A $40 Value).Aromatherapy Classics, Get 2 for $15.2 Pairs of Socks for $10. 80% Off Code: SAVE LP8.

Overstock Drugstore: Save 25% off 25 select items at Overstock Drugstore with coupon Cyber25425.  Free gift with every order while supplies last. Offer is limited to the first 50 redemptions per day.

Walgreens: Walgreens Black Friday Photo Deals! 70% off Desk Calendars, valid 11/26-11/28!
Newegg: BLACK FRIDAY! Ready, Set, Shop at

Target: The Two-Day Giftacular Sale is On at

Kiehl's Since 1851: Exclusively for Friends and Family! Enjoy 20% OFF all your purchases on Plus enjoy complimentary ground shipping on orders of $30 or more. Use code FAMILY

Macy's: It's the Macy's After Thanksgiving Sale with Great Savings on over 25,000 items in addition to everyday values, plus Free Shipping on $99+ with code THANKS

Kohl's: Over 300 Early Bird After-Thanksgiving Specials from Kohl's

Sears: Shop our Black Friday Doorbusters for Extra Savings and Special Sales

Best Buy: Early Black Friday Specials - No Lines, No Waiting, Just Great Deals

Walmart: Shop Amazing Online Specials While Supplies Last!

JCPenney: Screenbusters Sales Are On - Save Up to 70% From Your Computer!

Apple Store: The One Day Shopping Sale at Apple: a special one-day-only holiday shopping event. You'll find dozens of great iPod, iPhone, and Mac gift ideas -- all with free shipping.

Deep Discount: The Mega Sale - 40% off Blu-Rays & DVDs, 30% off CDs and Books, and 75% off All video Games plus Free Shipping. Enter Code HOTSTUFF and get a Free gift on orders $60+

Nordstrom: Find Great Discounts Plus Free Shipping On $100+ With Code HOLIDAY09

Oriental Trading Company: 20% off orders of $59 or more and Free Shipping on All Orders!

dELiA*s: Take 20% Off Your Entire Purchase at dELiA*s! Offer ends 12.03.09

Sephora: Get 20% off Bare Escentuals Foundation Kits at Offer valid now through December 1st.


November 26, 2009

Chelsea Studio Satin BlouseShopping for the two main women in my life isn't always the easiest task. There's my mom; the nuevo hippie who enjoys looking femme, but demands comfort. And there's my aunt; the corporate business woman who lives in the arctic tundra known as Boston. Polar opposites in just about every way, the only store that caters to both their tastes is Woman Within. As part of Ebates November Double Cash Back, I'll receive 6.0% Cash Back when I shop Woman Within, not to mention I'll save an extra 25% off orders over $60 with promo code WWEBATES1.

For my mom this Satin Blouse by Chelsea Studio is the perfect gift. It features a romantic peasant design, but the rich satin gives it a dressy quality. At $24.99, it's also perfect for me. For my aunt this Swing Jacket is a much more stylish way to stay warm, plus it looks chic over suits. Selling for $59.99 this jacket is more than affordable, and thanks to the above coupon, my total for these two gifts is only $61. If only all people were this easy to shop for!  

Earn more cash back with November Double Cash Back!


November 25, 2009

Michelle Obama in Naeem KahnMichelle Obama's ability to make the perfect fashion statement is no longer news, as she hits the mark every time. The First Lady always looks pulled together, classic, and perfectly appropriate for the event for which she is dressing. But the gown she wore last night at a State Dinner held for the Indian Prime Minister set an entirely new precedent; it was nothing short of stunning. Designed by Indian American designer Naeem Khan, the perfectly tailored sheath-style dress sparkled in a gold-cream color with silver overlay. And the first lady glowed and so perfectly represented American fashion and style.

Timeless By Naeem Kahn Sequin V-Neck Dress
If you would like your own piece of Naeem Kahn's beautiful collection, but aren't working with a First Lady sized budget, HSN has an exclusive collection with the designer, Timeless by Naeem Kahn. Channel Michelle Obama's sparkling dress this holiday with this gorgeous Sunburst Sequin Boat-Neck Top ($299) or dazzle in this Sequin V-Neck Swing Dress ($399), available in rich gold or cool silver and perfect for any holiday Soiree. Shop the collection at HSN now and get increased to 6.0% Cash Back for the rest of November!

Shop all of our November Holiday Cash Back stores now! And Learn about the White House's green & sustainable State Dinner, then shop our Green Category to make your holiday eco-friendly!


November 25, 2009

I'm an anomaly, folks. I rather tend to enjoy making the big messy holiday meals. I take pride in setting food down in front of a table full of people and hoping that nothing comes back into my kitchen. I'm sure this is because I seldom cook for myself. Okay home chefs, I'll give you a moment to hate me....

There that's better. MagicKitchen Holiday Meal

But for all of you who are reading this right around Thanksgiving, chances are you are stressing a little bit about the prospect of a giant bird being in your oven, with basting responsibilities, sides to over-cook, and that pie that just won't make itself. I say stop one second and think about how you feel right now, then imagine what it would be like if you didn't have anything to worry about around the holidays. What if a meal magically showed up? What if you could be having cocktails with your friends and exchanging witticisms rather than keeping one eye on the clock and one eye on that little pop-out turkey tester thing we all use? Does it sound like magic? That's because it kind of is; it's MagicKitchen.

While one of the major functions of MagicKitchen is to supply day-to-day meals for invalids and those with specific dietary concerns, they also offer specialty holiday meals for larger parties. So this is the perfect time to plan ahead and arrange for a healthy and hearty holiday meal to be delivered right to your doorstep, saving you all the troubles of buying, preparing, and cooking a large meal. Plus, when you shop through Ebates, you'll get 4.0% Cash Back, which should save you enough to buy some extra nibbles for cocktail hour. Or even better, give the gift of a pre-prepared meal to friends this holiday season!

Find gourmet goodies in our Food & Wine category.


November 24, 2009

Zhu Zhu Pets Mr Squiggles At Ebates I will be honest: when it comes to toys and children's goods, I have no clue whats hot, what's new, or whats the latest must-have toy. Luckily, we here at Ebates are resourceful and know where to look and where to get just about anything. If you find yourself lost in a sea of toys this year, check out this informative article about the most wanted toys. You will realize quickly that the must-have toy this year are Zhu Zhu Pets: little fake hamsters that make wonderful pets (they move about like the real thing without the mess and the biting!) Plus, they are an affordable, that is, if you can find them.

Luckily, our team of savvy shoppers would not let the hamster-loving tots on your list go without their own Zhu Zhu pet: so we compiled a page of Zhu Zhu hamsters and accessories all from eBay (they are sold out everywhere) with 2.0% Cash Back when you shop through Ebates. It is the best deal you will find on this sold-out everywhere toy phenomenon! Make your search easy and shop Zhu Zhu pets through Ebates! Zhu Zhu Hamster Car and Garage From Ebates

So put a smile on the face of a kid on your list this year and some cash back in your wallet!


November 24, 2009

Sears-O-Pedic Full MattressMattresses are one of those things you love to have but hate to buy. Granted they are a necessity, but considering you can't take one on the town and show it off, it seems rather silly to spend a fortune. Your typical mattress (box set included) runs between $400-$1500. Of course quality should be top priority since it's estimated that we sleep 1/3 of our lives, and thanks to Sears, you'll save 50% on hundreds of mattresses. Thanks to Ebates November Double Cash Back, you'll receive 4.0% Cash Back

A mattress like this Sears-O-Pedic Plush Top Full Mattress is perfect for singles who need every extra inch of space they can get, or couples who don't mind close sleeping closer together. Regularly priced at $739, this mattress is on sale for $169, which considering I've spent more on a sweater, this is a beyond great deal. The Sears-O-Pedic Foundation is on sale for $180, and if you throw in a Bed Frame for $39.99, you're total is only $389. Compared to a full price of $1138.99 you're saving a whopping $750.

Find more great sales with November Double Cash Back!


November 23, 2009

twitter-logo.jpgLet's face it, everyone is on Twitter, and now Twitter has become one of the hottest spots to find the latest deals, coupons, and one-day sales this holiday season. Here are five ways you can use Twitter to help you save big this holiday season.

1) Make a List, Check it Twice. Thanks to Twitter's new list-making feature, you can follow all of your favorite brands, retailers and cash-back sites. It's an easy way to stay on top of the latest deals of interest to you. I posted a list recently of 15 to follow for the best holiday deals, including @Ebates (of course!) and @ToysRUs.

2) Fetch Money-Saving Coupons. You'll find that your favorite retailers and brands will tweet coupons from time to time, but it's a matter of waiting for those coupon tweets. Or, you can ask @CouponBot to find coupons for you. Just tweet the store name to @CouponBot and it will fetch coupons for you within seconds. Just one reminder: non-Ebates coupons can sometimes negate your cash back.

3) Find Great Deals in Every Category. One site I love is CheapTweet because it scours Twitter conversations for the best deals and then posts them by category, such as fashion & beauty, tech, entertainment & travel, food and more. The CheapTweet community then votes on the best deals so the truly great ones bubble to the top of each category.

4) Search the Best Deals. Another way to find the best deals is by using the Search box on your Twitter profile page. Just type in what you have your eye on along with the word "deal" or "coupon" to pull up relevant tweets (and possible fantastic deals!).

5) Just Ask. Sometimes you can get a deal or a coupon code by simply asking. Send out a quick tweet to @BestBuy, for example, to see if there are any hidden bargains or promo codes they can share with you. It never hurts to ask.

Have a question about using Twitter to score hot holiday deals? Just leave a comment or reach out to me directly at my blog, Coupon Cravings.  


November 22, 2009

Guys, it's time to shoot you straight. I have spent a little time clicking around Sephora's site. See, the girls here at work spend a lot of time talking about all the wonderful deals and selection at Sephora. After over a year of hearing about it, I had to take a look for myself, and you know what? They were absolutely right; Sephora has more stuff than I ever knew existed, both for women and for men.

Before I continue, I'll tell you a brief and 100% true-as-can-be story: I was giving myself a once-over in the mirror the other day before going out for a night on the town. Now, generally speaking, I tend not to be much for staring into mirrors. I see enough of myself in passing, I don't need to preen. Rather, I usually wake up, run my fingers through my hair, throw on jeans and a sweatshirt, and make a dash for the door. So I happened to be giving myself a once-over and I notice about two inches up from my hairline there is one hair sticking up a solid inch above the rest of the hair. I did a double take and looked even closer and sure enough, there it was: one single straight-as-an-arrow black as midnight hair standing at attention. But here's the thing: I have wavy brown hair. I don't know where this came from or what in the world it was doing sprouting from my head. So, being the well-groomed gentleman that I am (if you don't factor in the four days of stubble) I did the logical thing: I grabbed my tweezers, got close to the follicle, and yanked that sucker clean out.

"Now Bill", you may ask, "why in the world are you discussing rogue hairs and your personal system for keeping your gorgeous locks in order?" Simple - when I yanked that sucker clean out, I also managed to snag about four or five other hairs out with it. Those poor little fellas that got plucked were just like their brothers - brown and wavy, they just happened to be too close to the outlier, and they suffered a fate prescribed to them by a bad pair of tweezers. See, like most men I know, the one pair of tweezers we have is a crappy old pair that you probably stole from your parents when you moved out or went off to college. TweezermanIt wasn't until recently I realized how much better my tweezing experience could be. Especially since I was introduced to Tweezerman. At the recommendation of a number of well-wishers, I tracked down a pair of Stainless Steel Slant Tweezers from Sephora, and now I have the lazer-precision that comes with a pair of well-sharpened precision tweezers, all for a mere $20. What makes me even more confident is that not only do I get 8.0% Cash Back through Ebates, I know I can feel confident that I invested $20 in a pair of tweezers that will last me the rest of my life, as Tweezerman boasts lifetime sharpening if my tweezers ever get dull.

Gents, clean yourself up with something nice from our Health & Beauty category.


November 21, 2009

Shop Ann Taylor's Friends and Family Sale!Shopping is all about branding, and a store's brand image is what either draws us in or causes us to stay away. Until recently I assumed Ann Taylor catered to an older shopper, you know, someone like my mom. I had heard about their new look and new chic clothing line, yet it wasn't until they became part of the Ebates November Double Cash Back (now 4.0% Cash Back) that I really sat down and took a close look at what they offered. What I found were silk (that's silk- not polyester) tops with ornate details priced around $75, large chunky sweaters for just over $100, and accessories that rivaled designer looks, but for a fraction of the cost. 

If the selection of uber affordable items wasn't enticing enough, you'll save 30% by shopping Ann Taylor's Friends and Family Sale when you enter code FRIENDS at checkout. I used it to purchase the above Alpaca Cardigan as well as the Chunky Knit Gator and the Long Pearl Tulle Necklace. I'm not concerned about shipping charges because I'll also receive free shipping on orders over $100. For less than $200 I was able to get three wardrobe pieces that will have me looking as if I'm in a Winter wonderland, even if I'm swimming in cash.


November 20, 2009

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, everyone is preparing for the launch of the Holiday Season. Whether it be dusting off the roasting pan, looking for the turkey baster, planning your table settings, or getting a head start on gifts, there is work to be done. Luckily, Macy's is having a sale on everything you need for the perfect holiday.

Shop Macy's this weekend and get 5.0% Cash Back (increased for our November Holiday Double Cash Back month) and save 20-50% off plus everyday values with free shipping on orders of $99 or more with code READY at checkout. Save on bed & bath items, holiday decor, kitchen, luggage, entertaining, clothing, and accessories for the whole family. I clicked over to the Macy's homepage to shop for much needed home entertaining items (my guests need napkins other than paper towels) and was enamored by their spectacular holiday gift guide. With helpful categories like gifts under $25 and gifts for him, it is easy to find the right gift at the right price while you pick up some necessary holiday items this weekend at Macy's.

Mac Do The Trick Brush Collection at Macys
While clicking through the categories, I found this special edition MAC Do The Trick Brush Set for $49.50 with 5.0% Cash Back. MAC makes the best brushes on the planet and every year during the holidays they release a special value, limited edition gift set. Since a beauty obsession runs in the family, I will pick up this set for my mom's stocking and earn some cash back for myself!

Want more cash back? Want more deals? Don't miss Ebates Black Friday extravaganza!


November 20, 2009

free shipping couponsGreetings again Ebates shoppers! Hope everyone is getting ready for a great weekend - I know I am. It's been a busy week here, and since time is of the essence, I will get right down to bringing you some of the hottest free shipping deals courtesy of your good friends here at Ebates!

Friday, November 20th
- Free Shipping and Free Sample of Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Eye Mask with any order of Youth as We Know It Eye Cream at Bliss Spa. Code 119905

- Free Shipping on any order at FragranceNet. Code H9FS

- Free Shipping & Free 6 Piece Deluxe Holiday Collection with $45+ order at Lancome. Code HOLIDAY9

Saturday, November 21st
- Free Shipping on any order at FOSSIL

- Free Shipping on any order at eDressMe

Sunday, November 22nd
- Free Shipping on all gift finder items at Fingerhut. Code S345

- Free Shipping on select Gifts at Sephora. Code HOLIDAYSHIP

Monday, November 23rd
- Free Shipping on $30+ order at Shutterfly. Code SHIP30

- Free Standard Shipping on any order at YOOX

Tuesday, November 24th
- Get Ready for the Holidays - Great Values, Free Shipping, and thousands of perfect Gifts with savings up to 50% at

Thursday, November 26th (Happy Thanksgiving!)
- Free Sales Tax, Free Ground Shipping & Returns on any order at Compact Appliance. (Some restrictions will apply. Offer not valid for open box merchandise.)

- Real Steals - Boots Under $100 with Free Shipping and Free Returns at Piperlime

I won't mention all the deals coming up next Friday. Chances are, if you read this blog, you might have a little bit of an idea of what is happening next Friday in the retail world. Suffice it to say that I think there might be a special sale or two going on. It's kind of a big shopping day for some people.


November 19, 2009

                                   Station                                City & Market  

8:20 - 8:30AM                              DAILY BUZZ                              National

8:40 - 8:50AM                               WYYZ-AM                                 Atlanta

8:50 - 9:00AM                               WAMV-AM                                Roanoke

9:20 - 9:30AM                               KYMA-ABC                                Yuma

10:00 - 10:10 AM             CBS EN ESPANOL/ MIPUEBLOTV          Miami

10:10 -10:15AM                          WZTV-FOX                                Nashville

10:30 - 10:40 AM                        WSB-ABC                             Hot Topics Atlanta

10:50 - 10:55AM                           KCMN-AM                             Colorado Springs


November 19, 2009

Helmut Lang Mercury VestAddictions are like candy. They're fun in the beginning but the aftermath is always a let down. Take my addiction to Shopbop for example. It's true, browsing this site on a daily basis is a pleasurable experience, but the outcome of temptation is spending money which either 1) I don't have or 2) should be spent on holiday gifts. Saving my behind (and the feelings of friends/family) are new markdowns at Shopbop. Now I'm able to stock up on a few wardrobe enhancing items while keeping my money situation in the black. 6% Cash Back in the black to be exact.

My love for Helmut Lang is much like my love for strong coffee: never fleeting, sometimes irrational, and always rewarding. The above Helmut Lang Mercury Drape Vest is an example of this love. Since early Summer I have been price stalking this garment, and what was an unaffordable $360 is now an eye catching $108. That's a savings of $252! As an added bonus this Splendid Merino Side Tee is also on sale. A combination of wool and jersey, this top is casual but can easily be dressed up with the right accessories. Only $56, it's just another example of the big savings going on at Shopbop!

Get in the black with November Double Cash Back!


November 18, 2009

One of my many inexplicable obsessions is watching weather reports and visiting weather forecast sites. I truly love to know what is in the forecast, even if it is inaccurate 90% of the time. Here in San Francisco, there is a huge storm brewing off the coast and expected to hit the city on Friday with high winds and lots of rain. Anyone not from California would consider this a pretty wimpy storm but here, since big ones are rare we get excited about the slightest weather disturbance. Regardless, all the talk of the storm (and SF's wet winter beginning) had me thinking about my rain gear, a matter that is on the minds of many this time of year.

Because nothing is worse that ruining a pair of shoes (except maybe having soaked feet), the most crucial item is a good pair of rain boots. Hunter Rain Boots With Overnight Shipping From EndlessMy pick is the original (and the best) Hunter Tall Rain Boots. Available in a variety of colors and with sold-separately fleece lined "socks", these boots will keep you dry in rain, sludge and whatever else crosses your path. I have been on the hunt for the boots in navy, as they are sold out on many shoe sites. Luckily I found them in my size at Endless, with 6.0% Cash Back and free overnight shipping, so I will have them on my feet just in time for the big storm!

Shop for what you need to keep you dry (and fashionable, of course) in our Shoes and Accessories Category!


November 17, 2009

Shop our Clothing category!The transition from Fall to Winter is a bit of a fashion dilemma. By mid November you've grown tired of what you craved in September, and those adorable flats? Unpractical below 50 degrees. Before holiday fashions like sparkly tops, party dresses, and embellished everything takes center stage, here a just a few pieces I'll be using to spice up my wardrobe. Hey - gift giving isn't just for others!

Intarsia CardiganOf course the biggest fashion concern is how do I stay warm while looking current? Well drapey sweaters like this Intarsia Cardigan make that a cinch. Not only is it on point with this season's loose, Sunday attire fashion, it's also just $68 at Urban Outfitters (2.5% Cash Back).


Camilla Waist BagErykah Badu has a song titled Bag Lady, which of course is a metaphor for women with baggage, yet I can't help but think she's on to something. Carrying everything but the kitchen sink is sooo 2008, so to give my shoulders a rest I bought this Camilla Waist Bag by Felix Rey from Shopbop (6.0% Cash Back).

Gwenevere Skinny Ankle JeansAlso from Shopbop are these 7 For All Mankind Jeans. Perfect for tucking into a pair of Frye Maxine Boots from Endless (6.0% Cash Back), or worn alone with classic sneakers like Chuck Taylors. The dark color of these jeans gives them a sophisticated look, but thanks to a forgivable amount of stretch, they are also incredibly comfortable. Ideal for holiday parties with lots of treats!

Shop our Clothing category!


November 17, 2009

With Thanksgiving a little over a week away, my thoughts have drifted from thinking of the holiday joy shared with loved ones to pondering what I am going to wear for the occasion. I am spending the holiday with friends and their dinner is a little more formal than I am used to. I need something comfortable, festive, and pulled together but I want to buy things I can definitely wear again that will work into my everyday wardrobe.The perfect place to start for a holiday dinner look is at JCrew where I will get 1.5% Cash Back when I shop through Ebates.

Felted Wool Bistro MiniNothing says 'tis the season like a perfect skirt: it's feminine, polished, and easy to accessorize depending on the occasion. This Felted Wool Mini is ideal because I can dress it up or wear it casually and looks perfect paired with tights and with virtually any shoe (from short motorcycle boots to a feminine pump).

Cotton Check Shirt

I will layer it with something unexpected (but still something that I will wear a hundred times) like this menswear-inspired Cotton Check Shirt for a little edge and an added layer of warmth.

Merino Rose Corsage Sweater

I'll top it off with a warm and cozy sweater like this Mernio Rose Corsage Sweater  which has just the right amount of detail without being over the top. Now I can add fun and festive touches like a crystal encrusted bracelet and this fun sparkly belt.

This look will work for your holiday dinner too! Check out JCrew coupons and get 1.5% Cash Back when you shop for your perfect holiday outfit!


November 16, 2009

Apple iTunes CouponsI know we've written about this in the past, but I feel like every now and again it's worth mentioning one more time: you can earn 3.0% Cash Back through Ebates when you purchase items from the iTunes store. This includes everything from music and movies to iPhone apps. Granted, you do have to click through an Ebates link, and use your computer rather than your mobile device, but wouldn't you do that if you knew you'd be getting cash back on everything you buy?

Take it from a guy who has an iPhone, two iPods, and about sixty days worth of music in his iTunes account: you can really rack up some cash on these downloads, especially if you are the type who finds it easier to rent or download a movie or TV episode via iTunes rather than catch it the first time through. Also, don't forget that many popular bands also have iTunes-only releases which are usually both inexpensive and filled with little gems like live performances or B-side recordings.

What makes this almost more impressive of a deal is that Ebates offers 1.0% Cash Back from the Apple Store, but 3.0% Cash Back on iTunes purchases - so despite the fact that you don't have anything physical to show for it, you are getting a better deal on cash back when shopping for music and more at the iTunes Store.

What will you find in the Ebates Music & Movies category?


November 16, 2009

I'll be frank, when it comes to buying gifts, I'm all about saving money. Makes sense since I have nearly a dozen people to shop for. Helping ease my financial woes is Kohls. Not only are they part of Ebates November Double Cash Back, but they feature a Holiday Gift Shop dedicated to gifts neatly categorized from over $100 to under $25. The following are just a few of my favorite picks arranged, of course, by price point.

Martha Stewart Baking HandbookGifts Under $100
What do parents need or want that they can't buy themselves? The answer is nothing, so instead of buying things they'll use, go to plan b and buy them things they like. My dad loves the New England Patriots (and anything fleece) and my mom likes (read: is addicted to) cookbooks. The answer? One New England Patriots Fleece Jacket and one Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook. Both come out to $100, and both are just what they would want. 

George Foreman GrillGifts Under $50
What could be better for the college student (like my brothers) sick of popcorn chicken than a George Foreman Grill? This one is just $33.99 and it's a fast and safe way for my siblings to cook something that isn't fried and doesn't require a microwave.

Plush Pajama PantsGifts Under $25
A teenagers love for pajama bottoms never ceases to amaze me. What is it that makes wearing pajama bottoms with reindeer or teddy bears cool? Answering this is like finding the meaning of life, so rather than scratch my head I found these Plush Pajama Pants for just $12.99. At such an affordable price I can buy my little sister a few pairs and supply her with nearly a week's worth of clothing.

Get double cash back on your gifts with November Double Cash Back!


November 15, 2009

I have already professed my love for HSN. Likewise, I have a special place in my heart for designer collaborations. So when a designer collaboration comes to HSN, I am nothing short of overjoyed. The great thing about designer collaborations is that you are getting the designer's aesthetic at a more affordable price and it is often in limited quantities, so it makes the collection feel special.

The newest designer collaboration down the pike is with acclaimed designers Mark Badgely and James Mischka (of Badgely Mischka) who will officially launch their American Glamour Collection on HSN November 17th (at 9pm EST), but it is available online now and you will get 6.0% Cash Back (that's doubled for November). The collection boasts classic feminine glamorous designs with items like jewel encrusted cuffs, silk tunics, and snakeskin embossed American Glamour Badgely Mishchka Cuffsatchels. I am in love with this Hinged Cuff Bracelet, which is honestly the perfect accoutrement to all my holiday looks and will make even the most boring outfits feel festive. Plus, its just $99 and I can may payments as low as $33, so I won't have to tap into my Christmas gift budget.

Shop now for special discounted prices, get double cash back, and tune in to watch the designers!


November 14, 2009

To quote one of my dearest friends, "You need a good pair of jeans, killer pair of heels, and a great bag. The rest is frivolous." Because tops, blouses, and sweaters are easily replaceable (unlike a great fitting pair of jeans) I see no reason to spend a ton of money on them. Urban Outfitters doesn't see a reason to charge a ton, and thanks to them I'm able to stock up on this season's trendiest tops for less. Before you overspend on designer labels, check out Urban Outfitters for 2.5% Cash Back and free standard shipping on orders over $150.

Kimchi Striped SweaterColder mornings mean warmer clothing, and this Kimchi Striped Top is a non frumpy way to keep toasty. If you can believe it, this sweater is only $42. Nautical stripes lend this a french look commonly seen in one of my favorite style blogs The Sartorialist. What To Wear It With: Your favorite trench coat, leggings, and motorcycle boots for a very Parisian look.

Geren Ford Ruffle TopSpeaking of Parisian, this Ruffle Top from Hawks by Geren Ford (the same Geren Ford who's full priced tops sell for around $250) looks as if it were made for Marion Cotillard. Just the thing I need for upcoming holiday parties or a first date, this sweet top is an affordable $68. What To Wear It With: Pearl earrings, suede ankle booties, and you're frilliest of skirts.

Webbed Tunic SweaterOne trend I love this season is actually a mish-mash of trends. Pieces that combine rock and roll and eclectic artsy like this Webbed Tunic Sweater can be seen in fashion blogs like WhoWhatWear, and Le Fashion. What To Wear It With: Complete the distressed look with cut up denim, fringed scarf, and an oversized bag.

Find more ideas in our Clothing category. 


November 13, 2009

Good news! We were able to get out payments sent out a couple days early this quarter.   The checks are now in the mail, and Paypal payments are currently being processed through Paypal. We hope that you have a great time with your Big Fat Payments from Ebates!

If you expected a payment and you don't see that one is on the way to you, please make sure that you earned at least $5.01 in cash back for orders made prior to October 1st. Sign up or other bonuses do not count toward the needed $5.01. Also, make sure that we have your name and mailing address on file.

If you continue to have any concerns about your payment from Ebates, please write to our Customer Care team for assistance.  


November 13, 2009

Over the weekend, I had a bit of a cold and was resting it out in bed. The idle time gave me a chance to take part in one of my favorite time consuming activities: searching the Environmental Working Group's Cosmetics Database "Skin Deep". The database is a safety guide which rates cosmetic, baby, and personal care products based on their potentially harmful ingredients. You can search the database by an individual product, product type or brand. I searched one of my favorite Health and Beauty destinations, The Body Shop and found that they have many products with a low hazard rating, which was great news for me. Even better news was that The Body Shop is a member of our exciting November Double Cash Back month and has a staggering 10.0% Cash Back with coupons galore.

Shea Body Butter With 10.0% Cash Back
Shop now and get free shipping on orders of $50 or more and shop for bath and body favorites that are buy one get one 50% off. I recently ended a seemingly futile search for something to save my dry skin. The only solution seems to be a highly moisturizing body treatment like The Body Shop's Shea Body Butter for $20. If I buy the Body Butter, I can get a Shea Body Scrub for 50% off, making it just $10. Nothing keeps Winter skin in tip-top shape like regular exfoliation and daily moisturizing.

I will pick up a few stocking stuffers to qualify for free shipping and take advantage of shopping with 10.0% Cash Back!


November 13, 2009

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Wow, I'm surprised that so many people are so superstitious. Yes, today is Friday the 13th, which somewhere along the line became an ill-fated day full of bad omens and worse luck. Still, as I sit here examining today's free shipping offerings, I notice a surprising void: not one single merchant seems willing to end their free shipping deals on Friday the 13th. Literally, I look at the list and see plenty of coupons ending on the 14th, and I saw some ending on the 12th yesterday, but apparently offering a final day of free shipping on the 13th is just taboo. Here at Ebates, we are fearless when it comes to bringing you cash back, so bring on the black cats and ladders - we'll keep on helping you save!

Here is the rest of the week's deals:

Saturday, November 14th
- Free Standard Shipping on any order at Prescriptives. Code SLPKIT

- Free Shipping on $75+ order at RedEnvelope

- Free Standard Shipping on $75+ order at JCPenney. Code LET8SNOW

Sunday, November 15th
- Free Shipping on $50+ order at Code OCTFSA950

- Free Shipping Over $75 at Nautica

Monday, November 16th
- Free Standard Shipping & Free Rinse Off Foaming Cleanser 1 oz. with Purple Organza Bag with $35+ order at Clinique. Code VIOLETS

- Free Shipping on any order New Balance. Code NBSHIPNOV

Tuesday, November 17th
- Free Shipping on $25+ order at Linens 'n Things. Code FREESHIP

- Free Delivery & Free Turkey with a $200+ order at Safeway. (See site for details. While supplies last.)

Thursday, November 19th
- Free Shipping on $75+ order at Kohls.

- Free Shipping on your entire order with any Mountain Hardwear purchase at REI

- Free Shipping on quality KODAK Print orders of $4.99 or more, or pay just $1.50 for shipping on Print orders under $4.99


November 12, 2009

Ladies and gents, every now and then a great sale just falls in your lap. For once, rather than scouting around Ebates for a sale, I had one practically come knock on my front door. See, my friends know me to be an appreciator of fine cinema, and as I own a handful of Criterion Collection edition DVDs of my favorite flicks, they took it upon themselves to keep me in the know -- Barnes & is currently offering 50% off all Criterion Collection DVDs or Blu-Ray Discs. So this is your chance to snatch up copies of such classic films as "Brazil", or "Two Lane Blacktop", or Fellini's "8 1/2". So, in other words, these aren't your Disney classics or Jerry Bruckheimer blockbusters. The good news is that most of these movies are hard if not impossible to find otherwise, and you can get all the cool additional features that come with the Criterion Collection without the somewhat inflated Criterion Collection price tag.

Two-Lane BlacktopSo whether you are a film geek (like yours truly) or just know one who is hard to find Christmas presents for, this is a great chance to really make that movie collection of your shine with a little bit of extra independent cred. So if, like me, you get a thrill out of the idea of seeing a weary knight play chess against the grim reaper in Ingmar Bergman's "The Seventh Seal", you will be thrilled to know that you can get the Criterion Collection edition DVD from Barnes & for just $14.99, plus 4.0% Cash Back.

Pop up some popcorn and find your movie of choice with some great cash back in our Music & Movies category!


November 12, 2009

Ebates will be featured on a number of morning news shows around the country tomorrow, Friday 13th. Check out the schedule below and if you are in one of these cities on the list, be sure to catch us on air! All times shown below are Eastern Time.

EasternTime                Location                    Station                       Program

7:40-7:45 AM          Rochester, NY            WHAM-ABC            13 WHAM News This Morning

7:50-8:00 AM          Jacksonville, FL           WJXT-IND               The Morning Show

8:40-8:45 AM          Yuma, AZ                   KYMA-NBC             Sunrise

8:45-8:50 AM          Rapid City, SD            KNBN-NBC             Newscenter-1

11:20-11:25 AM      Fresno, CA                 KMPH-FOX             Great Day

11:30-11:40 AM      Minneapolis,MN          KARE-NBC              Showcase Minnesota

12:10-12:15 PM      Phoenix, AZ                KAZT-IND                AM Arizona

12:30-12:35 PM      San Diego, CA            XETV-CW                San Diego Living

12:45-12:50 PM      Las Vegas, NV            KVVU-FOX              More!


November 11, 2009

Shop Designer Furniture at Sears!It's been stated before that I am a design nut. A blog reading, window shopping, Google image seeking design nut. It's also been stated that one of my favorite design blogs is Desire To Inspire. During my latest visit to this site I came across a growing trend in design; plastic furniture. Before you think of tacky patio chairs, cafeteria seating, or anything meant for children, take a look at how Kim (one of DTI founders and design extraordinaire) manages to use them in ways that are modern and really fun. Expecting hefty price tags? Not when you shop at Sears. Thanks to Ebates November Double Cash Back you'll get 4.0% Cash Back at Sears and find modern furnishings (like the chair above) by Baxton Studio.

Baxton Studio ChairsThese Accent Chairs feature the same smooth shape and retro design as the above chair,  but this set of two costs under $200 at Sears. One chair alone at an overpriced retailer could cost up to $800, so you know these chairs are not just a funky addition to your home, but a great deal as well. Besides plastic chairs, Baxton Studio also makes acrylic furniture (a favorite of mine) as well as comfy sofas and modern tables. With over two hundred pieces to choose from, it's possible for all design nuts to find something they love while spending less.

Find more options in our Home and Garden category. 


November 11, 2009

When it comes to shopping for Holiday gifts, I often do the majority of my shopping for gifts at Sephora. This year, with their participation in our November Double Cash Back month, I have even more incentive to do my holiday shopping there. Offering 8.0% Cash Back and a ton of free gift and shipping coupons, Sephora through Ebates is the place to be this year. With best-selling gifts from last year, like this Scent Sampler (with more varieties) back for another season and new gift collections in skincare, makeup, and fragrance from virtually every beauty brand Sephora carries, there is literally something for everyone at Sephora with increased cash back.
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Even better than having a gift for every recipient on your list, Sephora has made the process a cinch with a new and improved gift guide: shop by personality (The Luxe Girl, The Natural Beauty, Men's, and more), gift type (stocking stuffer, corporate gifts, gift card) and price (with ranges from $25 and under to $50 and over). One of the irresistible new additions to the gift set arsenal is this My First Makeup Kit Deluxe Sampler, an $89 value and just $32. While this is a great kit for someone new to makeup, it is also suitable for virtually anyone looking for the perfect travel-size beauty kit to keep you looking gorgeous.

Get 8.0% Cash Back at Sephora on gifts, gadgets, and more! Want more cash back? Shop all twenty of our November Double Stores.


November 11, 2009

If it seems like I'm writing about sales a lot, that's because I am. But the reason I am is that currently some of our favorite merchants are running some great sales. Add to the list of great sales this beauty from Bloomingdale's: with coupon code BFRIEND, you can take 20% off all purchases at Bloomingdale's through this Sunday, November 15th.

Batman ScarfWhat's nice about site-wide sales is that you can really make your discounts work for you much more than on specific item-based sales or department-wide sales. This way you can take advantage of discounted prices, a great 20% off sale, and 5% Cash Back through Ebates. It's a great opportunity to get a jump start on your holiday shopping, because I wouldn't trust that some of the hotter and more in-demand products will make it through the sale, so if you're thinking you want to wait until Black Friday, you might want to think again.

So what's Bill asking for this Christmas? This cashmere Batman scarf. It's a perfect blend of high class (we're talking 100% cashmere here, folks) and low culture (I have a Batman tattoo and a Batman pocket watch, I might as well get a scarf to round out the set). Plus, it's made by a company called Psycho Bunny. Who can't get behind that? Let's not forget that by applying the Bloomingdale's coupon code to this purchase, I'll knock off $45, taking the price to a much more manageable $180.

What will you find in the Bloomingdale's Friends and Family Sale?


November 10, 2009

Shop The Latest Trends at Macys!By now you know all about Ebates November Double Cash Back. Twenty stores that are increasing, doubling, or even more than doubling their cash back amounts during the month of November. Personally, I've already started shopping for the holidays. Maybe it's not for others, but hey, the season of giving doesn't just apply to others right? Right. With that being said there's no better place to shop for gifts than Macys. During the month of November you'll get 5.0% Cash Back at Macys (up from 3.0%) and find plenty of money saving coupons.

Astrid BootOne of the hottest trends in footwear this season is boots with lots of hardware. Buckles, studs, straps; you name it, it's out there. The above photo is from one of my favorite blogs WhoWhatWear and it shows just how many options there are when it comes to this trend. These Astrid Ankle Boots are as sleek as the above options, but at just $149, these are definitely less expensive. Besides all the right details, these boots also have a low heel, making them easy to walk in. Perfect with skinny jeans and a loose sweater, I'll be on trend without the spend!

Shop November Double Cash Back!


November 10, 2009

Working at Ebates, we hear the names for new sales all the time. While saving a little a little extra cash is always a nice bonus, sometimes stores forget the importance of the title of their sale. While a "Semi-Annual" sale or a "Friends and Family" special always turns heads, it doesn't really tell you much about what is on sale or how much you can save. Then there are the really kooky "Super Extra Happy Sale" or "Wonder Deal Money Saving Super Shopper Days" that turn heads, but make you scratch your head just as often.

United AirlinesHearing sale names day in and day out, it is nice when someone like United Airlines comes along and tells you exactly what is going on with a sale. Case in point: the Fly More Save More Sale. It is exactly what it sounds like: the more trips you book through the end of the year, the higher your percentage off coupon will be. If you travel a lot, and if you are a member of United's Mileage Plus frequent flyer program, this is a chance to earn up to 50% off a flight to be booked in early 2010. It's not every day that you get a chance to earn a percentage off on a flight simply by booking another flight. Check out the savings you can get based on the number of flights you book:

Fly More Save MoreThis sale continues through the end of the year, but applies only to flights taken in 2009 as well, so if you're going to do some holiday traveling, this is a perfect chance to earn yourself $2.00 Cash Back and to get an e-certificate for extra money off a flight between February and May of 2010.

Book all your holiday travel needs and earn cash back with deals from our Travel & Vacations category.


November 9, 2009

Below are just a few of the many gift ideas for the foodie in your life, and they're all available through Ebates merchants. So sit back, relax, and earn cash back!

The Master Chef

La Creuset Dinnerware SetFor the cook who could rival Julia Child and bam! louder than Emeril comes the ultimate in cookware. In French it means the melting pot, but chef extradionares know it as Le Creuset. This 20 Piece Cookware Set from CHEFS is made from Le Creuset's famous porcelain enameled cast iron. Right now you'll save $438 on this set and get 6.0% Cash Back. For more ways to save at CHEFS, check out their coupons and Fall savings.   

The Host(ess) with the most

La Rossa Dinnerware SetFor those who would rather entertain than cook, this La Rossa Dinnerware Set from Sur La Table adds festive charm to any table. Sixteen pieces in all, this set is just $99.99 (savings of $180) plus you'll get 4.0% Cash Back. For other entertaining ideas (and to save up to 20%) shop the Holiday Entertaining Sale going on at Sur La Table.

The Wine Lover
Tour de France Wine SetWhether your loved one is a sommelier or just starting out, offers monthly wine clubs, discounts, and gift sets. They even have a section that describes how to pick the perfect bottle of wine. This Tour de France Wine Set includes three bottles each from one of France's famous wine regions. Perfect for beginners, this set is just $39.99 and you'll get 3.0% Cash Back.

Stocking Stuffers For the Food Lover

 Peppermint BarkEven if you're not able to visit San Francisco this year, you can still savor it's famous chocolate. Try the Limited Edition Peppermint Bark Squares Gift Bag from Ghirardelli Chocolate. Enter code EBATES15 and save 15% off the entire site and get 6.5% Cash Back.


Starbucks Ready BrewFor the foodie who's always pressed for time, Starbucks VIA Ready Brew is a great way to enjoy their favorite coffee on the run. Just $9.95 for 12 servings, plus you'll also get 8.0% Cash Back.

Looking for even more gift ideas? Check out Gifts For Her and Ten Dollar Toys in the buzz box!


November 9, 2009

My bus commute home is usually spent buried in my iPhone: listening to music, reading the latest headlines or catching up on emails. Last week, whilst crammed into a packed bus, I was more alert than usual and spotted one of my fashion pet-peeves: loose, ill-fitting jeans tucked into boots. The look has been around for a while and is quite popular during the colder months because it is practical, stylish, and easy to execute. That being said, it can go terribly awry when jeans that are not slim enough are forced into boots resulting in a messy, jeans turned pantaloon look that is not fashionable or flattering. If you are fearful of the skinny jean, keep to the bootcut or wide leg style but wear your boots on the inside. If you like the look of jeans tucked into boots be sure that you are wearing the right jeans for a flattering, slimming, cold-weather outfit option.

7 For All Mankind Jeans From Piperlime With 10% Cash Back
I have enlisted the inventory of two of our November Double Cash Back month merchants: Piperlime and Old Navy, both have increased their rebate and now offer a stunning 10.0% Cash Back! Piperlime has a huge selection of skinny jeans that will pair perfectly with boots. A great black option are these J Brand Denim Leggings (a Rachel Zoe Pick) and personal favorite of mine, that will keep their skinny shape and flatter a variety of figures. For a regular denim option, try these 7 For All Mankind The Skinny and get 10% of your purchase back from Ebates. For more affordable options, head over to Old Navy, where women's denim is priced at just $34.50. Try these Flirt Skinny Jeans and opt for a inseam that is a little shorter than what you would normally wear so you can avoid any unnecessary bulk inside you boots.

Find solutions for your fashion pet-peeves and get Double Cash Back!


November 8, 2009

It's now just barely a week after Halloween, and even if your candy coma has worn off, there's usually one very distinctive post-Halloween leftover still to deal with: pictures.

oompa loompa doopity doo....That's right, like the lingering traces of hand stamps for those of us who were out rabble-rousing, or like the last little Jolly Rancher that you didn't realize was stuck to the inside edge of your plastic trick-or-treating pumpkin, pictures are still floating around your friends' cameras, phones, or the internet. Just like my friend Matt the Oompa Loompa - there are some things that everyone wants to remember for years to come from this past Halloween. That's where Shutterfly comes in - with their reasonable online printmaking prices, and the various options for what to do with your pictures, they are a fantastic resource for all your post-holiday merrymaking. For instance, as soon as next week, Matt could be drinking out of a coffee mug with this image emblazoned on it, or I could be extra sneaky and give him a Christmas ornament with this picture inside of it. The possibilities are endless.

Ebates gives you yet another reason to use Shutterfly for all your photo needs - right now they are in our November Double Cash Back promotion, and they are offering 15.0% Cash Back on all your purchases. In addition to this already great deal, through this coming Wednesday, Shutterfly also has a special coupon code where you can get twelve free 5x7 greeting cards. Just enter code 12GREETINGS at checkout to take advantage of it. One final tip, and I can speak from experience on this one - nothing wins you points with family quite like making your own calendar, so now is the time to do just that and have it with plenty of time to give as Christmas gifts. Trust me, this works every year.

Find more merchants with increased cash back in our November Double Cash Back event!


November 7, 2009

Hue Opaque Tights From Saks With 2.5% Cash BackAs the temperature declines, I realize that  I need to be more creative about dressing. The denim or pants uniform that dominates cold-weather days gets a little repetitive and I start feeling schlumpy and not feminine. My only solution is to keep some skirts and dresses in the rotation by pairing the leg-bearing styles with super-opaque tights for the right look and the right amount of warmth. I know that this sentiment is shared by all women who face a closet full of clothes that they want to wear but would rather opt for being warm and comfortable above all else.

The good news is that you don't have to make that choice when you wear these amazingly affordable Hue Opaque Tights from Saks Fifth Avenue. Get them for just $22 with 2.5% Cash Back from Ebates and free shipping on any order ($150 or more) with Saks coupon code SHIPFALL9 at checkout. Fabricated in a genius blend of Merino wool, nylon, and spandex, these tights will be warm without being nubby and loose, super opaque for just the right look, and keep their shape regardless of how much you wash them. With an amazingly affordable price, I recommend stocking (bad pun) up now, because this particular style from Hue only appears to be available at Saks and quantities are limited!

Did you know Ebates has a Lingerie subcategory? Check it out and shop with cash back and coupons!


November 6, 2009

Some may scoff at Astrology, but I am a firm believer a person's personality is ruled by the zodiac. As a Taurus I poses all the qualities (both good and bad) of this earthbound sign, and my love of the finer things in life is just one example. It may seem funny for someone who has dubbed herself the Deal Hunting Diva to feature high end products but allow me to clarify; I enjoy the good life, I just don't enjoy paying full price for it. How do I balance high end taste with low(er) cost? Well by shopping special events like The Saks Fifth Avenue Designer Sale. From now until November 7th enjoy savings of up to 40%, and as always earn 2.5% Cash Back.

Giuseppe Zanotti Platform PumpsHaving declared my love of luxury for less, these Platform Pumps by Giuseppe Zanotti are right up my alley. Not only are they incredibly chic, but they're also nearly two hundred dollars less, plus I'll get free shipping on orders over $150 with code SHIPFALL9. A great addition to any woman's wardrobe, I can't wait to pair these with black tights and the right dress for upcoming holiday parties.


Silk Tank by Ali Ro.Because no woman can have too many tops (and this sale is so extensive) I found the perfect "make me pretty' top. This Silk Tank by Ali Ro features blush pink silk and flower detailing along the neckline. Truly a top that begs for an updo, this piece will have me looking pretty in pink while rolling in the green.

Find more ways to save with our Coupons page!


November 6, 2009

Hi folks,

November is a wild time here at Ebates. You can really feel the holiday shopping season suddenly start up. Not only do we start to see incredible deals like the November Double promotion, but we also send out payments to our members on the 15th. It is great to send out money to our members that can be used right away to buy holiday gifts for friends and family.

Over the next few days, we will be transferring your pending Cash Back balance into a payment to be sent out by November 15th. Once your funds are processed, the eligible orders will be moved from your "Cash Pending" to your "Cash Back History" in your Ebates account.

We have currently done this for many members, but the process doesn't happen all at once.   Your patience is appreciated as we process all eligible accounts. By November 15th we will get to everyone who qualifies, and payments will be sent out by check or by Paypal. When we send your payment, we will also send you an email to let you know that it is on the way.

Please keep in mind that in order to get a payment by November 15th, you needed to earn at least $5.01 in Cash Back for orders made prior to October 1st. Promotional and referral bonuses do not count toward the needed $5.01. If you need more information, please see our Help page that contains the payment schedule.

We look forward to sending out your payment this month, it really is the best part about working here at Ebates. Enjoy your November and happy shopping!


November 6, 2009

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Here we are again, folks. I don't know if you've adjusted to this whole "Fall back" thing with the clocks, but it's been wreaking havoc on yours truly. But if there's one thing that makes it easier to get up in the morning and face longer nights: free shipping. That's right, kiddies. We've got all sorts of wonderful deals this week, so let's hop to it!

Friday, November 6th
- Free Standard Shipping on any order at FOSSIL

- Free Shipping on any order at Tilly's. Code FALLSHIP

Saturday, November 7th
- Start your Holiday Shopping with Free Shipping on $29+ orders at

- Free Shipping on $25+ order at ULTA Beauty. Code 37202

Sunday, November 8th

- Free Shipping on $150+ order at Saks Fifth Avenue. Code SHIPFALL9

- Free Shipping on any Holiday Gift Set at Kiehl's Since 1851. Code JOY

- Pre-Order Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 with Free Shipping at Meijer

Monday, November 9th
- Free Standard Shipping on $49+ order at JCPenney. Code SCREEN41 (Excludes Online Outlet)

Tuesday, November 10th
- Free Shipping on KitchenAid Pro Line at Code C99843

As always, there are a number of other free shipping deals that I didn't mention specifically, just click the link and check them all out!


November 5, 2009

Pumpkin BowlsI have a confession to make. Not all stores I shop at are Ebates merchants. Yes I know, I'm missing out on cash back, but there are some stores I love so much I don't care. Crate and Barrel used to be one of those stores, but home junkies like myself will be very excited to hear Crate and Barrel has just joined Ebates. Gone is the guilt of not getting cash back, and instead I shop knowing I'll be stuffing even more cash into my wallet. How much? Well 3.0% Cash Back to be exact.

Speaking of stuffing, for Thanksgiving this year I intend on taking on a more proactive role in the kitchen. While searching for recipes that involve fresh pumpkin, I came across this Curried Coconut Pumpkin Stew. Seemingly easy to make, this meal will look perfect on any Thanksgiving table when served in these Pumpkin Servers. Not only are they charming but the soup size ones are just $11.95 each. Complete with lid, friends and family will be delighted to uncover the savory smells of a festive meal and I'll be delighted to show off my culinary skills. It's a win-win.

Get ready for the holidays with November Double Cash Back!


November 5, 2009

Ralph Lauren Private SaleAs the holidays rapidly approach (who can believe it is November already?), sales seem to become more and more plentiful. The key to keeping your sanity without missing out on a great opportunity to save, is to weed out the can't miss sales with the sales that are not really worth the time. One way to do this is to keep up on the Ebates blog, where we will never let a good deal pass you buy. So, when and their sister site Rugby By Ralph Lauren announced their Private Sale, starting today and lasting through November 9th, I knew it was not to be missed. During the Private Sale at, get 3.0% Cash Back from Ebates while you shop items reduced 40% with an additional 15% off using coupon code NOV59AF at checkout. In addition, shop Fall collections reduced up to 50% with 25% off select Rugby Icons at Rugby by Ralph Lauren and of course, get 3.0% Cash Back on all your purchases.

Wool Cashmere Pony Crewneck Sweater SaleThe Private Sale is a great time to stock up on iconic Ralph Lauren luxury items like this wool and cashmere blend Pony Crewneck priced from $119-$129 (depending on color) with an additional 15% off, reducing the price an additional $17-$19 respectively. Pick up one for yourself and anyone on your Holiday shopping list and save big during this can't miss sale event!


November 4, 2009

In a rather fortuitous series of events, Nordstrom, a participant in Novermber Double Cash Back at Ebates is simultaneously having their Half-Yearly Sale. During the sale you will find their biggest markdowns of the season on top brand featuring in-season merchandise. Shop designer names and all your favorite brands in shoes, clothing, accessories, and kids departments all while getting 5.0% Cash Back and free standard shipping on any $100+ order with coupon code HOLIDAY09 at checkout.

35% Off Infinity Scarf At Nordstrom Half-Yearly SaleThis is a great time to stock up on cold weather essentials, like coats and cashmere sweaters, everyday necessities like denim and undergarments, and get a few holiday gifts crossed off the list while you bask in discounts and increased cash back. One of the must-have items this season (which also makes a great gift for anyone on your list) is a chunky infinity scarf. Ditch your Pashmina for something more practical like a super-warm, chunky knit scarf like this Open Knit Infinity Scarf, marked down 35% and now just $25.90. If that doesn't suit your taste, find luxurious cashmere wraps and more on sale in accessories. Also be sure to check out the many designer handbags on sale (Marc By Marc Jacobs and more marked down up to 40%).

Shop all of twenty merchants with increased cash back during November Cash Back Month or more Gifts For Her ideas!


November 4, 2009

eForCityEbates has recently added a new electronics accessories merchant: eForCity. What's nice about this merchant is that they have all those silly little odds and ends that you hate paying too much money for. Need a protective screen or case for your iPhone or Blackberry? Theirs start at just a few dollars. Did you buy a new gadget, but need the necessary cables to hook it up? I bet you can find it here.

In addition to the great selection of all-too-often-overlooked accessories and add-ons, what I really love about eForCity is the wide range of resources they have to keep you in the know about what discounts and deals they are having, or what the hot products will be coming up from them. One such resource is their newly published Holiday Gift Guide, where they can tell you exactly what the technophile in your life is hoping to find in their stocking. If you want to find some year-round savings, try the Weekly Specials page, where deals are always coming and going, or for the truly frugal, there is the $1 Dollar Deals page, where you can find, well, deals for a dollar.

It's a simple formula: go to Ebates, click our link to eForCity, visit any of their resources, and save money while earning 2.5% Cash Back. So, whether you are looking for some printer ink, a replacement battery for your digital camera, or a nice quality wall mount for your new plasma TV, make sure you start your buying process with Ebates and eForcity!

Find the accessory you've been looking for in our Electronics & Photo category!


November 3, 2009

Get 3.0% Cash Back at Horchow!
Just as Oprah has the "aha" moment, I have the OMG (oh my god) moment. Tuesday mornings do not usually constitute this type of excitement, but after opening my daily email from Horchow, an OMG moment was had. From now until November 10th, I'll save 25% on furniture and 30% on decor and accessories. As if that wasn't exciting enough, I'll also get 3.0% Cash Back. So like I said, OMG.

Acrylic Side TableJust as I have a wish list for clothing, I have a wish list for furniture. Numero uno on that list is this Acrylic Side Table. A combination of antique and modern, this table is very Parisian chic. The piece de resistance of my boudoir, all this table needs is a small lamp and a porcelain vase filled with fresh cut flowers. Thanks to Horchow's huge sale, I'll save $212. Thanks to Ebates I'll rack up just over $22 cash back. Stylish furniture, huge savings, and lots of cash back is what I call tre chic!  

Find more design options in our Home and Garden category!


November 3, 2009

CaboodlesA recurring theme in my health and beauty posts is saving time in the morning. Just the other day, in a typical rush, I was on a hunt for an elastic headband. With the shower running and no time to spare, I rifled through an absurd amount of beauty and makeup products searching for what proved to be a needle in a haystack. At that moment, like so many times before, I vowed to find a better storage method to keep all of my toiletries stored and accessible. My hunt started with fond memories of my first beauty storage device and 80's toy icon: Caboodles. You may recall Caboodles from the eighties; they were tinted plastic tackle box-style storage containers that were easily transportable. Girls would use Caboodles to store their makeup, hair scrunchies, Barbie clothes and more.

Caboodles From WalgreensAlthough they are rather outdated, they were quite practical, would hold a ton of stuff, and could slip into the cupboard under the sink. Driven by this memory, I did a quick search of my favorite Ebates merchants and I discovered that you still could buy Caboodles, with a new more updated look but same great practicality. Get your sleek and updated Caboodles Ultimate Organizer from Walgreens for $29.99 with 4.0% Cash Back from Ebates and end your struggle to keep your products organized.

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November 2, 2009

Increased Cash Back At Ann TaylorWhen I think of Ann Taylor, I think of professional attire comprised of tailored suits and classic separates: clothing and accessories with a subdued aesthetic. Recently, I have noticed that in addition to the typical items you would find, they have added some trendier pieces like patent leather platform pumps, crystal encrusted jewels, and oversized butter-soft leather bags. It did not take me long to realize that there is a lot to love at Ann Taylor. Plus, as a participant in our Cash Back Month, they have increased to 4.0% Cash Back. In addition to cash back savings, find exclusive coupons, like 25% off any full-priced item ($125 or more) with code 104003175 at checkout. So not only is there a lot to love, but there are also a lot of ways to save.

Ann Taylor 'Perfect Tote' with 4.0% Cash BackWhen you shop the Ann Taylor website, be sure to check out the "must-have outfits" section (one example is pictured at left) where you can shop all of the pieces featured in an expertly styled outfit. This is a simple way to shop and the best way to get the most bang for your buck while you discover numerous ways in which a piece can work. And find great pieces marked down, like this "Perfect Tote" once $295 and now just $199.99 with 4.0% Cash Back. It really is the perfect tote for work, travel, and beyond. 

Check all of the places to save during Cash Back Month!


November 2, 2009

Skip The Mall. Earn Cash Back With Ebates!Well folks, it's officially November. If you're still in disbelief that both the end of the year and the holidays are around the corner, join the club. You see I'm a procrastinator. Someone who shops at the last minute (I'm talking airports while waiting for my flight) and usually when I'm strapped for cash. This year I'm committed to having both ample cash in my pocket and all my presents purchased before they announce my flight is boarding. This is easily achieved now that November is Cash Back Month, during which our top merchants will have increased or doubled (some more than doubled) cash back. Aside from increased cash back, there are also plenty of sales, deals, and special coupons. So stay tuned and relax! It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Here are just a few stores stores with increased cash back. See more here.

HSN                 Was 3.0% Cash Back           Now 6.0% Cash Back

Macys              Was 3.0% Cash Back           Now 5.0% Cash Back

Lancome           Was 6.0% Cash Back           Now 12.0% Cash Back

Shutterfly          Was 10.0% Cash Back          Now 15.0% Cash Back

Sears               Was 2.0% Cash Back            Now 4.0% Cash Back

Gap                  Was 2.0% Cash Back           Now 10.0% Cash Back

Sephora            Was 4.0% Cash Back           Now 8.0% Cash Back

Happy Holidays From Ebates!


November 1, 2009

Don't you hate it when you arrive to the airport for a trip, and the airline charges you an arm and a leg for checked luggage? What happened to the good old days of flying freight free? Well, Mexicana Airlines is taking us back to the golden age of free baggage policies. Anyone who flies with Mexicana can check two bags for free. Considering that most airlines are adding fees to everything from drinks to headphones nowadays, that's a pretty good deal! Make that deal even better with 1.0% Cash Back when you shop through Ebates too!

Mexicana AirlinesDid we mention that Mexicana will also provide an open bar? Not a bad to start a vacation to Cancun, which is currently on sale right now, starting at $196 round trip. Click here to see all of Mexicana's promotional fares.

So, you're probably thinking, two free pieces of checked luggage -- not bad, right?

Passengers departing from California, the home state of Mexicana's US headquarters, are getting an unbelievable deal. Fly through December 10, 2009 and check a third piece of luggage at no cost. That's three, count them; three bags. No need for skimpy packing on this vacation. Bring the surfboard, your Wii, maybe even your favorite couch! (not quite but you get the idea) If you're from California and planning a getaway before Dec 10, 2009, click here to travel in style with Mexicana Airlines' unbeatable offer.


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