September 2011 Archives

September 30, 2011

It's an exciting day at!  For two days only (today is the last day!), we are offering certificates at a discount of 90% off.  That means you can purchase a $25 certificate to the restaurant of your choice for $1, or stock up on $100 certificates - which normally cost $40 - for just $4!


In addition to the $25 and $100 certificates, this deal applies to all gift certificate denominations offered on, which includes $10, $50 and $75.

Why would we do this, you might ask?  We aim to provide our customers with full stomachs, great savings and the ability to create lasting memories via dining experiences. This exciting, exclusive promotion is to push that into overdrive for a brief and exciting period of time, so don't miss out on this incredible opportunity before it expires tonight!


September 29, 2011

If you weren't one of the lucky few able to scoop up some of the Missoni for Target products, don't fret! There are plenty of products that can zig and zag their way into your wardrobe, plus you will get Cash Back on all your purchases.
6. Round Floor Pillow from Linens n Things

1. Big Buddha Zig Zag Hobo from Irv's Luggage Warehouse

2. Coal Zig Zag Beenie from Pro Board Shop

3. Zig Zag Scarf from Chico's

4. BKE Open Zig Zag Tank Top from Buckle

5. Elaine Turner's Bell Zig Zag Envelope Clutch from National Jean Company


September 28, 2011



September 27, 2011


Hot on the heels of the Emmy fashion red carpet parade, Kmart has announced Sofia by Sofia Vergara Collection.  You know you were waiting for the sexy star of modern family to come out with some reasonably priced lingerie, weren't you?  So what can you expect from this collection? A quick scan of shows me that the Sofia collection includes animal print T-shirts ($16.99), sweater-knit miniskirts ($24.99), a lace-sleeved knit dress ($36.99) and double-zip faux leather jackets ($59.99).  There's also an attention getting a leopard-print dress with corset style bodice  (pictured above on Sofia for $44.99).  It's all a bit tarty.  I'm not sure it's worthwhile as I haven't seen any of it, but the prices are in the lower range, (most pieces under $40.00.) 

I think it's interesting that the line hits stores about the same time as J Lo's clothing line hits Kohl's stores. Apparently, you can't have too many discount TV diva lines for sale.   What do you think readers? Are you jonesing for some Sofia from Kmart?

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September 26, 2011

It's Gadget Week over at Ebates! We think that a cool new gadget is the perfect way to keep yourself entertained during the colder months. We have a great variety of stores participating, including a personal favorite, Sephora, so you are bound to find something you like.



September 23, 2011

Does your bra really fit? Or do you sit at work all day and dream of running home, ripping it off and burning your bra in a blaze of fury and elastic? An astounding 90% of women in America wear a bra that's not a perfect fit--whether it's the wrong size, cup shape, or material--because they're forced to settle for whatever they can find at their local stores. Limited sizes, messy racks and pushy sales staff make bra shopping a nightmare--until now. The perfect fit does not come from a rack.

If you've been lucky enough to get fit at some point, you probably felt like a million bucks for a while, but let's face it ladies--bra sizes change like the tides. You could have gained/lost weight, had a baby, had breast enhancement/reduction surgery, lived life and BAM!,those wonderful bras don't fit anymore. While it's easier to shop for bras nowadays, that doesn't mean it's gotten any easier to know which bra to buy.

We have some advice up our sleeves, but first we want to hear from you! Let us know, what is the number one thing you look for when finding the right fitting bra? Are you looking for the perfect cup enhancement? Are you looking for no-slip straps? Are you looking to minimize your cup size? Etc.

We will choose one lucky winner from your submissions to receive a $30 gift card to use at!

Oh, and that advice up our sleeves? That's our new At Home Bra Fitting program. It's a brand new way to shop for bras that guarantees a perfect fit every time, and it's free! A quick phone consultation with our bra fit specialist determines your size, style and fit issues. Then she sends you a selection of bras based on your requirements that you can try on at home with your own clothes, in your own time. Keep what you love, send back what you don't and only pay for what you keep. There's no pressure to buy and shipping is free both ways. It's like your own private fitting room with all the expert advice you need.

So, after you've told us what you're looking for in fit, and therefore entered to win thegift card, call us today at 866-663-6613 and we'll help you get back on track to starting your day in a great bra that you can feel fabulous about!


September 22, 2011

While I love window shopping at Neiman Marcus as much as the next girl (and venturing in on occasion), many luxurious pieces are just not in my budget. When I splurge on a purchase, I do love the Cash Back, but there has been an emergence of great design and bargain prices.

1. Women's Belted Military Jacket from Old Navy
2. Tulle Belted Dress from Piperlime
3. Mossimo Supply Co. Kari Boot from Target
4. LC Lauren Conrad Aviator Sunglasses from Kohls
5. Volcom Leather and Lace Boxy Top from Bloomingdales


September 21, 2011

Like many, I tend to embrace the super traditional Autumn colors beginning in January. While I love burgundy as much as the next person, I think this is the year that expand outside that box and reach for a full rainbow of Fall colors (and that Cash Back always looks awesome).


Blue Cheeks Kitchen Towel from Sur La Table

Cooperative Suede Outdoor Wedges from Urban Outfitters

Sur La Table Violet Prep Bowl Set

China Pear Mottled Candle from Cot Plus World Market

Oasis Chunky Knit Sweater from Asos

Flame Stitch Sham from Urban Outfitters


September 20, 2011


What's better then going on a shopping spree and getting cash back on every purchase?  Going on that shopping spree after winning a $200 Ebates giftcard!

Ebates is celebrating Man Week right now and has fantastic deals on products for men.  For instance, you can get 7% back from Omaha steaks (Yum!) or 10% back from Champion Apparel or tons of other great offers from more stores than I can list!

But what makes Man Week even better is the $200 shopping spree we are giving away over at Grocery Shop for FREE at The Mart right now.  Click over for your chance to win and make sure you enter every day to maximize your chances.  See you there!

Aarn Farmer is the owner and author of Grocery Shop for FREE at The Mart and the soon to be launched Grocery Shop for FREE at Target.  He loves to help people save money on groceries and everything else they need to buy.  He has weekly price matching lists and a constantly updated $1.00 and Under list to help you save!


September 19, 2011

2011 Model Year Close Out Sale at Bobby Jones

Named for the only Grand Slam Winner in golf, Bobby Jones is the sought after brand for men's and women's golf apparel and golf equipment. Now save up to 50% off all golf equipment during our 2011 Model Year Close Out Sale. Our golf clubs include Hybrids, Wedges, Workshop Drivers, Fairway Woods, Hybrids and the Gold Medal Winner on Golf Digest's Hot List, Workshop Hybrids, all designed by master craftsman Jesse Ortiz.


Check out our new low prices, including:

Classic Hybrids are now $64.99 from $149.95

Wedges are now $74.99 from $119.95

Workshop Hybrids are now $84.99 from $199.95

Fairway Woods are now $99.95 from $199.95

Workshop Drivers are now $199.99 from $299.95


Starting September 21st, we will be running special golf club giveaway. Submit your favorite golf tip to be automatically entered for a chance to win a Wedge! Winners will be randomly selected every week day, until October 6th. Each winner will be able to select a Wedge of their choice, that's 10 winners! Good luck!


September 16, 2011

Now that Fashion Week is wrapping up, you have seen all the great trends that you can earn Cash Back on - from Leopard print, to extreme nail art, and crazy color-blocking, there is a trend for every style. In addition to great Cash Back on your purchases, there are deals to be had all over the place!


Cabela's is offering 50 cent shipping on a $99+ order! Use code 50YEARS. Plus earn 2.0% Cash Back!

50% off an order of 250+ business cards at iPrint! Use code BIZCARD50. Plus get 10.0% Cash Back!

Up to 30% off Baby Gifts at Barnes & Noble! Plus get 4.0% Cash Back!

Free shipping on any skincare order and 8 piece beauty bag with a $27.50 purchase from Elizabeth Arden! Use code SHIPSKIN. Plus get 5.0% Cash Back!

Folica is offering 20% off their Top Ten Lists! Use code TOPTEN20. Plus get 5.0% Cash Back! is offering 20% and free shipping on any order! Use code SECRET20. Plus get 8.0% Cash Back!

Finish Line is offering 15% off an Adidas order over $100! Use code ADIDAS. Plus get 5.0% Cash Back!

Kane Kane is offering up to 40% off! Plus get 5.0% Cash Back!

Macy's is offering 15% off any order! Use code WEEKEND. Plus get 5.0% Cash Back!

Razor Gator is offering $25 off a $300+ football ticket order! Use code R914-25. Plus get 4.0% Cash Back!


September 15, 2011

I admit, I love the natural looks in the warmer months. But as the weather cools, I usually like to be a little more hands on. I love deep fall makeup hues. And Ebates gives you Cash Back for Fall Beauty picks. Here are my favorites so far:


1. Clean, cool, chic nails seem like a Fashion staple, and Sephora seems to really be embracing Autumn hues in many of their nail polishes, like these shades from nails inc.

2. Prolong that summer glow throughout the year. I was a late convert to bronzing, but have become a full-fledged fan, and this Cargo bronzer is great on any skintone

3. Eye makeup is not my expertise, however this Sephora Brand smokey eye palette makes things much more simple.

4. Keep you hair sleek and shiny with amazing serums, like Sedu's Argain oil products from Folica


September 14, 2011

Happy Fashion Week lovelies! Kristin from BonBon Rose Girls here. Right now New York City is chock full of fashionistas either going to the shows are simply reveling in the electric atmosphere at Lincoln Center. Just a few days ago, I was a part of that crowd!


I had the pleasure of attending the Project Runway finale show on Friday. I cover Project Runway for Lifetime Moms and being able to see the collections that the remaining designers put together was an incredible experience!


We don't know who is in the finale as all nine remaining designers showed, but I think I could definitely hazard a good guess at this point. If Olivier doesn't make it to the end, I'll be shocked. Just sayin'! 

I also managed to squeeze in a lovely dinner date with some fellow bloggers, after which I attended the Bloggers Night Out event. And let me tell you something...bloggers can DRESS y'all!
I not only took away loads of fashion inspiration from my time at Lincoln Center, but seeing all the style bloggers decked out in their insanely cool ensembles put a few ideas in my head as well! 

I have one word for you...leopard. I saw leopard prints EVERYWHERE! Luckily, animal prints have been a long time favorite of mine, so I already have a ton of it in my wardrobe. It was even the subject of my last guest post for Ebates!


I only wish I could have spent more than a couple days in the Big Apple this time around, so I could have soaked up more trends. Luckily, February and another New York fashion week is only five months away!


September 13, 2011

Fashion week is in full swing, but here at Ebates we know that Cash Back and savvy shopping are always in style. Join me and the Community Leaders in our Savvy Living Community for our Fall Fashion Love Chat. We will be discussing our favorite fall trends, tips from Fashion Week, and best yet - great giveaways!


September 12, 2011

One of my favorite wardrobe staples is my black and white clutch. It matches everything, and despite its relatively small size, is able to hold everything I need. As the holiday season quickly approaches, there is great demand for fun, festive clutches.

1. Hinge Ring Clutch from Nordstrom
2. Mad by Design Taffeta Silk Foldover Clutch from QVC
3. Marc by Marc Snake on a Wire Clutch from Bloomingdales
4. Rodo clutch from Yoox
5. Kate Spade New York Book Emanuelle Box clutch from Nordstrom
6. Diane von Furstenburg Suede Hari Clutch from Bloomingdales


September 9, 2011

Being a budget traveler doesn't have to mean that you vacation on a shoestring budget and stay with locals in a mud hut. Budget traveling is about having a great time and doing more while spending overall. You can do this by finding discounts on nearly everything and also changing some of the ways you travel. One of the easiest ways to save money is to change the way you pack. By packing everything you need in a carry-on, you can save up to $35 each way, because you won't have to pay steep bag-check fees. Saving on your flight won't make a difference if you have just shelled out $70 for your bag to fly, too. You don't need to bring everything you own to look good. Here are some simple ways to pack less and keep those steep fees from breaking your budget.



Mix and match - Bring enough clothes to last 5-7 days, but make sure it is all within the same color pallet, so that all bottoms coordinate with all tops. This way you can wear a variety of combinations and always have a new outfit you can pull out.

Limit yourself to two pairs of shoes - This is probably one of the rules women struggle with the most, but really, with so many great comfortable shoes on the market, there's no way you can't do it. Bring a wedge sandal for dressing up or going to dinner and a pair of good walking shoes for hiking and sightseeing. Wear the bulkiest ones on the plane and save space.

Accessorize! - Dress up that sundress or plain tank for a night on the town by adding some fun jewelry, a belt or a scarf. It'll turn your (probably-not-so) drab outfit into a fab one!

Bring items that multitask - This is a must. Items like a dress that is also a skirt or a beach cover-up that can be worn as a fun tunic are fantastic double-duty pieces. Even your iPad can be a multitasker. Use it to play games, listen to music, watch movies, answer your emails and as a laptop. One device, many functions.

Pare down your beauty products - How many times have you brought your entire bathroom and not used half of it? Bring the essentials and then toss in a few small things to give yourself a little oomph for a night out. Maybe a metallic eyeliner or a small pallet to give you a gorgeous smoky eye. And if you've got to bring your blow dryer or flat iron, downsize them by purchasing travel-size versions to keep in your bag at all times.


Travel lighter and more affordably. Make your friends jealous that you saved so much on your vacation and also can pack like a pro. If you need some extra help, find everything you need from merchants on Ebates to help you save even more. From carry-on bags to makeup, you can get cash back on it all.


September 8, 2011

It seems my ''Buy Now' list keeps growing and growing, way faster then I can acquire all my favorite trends (and earn all that Cash Back). Fashion Week is not helping at all: there are so many beautiful pieces and fun trends! Here are the items I am longing for most right now:

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1. Ugg Australia ankle boot from Nordstrom

4. Navy Stripe Tee from The Gap

5. Hypothesis Grey Sweater from The Gap

6. Yves San Laurent Mascara from Sephora


September 7, 2011

Ask any woman and they will tell you that the Little Black Dress is the most essential staple in her closet. Perfect for any occasion, little black dresses can be dressed down for a day at the office or dressed up for a night on the town. As an ode to everyone's favorite dress, we will be running a contest for a chance to win a Little Black Dress during the month of September.


Starting September 8th, our Facebook fans can enter our Little Black Dress Contest to be automatically entered for a chance to win a Little Black Dress. To enter, visit our Contest Tab September 8th-September 29th and vote for your favorite Little Black Dress. Winners will be randomly selected every weekday, until September 30th. Each winner will be able to select a Little Black Dress of their choice, that's 16 winners! See our Facebook page,, our official rules and regulations. Good luck!


September 6, 2011

Last year I really enjoyed the reemergence of Navy. It is a versatile neutral that is great in the Fall/Winter. It looks like the hue will be big again these colder months, so grab some dark blue (and Cash Back).

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Tory Burch Cardigan from Nordstrom.

Soia & Kyo Asymmetrical Jacket fro Nordstorm.

Ella Moss Top from Bloomingdales.

Vince Silk Top from Bloomingdales.

Three Straps, You're Haute Dress from Modcloth.

Best View in the City Wedge from ModCloth.


September 5, 2011

As the Summer is coming to a close, we hope everyone is enjoying the outdoors in any way that makes them happy and snagging some great deals+Cash Back when you need a break!


Here are a few of our favorite Outdoor and Athletic shops for your perusing :)

Athleta - great and attractive athletic apperal

Cabela's - offers all things fishing, boating, camping, and even more!

Gaiam - wonderful, eco friendly Yoga-centric shop

Golf Outlets USA - golf, golf, and more golf!

Baseball Savings - great for players or those of us that enjoy watching

Camping World - anything and everything to stay comfortable and safe 


September 2, 2011

The holiday weekend has arrived, and as I am sure you are all aware, there are amazing sales going on. This is a great opportunity to scoop up some of the things you have been longing for all season. 

Auto Parts Warehouse is offering $30 off an order of $300+ and free shipping! Use code LABOR3. Plus get 6.0% Cash Back!

Bake Me a Wish is offering 15% off Gourmet Cake! Use code CAKE915. Plus get 6.0% Cash Back!

Barnes & Noble is having a DVD sale: Any 3 for $20! Plus 4.0% Cash Back!

Bloomingdales is having their Big Brown Bag sale - an extra 20% off clearance merchandise! Use code SAVEBIG. Plus 3.0% Cash Back!

Famous Footwear is offering an extra 20% off! Use code LABORDAY. Plus get 9.0% Cash Back!

Folica Beauty Supply is offering an extra 20% off! Use code LABORDAY. Plus get 5.0% Cash Back!

HSN is offering free shipping on furniture! Plus 3.0% Cash Back!

Sears is offering an extra 20% off shoes, 15% off apparel, 15% off home fashions, and 10% off Jewelry! Use code CELEBRATE. Plus get 4.0% Cash Back

e.l.f. Cosmetics is offering $1.89 shipping on $15+ orders! Use code WAREHOUSE189. Plus get 5.5% Cash Back!

Get 40% off a single item at Kensie! Use code FALLINLOVE. Plus get 4.0% Cash Back!


September 1, 2011

Excitement for Fall Fashion week is palpable and I keep hearing about one particular trend: colorblocking. I find it a somewhat tricky trend because I am shockingly terrible at picking colors that go together, but thankfully there are pieces that makes is simple as can be (and can get you Cash Back!).


Stephan & Co. Colorblock Necklace from Nordstrom

Lorenzo Uomo Colorblock Socks from Nordstrom

Haute in Traffic Skirt from Modcloth

Writer's Block Cardigan from ModCloth

Alice+Olivia Colorblock Maxi Dress from Bloomingdales


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