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October 11, 2010
We all know that being frugal is important but that doesn't mean we can't be green as well. I've come up with 5 simple ways to live green while saving money.
Exercise Your Green Thumb: Growing your own veggies, fruits, and herbs is easy to do. Seriously, some things are so easy to grow, like the herbs in my window. Do a little digging and find out what fruits and veggies grow well in your area. It never hurts to toss a few seeds in the ground, add a little water, and save a little dough here and there. Don't forget to shop stores like Burpee for 5.0% Cash Back and a huge selection of seeds, plants, and more.
Reduce household waste: less garbage means less trash going to the dump. If you have curbside service and reduce your weekly amount of trash, you might even be able to get a smaller can and pay less per month, wazoo! Think before you buy heavily packaged items, and recycle everything you can. You can even use a jar to grow a potato!
Try and Buy Used: I've found so many frugal treasures this way. Great sources to look at are thrift stores, garage sales, and of course eBay. While shopping with 2.0% Cash Back I'm also saving money and sparing already overflowing landfills. Everyone wins!
Make Household Cleaners: You'd be amazed how easy it is to make your own household cleaner! One quick recipe is to add one part vinegar to two parts water. This makes a great all purpose cleaner. Also try green brands like Seventh Generation and Meyers. Both brands are available at drugstore.com.
Drive Less: Driving your car might be convenient; however, your poor wallet pays the price. Even with gas prices back down to affordable, it's a good place to cut back. Carpool and skip the mall by shopping online with Ebates!
May 1, 2010
You can consult with your officials down at City Hall to see if they have such an option available at the moment, or if they don't, see if they'd consider it. It's a movement that will hopefully only gain popularity as more and more people find out about it.
If you are looking for your own battery-powered mower for the coming Summer, here at Ebates, we'll give you an incentive to the tune of 4.0% Cash Back on purchases at Sears, which is where you can pick up this Neuton CE6 Battery-Powered Push Mower. At $499.00, it's not cheap, but when you factor in the fact that you'll never need to put gas in your mower again, and the knowledge that gasoline powered mowers contribute 5% of the total U.S. air pollution (according to the EPA), you can sleep soundly knowing you're doing your part to help make our air a little bit easier to breathe.
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August 16, 2009
If you've never used a cast iron pan, you may be surprised at how much easier they are to clean. A well seasoned cast iron skillet only takes hot water and a light, non abrasive sponge to get clean. Lodge Logic Cast Iron Cookware comes pre-seasoned and ranges from skillets and griddles, to biscuit pans and dutch ovens. Available at Sur La Table, this green alternative starts at $8.95, and ranges up to a mere $49.95. Add to that 4% Cash Back, and you've got more green in your food, and in your wallet!
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July 2, 2009
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June 29, 2009
Many people have heard of Puritan's Pride, as it's been the #1 "Direct-to-You" vitamin manufacturer for over 36 years. And for good reason - it has practically every herbal supplement, vitamin, and natural health aid known to man! With all the Puritan's Pride sales currently going on, you can get all your natural needs at a great price - with double cash back!
Shop Puritans Pride's sales today and earn double cash back. Hurry! Deals end soon!
April 23, 2009
Find savings and instant coupons on thousands of brands at up to 75% off retail. You can also shop by health concern, so if you are looking for top rated supplements intended for everything from weight management to immune system support, Vitacost makes it easy. So, if you love coupons and you need vitamins, go to Ebates and shop Vitacost where you can live longer and save money!
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April 22, 2009
I have been making small steps to go green in an effort to do what is best for the environment and my health, and it turns out I actually save more money buying eco-friendly products than I do when I shop for products that are not natural or earth friendly. Shopping with merchants
like Sephora for eco-friendly makeup and cosmetics, Drugstore.com for green home products, JCPenny for eco-conscious home furnishings and clothing options for the family makes going green a cinch while I earn mounds of cash back. Shop a comprehensive list of all our Green Merchants with green discounts and coupons.
March 12, 2009
The saying "Actions speak louder than words" happens to be my personal mantra, along with "Do what you say, say what you mean." Both of these statements confirm my believe that talk is cheap, and, when talking, be prepared to back it up. Case in point: the eco-revolution. Catch words like "organic", "sustainability", and "green" have flooded the marketplace, creating awareness (good thing) but deceiving the public (bad thing). Seeing the green to be made in green products, many companies have been pushing everything from organic food to sustainable clothing. While I commend the effort, I have to ask: are they really green?
Unfortunately for consumers, there is no polygraph to detect items masquerading under the green spotlight, and trying to decipher which brands are trustworthy and which are fraud can be a long process. eBay's World of Good takes the guesswork out of green living and provides information, products, and charities that support the place we call home. Shop eBay's World of Good and earn 3% Cash Back through Ebates. Now that's just good for your wallet.
December 8, 2008
Frankly, the odds are in my favor, and with my Ebates arsenal of over 1,000+ merchants, I really have no excuse. I have done a good job so far. I have my gifts and stocking stuffers picked out. Except for that one person on my list: the one who has everything and therefore is impossible to buy for. This person shall remain nameless, because this person does read my blog and I don't want to spoil the excitement of what might possibly be the best gift for the person who has everything.
Much to my excitement, I stumbled upon this Green Dimes Eliminate Home Junk Mail Gift Card, for just $19.99 with 7% cash back at Drugstore.com. This amazing gem promises to eliminate 90% of your home junk mail and plants up to five trees in your name! So not only do you give the gift of saying goodbye to annoying catalogs for stores where the previous resident shopped, but also the unwanted credit card offers that threaten the safety of your identity. This is a gift of joy and peace of mind - make someone you love the King of their mailbox once again and do something good for the earth in the meantime.
If the Green Dimes gift card does not seem like it will bring tears of joy to the recipient, the Sephora Brand Monopoly surely will. Sephora has teamed up with Monopoly to create a beauty-full edition of the classic game where you - Go To Jail for bad hair days, Advance To Go for winning a shopping spree, and pay for your products with Beauty Bucks. The special edition game sells $23.50 with 8% cash back, plus this items ships for free with code SHOPNOW (hurry, ends tonight). This is a great gift that will bring a sincere smile to the face of every man woman and child who has dreamed of taking over the world vis-à-vis their beauty product empire.
Shop on and Give!
October 1, 2008
I won't lie, folks, I am not, in any way, a hippie. I will never be a hippie. I may live in San Francisco, which to some of you means I am part hippie whether I like it or not, but I assure you, I am no hippie. My hair is short, I shower regularly, and I've never once even had an inkling to purchase anything tie dyed or made of hemp. I actually dislike the smell of patchouli. So why would I pick these two ostensibly hippie-friendly sites for my recommendations? Simple: the one thing that hippies have brought into my day-to-day existence that I really appreciate is a focus on wellness. Both Gaiam and IsabellaCatalog feature a number of products that make your life a little more peaceful and relaxing, which is something each of us can appreciate, regardless of the length of your hair or whether or not you own a pair of Birkenstocks.
Gaiam.com is a great site for both peaceful and eco-friendly living; you can find apparel, air treatment technology, decorations, and a whole array of DVDs ranging from yoga and fitness to inspirational. While this may be a bit New Age for some of you, there is a wonderful selection of wellness products including heating or cooling pads and electric automated massage tables that might just loosen up that tight back or help work away that pain in your neck.
IsabellaCatalog.com might be a harder sell, since it has an entire page devoted to dealing with loss and greiving, but it still has some great deals on a number of health and wellness issues. While you don't need Chinese character wall hangings, you might be interested in some aromatherapy options, insect repellant, or designer soaps. Realy, there are a number of great finds on this site, you just have to wade through some of the more.... eccentric items they offer.
So, get in touch with your inner chakras, center your chi, and find some fascinating products at these two great sites!
August 6, 2008
Greetings Ebates shoppers, have I got a find for you today! I don't know if it's the six cups of coffee I've had so far today, or the sheer happenstance of my discovery of this merchant, but I am deliriously excited about this website. The better part is that you'll be deliriously happy to find out that you will get a six percent rebate on anything that you buy from these folks.
Why (besides the coffee) am I excited about a site that has such a nondescript name? Simple: they have all sorts of fascinating, unique, and clever products; most of which are made of recycled material. I've given a little listing of some of my favorite items either for him, for her, or for the house. While I'm providing links directly to their products, do yourself a favor and check out the whole site at your leisure since they really do have a number of fascinating products that make great gifts for yourself or for someone else.
In my humble opinion, nothing starts a conversation quite like an interesting or eye-catching item in your home. Whether new or not, if you can connect an interesting story to anything around the house, it automatically makes that item more special in both your eyes and the eyes of your guests. Imagine a guest's reaction when they realize that the drink you offer them is being served in a pilsner glass made from recycled windshield glass.These pilsners are not only good looking, they are also nearly indestructible, as they are made of safety glass. You may want to reassure your guests, however, that all effort was taken by the manufacturer to make sure no bugs were left on the windshields before they became glasses.
These glasses aren't the only item that celebrate the union of beverages and the open road; you need something to open the bottles before you can pour beer into the pilsner glasses. What better to do that with than with the bike chain bottle opener? Rugged construction is equally at home in the garage as in the kitchen, but you don't want to keep this beauty hidden in the garage - show it with pride. If you're going to drink from a windshield, then you'd better put your old bottles to use too, and how better to do that than with these recycled wine bottle platters? They say wine and cheese go together perfectly, so why not show how perfectly by serving cheese on a recycled wine bottle? Finally, for the serious snacker, imagine eating your next handful of popcorn out of these LP bowls. Perfect for any musician or music enthusiast, not to mention anyone who owns a jukebox, these high-capacity bowls come in a variety of record labels, which only gives you and your guests that much more reason to finish all your snacks.
There are a number of interesting products for the man who has everything, as well. Having been called one of those men before, I know that I found a number of products that I will be spending my next paycheck on. The first item at the top of my list is a pair of typewriter key cuff links. I know that this is influenced in part by the fact that I was a literature student in college, but still, these possess both vintage flair as well as a unique take on the idea of monogrammed cuff links. For the hobbyist or tinkerer who wishes he had an extra pair of hands, check out the magnetic wristband. It holds anything from nails to screws to nuts and bolts. While this might not be ideal for a night out on the town, it sure is ideal for work around the house. The last item I found fascinating is a rubber belt made from recycled truck tires. Not only is it a fashion statement, it's nearly indestructible, and will never fade or crack like it's leather counterparts.
Ladies, don't think that I've forgotten about you! Rather, I've saved the best for last. First, for the fashionable female who just wants a little clutch bag that will draw a lot of attention, try out the recycled subway map clutch. Hold all your necessary belongings, add a little flair, and even help figure out where you are if you happen to visit the Big Apple. Who could ask for more? For those with a bit more sedate taste, feast your eyes on this gorgeous silver and sea glass necklace. The varied colors of the pieces of sea glass, which have been polished through years of being tossed around the surf, make this piece of jewelry a great accessory to wear with almost any color, and will be sure to catch almost anyone's eye. But if you prefer function over fashion, then you'll love this last recommendation: the wet bikini bag. If you love going for a swim or to the beach, but hate trying to transport your wet swim suit back home, this bag is like a dream come true. There are a number of different colors, and despite the fact that it says "bikini" on the outside, I'm sure it won't discriminate if you want to put any type of suit in it. Just toss this bag into a backpack or your car and don't worry about keeping everything around it dry.
October 13, 2006
Today is the U.S. launch of (Product) Red, an initiative founded by U2's Bono and Bobby Shriver to help eliminate AIDS in Africa. Several merchants, including Gap, Converse and Apple are introducing new Red products, some of the profits from which will be donated to The Global Fund to fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
These three merchants are on Ebates, so you can get Cash Back! If you want to maximize your charitable contribution, you can visit your Account Profile and have your Cash Back sent to a charity of your choice.
The Global Fund has achieved some incredible goals. By June of 2006, Global Fund financing provided:
- · 544,000 people with treatment for HIV and AIDS
- · 5.7 million people with voluntary HIV testing
- · 1.43 million people with treatment for tuberculosis
- · 7.3 million people treated for malaria
- · 11.3 million families with insecticide treated mosquito nets
To learn more about (Product) Red, check out this video of Bono on CNN:
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July 5, 2006
The Body Shop is one of my favorite places to indulge in sumptuous, yummy-smelling bath and beauty products. The coolest part is that they use tons of natural, good-for-you essential oils and (back to that whole green thing!) fair trade ingredients from around the globe. They are having their Semi-Annual Sale and have marked down their items up to 75% off, and Ebates is offering 5% Cash Back!
I don't know about you, but whenever stores have sales that require me to buy eight of something just to save a couple bucks, I'm a little, uh, skeptical. Who the heck needs a dozen pistachio-vanilla scented candles or six bottles of jasmine-rose-palm tree infused foot scrub?! Fortunately, The Body Shop knows what we love; you'll be glad to buy more than one!
Let's start with 5 glycerin soaps for $12. The Body Shop takes the most delicious, rich aromas and magically smooshes them into a regular ol' bar of soap. They've got about ten luscious scents to pick from; I highly recommend the Shea Butter, Nut and Passion Fruit. What I really like about these is that they are super fragrant when you are using them, but they don't linger all day. After bathing with these, you can wear your favorite scented lotion without smelling like a humid day a mall perfume counter!
Another good thing to buy in multiple is their Eye Color eyeshadow. They've got a huge palette of colors ranging from Pearl Gray to Peacock Green, so whether you're looking for something to wear to the office or out on the town, you'll find a color that suits you. These babies are normally $8.50 each, but right now they're marked down to 3 for $15! These cost less than your average drugstore brand but, unlike that goo from the Piggly Wiggly, they're made from natural moisturizers and essential oils, so stock up. But remember, make sure you start through Ebates to get your Cash Back!
June 30, 2006
The moment has finally arrived! Welcome to the premier of The Daily Cash Back, the official blog of Ebates. My name is Rebecca, and I'll be featuring the top deals and savviest shopping tips on the web offered through Ebates! Be sure to come back often so you can stay on top of the latest deals we have to offer!
The hottest thing right now is green. No, not the color of your aunt’s avocado-hued fridge from the ‘60’s, but being a little more aware of how your purchases impact workers and the environment. You may be thinking, “Well, I’d sure love to buy those organic, fair-trade, free-range , solar-powered coffee beans from the Chilean mountains, but for $25 a pound? NO THANKS.” Not so fast! You can still do your part to make Earth-friendly purchases but keep plenty of green in your wallet.
For instance, check out REI.com. They’re having a July 4th Sale and Clearance on clothing, camping gear, footwear and more with markdowns at 25-30% off. If you haven’t gotten a membership to REI, I recommend that you do so, pronto! Any Joe Schmo can get discounts during the seasonal sale, but only REI members get hooked up with a nice fat refund check at the end of the year. The more you spend, the bigger the refund- gotta love those Bay Area consumer co-ops (businesses that are co-owned by the customer). Top this off with 3% Cash Back from Ebates and you’ll have two Big Fat Checks to look forward to! Be sure to take a look at their Organic Cotton separates for men and women that’ll come in handy for yoga, summertime hikes through Yosemite, or even just a walk around the block.
And that fancy coffee I mentioned earlier? Start at Ebates (to get your Cash Back!) and check out the shipping special for MotherNature.com. They’ve got several varieties of fair trade, organic whole bean coffees by Green Mountain that are delicious! Their Breakfast Blend has been getting great online reviews and would be perfect for your first cup of the morning. Pick up some of their green-friendly Divine Dark or Milk Chocolate as well and enjoy free shipping on the whole order!