May 2012 Archives

May 31, 2012

Hello lovelies, it's Kristin from BonBon Rose Girls! With Ebates Shoes & Bags Week in full swing, I thought now would be a perfect time to share my favorite summer sandals with you! 

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I'm sure you've noticed how big a trend neon is this year. I'm no slave to trends, but I do get excited when I love one because that means there will be no shortage of options out there in the old shoposphere. 

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When I came across the neon pink DV by Dolce Vita Archer Sandals, I immediately fell in love! I'm currently expecting a little lady bean...In fact, I have only a couple weeks to go until I get to my meet my baby girl, so heels have pretty much been off the table for a while now. I love a killer pair of statement making heels, but, unfortunately, my preggers feet do not. Luckily, my Archer sandals still make a heckuva statement. 

From the bold neon hue to the gold details, the Archer is the kind of shoe that gets noticed! You can snag your own pair on sale at Piperlime for $44.99! Did I mention that Ebates is offering 7% cash back at Piperlime right now? Score!


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May 30, 2012

Piperlime just kicked off a great sale that can help you stock up on trendy and classic pieces to enhance your Spring wardrobe without breaking the bank. With savings of up to 40% off there are deals and steals to be had. Here are some of my picks:

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1. Cap toe colorblocked flats

2. Funky tote for everyday use

3. Gilded arm candy

4. Neon piped wedges

5. Vibrant Kate Spade statement necklace



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May 29, 2012

We kicked off a FANTASTIC promotion today: Shoes & Bags! Scoop up crazy savings on some new accessories for the upcoming warmer months :)

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May 28, 2012

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May 25, 2012

I know I have raved about the trendy apparel and accessories from TopShop before, but this great deal caught my eye and I had to pass it along. Enjoy 3.0% Cash Back as well ;)

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May 24, 2012

A few days ago I was juggling several bags of groceries and dropped my cell phone on the concrete. After a momentary panic, I was comforted to find my case shattered and my phone perfectly fine. This incident reminded me how important cases are for phones. Luckily I was able to snag a new one with Cash Back through Ebates.phonecases


2. Floral-eqsque feminine case


4. Classic and adorable Kate Spade case

5. Geometric hard case


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May 23, 2012

One of my go-to summer recipes is pasta salad.  I can use whatever I have available in the fridge to make it.  I love that it makes a giant bowl - enough for my family of six plus leftovers.  And if I add diced grilled chicken, it's a complete meal that can be packed and taken along for a picnic at the park or at a soccer game.

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1 lb. any type pasta - I like bowties, but other shapes are just as good
4-6 cups veggies, chopped - try broccoli, asparagus, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers etc.
For the dressing:
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup olive oil
1/3 cup white or red wine vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced or crushed
1/4 tsp. salt
1 Tbs. Dijon mustard
black pepper
fresh herbs such as basil, parsley, chives, tarragon etc. or use dried

Cook the pasta according to the directions.  Veggies like broccoli can be added to the cooking water during the last few minutes to blanch them. 
Drain the pasta and run under cold water to stop the cooking process.
Combine all veggies and pasta in a large bowl.
Whisk all the dressing ingredients together and pour over the salad.  Toss to coat.

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Serves 8-10

Tiffany King writes the blog, Eat at Home  She shares easy recipes as well as printable menus with complete grocery lists.  There are over two years' worth of menus available for free.  She focuses on common and frugal ingredients to make meals that are family friendly and quick to fix.  Tiffany is also the author of Feast in 15, an eBook of 15 minute meals.



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May 22, 2012

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May 21, 2012

Swimsuit season is upon us, whether we are ready for it or not. Luckily the folks at Lands' End have launched a line so that every woman - regardless of size or shape - can feel amazing in a swim suit. Their new SwimMates line embraces everyone while keeping in mind the hottest swimwear trends: colorblocking, retro glam, bright colors, slenderizing suits, florals, and more. Lands' End has the perfect swimsuit for every body - Tankinis, Bikinis, Slender Suits, Swimdresses, Plus Size suits, Mastectomy suits, and more. Their pieces are versatile so mixing and matching can be executed with ease - my personal favorite thing about this line. 
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This week Lands' End and Self Magazine are kicking off Swimsuit Confidence Week from May 21 - May 25. This nationwide movement aims to celebrate women of all shapes and sizes while educating and inspiring them to embrace their confidence and beauty this summer. For more information, check out the Lands' End Facebook Page.

The generous folks at Land's End are celebrating the start of the swimsuit season with us by giving away a $100 Gift Card to one lucky winner! 

Entry is simple: Just leave a comment letting us know which lovely Lands' End swimsuit would make you feel most confident on the beach or at the pool this summer. This contest is open to residents of the United States over the age of 18.

Good luck, everyone!



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May 18, 2012

It's hard to deny that one of the season's hottest trend is eye catching neon. From pants to bags, and shoes, this is a trend you can participate in as little of much as you like. Personally I am digging the bright flats pictured below. Plus I can earn some sweet Cash Back when I snag them. Will you be rocking any neon?05_10.jpg

1. Canvas and leather tote in hottest hue of the season
2. Cap toe and colorblocked flats
3. Love these bright striped socks for the gym
4. Make a statement in these skinny jeans
5. Great little shopper bag



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May 17, 2012

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Introduce your new graduate to the world with Minted's Chic New Graduation Announcements and Invitations. Share your student's milestone with exclusive designs from the best indie designers printed on Minted's luxe paper that's sure to stand out against the rest. Use promo code EBATESGRAD to get 10% off your purchase of graduation announcements, graduation invites, graduation mini books, and all notebooks now through May 25th plus 5% cashback.


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May 16, 2012

Roseann Giannone (Rosey The Coupon Coach) has over 25+ years of experience in teaching families how to save thousands of dollars a year on anything from groceries to travel.  Check out Rosey's blog at www.roseythecouponcoach.blogspot.com or on Facebook  

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1) Buy clothing and shoes off season!  I save up to 90% on our clothing and shoes buying off season.  That means purchasing what we need (or want) at the end of the season and putting it away for the following year. Styles (even designer brands) do not change that drastically from year to year.  Buy a size larger for your children.  Even if they grow quickly and grow over the size you haven't invested that much money in the item to get upset over it. I'm certain you will be able to sell that brand new with tags item at a yard sale or to a friend who will be thrilled to obtain that item for their child at such a great price.  Some stores like Kohl's (13% Cash Back) will accept your returns even up to a year or more old as long as they still have the tags attached and you have your receipt.  

2) Get rid of that expensive fancy cell phone plan!  You are throwing away your hard earned money each month paying for that fancy cell phone plan. I dumped ours years ago because we were paying for minutes that we never used.  If you are a big cell phone user then I guess it is worth having the fancy phone and expensive plan but I save a bundle each year using a pay as you go plan like Tracfone!  It cost me about $110.00 per year per cell phone to have cell phone coverage with the latest phone but we are not big users and it works well for our needs.  Tracfone now has a triple minute plan that you can buy and each time you renew your yearly plan you will receive triple minutes.  Ebates merchant Best Buy (1% to 3.6% Cash Back) carries Tracfone phones and plans and the best part is you will get a cash back bonus from this merchant.

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3) Grow a veggie garden!  Get together with some friends/neighbors and see if they can grow something different so that you can all share in the bounty.  We grow tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, melons and lot's of herbs each year.  Even if you only have the room to grow herbs in pots on your windowsill then do so. Check out the vast selection of seeds and instructional videos that Burpee (7% Cash Back) has to offer.  It's free and a wonderful resource for great deals on seeds and information.  

4) Don't purchase items you really don't need.  Make a list and stick to it when you go food shopping. Think twice before purchasing those pink shoes - exactly how many times will you wear pink shoes? Weigh the cost of a repairs vs. new - you would be surprised how much more life you can get out of that washer with a simple repair. If you are handy there is a wealth of information on the internet on how to do your own repairs.  If the project looks too overwhelming then don't tackle it, call a professional but be sure to get an estimate before he starts the work.  Don't trust any of the local professionals? - Join Angie's List (2% to 27.5% Cash Back) it's well worth the small fee you have to pay each year to get the valuable information on her list.  My blog followers are thrilled with their memberships to Angie's List for peace of mind in knowing that no one can pay to be on Angie's List but they have to earn their reputation on the list with A+ ratings from people like you and I.

Want a chance to win $130.00 from Rosey The Coupon Coach and Ebates.com?  Come on over to my Blog and look for the details in a blog post entitled "Exciting News".



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May 15, 2012

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May 14, 2012

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all our wonderful entrants! We will be contacting 2 winners via email.

We are celebrating our 13th birthday by offering 13% Cash Back at HUNDREDS of stores. But we decided to raise the savings stakes and give you another reason to celebrate: $130 in your pocket!

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Entry is simple: Just tell us which Ebates merchant offering 13% (see them all here) Cash Back is your favorite! You can also enter over on our Facebook page!This giveaway will be open through Monday May 21st and is open to residents of the US ages 18 and up. Good luck, everyone!



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May 14, 2012

Our friends at Clinique are launching a great offer today:

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May 11, 2012

Last year during the Ebates Friends and Family sale I decided to splurge on a new handbag that I had been eyeing for months: The Cambridge Satchel. 05_10a.jpg
These bags are made in the UK and feature lovely bright leather (sometimes patent), come in a variety or sizes, and are available at several Ebates shops including Bloomingdales, ModCloth, and ASOS. The Cambridge Satchel is one of the season's must have pieces, so go grab yours now!


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May 10, 2012

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It's not to late to grab a special present for mom! Check out these amazing deals:

*Up to 20% off plus 8.0% Cash Back at Shari's Berries
*Up to 40% off at ProFlowers plus 16.0% Cash Back from Ebates
*Up to 20% off unique gifts at Red Envelope in addition to 6.0% Cash Back
*25% off ALL orders at Personal Creations plus 8.0% Cash Back


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May 9, 2012

If you've ever happened upon Beauty on the C.H.E.A.P., you know I'm addicted to all things trendy. I had hoped that as the years went on I'd start developing a taste for "classic" and "sensible" pieces, but alas that ain't happenin' anytime soon! But here's the catch, my addiction can be be your goldmine if you too are looking for ways to stay cute and trendy without breaking the bank.
 
So let's talk Spring 2012, shall we? I could go on for days about my love affair with neons and pastels this year, but I'll spare you and cut right to the chase.  My internal trendometer was beeping off the charts a few months ago when I spotted what I knew was going to be huge for Spring 2012. Clutches. Of course they've been around forever, but they've taken a surprising turn this spring and have popped up in just about every apparel and accessory store in every color imaginable. So, I would be totally remiss if I didn't bring you the low down on how to score some fabulous clutches at amazing prices via Ebates' cash back incentives.
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First stop? Target.  Sometimes I wonder why I even bother going to any other store when Target always manages to stay on trend and offer great deals on everything under the sun. 
 
Take for instance:
  • Mossimo Black Clutch- $12.99. I know you don't normally think of black as a spring color, but trust me. You want to have a black clutch thrown in with your staples. You'll use it on date night or when you want to go for a more understated (but ever trendy) look.
  • Xhilaration® Pink Clutch- $12.99. Nothing says hello spring like a cute pink clutch. If you want to try some color blocking match this with dark skinnies, green flats, white top and voila! Chic on the cheap!
Not to be outdone, Asos.com, likewise offers great finds you can have delivered to your door completely free of charge. No minimum! And though the prices might be slightly higher than Target,  Ebates routinely offers up to date coupon codes you can use in addition to the cash back incentive. Just take a gander at these lovelies:
  1. Green ASOS Metal Bar Detail Envelope Clutch-$32.72
  2. Nude Faux Snake Skin ASOS Slot Through Envelope Clutch- $36.36
  3. Multi Colored ASOS Metal Bar Detail Envelope Clutch-$32.72
  4. Turquoise ASOS Slot Through Portfolio Clutch $36.36
For under $40 a piece all of these clutches offer the right amount of pop to any Spring outfit. What are you waiting for? Get clutchin'!

Lisa, also known as DimePieceonaDime, is a new blogger with an addiction a passion for beauty and fashion on the cheap. A self-professed, "Bugetista," she teaches her readers and Youtube subscribers all she knows about staying fabulously trendy without breaking the bank.


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May 8, 2012

Think you know what Mom wants for Mother's Day? The answer might surprise you!SpaDayGiveaway

What Moms want for Mother's Day is often a topic of debate. Some say flowers, and some say jewelry, so is it any surprise that Moms are stating otherwise? Ebates recently polled over 2200 adults and asked them to list what they thought Moms wanted this Mother's Day

According to our poll, women said the number one choice for Moms was a day at the spa, while men ranked flowers as Mom's favorite gift. In addition to a spa day, Moms also want the latest tech gear, with a whopping 30% asking for a tablet or smartphone. We were surprised men and women would answer so differently, but we weren't alone. Who else was surprised by our findings? Try CNET, Huffington Post, and Forbes.  

Because we are all about celebrating Mom, we're giving her what she really wants - a day at the spa! Leave a comment below telling us What you want for Mother's Day, and you'll be entered to win a fabulous day at the spa. On us!

*Spa day equal to $500 Gift Certificate to Spa Finder, or cash. Must be 18 or older to enter.


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May 7, 2012

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Gift giving can be nerve wracking, especially when it's for Mother's Day. Find a gift that's as lovely and chic as mom with Minted's personalized journals and coordinating stationery! You can add a custom front and interior to include photos and a detailed message. Each item comes beautifully packaged and ready for gifting. Get 10% OFF + free upgrade to 2 Day Shipping with promo code EBATESMOM if you order by Midnight PST to receive by Friday May 11th.


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May 4, 2012

As I have mentioned before, I am a total sucker for diffusion lines. I will be staying up late Saturday so I can hit the curated Target Shops as early as possible (they open on Sunday) with my Ebates Cash Back. I am excited to see all the offerings: from candy to apparel and beauty supplies, expectations are high. Are you excited to check these out?targetshops.JPG



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May 3, 2012

It is just about time to go on this seasons first family camping adventure!  I know I'm ready to take inventory on the gear we have at our house.  I've also been browsing some sales - I for sure do not want to pay full price!

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Here are some fun deals or family camping gear items I found worth mentioning:
 
From Sierra Trading Post Bargain Barn (get 2.5% Cash Back):  rainy day poncho for girls for $14.95, down from $45! Hopefully there will not be rain while camping - but we all know it happens!
 
From Cafepress.com (6% Cash Back):  Smores t-shirt for $26.50; this one is just fun!  Get this design in sizes for everyone in the family :)
 
From Sierra Trading Post Bargain Barn (2.5% Cash Back):  Terramar Helix T-Shirt - Lightweight, UPF 25+, Short Sleeve (For Men) for $11, down from $17. This can save you on sunblock application.  Plus it's great for very warm weather!

Check out all of the Camping & Hiking clearance over at Dick's Sporing Goods!  There are too many items to list!
 
From Cabela's (2% Cash Back):  Browning Microblast Knife/Flashlight Combo I'll be ready to cut some smore sticks, and take a midnight trip to the potty with my flashlight!

You could also just browse the Camping section at Walmart.com.  There are many items to choose from that you may need to grab.  Plus you'll get 1% Cash Back!

Who else is ready to camp?  What is your must have camping gear product that you couldn't be a happy camper without?

Maura White shares her vast savvy living knowledge over at Happy Deal Happy Day!


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May 2, 2012

Mother's Day is rapidly approaching, and if your mom is anything like mine, you are totally stumped as to what she really wants. While it may seem like an obvious choice, flowers really are a safe bet because everyone lovely a stunning bouquet, right? Our friends at Teleflora have increased their Cash Back to 20.0% AND are having a great sale: 15% off with code AFPX15! Order now!

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May 1, 2012

Did you know that the word "pajama" (in England, "pyjama") is actually a Hindi word, pajama & means "leg clothing." In the 1700s when the British arrived in India, they thought that loose, baggy pants were a great idea.  In more than 300 years we're still sleeping, lounging around, and even working in our favorite pair of PJs.  So why not enjoy the best - 100% Made in America - sleepwear from Bedhead Pajamas!

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May 1st is National Pajama Day & Bedhead Pajamas wants to celebrate in style by offering Ebates customers either 15% off  all orders with promo code EBATES15 or Free Shipping with promo code EBATESFS...just in time for Mother's Day! Make bedtime even more special with these adorable Mommy & Me slumber sets.

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Here's your chance to win a $100 Gift Card from Bedhead Pajamas- just leave us a comment sharing your sweetest dream! This contest will be open through May 8th. Good luck, everyone!



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