May 2011 Archives

May 31, 2011

Father's Day is around the corner, and here at Ebates we know getting Dad the perfect gift is a no brainer. We also know that earning cash back is a no brainer too, so we've created our Father's Day Bash filled with double cash back at Dad's favorite stores. This year, skip the tie and get hip with double cash back!

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May 30, 2011

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Wishing you and your loved ones a happy and memorable day!



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May 27, 2011

Friday-Sales-Round-UpThere are weeks that have great sales, and weeks that have great sales. This being the kick off to Memorial Day, you can imagine what goodies I have in store. Below are just a small helping of the jaw dropping sales going on right now. I'm already shopping as we speak. Enjoy!




Free Shipping on $75+ order at Kohls. Code SUPER75. Plus 2.0% Cash Back.

Spring Clearance Sale: Books from $1.99 & up, plus Get Deals on DVD, Toys, Music, & more at Barnes and Noble. Plus 4.0% Cash Back.

Save 30-50% on cool Women's Swimwear styles at JCPenney. Plus 2.0% Cash Back.

FREE 9-Piece Beauty Gift plus FREE Shipping with ANY $40 order from Elizabeth Arden. Enter code EBATES9 at checkout. Hurry! Plus 5.0% Cash Back.

Warehouse Clearance Event - Up to 50% off at Disney Store. Plus 5.0% Cash Back.

20% off any one item at ULTA Beauty. Code 64450 (Exclusions Apply) Plus 5.0% Cash Back.

Up to 60% off Sale items at Old Navy. Plus 2.0% Cash Back.

Club Wedd Event - 10-25% off Home Decor, Kitchen & Housewares and Bed & Bath at Target. Plus 3.0% Cash Back.


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May 26, 2011

fruitypinklemonadeToday's guest blog is from Arlene at Flour On My Face. Enjoy this and other recipes from our new favorite foodie blog, and be sure to catch Arlene and other savvy bloggers in our Savvy Living Community.

Memorial Day weekend is the kick off of Summer, and millions of people around the country will be celebrating with back yard bbq's.What better way to round out your celebration and quench your thirst then with an ice-cold refreshing glass of a fruity pink lemonade. Here is an easy to prepare recipe for a delicious Summer time drink that is easy to make and guaranteed to please a crowd.

 Ingredients

 1 can frozen pink lemonade

1/2 cup to 1 cup of fresh or frozen blackberries or raspberries

1 lemon and 1 lime, sliced thinly

Makes a bit more then a half gallon pitcher.

Directions

You can use blackberries or raspberries or do a combination of both. Today I used blackberries.

Pour the frozen pink lemonade concentrate into your pitcher. Add water per directions on the can. The brand I used today called for 4 1/2 cans of water.

Stir.

Add a 1/2 cup to a 1 cup of berries to the pitcher. You could even add more. It really depends on your own tastes when it comes to adding the berries!

Chill in the fridge until ready to serve.

Right before serving slice your lemon and lime into thin slices and add to the pitcher. Or do like I do and make lemon/lime ice cubes. Simply add a slice to a cupcake mold, then add water and freeze. Before serving, add them to the lemonade for an extra kick.

Serve in a tall glass and garnish with a wedge of lime.

Enjoy!


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May 25, 2011

Right on the heels of Sun and Fun comes Memorial Day, the official start to Summer. Because we here at Ebates love any reason to have a party, we're giving you double cash back at twelve (yes, I said twelve) amazing stores. What's more to say, than have fun earning extra cash!
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May 24, 2011

facebookprofileHave you liked Ebates on Facebook? If not, you're missing out! By joining us on Facebook, you'll stay connected to the latest coupons and giveaways exclusive to our fans. Speaking of exclusive, check out our latest giveaway- a $250 Philosophy Gift Bag. Only Facebook fans were eligible to win! Until the next giveaway, be sure to like us for Daily Doubles, sales, and all the awesomeness of Ebates!

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May 23, 2011

Let's talk about how fun Summer shopping is. The colors, airy fabrics, and peace of mind that comes from knowing you won't freeze your behind off. Yes, Summer shopping is always a fun treat, and below are just a few of my can't-miss items.
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These Espadrilles from Eddie Bauer go from beach to street with ease.

A Straw Tote is always a must, especially when it comes with double cash back from Macys.

After years of sun worship, I'm starting to see the damaging results. I'll keep it from getting worse with this Avon SPF that protects and heals.

This Slouchy Pant from Piperlime goes great with t-shirts, beach tunics, and Summer linens.

By now you all know about my love (more like addiction) to J.Crew. This Straw Hat and Stripped Sweater only exacerbates the situation.

Summer jewelry should be fun and simple. This Anchor Ring from Shopbop is just that.



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May 20, 2011

Friday-Sales-Round-UpThis week's Friday Sales Round Up has no theme. Instead, I've pulled the best deals regardless of genre, and hand served them to you. Enjoy and happy shopping!







Enjoy 25% off any full-price order of $150 or more at anntaylor.com. Use code EBATES25. Plus 2.5% Cash Back.

Get Free Shipping on Orders Over $100! Enter Code: EBATES100 at WorldMarket.com! Plus 4.0% Cash Back.

Save $10 off $60 or more at Beauty.com (Some brands excluded.) Plus 6.0% Cash Back.

Save up to 25% off select items at Puritan's Pride. Plus 5.0% Cash Back.

Take 10% off & Free Shipping on any order at Shoes.com. Code SUNSHINE (Exclusions Apply). Plus 8.0% Cash Back.

Hotel Freebies - Discounts, Free Nights, Upgrades, Extras & more on Priceline. Plus 1.0 - 4.5% Cash Back.

Save up to 25% on your next rental at Budget off-airport locations at Budget Rent-A-Car. Plus 3.0% Cash Back.

Great Gifts for Little Grads! 25% off Hundreds of Toys & Games on Barnes and Noble. Plus 4.0% Cash Back.


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May 19, 2011

family_vacationToday's guest blogger is Saving With Amy. In the spirit of Sun and Fun Week, she gives her tips on how to plan your best family vacation yet!
As the days begin to get longer and warmer weather sets in, most families set out to enjoy a break for fun in the sun. Vacation can be very costly, but there are things that you can do to make it less of a blow to your wallet.

Save your change. While this may seem small, change adds up! Before you know it, you may just have spending money for your trip.

Have a yard sale. That clutter in the attic that you've been meaning to get rid of could pay for your gas!

Research. Check coupons for dining out or entertainment in the area you're going to visit. You might just find better discounts before you get there.

Make a budget. Know how much you are going to spend before you leave. Make a budget that you can stick to that includes your meals, entertainment, housing, gas, and souvenirs.

Stay in a condo, cabin, or house. The weekly rate on one of these is usually cheaper than a hotel. Plus they usually contain a kitchen where you can make your own meals to save even more!

Buy gas in the bigger cities. Outer lying cities tend to have higher prices, so sure to fill up your tank when driving through larger metropolitan areas.




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May 18, 2011

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Just saying Sun and Fun Week, puts a smile on my face. And why not? Nothing is more exciting than enjoying (or in my case planning for) warmer days. In the spirit of this, Ebates has doubled cash back at Victoria's Secret. drugstore, Avon, and more. So, take my advice and stock up on Summer essentials, whether it's SPF 50, or a cute new pair of espadrilles.

As we like to say, Summer Lovin', double cash back!




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May 16, 2011

coupons_imageWhen Ebates.com announced they were adding Canadian stores to the list I was beyond excited. I've always loved the Ebates deals available through American blogs, and I'm thrilled the same benefits are available to Canadian online shoppers as well.

In the spirit of this, I wanted to list the major reasons why Canadians should sign up for Ebates.com.

Canadians Stores.


There are more than 1,200 stores available on Ebates including popular Canadian retailers, Roots, Dell, The Source, Home Depot, Gap, and Groupon. I have been an Ebates user for over a month now and have received cash back on electronics, travel, and entertainment purchases.

Free Membership.

The free membership allows consumers to shop online at their favorite Canadian retailer while earning a percentage of every purchase they make. Ebates will give you a payment quarterly with a check or through PayPal. You even receive $5 for free when you make your first purchase.

Tell-A-Friend Bonuses.

Ebates pays you $5 for every friend you refer. Not only that but they have amazing bonuses including if you refer 250 people, you get a dream vacation or $3,000.

Easy Cash Back.

The whole process is so easy. Unlike most rebates where you need to fill out a form and attach postage with your receipt, Ebates has no forms to fill out.

Coupon codes

Ebates has thousands of coupon codes, including those available through Canadian retailers. Just click on the code and it gets applied to your purchase!


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May 13, 2011

12bdayIt's Ebates 12th birthday, and by now I'm sure you're aware of the over 100 stores offering 12.0% Cash Back, or higher! Since this week is all about the cash back, I thought I'd highlight my favorite stores and their cash back increases. If you were waiting for those shoes to go on sale, no need! With the extra money, you can buy them and have money left over! Oh, and to celebrate we're giving away $1200! Find out more here.

This week enjoy

DSW   Was 4.0% Now 12.0% Cash Back.

Elizabeth Arden  Was 5.0% Now 12.0% Cash Back.

Gap  Was 2.0% Now 12.0% Cash Back.

JCPenney Was 3.0% Now 12.0% Cash Back.

Netflix Was $10 Now $12 Cash Back.

Petco Was 6.0% Now 12.0% Cash Back.

Sephora Was 4.0% Now 12.0% Cash Back.

Shoes.com Was 8.0% Now 12.0% Cash Back.

Under Armour Was 6.0% Now 12.0% Cash Back.


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May 12, 2011

Ah May; my birthday month, Ebates birthday month, and honestly, the best month of the year. Yup, May has it all, from better weather, to Summer's kick-off weekend. If there's one thing I love more than May, it's the amazing items to be found in May. From Summer items to late Spring sale digs, I've got my eye on quiet a few pieces this month.
May Must Haves
Here's what I'm craving this month.

Uncommon Jewelry from Saks Fifth Avenue.

Chic Sandals from J.Crew.

Not-so-boring Canvas Totes from Shopbop.

Comfy T-shirts from Barneys New York.

Straw Bags from Shopbop.

The season's hottest Boots from Urban Outfitters.

Sleek Sunglasses from Saks Fifth Avenue.

Affordable Maxi Dresses from Piperlime.

Cropped Sweaters from J.Crew.


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May 11, 2011

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Celebrate Ebates birthday with philosophy!

philosophy is a lifestyle brand that celebrates feeling well and living joyously. Endorsed by doctors, celebrities, and (more importantly) our customers, philosophy wants to inspire you to live a better life by being better to yourselves.

In the spirit of this, Philosophy has joined with Ebates to host a giveaway too good to miss! From now until May 17th, 4 lucky winners will receive a Philosophy Gift Bag valued at $250. How can you win? Easy! Simply like us on Facebook, and you're in the running!

Philosophy products are the perfect treat, whether it's our best selling fragrance, Amazing Grace, our #1 skin care regiment, Miracle Worker, or one of our popular cosmetics and lipsticks.

Right now enjoy Free Shipping on all orders over $50 and 5.0% Cash Back from philosophy.com. Shop today!



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May 10, 2011

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It's our 12th Birthday and we're giving away $1200 dollars to celebrate! Join us on Facebook as we give out prizes to lucky fans. Why? It's our way of saying thank you for 12 great years!

Not a fan? Be sure to "Like" us on Facebook, and you'll be automatically entered to win $1200, plus other amazing prizes. We hand out the best deals to those who like us, including exclusive giveaways just like this.

Join our Facebook Family here and good luck! 



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May 9, 2011

Today's guest blogger is Brenda Watson. Brenda is the ReNew Life founder, and is among the foremost authorities in America today on natural digestive support, detoxification and internal cleansing. Today ReNew Life is featured in the Ebates Daily Double. For one day only, you will receive 12.0% Cash Back in addition to 10% off all products on the site. You also get free shipping on all orders over $50!

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What should you look for when choosing an effective probiotic supplement?  The four main points to consider that I discuss in my PBS show are as follows:  

Look for high culture count.  

The culture count refers to the total amount of live, friendly bacterial cultures in a single serving. You need a least 15 billion cultures to begin to make an impact on your health--often more depending upon age or health-related concern.  

Check out the number of strains.

There are over 1,000 strains of beneficial bacteria in the gut.  Probiotics with a variety of strains most closely resembles the diversity that naturally exists in the gut. It's important to get a variety of strains because each person's body has a different bacterial footprint and utilizes some bacterial strains better than others.  

Make sure the capsule is designed for delayed release.

Probiotics must travel through the harsh stomach environment and be delivered to the intestines to be effective. Delayed-release capsules are engineered to remain intact through the stomach and begin dissolving in the intestine, where they are needed most.

Look for potency at time of expiration, not manufacture.  

Any probiotic is fresh when manufactured, but very few remain at full strength through their expiration date. A probiotic supplement, with the right amount of cultures and strains, can help promote digestive health, and strengthen the body's natural immune defenses. 

Get your savings today and live clean!

Yours in Health,

Brenda Watson


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May 6, 2011

Friday-Sales-Round-UpAnother Friday has come and as always, it's time for another Friday Sales Round Up. This week I'm more excited than usual, only because May is my birthday month, and considering how much I plan on spoiling myself, the extra savings will come in handy. Also adding to the excitement is my Big Fat Check, which will arrive by the 15th. It's like the heavens telling me "It's OK, buy those shoes".

Additional 25% off Sale Styles at Ann Taylor. Code EXTRA25. Plus 2.5% Cash Back.

15% Off Kohls.com Orders More than $100 using Promo Code: UR15SAVINGS. Plus 4.0% Cash Back.

Save $10 off $60 or more at Beauty.com (Some brands excluded) Plus 6.0% Cash Back.

Shop Lands End Overstocks and save up to 65%.Plus 3.0% Cash Back.

Save 20% off $250+ order at BedBathStore.com. Code SPRING2011. Plus 6.0% Cash Back.

Use code ESAVE15 to save 15% off at Shoes.com with Free Shipping, exclusions apply. Plus 8.0% Cash Back.

Free Shipping on $75+ order at Disney Store. Code SHIPTODAY. Plus 5.0% Cash Back.

Enjoy Hotel Freebies - Discounts, Free Nights, Upgrades, Extras & more on Priceline.com. Plus 1.0 - 4.5% Cash Back.

Save 15% on Budget Weekly Car Rentals at RentalCars.com. Plus 4.0% Cash Back.


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May 5, 2011

savvylivechatThe Savvy Living Community has officially launched, and to kick off the festivities we're holding our biggest live chat yet! Ok, so maybe we say that every time, but with $1500 in prizes, we can't think of a single reason to miss out!

Joining Ebates in the fun will be our new Community Leaders who we're thrilled to announce. These leaders will be adding a fresh spin by adding more discussions in a range of topics. With a brand spanking new group of bloggers, prizes, and a sponsored discussion, this is sure to be our biggest event yet!

 
What To Expect

--Giveaways/Contests
--Live Chats
--Discussions
--Deal Swapping
--More Savvy Bloggers than ever before!

Join the fun and get savvy!



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May 4, 2011

Who is the most beautiful woman you know?

I bet most of you thought, "My mother." Not only is she radiant, but much of her beauty lies in the way she's raised us to conquer life's challenges and enjoy its rewards.

Mother's Day is when we show the mothers in our lives just how special they are. What better way to express that than with the luxurious gift of beauty? We've picked our most indulgent, yet practical beauty gifts that will make any mother feel as beautiful as we know she is. Plus, tell us about the most beautiful woman you know, and you could win a gift basket of Elizabeth Arden Beauty Products valued at over $350!

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If you've watched your mom getting ready to go out, I'm sure you can still recall the scent of the perfume she wore. Pretty Elizabeth Arden captures that emotion and is perfect for day or night. It is a charming, floral, fragrance and the perfect last touch to her beauty routine.

For the busy mother on the go, the Ceramide Gold Capsules Deluxe Set is the best Mother's Day gift. It includes our Ceramide Gold Capsules, little "miracle workers" that are extremely portable and can be applied at any point during the day - even over makeup - for an extra boost of radiance. This comes packed in a quilted gold bag with three travel-size creams and is ready to gift!

Lipstick is a wonderful accessory and an affordable gift. New Ceramide Ultra Lipstick not only comes in 18 shades, from subtle to bold, but it is shown to last for hours, which is important for a busy mom! When she pulls this gorgeous, golden case from her pocket or purse, she'll be sure to feel absolutely beautiful.

Shop now on ElizabethArden.com and you'll also get 10.0% Cash Back and a free 16-Piece Beauty Bag with your $50 purchase when you use code EBATESMOM.




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May 3, 2011

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Mother's Day is just 6 days away, and if you haven't purchased a gift, time is running out! Luckily there are countless Ebates stores offering rush delivery so you stay on Mom's good graces, and we can give you cash back. Enjoy our next installment of gift guides: gifts under $25.

1. I love this Hand Stamped Necklace from Dogeared Jewels and Gifts.

2.  This is the ultimate Makeup Kit for moms on the go and it's available at Kohls.

3. Now Mom can spa any day with this Spa Gift Set from The Body Shop.

4. Godiva now makes ice cream. This needs no sales pitch!

5. A journal for baby's first year is the perfect gift for moms to be. It's available at Diapers.com

6. Carry loved with you at all times with this personalized travel mug from Kodak Gallery.



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May 2, 2011

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The fun starts today! Be sure to stay tuned all week as we host giveaways, Live Chats, and a week's worth of fun! Get Savvy with Ebates!


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