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June 30, 2010
If Twilight is not your thing, do not despair, there is a movie for everyone this Summer. Here is a comprehensive list of great movies set to be released in the next few months. Whether it be Eat, Pray, Love in August ( read the book before hand from Barnes & Noble get cash back here) or the hilarious comedy Grown-ups, there are a ton of reasons to head to the theater this Summer and hundreds of ways to save on movies, books and merchandise related to the films when you shop through Ebates.
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June 23, 2010
That's where iTunes via Ebates comes to the rescue. Buying individual episodes out of moments of desperation can be quite costly. Luckily, there is 3.0% Cash Back to add a nice little buffer to episodes purchased through the store.
And when you realize that you have purchased almost the entire season through iTunes and your Netflix queue is backed up with a bunch of shows you want to see, you can purchase previous seasons at Deep Discount, where you will get up to 44% off retail and 2.5% Cash Back.
With just about a month away, I know I will be fully caught up for the Season Four premiere on July 25th, the real question is, should I just buy all the DVD's now?
June 8, 2010
To outfit yourself in some vampire fashion, check out Nordstrom, where they have a complete mini-boutique of Twilight gear, including stylish tee shirts, hoodies, even dresses and a line of makeup and skincare. So you can get a little vampire glow going on without going overboard and earn 5.0% Cash Back. For the most Eclipse related items check out Hot Topic, where you can save 25% on orders of $50 or more with code: HTA25JUNE. Plus, take 50% off all New Moon merchandise. If you are a fan or if you are looking to impress the Twilighter in your life, check out the vast selection at Hot Topic and get cash back and savings when you shop through Ebates!
Stay up to date on all the Summer's must-see television, movies and must-have items when you read the Ebates Blog!
June 3, 2010
When hosting a True Blood party, theme must be kept in mind. Over doing the colors red, black, or anything "death" is a bit tacky so stay tasteful (but loyal) with a poster. The poster to the left is just one of nineteen available at HBO Store and is just $9.99. Besides Morning Cup Of Joe, I'm also a fan of "Please Do Not Feed The Shapeshifters" and "Missing Bill".
While owning memorabilia is the mark of a fan, knowing your True Blood history is equally important. Whether you need to brush up or you're wondering what all the fuss is about, get the facts with True Blood Season 1 and Season 2 from Barnes and Noble. Both seasons are available for just $35 each, plus you'll get 4.0% Cash Back.
Of course no True Blood party would be complete without a Tru Blood Drink Set. It comes with four bottles of Tru Blood plus four glasses and a bottle opener. Just $59.99 for the set, you'll also receive 4.0% Cash Back at HBO Store. Being that this is a replica of the vampire drink, I advise you to drink it cold rather than 98.6. You'll find tasty drink combos on the side of the box like the fangbanger, death on the beach, and my favorite plasmapolitan. Get it? plasmapolitan? I love it!
See True Blood on June 13th, or get an earlier fix at HBO.com.
May 23, 2010
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May 8, 2010
While the new movie is getting mixed reviews, its release has taken me back to the good old days of the Nightmare series. Granted, I am a little too young to remember the release of the original movie, but I can certainly remember the first time I saw it back in the early nineties. Since then, I've seen a handful of the franchise - always avoiding number two, and now that they are releasing a new installment without Robert Englund playing the iconic razor-gloved villain, I am getting a little nostalgic for those good old movies, campy as some of them may be. This nostalgia sent me to the good ol' internet, where I went on a quest to find a reasonably priced collection of Nightmare movies.
If you follow this blog, it should come as no surprise to you that I ended up at DeepDiscount.com, where I can't seem to stop finding great deals on DVDs, video games, music, books, and more! Once, there, I found the Nightmare on Elm Street Collection, which has eight full discs containing the entirety of the Robert Englund run as Freddy Krueger, from the original Nightmare all the way up to Freddy vs. Jason. You get the whole run and can see firsthand the transition from psychological slasher film to the campy, over-the-top, and self-referential later films. Oh, and of course you can hear Dokken perform their hit "Dream Warriors" in Nightmare on Elm Street 3. The cost of this wonderful trip down memory lane? Just $36.89 - or, roughly what I'd spend were I to go with someone to watch the new movie in the theaters. Plus, when I earn 2.5% Cash Back by shopping through Ebates, I'll have almost enough to buy myself a bag of microwave popcorn to sit with throughout the whole extravaganza. As always, you will also get free shipping on all your orders from DeepDiscount.com too!
Take a stroll down memory lane with your favorite flicks in our Movies & Music category!
May 7, 2010
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April 19, 2010
This means my new best friend is iTunes, who has entire libraries of shows, most of which are either $1.99 or $2.99 an episode, with entire seasons available as well. That means even if you can't find a re-run of your favorite show on any of the network websites or any of the most popular video hosting sites, you can still get them online without any hassle. Best of all, you can get 3.0% Cash Back on all your iTunes purchases, so you can get a little extra cash in your pocket just by watching your favorite TV shows and using Ebates!
After spending a little time searching around the store, I am really impressed with some of the more obscure shows that they offer; there are some choice anime titles that really appeal to the geek in me, the entire first season of the A-Team for when I'm feeling nostalgic, and favorites like Deadliest Catch for pretty much any other time I ever want to watch an TV episode and be completely hooked.
Find your favorite shows on iTunes!
April 18, 2010
Who is Eugenia Kim? Well to be frank she's the most popular milliner since Coco Chanel. This interview with hip business magazine Fast Company is a quick sum of her talents, the likes of which have attracted celebrity followers such as Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz. Celebrity draw is not a reason to shop this collection. The unbeatable price however, is. Eugenia Kim hats typically sell for around $200, but her collection for Target is priced between $14.99-19.99. Factor in 3.0% Cash Back for being an Ebates member and you have successfully combined high fashion with low cost. Job well done!
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April 18, 2010
For those new to True Blood or wondering what all the buzz is about, I implore you to go to HBO Store.com and buy Season 1 on dvd. If buying is too much of a commitment, you can also rent it on Netflix. Then, when you have become obsessed with the lives of the dead and non dead of Bon Temps, you can settle in for bigger treats in Season 2. Of course the only thing to accompany you're new found hobby is the equally drool worthy True Blood Season One Soundtrack. More folk than fantasy, the soundtrack alone will convince fencers to jump, and savvy shoppers will save over ten bucks when they buy the Season One Gift Set complete with season one on dvd, and soundtrack. Regardless of how you get started, you'll get 4.0% Cash Back at HBO Store and $13.00 Cash Back for signing up at Netflix.
With no need to convince you of this show's awesomeness, my advice is geared toward making your True Blood Sunday's perfect. For starters you'll need the infamous True Blood Drink. Comprised of mandarin blood orange this drink is the necessary ingredient for your True Blood cocktails, which happen to be conveniently listed on the box. Perhaps more exciting than the tarty taste is the packaging; it's an exact replica of Bill's beloved drink. Besides Sookie of course! Also available for those not wanting a "Dead On The Beach" are Merlot's beer mugs. Sam himself would be use this mug, when he's not running around on all fours that is.
On a final thought, no fan should be without their True Blood clothing. After all, there's no better way to show your love for the show than having it emblazoned across your chest, so do like I've done and represent with Jason's Bon Temps Tee. The last time I wore my interests on a t-shirt it was 1994 and the shirt read "dookie", but just as I was proud to wear it then, I'm proud to sport my pride now.
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April 14, 2010
Believe it or not, I do not own any Lost episodes on DVD. This is partly because I know I would be sucked in to endless hours of watching and at this point I give up enough of my time just viewing on it television. However, as the end of the final season approaches, I am a bit nostalgic and I think I am ready to bite the bullet and give up a large portion of my weekend to re-watching my pals on the island from beginning to end. I will buy Lost Seasons 1-5 on DVD, earn cash back and get the best price when I shop at eBay through Ebates.
Find all the seasons on Blu-Ray for $159.98 and 3.0% Cash Back or just $122.95 for standard DVD both ship for free.
If you too are feeling nostalgic for a simpler time on Lost or if you would like to see what all the hype is about, pick up the first five seasons on DVD and get the best price, free shipping and earn cash back!
April 13, 2010
For those of you who want to catch up on what you missed so far, don't worry, and don't spend all that time scouring bizarre video sites. Your Glee is just a click away: I just found a copy of the on Half.com for just $18.00 the other day, and there is currently a new copy for that at the moment, plus one for $18.99 with free two-day shipping - both prices are significantly less than what most of the other major retailers are asking for the box set. When you get either through Half.com, you will also be earning 4.0% Cash Back on your purchase when you use your Ebates account. In the box set, you will get four discs worth of musical goodness from all of our friends at McKinley High, including all thirteen episodes from the first half of the first season and a variety of extras that help you find out more about your favorite cast members, the music, and what it's like to spend a day in the life of Glee.
Get your copy and find out what everyone has been talking about, or if you have been watching from the beginning, re-live some of your favorite moments as New Dimensions tries to make their way to sectionals!
April 12, 2010
As I've been in the market for an HDTV for almost a year, I figured now was the best time to pull the trigger. My CRT television is starting a speedy slide into outdatedness, and after getting almost fifteen years of use out of it, it's just time to say goodbye. So I started researching; I knew I wanted at least a forty inch screen, 1080p, and a solid refresh rate. I looked around most of the major retailers, compared brands, prices, features, and compatibility. In the end, I found what I think should hopefully be the TV that will get me through the next fifteen years: the Samsung 46" Series 6 Black Flat Panel LCD HDTV. It pairs a giant screen (bordering on too big for my humble little abode) with a super-thin form factor, has 1080p, a 120Hz refresh rate, and is energy star compliant, which means it will continue to save me money over comparable TVs. It also has a feature called "BD Wise" which automatically adjust all the components for the optimal sound and picture quality. The menus are easy to navigate, and setup was a breeze - you don't have to be an engineer to be able to get up and running in no time, and once you are set up, the picture quality is like a dream come true.
At the moment, Abt Electronics has the best deal I could find on this model, with a retail price of $999.00, which is $100 less than the list price. On top of that you get free shipping and also no sales tax, and I tell you, when you get to purchases of this magnitude, especially for an over-sized package, that can make a huge difference. Plus, with 2.0% Cash Back, you stand to make about twenty bucks in cash back through Ebates.
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April 3, 2010
You're probably asking yourself "Bill, why Deep Discount? What's the obsession?" Luckily for me, the answer is simple: they have some of the best prices on a killer selection of merchandise. For instance, I picked up Fantastic Mr. Fox for just $20.23, which is less than all the other retail outlets I checked once you factor in that there is neither tax nor a shipping charge. Yes, some other retailers offer a lower base price, but you end up getting enough little add-ons to tip the scales; plus, I just really appreciate a site where the price you see on the site is the price that you see on your bill.
Of course, while I was at it, I couldn't stop at just one DVD, so I also picked an anime box set that I'd been keeping an eye on called "Death Note" they had both Box One and Box Two at very competitive prices, I even was able to find Heart Beat, a relatively obscure movie from 1980 depicting the friendship between Beat Generation heroes Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady, for about eight dollars less than anywhere else I could find it.
As always, you'll be getting 2.5% Cash Back whenever you shop at Deep Discount using your Ebates account, so the savings just keep piling up!
March 31, 2010
Today, I hit the jackpot. For those of you out there who are, like me, a fan of Mad Men, you probably know that the DVD Box Set for Season Three just came out last week. Chances are, like me, you were keeping an eye out to find a great price. Chances are, like me, you went to a whole bunch of websites looking for a good price, and found most prices to be somewhere in the thirty five to forty dollar neighborhood. As tends to be the case with all the great finds, it's always in the place you least expect it. For me, it was Target. I always think about Target for inexpensive housewares, for clothing, and even occasionally for electronics, but I seldom think of Target as being a go-to place to find DVDs. But sure enough, there it was: Mad Men Season Three on DVD for just $17.99. That's a savings of $31.99! That's a savings of 64% off the list price! That's absurd!
That's the kind of a deal that doesn't come around every day, so do what I did and click "add to cart" while you can, saving you a hearty amount of money, and earning you 3.0% Cash Back in the meantime. Also, take advantage of flat rate $2.99 shipping on Movies, Music, and Books through April 1st from Target, or search around for other great Target Coupons that you can use on items all over the site.
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March 22, 2010
But you know what, folks? After watching last night's episode, it's been worth the wait.
That's why I'm so excited to let you know that you can pre-order the entire four disc set of LIFE from the Discovery Channel Store. If you go through your Ebates account (and why wouldn't you?) you will get 5.0% Cash Back, and we are also offering a coupon code for free shipping when you order LIFE on DVD or Blu-Ray. Just enter code LIFEDVD for free shipping with your pre-order; but hurry, that offer expires on March 28th, so the sooner you order, the more you'll save!
One more great opportunity to mention to you: the Discovery Channel Store is also offering a giveaway of their own, with the grand prize winner getting a Wildlife Safari valued at nearly $10,000, five lucky winners will receive a Blu-Ray player, the LIFE Collector's Book, and select Discovery Channel series on Blu-Ray. Ten winners will receive the LIFE Blu-Ray and select Discovery Channel series on Blu-Ray, and twenty lucky winners will receive the LIFE Collector's Book, all for simply entering your email address. Just follow this link, and you will be prompted how to register for the sweepstakes!
So what are you waiting for? Pre-order your copy and save!
March 3, 2010
No matter where you stand, Oscar time is a great time to review some of your favorite movies from years past or brush up on this years many nominees. The most cost efficient way to do this is to sign up for a Netflix account, through Ebates where you will earn $13 Cash Back and have all of your Oscar movies on their way to your house (or streaming instantly) in no time. If you would rather own the Oscar Films in the flesh, shop at Barnes & Noble (who have increased to 8.0% Cash Back for Ebates Travel Week) who have a complete selection of Oscar classics and this years nominees all at great prices on DVD. My pick, is Inglorious Basterds. I rarely buy movies these days, but I loved this one so much I cannot resist. Ill get it for $22.04 and increased cash back from Ebates.
Shop all of your Oscar Favorites and tune in for this years show! And tell me, are you excited for the new format or are you an Oscar Traditionalist?
February 23, 2010
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!
February 6, 2010
But really, I'd have been much better off had I just gone to Half.com. I wouldn't have driven around town, I wouldn't have had to walk to and from my car in the rain, and I probably would have gotten the same stuff for about two thirds of what I paid. It's no exaggeration: even at used prices, I found almost every item I bought on Half.com for less, plus in most cases, I wouldn't have paid California's ridiculously high sales tax, and I would have earned 4.0% Cash Back - talk about making your money work for you! With the cash back I could have earned, I would have been able to get another book! (which is exactly what I need)
So check it out for yourself - they have an amazing selection of books, DVDs, Music, Textbooks, and video game stuff (consoles, games, accessories, etc). I know it may not mean much to you, but what impressed me is that they have solid discounts on books by Charles Bukowski. That may seem like a random statement, but I just had a discussion in the lunchroom on Friday about how the bookstore I went to (one of SF's most renowned) didn't have anything I didn't already own, and that other website named after that rainforest didn't have good used prices on any of his titles. Lo and behold, I should have just gone to Half.com for great prices and 4.0% Cash Back.
Find what you want at Half.com or at eBay, it's parent company.
January 27, 2010
I am a true fan.
To prepare for the event (9 p.m. Tuesday February 2nd on ABC), I have all my previous season DVDs queued up so that I am fully prepared for another four months of punishment. If you too need to prepare yourself, pick up seasons 1-5 at Overstock, where you will get 4.0% Cash Back from Ebates and huge discounts on the DVD's that sell for $18.99- $26.99 for various seasons. If buying the DVDs is too much of a commitment, prepare for the premiere and put $13 in your Ebates account when you sign up for Netflix through Ebates and rent the DVDs.
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January 25, 2010
When 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!
January 13, 2010
While I'm not here to sway your opinion (go Conan go!), I just wanted to remind you all that no matter whose camp you are in, you can get all the officially-licensed merchandise you could ever want at the NBC Universal Store. So if you want to get your hands on some short-lived Jay Leno Show schwag (think about the collector's value!) or if you want to show your support of Conan's hosting the Tonight Show by picking up some Tonight Show merch, you can find it all at the NBC Universal Store with 3.0% Cash Back. Hey, you can still score some older "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" products on clearance. Same thing with all the old "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" merchandise, of which there is a ton, I'm telling you. (I have a Pale Force lunchbox with my name written all over it)
So, no matter what happens with this late night feud, remember - if you want Conan and Leno merchandise, and you want 3.0% Cash Back, make sure you shop through Ebates.
November 16, 2009
Take it from a guy who has an iPhone, two iPods, and about sixty days worth of music in his iTunes account: you can really rack up some cash on these downloads, especially if you are the type who finds it easier to rent or download a movie or TV episode via iTunes rather than catch it the first time through. Also, don't forget that many popular bands also have iTunes-only releases which are usually both inexpensive and filled with little gems like live performances or B-side recordings.
What makes this almost more impressive of a deal is that Ebates offers 1.0% Cash Back from the Apple Store, but 3.0% Cash Back on iTunes purchases - so despite the fact that you don't have anything physical to show for it, you are getting a better deal on cash back when shopping for music and more at the iTunes Store.
What will you find in the Ebates Music & Movies category?
November 12, 2009
So whether you are a film geek (like yours truly) or just know one who is hard to find Christmas presents for, this is a great chance to really make that movie collection of your shine with a little bit of extra independent cred. So if, like me, you get a thrill out of the idea of seeing a weary knight play chess against the grim reaper in Ingmar Bergman's "The Seventh Seal", you will be thrilled to know that you can get the Criterion Collection edition DVD from Barnes & Noble.com for just $14.99, plus 4.0% Cash Back.
Pop up some popcorn and find your movie of choice with some great cash back in our Music & Movies category!
October 18, 2009
A tale of three sisters who travel back from colonial Salem to work their witchcraft in hopes of eternal life, this movie stars two of my favorite actresses; Betty Davis and Miss Carrie Bradshaw herself, SJP. At just $12.99, this movie is more than a sweet treat for a homesick New Englander, it's also a great deal. While others may hit the streets in costume, I'll be curled up on my couch, sipping hot apple cider, and watching my three favorite witches.
Find the scariest savings with Ebates!
September 29, 2009
For the next eight days, you'll get up to 25% off all TVs storewide at Electronics Expo with code LSTVSALE. Naturally, as is often the case, exclusions do apply, but still, you can save a ton of cash on the HDTV of your dreams, whether you're looking for a big whopping fifty-two incher for your living room, or a nice compact twenty two inch set for your kitchen counter.
Or, just think about if you wanted to really go over-the-top and do an MTV Cribs fantasy TV setup, you could get about thirty monstrous plasma screens to mount all over your house (always including the classics above the bed and in the bathroom) and rack up a ton of savings in addition to a ton of cash back. No matter what, when you apply this coupon code, and combine it with 2.5% Cash Back, you know you'll be getting an amazing deal on a great HDTV.
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September 27, 2009
Head over to Deep Discount, which as the name implies, has heavy discounts on everything from DVDs to books and more. Get 2.5% Cash Back at Deep Dicount and pick up the Dexter Three Season Pack (also available in Blu-Ray) for a stunning $82.55, you save over $37 on the list price. Or if a sympathetic serial killer is not your cup of tea, pick up the first and second seasons of Californication for just $30 each with free shipping on all orders at Deep Discount.
Shop now and get cash back on top of deep discounts!
September 11, 2009
Being the number one fan of this show, I love that I can shop HBO Store and find beer glasses from my favorite bar, Merlotte's, Bon Temps football jerseys, and cast member t-shirts. There are also posters, the True Blood original soundtrack, and Season One on DVD. Those with a darker side will love Fangtasia t-shirts, and those who prefer the light of day will enjoy finding gear from The Fellowship of The Sun. Regardless of why you love True Blood, you'll find everything to satisfy your sweet fang at the HBO Store.
Find more TV memorabilia in our Music and Movies category.
September 10, 2009
As if that thrill weren't enough, as a way of celebrating arguably the greatest rock band of all time, stores started putting the Beatles Anthology DVD set on sale. Granted, this week it's almost impossible to turn on VH1 and not see some part of the anthology on TV, but this way, you can watch them any hour of any day.
If you're like the drummer in my band, your gripes about music have to do with restoring old recordings or poor mixing and mastering; wishing that old albums could have taken full advantage of modern recording quirks. Well, Beatles fans, your dream just came true. With the Beatles Discography Re-Mastered, the only question left is if you want to retain the original sensibilities of the mono recordings, or if you want to experience the cutting-edge stereo mixes.
No matter what you choose, you'll get 4% Cash Back on all those purchases at Barnes and Noble.com just by using your Ebates account!
August 27, 2009
Just as important as studying hard is relaxing with some restorative leisure time. I spent many college weekends laying in bed watching DVDs of my favorite shows, which (for me) was time well spent. So while shopping for textbooks, be sure to shop for some DVD's at low prices. Pick up the highly acclaimed second season of Mad Men, now 50% off along with many more DVDs and get increased cash back from Ebates.
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August 11, 2009
Look forward to sixteen new designers (meet them and check out their virtual portfolios here) with Tim, Hedi, Nina and Michael Kors back to judge for the new season.
Catch up on all the drama, the highs and lows from seasons past with the DVD's now on sale at Buy.com with 1% Cash Back from Ebates. I was totally obsessed with season four and can't wait to re-watch it. I will pick up my copy at Buy.com for 32% off list price and just $18.89 with cash back too. Get your hands on all the previous seasons, but hurry, they are selling out quick.
Find deals on all your favorite TV shows on DVD and gear up for Fall TV in our Music and Movies Category.
July 25, 2009
Aside from sitcoms, Disney Movie Club is home to classics like Sleeping Beauty (my all time favorite) Escape To Witch Mountain, and Mary Poppins to name a few. As part of Cash Back Bonanza at Ebates, we're highlighting the best ways to earn top cash back. So whether you've been meaning to stock up on The Suite Life On Deck, or if you're looking for a great present, do it with Ebates!
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July 22, 2009
For fear of sounding like Andy Rooney, I will end my rant there and offer a solution. In my effort to end my indentured servitude to the cable company empire, I down-graded my service and signed up with Netflix, through Ebates and got $13 Cash Back, which is essentially one month free, plus you get a two-week no obligation free trial. Coupled with cash back, you get over a month of free service from Netflix. Have the DVD's shipped or watch instantly on your television or computer.
Find more ways to save with Ebates!
July 16, 2009
So where should you go for all your Potter-lovin' needs? Everybody should know by now, both Borders and Barnes & Noble have everything any bibliophile could ever ask for, and they have a ton of other assorted Potter-phenalia for you muggles out there. One merchant that impressed me was Sears: they have almost two hundred different Harry Potter products for sale, and there's also the Scholastic Store - remember, Scholastic is the company that publishes the Harry Potter books, so they have the rights to all sorts of cool Potter stuff. Wherever you choose to shop - make sure you head there through Ebates and earn some cash back on your purchases!
Anyone out there seen the movie yet? I haven't gone, but I'm really excited - comment your thoughts of it (without spoilers!).
May 10, 2009
I fear you might have missed the word about Blu-Ray. Fortunately for you, I have two bits of good news!
First - if you are indeed looking for HD DVD Sales, you can probably find some HD DVDs still on eBay, since that's where everyone should go to find pretty much everything. And when you're getting something at a used price with 3% Cash Back, it's as good as a sale.
Second - if you are looking for Blu-Ray stuff on sale, the HBO Store currently has great deals on all sorts of Blu-Ray editions of their famous shows and miniseries. Just cruise on over there, use this coupon for 15% off any order plus 3% Cash Back.
So even if you're still feeling a little down about the whole Blu-Ray format thing, you can take some solace in the fact that now HD DVD Sales are more plentiful, as the video discs are now the abandoned format.
March 24, 2009
As I previously mentioned, this past Saturday marked the release of the Twilight DVD. It is no surprise that millions of copies were sold, more stampedes ensued, and people everywhere got their Twilight on. While it may be hard to believe, some people like myself who consider themselves Twilight fans, did not get their copy over the weekend or partake in pre-order extravaganza (you missed some good deals on the Twilight DVD with Coupons). But fear not - all hope for getting a great deal is not lost! Here is a list of the top Ebates merchants who offer the Twilight DVD with cash back and coupons too:
- Barnes & Noble $23.75, 4% cash back: Exclusive Barnes & Noble DVD and Twilight Skin for your cell phone, mp3 player or ipod. And enjoy free shipping on orders of $25+.
- Borders $23.79, 4% cash back: Get free shipping on orders of $25+, and shop for the exclusive Borders Twilight DVD, set to ship in May due to high demand.
- Buy.com $21.78, 1% cash back
- Best Buy $17.99, 1% cash back
- Target $17.99, 4% cash back: Target exclusive three-disk deluxe version, now 22% off!
And, if you are looking to outfit yourself in some Twilight gear for the ultimate viewing experience, shop the fan destination du jour Hot Topic and get 6% cash back through Ebates.
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March 16, 2009
At Borders, you can get 4% cash back and an exclusive copy of the DVD, plus an 18-month Twilight calendar (because twelve months of Twilight is not enough), so every month can be just as exciting as the last with the cast of the novel/movie gracing the pages (Tell me, which month will Rob Pattinson be?). And, enjoy free shipping on orders of $25 or more!
Barnes and Noble has an exclusive DVD as well, and upon purchasing you get a free Twilight skin for your cell phone, PDA, or MP3 player and 4% cash back! Show off your "Twilight-Cred" with this exclusive gift and get free shipping on all orders of $25 or more when you shop at Barnes and Noble.com.
Hurry, these deals end soon and the DVD will be officially released in just a few days, so get your copy now.
Find more coupons and deals on DVDs, books, and movies here.
February 19, 2009
So, instead, I thought we could take this moment to look at some past successes, so we can see what this year's competitors will be stacked up against through the lens of history. I took a little time scouring some merchants to find the lowest possible prices on DVDs of previous "Best Picture" winners. So here we go:
February 7, 2009
Now, before you ask me "Why does that exist?" ask yourself just how much more awesome your life would be with a second screen. Go on! Do it! The correct answer is "far more", in case you were wondering, as this little Axion Dual-Screen DVD player brings twice the fun to any occasion. Stuck facing someone at a lunch table you'd rather not deal with? Pop open your DVD player! Afraid of an oncoming assailant? Make him/her laugh with one of your favorite movies - while you watch at the same time too! Amazing!
Hyperbole aside, this little gadget would likely prove invaluable to anyone looking to entertain a gaggle of children, a round table full of bored friends, or anyone in just about any other situation where one display isn't enough. While each tiny 7" screen may not be much on its own, the fact that the player can accurately power two LCD screens (that can practically display 720p visuals) is an outstanding feat in its own right. Scoff at it all you want, but I'd bet cold hard cash that this little Dual Widescreen portable DVD player has come in handy in more than one occasion. If you're ready to find out just how great the dual-screen life is, head on over to Newegg and pick one up for just $129 (that's $20 off!). Only then will you be able to see how wonderful two simultaneous screens of awesome truly is.
January 29, 2009
Much like I recommended earlier, my HDTV quest started with a bit of research. For starters, I had to pick out which kind of a HDTV set I wanted. Would LCD or Plasma be the best for me? After a bit of reading, I opted to go for the LCD since my living space is rather well-lit, and I wanted the vibrant colors of the LCD over the black depth that makes Plasmas shine in dark settings. Also, since I tend to watch/play a lot of things like video games and news stations that have stagnant images that tend to "burn into" screens, I didn't want to take the risk of damaging my TV. The choice was clear; I just needed to figure out what TV was right for me.
Shortly thereafter, I hit the streets to see if the LCDs actually delivered. To my surprise, they did. Set after set, the HDTVs with LCD technology looked generally brighter and clearer than their Plasma counterparts; so much so that I still opted for the LCD after picking out a little "motion blur" on the majority of the sets. With that said, one brand consistently stood out as the cream of the crop (especially when price was considered), and that brand was Samsung. While this may come as a bit of a surprise to some, Samsung has been one of the foremost manufacturers of LCD computer monitors for years now. With years and years of LCD production under their belt, it's obvious that Samsung is doing something right with the technology, as their screens looked great at practically any size.
Out of all of the Samsung models, though, the 650 series stood out to me as the TV with the best bang for my buck. While the 750 and 850 models are fine and dandy (and include a few superfluous additions in the way of inputs and features), the overall image quality varies so little, they might as well be overpriced doppelgangers. The 650 series features outstanding 120hz technology that eliminated most motion blur and makes people look "more real than real," and has speakers that outshine the 850 according to many reviewers. The viewing angle was outstanding and the picture was superb; I just had to get it.
After picking out the model of HDTV that impressed me the most, I ran back to my computer to find the best price. After looking around at Best Buy.com, Newegg, and even WalMart, I opted for Abe's of Maine for a few choice reasons. First, the HDTV was over $400 cheaper than in stores (and approximately $100-200 less than its online competitors) and featured free shipping. In addition to the free shipping, it included a free wall mount ($80+ value) and NO TAX. Toss in the $10 promotional code and 1% cash back, and I just couldn't say no. All in all, my combined savings came out to be somewhere in the $600-700 range just by doing my homework and shopping on the internet. Imagine how much you can save, too!
Within a week of ordering my HDTV, it was at my house. After gently unloading it from the shipping truck, I had a friend of mine lend me a hand with unpacking and setting it up in my house. It only took a few minutes to plug in the TV and unpack the remote, and viola! An HDTV of my dreams, in my very own home, with no dead pixels and no noticeable problems at all (knock on wood!). It's not too late to use in-store pickup and still save hundreds of dollars, so go get your big game HDTV before kickoff to ensure you have the best Super Bowl party yet!
January 27, 2009
As reported earlier this week, a Sex and the City Sequel has been confirmed as your favorite set of New York City BFFs are on board for a follow up to last summer's mega hit spinoff to the cult-classic television show. Like many devoted fans, I am not sure how I feel about the news. I could never NOT be excited to see ladies of Sex and the City, but the last film did not even remotely compare to the greatness of the television show. And a sequel to the movie could be even more of a departure from the individuality and greatness that spoke to so many single women for so many years. This same sentiment is shared by most SATC fans I have spoken to about the news, but we do have sometime to make up our minds about it. The release of the second film is obviously a long way out, shooting is not even rumored to begin until this summer.
So whats a fan to do in the meantime? Satiate you desire for quality time with your favorite friends by watching the series from start to finish. If you don't have the complete series, start building your collection now and catch up with the gals one season at a time. Get the complete series collectors set from Target for 67% off at just $99 with 4% cash back. You'll save almost $200! It could possibly be one of the best ways on earth to spend a hundred bucks and it will provide endless entertainment. Looking to give a Valentines Day gift to someone special? This is a fantastic gift for a Valentine if you are not looking to go the "jewelry and chocolate" route.
Regardless of how you feel about the first installment to the SATC movie franchise, it really is a feel-good watch and a necessary addition to the DVD collection. Get it from Best Buy for just $24.99 (for the special collectors' edition) with 1% cash back and speedy shipping. By the time you have exhausted all Sex and the City moments on DVD, you will, like me, be ready for some more... just in time for the sequel!
January 21, 2009
When it comes to ABC's show Lost, people fall into two categories: those who don't watch the show and Lost Fanatics. This show requires a lot of patience from viewers, so there are not a ton of fair-weather lost fans out there; either you like it or you don't. As such, tomorrow night is either just another Wednesday night, or the much-anticipated season premiere. For those of us who feel like we have been waiting too long (officially, it has been eight months and eight days - I was secretly hoping they would have made the wait time connect to the ever-perplexing "lost numbers"...) for the new season, tomorrow's season premiere feels like a long time coming. I have been waiting in anticipation and started preparing for the big day over the weekend. I checked on the functionality of my DVR to prevent any technical mishaps that would cause it to not record the two hour episode fully or at all, because if you miss a second, you miss the entire episode.
More importantly, I caught up on past episodes to refresh myself on the eventful moments of seasons past. I previously purchased my LOST DVD collection through Ebates at Barnes & Noble, with 4% cash back. Seasons 1-4 are available (sold separately) for $43-$48, you save between 10-20% of the original price. They ship very quickly and for free, so soon enough you will be catching up yourself. You can also pick up a complete set at eBay with 3% back, the current bid for one such set is just over $100. If that is all too much of a commitment or a strain on your pocketbook, you can rent season 1-4 through Netflix and get $18 back for signing up.
Just as important as how you prepare for tomorrow night, is what you wear to enjoy the first episode of the rest of your life. An appropriate choice is this official Lost Dharma Jumpsuit from the ABC TV Store, for $89.95 with 4% cash back. When purchasing this item, you get a set of free Dharma tattoos with purchase (enter TATTOO at checkout). Show off your devoted fanaticism and buy this suit, that can be worn over clothes (as demonstrated by this dapper looking headless man in the photo pictured above). Likewise, It makes a great gift for any fan in your life and will pay for itself when you have to go to a spur of the moment costume party. Buy this suit, catch up on DVDs and increase the level of excitement every time you tune into an episode of your favorite show, and be prepared for anything that LOST brings your way.
January 16, 2009
So if you still miss William Hung and his socially-awkward alien like behavior, you can pick up his DVD documentary/album, Hanging With Hung, for only $9.99 at Borders with 4% cash back. Because, really don't you miss his powerful rendition of the intoxicating "She Bangs"? Plus, it will make a great addition to your DVD collection, as visitors marvel "Wow, I cant believe you actually own that."
If you are less in to William Hung, and a more of a late blooming "idolizer", you can pick up Sanjaya's Memoirs of the Idol experience, Dancing to the Music In My Head: Memoirs of The People's Idol and reminisce about his fascinating journey from "obscure" high school teenager to "obscure" reality star to just plain obscurity. You will also get to learn whats next for Sanjaya, as his story reminds readers that the world is his oyster and so it is your own. Get a copy for 20% off, and just $15.99, at Barnes and Noble with 4% cash back.
Exceptional literature is not only reserved for the contestants, but also the judges. If you want to live the good life a la Randy Jackson, get a copy of his attempt at writing in the form of Body With Soul from Alibris for a modest $4.98 with 3% cash back. This potpourri of information mixes memoir, a wellness program and inspirational advice, courtesy of Randall Darius, better known as Randy Jackson. Get your copy and let him guide you to "the best you" this year.
If you ever find yourself as an American Idol reject: your fifteen minutes of fame expired and all your friends and relatives can't stand you anymore, there is hope for you yet. You will leave behind a rich legacy of vague memories of your television moments, a couple of unwatched YouTube videos, and just maybe some amazing literature.
January 14, 2009
Of course I'm talking about American Idol.
After a six month break, American Idol is back at it with season eight. A new season means new contestants, new fights between an intoxicated Paula and an angry Simon, and of course new chances for Randy to call someone his "dawg". Along with the banter and shameful auditions comes a new judge by the name of Kara DioGuardi. Not familiar with the name or face, I did some research on the latest Idol judge and have come to two conclusions. The first is that she is responsible for nearly every major pop song you've ever heard. The second is that her face seems to be the handiwork of an over-zealous plastic surgeon. While one's personal relationship with a scalpel is really none of my business, it does make for an interesting character. Any concerns I had about her not being as entertaining as the other judges were quickly squashed, when she attempted to out-sing the bikini girl from last night's Phoenix auditions. I have no doubt she will entertain us as much as Paula's attempts to remain sober.
For those who missed last night, the series premiere kicked off with auditions in Phoenix where a young woman by the name of Arianna stole the show. As if her voice wasn't good enough, creating her own charity for the elderly puts her on my "Definitely going to Heaven" list. Less fun was the boring Tuan who wasn't bad enough to laugh at, but was bad enough not go to Hollywood. Hopefully tonight's auditions being held in Kansas City will offer some crazier moments. It's audition time, and I have my popcorn handy, and my DVR remote ready.
For the superfans out there who can't get enough, or for those of you who misplaced your copy of From Justin To Kelly, you too can now sing along with American Idol Karaoke Revolution. I found this gem at Barnes & Noble for just $49.99. Available for XBOX 360, Playstation, and Wii, this mega fan must-have is the only way to audition for the judges. Assuming that waiting in line amongst thousands of people isn't your thing, in which case neither is driving to the nearest store in standing in line. Luckily with Ebates you'll receive 4% cash back all from the comforts of your own home. You can sing along with favorite contestants or alone, I prefer to have some support, as I've been known to shatter glass with my vocals. But hey, at least I'm aware of it. So here's to another season of American Idol, and another season of knowing not to quit my day job!
For those of you who share in my love of auditions gone bad, here is my all time favorite audition..EVER. Enjoy!
January 8, 2009
For those who've yet to hear about this curious little title, Valkyria Chronicles is an anime-inspired Strategy Role-Playing Game (RPG) for the PlayStation 3. It tells the tale of Welkin Gunther, a 22-year-old university student-turned-tank commander who must lead his militia against the invading evil East European Imperial Alliance. It's 1935, and just as any historian would likely let you know, the Eastern European Imperial Alliance has been encroaching upon the peaceful Atlantic Alliance for years now. What began as a small group of soldiers making their way throughout the Eastern Bloc in the later 1920's steadily grew into a great hulking behemoth of an army that takes every city and country along their path, obviously hearkening back to the way Hitler came to power around the same time in our own worldview.
Valkyria Chronicles is a "Strategy RPG", meaning that you control multiple characters one by one against opposing forces. Usually this is done on a grid of some sort (restricting your movement to a set amount of squares), but instead things are handled a bit differently. Each character has a motion gauge that corresponds to their class, meaning that the weaker Scouts can move the farthest to examine their surroundings, while the trigger-happy Shocktroopers have a much more limited range to use to eliminate foes. Battle takes place whenever your unit is in range of the enemy: you simply press R1 to go into combat mode, "Square" to cycle through your weapons, aim, and fire. You control each character separately, yet each of their action follows one another seamlessly; miraculously invoking the feeling of what it would really be like to control an entire army advancing troop-by-troop through enemy lines.
Equally refreshing is the game's story, as it's surprisingly not something that's pulled out of the aether and tacked onto some haphazard anime characters - it actually feels like a living story you create and interact with on a constant basis. Instead of "feeling" like a normal video game with incessant battles and generic story lines, Valkyria Chronicles tells its tale through a virtual "storybook" that you progress through chapter-by-chapter, with events, dialog, and battles that flesh out the story that take place in bite-sized increments along the way. The artistic design is breathtaking from top to bottom, with luscious watercolor landscapes belying the gritty reality of wartime atrocities. After all, war is real. Battles are real. And when you launch headfirst into battles with the team you personally assembled from scratch, you feel it too.
Unfortunately, too many factors have played into Valkyria Chronicles selling less than 100,000 copies in the US since its release - a fate worse than death for any multi-million dollar video game company. Even though it's doing a pinch better overseas, the sad fact is that too many people are skipping over this original, beautiful title in favor of other holiday plunder, or putting it onto their "to buy" list in case there's ever a sale. To this I must cry: Don't! It's a shame when such an original game comes out and doesn't receive the recognition it truly deserves, as the video game industry needs much more games that take risks and innovate like this one. Give the free demo a try on the PlayStation Network, or pick it up from any one of our wonderful retailers (might I suggest Newegg.com for $56.99 with 2% cash back?). It's a stellar game that's worth even the tiniest bit of time, even if you don't think you'll care for it much. I know that I hardly care for Strategy RPGs myself, yet this game has me gushing more than a steamrolled pack of Gushers. Try it; you'll like it!
December 17, 2008
While any Tom and Dick Harrison can go out and grab an obnoxiously large and clunky universal remote from the corner store for $10, the Logitech 880 sets itself apart through its easy-to-navigate color LCD screen and intelligent PC setup, features that make it one of the best remotes out there. It's incredibly easy to use, remembers any and all necessary commands for a particular input, and even stores "favorite" settings to make your life that much easier. Want to push one button and listen to the CD in your CD player? Done. How about booting up your Xbox after an all-night DVD marathon? Even easier. Even though it may seem a little silly at first, the sheer convenience of having one remote to perfectly handle the handful of remotes you have strewn across your coffee table cannot be understated.
If you're ready to save some time, and give your fingers (and arms) a break from all the reaching and juggling, the Logitech 880 Infared Remote Control can be had from Newegg for $150; a small price to pay for a lifetime of convenience. This is $50 less than you can find it anywhere else, and includes free shipping, so hop on this offer before the free shipping won't make it to your doorstep by the 24th! It's the perfect gift for the gadget-laden guy/gal who has everything!
October 30, 2008
It's a rainy afternoon here in San Francisco, the first of the season, really. If there's one thing that the rain makes me want to do, besides stay in bed, is stay inside and watch TV all day. There's one problem with that these days (besides the whole being employed thing) and that is my opinion that there is nothing good to watch on regular network television these days. Sure, there are some entertaining shows on in the evenings, but if it's before six o'clock, and you don't want to watch the news or talk shows, you're pretty much out of luck.
Don't give up hope... there is an easy solution - TimeLife.com! Most of you mainly know Time Life for their music collections, which are amazing. I can't express well enough how well these folks manage to assemble box sets of music that so accurately represent eras, genres, or artists' careers. They especially appeal to compulsive music hoarders like myself, who can't pass up the chance to own original archive recordings from bands in a ten-disc set.
But what most people don't realize is the vast collection of TV series box sets offered by Time Life. I have seen commercials for their box sets of older shows like the The Smothers Brothers or Get Smart, but I had no idea that they also had a handful of modern shows including personal favorites like Undeclared and Freaks and Geeks.
Not only are all these shows at already low prices, they all come with 6% cash back and a whole slew of coupons. That means you can get all 147 episodes of the cartoon The Real Ghostbusters with 6% cash back and free shipping, so stay in, make some popcorn, and take your TV (or stereo) for a trip down memory lane for a whole lot less with TimeLife.com.
June 24, 2008
If you are shopping around for a new TV, you can't miss out on this great deal. Okay, here's the deal. We're talking about a 50" High Definition Plasma TV for Only $1,262. Yes, a 50" Plasma for about $1200! Try beating that. We're talking about the TH-50PX80U from Panasonic. The TH-50PX80U reproduces over 4,000 shades of gradation each for red, green, and blue.
November 14, 2007
This holiday season, stuff their stockings with the gift of choice: give your friends and family Borders gift cards! Borders just joined Ebates and we're rewarding you with 3% Cash Back on all gift card purchases (all other Borders merchandise is not eligible for Cash Back). Your recipient can redeem their gift card for books, DVDs, music, children's books and more. You can even personalize your gift card with a favorite photo! Why scour the stores for the perfect gift when a Borders gift card lets your recipients pick their own? Gift giving has never been easier!
April 12, 2007
Why is this great news? According to Apple's Wednesday press release,
- MGM has the largest modern film library in the world
- Its movies have received 208 Academy Awards in its history, making it one of the biggest award winning collections of films in the world
- Beginning today, iTunes customers will be able to purchase legendary films such as “Dances With Wolves,” “Mad Max,” “The Great Train Robbery” and “Rocky,” with other titles to be added in the coming weeks.
Oh, and to top it all off, you'll earn 3% Cash Back at iTunes when you start at Ebates! Maybe it's time to pick up an Apple TV so you can relax and watch those classic MGM movies on your tv, not your computer! The cheapest way to get your hands on an Apple TV is at Target- it's $299.99 with 4% Cash Back.
Hmm...4% Cash Back equals a total of $11.96...hey, now you can afford to buy Rocky on iTunes!
January 24, 2007
Who has the time to watch every new movie as it arrives in theaters? Besides, when a movie and popcorn for two cost more than a month of satellite TV, it's probably wiser to wait for the DVD release. With yesterday's announcement of the 2007 Oscar nominees, you may be tempted to see some of the year's films that you may have missed!
You can always buy DVD's, but most of the time one viewing is plenty. Why not rent? Ebates has four DVD rental services and each one is a little different.
Ebates offers the ever-popular Netflix as well as Peerflix, Movielink and Cinemanow. Did you know that if you sign up for Netflix (for the first time) through Ebates you earn $18 Cash Back? That adds up to about one month of free movie rentals! I have been using Netflix for a couple years and love it. Peerflix is a community in which you exchange DVD's with other members while Cinemanow and Movielink feature downloads (perfect for those of you with Apple TV!).
December 11, 2006
The subject of holiday movies can reveal a lot about a person- and their family! While some cozy up with Jimmy Stewart's tear-jerking, seasonal homage to the everyman, others might choose...well, something a little non-traditional. Say, John McClane hurling Hans Gruber off the Nakatomi Plaza Hotel while "Silent Night" warbles softly in the background.
Hey, my family watches Ingmar Bergman's four hour paranormal epic Fanny and Alexander every Christmas Eve. So what?
I did a little research (and by research, I mean I Googled "favorite holiday movies" and YM'd my coworkers) and have hopefully covered most of the popular holiday movies. I wanted to include Better Off Dead, but decided that just maybe, Gremlins was more deserving of a spot on this list.
So what are your favorite holiday movies?
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August 29, 2006
While most of the selections could probably be featured in this article, they could come in handy. Even if you don't have time to watch all of the Gallagher Sledge-O-Matic collection, you could pick up a couple of these as holiday gifts, "I'm sorry you're sick" presents, or even just "Thinking of You (and your bizarre love of 21 Jump Street)" friendship tokens.
And, hey- I don't know one woman who hasn't curled up in front of Lifetime Television for Women on a Sunday afternoon. Cut out the middle man; buy Danielle Steel volumes one through four! Nothing says "relaxation" like an unending supply of Jaclyn Smith.
August 4, 2006
I know, the r-word kind of gets stuck in my throat, too. It's hard for me to imagine my iBook in the arms of another. Word on the street, though, is that refurbished Macs and iPods are just as good as the brand new ones, but at a fraction of the cost. Apple has a very stringent refurbishment process, so you can feel confident about your purchase.
If you still aren't 100% convinced, remember that all machines are covered by Apple's One Year Limited Waranty. You can even buy Apple Care for total reassurance. (Which I always recommend since the coverage is more than generous. My 2002 iBook turned out to have some irreparable glitches, so Apple issued me a new iBook- even though I'd had mine for 2 years already- all because I had Apple Care. How cool is that?)
An Ebates member named Michael (not the same one from a couple days ago!) had this to say about his experience with Apple Certified refurbished computers: "As a member of Ebates, I have purchased several refurbished products and will continue to do so over the next couple of years. The product is just a good as new and I save several hundreds of dollars in addition to getting my big fat check."
Although most of you aren't Mac users (let's not go there), many of you love the iPod. Apple is reducing their refurbished iPods up to $80 off!
Make sure you start with Ebates so you can get some Cash Back, too!
July 6, 2006
I've been thinking about these past few months; about you, me,...about us. I've been reflecting on the many evenings we've spent together, the lazy mornings, the afternoons at home, sick with the flu.
I feel remorse when I think of all the times we could have shared; the many long nights at Videomax...I didn't have to wait in those agonizing lines, watching my late fees rack up while my life slowly rolled away- much like the tape in a dusty old VHS.
I could have been with you, Netflix, safe at home with a bowl of popcorn and Six Feet Under, or the Second Season of Diff'rent Strokes ("Whatchoo talkin' bout, Willis!" ). I could have been watching The Lord of The Rings: Two Towers Widescreen, Special Extended Edition on the very day it was released with nary a care that for most video stores, it would be out of stock. Those empty shelves in the "New Release" section of Videomax would have been but a memory...
If I had only known that Ebates would give me $18 Cash Back, upon signing up with you for the first time, maybe I would have acted sooner- that's nearly two months worth of joyous laughter, tender tears and precious, DVD-watching memories- for hardly any money at all! I could have saved the money I threw away on late fees and five-day new releases and saved it for something better: a shiny new DVD player, a flat screen TV , or perhaps an adorable mailbox in which you can comfortably wait for me to pick you up, dear friend.
At least I can take heart in the fact that others will soon love you the way I have, Netflix. Others will come to appreciate your sweet, sweet queue: your way of knowing just what they like to watch, when they want to watch it. They'll understand your many plan options, each one suited to an individual's wants- and needs, whether they want one, two, or three movies at a time. They'll also take pleasure in that $18 from Ebates, and know that in their mailbox, next to your delicate red envelopes, they'll find an even fatter Big Fat Check.