September 2010 Archives

September 30, 2010

I love power couples. Those who work, play, and love with such regalia that they shower the covers of high brow publications such as ARTforum have always peaked my interest. This secret worship could most likely be attributed to my own desire to be a one half of a powerhouse, however until the other half arrives I'll remain true to favorite power couple Simon Doonan and Jonathan Adler. Both are larger than life and both sell must have items at Barneys New York.

Taurus PillowJonathan Adler is potter turned design extraordinaire, and his wares include everything from kitschy ceramics to the above retro-fabulous Zodiac Pillow. If I ever needed justification to buy such a crazy item I needn't go any farther than to quote SJP

"If you're a nice person and you work hard, you get to go shopping at Barneys. It's the decadent reward."  



Eccentric GlamourThe slightly more wacky (and hilarious) half is Simon Doonan, Creative Director for Barneys New York. Simon is known for his boldly written books like Eccentric Glamour where he dishes advice on dressing chic through his "Say no to ho" philosophy. For just $24 you get 304 pages of interviews, photographs, and commentary on how not to dress. If you've never seen Simon in his glory, you can catch him on VH1 and let me tell you, he's brilliant.

For more must have items be sure to shop Barneys New York and get 5.0% Cash Back.


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September 29, 2010

Hello, fellow Ebaters! My name is Lisa and I'm stopping by from FantabulouslyFrugal to talk about every closet's must-have item as the days get colder: Boots.

Fall is my favorite season for many reasons, but more than any other I love that changing leaves and dropping temperatures means boot season is just around the corner! Speaking of boots, would you believe the store that's selling the pair of boots I'm coveting the most is actually Old Navy?!  


Buckle BootsI love these Double Buckle Boots because they're sturdy and they have a bit of an edge. They're already selling for a very thrifty $39.50, but thanks to Ebates I'd know to shop on Tuesday (save an additional 10% with Old Navy card holder's discount), and I know I'll be getting 2.0% Cash Back on my purchase. Yep, even when something costs as little as $39.50 I still like to figure out how to pay even less.

I couldn't believe it when I found out that you can get cash back for shopping at UGG! I love my UGGs, but I hate how they never go on sale. The other downside to UGGs is that once it gets a little bit colder you can hardly ever find the size and/or style you want in stores. Luckily, that's hardly ever a problem when shopping online!


Classic UGGI feel like I've hit the jackpot when purchasing the lovely Classic Tall Boots above online through Ebates, because I find out that shipping is free on purchases over $150 and I get 4.5% Cash Back. These two deals combined means that shopping online is definitely cheaper than stopping by the store AND I'm guaranteed to find something in my size!

Finally, I'd be remiss not to mention the creme de la creme of shoe shopping destinations, 6pm.com. If you can't find that one pair of boots you need to complete your Fall/Winter wardrobe anywhere else, check this store. Not only do they offer name-brand shoes and boots for a fraction of their original retail price not to mention you'll get 2.5% Cash Back just by shopping through Ebates!

Love boots as much as I do? Leave a comment letting me know what fab pair of boots you're coveting this season!


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September 28, 2010

City living is the ultimate love/hate relationship, a cycle of bliss and irritation that gets even the most even tempered of us. I do not fit into the category of even-keeled folks, so when I hate the city, I hate the city.

grouponI'm just beginning to come out of a hate phase and as I enter the world of why I love the city, I have Groupon, among better weather and no parking tickets, to thank. You see Groupon is like a VIP card that allows city dwellers, suburbanites, and everyone in between to experience the best life has to offer, but without the incurred cost. Thanks to my Groupon membership I can score coupons for shopping, yoga, restaurants, even music venues.

I spare you the winded story of how Groupon has afford me the opportunity to shop at Gap and save 50%, or take expensive pilates classes for a fraction of the cost but what I will say is they are a must. Yes, the daily email can get a bit annyoing but in the end the money saved is worth it.

Shop Groupon through Ebates and get 6.0% Cash Back until September 30th. They're part of our New Stores Week where all stores have doubled cash back. Enjoy!


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September 27, 2010

Shop New Stores
It's New Stores Week at Ebates, and there's no one more excited than myself. This is rather odd since I loathe change, but for new merchants and double cash back I can make an exception. Here are just a few of the thousands of goodies available through our newest stores. We welcome them to Ebates and welcome you to cash back!

Avery Chest from Crate and Barrel. 6.0% Cash Back.

Samsung Washer from Home Everything. 4.0% Cash Back.

Suede Jacket from ASOS. 7.0% Cash Back.

Traveler Brush Set from Stila Cosmetics. 12.0% Cash Back.

Manolo Blahnik Booties from Barneys New York. 5.0% Cash Back.

Nikon D90 from Adorama. 4.0% Cash Back!

Down Sleeping Bag from Campmor. 7.0% Cash Back.


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September 24, 2010

Friday-Sales-Round-UpToday is a special day at Ebates. Not only are we still bubbly about announcing the winners of the Frugal Fashion Photo Contest, but we've also begun our newest promotion, New Stores Week. In the spirit of what's new and cool I bring you this week's Friday Sales Round-up. You'll find new ways to save with Ebates. Enjoy and have a great weekend!


Save an additional 25% off Fall Sale at The Childrens Place. Plus 3.0% Cash Back!

Save 20% off entire order at Shoes.com. Code SHOEDEAL. Plus 8.0% Cash Back!

ENDS TODAY! Save an extra 20% off Sale styles at Gap. Code GAPSAVE20. Plus 2.0% Cash Back!

Save 20% off entire order at OfficeMax. Code AUTUMN (Exclusions Apply). Plus 3.0% Cash Back!

Enjoy Free Shipping & no threshold at Kohls with code: SHIPFREE at checkout! Plus 2.0% Cash Back!

Save 20% off any order at Stila Cosmetics. Code STILAAF (New Customers). Plus 12.0% Cash Back!

Local Daily Deal - Up to 90% off on Groupon. Plus 6.0% Cash Back!

Get 20% off your order of $50 or more at Harry & David with code: 20SAVINGS at checkout! Plus 4.0% Cash Back!


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September 23, 2010

In case you missed the buzz circulating through our Twitter and Facebook pages, Piperlime is having a three day sale, with each day a substantial way to save. Sadly today is the last day but take heart, there's still a chance for you to save 15% with code 15SPREE. In case you're new to Piperlime (which is highly unlikely) or you don't fully comprehend the awesomeness they offer, I've collected a few items to get you excited and shopping!

It should also be mentioned today is the last day for 15.0% Cash Back thanks to Fall Fashion Week!

AloysaShoes
Piperlime is known for it's drool worthy shoe collection including picks by fashion maven Rachel Zoe. In keeping with Fall trends I picked these Aloysa boots. When choosing an over-the-knee boot I believe heeled options are best. These feature a platform heel so they're comfortable and are priced at a cool $139. Talk about shoes for girls on a budget a.k.a me.



Striped SweaterClothing
Roughly 2 years ago Piperlime started carrying clothing by top brands such as Vince, Free People and affordable/chic clothing line Patterson J. Kincaid. This Striped Sweater is the perfect Late Summer/Early Fall sweater and it is a perfect match to the Aloysa boot. Add black denim and viola! Cute outfit with 15.0% Cash Back.


Doctor BagHandbags
Equally exciting as shopping for shoes is shopping for new handbags. I am in desperate, like desperate need of a new handbag and this one by MZ Wallace is among top contenders. Featuring a structured Doctor-esque look and bonus shoulder strap, I can use this for multiple occasions and look chic every time. 


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September 22, 2010

FrugalFashion

Have you entered the Frugal Fashion Week Photo Contest? If not, don't miss out on your chance to win a $500 Ebates Shopping spree, a $150 Gap Gift Card, or a fashionable handbag!

These Ebates members have entered and you should too!

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Join the fun and enter today!







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September 21, 2010

This past weekend I made the official switch to cooler weather wear and in the process discovered I'm in desperate need of pants. As stated several if not hundreds of times before, I have a tendency to purchase tops, completely neglecting my lower half in the process. Without delving deep into the psyche of a shopper I think my penchant for buying tops stems from any one of the following reasons; tops are more exciting to the eye than pants, they cure "fat" days, and they don't require scrutiny of my lower half - something every woman tries to avoid. Unable to avoid this issue anymore I've mapped out my path to pantalones salvation.

Flared DenimThe Flared Jean.

Pros: Flattering to derriere and hips, making a huge comeback.

Cons: Could make a huge retreat, to the back of my closet.

This pair by 7 For All Mankind does go with my assortment of hippie/peasant tops and I'm quite certain my legs are in desperate need of a breather after years of skin tight denim. Find them at Saks Fifth Avenue.


Slim CargoThe Slim Cargo.

Pros: Slim, sexy, and versatile.

Cons: Possible fleeting trend.

Seen everywhere these pants could possibly be the piece that goes with every top I own. I've got the perfect suede booties to wear these with and they're a perfect match with my assortment of cashmere sweaters. Right now these are on sale for $55 at J.Crew.


Black DenimThe Black Jean.

Pros: Slimming, dressier option than standard denim.

Cons: There really are no cons, black jeans are a must.

To say my black jeans have seen better days is a huge understatement as they can no longer be considered black. Despite the great care I've taken to preserve their color, fading is a part of life and after 3 years it's time to move on.These cigarette jeans from Shopbop are just the thing I need; they're dark, slim, and with no frills. I'm sure I don't need to mention they'll go with everything and if left out of the dryer and washed with a detergent made for darks, I'm sure they'll last me the next three years.


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September 20, 2010

Today's guest blogger Free Sample Momma dishes why she loves Ebates and shopping with cash back!

Now that the weather is turning cooler, I get in the mood to update my beauty regimen whether it's changing my makeup palette to Fall tones or changing the color of my hair, I always get the bug to change things up a bit with new products.

So while I search for the latest eye shadow colors or the newest hair care products, I also search for sites that will give me a little more than what I pay for and by this, I mean free samples with your order and even better cash-back.  freesamplesEbates offers all of this and more. I can shop at my favorite beauty sites like Sephora and get a great deals like: "Free Sample Collection of 3 Bare Escentuals Best Sellers with any purchase at Sephora" or "Free Signature Collection Body Care Item ($12 value) with any $10+ order" at Bath and Body Works. I can also get cash back through Ebates so I am definitely getting more than what I'm paying for.

The best part is the fact that Ebates has everything I need to get these great deals and with their easy search options I don't have to search all over the place; the coupons codes, free deals and cash back feature is all in one convenient place.

So when you start updating your makeup collections or start looking for the latest Fall beauty trends, you should check out Ebates to shop smarter and get freebies. After all- we all love a free sample and a great deal!


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September 17, 2010

Friday-Sales-Round-UpIt's been a busy week here at Ebates. Between the launch of Fall Fashion Week and our newest collaboration with BlogFrog: Frugal Fashion Week, we've got lots to talk about. To keep things short and simple I'll skip the mass sales pitch and get to the good stuff: Friday Sales Round-Up!




20% off All Halloween Costumes + Free 2 Day Shipping at Diapers.com. Code SPOOKYSALE. Plus 1.0-5.5% Cash Back.

Anniversary Sale - 30% off Everything + Free Shipping at Jones New York. Plus 2.5% Cash Back.

Shop yoox.com End of Summer Sale - up to 80% off! Plus 7.0% Cash Back.

Men's and Kids Buy More, Save more - 25% off $200+ or 30% off $500+ Denim, Trend & Sportswear at Bloomingdales. Plus 3.0% Cash Back.

Extra 20% off with JCPenney Card or 15% off with any other payment. Code BEHAPPY (Some exclusions.) Plus 3.0% Cash Back.

Save 15% off $50+ order at Lids.com. Code LIDS15OFF (Cannot combine with other discounts or clearance.) Plus 3.0% Cash Back.

Save up to 40% on thousands of items in several categories at Kohls. Plus 2.0% Cash Back.

Save up to $150 with Flight + Rental Car packages at Priceline. Plus 2.0% Cash Back.

Save $20 off $100+ order at Brylane Home. Code BHAF20100 Plus 3.0% Cash Back.

15% off $75+ order at Champs Sports. Code LKS1T968 Plus 3.0% Cash Back.


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September 16, 2010

One can't discuss fashion without mentioning celebrities, and when it comes to discussing celebrity fashion there's no blogger better equipped than TheHighHeelTimes. Even if you won't be walking the Red Carpet anytime soon, so can shop the same items worn by your favorite celebrities!

Anna90210 star AnnaLynne McCord attendedBria Platform this event in style, but believe it or not her ensemble didn't cost a fortune. She's wearing the Juliana Dress by Alice + Olivia (available at Shopbop) and her shoes are by Pour la Victoire. The dress is Fall appropriate thanks to a velvet/leather combination, and the Bria Platform Sandals are comfortable enough for the Red Carpet thanks to a one inch platform. Not to mention they cost less than you think! Find these at Bluefly with 3.5% Cash Back.



AudrinaThis photo of Audrina Patridge is one for the shoeBalmain1 fans. Audrina wore these breathtaking Rhinestone Metallic Pumps by Balmain (a celebrity favorite) to the MTV Video Music Awards just a few days ago. Do you think you can fall in love with these? If so they're available at Barneys New York and you'll get 2.5% Cash Back.


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September 15, 2010

Fall Trends I'm Loving
Now that Fall Fashion Week has arrived there's plenty of shopping, wardrobe planning, and cash back to be earning. In the spirit of this I've taken to hunting down a few of my favorite Fall trends. All items are shopable through Ebates stores and you'll get cash back too!

For those who think they've got what it takes to walk the runway we're holding a Fashion Photo Contest until Tuesday September 21st. Enter your photo and you could win a $500 Ebates shopping spree!

Items are listed clockwise from left

Fur Gilet.- Fur is huge this season and eBay offers thousands of fur vests, coats, scarves, you get the point. Shop every price range as well as faux and real options. Shopping clothing at eBay will add 2.0% Cash Back to your Ebates account.

Silk Maxi Dress  - Truly a Summer to Fall cross over, the maxi dress gets a cool weather makeover with the addition of boots and mid weight jacket. I love the purple tones of the one above. Shop this dress at ASOS and get 3.5% Cash Back.

Flared Denim - Is skinny denim over? I can't say for sure, but flared denim is making a comeback. Shop this pair at Shopbop and get 6.0% Cash Back. If only I had kept the pairs I owned in high school!

Shearling Coat - Shearling is always relevant during colder months but never has it been so trendy. This jacket by Vince (a.k.a my favorite brand) has a leather body with sleek shearling trim. Available at Saks Fifth Avenue you'll receive 5.0% Cash Back.

Clog Boots - I've stated before that clogs are returning, yet not even I could have imagined how just much they've returned. The introduction of hybrid clog/boots is making me think this trend is here to stay. This pair is available at Shopbop with 6.0% Cash Back.

Satchel Handbag - Much to my satisfaction handbags are getting a bit smaller and more refined. Although I love my slouchy leather bags, a tote similar to this one by Marc By Marc Jacobs instantly polishes any outfit. Available at Saks Fifth Avenue this bag will add 5.0% Cash Back to your Ebates account.

Wrap Sweater - I've already mentioned this item in a recent blog post, but since wrap sweaters are a major trend this Fall I reasoned one more mention wouldn't hurt. Available at Bloomingdales I'll receive 6.0% Cash Back, and quite possibly die from excitement.

Want more reasons to shop Fall Fashion? Get them here.


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September 14, 2010

There is no doubt that Fall is the most exciting and fulfilling season. No, it's not the emergence of candied apples, pumpkins, or cooler weather that makes this my favorite season; it's the fashion! In celebration of Fall Fashion Ebates has got a few things up our sleeve.
 
frugalbuttonFrugal Fashion Week - Ebates has joined up with the team at Blogfrog to bring our Frugal Living Community a fashion week like no other. During this ten day event we'll be hosting live chats, fashion related discussions, and our biggest contest yet: a Fashion Photo Contest! We're on the search for the ultimate fashionista and the grand prize is a $500 Ebates shopping spree! Runners up may win  $150 Gap Gift Card or one of two stylish handbags.

facebook_fallfashionIncreased Cash Back - From now until September 23rd enjoy increased cash back at top stores like Banana Republic, Piperlime, HSN, Nordstrom, and more! You'll also find exclusive to Ebates coupons, and other amazing deals.

Express Shearling JacketFashionable Guest Bloggers - Just like BeantownFashionista's guest blog yesterday, we'll be adding new guest bloggers to the mix, all with fashion on the brain. Stay tuned to the Ebates log for upcoming guest blogs!

Enjoy!


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September 13, 2010

Today's guest blogger BeantownFashionista discusses Fall fashion and her top picks for looking great on a budget!

 

Summer hasn't officially bid us adieu but I cannot wait for Fall to arrive. Why you ask? Fall fashion! I'm a big lover of all things Fall; coats, jackets, scarves, leggings, boots, layering - I love it all! With retailers pumping out email alerts to their latest fall fashions, now is definitely the time to shop. So dig in your heels ladies, and let's get ready!
 
Express Shearling JacketI have been coveting the vast selection of pea coats at Express. If there is one thing that is on overload in my closet it's coats. My coat collection ranges in print and length; pretty much if it's a fitted piece of wool outerwear I'm a fan. Typically I browse through magazines to find what piece is going to be my new wardrobe splurge, however I was pleasantly surprised to find that Express had totally revamped their outerwear and included some "must-have now" pieces like this Suede Shearling Jacket. I live on a budget so purchases over $125 have to be planned ahead of time, but with 2.5% Cash Back I get something in return. This girl is on a saving spree because I MUST own this jacket!
 
Uptown JeansSpeaking of shopping on a budget, hello Wet Seal! Yes you read right, Wet Seal is for more than teeny-boppers. I love to visit Wet Seal for their skinny denim (which just so happens to be on my Fall wishlist) and fashion tops. We all know that trends are fleeting, but there's no need to break the bank trying to look current. By mixing less expensive items like these jeans priced at $19.50, with better wardrobe pieces I'm able to achieve a killer outfit for a fraction of the price. At Wet Seal you'll finds tons of options at bargain prices with 3.0% Cash Back. After the splurge of the above shearling jacket I love being able to complete the look for under $150!

Check out BeantownFashionista for more chic ideas!



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September 10, 2010

Friday-Sales-Round-UpAs New York Fashion Week causes a massive commotion in Manhattan, I'd like to think Friday Sales Round-Up causes a commotion of the same proportion with Ebates members. And why not? Just like New York Fashion Week, we offer can't-live-without-it items and near fainting spells; except ours are caused by amazing deals rather than (throat clearing) nutritional issues. In the spirit of dizzing excitement I bring you this week's top sales. Enjoy and have a great weekend!!

$10 off $40+ order & Free Shipping on $50+ order at Bath and Body Works. Code BBWTHXAUG10 (Exp. 09/30/2010) Plus 3.0% Cash Back.

FREE GIFT! Receive an All-Clad 5.5 Qt. Round Oven & Mitts Free with $500+ purchase of Select All-Clad Cookware at macys. Plus 5.0% Cash Back.

Save 20% off entire order with Pants purchase at Eddie Bauer. Code FR2PANTS. Plus 5.0% Cash Back.

New Customers - $30 off $100+ order at Bluefly. Code AFF30. Plus 3.5% Cash Back.

Save 20% off contact lens orders at Walgreens. Code VISION20. Plus 4.0% Cash Back.

Save 50% off entire stock of Kids & Teen Bedding and 50% off select Kids & Teen Furniture at JCPenney. Plus 3.0% Cash Back.

Online Only - Save Extra 20% off $300+ Furniture orders at Kmart.com. Code FURNITURE20. Plus 2.0% Cash Back.

Take $50 off any $250+ online Reservation at BedandBreakfast.com. Code BBSES50 Plus 5.0% Cash Back.


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September 9, 2010

Blogging at Joe's Place, today's guest blogger shares a few of his favorite moments in savvy shopping history. Shopping smart isn't just for women anymore!

It's not often you hear the words "coupons" and "guys" in the same sentence, but I'm living proof that guys LOVE to save money just like the ladies. I have always been a budget conscious shopper from a very young age; my mother taught me how to use coupons, shop when things are on sale, and comparison shop to assure I get the best deal. 

Best Buy is an electronics store that I love a lot. Being the technology geek that I am,  I really appreciate their huge selection of televisions, dvd's, computers, and pretty much any gadget one could want. 

Sony VaioI was in the market for a new laptop, when I saw a Sony Vaio, white model,  on sale for $699.00. To me, this was a great price. It had all of the specifications I was looking for, and was already marked down from $899.00. Upon arriving home and unpacking the laptop, I realized they had mistakenly given me the black model. I sealed it back up and returned it the next day to exchange it for the white one.  

The great folks at Best Buy realized that the laptop was now on sale as of Sunday (I had purchased it on a Saturday evening), so they offered me the new sale price of $549.00 which gave me a refund of $150. This was a great bargain and I was very pleased that they would honor the new sale price even though I had purchased it the day before. Had I known about Ebates at the time I would have received 1.0% Cash Back too!

Snapfish PhotobookSnapfish.com is a website that is great for people like myself, who love photos and preserving family memories. Being the family photographer/historian I've accumulated many great pictures over the years. Personalized gifts mean a lot to me as well as saving money, so when I ran across a deal that Snapfish.com was offering on their website for a FREE photo book, I was really excited. I had used their service before for getting digital prints and was quite pleased, so I started to design my book. 

My brothers, whom I raised, were moving to California to pursue their music career, and I wanted to make a very special gift for them. The process was very easy and allowed total personalization. The only cost that I incurred, was a shipping and handling charge of around $5.99 which is great for a $30 photo book! They really loved the gift and they will have it for many years to come. I loved getting 7.5% Cash Back.

So guys, don't forget to always be on the lookout for good bargains. I still to this day have a coupon that my mother apparently forgot to use many years ago, and I keep it as a constant reminder to NEVER pay full price for anything.


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September 8, 2010

The Poncho Is Back!
The poncho is back!

Yes you read that right, and no Ugly Betty is not behind the trend. Celebrities like Drew Barrymore, Jessica Simpson and Kate Hudson have caught on and you can too. Below are several options for trying this trend whether you jump on board or watch from deck.

Joie Cashmere PonchoThe Luxe Option
The Joie Celia Poncho Sweater is perfect for those wanting to harness this trend, bor those withheight impairment. Available at Shopbop you'll get 6.0% Cash Back. What to wear it with: This season's lace up oxfords and skinny cargos. JBrand makes a few great pairs also available at Shopbop.

 

 



ASOS PonchoThe Faux Poncho
This Poncho Shirt from ASOS is more of a top than a shawl but at $55 it's an inexpensive way to acheive the same drapey feel of a poncho. If it doesn't work it's just $55! What to wear it with: a shorter length means this will work with knee high boots and dark jeans. Shopping at Asos will get you 3.5% Cash Back.

 

 



Elizabeth and James PonchoThe Real Deal
Truly a city piece this poncho by Elizabeth and James is available at Bloomingdales and is in every sense of the word a real poncho. With a super long length and billowy cut this item can double as casual outerwear. What to wear it with: Depending on height this poncho could be paired platform heels or motorcycle boots. Shop it with 3.0% Cash Back.



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September 7, 2010

Ebates' very own Ben Wilkinson knows a thing or too about men's fashion. In celebration of Man Week, he's agreed to school the rest of us in dapper dressing.

At Ebates, we like to keep everything stylin' and profilin' by giving you the best deals from the top stores. On top of that we like to let you know what's hot and what's not when it comes to design and style and hopefully we'll help you save a few bucks while doing it. With that in mind, here are the top Fall fashion must-haves for all of our male readers.

BR SuitKeep your mystique with a dark Fall Suit. This Wool Suit from Banana Republic will keep you looking fresh and warm when the weather turns cold. You can get it for $325 with 2.0% Cash Back.



Robinson GinghamThis Robinson Gingham Shirt will go great with either a suit, trousers, or a nice pair of jeans. Match it with a tie to stay professional, or keep it untucked for a laid back look. You can get it for $69.50 plus 1.0% Cash Back at J.Crew.



Ted Baker SweaterKeep things colorful with this Cashmere Sweater from Ted Baker. Not only will it keep you warm, but it's so soft and comes in several color options. You can get it for $119.99 plus 3.5% Cash Back from Bluefly.


Kenneth Cole ShoesStart Fall of on the right foot by getting a pair of Kenneth Cole Reaction Dress Shoes. You can get them for $78.99 plus 5.0% Cash Back from Online Shoes.



Khaki TrenchFinally nothing says Fall like a stylish overcoat. This water-resistant Khaki Trench will look great rain or shine. Get it at Banana Republic for $225 plus 2.0% Cash Back.

So there you have it; a few simple items that can transform any man's wardrobe. Don't forget to check out Man Week for increased cash back and more cool savings.


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September 6, 2010

Shop Smarter With EbatesToday's guest blogger ForTheMommas dishes on her favorite stores to save money, and to conquer shopper's remorse!
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Back to School Clothes Shopping is my weakness. Each year I walk into stores and marvel at perfectly coordinated outfits topped with adorable backpacks and lunch bags, and I immediately think my son needs that. As I start to rationalize how cute he would look, the logical part of me knows he doesn't need sneakers that match his backpack, which match his baseball hat.

Last school year, I didn't win the battle with my irrational desire to match my son from head to toe. This year I am resisting temptation all together by doing all of my shopping online to help save money. This way nothing randomly ends up in my cart! Here are a few stores I save big at.

Gap.
I will be grabbing all the cute fall trends for kids at Gap has this Labor Day weekend, a great sale and 10.0% Cash Back cannot be beat.  

Piperlime.
A few new pairs of shoes and a whopping 15.0% Cash Back!

Old Navy.
This is where I get my basics- you know socks, jeans and t's to coordinate with the nicer pieces from Gap. 2.0% Cash Back is just a big bonus on top of their great prices.

Office Max.
Cannot forget the rest of the school supplies and 3.0% Cash Back for buying things you already need.

Happy Shopping!


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September 4, 2010

Nobody knows shoes like TheWorkingGirlsShoeCloset. As today's guest blogger she'll share her top picks from Piperlime. Shoe addicts take note! 

Shop PiperlimeI recently discovered the brand Rosegold and was immediately taken by their vintage/modern style. These Malo ankle booties get some serious style points because not only are they versatile, but they also feature several fun details. Matrix-esque straps add a bit of edge to any outfit, yet their streamlined silhouette looks polished and professional. I would pair these with black leggings or a dress.

As a city girl I was drawn to practical details like this boot's rubber sole. I refuse to accept that fashionistas have to suffer for comfort, and this boot offers serious grip on cracked sidewalks, subway grates, and impossible to walk on (ie; cobblestone) crosswalks. Available at Piperlime you'll get 15.0% Cash Back this Labor Day weekend. 

Marisela BootieThere's a part of me that misses back to school shopping. As an adult I channel this feeling by updating my wardrobe with key items like shoes to keep my look fashion forward. These Marisela Oxford Boots (as seen on SJP) are a perfect example. Done in this season's hottest color, these serve as a neutral base to any number of looks; one of my favorite being the skinny jeans/blazer combo. You could easily switch it up by going with a grey dress and grey tights for a monochromatic, minimalist chic look.

Aside from being simply darling, these boots have proven to be quite comfy.  They run one half size small so be sure to order a size up. Now you're ready to be crowned the queen bee of Hive and Honey!

Visit The Working Girl's Shoe Closet for more great stylish and comfortable shoes!


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September 3, 2010

Friday-Sales-Round-UpLet's begin with a rousing "yee ha" for a long weekend! As much as I love to spend my time shopping for amazing deals, I'll be glad to spend the weekend catching up on sleep and attending to things left behind - like my laundry. For those not consumed with chores, I give you this week's Friday Sales Round-Up. A list of this weekend's biggest sales. Enjoy and have a great Labor Day Weekend!

Save an additional 25% off sale and clearance at Shoes.com with code 25SALE. Plus 8.0% Cash Back.

Save an additional 20% at FamousFootwear. Buy One, Get One Half Off Sale with code LABOR20. Plus 9.0% Cash Back.

Save 30-60% on Windows, Furniture, Home Decor, Housewares, Bath & Rugs at JCPenney. Plus 3.0% Cash Back.

Save up to 65% on Labor Day Flight Deals at CheapOair plus get an extra $10 off. Code LABORDAY10. Plus 1.0% Cash Back.

Receive up to $300 in Mail-In-Rebates at AJ Madison. Plus 1.5% Cash Back.

Select Kids Apparel & Shoes - Extra 15% off + Free Shipping through this link at SmartBargains. Plus 3.5% Cash Back.

Big Brown Bag Sale: Save 20-40% on select merchandise in Women, Men, Kids, Shoes, Handbags and Jewelry & Accessories at Bloomingdales. Plus 6.0% Cash Back.

Extra 40% off new sale items in Contemporary Wear and Evening at Saks Fifth Avenue. Plus 2.5% Cash Back.

Get Free Shipping when you spend $50 or more at Gap with code: GAPSHIP50. Plus 10.0% Cash Back.

20% off $100+ order at The Sports Authority. Plus 1.5% Cash Back.


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September 2, 2010

Design-Wishlist
A bit of this and a bit of that would best describe my approach to design. My apartment is truly a study in high-low as I mix designer pieces with flea market finds to achieve a space that is unique to me. Here are just a few of the several items I am coveting at this very moment. Who knows tomorrow it could change completely. Shop them all in our Home and Garden category.

Thomas Paul Pillows from Burke Decor $100 with 6.0% Cash Back.

Ghost Chair from Barneys New York $133 with 2.5% Cash Back.

Hollywood Regency End Table from eBay $645 with 2.0% Cash Back.

Double Lotus Wardrobe from Horchow $1899 with 3.0% Cash Back.

Jonathan Adler Ceramic Jars from Barneys New York $165 with 2.5% Cash Back.

3-D Chandelier from Urban Outfitters $36 with 2.5% Cash Back.



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September 1, 2010

#frugalliving
For those who missed the last #frugalliving Twitter party, or simply got lost in the mix (it was crazy!) fret not - We're doing it again and with more pizazz as we celebrate National Coupon Month. Join Blogfrog and Ebates today from 4-5pm PST that's 7-8pm EST, for the #frugalliving Twitter party part deux. As the Frugal Living Community continues to evolve we're adding new Community Leaders with some serious shopping skills. For those who love to shop, swap coupons, and share their deal hunting secrets, this is the place to be. Of course like all Twitter parties we'll be giving away prizes, hosting trivia questions, and having a ball!

Join the party here, or if you haven't done so, be sure to check out Ebates on Twitter.

Join the Frugal Living Community and start shopping smarter!


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