November 2010 Archives

November 30, 2010


Men say shopping for women is tricky, but I think shopping for men is harder. Here's a few of our favorite gifts for him. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

1. Merino Wool Scarf $98 from Saks Fifth Avenue.

2. All-In-One Grooming Kit $22 from Kohls.

3. Meat Package Private Reserve Grilling Collection from Dean & Deluca.

4. Flannel Pajama Set $59 from Old Navy.

5. Craftsman Cordless Drill $139 from Sears.
6. Burberry Men's Holiday Fragrance Sampler $55 from Bloomingdales.


November 29, 2010


Back for more? So are we!

Today's deals are just as amazing as those on Black Friday. Today you'll find free shipping deals, exclusive coupons, and of course double cash back at hundreds of your favorite stores.

So whether you're at work, home, or still recovering from turkey, shop Cyber Monday with Ebates and get paid double cash back!


November 26, 2010


It's Black Friday!

Hard to believe right? Before we get into the maze of sales, deals, and double cash back, let's all take a deep breath, fix ourselves a turkey sandwich, and stay cozy in our flannel pajamas.

After all, there's no reason to panic, no reason to rush into 20 degree weather at 5am, and no reason to wrestle over the last toaster.

Why? Because you're an Ebates member that's why.

This Black Friday take a different approach and stay home. We'll pay you double cash back at hundreds of stores, plus give you the fast track to today's hottest sales.

So relax, shop, and save us some turkey!


November 25, 2010


Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you a day filled with friends, family, and cheer. And lots of food too!


P.S. - For those who want to get ahead of the game you can shop double cash back here.


November 24, 2010

Holiday StressBefore the holidays get the best of you (if they haven't already) take advice from today's guest blogger: Dr.Sinatra from Healthy Directions.

Fortify Your Body with "Anti-Stress" Vitamins

The holidays can be a time of stress and feeling overwhelmed. Many of us struggle with over packed schedules and family expectations. Thankfully, there are a number of natural measures you can take to help you reduce stress and even treat yourself during the holiday season. B vitamins are often called the "stress vitamins" because they're quickly depleted from your body during times of stress. That's because your body needs B vitamins to create the feel-good neurotransmitter serotonin. Plus, they give you the energy you need during times of stress (and shopping and cooking and wrapping and....).

Give Yourself the Gift of Massage

Massage is steeped in emotional benefits. The most obvious is its reduction of tension and stress. A brief massage can bring about a deep sense of peace and relaxation. In fact, some studies have found that massage can stimulate the production of chemicals such as serotonin, which are related to the body's innate relaxation response. In a word, massage makes you feel good.

Diffuse Your Stress with Exercise

One of the best antidotes for stress is physical activity. Exercise not only works the stress out of your muscles, it also stimulates your body's creation of feel-good endorphins.

A mile of walking--at any speed--burns as many calories as a mile of running, and I've rarely heard of people injuring muscles, ligaments, or joints while walking. I recommend walking every day for a minimum of 20 to 30 minutes. To really up the stress-busting benefits, walk with a friend. Sharing time with those you love is a wonderful part of the holidays, so why not walk off the stress together.

Look at the Glass as Half Full

Research has found that optimists are not only happier, they're also healthier, live longer, and recover from illnesses better than those with less cheery outlooks. One way to start each day on the right foot is to think about what you are grateful for. However, don't just rattle off a list. Really take the time to contemplate your feelings about each thing and internalize how each positive feature makes your life better.


Proper breathing is one way to reduce stress. The next time you feel stressed take a deep breath and sigh deeply. After several breaths, you should be aware of how much more you need to breathe and how much relief it offers you.

In short, offset the stress with the tips I've given you, and remember that, first and foremost, the holidays are a time of joy, gratitude, and love. This is by far the best gift you can give to yourself and your loved ones!


November 23, 2010


Sometimes when shopping for others, it's easiest to shop by price point. For those who need some assistance I bring you Gifts Under $100. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

1. Anthousa Home Collection Trio $85 from Saks Fifth Avenue.

2. Cuisinart Programmable Coffee Maker $ 78 from Sears.

3. Men's Cashmere Sweater $99 from Nordstrom.

4. Women's EMU Australia Sheepskin Boots $84 from

5. Sterling Silver Heart Necklace $99.99 from Kohls.

6. Men's Leather Lined Gloves $69 from Banana Republic.


November 22, 2010

Hello hello! This is Tiffany from I am Style-ish and I'm so excited to be guest blogging over here as I'm a huge fan of Ebates!

The Holidays are here and cocktail dresses are on my mind. They are my favorite Holiday party attire and to help you dress for the onslaught of party season I've gathered a few pretty picks from my favorite department store: Nordstrom. I'm probably biased because I live in Seattle where Nordstrom was first started, but I always find what I'm looking for, not to mention I'll get 5.0% Cash Back from Ebates.

Calvin Klein Satin DressCalvin Klein Satin Dress $158
How pretty is this purple? I love these kinds of dresses because they offer just the right amount of sexiness. This dress features a pleated sweetheart neckline, and a appropriate knee length. Add sheer black tights and dark embellished heels and your look is complete. Speaking of embellished...

Kenneth Cole DressKenneth Cole Sequin Tank Dress $129
Holidays are a fabulous time for sequins! I love this one because it's not too flashy. Add some black tights, heels and a pretty clutch and you're set for a dinner party! I should also mention the tank design is laid back enough to make this dress work for more than dinner parties. Try wedge heels and a heavy cardigan for a funky day look.

Now on to heels!

Badgley MischkaBadgley Mischka Bow Platform Pumps $200
If you read my blog you know that I have quite a love for sky high heels and I would never go to a party without the proper footwear. These Badgley Mischka pumps feature a 5 inch heel and a bow I can't get enough of. They would make the perfect addition to this season's neutral palette.

Hope all these get you all in the mood for some fun holiday parties!  Happy Shopping!

Come visit my blog to see my lookbooks, shoe collection and shopping picks!


November 19, 2010

Friday-Sales-Round-UpWell here we are, one week until Black Friday. If like me, you're still racking up a list of things to buy then this week's sales are just for you. Why? Well because we've got some of the biggest savings and discounts since, well, Black Friday. Until the madness begins, sit back, relax, and earn that cash back!

Save 15% off your purchase of $100+ at Kohls with code: SV15EBTS at checkout. Plus 4.0% Cash Back.

Friends and Family Sale -30% off entire purchase + free shipping on orders of $100 or more at Ann Taylor with code: FRIENDSAF at checkout. Plus 6.0% Cash Back.

Save $20 off $75+ or $50 off $150+ order & Free Shipping through this link at Lands End. Code FROST & PIN 4397. Plus 6.0% Cash Back.

Friends and Family Sale - Save 30% off any order at French Connection. Code FF2010. Plus 2.5% Cash Back.

Save $10 off $50+ or $15 off $75+ order at JCPenney. Code GRAVY4U. Plus 6.0% Cash Back.

Mega Cash Back Increase - Save $20 off & Free Shipping on $60+ order at Yves Rocher. Code 20OFF60. Plus 30.0% Cash Back!

Save $20 off $100+ order at Lillian Vernon. Code 000770000. Plus 4.0% Cash Back.


November 18, 2010

As The Coupon Diva, I have become known for helping people save money, and telling people about Ebates is how I save them the most. Of course I'm always on the hunt for the best coupons, and Ebates makes this a cinch.

Bath and Body WorksThis holiday season there are going to be a ton of great deals to be had, and some of my favorites are from Bath and Body Works. When prepping my home for upcoming holiday guests, I shop Bath and Body works for everything from air fresheners to hand soap. Of course they also offer great gift ideas too. My personal favorite is the Japanese Cherry Blossom Gift Set.

Whether your shopping for gifts or prepping for family gatherings, here are some of my favorite deals going on at Bath and Body Works. Of course by shopping with Ebates you'll enjoy earning 3.0% Cash Back on top of these great deals.

4 for $20 or 6 for $24 Mix & Match Home Fragrance

3 for $10 Travel-Size Body Care and

Buy a Robe Get Slippers Free.

Happy Holidays!


November 17, 2010

There are stores you love, and there are stores you love. ModCloth is of the latter and when they joined the Ebates team there was a collective yes! by the women of Ebates. We're trying to get the guys as excited but it's proving a bit more difficult. Shopping for yourself may be a back burner occasion during the holidays, but keep in mind ModCloth is more than a site from which you can re-imagine your wardrobe on a budget, It's also a one stop shop for gifts. From home items to clothing and accessories there's plenty of reasons to shop this site.

Here are my reasons


November 16, 2010

Hey Everyone,

You may remember a post I did a little bit ago for Ebates featuring a Jessica Simpson look for less. In addition to my The Looks For Less blog, I also have a website that "feeds" my addiction for cooking and baking. My sister Lauren is also addicted to food and photography, so we decided to document our recipe exchange in a blog appropriately titled In Her Kitchen


The recipe I decided to share with you all is the dessert that inspired the blog - my sister's famous (amongst my friends) Fruit & Nutella Pastry Cups. She came up with the recipe after we had dessert crepes together at a local French restaurant. Hope you will try it out and if you do, please let us know what you think. If you're not a baker-extraordinaire fret not, Ebates has numerous gourmet stores that sell delectable treats.



  • 1 Pepperidge Farm puff pastry sheet
  • 9 tb. Nutella hazelnut spread
  • 8 oz strawberries
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 tb. confectioners sugar
  • 1 can whip cream
  • 9 tb. chocolate sauce
  • Hazelnut (optional)


  1. Cut one sheet of nearly room temperature pastry dough into 9 squares (3 x 3). I use a pizza cutter, which seems to work best.
  2. Stretch each square out just enough to fit into an ungreased muffin tin. Fold the corners that are exposed into the tin and press until evenly covering the inside of the tin. Repeat for remaining squares. Bake for about 10-15 minutes at 350 until lightly golden brown.
  3. While pastry is baking, cut bananas and strawberries into bite sized chunks. Lightly coat with confectioners sugar to give a bit more sweetness to the fresh fruit.
  4. Remove the pastry from the oven when it is a light golden brown. It will puff up filling the inside of each muffin tin. While it is still warm, press gently around the inside with a spoon to open up each pastry forming a "pastry cup". Remove muffin tin from oven, and while still warm, press a spoon into each pastry to open them up. Spread a spoon full of Nutella into each pastry and spread evenly around the inside of the pastry.
  5. Also while still warm, spread the Nutella into the inside of the pastry cups. It is much easier to spread when the warm pastry melts the Nutella.
  6. Top each pastry with a heaping spoonful of the banana and strawberry mixture, a swirl of whip cream, a drizzle of chocolate sauce, and a shaving of hazelnut (optional).
This is my favorite desert, all time ever! Pastry, fruit and Nutella go so well together, and you feel as though it's somewhat healthy with the fruit, hahah.

Please visit our blog, for more recipes and tons of pics documenting each recipes' directions.  You can also follow us on Twitter at @InHerKitchen and like us on Facebook.  Hope to hear from you!


November 15, 2010


Shop these gifts with cash back! It's Holiday 2010 at Ebates!

1.Exclusive Ebates Gift Set $35.

2. Cashmere Scarf from Bluefly $63.

3. Hunter Rain Boots from Nordstrom $125.

4. BlockBuster Palette from Sephora $48.

5. Martha Stewart Collection Cookware from Macys $99.

6. Diamond Stud Earrings from JCPenney $119.

7. HTC Phone from Ebates Wireless Store $149.

8. Marc By Marc Jacobs Lola Gift Set from Bloomingdales $80

9. Micro Fleece Pajama Pants from Old Navy $10.


November 12, 2010

Friday-Sales-Round-UpThis week has flown, literally. I'm in disbelief that today is Friday, but seeing that tomorrow is Saturday, I can't complain. This week has been filled with amazing sales and I can't wait to share them with you. From Friends and Family Sales to free shipping and more, there are plenty of ways to save this weekend. So before the holidays have you spending on everyone else, take a minute to treat yourself.

Save 20% off Cold Weather essentials at Shopbop with code WARMUP20. Plus 6.0% Cash Back.

Family & Friends - 30% off Everything, plus Free Shipping on $50+ order through this link at Lands End. Plus 6.0% Cash Back.

New Customers - $40 off $200+ order at Bluefly. Code AFF40. Plus 3.5% Cash Back!

Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale for Women & Kids - Save on Apparel, Shoes, Accessories and more. Plus 5.0% Cash Back.

Save 15% off $150, 20% off $250 or 25% off $350 Regular Priced orders at bebe. Plus 3.0% Cash Back!

Save an extra 25% off Select Fall Boots at Endless. Plus 7.5% Cash Back.

Save 20% during Friends & Family Event through this link at Cherry Moon Farms. Plus 6.0% Cash Back.

Save 30% off any $75+ Kung Zhu or Zhu Zhu Pets purchase at Toys R Us. Plus 2.0% Cash Back.


November 11, 2010

Today's guest blogger is Lindsey from Stila Cosmetics. As a beauty guru she knows how to shop for that perfect gift, and get cash back from Ebates!

We've all been there - crunch time on Christmas Eve in search for the perfect gift for that special someone. If you're like most of us, selecting the perfect gift isn't an easy task - especially when you're shopping for women. Perhaps she owns everything already. Maybe she's picky. Or is it possible that you struggle to make up your mind? At stila, we like to make it easy for shoppers during the holidays, and many people are already lining up for some of our must-have gift items for the season. Plus you'll get 6.0% Cash Back by shopping with Ebates.

Color Wheel Eye ShadowColor Wheel Eye Shadow Palette

This palette is a beautiful take on the ever-popular blockbuster palettes available during the holiday season. It combines the ingenuity of the color wheel with a pro artist lookbook, ensuring that every person will be able to use all 37 shades. Plus, stila created a "get the look" iPhone app to further help customers use their color wheel. All of this for only $38 - a bargain during the holidays.

Creme BouquetCrème Bouquet Roller Ball

Stila fans all over the world love this soft floral scent. It smells good on anyone and is the perfect stocking stuffer/purse must-have. Every woman needs a crème bouquet roller ball in her handbag to ensure she smells great always.

Lip Glaze SetHoliday Lip Glaze Collection

Stila's most popular gift set is back again this holiday and it's better than ever. 8 lip glazes for $25! Each gloss has 50% more gloss than our previous sets! That's a whole lot of lip glaze for your loved ones. A deal like this is hard to pass up!

Those are just a few of our favorite gift choices. Still not sure? Maybe we can entice you to try stila with an exclusive coupon for new customers only. Save 20% with code STILAAF from now until the end of the year. Which as you already know, isn't that far away!

Don't forget Stila has created an exclusive Gift Basket availble to Ebates members only! Shop it here.


November 10, 2010

As much as East Coasters complain about the cold, deep down we can't live without it. Although I moved to California nearly a decade ago, I still long for those cold nights when the air smells like snow and nothing feels as good as wrapping yourself in a sweater.

Here are my top picks for sweaters. They're all available with cash back when you shop through Ebates.

Slouchy Neutrals
Cropped Sweater from Urban Outfitters $58
Elizabeth and James Belinda Sweater $177 and Belted Sweater $237 from Saks Fifth Avenue.

Fair Isle
Fair Aisle
Vince Motif Sweater from Shopbop $345
Away In The Rockies Cardigan from ModCloth $89.99
Fair Isle Wrap Cardigan from Old Navy $34.50

Mohair Sweater from American Eagle Outfitters $49.50
Joie Cashmere Stripped Sweater from Bloomingdales $234
Cece Cashmere Sweater from Bluefly $127,


November 9, 2010

November HolidayThis is me (not literally, I don't moonlight as a model) puzzled and pondering. What am I so curious about? The weather! Is it an Indian Summer, or Fall? Winter or Spring? San Francisco weather can't seem to make up it's mind and my wardrobe is suffering. My apartment too, as I pulled out my cold weather items only to leave them stranded in a corner gathering dust. To the rescue is Bloomingdales and they're Friends and Family sale.

Now I can stock up on items to get me through the chaos and with 3.0% Cash Back.

Wilderness BlazerA transitioning season means versatility is required and this Wilderness Blazer by Elizabeth and James is just the thing I need. When the temperature drops I can wear this as a coat and make use of the additional layer. When the weather is warmer than usual I can remove the blazer and simply wear the vest paired over my favorite knits. Now 40% off, I'll save an extra 20% by using code FFSAVE.

Of course there are other items that make inconsistent weather more enjoyable, but that's another blog.


November 8, 2010

Christmas ShoppingIt's beginning to look a lot like....THE HOLIDAYS!  Does hearing that phrase scare you? Does it send you into a panic over your holiday gift shopping list?  At one point in my life this was the case for me. As I have become more frugal, however, holiday shopping has become a bit exciting. I'm here to help you stay calm, earn cash back, and most of all shop smart!

Here are my tips for a frugal Holiday Season

1. Keep An Open Mind - One of my biggest pieces of advice for holiday shopping, is to shop throughout the year. This is especially true during the tail end of the holiday season, when retailers want to get merchandise out of their store.

Sales2. Shop With Help - By shopping sales and using coupons, you're able to combine double savings and walk away with rock bottom prices. 

3. Know Your Store - Ask retailers if the price dips below what you pay, what is their policy on this situation? Many stores have a 30 day policy allowing you to get the lowest price of the month. Equally important is to know the average price. If you are looking for a gaming system, research what it retails for. This will let you know when you see a great price.

CyberMonday4. Shop From Home - The best time of the season to shop is right after Thanksgiving and just into the start of December. The incredible sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday means you can score amazing deals and get cash back from Ebates! I personally appreciate shopping online and not having to leave my home or fight the crowds.

5. Shop With A Purpose - Most importantly, during the holiday season shop smart. Make a list of who you need to buy for, and set a price for each of those individuals. Holiday shopping is not a time to break the bank, but rather a time to celebrate and enjoy the ones you love.

Happy shopping!

Ashley Nuzzo is the CEO of Frugal Coupon Living, where she blogs full-time finding deals both online and in the stores. She has been featured on Dr. Phil and in US News and World Report as well as The Washington Post.


November 5, 2010

Friday-SalesIt's been a crazy week here in San Francisco. Between the Giants winning the World Series and unseasonal temperatures, people are bubbling over with excitement. I am too as November marks the first part of a two month cash back bonanza. Just in time for the holidays, Ebates is doubling cash back at your favorite stores. Here's a small sampling of the deals to be found. Enjoy!

Stila Cosmetics - Exclusive Ebates Holiday Set - $35 (a $72 Value!). Set includes Backstage Eye Shadow Palette, Lip Glaze in Brown Sugar, Smudge Pot in Black. Plus 6.0% Cash Back!

NORDSTROM Half-Yearly Sale for Women & Kids. New markdowns on your favorite brands in apparel, shoes and more! Plus 5.0% Cash Back!

Start the holiday season off right! Enjoy 15% off all orders with code: ebates15 at checkout! Plus 7.0% Cash Back!

Free Ground Shipping on $60+ order at The Body Shop. Plus 10.0% Cash Back!

Save $10 off $50+, $15 off $75+ or $20 off $100+ order at JCPenney. Code Pumpkin. Plus 6.0% Cash Back!

Take 15% off any one item at Barnes and Noble. Code V7F4R9F (Exclusions apply) Plus 8.0% Cash Back!

Save 20% off 2 full-price items, 30% off 3 or more full-price items at Ann Taylor with code: SHOPANN at checkout! Plus 6.0% Cash Back!

Enjoy $5 shipping on $75+ order at DisneyStore. Code SHIPTODAY. Plus 7.0% Cash Back!

Enjoy Free Shipping with Site to Store in Home at Walmart. Plus 2.0% Cash Back!

Online Only! Extra $10 off $100 Toy order at Sears. Code S10OFF100TOYS11. Plus 4.0% Cash Back!


November 4, 2010

LoveMaeganWhat I'm Wearing
-Cynthia Steffe floral print silk dress from GILT.
-Vintage leopard print blouse worn under.
-Sweater vest/cardigan from Alloy.
-Vintage black belt with gold buckle.
-Vintage gold necklace & gold hoop earrings.
-American Apparel Shiny Stirrup Tights.
-Calvin Klein snakeskin pumps.
-Tom Ford cat eye {anouk} sunglasses.
-Vintage Gucci bag from eBay {years ago}.

As a lover of all things fashion, over-the-top, and fabulous, print mixing falls directly into all three of those categories, yet is one of the more difficult trends to master. Wearing a bold leopard print blouse under a bold abstract floral print dress is well, a bold move, but there are more subtle ways you can mix prints. While I find leopard fairly easy to mix with any print, you may want to start with something simpler like stripes and polka-dots, or stripes and a small floral print. Combining similar color schemes is an easy approach as is matching the print intensity. I've chosen the open sweater vest in solid black to break up and differentiate my prints a bit here, but if you notice, they have a similar intensity and look to them. So what are you waiting for? Go check in your closet and pull all your prints out and hold them up to each other. I bet you can find something that works. Don't be shy!

To see more of my daily outfits, my DIYs, and my home, go to LoveMaegan.


November 3, 2010

On the RecessionistaParty blog, every Wednesday we ask our readers who wore it best. It provides some inspiration (and maybe some rules for fashion no-no's as well.)
I am so excited to ask you Who Wore it Best today! So without further delay, I bring you, the trench coat. A Fall favorite that can be functional for both rainy days and bold fashion statements. While Katie, Kristen and Jessica probably spent small fortunes on their trench coats, the savvy Recessionista knows that you don't have to spend a million bucks to look like a million bucks. Stay on the lookout for a good deal on a classy trench coat and in the meantime.....

Who Wore It Best?

Speaking of good deals check out these options below!

Hawke Trench CoatHawke British Trench Coat $119 from Bluefly.

Old Navy TrenchWomen's Wool-Bend Trench Coat $69.50 from Old Navy.


November 2, 2010

Holiday iPad Giveaway
Want an iPad? For free? Join the club! Or contest as we should say.

We're throwing our biggest contest yet, and winning is a cinch. All you have to do is join us on Facebook and Twitter. On December 20th we'll choose a winner at random. It's that easy!

So why are we doing this you may ask? Have we lost our minds? No! We're simply looking to reward one lucky fan. A person who is such a savvy shopper that they know in order to get the latest and greatest deals, they need to join us on Facebook and Twitter.

By joining us you'll be kept up to date on the best coupons, latest sales, and our cash back increases. The rewards are endless but with an iPad up for grabs the rewards just became priceless!

Twitter followers get an extra bonus as we give away one prize a week to a random follower. Simply follow @Ebates and you could win.

Winning is simple! Don't hesitate join us today!


November 1, 2010

Rainy Dy Fashion
When the weather isn't cooperating there are two options for coping; the first is to lament and show the world how disgruntled you are by wearing dark and dreary clothing. The second option is to say c'est la vie, rain happens, and it's not going to put a damper on my day. Before I turn into an over enthusiastic life coach, I'll get to the good stuff. Shopping!

Hello Kitty Umbrella from Sears.
Lilliana Lace Dress from Bloomingdales.
DVF Trench Coat and Burberry Cashmere Scarf from Saks Fifth Avenue.
Hunter Boots from Piperlime.
Falke Tights from Shopbop.
Tocca Perfume from Sephora.


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