August 2012 Archives

August 31, 2012

Have you heard of C. Wonder? I discovered the amazing store a few weeks ago while I was in New York City. I fell in love with their adorable pieces and great merchandising. You can imagine my glee when I found out that they just launched on Ebates - now I can snag all these great items with 3.0% Cash Back. Here are the items that I am currently lusting after:

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1. incredibly adorable pillows for any couch, chair, or bed

2. Nature chic stackable Bamboo ring set

3. Get a pinch of the menswear look with these ballet flats

4. Beautiful bauble for any and every outfit

5. A versatile clutch for day or evening



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August 30, 2012

If you're thinking about going camping over Labor Day weekend but are afraid that you'll need to purchase costly gear, guess again. You can keep it simple by buying a few key items - and you can split the responsibilities if you're planning a group vacation. Here are some ideas to get you started on a fun and inexpensive camping trip.

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1. Bring a Few Coolers With Food
Unless you're able to catch your own food, bringing it along will save you a lot of money. Keep your meats in one cooler and your drinks and other more frequently needed items in another one. This will prevent the meat cooler from being opened too often and the ice melting as a result. Cabela's offers a variety of affordable coolers and you can earn 2.0% Cash Back when you shop through Ebates

2. Rough It by Staying in a Tent
Many consider renting a cabin or RV after a long road trip as camping, but to get the most bang for your buck and the real experience, set up a tent instead. Although Camping World is known for their RV's, they also offer a wide range of sleeping tents.

3. Cook on a Campfire, Not a Grill
Cook up some hot dogs and s'mores the old-fashioned way, on a campfire, which is a lot cheaper than a camping grill. REI has some fun and inexpensive gadgets, such as fire forks, to make the experience less intimidating. And of course you will be earning 2.5% Cash Back when you shop through Ebates!

Casey Slide is a writer for Money Crashers Personal Finance, a site dedicated to helping readers improve their financial fitness and save money long-term.


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August 29, 2012

Our multi-talented friend Jen, who blogs at Thrifty Northwest Mom, made this fun video about earning Cash Back while shopping through Ebates!


Jen is such a wonderful partner for us that we are sponsoring a giveaway on her blog that ends today. Head over to enter this giveaway, check out her savvy shopping tips, cool DIY projects, and lots more.


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August 28, 2012

Summer may be ending soon, but that means the Summer Closeout sales are here. Shop the  amazing deals with Double Cash Back at over 20 stores during Ebates Labor Day Sale!

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August 27, 2012

This giveaway is now CLOSED. We will be emailing the winners to take care of fulfillment. Thank you for your interest and stay tuned for fabulous upcoming giveaways!

If you are waiting until the last minute to grab a new backpack, you are in luck! Our friends at Luggage Online are sponsoring a BACKPACK BONANZA. Five lucky winners will get to choose one of the cool Jansport backpacks featured below. Luggage Online has an amazing selection of back to school bags, and these Jansport bags can help you rule the school year in style.

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Entry is simple: Tell us which color (plaid, blue, pink, or green) you prefer!

You should also feel free to enter over on the fabulous Ebates Facebook Page!

Contest is open to legal residents of the United States over 18 years of age.



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August 24, 2012

While I am not heading back to school right now, I have caught the BTS fever. With so many stores offering DCB and great deals on loads of fun and functional products, I have been shopping up a storm. Since I started commuting I am always juggling a fair amount of things: lunch, wallet, book, and finding a large enough bag can be a challenge. Enter Herschel Supply Co. and their amazing backpacks! They are available with 3.0% Cash Back at Amazon - but not for much longer!

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Their collection mixes canvas, nylon, and leather for a designy yet functional look. They come in basic colors that I won't get sick of after a few months. The designs are basic and chic - they wouldn't depreciate a stylish outfit at all. Style+function = A+!

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August 22, 2012

Our friend dear friend Amanda, blogger at A Few Shortcuts, made an amazing tutorial on BTS shopping with Ebates! Check it out below!



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August 21, 2012

With the cooler months ahead, we can all look forward to curling up on the couch - hot cocoa in hand and some fabulous entertainment on the TV screen. 

One of the premiere programming options, DISH Satellite TV is offering a special deal to make sure you never miss one of your favorite shows.

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This month only you can get Double Cash Back on DISH Satellite TV! Get all the channels you love and now get $100 Cash Back. From HBO to Starz, DISH Satellite TV has the channels you love and at prices to fit anyone's budget!


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August 20, 2012

This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thank you to all of our wonderful entrants. We will be contacting the winner via email, so keep your eyes peeled!

The team here at Ebates has a special affinity for Shark Week. And while it may be over, we want to help our wonderful fans take a big bite out of their back to school budget with $150 in cold hard cash from Ebates!

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Entry is simple: Mako? Great white? Hammerhead? Tiger? Just let us know your favorite kind of shark. 

You should also feel free to enter over on our Facebook page!

Open to residents of the United States over 18 years old.



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August 17, 2012

Everyone knows that travel is one simple way to break your budget. Between flights or gas, fun activities, and a hotel, travel expenses add up incredibly quickly.

Lucky for us the IHG hotel brands are offering TRIPLE Cash Back for the month of August. You read that right: TRIPLE!

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These wonderful IHG brands are offering 13.5% Cash Back:



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August 16, 2012

September is just around the corner and that means so is the first day of school! We've put a twist on the traditional back-to-school list with our very own back-to-beauty checklist. Here is everything you need to carry in your bag to make an A+ impression and start the new year off on the right foot.

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1) Lip Gloss: Lip gloss is a great way to polish off a look and is also a great alternative to makeup if you don't typically wear eyeshadow or liner. Bright shades like coral and pink are the perfect colors to transition from summer to fall.

2) Blotting Sheets: Although September marks the transition into crisp fall weather, the beginning of the month can still be a little balmy. Blotting sheets remove excess oil that can cause shine and acne.

3) Concealer: Concealer is a godsend when it comes to hiding small blemishes and boosting your confidence. Keep it in your bag for a quick application if it begins to fade.  

4) Nail Polish: Nail art is one of the biggest trends right now. With so much attention focused on your hands you'll need to keep your manicure in tip-top shape. Carry around your polish for last minute touch ups and corrections. 

5) Eyeliner: As the day wears on you may find that your eyeliner fades. Use a small travel eyeliner to keep your eye makeup clean and fresh. 

With all of those books in your bag you won't have room for a ton of makeup so you'll need to opt for sample sized beauty products. Subscribe to GLOSSYBOX.COM for the latest and greatest deluxe beauty samples that will keep you looking great all year.

If you're not familiar with GLOSSYBOX yet, it is a high-end beauty subscription service that delivers 5 curated luxury beauty products in a beautiful box every month, based on customers' personal beauty profiles.

Get $5-off your GLOSSYBOX Monthly Subscription with code: EBATES5
This is a special limited time offer for Ebates customers, valid until August 19


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August 15, 2012

The time has come to grab a new backpack for the upcoming school year. If I remembering correctly, backpacks tend to take a bit of a beating throughout the school year, so it is important to find one that will last. Plus, you can earn Cash Back through Ebates.

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1. A bright plaid pack with lots of pockets

2. Protect your tech with a special backpack for computers

3. Classic Jansport pack will always look cool

4. Sturdy North Face packs will hold up for years

5. Break the bank for this Lonchamp backpack



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August 14, 2012

Step into fall with a new 'pointy' spring in your step. Even though the Summer sun is still shining, I have fall fashion on the mind. One of the trends I am most psyched about is pointy flats. They add instant polish to any outfit and there are amazing options.

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1. These tan and navy polka dot pointy flats are a funky little basic

2. These pointed flats are animal printed and have gold embellishment, but they would still look cute all year 'round

3. These basic pointed Steve Madden black flats are never going out of style

4. Sparkly & pointed? Yes, please!

5. Stay on trend with a bold print - they will spruce up any basic outfit in a second!


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August 13, 2012

Schools across the country will be starting before we know it! Elementary students are hitting the stores with school supply checklists in tow to fill their new backpacks with crayons, pencils, erasers, notebooks and folders. And then there is the need for a new pair of tennis shoes for physical education class.

Middle school students may have a few more gadgets on their lists to include calculators, protractors, compasses and the like. Once the kids hit junior-high and senior high school age, their priorities tend to shift from wanting new school supplies to wanting new clothes for school, mainly to impress their friends.

Then there are all the college students wanting to deck out their dorm rooms for the new semester! Here are a few tips when buying bedding for college dorm rooms:

1. Find out what size beds are provided in your specific dormitory. Most of regular sized Twin beds, but a few have Twin XL mattresses which require special sheets that run a little longer than normal Twin sheets. Some dormitories even provide futons that use a Full size sheet set.  Both Twin and Twin XL mattresses can use Twin comforters, and a Full size mattress could use a Full or Queen sized comforter.

2. Since dorm rooms are usually compact in size, you have to consider that the beds are probably used as more than just a bed, but also as a couch, desk, table, etc. Knowing that, I recommend a color or pattern that will withstand stains as it's bound to get dirtier than normal.

3. Last but not least, look for high quality bedding, not only to endure the wear and tear I just described, but will also last the few years of dorm life. College is expensive enough without having to refurnish must-haves every year!

Here my top picks of bedding that not only fit the bill for quality college dorm room bedding, but are also "student-approved" as the trendiest college bedding styles:

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*This giveaway is now closed. Our winner will be contacted via email. Thank you for entering*

One lucky winner will be receiving a $500 gift card courtesy or BeddingStyles. Just leave us a comment letting us know which BeddingStyle is your favorite! Open to residents of the United States, 18 years old and over.



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August 10, 2012

The Summer sales are raging this weekend. Beat the crowds at the store and shop these great sales with loads of Cash Back courtesy of Ebates.

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As we mentioned yesterday, LOFT kicked off their Friends and Family Sale. Use code FRIENDSAF for 40% off your entire purchase. Plus earn 3.0% Cash Back!

The Gap is also offering fabulous savings - 30% off everything with code GAPFRIENDS. Plus earn 2.0% Cash Back!

Get 20% off at Bath and Body Works with code AUGBBW. Plus earn 2.0% Cash Back!

Over at Madewell you can get 20% off a $150+ order! Plus free shipping and 4.0% Cash Back!

Lands' End is offering free shipping on $50+ orders! Plus earn 6.0% Cash Back!

Enjoy savings of up to 70% off at Eddie Bauer. Plus earn 3.0% Cash Back!

Macy's is offering an extra 25% off during the Men's Private Sale. Use code AUGUST. Plus earn 6.0% Cash Back!


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August 9, 2012

Who doesn't love a great sale?

LOFT is kicking off their Friends and Family sale today, offering 40% off everything. You heard me right, EVERYTHING. Shop now with 3.0% Cash Back through Ebates :)

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August 8, 2012

Having combination skin makes getting that perfect complexion far more complicated. Sometimes oily and sometimes dry, I am constantly on the hunt for products that can help with both issues. After oscillating for several months I finally took the plunge and bought some beauty balm - also known as BB creme.

Result: Life changed! I give my gold star seal of approval to Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm.

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It runs $36 at Sephora, which may seem like a hefty price tag at first, but consider this: it moisturizes, helps with blemishes, minimizes pores, proves great coverage AND offers good sun protection. So at that price, it can replace up to FIVE other products, therefore that price tag actually indicates excellent value :)


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August 7, 2012

Nordstrom isn't the only shop gearing up for Fall. Have you seen the cool new offerings from The Gap? Clearly Autumn is on the mind:

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1. Cozy colorblock sweater is bright hues

2. Loafers with a fun tassle

3. Funky wrap dress

4. Flattering bright blazer

5. Bright pop of color from a pair of legging jeans

6. Great military-inspired jacket for layering


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August 6, 2012

To the chagrin of students and joy of parents; back-to-school is just around the corner! Now is the time to take stock and begin the familiar back to school gear up.

Here are a few ideas to create a meaningful and memorable start to the school year.  Begin by addressing Bullying once and for all with the Bully Free Pledge Magnet and make sure every student signs one. The magnets stick around all year and will be a reminder to stand up against bullying. 

Atlas_ebates-FTO_07242012.jpgWith Bullying addressed, it is time to inspire, and what better way than to remind students of the great things they can accomplish in life! The Future Leaders of America Class Roster Ruler is printed with your entire class roster along with images of every President of the USA. It's a keepsake that will long be remembered and prized by the children who receive them. 

Finally, as you set out to tackle another school year ensure your kids are geared up with Personalized Pencils (89ยข per set of 3) and Teachers are stocked with a bundle of Custom Pens. In school there are plenty of distractions, make sure finding their pencil isn't one of them.

Now for the good stuff! Shop now at For Teachers Only and enjoy 7% cash back plus FREE shipping with your order. Use promo code EBATES01 at checkout and save! Hurry, offer expires 8/31/12. 


*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Winners will be contacted via email. Thank you for entering*

For a chance to win one of three Back-to-School supply kits valued at $150 from For Teachers Only, leave a comment about your favorite back-to-school memory!



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August 3, 2012

The Nordstrom Anniversary sale continues to delight fashionistas with an amazing selection of pre-season goodies. While it's hard to avoid to boots and scarves, there is an abundance of beautiful clothing waiting to be grabbed up!

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1. Slick mixed media trench coat from Steve Madden

2. Lovely sheer blouse - autumn florals done right

3. Flowy blouse with a flattering v-neck

4. Printed skinny jeans from Current/Elliot

5. Polka dot tights can spruce up any skirt



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August 2, 2012

We launched some new Amazon.com Cash Back departments today. Enjoy 3.0% Cash Back on Kid's shoes, Junior's clothing, Backpacks, and Textbooks. AND 20.0% Cash Back on Magazines! Shop now and enjoy all these great savings for the new school year!

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August 1, 2012

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