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May 6, 2013

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Mother's Day is just around the corner, and sometimes finding the perfect gift that shows just how much you care can be challenging. Luckily, P.C. Richard & Son has you covered with great deals on a variety of gift ideas for Mom! Let's talk about a few...

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Keurig personal coffee brewers are a favorite among moms. The variety of coffee and tea flavors can't be beat, and every cup comes out fresh and delicious! If your mom doesn't have a Keurig brewer already, now is the time to get one. Get a free $35 P.C. Richard & Son gift card after mail-in rebate with the purchase of any Keurig brewer, PLUS a $5 gift card with the purchase of any 2 boxes of K-Cups.


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For the mom who loves taking photos, this Nikon gift pack with a plum-colored point-and-shoot digital camera, memory card and carrying case at $129.97 can't be beat. The camera also has built-in Wi-Fi so mom doesn't have to plug the camera in to share her photos on Facebook. If she's looking for an upgrade, save $220 on a special Nikon DSLR 2-lens kit to take more professional photos.

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If your mom is looking for a tablet or e-reader, there are a variety available with free gift cards after mail-in rebate. You can snag any Samsung Galaxy Tablet and get a free $25 P.C. Richard & Son gift card, or a Barnes & Noble Nook and get a $50 gift card. Whether you keep the gift cards for yourself or give them as a bonus for mom is completely up to you... we won't tell!

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Mom will always appreciate a Dyson vacuum. This is one of the best times of year to get one, since they're 20% off and shipped free.
 
We hope that these gift ideas gave you some inspiration on what to get your mom this year. Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there... we appreciate everything that you do!



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May 2, 2013

Are you excited for The Great Gatsby remake?

Although I love the book and the original movie, I will concede that I am over the moon excited for this. Lucky for me, lots of stores are embracing the look and feel of the film in some capsule collections. Of these collections my favorite might be from Warby Parker.

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Their 1922 evokes the look and feel of the film/era in hip eyewear! I have raved about Warby Parker before, but let me remind you: their glasses run right around $100 and for every pair purchased, one is given to someone who needs a pair (like TOMS shoes). Plus you will earn 6.0% Cash Back :)



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April 2, 2013

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March 18, 2013

Today's under $100 outfit really embraces the colors of Spring. All the pieces are great staples. The jacket comes in *2* colors. Let us know what you think!

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1. This dress just scream spring, and is really embracing the color-block trend in a fun way. Grab it at JCP for just $35

2. This fashion forward jacket comes in yellow, white, and black. It's a great layering piece for the Spring and will cost just $40

3. These flat gold capped sandals are a great wardrobe staple and only cost about $20!. Head over to Target and grab a pair before they sell out :)



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February 19, 2013

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February 13, 2013

April is right around the corner - get those taxes done now. We have compiled all the great list of stores offering tax help WITH Cash Back :)

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January 16, 2013

While I have been super outspoken about being a savvy shopper, I also pride myself on being an efficient shopper - why go to 3 stores when you can get everything you need at 1? Besides having cute, sensible designs, one of my favorite shops, C. Wonder offers clothes, shoes, home decor, storage solutions, dinnerware, and lots more. I can dress myself AND decorate my place in one fell swoop.

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Not that I ever really need an excuse to shop at C. Wonder, but right now they are offering an extra 50% sale items with code EXTRA50. Here are the products I am looking to scoop up during this great sale.

1. The tartan tote of my dreams!

2. Cute little cuff that comes in a variety of colors

4. Simple, pretty earrings that could be worn with nearly any outfit

3. I may not be able to handle a real dog, so I think I need one on a sweater

5. Whimsical little tray to hold baubles and bits

6. Cute little tassel key ring to keep track of your keys


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December 16, 2012

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November 26, 2012

Tech gifts are on the tip of everyone's tongue this holiday season. It can be tricky finding deals on such powerful, new machines. Luckily our friends at HP are here to save the day! They are giving one lucky Ebates fan a brand new laptop!

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Entry is simple: Just leave us a comment letting us know the first thing you would do with your brand new machine!

Want an extra entry? 'Like' and then answer on our Facebook as well!

Want *another entry? Follow us and tweet your answer @Ebates

Entrants must be over 18 years of age, reside in the United States, and abide by complete giveaway rules.



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November 25, 2012

Black Friday was so much fun, we are doing it again for Cyber Monday! Shop Double Cash Back at over 500 stores!

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November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving is almost over, time to slip into your PJs, grab a warm mug of cider, and shop Double Cash Back at over 500 stores!

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November 8, 2012

Finding cute holiday cards is never easy - they have to be cute but not too cute, sparkly but not over the top, and at the right price. One of my favorite Ebates merchants, minted, is the answer for your holiday greeting card needs.


Their designs are perfection. Picking one design took me hours. They are charming and customizable. But that's not all, folks. They have a great offer running right now -$25 off + Free Shipping on Holiday Card Orders with code HOL25SHIP. Plus earn 5.0% Cash Back through Ebates.


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November 1, 2012

Don't let the holidays creep up on you - shop now with Double Cash Back!

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October 19, 2012

Halloween is right around the corner and our favorite 'tricks' are all the great savings we are finding around the web. There are numerous serious sales going on, and loads to Cash Back to be earned!

Friday-Sales-Round-Up5% off $75+ order at Natural Only Pet Store! Use code CJ75. Plus earn 4.0% Cash Back!

Free shipping on $40+ order at mark. Use code MARKLS40. Plus earn 4.0% Cash Back!

20% off any order at Linens 'n Things! Use code EMAIL20. Plus earn 2.5% Cash Back!

Free shipping on $50+ order at Halloween Express! Use code SHIPPINGFREE1. Plus earn 6.0% Cash Back!

Free shipping on $60+ order at Go Jane! Use code GJSHIP60. Plus earn 2.0% Cash Back!

20% off and Free shipping on $80+ order at GlassesUSA. Use code SUNSET20. Plus earn 12.5% Cash Back!

10% off any order at Fairytale Brownies! Use code SAVE10. Plus earn 7.0% Cash Back!

30% off personalized invitations for any occasion from Expressionary! Use code HOME3. Plus earn 8.5% Cash Back!


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October 9, 2012

October has arrived and we are celebrating with an Oktoberfest sale! We are featuring Double Cash Back at many great stores like O.co, Lands' End, LOFT, and more!

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October 5, 2012

Fall is in the air and savings are all around us. Loads of fabulous stores are offering great sales this weekend. Be sure to check them out!

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Use code WS105 for 10% off 5 or more Items at Wet Seal! Plus earn 4.0% Cash Back!

Free shipping on $20+ order at Stila Cosmetics! Use code 20SHIP. Plus earn 3.0% Cash Back!

New Customers Only - 25% off your first order at VisionDirect! Use NEW25VISION. Plus earn 8.0% Cash Back!

$4.99 shipping on $75+ order at Spirit Halloween. use code SHIP75. Plus earn 3.5% Cash Back!

Free shipping and Returns on any order at Ugg Australia! Use code SHIP2WAYS. Plus earn 4.5% Cash Back!

Free shipping on $150+ order at Three Dots! Use code SHIPFREE. Plus earn 3.0% Cash Back!

$10 off $40+ order at Perfume Emporium! Use code CD1972. Plus earn 6.0% Cash Back!

Free shipping on any order at Superga with code SHIPFREE. Plus 4.0% Cash Back!




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October 2, 2012

Another holiday means great sales. And why not double down on those savings with some Double Cash Back through Ebates?! We have an amazing lineup of participating stores: Macy's, Nordstrom, Kohl's, JCP, Drugstore.com, LivingSocial, and MORE!

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September 25, 2012

This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thank you to all our wonderful entrants. We hope you have a fun-filled Fall. We will be emailing our winner shortly, so keep your eyes peeled. Stay tuned for more fabulous giveaway throughout the holiday season :)

Hey folks! The team here at Ebates is getting exciting for fall. Changing leaves, pumpkin lattes, and cool weather. We thought this was a perfect excuse to celebrate with a fun giveaway. One lucky winner will receive $150 in cold hard cash.

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Entry is simple: Just tell us your favorite thing about Fall!

Want an extra entry? 'Like' and then answer on our Facebook as well!

Want *another* entry? Follow us and tweet your answer @Ebates




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September 10, 2012

This giveaway is now CLOSED. We will be reaching out to our winners via email shortly. Thank you for entering!

Do you love trendy clothes? I sure do, and am always looking for smart ways to enjoy new, fun trends without destroying my budget. Enter one of my new favorite stores: Garage.ca!

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From adorable blouses, awesome (seriously - I want ALL of their jackets) outerwear, great denim, and LOADS more. Seriously, check them out and enjoy 3.0% Cash Back!

The folks at Garage.ca are giving away 2 $100 gift cards to make sure you have a fashionable fall!

Entry is simple: Leave us a comment letting us know what your best fall accessory or clothing item!



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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 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 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 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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July 27, 2012

Summer is in full swing, and there are deals and steal popping up all over the place. Here are some sales that you should take advantage of ASAP. 

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One of the most exciting sales around - the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Enjoy discounts on select preseason merchandise. Plus earn 5.0% Cash Back!

Extra 25% off clearance at Macy's! Plus earn 6.0% Cash Back!

Use code BLISSPEEL for a free Bliss resurfacing pad with purchase at Sephora. Plus earn 8.0% Cash Back!

Use code ANNBOGO at Ann Taylor for buy one, get one 50% off on full-priced styles. Plus earn  2.5% Cash Back.

Use code BEDDING20 for $20 off a $200+ order at Home Decorating Company. Plus earn 3.5% Cash Back!

At The Knot Wedding Shop get 30% off a $125+ order with code MYBFF30. Plus earn 6.5% Cash Back!


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July 25, 2012

As you are probably aware, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing. One of my favorite things to grab at this sale is Autumn-centric footwear. Few things make me as happy as a discounted footwear+Cash Back from Ebates!

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1. Rustic Frye boots for a rugged yet chic look

2. I am super into the oversized buckle on these Steve Madden boots

3. Nothing say comfortable chic like smoking flats. These Steve Maddens are in a great neutral.

4. These Donald J. Pliner boots are a great height for tucking in jeans or jeggins

5. Love the tiny heel on this Sam Edelman bootie



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July 20, 2012

Hurry on over to Nordstrom to check out the pre-season offerings during their Anniversary Sale. Chock full of pre-season selections, this sale is NOT TO BE MISSED. Not only are there deep discounts, but shop through Ebates for 5.0% Cash Back.

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July 17, 2012

Stay informed or give a great gift with today's Daily Double. The Economist magazine has *quintupled* their Cash Back amount to 50.0%! No, that is not a typo. This deal is for TODAY ONLY, so take advantage now :)

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July 13, 2012

This contest is now CLOSED. The winner has been contacted. Thanks to everyone who entered. Stay tuned for our next exciting giveaway.

What better way to celebrate Friday the 13th then with $100 in your pocket. 

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Winners must be over 18 and residents of the United States. Good luck!


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July 12, 2012

Don't let the school year sneak up on you - start things off right with our Back to School Sale with Double Cash Back at a great selection of stores!

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July 6, 2012

We just added a fantastic new merchant - daily deals site Living Social. Be sure to check out their offerings regularly and always go through Ebates for Cash Back on your purchases!

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June 29, 2012

Our AMAZING 4th of July Sale is live. Check out the extra savings at loads of great shops!

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June 22, 2012

The first sales roundup of the Summer! It is time to stock up on all the Summer necessities like patio furniture, shorts, sunscreen, and more. Luckily lots of stores are offering extra savings with awesome Cash Back to boot :)

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The Gap is offering up to 50% off select apparel for the entire family. Plus earn 2.0% Cash Back!

Nordstrom is having their Half-Yearly Sale for Men. Plus their Cash Back is increased to 5.0%!

Use code JCPSHIP for free shipping on orders of $50+ at JCPenney! Plus earn 6.0% Cash Back!

Enjoy 15% off at OId Navy! Use code ONSUNSHINE. Plus earn 2.0% Cash Back!

Use code FAH45 for 15% off any order at Fragrance.net! Plus earn 12.0% Cash Back!

Get 30% off clearance at Aeropostale. Use code AEROCLEAR30. Plus earn 3.0% Cash Back!

Enjoy free shipping on all orders over $100 at Coach! Plus earn 1.5% Cash Back!



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June 15, 2012

It is that special time of year again! Time to vote on your favorite Ebates stores. The most popular stores will have their Cash Back DOUBLED for our upcoming Top Ten Sale! You can vote for your 5 favorite stores every 24 hours, so go ahead and cast your ballot :)

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June 11, 2012

Our friends at Lab Series are kicking off their Friends & Family sale today! Head over and grab something in time for Father's Day :)

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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 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 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 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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April 27, 2012

I sure am! If you are unfamiliar with this collaboration, this is the scoop: Target has partnered with a handful of local shops to create curated lines to mimic the tastes of these individual shops. The lucky partners are from across the country and sell a variety of goods, from candy to fashion.

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Based on other Target collaborations like Jason Wu or Zac Posen, these goods are sure to be excellent design for a great price. These lines launch May 6th, so mark your calendars!



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April 23, 2012

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April 11, 2012

Have you checked out the new sleek design of Sephora? They relaunched the new site this week, and it is a stunner. Even better: they have doubled their Cash Back to 8.0%! Shop now!

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April 6, 2012

Ebates can help you earn Cash Back on tax software and accessories. The due date is upon us, so get a move on it!



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March 16, 2012

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This giveaway will only be open through Saturday March 17th!

Entry is simple: Just tell us your best St. Patrick's experience! Good luck, everyone :)



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March 14, 2012

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March 9, 2012

It seems that a lot of our stores are looking to help you have a savvy Spring because a new sale is sprouting up left and right! Great sales+Cash Back through Ebates is a combination that always makes me happy.

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Get 20% off $40+ order at The Children's Place. Use code D6G2012. Plus 5.0% Cash Back!

Shop Gap Kids Friends and Family Event and save 30% off your entire purchase. Use code GAPFRIENDS. Plus 2.0% Cash Back!

The Limited is offering 40% off any order. Use code SAVE40. Plus 1.5% Cash Back!

Only Natural Pet Store is offering 15% off New Spring Arrivals. Use code SPRING. Plus 5.0% Cash Back!

Shoes.com is offering 25% off any Sale or Clearance Item. Use code 25SALE. Plus 8.0% Cash Back!

Expressionary is offering 20% off any order and Free shipping. Use code SPRING12. Plus 8.5% Cash Back!

Piperlime is offering 20% off Men's Shoes and Accessories including Sale. Use code SPRING. Plus 5.0% Cash Back!

Gaiam is offering $20 off $100+ order. Use code SPRINGFAVE20. Plus 5.0% Cash Back!


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February 28, 2012

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February 24, 2012

I have been doing my Spring cleaning and enjoying our awesome Home & Garden sale. Sprucing up my decor is one of my favorite ways to ring in the warmer months. 
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Shoe Steal is offering 25% off any order! Use code STEAL20. Plus 5.0% Cash Back!

Gap is offering 30% off any order (Some exclusions - details on site). Use code GAPSPRING. Plus 2.0% Cash Back!

Clarins is offering Free Gift with $50+ order. Use code FIRM.Plus 7.0% Cash Back!

Linens 'n' Things is offering 20% off and Free shipping on any order. Use code EMAIL20. Plus 2.5% Cash Back!

Meijer is offering 10% on home orders of $100+! Use promo code EBATES10. Plus 3.0% Cash Back!

Bare Necessities is offering 25% off any order. Use promo code SPRINGSAVE25. Plus 4.0% Cash Back!

Ulta is offering Free shipping on $25+ order. Use code FEBSHIP12. Plus 4.0% Cash Back!

Banana Republic is offering 20% off Jewelry and Accessories. Use code BRSPARKLE. Plus 2.0% Cash Back!



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February 17, 2012

I sure have caught Spring fever out here in California. Despite the not-entirely-warm temperatures all I want to do is get my Spring wardrobe in order. Maybe I can justify it with all these great sales and my Ebates Cash Back?

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Bath and Body Works is offering $1 shipping on $25+ order. Use code USA25. Plus 3.0% Cash Back!

Cost Plus is offering 20% off Coffee, End and Console Tables. Plus 4.0% Cash Back!

Express is offering $15 off Every $60 order. Use code 1095. Plus 2.5% Cash Back!

Lenovo is offering 15% off ThinkPad W520 Laptops plus Free shipping. Use code PRESIDENT. Plus 3.0% Cash Back!

Loft is having their President's Day Weekend Sale: Enjoy 30% off Your Full-Price order! Use code PRESIDENT. Plus 3.0% Cash Back!

Select Bedding is offering 40% off and Free shipping on any order! Use code PRESIDENT40. Plus 5.0% Cash Back!

Shoe Metro is offering 20% off any order. Use code PRESIDENTS20. Plus 4.0% Cash Back!

Jockey is offering 20% off any order. Use code FRIENDLY. Plus 4.0% Cash Back!



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February 16, 2012

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February 10, 2012

The Valentine's Day sales are in full swing this weekend. Make is a sweet occasion with great Cash Back purchases!

Friday-Sales-Round-UpOld Navy is offering 20% off Women's, Women's Plus and Men's styles! Use code ONBIG20.Plus 2.0% Cash Back!

Get 10% off any order at Beau-Coup! Use code HUGS. Plus 3.0% Cash Back!

Get a Sony PSP 3000 Core Pack System for $129.99 at Buy.com! Plus get 2.5%-6.0% Cash Back!

Clarins is offering a Free 5-pc gift PLUS beautiful pouch with $75 order! Use code EBATES214. Plus 7.0% Cash Back!

Freshpair is offering $10 off a $60+ order, $20 off a $100+ order, or $50 off a $200+ order! Use code LOVE12. Plus 6.0% Cash Back!

Macy's is offering an extra 15% off during the Valentine's Day Sale! Use code LOVE. Plus 6.0% Cash Back!

Shutterfly is offering free shipping on $30+ order. Use code SHIP30. Plus 4.0% Cash Back!

Wine.com is offering 10% off any Gift Basket. Use code WINTERGIFT. Plus 2.5% Cash Back!


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January 17, 2012

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January 2, 2012

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December 25, 2011

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It has been a wonderful year at Ebates. We genuinely appreciate all of our wonderful customers, and hope you have a wonderful holiday season.



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December 15, 2011

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If you are grappling with what to get that Fashionista on your list we have some savvy tips for you: any cool accessories, like a colorblocked clutch, bold belt, or cobalt blue purse. Cool graphics are in this year, so a graphic sweater or seasonal knee socks could fit the bill. Or just grab them a great sweater in a bold color.



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December 6, 2011

We have a TON of stores participating in our latest holiday promotion. Some of the highlights include:

4.0% Cash Back at Kohl's
8.0% Cash Back at Sephora
20.0% Cash Back at Snapfish
8.0% Cash Back at Barnes & Noble
5.0% Cash Back at Old Navy

Be sure to check them all out right here!

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November 18, 2011

Boy have the holidays really snuck up on me! I just made my shopping list and am scouring the internet for all the best sales so I can enjoy my savings+Cash Back courtesy of Ebates!
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Pea in the Pod is offering $20 off $100+ order. Use code 20PEA. Plus get 2.5% Cash Back!

French Connection is having their Friends and Family sale, which means 30% off any order and Free Shipping on $150+ order. Use code AW11FF. Plus get 2.5% Cash Back!

Lenovo is offering $270 off IdeaPad Y570. Use code USPY52U1117. Plus get 3.0% Cash Back!

New York & Comapny is offering 40% off any order. Use code 3489. Plus get 2.5% Cash Back!

Get 20% off with Kohl's Friends and Family discount. Use code FRIENDS20. Plus get 4.0% Cash Back!

CJ Banks is having their Customer Appreciation Sale: 50% off Entire Site and Free Shipping. Code EBATESCB50. Plus get 6.0% Cash Back!

The Children's Place is offering 20% off $40+ order. Use code G6F2011. Plus get 2.5% Cash Back!

Chronicle Books is offering 35% off and Free Shipping on any order. Use code FRIENDS. Plus get 3.0% Cash Back!

Diamond.com is offering 20% off any order. Use code CXM11. Plus get 2.0% Cash Back!

Head over to JCPenny for $10 off $90+ order. Use code 10JCP90. Plus get 3.0% Cash Back!


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November 11, 2011

It seems I am never really prepared for the holiday rush like I should be. I am grateful that there are so many sales going on right now so I can keep within budget using all that great Cash Back!

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A seasonal favorite, Popcorn Factory, is offering Free Ground Shipping on Christmas and Hanukkah Holiday Towers. Plus get 8.0% Cash Back!

The Gap is having their Friends and Family sale which means 30% off! Use code GAPFRIENDS. Plus get 2.0% Cash Back!

The Children's Place is offering up to 60% off clearance. Plus get 2.5% Cash Back.

Use code DRS10 at Dr. Scholl's Shoes for $10 off $50+ order! Plus get 5.0% Cash Back.

Macys is having a Veterans Day sale! For 15% off use code VET15. Plus get 3.0% Cash Back!

At the Mattell Shop get 15% off $50+ Barbie order! Use code FABDEAL15. Plus get 2.0% Cash Back!

Use code GOLDEN at Yves Saint Laurent Beauty for a free Rouge Pur Couture lipstick mini with any purchase, and Free Shipping! Plus get 4.0% Cash Back!

Get 20% off any order at Carlos Santana Shoes! Use code SANTANA. Plus get 5.0% Cash Back!

Eddie Bauer is having a surprise Friends and Family sale - 3 Days Only get 25% Off Everything Plus Free Shipping on All Orders $49+! Use code SHARE25. Plus get 6.0% Cash Back!

Harry and David is offering 15% off Royal Riviera Pears. Use code PEARSHD. Plus get 5.0% Cash Back!



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November 10, 2011

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Black Friday is coming up in just a few short weeks on Friday November 25th followed by Cyber Monday, November 28th.  While Black Friday has been traditionally known as the day that people head into the stores for the best deals, that has definitely been changing in the last year or two. More & more retailers are matching the prices of their in-store Black Friday deals online & some stores are even offering better deals online than you will find in the stores.

If you'd rather avoid the crowds & stay in your comfy pajamas to do your Christmas shopping on Black Friday, then make sure you're prepared with these simple tips for shopping online.

1.  Make a plan  - Write out a list of all the people you need to buy gifts for this Christmas season & then write down possible gift ideas.  Then set a budget for how much you want to spend per person. I keep all of this on a Microsoft Word document so I can easily update it & find it quickly when I'm shopping online. I also keep a copy of my list in my purse, so I have those ideas at all times when I'm out shopping in the stores.

2.  Do your research & scout out the prices - Once you have some ideas of what you're looking for, head to the stores or start comparing prices online to get an idea of the range of prices for that particular item. This really comes in handy for online shopping because deals can go very quickly & you don't want to buy items on impulse & then overspend because it sounded like a great deal at the time. 

Utilize Smartphone Apps - There are a number of great apps for the deal hunter.  Red Laser is an example of an app that is a barcode scanner. Just scan the barcode on a product you're interested in & it will tell you where you can find the best price.

3.  Get in the Know - Sign up for your favorite retailers' email newsletters, "like" their Facebook Fan pages & follow them on Twitter. This is one of the best ways to find out about early shopping passes, special discount codes, free shipping offers & more.

4. Use Gift Cards to Make Purchases Online - Many retailers offer special gift card promotions during the holidays (eg: Spend $20 on gift cards, earn an extra $5).  When you spot a deal like this, you'll get that extra savings that the store is offering plus it's a safer way to shop online & it helps you to stay on track with your spending. 

5. Earn cash-back on your online purchases - My last but favorite tip is to do all your online shopping thru Ebates, where you will automatically be earning cash-back on your purchases.  Head over to Ebates now & make a list of all your favorite retailers & the percentage of cash-back you will earn. Keep that in mind when you are considering the differences in price for gifts, especially on those larger-ticket items, because that cash-back can definitely make a difference in the retailer where you choose to shop. Ebates also offers a number of coupon codes & free shipping offers, so not only you will be getting cash-back when you start your shopping at Ebates, you will also find the best deals available. 

Hopefully these tips will help you to get prepared for the busy rush of online shopping on Black Friday & Cyber Monday.

Please be sure to check out all of Jen's Savvy Shopping tips over on her blog - Thrifty NorthWest Mom!


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November 1, 2011

Some of our special deals include 10.0% Cash Back at both Piperlime and Banana Republic, 2.0% Cash Back at Walmart, 14.0% Cash Back at Lancome, 5.0% Cash Back at Lenovo, and loads more. Check out all the participating stores!

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October 20, 2011

Witches, goblins, ghouls, oh my!

Join us to discuss all things Halloween. From candy to costumes, and parties to pranks, we will chat about our favorite spooky traditions!


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September 20, 2011

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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!



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August 5, 2011

Back to School sales are in full swing and SO MANY stores are offering amazing deals. Be sure to get your Cash Back+loads of savings!

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White House Black Market is offering 30% off already reduced Jewelry! Plus 2.0% Cash Back!

Ace Hardware is offering $5 off an order of $25! Plus 4.0% Cash Back!

Boscov's is offering up to 66% off Home items! Plus 3.0% Cash Back!

Kodak is offering 20% off ALL Wall Decor! Plus 7.5% Cash Back!

Oneida is offering $20 off a $100+ order! Use code AA200. Plus get 5.0% Cash Back!

QVC is having a Designer Home Clearance sale! Plus get 2.5% Cash Back!.

Kohl's is offering free shipping on any $75+ order! Plus get 4.0% Cash Back!

Ann Taylor is offering 30% off any order! Use code FRIENDSAF. Plus get 2.5% Cash Back!

The Scholastic Store is offering up to 30% off all Back to School items! Plus 5.0% Cash Back!

US Pets is offering 15% off all brands of pet medications, grooming supplies, and more! Enter code DOGGYDOG. Plus get 10.0% 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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April 25, 2011


The Giveaway Alliance is very excited to be a Community Leader for the last two weeks of April at the Frugal Living Community!

We are also excited to be partnered with Ebates! Ebates is a group sponsor for the upcoming Mother's Day Giveaway Extravaganza that starts on April 25 and ends on April 30th!

We have a HUGE line up of AMAZING prizes to giveaway!  Join us for a Live Chat at the Blog Frog on Monday, April 25 from 8-9 pm EST where we will introduce the members of the Giveaway Alliance and their awesome giveaways!

We will also have an awesome giveaway exclusively for the Live Chat!  One lucky participant will win a $250 gift bag from PHILOSOPHY!

Hope you will join us for a fun live chat!
To enter the giveaways visit the members of the Giveaway Alliance

Stockpiling Moms 

MoJo Savings 

A Few Shortcuts 

A Thrifty Mom 

DEALicious Finds 

I Heart The Mart 

Smart Couponing 

Christian Clippers 

Frugal Living and Having Fun

Saving with Amy

Wicked Cool Deals 

Addicted to Saving 

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April 19, 2011

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Easter is fast upon us, so before you hit your local drugstore and spend top dollar, take my advice and get the essentials with cash back.

1. Give more than sugary treats this Easter. A candle from Bath and Body Works is the perfect Spring gift.

2. A bit of sparkle is always a "do". Get it with this necklace from J.Crew.

3. Every kids favorite: Edible attire! Find it at Oriental Trading Company.

4. Bunny slippers! Need I say more?

5. These baskets are classic, and more importantly, inexpensive.

6. I've begun collecting Rubber Duckies, and these Easter themed ones are a must.

7. I'm not a candy girl, but Starburst is always a yummy treat.



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April 18, 2011

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It's Mother's Day at Ebates and we're celebrating with a melange of entertainment. For the next 3 weeks we'll be bringing you everything mom, from the hottest coupons to the best stores, and of course the perfect gift. Considering who we are, we'll also be bringing you giveaways, contests, and loads of cash back. This year, join us for our (and your) best Mother's Day yet!


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April 15, 2011

tax-dayIt's Tax Day! Well, close anyways. Luckily we've been given a break until Monday, but that doesn't mean I recommend waiting until then. Instead, check out the following tax deals and get paid to file. Take that Uncle Sam!





EXCLUSIVE COUPON - Save $30 off your online order of $150 or greater at the HP Home & Home Office Store using coupon code EBATES30. (Exclusions Apply)

Save 25% on H&R Block At Home Online products through this link. Plus 11.0% Cash Back.

Free Personal Finance Software at Mint.com. Plus $1.50 Cash Back.

Get your refund in as little as 8 days. E-file with TurboTax today. Plus 7.5% Cash Back.

Save up to 20% on Intuit Quickbooks 2011. Plus $10 - $37.50 Cash Back.

Save $30 off Staples 15-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder - Now $129.99 & Free Shipping. Plus
3.0% Cash Back.

Enjoy Free Shipping on most orders over $50 at OfficeMax. Plus 3.0% Cash Back.

Save on Stress-Free Tax Solutions at Walmart. Plus 2.0% Cash Back.

Get a $15 Office Depot gift card with online purchase H&R Block. Plus 1.0% Cash Back.


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March 25, 2011

editorssecretWhat could be better than a collection of the hottest sales from your favorite stores? We think nothing is better, so we asked fashion blog Editor's Secret to host today's Friday Sales Round Up. Enjoy!

We are loving Spring Fashion trends for 2011. Whether your favorite trend is color blocking, lace, the 70's look, or neutrals, you can update your wardrobe with coveted brands without breaking the bank! These are the deals that we are putting on our calendar.

Tory Burch.

Tory Burch Private Sale through March 28th. Plus 3.5% Cash Back!

Shoes.com.

Take 20% off sitewide plus free shipping using code SECRET20 through April 3rd. Plus 8.0% Cash Back.
 
Ann Taylor.

Take an extra 40% off sale styles using code Extra40 through April 1st. Plus 3.0% Cash Back.
 
Beyond the Rack.

Use invitation code EBATES10 to join and get a $10 shopping credit through May 31st. Plus 3.0% Cash Back.
 
Bluefly.

New Customers get an extra $30 off $150+ using code AFF30 through March 31st. Plus 3.5% Cash Back.
 
Steve Madden.

Take 30% off select spring styles through March 27th. Plus 4.0% Cash Back.
 
Linea Pelle.

Take 10% off all orders $30 or more using code EBATES10 through March 31st. Plus 4.5% Cash Back!
 
Lord & Taylor.

Take 20% off regular/sale priced items (15% off Home Store) using code SALE through March 28th. Plus 4.0% Cash Back.
 
Nautica.

Take an extra 20% off sale items using code MARCH20 through March 29th. Plus 6.0% Cash Back.
 
Nine West.

Take 25% off your favorite pumps plus free shipping through April 5th . No code needed. Plus 3.5% Cash Back.



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March 15, 2011

This Thursday is St.Patrick's Day, and I suspect many of you will be celebrating. Despite not being Irish, I believe it's not why you celebrate (assumed patriotism) but how you celebrate (doing more than getting drunk) that really matters. Growing up in Boston, I am well accustomed to Irish traditions, and with keeping that in mind, I bring you today's How To. I've gathered everything you need to hold a fabulous party, and a well deserved math thu-fhèin*.

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The proper St.Patrick's Day Party deserves a better invite method than Facebook. VistaPrint has invitations for every holiday and you'll get 5.0% Cash Back from Ebates. The invitation to the left is a perfect example of what to order. It's elegant, on theme, and is classier than inviting people to drink copious amount of Guinness.


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Speaking of Guinness, it's not to say I don't enjoy it, it's just that I'd rather enjoy it in other uses, like Guinness bread, or Guiness Stew. Traditional fare like these can turn a simple gathering into an intimate affair. Of course no party is complete without sweets, so break from tradition with a few can't miss goodies like these Chocolate Dipped Berries from Cherry Moon Farms.


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Decorations make the party, and Celebrate Express sells all the decorations you could possibly want. Without going overboard I think balloons, themed dinnerware, misc. chotchkes, and perhaps a banner would be sufficient. Then of course, there's the floral arrangements to think about...

 

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Good holiday movies are typically centered around Christmas or Valentine's Day (I love Sleepless in Seattle), but St.Patrick's Day has it's moment thanks to one horribly terrific movie called The Leprechaun. This is so awesomely bad it should be featured in TheBestBadMovies.com, and will provide 90 minutes of laughter, and if you're clever, several drinking games. You can purchase this from fye.com and get 2.5% Cash Back.

*math thu-fhèin is a Gaelic expression that means Well done, good for you!


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December 27, 2010

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When it comes to Christmas shopping, I'm not sure which is a crazier time: before or after. Before the holiday, shoppers are in a mad dash to buy the perfect gift. After the holiday is just as crazy with malls packed full of shoppers eager to spend gift cards, return unwanted items, and continue in the holiday cheer. Add to the mix countless after Christmas sales and the crowds become chaotic.

No thank you.

This year, skip all that fuss and shop the best After Christmas Sales from the comfort of your own home. We're offering double cash back at top stores, plus giving you direct access to the best ways to save. So go ahead, shop for yourself this time. After all, we're paying you to!


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November 25, 2010

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you a day filled with friends, family, and cheer. And lots of food too!

-Ebates

P.S. - For those who want to get ahead of the game you can shop double cash back here.


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November 8, 2010

Christmas ShoppingIt's beginning to look a lot like....THE HOLIDAYS!  Does hearing that phrase scare you? Does it send you into a panic over your holiday gift shopping list?  At one point in my life this was the case for me. As I have become more frugal, however, holiday shopping has become a bit exciting. I'm here to help you stay calm, earn cash back, and most of all shop smart!

Here are my tips for a frugal Holiday Season

1. Keep An Open Mind - One of my biggest pieces of advice for holiday shopping, is to shop throughout the year. This is especially true during the tail end of the holiday season, when retailers want to get merchandise out of their store.

Sales2. Shop With Help - By shopping sales and using coupons, you're able to combine double savings and walk away with rock bottom prices. 

3. Know Your Store - Ask retailers if the price dips below what you pay, what is their policy on this situation? Many stores have a 30 day policy allowing you to get the lowest price of the month. Equally important is to know the average price. If you are looking for a gaming system, research what it retails for. This will let you know when you see a great price.

CyberMonday4. Shop From Home - The best time of the season to shop is right after Thanksgiving and just into the start of December. The incredible sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday means you can score amazing deals and get cash back from Ebates! I personally appreciate shopping online and not having to leave my home or fight the crowds.

5. Shop With A Purpose - Most importantly, during the holiday season shop smart. Make a list of who you need to buy for, and set a price for each of those individuals. Holiday shopping is not a time to break the bank, but rather a time to celebrate and enjoy the ones you love.

Happy shopping!

Ashley Nuzzo is the CEO of Frugal Coupon Living, where she blogs full-time finding deals both online and in the stores. She has been featured on Dr. Phil and in US News and World Report as well as The Washington Post.


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July 28, 2010

As July comes to a rapid end (though you would never know it in San Francisco) Summer markdowns are getting bigger and better. Nothing gets my heart pumping like a good sale (and this guy) so without further ado here are just a few of the awesome sale items to be found through Ebates. Enjoy!


Spritzer Stripe ToteSpritzer Strip Drawstring Tote Was $325 Now $182.
Available at J.Crew with 1.0% Cash Back.

Quite possibly the ultimate preppy turned sporty handbag this begs to be paired with Summery items like seersucker pants (cuffed of course) and linen everything. Until Thursday July 29th save an extra 30% off sale items with code EXTRA30. This item also qualifies you for free shipping, so don't miss out!


Born Crown BootsBorn Crown Leather Boots Was $229 Now $159.
Available at Nordstrom with 3.0% Cash Back.

You know why you need these boots? Because they're classic that's why. That's right I said classic; no frills, no fuss, no of-the-moment crazy colors. Just a simple boot in a neutral color that will be in your wardrobe for years. Think of this as the perfect excuse to rid yourself of those nauseating pirate boots. You know the ones -  large fold over flap with flat heel and pointy toe. Jack Sparrow you are not and he wants his boots back.

DDF Age RenewalDDF Cellular Renewal Was $130 Now $42
Available at Beauty.com with 6.0% Cash Back.

I'll be the first to admit I don't spend that much money on facial products. Because I like to spend my money where I can see it (like clothes, home decor, etc) I tend to view pricey beauty products as a frivolous expense. That's not to say that I don't secretly crave them, it's just that I can't afford them. To my rescue is Beauty.com and this Anti-aging cream by trusted brand DDF. I've tried their Pore-Less cream with decent results, and considering this one is just $42 it's now obtainable by penny pinchers like myself. Check out more ways to save here.


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July 7, 2010

Being that it is Shopper Appreciation Week here at Ebates and we have increased cash back at nineteen of our top stores, we thought we would continue to spread the love with a special preview of out new television commercial. We love our shoppers so much that we put them on TV!  Watch it live for yourself at these times: MSNBC 9:50 edt/6:50 pdt; HGTV 8:25 Pacific and Eastern, 8:43 BBC America Eastern an Pacific, DIY 10:17 Eastern and Pacific


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June 29, 2010

It seems that every week we are adding another batch of big names to Ebates. Last week it was Barneys New York, and this week we have added Madewell! The JCrew sibling just recently launched their e-commerce site and we added them just in time. Hundreds of fashion bloggers, seen here and here have celebrated the launch of their online store and now you can celebrate the right way: with cash back from Ebates.

MadewellSandalI couldn't wait to take advantage of Madewell online and snagged these Sunset Sandals, which miraculously solved just about every shoe need I have. The reason why these shoes checked off so many prerequisites is that they are stylish, timeless, versatile and most importantly, I can actually walk in them.  But, they are not completely flat so they can be a little more sophisticated if they need to be. If these shoes strike your fancy and also solve some of your shoe problems, I recommend ordering them soon, because they are selling out quickly. And take advantage of 1.0% Cash Back too. Also find a ton of cute sandals, great denim ( get free shipping on all denim purchases), cute sun-dresses, amazing jewelry and hundreds of other style staples. Plus, there are a few great designer collaborations coming down the line. Currently, shop a capsule collection with jewelry brand Lizzie Fortunato and this Fall expect to see the much anticipated collaboration with Alexa Chung. And yes, those are the Sunset Sandals seen on the runway!

esp-flats-shopbopThe one problem the Madewell Sunset Sandal didn't solve was my need for something in between a sneaker and a sandal for summer days where I needed the comfort of a sandal but a little more coverage. I got lucky again when I happened upon these stylish and amazingly affordable Espadrille Flats from Shopbop for just $28. These slip on canvas flats come in several different color-ways to suit a variety of tastes. Plus, they are comfortable and the perfect compliment to every casual ensemble. I've seen similar styles selling for much more and these are going fast so pick up a pair now and get free shipping and 6.0% Cash Back.

Stock up on Summer shoes and cash back!



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June 11, 2010

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I honestly cannot believe that it is Friday again because last Friday seriously felt like it was yesterday. Luckily, this week brings volume two of our newest feature on the Ebates blog: Friday Sales Roundup. Despite what feels like a short week, we have many sales to list; highlighting tons of ways to save on Summer essentials, Dads and Grads gifts, outdoor and sports activities and much more. There is another week until Father's Day, and our double cash back promotion lasts through the 20th, so be sure to check out the deals at nine great merchants for Dads and Grads gifts. And, we have some great daily doubles this weekend, so be sure to sign up for our Daily Double email or fan us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. We'll keep you informed.

Without further ado, here are this weekend's best sales:


Aeropostale, 3.0% Cash Back - Guy's Swim 50% off (select styles) (6/16/10)

Best Buy , 1.0% Cash Back - 5% - 25% off Select Digital Camcorders. Plus Free Shipping (Exp. 06/12/2010)

Bliss Spa, 4.0% Cash Back - Summer Blowout Sale - Save up to 70% (Exp. 06/13/2010)

Crate & Barrel, 3.0% Cash Back- Save up to 20% off Select Cutlery (Exp. 06/14/2010).

Drugstore.com, 6.0% Cash Back- $10 Instant Coupon on these Top-selling Norelco Shavers (Exp. 06/19/2010)

Ebates Wireless Store, $5.00-$95.00 Cash Back- IT'S HERE! Introducing Sprint's HTC EVO™ 4G from Sprint (Exp. 06/11/2010)

Expedia, 1.0% Cash Back -  All Inclusive Deals: Air + 4 Nights from $571 (Exp. 06/17/2010).

JCPenney, 3.0% Cash Back - Bonus Sale: Savings in every department plus online exclusive bonus buys (Exp. 06/12/2010)

Gap, 2.0% Cash Back -  25% off at Gap.com with Gap, BR, or Old Navy credit card. Code GAPTHANKS (Exp. 06/13/2010).

Payless, 3.0% Cash Back - BOGO! Buy One Get One 1/2 off Everything (Exp. 06/28/2010).

There are a ton more great sales going on, check here for more.

Happy Weekend!




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May 24, 2010

sunscreenIf you haven't yet shopped at drugstore.com during our Sun Fun Week, today is your last day. That means if you want to take advantage of 8.0% Cash Back, you'd better act fast. If you have trouble stepping up under pressure, let me help you out. See, chances are you could be saying right now "But Bill, I'm already stocked up on shampoo, painkillers, hair product, and pretty much any other toiletries you can think of." You'd be correct, of course, but my question to you is this: Do you have ample supplies of both sunscreen and aloe?

A story:
Last weekend my brother-in-law received his PhD from UC Berkeley (go bears!) and being the good brother-in-law that I am, I was in attendance. However, my home in the fog belt of San Francisco mislead me. When I pulled away from my humble little hovel, it was brisk, overcast, and in the mid-fifties. I arrived at Cal's Greek Theater (an open-air theater where the four-hour long graduation took place) I was greeted with clear skies and temperatures in the eighties. Since I seldom see the sun when I venture out of my humble abode, I didn't even think to bring sunscreen, which was mistake number one. Needless to say, poor un-pigmented me and my Scandinavian descent skin didn't fare too well, and by the end of the evening I was seared like a fine steak. Arriving home, my folly was compounded by the fact that I didn't have one aloe product to be found. When you don't see the sun, you don't burn; when you don't burn you don't need aloe. Little did I think, that big ball of light up in the sky actually does show up from time to time when I leave my neighborhood.

So learn from my mistake, and always have both sunscreen and aloe in your medicine cabinet now that Summer is starting to rear its head. If you need to stock up, drugstore.com has got you covered, with a wide selection of sunscreens and various aloe lotions and gels. Naturally, you should also be mindful of how much time you spend in the sun, even with proper skin protection, but for those times where getting some rays is unavoidable, let drugstore.com help you out with great prices and 8.0% Cash Back.

Have fun in the sun with our Sun Fun Week - which ends today!


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May 18, 2010

twittertravelpartySummer travel season is about to begin and here at Ebates we are all getting ready with travel deals, special coupons and cash back on all modes of getting around, blowing off some steam and having some fun in the sun. Because we know our shoppers love travel and our last Twitter Party was such a raging success, we thought there would be no better time than now to kick off the Ebatestravel twitter party! Join us on Twitter a week from today ( May 25th from 4-5pm PST) for a night of travel deals, prizes and more. We will be hosting the party with The Traveling Mammas, travel experts of family getaways and beyond. We will highlight special travel deals, share travel tips and give away a slew of prizes including iPod Nanos and Shuffles, gift cards to Bloomingadale's and travel gift certificates too. Here is what you need to know to join the party and win prizes:

What: an Ebates Twitter Party
Why: To share ideas about travel, tips on finding great deals -- and win great prizes!
When: Tuesday, May 25th 7:00-8:00pm EST (4:00-5:00pm PST)
Where: on Twitter (You will need to have a Twitter account, it is extremely simple to sign up!)
How: Follow the #ebatestravel hashtag (You can use services like TweetChat or TweetGrid to follow the conversation) -- and don't forget to follow your hosts, @travelingmamas and @Ebates, on Twitter throughout the party for contest details, updates, and prize information.


Hope to see you there!




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May 14, 2010

MacmobileDuring our 11th Birthday Celebration (where sixty stores are offering 11.0% Cash Back for the event) we have been getting a lot of love from our users. Lots of happy birthday wishes, lots of shopping and lots of cash back make us very, very happy. During this time of bountiful cash back, we have also added another way for our shoppers to save, now on cell phones and cell phone plans. When you shop the category, you can earn up to $95 in cash back from the top cellular phone companies including; AT&T, T Mobile, Sprint, Verizon and Nextel. Shop for phones, plans, phone accessories and more. We have also highlighted some of the best deals on phones going on through each of the carriers, so if you need a new phone, need a good deal and want a ton of cash back, check it out.

Once you have picked up your fancy new phone and loaded up on cash back in the cellular phone category equipt your phone with the latest and greatest fashion apps that will keep you stylish and in the know. Here is a comprehensive list of all the best fashion apps available for smart phones. One of the newest, that is currently just avaliable iPhones, called " Ask A Stylist" features expert fashion advice on call and at your fingertips anytime.

Find thousands of ways to save when you shop through Ebates and get expert fashion advice from the Ebates Blog!





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April 23, 2010

mothersdayThe Blogmaster General could not have said it better earlier today in his Free Shipping Friday post: the weeks are ticking by and it is already Mother's Day Promotion time around here! This means we are going to give you increased cash back at twelve stores from your favorite department stores to the best online flower sellers and everywhere in between. And, as usual, we are not just giving you more cash back at the best selection of stores, but also exclusive coupons, free shipping and deals galore for more savings. For most of us, shopping for Mother's Day involves buying gifts for more mothers than just our own; friends, grandmothers, mother-in-laws, depending on your relationship, it's nice to acknowledge all the mothers close to you in your life on this special day. Luckily, when you shop through Ebates, buying all of these gifts will not leave you broke and the more you shop, the more cash back you will earn, so take advantage!

Check out all of the stores offering increased cash back and special coupons for Mother's Day and start shopping!


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April 16, 2010

springflingHappy Friday Ebates Shoppers! This Friday is particularly joyous for me, my taxes have been filed, and now, despite the fact that this year I owed taxes, I have been infected by the shopping bug. Luckily, this Friday also brings a new promotion at Ebates-Spring Fling Week, where I can earn double cash back at some of our best stores. I will take advantage of more savings at Cost Plus, Garnder's Supply Company, Newport News, Spiegel, Home Depot and Sears. With this line up, I can basically save on everything I could possibly need for Spring and beyond, from gardening supplies ( which will become especially handy when I embark on my summer challenge: a window farm) to chic sandals and from home decor to home improvement. Stay tuned for a breakdown of all the money-saving coupons  and the best deals on hand-picked products from all of our Spring Fling Stores.


And tell me Ebates Shoppers, what are you excited to buy this Spring?


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April 9, 2010

freetaxusaI will be honest here and say that despite all of the talking about doing my taxes, I have not yet taken the plunge and time is running out.The crazy thing is, my taxes are insanely easy, I can file online and earn cash back when I file through one of two Tax websites participating in Ebates Business and Office Week. I can do my taxes online with 13.0% Cash Back from H&R Block or a whopping 35.0% Cash Back from Free Tax USA. Both offer easy, step by step filing, competitive rates and the fastest way to a refund.Every year at tax time, I always vow to get organized and to keep important documents, pay hrblockstubs and receipts somewhere that is accessible, but out of the way and organized in a system that wont cost me too much. This year, after I file I am going to really bite the bullet and get organized. I will get what I need at Staples, also a participant of Business and Office Week and take advantage of 4.0% Cash Back.

Let increased cash back be your incentive to finally finish your taxes this weekend and get organized all year round!


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April 4, 2010

happyeasterFirst off, we would like to wish you a Happy Easter from Ebates! Regardless of your religious persuasion, Easter can be a great time to welcome in Spring, enjoy some good times with the family and eat copious amounts of chocolates. If you have not shopped our Easter Sale and taken advantage of double cash back from a fine lineup of merchants, it is not too late. The promotion lasts through today, so you can still shop for candy, treats, flowers, gifts and even food ( from Omaha Steaks). And the cash back increase does not end there. You can also get more cash back from The Children's Place and Boden, where you can pick up some Spring clothing and accessories your yourself and for the family.

I will never miss an opportunity to shop at See's Candies and get increased cash back. In addition to gorging myself on chocolate bunnies, I will pick up a few extras like the best-selling favorite, the See's Candy Lollypops. Get one pound of assorted or your favorite flavor of lollipops for just $15.20 and get 8.0% Cash Back from Ebates.

Shop for your favorite candy, treats or clothing during the last hours of our Easter Promotion and get more cash back in your basket!




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March 27, 2010

As Poppy told you all yesterday, we are happy to announce Sports and Outdoor Week here at Ebates, and hope you take a little break from your vigorous workout routine to score some deals at any of our eight merchants who are offering increased cash back.

One of the merchants involved in this special promotion is Eddie Bauer, who has increased from three to 5.0% Cash Back for the week. Not only is this a great chance to take advantage of some extra cash back savings, but Eddie Bauer is also in the middle of their Spring Sale, which ends tomorrow. So get cracking, and save even more on top of the cash back you'll be earning. The sale covers most products in the Eddie Bauer line, including Mens & Womens Apparel, accessories, shoes, and a small selection of outdoor gear.

Striped Brushed JerseyI know I have been eyeballing the Striped Brushed Jersey Fatigue shirt, currently just $29.99, which is a savings of about ten dollars off the list price. Long sleeved, yet brushed for softness, this top is the perfect option when it's not quite cold enough for a sweater or hoodie, but a t-shirt just isn't enough. I'm also a big fan of sporting long sleeved shirts under tees or short-sleeved button down shirts, and this shirt is perfect for just such an application. Naturally, you not only save the $10 off the top, but you will also be taking advantage of 5.0% Cash Back with Sports and Outdoor Week!

Find great deals on apparel, supplies, and much more with Sports and Outdoor Week from Ebates!


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March 27, 2010

Excuse me for the corny title, but sometimes you've just gotta get silly. Of course there's nothing silly about saving money, earning cash back, and indulging on Easter treats, so we've put together 14 of our top merchants to bring you a basket full of savings. For countless ways to save this holiday check out our Easter Sales going on now! 

Ebates-Easter-SalesSilliness aside, there's no better time to shop for your family's Easter needs whether they includes flowers for you dinner table (shop Dutchbulbs for 6.0% Cash Back), chocolates for your family and friends (shop Ghirardelli for 8.5% Cash Back), or if you just don't feel like slaving in the kitchen but still want a tasty meal at a great price. Speaking of tasty, shop Omaha Steaks for 6.0% Cash Back.

On top of savings for the holiday, this is also a great time to show some Spring love. For those looking to say thank you to special friends or coworkers, GourmetGiftBaskets offers 8.0% Cash Back on baskets for every individual. If you've been called on baking duty for the classroom Dancing Deer Baking Co. has cookies, brownies, and other treats all with 10.0% Cash Back.

Now that you've got a taste of what stores we have, be sure to shop their sales and coupons as well. You'll find sweet ways to save and just in the nick of time. Easter is just one week away!

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March 26, 2010

tennis_max I am sure one of the reasons you love Ebates is that a special sale or promotion is pretty commonplace. Whether it be Shoe Week or our Easter Sale, we always have something in the works to give you even more cash back. Ever so often (ok, very often), a sale event comes along and I think, " I better take advantage of this". Sports and Outdoor Week is one of those sales. With Spring in the air, I am ready to enjoy the outdoors and start taking part in some recreational activities beyond my usual running on the treadmill at the gym. Now is my chance to gear up and earn double cash back at the best sports and outdoor stores like: Under Armour, Champion, Cabela's, Athleta, Road Runner and Eddie Bauer. With two out of the six participating stores offering double-digit cash back and the rest at 4.0% or above, it is easy to earn cash back like it was your favorite sport!

Check out all of the Sports and Outdoor Week stores and find special coupons, sales and much more.

And stay tuned to the Ebates blog where we will highlight the best ways to earn on all your favorite outdoor activities.


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March 20, 2010

As we have determined already, we are in the midst of Shoe Week here at Ebates. It's an exciting time as we re-visit one of the most successful promotions of last year, and we have high hopes for this year's version as well. While you'll see some of the more traditional shoe merchant names like Shoes.com or ShoeBuy this year, but most people overlook the great selection of footwear at Sears. I know, I know, you're all thinking about just work boots or tennis shoes, but in addition to wonderful selections of both of those items, there are plenty of fashionable heels, sandals, flats, and much much more.

Naturally, you get the benefits of double cash back on a lot more than just shoes; everything at Sears can get gotten with 4.0% Cash Back for the entire duration of Shoe Week. So you can get everything from power tools to perfume and everything in between (even shoes!) with the great cash back savings.

I spent a little time clicking around the men's shoe section, looking for something that might suit my fancy, and I noticed the word "Sale" calling to me like a lighthouse on a dark and foggy night. What shoes being on sale would drum up such a reaction, you ask? None other than the classic Converse All-Stars. Converse-All-StarNow through March 25th, you can save and undisclosed amount on a brand spankin' new pair of Chucks, and I will say this: for as much as the girls talk about seasonal styles and the hottest trends, a classic pair of Chuck Taylors will always be in style. However, they will not always be on sale, so act quick. One more friendly piece of advice: in my years of experience they always run one size larger than their stated size. For instance, I am a thirteen in every pair of shoes I own, except for my Chucks, which claim I am a twelve.

Find your perfect pair during Shoe Week!


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March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day, folks. Hope you're enjoying the luck o' the Irish, and haven't forgotten to wear your green!

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As most of you know, we are currently in the middle of our Lucky Cash Back week, and if you want to luck out with some savings, I've got just the deal for you. From now through the end of March, AccessoryGeeks is offering an additional 7% off of all orders with coupon code EBATES11. This offer runs in conjunction with their everyday offering of 9.0% Cash Back, so you are really racking up the savings when you shop for all your cell phone accessory needs. Whether you are looking for an all-natural wood case for your iPhone, or want a car charger for your Nexus One, AccessoryGeeks has you covered, and offers great cash back, a large selection of coupons, and free shipping on orders within the United States and Canada.

So just like at the craps table in Vegas, you have to remember seven and eleven: 7% off all orders at AccessoryGeeks with coupon code EBATES11, that's a savings combo that wins every time!




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March 12, 2010

Lucky-Numbers-WeekSuperstitions. Everyone has them, it's just a matter of how you use them. Personally speaking, I always cross my fingers when driving over railroad tracks, I never walk under ladders, and fifteen is my lucky number. How lucky? Well my birthday falls on May 15th (A.K.A pay day for all you cash back lovers), so I use my superstition to do what I do best. Shop!

Today is especially lucky because it marks the start of Lucky Cash Back Week. A brand spanking new promotion where you'll find seven of our top stores with increased cash back. Call us superstitious, but we feel cash back is even better when you've got luck on your side. Here's a taste of what's in store:

Lucky Number Three: Every culture in the world recognizes the power of three and we're celebrating with the store that sells everything in the world: eBay. You'll receive 3.0% Cash Back and find free shipping on thousands of items, things to obsess over, and of course, great deals.

Lucky Number Five: Not the most thought of lucky number, many cultures consider any number starting with five to be lucky. In Russia, bouquets of flowers and gifts are given in the amount of five, but for Ebates we'll give you Newport News and HP Home. Both have cash back amounts of 5.0%, and both are great places to shop for gifts. I did mention my birthday after all.

Lucky Number Seven: Probably the most common lucky number, we're celebrating with 7.0% Cash Back at the following stores; Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, and Athleta. For the really superstitious among us, it should also be mentioned these stores all have $7 flat rate shipping. Combined with seven participating stores, and 7.0% Cash Back, you've now harnessed the power of three. Mystified? Don't be. At Ebates you're always lucky!

Feeling Lucky? Shop it here.


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March 8, 2010

eForCity Anniversary SaleHey all, I don't have a clever or punny intro for this blog, I don't really have a personal story to lead you in to the deal. Instead, I was contacted the other day by our friends over at eForCity, informing me that not only are they in the midst of a tenth anniversary sale, they have also tripled their cash back throughout the month of March to 7.5% Cash Back. I have always appreciated the affordable prices at eForCity whenever I am looking for tech accessories. Whether you're looking for a screen protector for your iPhone, a cooling lapdesk for your laptop, or new HDMI cables for your home theater setup, eForCity has quality products at competitive prices.

Another benefit of their current tenth anniversary sale is the variety of coupon codes they're currently offering to help you save even more. Just visit the eForCity Coupons Page at Ebates and you will see just what I'm talking about. Not only are they offering a sitewide savings of 10% through April 1st with code EF10YEAR, they also offer free shipping on $25 or more with code SHIP25, they also have a whole slew of coupon codes for anywhere from ten to twenty percent off specific accessory categories. There are almost too many to list in this one location, so I urge you to check out eForCity and see all the wonderful deals and discounts they are offering us.

Plus, one other feature that they offer, which I tend to be a huge sucker for, is a page dedicated to Daily and Weekly Deals. I don't know what it is about finding a price cut for a limited time, but I find myself buying things I'd never consider otherwise; but man, it's such a great deal!

Also, check out the eForCity Twitter Competition for your chance to win an Apple iPad!


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February 23, 2010

NBC Vancouver 2010 Highlights DVDRegardless of if you are an avid Olympics watcher or someone who tunes in from time to time, there is something special about the Olympics. Watching athletes from around the globe come together to display their talents is truly a one-of-a-kind event and worth tuning in to. I love the figure skating although I cringe and look away when a skater slips or falls.

This year seems especially magical, and although there is a really healthy dose of competition, there seems to be a real sense of sportsmanship and community among all the athletes and I am all for that. A way to remember this memorable Olympic Games is by shopping at the NBC Universal Store, where you will get 3.0% Cash Back from Ebates and  good deals on a ton of memorabilia and Olympic swag. One of these can't miss items is the 2010 Vancouver Olympics DVD with highlights of all the events. You can pre-order your copy for just $24.99 and it will be shipped to you when it is released on April 27th.

Also find team U.S.A. tee shirts, pins, hats, flags, athlete video games, and much, much more. Show your support of the games or you favorite athlete and save when you shop at NBC Universal Store though Ebates!


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February 20, 2010

staplestaxcenterTax time is either your favorite time of year, or a time when you want to crawl under your bed and not come out until April 16th. Regardless of what Uncle Sam says, you'll be sure to get a refund with Ebates. How much? During Ebates Tax and Business Week you'll receive up to double cash back at six of our top stores, including Staples. To spare you the pep rally, I won't make doing your taxes out to be as fun as say, buying this, but since taxes are a civic responsibility, you may as well get everything you can out of them.

Now offering 4.0% Cash Back, Staples is a one-stop shop for tax preparation. They carry tax software by trusted names like Quicken, H&R Block, as well as Turbo Tax. For those with questions regarding tax preparation, Staples makes getting help easy with their "Ask A Tax Expert" program. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned pro, everyone could use a little help during this hectic time of year. As an added bonus, Staples offers Free Shipping on all orders over $50. Now that I've given you the rundown on getting cash back, free shipping, and tax advice, it's time to get on to more fun things, like shopping for Spring!

Get ahead with Tax and Business Week.


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February 2, 2010

If I pretend for a moment that I actually have a Valentine and then take the fantasy one step further, I know what I would want from that special someone to celebrate the day of love and it is definitely something sparkly from Blue Nile. I also know that I would want him to shop the Ebates Valentine's Day Sale, where he could get double cash back, coupons, and the best gift to impress me with. I find frugality very sexy!

Double Cash Back at Blue Nile
Getting a good deal and earning some cash back is always a good thing when you are shopping for yourself or for a great gift. And the cash back racks up at Blue Nile, where they have the best selection of high quality fine jewelry and offer 8.0% Cash Back until Valentine's Day. But no one wants to receive a cheap or ill-conceived gift, especially on Valentines Day. Thankfully, Blue Nile offers expert advice to help you find the perfect gift for your special someone. Check out their list of Top Ten Valentine's Day Gift Ideas where the gifts range from a sterling silver double heart pendant (for just $50) to a stunning set of diamond studs (always a good call). They have you covered on all your fine jewelry, everything from a modest heart adorned sterling silver bracelet to high end jewels. But, no matter what you buy, she will be excited to see the Blue Nile box arrive. And ladies, pick up an id bracelet, money clip, or key ring for your guy this year and have it engraved for the occasion at Blue Nile


Hurry and shop all of our Valentines Day stores and get increased cash back!


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January 25, 2010

Then you've come to the right place. See, as you may already know, there's this football game coming up, and it's called the Super Bowl. You might have heard of it. It's kind of a big deal, especially to football fans. But there's one thing you can count on every year, whether you are a football fanatic or someone who thinks a two point conversion is an economics term: amazing sales on televisions. The reason for this is simple: the Super Bowl is one of the most watched television events all year in the U.S., and for that very reason, retail stores try to offer the best deals possible for folks who are interested in impressing their friends with a new and sleek TV on which to watch the game. This year, eBay is running a special in their Daily Deals section proving why they're consistently our most popular merchant.
eBay Daily DealWhen I noticed that eBay was featuring HDTVs of all shapes and sizes in their Daily Deals, I couldn't believe some of the prices. By shopping through them, you'll be saving up to 39% on a wide array of televisions, ranging from nineteen inches all the way up to fifty five. Best of all for yours truly, all of these TVs will be shipped free. As always, you'll also be earning 2.0% Cash Back on your purchases when you shop through Ebates. If you've even been considering getting a new flat screen HDTV, even if it's just in the back of your mind, you really owe it to yourself to at least check the prices and discounts on some of these TVs - I know I was surprised at just how inexpensive a new HDTV has gotten.

Find the perfect TV for your needs with cash back and savings in our Televisions category!



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January 22, 2010

In my elaborate fantasies about the life I don't have, I imagine having fresh cut flowers in every room of my apartment. While this is not something that is completely out of the realm of possibility, my extra money usually goes to other things, and I view fresh flowers in the home as a special treat or something for a rare occasion.

When our Valentine's Day promotion launched, I was excited to see Teleflora had increased 12.0% Cash Back and I felt that perhaps my fantasy would become a reality; I could have fresh cut flowers, and if I play my cards right, I could even be gifted a beautiful bouquet. If a whopping 12.0% Cash Back was not enough of an incentive, they have same-day delivery and an additional 10% off all orders (no code required). Plus, they offer a wide range of flower arrangements for virtually every occasion and with in every price range, so it will be easy to find something affordable to spruce up my apartment.

Valentines Day Roses from TelefloraAnd when I say a wide range of arrangements, I do not exaggerate. Find classic Valentine's Day bouquets packed with beautiful red, white, and pink roses for your love or something a little more off-beat like tulips, orchids, and more. Also, discover get well arrangements, birthday bouquets, and even have the florists make a special arrangement for you when you give them just a few guidelines. Check out shopping guides like the "rose color symbolism guide" and make sure you are sending just the right message with your arrangement (gentlemen, yellow roses may not be the right choice).

Find just the right arrangement for all your flower needs and earn 12.0% Cash Back at Teleflora from Ebates.


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January 16, 2010

Get Cash Back This Tax Season!I must admit I'm not one for giving sage advice when it comes to filing taxes. My past habits have been to ignore Uncle Sam until the very last minute while I frantically search for documents and receipts. Another dirty habit was to file my taxes without going through Ebates. I know, it's a waste of money not to do so, but this year I've learned my lesson and won't be making the same mistake. If you've never filed your taxes online, or if you have but haven't gone through Ebates, check out our Finance Category for cash back and coupons at tax gurus like H&R Block, Jackson Hewitt, OnePriceTaxes, and more.

For years I've completed my taxes through H&R Block. They maintain a high level of security (extremely important considering every two seconds a person's identity is stolen) and all my info from previous years is neatly organized and ready for use. No more worrying I recycled what I thought was an old bill, all my info is right at my finger tips. Also a benefit of filing your taxes through H&R Block are their countless options for getting the most deductions. Hey, getting a bigger check takes work, but the payoff is great! By using H&R Block through Ebates, you'll get 14.0% Cash Back. See? Doing your taxes isn't so bad after all!

Get Cash Back in our Finance category!


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January 10, 2010

Here at Ebates, we're always trying to find the best deals around for you and yours. Take for instance our Travel Sale, going on now through the fourteenth. But say you don't want to travel or (like me) can't really afford to at the moment; what are we to do?

SmartBargains Coupons.gifLuckily, there are sales at merchants in this sale that aren't strictly travel, such as eBags.com and one of my favorites, SmartBargains. During the sale, SmartBargains has increased to 4.5% Cash Back, but that's not it - they are also running a sale for 10% off when you click through this link, and you will also get free shipping on orders over $75. Considering the selection that they have, it shouldn't be hard at all to find $75 worth of merchandise that will catch your eye, regardless of whether you are looking for apparel, home and garden goods, or even something new and exciting for the bathroom. No matter what, you can find something you like and find some great savings, all with the help of Ebates.

I know that most of you who read this probably already realize the fact, but this is just another great example of how much you can save when you find a good sale at a merchant (especially one with already-low prices like SmartBargains) and can make it even better by earning cash back by shopping through Ebates. This is pretty exactly what we Ebates "pros" do - we look for an already great deal, and we find a way to save more (in this case 4.5% more) by shopping through Ebates!


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December 30, 2009

As you well know, I do my best with this weekly installment to balance entertainment and information. This week I wanted to make things a tad more informative than usual, as we have an Ebates-exclusive deal to bring to you. See Buy.com, one of our most popular merchants, has given us a rare increase in cash back. Rather than the standard 1.0% Cash Back that they usually offer, from now until January 7th, they will be offering 3.0% Cash Back. It may seem small, but for those of you who shop a Buy.com often are well aware, they don't increase cash back much, if at all.

buy dot com dealsWhile most of you probably first think of Buy.com as an electronics retailer, most people forget the wide array of products they offer. They've got everything from books & games to kids toys, outdoor & home goods, even apparel. There are always a vast array of Buy.com coupons available, most of which will lead you directly to some pretty amazing deals.

So if you love the convenience of having everything you need available at one single website, take advantage of triple cash back at Buy.com!


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December 9, 2009

If there are two facts about me that have been made abundantly clear in the time I have been writing for this blog, it is that I am an unabashed book nerd and that I am a proud San Francisco resident. So when these two interests dovetail, I just have to tell the world about it. Through the end of the day today, Chronicle Books, a San Francisco mainstay whose offices I walk by every evening as I leave work, is having a pretty amazing Friends & Family Sale.

While you can still use coupon code HOLIDAYHINTS to get 25% off and free shipping on all your orders, ending tonight at midnight, you can bump your savings up another 10%. With coupon code FRIENDS, you can take 35% off your entire purchase at Chronicle Books and get free shipping anywhere. It's a funny thought to someone like me, that I can order something from them online and get it for much cheaper than I can if I walked into their store and bought it. Ah, the glories of the internet!

moleskine plannerSo what did I buy? It shouldn't come as a surprise, knowing me; I got a new Moleskine planner. After spending a year trying to decipher my scrawl in the pocket planner (roughly 3x5 inches) I am upgrading to the 5x8 standard size planner because, quite frankly, I'm a busy man. What's really nice about this particular planner is that it has an entire page face each week for notes, lists, and all the other things scribblers like myself enjoy.

So this fine piece of planning power would normally run me $18.95 plus $4.50 shipping, in addition to nearly $2 more with CA State sales tax. Thanks to this coupon, I was able to get this out the door, tax and all, for $13.37, a savings of over $10. Now I have money to buy more books! That doesn't even factor in the 3.0% Cash Back that is heading on its way directly to my Ebates account.

Take advantage of this sale and more by checking our Coupons category!


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November 29, 2009

If you didn't get quite enough of a good thing on Black Friday, we've quickly arrived back at Cyber Monday! Luckily, a majority of the great deals we brought to you on Friday are still active today - so make sure you re-visit Friday's blog post for a refresher on what deals are already out there. But if you you managed to find all the deals you wanted to find on Friday, here are a few more deals that have been added in today with increased cash back from your friends at Ebates.com. Make sure you visit our Cyber Monday page for a run-down of all the great stores offering crazy amounts of cash back today!



Ann Klein:  Take 30% off all regular priced shoes at Anne Klein. Plus receive free shipping on all orders! 

Canon: CYBER MONDAY ONLY! Save 42% on PIXMA MP990 Photo All-in-One Printer Bundles!

Charlotte Russe: 25% off site-wide at CharlotteRusse.com! Plus, spend $60 or more and shipping is free! Coupon Code: MONDAY25

Dell Home: Great Cyber Monday Deals at Dell + Free 3-5 day shipping on all items here.

HSN: 20% off any purchase of 100 or more.

Home Decorators Collection: 20% off any purchase of $100 or more.

JetBlue: JetBlue Cyber Monday Sale!

Nine West: New Nine West doorbusters!  TODAY ONLY, plus shop up to 50% off (select styles).

American Eagle: Free Shipping on all orders at American Eagle.

Barnes & Noble: Save 15% off one eligible item with coupon code: B3U9U7U

Ice.com: 1 day only! Save 30% On All Jewelry + Free Shipping. Coupon code: SCYBM

Cost Plus World Market: 20% Off Your Entire Order, Plus Free Shipping Over $50. 1DAYAFF

Sephora: Free Shipping on any order. Code SHIP4FREE.



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November 27, 2009

It's Black Friday, everyone! Hopefully you're recovering from your meals, kicking back for a nice relaxing day of family and digestion (not in that order necessarily), and of course, shopping. Since we here at Ebates are always trying to help you out, we have compiled a list of Black Friday Specials from some of our most popular merchants. Naturally, you can click over to our Black Friday Sale page for an entire list of increased cash back, but we thought we'd pare down the list a little for your ease. Shop on!


Saks Fifth Avenue: Get $100 off when you spend $400 on Contemporary Women's Apparel. Code: CONTEMP9.

Express: 25% off your purchase before noon, 20% off your purchase after noon.

Walgreens: Black Friday Photo Deals! 70% off Desk Calendars.

Shopbop: Spend $300+, Save $50, Spend $500+, Save $100, Spend $700+, Save $150,Spend $1,000+, Save $225. Enter code: GIFT4U.

Clarins: With any $100 purchase, receive a Luxury Make-up Case filled with Deluxe-Travel Sized Essentials, valued at $204 - use code THANKS at checkout. Quantities are limited.

Buy.com: Special Black Friday Deals, Check them out here.

New York & Company: 50% off and free shipping on orders $100 or more with code with code 4302.

EForcity: 30% off site wide coupon code : BF30SALE. FREE Mini 5 mm Dice, Mixed Color, 100 piece. Code: BFFREE1. FREE Glossy Photo Paper - 4 x 6 - 20 PCS. Code: BFFREE2.

Ulta: Receive 10% off any purchase* using code EBATES10.*Excludes salon services, fragrance, hair artistry brands, prestige cosmetics including Bare Escentuals, prestige skincare, Dermalogica, Clarisonic, Thermaclear, T3 and Philosophy.

Bath & Body Works:  Get Select Slippers for Just $25. Get An Eau de Toilette Sampler for Just $25 (A $40 Value).Aromatherapy Classics, Get 2 for $15.2 Pairs of Socks for $10.

Restaurant.com: 80% Off Code: SAVE LP8.

Overstock Drugstore: Save 25% off 25 select items at Overstock Drugstore with coupon Cyber25425.  Free gift with every order while supplies last. Offer is limited to the first 50 redemptions per day.

Walgreens: Walgreens Black Friday Photo Deals! 70% off Desk Calendars, valid 11/26-11/28!
 
Newegg: BLACK FRIDAY! Ready, Set, Shop at Newegg.com

Target: The Two-Day Giftacular Sale is On at Target.com

Kiehl's Since 1851: Exclusively for Friends and Family! Enjoy 20% OFF all your purchases on Kiehls.com. Plus enjoy complimentary ground shipping on orders of $30 or more. Use code FAMILY

Macy's: It's the Macy's After Thanksgiving Sale with Great Savings on over 25,000 items in addition to everyday values, plus Free Shipping on $99+ with code THANKS

Kohl's: Over 300 Early Bird After-Thanksgiving Specials from Kohl's

Sears: Shop our Black Friday Doorbusters for Extra Savings and Special Sales

Best Buy: Early Black Friday Specials - No Lines, No Waiting, Just Great Deals

Walmart: Shop Amazing Online Specials While Supplies Last!

JCPenney: Screenbusters Sales Are On - Save Up to 70% From Your Computer!

Apple Store: The One Day Shopping Sale at Apple: a special one-day-only holiday shopping event. You'll find dozens of great iPod, iPhone, and Mac gift ideas -- all with free shipping.

Deep Discount: The Mega Sale - 40% off Blu-Rays & DVDs, 30% off CDs and Books, and 75% off All video Games plus Free Shipping. Enter Code HOTSTUFF and get a Free gift on orders $60+

Nordstrom: Find Great Discounts Plus Free Shipping On $100+ With Code HOLIDAY09

Oriental Trading Company: 20% off orders of $59 or more and Free Shipping on All Orders!

dELiA*s: Take 20% Off Your Entire Purchase at dELiA*s! Offer ends 12.03.09

Sephora: Get 20% off Bare Escentuals Foundation Kits at Sephora.com. Offer valid now through December 1st.


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November 20, 2009

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, everyone is preparing for the launch of the Holiday Season. Whether it be dusting off the roasting pan, looking for the turkey baster, planning your table settings, or getting a head start on gifts, there is work to be done. Luckily, Macy's is having a sale on everything you need for the perfect holiday.

Shop Macy's this weekend and get 5.0% Cash Back (increased for our November Holiday Double Cash Back month) and save 20-50% off plus everyday values with free shipping on orders of $99 or more with code READY at checkout. Save on bed & bath items, holiday decor, kitchen, luggage, entertaining, clothing, and accessories for the whole family. I clicked over to the Macy's homepage to shop for much needed home entertaining items (my guests need napkins other than paper towels) and was enamored by their spectacular holiday gift guide. With helpful categories like gifts under $25 and gifts for him, it is easy to find the right gift at the right price while you pick up some necessary holiday items this weekend at Macy's.

Mac Do The Trick Brush Collection at Macys
While clicking through the categories, I found this special edition MAC Do The Trick Brush Set for $49.50 with 5.0% Cash Back. MAC makes the best brushes on the planet and every year during the holidays they release a special value, limited edition gift set. Since a beauty obsession runs in the family, I will pick up this set for my mom's stocking and earn some cash back for myself!

Want more cash back? Want more deals? Don't miss Ebates Black Friday extravaganza!


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November 11, 2009

If it seems like I'm writing about sales a lot, that's because I am. But the reason I am is that currently some of our favorite merchants are running some great sales. Add to the list of great sales this beauty from Bloomingdale's: with coupon code BFRIEND, you can take 20% off all purchases at Bloomingdale's through this Sunday, November 15th.

Batman ScarfWhat's nice about site-wide sales is that you can really make your discounts work for you much more than on specific item-based sales or department-wide sales. This way you can take advantage of discounted prices, a great 20% off sale, and 5% Cash Back through Ebates. It's a great opportunity to get a jump start on your holiday shopping, because I wouldn't trust that some of the hotter and more in-demand products will make it through the sale, so if you're thinking you want to wait until Black Friday, you might want to think again.

So what's Bill asking for this Christmas? This cashmere Batman scarf. It's a perfect blend of high class (we're talking 100% cashmere here, folks) and low culture (I have a Batman tattoo and a Batman pocket watch, I might as well get a scarf to round out the set). Plus, it's made by a company called Psycho Bunny. Who can't get behind that? Let's not forget that by applying the Bloomingdale's coupon code to this purchase, I'll knock off $45, taking the price to a much more manageable $180.

What will you find in the Bloomingdale's Friends and Family Sale?


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November 5, 2009

Ralph Lauren Private SaleAs the holidays rapidly approach (who can believe it is November already?), sales seem to become more and more plentiful. The key to keeping your sanity without missing out on a great opportunity to save, is to weed out the can't miss sales with the sales that are not really worth the time. One way to do this is to keep up on the Ebates blog, where we will never let a good deal pass you buy. So, when RalphLauren.com and their sister site Rugby By Ralph Lauren announced their Private Sale, starting today and lasting through November 9th, I knew it was not to be missed. During the Private Sale at RalphLauren.com, get 3.0% Cash Back from Ebates while you shop items reduced 40% with an additional 15% off using coupon code NOV59AF at checkout. In addition, shop Fall collections reduced up to 50% with 25% off select Rugby Icons at Rugby by Ralph Lauren and of course, get 3.0% Cash Back on all your purchases.

Wool Cashmere Pony Crewneck Sweater SaleThe Private Sale is a great time to stock up on iconic Ralph Lauren luxury items like this wool and cashmere blend Pony Crewneck priced from $119-$129 (depending on color) with an additional 15% off, reducing the price an additional $17-$19 respectively. Pick up one for yourself and anyone on your Holiday shopping list and save big during this can't miss sale event!


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October 27, 2009

Even though Halloween is just days away, the consensus around here seems to be that most do not have their costume prepared (to say nothing of Halloween decorations). The good news for those who wait for the last minute is that you do not need to miss out on savings from the Halloween Sale at Ebates because many of the participating merchants are offering two-day or express shipping with a guarantee your order will arrive in time for Halloween. So procrastinators rejoice with the double cash back and the best costume selection from Ebates!

Edward Cullen Standup Cutout

Costume Supercenter, Half Price Costumes, WBShop, DisneyStore, and Star Costumes all have shipping options to make sure your costume arrives in time for Trick-or-Treating. With vampires overloading popular culture (Twilight, True Blood, Vampire Diaries and more) it is sure to be a big theme this Halloween. I found this Edward Cullen Stand-up from Half Price Costumes and figure that it is the must-have Halloween accoutrement for any Twilight fan, plus it's just $42.99 with 12.0% Cash Back from Ebates. Ideal for anyone who is not dressing up, a special Halloween gift for a friend or a year-round decoration for inspiration, it is a pretty great deal that will be shipped to your door before the big day! If you are looking for costume ideas, find your best vampire look from any of the Halloween Sale merchants and save big!


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October 20, 2009

If you read this blog, you should already know all the wonderful benefits of shopping at Shopbop; the great brands and styles, the excellent selection, and the fact that there is always site-wide free shipping, just to name a few. The one thing that you might not know is that right now, through tomorrow, they are doing their Friends and Family Sale, which means you can take an extra 15% off their already-low prices, all while earning 6.0% Cash Back.

Shopbop Friends and Family SaleWhile you're there, make sure you take advantage of the expert knowledge that can be found all over the Shopbop site - there are great resources like the Shopbop Buzz, Look Books, Fashion Trends, Denim Guide, and much more. In addition to giving you the chance to purchase styles straight out of the pages of the latest fashion magazines, it gives you a chance to see what is right at the forefront of fashion, all in one handy location.

Head over there ASAP and take advantage of 15% off with coupon code INTHEFAMILY15, and earn 6% Cash Back from Ebates!



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October 19, 2009

It's my experience that Halloween is a rather polarizing holiday: you either love it or hate it. I can say that I fall into the latter category because I am not particularly fond of constructing an elaborate costume, dressing up, or being festive. Yet, there is one thing about Halloween that I cannot get enough of: sweet, delicious, addictive candy. Halloween is a special time of year for candy lovers because most everyone has some to give out, special edition candy is available, and you can basically eat of ton of it and rationalize your over-indulging with the fact that it only comes once a year. Another way to rationalize heavy candy consumption is shopping at Candy Warehouse, through Ebates during the Halloween Sale where nine merchants have increased cash back and offer special deals for the event. The Candy Warehouse has increased to 7.0% Cash Back and has more candy options for holidays, special occasions, and themes than you could even imagine at amazing prices. Check out the Candy Warehouse and find delightfully creepy candies like chocolate filled eyeballs (yum), candy-corn shaped lollipops, gummy earthworms, and much, much more.

7% Cash Back at Candy Warehouse
Shop at the Candy Warehouse now and save on your candy purchases that will please everyone from the die-hard candy addict to the neighborhood trick-or-treaters, and the Halloween lover.

Shop all of our Halloween Sale Merchants with increased cash back!


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October 18, 2009

We're in the middle of our Halloween rush, and there are some of us out there who want something a tad more entailed than the microwave on the head look that we've used the last three years running.

bat miteIn Halloween, just as in life, when I'm in doubt, I always look to Batman. The caped crusader hasn't let me down yet on either front, so this year I am going to head on over to the Warner Brothers Online Shop to find all the Dark Knight accessories I could possibly want. What I also appreciate is that they don't limit themselves to the Batman world of modern cinema, there are classic "comic book" Batman costumes as well.

Say you don't love Batman as much as I do (I realize it, few people do), there are a wide range of costumes to be found, most of which are finding greater and greater price reductions as the days inch closer to the thirty-first. Find Harry Potter costumes, Wizard of Oz costumes (and therefore Wicked costumes), and a whole array of other great get ups that will get you all the treats on Halloween Night. Best of all, no matter what you get or what you pay for it, you'll get 8% Cash Back on that purchase!

Find your perfect costume with some help from Ebates! Earn Double Cash Back with our Halloween Sale.


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October 16, 2009

Rag & Bone Fall 2009 Runway SlideThere are those moments for even the most seasoned shopper where fate or the proverbial shopping gods seem to step in and bring you deal that is nothing short of amazing. Two factors need to be present for this to happen: one is that a good sale needs to cross your path, and two is that you really, really need to covet something.

I have had my eye on this Rag & Bone Kato Jacket since I saw it on the runway (pictured left). Not only am I a huge fan of Rag & Bone (the quality is amazing, much of the line is made in the U.S.A and it is the epitome of classic meets edgy) but this jacket could literally be worn with everything and is reversible with one side navy and the other black! I was looking for a lot of bang for my buck in this seasons jacket purchase and this fit the bill. See it pictured in the runway slide layered over a floral dress and styled on the Saks Fifth Avenue website (pictured below) with denim.
Rag & Bone Kato Jacket From Saks Fifth Avenue
When Saks announced their 25% off Friends and Family Sale (with code FRIENDS2), I new I had to bite the bullet. I saved over $100 with the friends and family discount and a free shipping code (OCTSHIP9) saved me an additional $22. Add on 2.5% Cash Back and  I will bring my savings well above the hundred dollar mark, transforming the rather pricey purchase into a manageable investment.

Shop our Clothing Category and save on your Fall wardrobe must-haves!



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October 15, 2009

HSN and Lucky magazine are joining forces to create an unforgettable fashion event: Lucky Shops Designer Event! From now until November 9, the original home shopping network and the sassy gloss mag present an exclusive, limited-edition collection of designer apparel, jewelry, and accessories... all at unbelievable prices.

Lucky Shops at HSN.comRebecca Taylor, Shoshanna, Tracy Reese, Rebecca Minkoff, Abbe Held of Kooba, Helen Ficalora, and Gerard Yosca join HSN's top designer lines: Chi by Carlos Falchi, Curations with Stefani Greenfield, Sam Edelman, and R.J. Graziano in this premiere shopping event, guaranteed to make your fall it's most fashionable (and affordable!) ever.

Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Be sure to catch the Lucky Shops: Designer Event premiere on HSN TV tomorrow, October 16 from 8-10 pm ET and October 17 from 8-10am ET. Join the fashionable fun as these seven spectacular designers share insider tips and the real stories behind their impeccable designs.

You can also visit Lucky Shops: Designer Event on HSN.com here.


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October 13, 2009

Celebrate Halloween with More Cash Back!It's no secret that holidays tend to benefit children more than adults. They get more time off, receive more gifts, and enjoy vacations, for free. That's not to say adults don't get their play time too. There are New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day, and (my favorite) Halloween, a day when adults can goof off, eat too much candy, and act like a kid. In celebration of Halloween, Ebates is having a Halloween Cash Back Extravaganza, filled with increased or doubled cash back from stores like Giant Party Store, Costume SuperCenter, Candy Warehouse, and more!

Not only will you get increased cash back, but you'll also find great deals like saving up to 40% off costumes at DisneyStore.com (5.0% Cash Back), costumes as low as $14.99 at Half Price Costumes (12.0% Cash Back), and tons of ways to save (literally too many to mention) at Coastal Contacts (18.0% Cash Back). Regardless of whether you are buying for the kiddies or for yourself, you'll earn big and save big with Ebates!

Start the spooky savings here!


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October 13, 2009

These days when budgets are extra tight, it is important to pay just as much attention to where your money is going as to what you are buying. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is more important than ever to support the cause with a purchase of a product where a portion of the proceeds are donated. With a huge array of Ebates merchants participating in Breast Cancer Awareness month, it's easy to support the cause, get something you actually need, and earn some cash back too. Bloomingdale's is supporting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation by offering easy donation on their site, or you can enter their beauty sweepstakes to win a beauty bag (they will donate $1 for each entry). You can also shop their Pink Boutique, where all products donate proceeds to a participating foundation and, of course, you will get 3.0% Cash Back from Ebates.

Breast Cancer Awareness Leather Jacket at Bloomingdale's
I really can't ever say no to a leather jacket, much less one that donates a portion of the proceeds to the cause. This Levis Capital E Leather Jacket is the perfect topper to all my Fall ensembles. Plus, there is an option of a burnished red color which is less harsh than black and different than anything I have. At a reasonable $298, I know that even if I am making an investment, I am also stretching my dollar for a good cause.

Shop Breast Cancer Awareness products from more of your favorite merchants like Sephora, drugstore.com, Nordstrom, Macys, Ann Taylor, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, Shopbop and many more! Click here to shop all of our 1,200+ merchants!


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October 12, 2009

Columbus Day is here and most of you (like me) do not have the luxury of a day off from work to celebrate. Instead of feeling the entire holiday was a wash, there are ways you can reward yourself with something a little special... like shopping the last day of increased cash back and exclusive deals from eight different stores during the Ebates Columbus Day Sale! If you have not shopped the sale yet, now is the time to take advantage and earn big with a great variety of merchants from Sears to Ann Taylor and computers from Dell and HP.


Double Cash Back at Woman Within
Reward yourself for working on a holiday with 6% Cash Back at Woman Within and also take an extra 25% off  orders of $60+ with code WWEBATES at checkout. With those kinds of savings, there is no reason not to shop the leading destination in plus size clothing and accessories for women. Find weather appropriate fleece robes, tunics, sweats, and jackets priced from just $9.99 that will keep you comfortable and toasty all season long. Or shop their Boot Bonanza and find boot styles of every variety on sale, most under $80, and of course available in the sizes you need in the styles you love.

Hurry and shop for whatever you are looking at Woman Within.


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October 11, 2009

Sears CouponsAt this point you should already know that Sears has doubled their cash back for our Columbus Day Sale. You should know that through Monday you can get 4.0% Cash Back on all your purchases from this fine store. I also have to assume that if you're enough of a devoted shopper to use Ebates and read our blog, that you are beyond familiar with the wide range of products available there, from power mowers to ladies' underthings.

But there's one part of Sears that many people overlook every single day: their Shopping Helpers. This set of tools and resources can help even the most technophobic of us to find exactly what they're looking for at Sears.com, and sometimes they can even help you find the things that you never really knew you were looking for in the first place. There are specialized guides for picking the perfect appliances, the perfect outfit, or the perfect pieces to round out any room in the house. Plus, this one little page is where you can go for rebate information, product recall information, or to chat one-on-one with Sears' personal shoppers, who are trained even better than myself in helping pair you with exactly what you have always been looking for. Now that's what I call service!

Find just what you're looking for from all the great merchants in our Columbus Day Sale with increased cash back - ends tomorrow!


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October 5, 2009

During our Columbus Day Sale, you can score some killer deals on some great tech over at HP Home and Home Office. Naturally, you can find whatever you desire on their site - there is a huge selection of everything from PCs and laptops to monitors, printers, ink, PDAs, and much more. I'm going to give two laptop recommendations, one for ease and portability, one for the sheer coolness of how far tech has developed in the last few years.

hp-mini-1000-roundup.jpgThe first one I'll talk about is the HP Mini 110 XP Edition. Equipped with Windows XP rather than Linux, making it a more familiar operating system, this little beauty is my netbook of choice for one major reason: the keyboard is as close to a real-sized laptop keyboard as I've found in a compact model. As you can see here, my hand is big enough to have trouble navigating a regular desktop keyboard, so you can imagine how twisted around I'd get if they made the keys even smaller. Plus, starting at $329, you've got a small price to accompany this small netbook.

HP TouchSmart tx2zUp next is the HP TouchSmart tx2z, a tablet PC with a sweet touch screen interface. With its diagonal twist screen, included digital pen, and a whole slew of options, this should be more than enough machine for most of us. It's also a dream come true with handwriting-to-text conversion for you note-takers, and a great graphic interface for you photoshoppers! You can even upgrade to Windows 7 for free if you order now, so you won't have any worries about Vista. Depending on your options, this will cost you anywhere from $800 for the base model to over $1500 for the super-fine Cadillac model.

No matter what you get from HP, make sure you place your order during our Columbus Day Sale, while we're still offering double cash back and tons of coupons for all you Ebates shoppers!


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September 24, 2009

We all have various reasons for shopping at Ebates. For some, it's simply because you get cash back at over a thousand online stores. But for others (and I will put myself in this group), it is the access to online deals that you may have missed, in addition to earning cash back. When I am at a loss for blog material, or looking for a deal to get the gears turning, I always go to the Ebates coupons page and check out sales and promotions that I may have missed. This is precisely how I stumbled upon an online exclusive sale at the Gap, where sale items are reduced an extra 20% with code EXTRA20 at checkout until September 25th.

Fall Sale At Gap With Extra 20% Off
Find a ton of sweaters, tops, jeans (including styles from their newly launched premium line), pants, and more for men, women, baby, and kids. Now is a great time to stock up on hot Fall essentials and wardrobe staples like puffer vests, classic trenches, skinny black jeans, and feminine blouses, with basics like pocket tees for just $7.99 with an additional 20% off! Plus, you will get $7 flat rate shipping on top of 8.0% Cash Back from Ebates. With perks like these you could be well on your way to a new Fall-friendly wardrobe for under $100.


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September 21, 2009

14% Cash Back at EbagsMost women have an item in their wardrobe that they could put on and instantly feel good. Whether it be a bright red lipstick, sky-high heels, or a form fitting LBD, it these items can completely transform an outfit or an outlook.  And virtually anything works; it's less about the inherent sexiness item itself and more about how it makes one feel when they wear it.

I feel this way about clutches. This is likely because, as a whole, clutches are a special occasion handbag, so when I throw one into an everyday outfit, I feel a little special. With my daily outfits feeling a little drab and my shopping budget getting smaller, I thought adding a few new clutches would be the remedy for a tired wardrobe. There is no better time to do this than during the Boots and Bags Sale at Ebates, where I can shop for clutches at eBags and get 14.0% Cash Back and coupons for additional savings. With hundreds upon hundreds of clutches in their inventory from designer brands to the cheap chic, they have something for every taste at great prices. Also, find an unrivaled inventory of luggage, backpacks, handbags, eco-friendly totes, and more.

Shop eBags now and take 25% off one single item with no coupon code required.


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September 15, 2009

The interesting thing about my Fall shopping habit is that no matter what I bought previous seasons or what I have in my closet, every Fall I must buy two things: a new pair of boots and a new bag. In a rather perfect twist of fate, the Boots and Bags Sale at Ebates launched at the height of my desperation for these Fall items. Now, I can shop with exclusive coupons and increased cash back from ten of my favorite boots and bags merchants and ease the ever-so-minor tinge of guilt I may suffer from buying yet another bag or pair of boots.

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Shop boots and bags deals from HSN,  Nordstrom, FootSmart, DSW, Piperlime, eBags, Macys, Yoox, Boden, and HOBO International (get complete list with increased cash back amounts here). With an unbeatable variety and the undeniable cache of this list of merchants, anyone could find a new pair of boots a new bag (even guys) to suit every price range and taste for men, women, and kids too. Shop now and take advantage of double digit cash back from from regularly single digit merchants (like Piperlime who has increased from 7% to 12% Cash Back and eBags, FootSmart, Boden too)& and get some Fall boots and bags for less!


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September 14, 2009

HEADER_Top_manweek_handyman.gifI know it seems odd to hear "the last day of the week" on a Monday, but that's exactly what we have today. Since we started our "Man Week" sale on the Tuesday after Labor Day, we have to end it on a Monday, and alas, today is that Monday.

But all hope is not lost! You've still got nine hours to cash on in double cash back at some of our favorite masculine merchants! Whether you want to get extra cash back on athletic apparel, a new fishing rod, some lumber, or just a big ol' hunk of meat, you can do it all thanks to Man Week from Ebates.

True story: this weekend I was building bookcases (see photographic proof here), but because I lack the foresight to save myself money, I missed out on the cash back I could have earned from Lumber Liquidators or Home Depot on my $200-plus worth of lumber, paint, and other assorted supplies needed to build said cases. Learn from my mistake, dear readers! Get extra cash back at Man Week while you still can!

See all the Man Week merchants right here!


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September 8, 2009

Indeed it is Man Week here at Ebates where we would like you, dear reader, to 'man up' for some deals. For one week only, eight of our manly merchants are increasing their cash back and offering specials on everything you may need from flooring at Lumber Liquidators to meat from Omaha Steaks, even undershirts from Hanes just to name a few. And ladies, Man Week is not just for the guys; anyone can take advantage of deals and cash back and trust me, you will find something.

Increased Cash Back At Home Deopt
I will use this opportunity to get 5.0% Cash Back at Home Depot and finally replace my horrendously dirty blinds in my apartment. With the increased cash back and already-low prices at Home Depot, I had no excuse not to replace my blinds that are older than I care to admit. Plus, they make it easy to select the right blinds and window treatments with a step-by-step guide to measuring and selecting the right kind or designing your own custom blinds, so even a novice like me can find the right blinds with the right fit for less!

See a complete list of all of our Man Week Merchants with increased cash back and deals aplenty!


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September 4, 2009

One of the best ways to enjoy the last official days of Summer is to take advantage of some great and do some early fall wardrobe shopping. Between pool time and the cookout, be sure to pay a visit to Ebates and check out all of the merchants with cash back and big sales. One of these that stands out to a fashion lover like me the Bloomingdale's Labor Day Sale, where they have increased to 5% Cash Back and have an extra 30% off 750+ styles online with an extra 20% off when you use Bloomingdale's coupon code EBATES20 at checkout.

Bloomingdales Big Brown SaleWith savings like this, it's hard not to find something to suit every taste and price range. Find markdowns on the most coveted designers. I figure now is the time for me to pick up something a little frivolous and save with increased cash back and an extra 20% off. I love these Theory Rolled Shorts that were originally $105 and now just $41.16 after additional savings. With that kind of deal, I can justify a new addition to my Saturday farmers market wardrobe and be comfortable and stylish for less!


Happy Labor Day! Check out deals and sales at all of our online stores.


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September 4, 2009

Hey all,
I know I know. This isn't Free Shipping Friday. But hey, when you have a big sale weekend like this, some times it's nice to have a little primer on what some of the bigger public sales are. So we've done just that. Also make sure to keep an eye on your inboxes, because I know I have personally received about fifteen different "private email offers" for sites I shop at.

So here goes (in no particular order whatsoever)...

7 for All Mankind Labor Day Sale - Up to 50% off! Ends 9/7.
(plus don't forget free shipping on every order)

Ralph Lauren - Labor Day Special Event: Enjoy $50 off every $250 you spend through Monday, September 7th. Simply enter promo code LABORDAYRL at checkout

JCPenney - Free shipping on orders of $49+ including outlet items. Get code & details at jcp.com. Plus, get Labor Day Super Hot Buys while they last! (Exp. 09/08/2009)

New York and Company - Labor Day Sale - Save up to 60% off plus $20 off $75+ order with Code 3696 (Exp. 09/07/2009)

Alloy - 15% off any order at Alloy with code FALL15A. (Exp. 09/07/2009)

The Children's Place - Additional 25% off Fall Markdowns and Summer Sale is $2.99 and Under. (Exp. 09/06/2009)

Famous Footwear - 15% off entire order at Famous Footwear. Code BTSFF15 (Exp. 09/19/2009)

Banana Republic - 30% off Pants, Sweaters & more for Men and Women (Exp. 09/07/2009)

Bloomingdales - Big Brown Sale - Extra 30% off select Sale Merchandise + Additional 20% off with code SAVE20. (Exclusions Apply) (Exp. 09/07/2009)

HSN - Labor Day Clearance Event - Up to 60% off Clearance items and select Free Shipping. (Exp. 09/09/2009)

Lord and Taylor - 15% off Sale and Clearance orders with Code LDAY (Exp. 09/07/2009)

Macy's: Online only save an extra 25% on Clearance for a total savings of 40-70% and Free shipping with $99 order. Code FABFALL
Ends: 9/07

Sears: Shop the Labor Day Sale and find discounts in every department!
Ends: 9/07

Bliss Spa - Save Up To 50% during Blissworld Labor Day blow out sale!
Ends: 9/09

American Eagle - All Jeans and & T's are buy one get one 50% off!
Ends: 9/07

Target - Shop sale on select electronics, TVs, video games and TV stands.
Ends: 9/12/09

Shoes.com - End of Summer Sale at Shoes.com - 20% off all Sale Sandals & Shoes. Code SALE20.
Ends: 9/8

REI - Shop The REI Labor Day Sale and Superclearance and find deals galore!
Ends: 9/7

Kmart.com - Electronics and Home Sale at Kmart!
Ends: 9/05

Cell Phone Shop - 10% Cash Back - $10 off order over $35 or more at Cell Phone Shop. Code EBATESCELL10 (Exp. 10/31/2009)

Joann.com - Labor Day Savings Sitewide at joann.com (Exp. 09/07/2009)
Plus 5.0% Cash Back!

Creative Labs - Labor Day Sale - Save up to 50% at Creative Labs (Exp. 09/07/2009)
Plus 1.5% Cash Back!

Omaha Steaks - Half Price Labor Day Sale & Free Shipping on $99+ order at Omaha Steaks. (Exp. 09/07/2009)
Plus 3.0% Cash Back!

White House Black Market - Save up to 65% during the Labor Day Sale at White House Black Market (Exp. 09/07/2009)

Sierra Trading Post - Labor Day Sale - Extra 15-25% off select Apparel, Footwear & Gear at Sierra Trading Post (Exp. 09/08/2009)

American Blinds, Wallpaper, & More - Labor Day Sale - Save up to 35% on select Home Decor products at American Blinds, Wallpaper & More (Exp. 09/09/2009)

Happy Labor Day Weekend, everyone!


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August 13, 2009

Rugby.com SaleThis weekend, Rugby.com is celebrating its first birthday in the best way possible: by offering limited time savings to you, their valued customers. Hopefully by now you are all familiar with the Rugby brand from Ralph Lauren - it's a sophisticated blend of classic prep and casual comfort. We're lucky enough to have a San Francisco store, so I can keep up with all their latest styles firsthand, but for the rest of you, there is Rugby.com, the online home to both the merchandise and the culture that one can find at their retail outlets.

With one visit to Rugby.com, you can design your own shirts, browse through the pre-prepared style books, get book and music recommendations, and perhaps most importantly, find out all the ways in which Rugby gives back to their community and all across the globe. So not only are you getting great styles from a brand you know and love, you can feel good shopping there knowing that a portion of your purchases also go to helping others in need.

So, this weekend, (Thursday through Monday) use coupon code BDAYRGB20 to save 20% on regular priced purchases, and shop through Ebates to earn 5% Cash Back on that purchase.


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August 8, 2009

I really can't describe how much more pleasurable I find the discussion of back to school sales now that I am no longer in school. Yes, it has been a while since my jaunts in academia but I can still conjure up the feelings of panic and sadness that used to start when back to school sales and specials would come around, signifying the end of Summer. If you still find Back to School sales to be a sad reminder of Summer's end, shop through Ebates to soothe the transition with increased cash back.

Kohls Increased Cash Back And Coupons
On the other hand, this could also be a joyful time for parents who are celebrating the end of Summer and life returning to a normal routine. In that case, celebrate back to school with Kohls and Ebates and get an increased 4% Cash Back and Kohls coupons to boot. Regardless of whether you are shopping for kids clothing for the new school year, for backpacks, lunchboxes, gym shoes, or for dorm essentials, Kohls is the place to be for all your back to school needs.


Check out all of our back to school merchants with increased cash back or browse coupons for 1,000+ online stores!


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August 5, 2009

As a former teacher, I definitely miss having summers off. What I don't miss, however, is having to give up the complete and total freedom of summer every year when vacation came to an end and I knew I'd be back into the cycle of not sleeping, grading papers, writing lesson plans, and mainlining coffee all whilst trying to help shape tomorrow's young minds.

back to schoolLuckily, having made the move to Ebates, the words Back to School take on an entirely different meaning now. Now, rather than sleepless nights and constant headaches, I can look forward to laptop sales galore, school supplies discounted more than you'd believe, and great deals on apparel. Now I can also count on increased cash back from some of our most popular merchants during the Ebates Back to School promo!

So to check out our Back to School page, enjoy increased cash back, and either get ready for school or just enjoy some great savings at popular stores!


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July 30, 2009

In another exciting collaboration, Nordstrom has teamed up with Twilight to release a clothing and accessories collection available October 1st. The New Moon Collection has everything a fashion conscious Twilight fan could desire: stylish tops, tunics and accessories all inspired by the best-selling vampire series. As InStyle.com reports, everything in the collection is modestly priced, like this team Edward tee shirt for $32. Be sure to shop through Ebates and you will get 3% cash back and Nordstrom coupons to save money on your must-have items from the collection.

In the meantime, if you need something new in your closet, check out the Nordstrom sale section where summer essentials and even new arrivals in clothing, shoes, and accessories are on sale. I got myself a pair of cute denim shorts and a silk top and saved $100. Or check out the Anniversary sale, but hurry - it ends August 3rd.  Get Cash Back On Nordstrom's Twilight Collection

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July 21, 2009

Mad Men Teams Up With Banana RepublicIf you are one of the millions of Mad Men fans just waiting for the new season to kick off on August 16th, you can make the wait a little easier to manage (I have decided to review the first few seasons on Netflix) by shopping at Banana Republic as they have teamed up with Mad Men to bring you their interpretations of the most fashionable looks from the show. Banana Republic-Mad Men Sheath DressThe collection is available for a limited time only, starting today through the season premiere next month. Look out for themed window displays featuring scenes from Mad Men and boasting modern takes on sixties fashion and quintessential looks from all your favorite characters. Shop for timeless silhouettes like chic tie neck blouses, shift-style frocks, super-slimming pencil skirts and dapper suits for the guys. Make sure to shop at Banana Republic through Ebates where you will get 2% Cash Back and access to Banana Republic coupons (like free shipping on orders of $150+ w/ code FREE150). So if you spend week after week lusting for Betty's chic looks, try this Graphic Print Sheath dress that is equal parts sexy as it is refined and appropriate for the office or
out on the town with a Gimlet in hand.


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June 5, 2009

Cash Back on Father's Day GiftsShopping for a gift for Dad is no easy feat. Dads are tough. Every time I need a gift for my Dad, I embark on the same desperate quest to find just the right gift and usually I end up settling for something that is not perfect. This year, my gift-finding anxiety is soothed by Ebates Father's Day Promotion, where eight Dad-friendly merchants are offering increased cash back, coupons, and deals to get the Dad(s) in your life the perfect gift at the best price.

Shop Cabela's, Home Depot, Dell, Sony, Snapfish, Sears, HSN, HP, RadioShack and Omaha Steaks with oodles of cash back and everything and anything a Dad could want. Start your quest for the perfect Father's Day gift at Ebates and get cash back from a selection of top online stores offering electronics, tools, and home improvement essentials, steaks and gourmet food, sports & recreation clothing and accessories, and much more.

See the cash back increases of all the Father's Day Merchants with coupons and hot deals for Dad!


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June 2, 2009

Walgreens CouponsJust like the familiar calls we hear over loudspeakers at the end of the retail day at Walgreens, I have to give you the internet version -- not because Walgreens is closing, but because their increased cash back will be ending in a few scant days. That's right -- after Thursday, you'll be missing out on 5% Cash Back at Walgreens. The deals will still be there, but the cash back will be ever so slightly lower.

While you're at it, take a peek at our New Store Welcome Page for increased cash back at eight or our favorite new merchants -- chances are, they'll become some of your favorite new merchants too, if they're not already!


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May 25, 2009

Enjoy Double Cash Back At Kmart This Memorial DaySummer should be known as the season of household projects. Whether you're landscaping the lawn or cleaning out the garage, there's always something that needs to be done. If you've got a laundry list of summer projects, head over to Kmart where you'll find savings of up to 80% during their Memorial Day Sale. If that's not enough to get your attention, you'll also receive double Cash Back of 4% at Kmart. Why? Well let's just say that here at Ebates, we like summer savings too.

Even without Kmart coupons, you'll find deep discounts like 35% off swing sets, 20% off select pools, and instant rebates on cameras, camcorders, mp3 players, and many other electronics. Aside from saving for the home, you'll also receive an extra 10% off red tag jewelry, and an extra 20% off clearance shoes. So whether your laundry list involves home improvement or self improvement, get it done for less at Kmart.

Hurry! Today is the last day to earn increased cash back with Ebates Memorial Day merchants!




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May 21, 2009

Memorial Day SalesWith the Memorial Day weekend on the horizon, I am increasingly exited for the extra time to catch up on house duties and friend duties. Plus I can get some shopping done and take advantage of the abundant Memorial Day Sales and get cash back through Ebates. To entice you happy Ebates shoppers, most major retailers have started their sales early, so get on it now and reap the money-saving benefits without leaving you lawn chair! Here is a list of the top apparel sales for the weekend:

Nordstrom 5% Cash Back: 33% off or more at the Half Yearly Sale for Women and Kids.

Sears 4% Cash Back: Find discounts in all departments and free shipping too!

Kmart 4% Cash Back: Find discounts of up to 70% off!

Bloomingdale's 5% Cash Back: Shop the Big Brown Sale and take 25-40% off hundreds of items!

Macy's 3% Cash Back: Shop the Memorial Day Sale and enjoy free shipping on $99+.

Kohl's 2% Cash Back: 50-60% off select clothing & accessories for the entire family.


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May 20, 2009

anntaylorloft.jpgIf you are looking for some fashionable yet affordable summer wardrobe updates, look no further than Ann Taylor Loft, where this weekend you can find chic summer updates for just $25 or less. Shop colorful tees, versatile capris, easy summer dresses, and much more. Plus, when you shop through Ebates, you will get 4% Cash Back and access to Ann Taylor Loft coupons to save even more! Now through Monday, enjoy free shipping on orders of $125 or more, with no special coupon code needed at checkout.

Shop the Ann Taylor Loft Memorial Day Sale and find cute colorful tanks priced at $14.50, shorts for just $25, and much more! Stock your closet with Summer's best fashions from Ann Taylor Loft through Ebates, where you can enjoy increased cash back and have access to money saving Ann Taylor Loft coupons galore!


Save big this Memorial Day on all your Summer essentials when you shop through Ebates and find coupons for 1, 000+ online stores.


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May 18, 2009

Memorial Day Sales Coupons Cash BackMost people have some tradition for celebrating Memorial Day (honoring the American heroes that make this all possible) and the official kick-off of summer. We here at Ebates have a tradition of saving you money and Summer time is no different. So this year, we will kick off the summer by bringing together eight of our merchants, increasing cash back, and adding some coupons to make Memorial Day sales even more exciting than the prospect of a three day weekend. Shop for summer essentials from participating merchants like Nordstrom with 5% Cash Back, KMart with 4% Cash Back and HP with 6% Cash Back to name a few, see the complete list here. We have you covered with everything from summer clothing to beach towels and home computing.

Not only will you earn increased cash back through Ebates, you will also have access to special coupons and hot summer sales so that you can get the best deal on everything you need to make this summer your best one yet!


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April 25, 2009

DiscountMothersDayGiftsIf you haven't noticed, we have happily launched our Mother's Day Promotion, where eight Ebates merchants have increased their cash back and offer exclusive money saving deals for our shoppers. And because we are always looking out for you here at Ebates, we want getting a gift to celebrate the most important woman in the world to be easy, with hot deals, coupons, and cash back. Because honestly, nothing says "I cherish you" quite like the perfect gift and taking good care of yourself too (she would like you to save money, I know it!). Mothers Day Discount Gifts


My Mother and I have always shared a love (more appropriately an obsession) with makeup and beauty products. I know that the best place to get her a thoughtful gift is through either Lancôme with 12% Cash Back, or Sephora with 8% Cash Back. I can even shop both merchants and earn 20% cash back on my gift for Mom and know its the perfect gift to show her my appreciation and love.

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April 21, 2009

When one of your favorite shopping destinations extends their friends and family discount, it's hard not to feel just a tad special. When Bloomingdale's extends their friends and family discount to Ebates shoppers, offering increased cash back and 20% off all orders with coupon code FFTWENTY, it's hard not to proclaim it from the mountain tops.

Bloomingdale's Sale I plan on filling the dress void in my wardrobe (nothing like a mid-spring San Francisco heatwave to inspire me) and think that it couldn't be a more perfect time to save on what I need most but wear the least in my wardrobe. A perfect remedy is this Joie Maxi Dress, because it is easy throw on anytime, even for a perpetual denim and t-shirt wearer like myself.

Shop the Bloomingdale's sale now, take 20% off the hottest and latest in Spring fashion for the entire family and get 4% Cash Back from Ebates. Hurry, the promotion ends April 26th.

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April 20, 2009

PETCO online couponsEbates members, get your favorite furry (or scaly) friend and bring them to the the monitor, because this is good news that affects them too.  This week only we have a private sale going on at PETCO. Ebates members always get 6% Cash Back when they shop at PETCO, but this week you will earn an extra 10% off when you use the code "ebatesonly" at checkout. In addition to that you will get 10% back on your online orders in PETCO.com dollars too, which you must redeem by May 13th.

This just goes to show you once again that there is no limit to how much you can save with Cash Back and online coupons!


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March 31, 2009

Nothing puts me into a shopping frenzy quite like the right sale and the right time... Sales, like most things in life are about timing. And it is time. For three days only (March 31, 2009-April 2, 2009), take 20% off orders of $299 or more, take 30% off orders of $300-$499, and 40% off orders of $500 or more at Bloomingdale's! This includes both full-price and sale items, and the more you spend, the more you will save. So the timing is just right to shop for all of your Spring fashion needs for men, women and kids, and items for the home too.

To make the savings even more appealing ( if that is at all possible) we have increased Bloomingdale's cash back for the sale period from 2% to 4% to put some more cash in your wallet, or hopefully your hot new handbag!

FloralPrintedTop.jpgThis is a great opportunity for me to shop for myself and to pick up some gifts for friends and family members with summer birthdays that will sneak up on me. Also, Mother's Day is quickly approaching, and I'd better start shopping now for the perfect gift. I can cross a couple Spring Wardrobe must-haves for myself off the list too, when I pick up this affordable (and stylish) Floral Print Tank by Aqua for just $78 and Plaid Cotton Shirt for just $58 with 4% cash back. Not only will I fill my Spring blouse void, I'll have gifts to give, and I will save 40% off with my bountiful purchases while earning 4% cash back. Plus, I can get free shipping on orders of $300+.

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March 25, 2009

If you have ever wondered what the Ebates headquarters looks like, let me clue you in. It is exactly how you would imagine it: a bunch of people fervently working at their respective computers with the ultimate goal of saving you money. Today, we are happy to unveil the beginning of Spring Savings Promotion, where six of our merchants have increased cash back! Shop with Ann Taylor (now 5%), Macy's (6%), Office Max (5%), Kohls (3%), Kodak (12%), and West Elm (4%), all featuring special Spring discounts, coupons, and savings with increased cash back! Find everything you need to outfit your home, fashions for the family and stock up on office essentials too. I will be jumping on Kohls cash back increase and shopping for one of my favorite designer for less collaborations, Simply Vera Wang.

CocoonCardiganWith a huge sale happening now at Kohls designed to help you come in under budget for your Spring essentials and with deals for the home and clothing for $10 and under, it is a surefire way to get what you want for a lot less. Plus, when you use coupon code EBATESAPRIL, you can take 15% off your entire order of $100 or more and pay just $4.99 flat rate shipping on every order! I have had my eye on this Simply Vera Wang Cocoon Cardigan, that is now only $37.99 (reduced from $64) because its the perfect layer for Spring that is equal parts classic feminine as it is relaxed and deconstructed. I could pair it with these simple straight leg black pants, which are a fantastic, well-tailored wardrobe staple on sale for only $31.99 with 3% cash back. Although they don't look like much in the photograph, they have an impeccable fit, and the cropped style is ideal for showing of some fabulous Spring heels or paired with chic ballet flats.

Find all the Spring Savings merchants here, with great deals too!


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March 8, 2009

In a time when you can barely get out of bed without being bombarded with bad news, it's good to take a moment to smell the roses, or, in this case, enjoy the bountiful savings at Old Navy!


NavyStripeCrossbody.jpgShop the Old Navy Fundamentals Sale, where you will find staggering deals on all life's little necessities: basic tees for $5, men's cargo shorts for under $15, and jeans for only $19, plus more savings for the entire family. I have had my eye on this perfect Spring cross-body hobo for a while now. Priced at an extremely modest $12.50 with 2% cash back, it is the the ideal Spring bag that is as perfect for my wardrobe as it is for my budget. I am partial to the navy stripe and have one waiting in my shopping bag as we speak (or quite literally as I write). With the nautical trend that is so big this season and the practicality of a cross-body bag, the $12.50 is money well spent. I get a warm and fuzzy feeling just thinking about getting a good deal without sacrificing style. Share the joy and shop on!

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March 7, 2009

Greetings readers, and happy Saturday, I've got an exciting bit of news for all of you about the upcoming week... here at Ebates, it's Shoe Week! Starting Monday, you'll find all sorts of great savings on a wide array of shoe merchants. Monday we've got a special teaser Daily Double: Shoes.com is going to be bumping their cash back all the way up to 16% - that's a tasty little meatball of savings, if you ask me. Want to make that saving a little more savory? Well then, you need to be sure you enter coupon code MSAVE when you check out, because that will allow you to take an extra 20% off your shoe purchases throughout the month of March. I'd tell you the figures of just how much you'd save off the original price, but unfortunately, I was never all that fantastic at math. However, with the hopes that I'll make my high school stats teacher proud, I believe your total combined savings hovers somewhere around 32%, but don't quote me on that.

shoes_328125.jpgThen, starting Tuesday and running through the rest of the week, all the way up through the 16th, we will be rapt in shoe savings all across the site. From boots to Birkenstocks, you will earn a little extra cash back this coming week when you use your Ebates account. A majority of your favorite shoe merchants will featuring increased cash back all week long, so you'll have plenty of time to seek out all the best deals, as well as check if there are even more savings to be found from your favorite merchants on our coupons page. So if you smell something... hopefully it's not your feet, hopefully it's the sweet sweet smell of cash back in your account!

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February 20, 2009

satc-bamboo-hoopEvery four months (give or take a few days) the Ebates office is buzzing with the sound of thousands of checks rapidly being printed, folded, and stuffed into an envelope for shipment to the smartest shoppers in the world. Check time is a guilty pleasure of mine because it allows me to spend money on things that I would otherwise shy away from. With the economy like it is, purchases that are not considered a necessity have been all but forgotten. Well, maybe not forgotten, but you get the idea.




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February 13, 2009

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If your schedule is open for the long weekend, or if you are otherwise engaged, make time to check out some of these great Presidents' Day Sales where you can outfit yourself, your home, and virtually the entire family for a lot less. Here is a list of the top sales for the long weekend, and, to add good news to good news, most of them have already started, so let the savings begin!

- For any Twilight-ers out there who can't wait to get their warm hands on the movie, you can pre-order your own copy now, exclusively from Borders, and have it delivered on or before April 13th. Plus, you will get 4% cash back and free shipping.

- We are pleased to welcome Express to Ebates. Get 2% cash back on all your purchases and until February 16, you can take $15 off every $60 you spend with coupon code 2709 at checkout.




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February 8, 2009

Declare your love with RedEnvelope's delectable edibles, which are a nice compliment to flower giving during the Valentine's season.

choco fortune cookies.jpgIf you have an adventurous spirit, like Chinese tradition, and need a great Valentine's Day gift, then you're in luck. These Chocolate Fortune Cookies make a great gift for your sweetie. This is a great combination of chocolate, good fortune, and a little who-knows-what. Currently selling for $24.95.


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February 6, 2009

BeMyValentinejpg.jpgIf you did not know that Valentine's Day is approaching like the Midnight Train to Georgia, then (a) consider yourself a lucky and (b) consider yourself single. In just about a week, Valentine's Day, the day where we all unwillingly celebrate love, commercialism, various shades of pink and red will be upon us. If you want to avoid sympathetic looks from your spoken-for friends, I recommend taking steps to un-single yourself and to fill up your schedule for February 14th.

A great way to deter unsolicited sympathy for your single status is to sign up for a dating site, such as Match.com. Nothing will stop people from treating you like a social pariah (read single) quite like announcing that you have signed up for Match.com through Ebates, and have received 15% off with an online coupon, 10% cash back, and even the chance to try it free for three days before you commit to anything.


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January 8, 2009

YSL Atry Oval Ring.jpgBeing surrounded by apparel everyday does have it's downsides. At some point, even the most fashion-obsessed person such as myself, can grow tired of looking at the endless selection of silk tops, cashmere cardigans, and leather booties. There are days like today where just the thought of clothing gives me a headache. I do not need to re-invent my look, I'm not having a wardrobe crisis, and my shoe collection is mostly unworn and, for that matter, fine.

Today I simply can't be bothered with clothing, which is why I was so excited to browse the designer sale at Saks Fifth Avenue, in particular the jewelry section. Saving on designer jewelry is something I would love to be bothered with, if it could even be called bothersome.

Being a jewelry designer can lead to a somewhat snobby attitude in regards to what seems worthy of my money, and what does not. To be honest, most jewelry I see prompts me to say "I can make that," and in most cases, I do. While I don't hesitate to spend $300 on a dress, spending $300 on a piece of jewelry seems extravagant and rarely happens. Thanks to Saks Fifth Avenue, I can continue to not spend hundreds on jewelry, including designer jewelry such as this Yves Saint Laurent Arty Oval Ring. I love how this ring is posh without being glitzy. Made from silver and featuring a glass stone, this ring looks as if it were plucked from the earth and brought directly to Saks. I love the raw almost medieval look to this, and it truly stands out as a unique piece, which is something I value immensely. Another thing I value is the stability of my checkbook, and being that this ring is on sale for just $116, I'm sold. Yes, you heard right: a YSL ring for just $116, not to mention cash back from Ebates. Now there's something I will not grow tired of. 


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January 2, 2009

Boston-CommonIt's no surprise that what defines Winter varies as much as the temperature does. In San Francisco, Winter means rain and a low of about 45 degrees. In Boston, yesterday to be exact, Winter meant 14 degrees with a new blanket of snow. It was so cold that no matter how bundled in multiple layers I was, my feet froze inside my shoes, my legs hurt under my jeans, and the skin on my face (the only exposed part of me) was burning from the air, otherwise known as the first stage of frostbite. It may seem like I a dreadful situation, however I welcomed the piercing cold and the mounds of snow I trudged through. I used to hibernate during these cold, harsh months, but after a long hatred with December through March, I have come to embrace the Winter and all that it brings. While some may only experience disgruntled people or bitter cold, there's much beauty to be seen such as snow covered branches, a winter sunset filled with pale blues and yellows, or the look of icicles hanging from gas-lit lamp posts.

Mirrored Vanity.jpgIt's with this new resolve of embracing the season that I see the importance of embracing it in the home as well. Instead of wishing for Spring, why not celebrate the beauty of Winter, by creating your own Winter Wonderland? The right furniture and decor can instantly add charm and enhance this most hated season.

While browsing the winter clearance sale at Horchow, I came across this Mirrored Vanity. The mirrored finish pays homage to an ice covered world, and will look equally chic adorned with bright flowers (Summer) or a tray of fresh picked pinecones (fall). If the chic and feminine look doesn't pull you in, perhaps saving $200 while recieving 4% cash back will help seal the deal. Instead of rushing through Winter mornings half asleep and freezing, why not enjoy a cup of coffee next to the warm glow of a lamp and this beautiful piece? I can't think of a more lovely or tranquil place to do one's make-up and get ready for the day ahead, and it is common knowledge that starting your morning off on a good foot leads to a good day. When the temperature won't hit double digits, good days may seem hard to come by. 



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December 29, 2008

Now that the holidays are over, we can get back to important things like replenishing the meager beauty cabinet, tending to the closet, and getting ready to welcome 2009. As many of us are forced to prioritize what we need versus what we want while recuperating from the financial strain of the holidays, making smart choices about what to buy is as important as ever. I was feeling empowered by this sentiment, and came across the Big Beauty Sale at Sephora. In all of my time as a Sephora shopper, I have never seen a sale like this, where the most coveted items in makeup, skincare, and fragrance are up to 75% off. You'll even receive free shipping on orders of $50 or more.

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Did Santa forget to bring you a few items? Then now is the perfect time to get what you wanted, or simply to stock up on great beauty buys and wrap up 2008 the right way. I am planning on buying some makeup brushes, like the Sephora Brand Professional Set, once $54, now only $29 with 8% cash back. This is a great collection of travel brushes that will keep you looking flawless on the go, but will not weigh you down either.

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I will put my new brushes to good use with this NARS Limited Eyeshadow Palette, now just $45. This is a great value because it is filled with six must-have shades that will work to create virtually any look I am feeling that day or night. Plus, NARS eyeshadows are both highly pigmented and long lasting so I don't have to carry the compact along with me; but it is so chic I just might want to!

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December 12, 2008

With the Holidays drawing nearer, I find myself scouring the closet with the same desperation that plagues me before any formal occasion. While I am proud of my casual and work attire, my formalwear is lacking some serious excitement and pizazz. I can distinctly remember the tradition and ceremony of shopping for a Christmas dress in my youth; this tradition has long gone by the wayside and recently I wear what I have to save my money to purchase presents or clothing items that have some more longevity. This year, with most of our Holidays scaled back in spending, and therefore grandeur (no one seems to be filled with Holiday cheer), I thought I would put myself more into the holiday spirit by actually purchasing an outfit that will make the day seem more special. With all the sales going on, I am sure to find something fabulous for a lot less that, of course, I can wear many times over. My search for Holiday season attire brought me to Saks Fifth Avenue where they are still having their 70% off sale.

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I fell in love with this printed Italian tweed mini skirt by Catherine Holstein. Originally priced at a less-than-modest $429, it has now been reduced to just $171.60, with free shipping! With savings of over $257, I can happily justify this purchase even if it is Christmas.

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Plus, it is the perfect, classic item that will look great for the Holidays paired with a simple sweater like this Cashmere Bateau Sweater, in heathered Silver on sale for $119.99, with 2% cash back at JCrew. Worn with the skirt, it adds just enough glitz to make it fun and festive without being over the top.
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And to top off the ensemble, I will throw on this beautiful crystal hinged cuff, on sale at Banana Republic for just $34.30 with 3% cash back.

With my holiday outfit in order, on which I have saved an abundant $320 (not to mention all of the cash back I have accrued), I am feeling excited and more festive than ever before about this Christmas!

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December 9, 2008

This year more than ever, unbelievable sales are popping up at stores all over the web. While we could be hesitant (or over just satiated) and wait for a better deal, we could also seize the sale and snag fantastic items and jaw-dropping prices the moment we see them. Case in point: Saks Fifth Avenue is currently having an enormous sale where designer items are reduced by as much as 70%! This includes shoes, handbags and jewelry, men's items, women's, and kids. I wish I took my own advice when I saw a fantastic designer pencil skirt reduced by 70% to only $67. I waited too long and the great deal passed me by. I am still regretting it.

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Good news, however, is that there are many more fabulous items available at great prices. Take this stylish Marc By Marc Jacobs silk blouse, once $228 and now just $67 with 3% cash back and free holiday gift box and ribbon too. You save $161 and hours looking for the perfect gift.

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Or if you are into the uber-luxurious for less, jump on this deal of the in-house label's Cashmere Cardigan with fur Collar, once $628 now just $187.95, you save over $400. And if fur is not your thing, you will find animal-friendly alternatives, like Vince sweaters at 70% off! Shop staggering deals on the best names in shoes and handbags too. Hurry, while they are adding new deals regularly, the best items are selling out quick!

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November 28, 2008

Greetings readers. The following are lists of as many storewide sales as possible as compiled by the blog team here at Ebates.

Feel free to peruse and click to your heart's content. The titles of the blogs denote exactly what theme each of the lists has.

Apple Store - Special, one-day Apple shopping event starts Friday! The biggest all year! Don't miss out!

Newegg - Special Black Friday pre-sale, as well as items with free shipping and deep discounts Friday.

J & R Computer World - Special Black Friday pre-sale on movies, music, TVs and more! Even more sales come Friday.

MacMall - Save huge with MacMalls's Thanksgiving Blowout Sale. Save up to 1094% or 44% on Apple products!

Circuit City - Keep discounts and one-a-day sales this Friday at Circuit City's Black Friday sale!

Best Buy - Stay warm and shop in on Friday with Best Buy's great Black Friday deals

Buy.com - A wide variety of products on sale for ridiculous prices starting Friday.

Target - Special online-only sales, in addition to great exclusive Black Friday deals.

Walmart - Online-only sales for kids, electronics, and more! Limited stock!

Abt Electronics - Check out Abt's pre-Black Friday sales and come back for more on Friday

Sears - Special Pre-Thanksgiving sales, as well as Black Friday deals you can view and buy online Friday.

Dell - 50% off Black Friday deals, and holiday laptops starting at $499!

Office Depot - Sneak preview of Office Depot's online Thanksgiving sale. Save big!

HSN - Huge discounts on two-day "PriceBusters" of top-brand savings!

Home Depot - Home Depot's Black Friday savings event starts on Thanksgiving. Check back for huge sales and discounts!

Kmart - 1-Day Thanksgiving sale! Huge sales on electronics, media, and more at Kmart!

PCMall - Smoking Hot Black Friday Deals! Price drops availabe now, and more coming on Friday

Crutchfield - Enjoy Customer Appreciation Week at Crutchfield, and  save on hundreds of holiday specials!

HP Home and Office - Save up to 50% on printers, computers, and more during HP's Thanksgiving Savings event!

Abe's of Maine - Find the absolute lowest prices on the web made even sweeter with Abe's Black Friday Pre-sale.  Save huge!

Alienware - Up to $200 in instant savings on special Alienware systems, with free shipping!

Calumet Photographic - Huge Holiday Sale! From November 26 to December 1, save big on Canon, Nikon, Apple, and more!

Creative Labs - Gobble up the thanksgiving savings with discounts up to $110 on select items! Shop the sale and find out the specials

J and  R Music and Computer World - Start saving now with J&R's Pre-Black Friday sale! One-day sales, $3.99 DVDs, and more!

RadioShack - Special savings with RadioShack's "24 Days of Deals;" starting now! Black Friday's deal is sure to be huge!

Aperion Audio - Special savings on holiday deals and steals!

Mwave - Save huge on Mwave's Double-Take Deals that are at or below cost!

Sixth Avenue Electronics - Don't miss out on Sixth Ave's Black Friday deals. Check their ad out, and come back for the sales!



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November 26, 2008

Greetings readers. The following are lists of as many storewide sales as possible as compiled by the blog team here at Ebates.

Feel free to peruse and click to your heart's content. The titles of the blogs denote exactly what theme each of the lists has.

Ann Taylor - 20% off any full price order with code: EBATES20.

Avenue - $20 off orders of $100+ and sweaters for $15.

Aeropostale - Holiday Blowout: 50%-70% off everything!

Armani Exchange - $50 off all orders of $250+ and free shipping on oders of $100+.

Banana Republic - 40% off select styles.

bebe - Save up to 50% on select items and free shipping on orders of $150+ code: BBJOYOUS.

Bloomingdale's - Big Brown Sale. Take 40% Off select regular-priced items at Bloomingdales.com.

Boden - Spend over $199 get a FREE Beanie Hat & Scarf + Free Shipping!

Blair - 60% off select items and great gifts under $25.

Chadwick's - 25% Off any outerwear,30% off jewelry, mix and match: any 3 items for $99.99.

Coldwater Creek - $20 off orders of $80 or more with code AFL9016.

CoutureCandy - 30% off entire site use code: 30DAY.

dELiA*s - 15% off all orders over $25, use code: DWRAFF.

Eddie Bauer - Gifts at $29.99, $39.99 and free shipping on orders of $100+.

eLUXURY - 40% Off designer sale and free shipping.

Fredrick's of Hollywood - Save $10 off orders of $75, Free shipping on orders of $25+.

Foot Locker - $15 off $75, $25 off $100 or $50 off $200.

JCPenney - 20%-60% off apparel for the entire family, free shipping on orders of 25+ enter: 44FS25

JCrew - Save 20% on orders of $150, 25% on orders of $200, 30% on orders of $250+ use code: TURKEY

Karmaloop - 20% OFF Entire Order at Karmaloop.com. Use Code: CYBER08.

Kohls - 50-60% Off Selected Boots at Kohls!

Lane Bryant Catalog - Take 20% off your order of $100+ at Lane Bryant Catalog Code 941110

Liz Claiborne - 40% off at the Friends and Family Sale with Code GIVE40

Lucky Brand Jeans - Buy One Jean at Lucky and Get One 50% Off 2nd Item!

Macy's - Free shipping + save and extra 15-20% off at macys! Code PERK

New York and Company - $25 Off Your Purchase of $75 or More at New York & Company!

Nordstrom - Save 50% off original prices on select women's apparel and shoes. Shop Nordstrom!

Payless Shoe Source - Holiday BOGO Event - BOGO 1/2 off everything + Free Shipping on orders of $60+!

Rockport Shop - Get 20% off your entire order at the Friends and Family Event

Saks 5th Avenue - Save up to 70% off during the Saks Designer Sale

Shopbop - Spend $500, get $100 off at Shopbop with Code THANKS2U

Shop NBC - Save up to 70% at ShopNBC's Online Only Sample Sale!

SmartBargains -  30% off Dresses and Boots at SmartBargains

YOOX - YOOX sale up to an Extra 40% off Fall Winter for Men, Women and Kids!


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