We are continuing our Back to School Shopping on a Budget series today by featuring one of our best tips for saving money online - using Ebates.com to earn cash-back, find coupon codes & free shipping offers & more on all your online purchases. Ebates.com is a site that offers cash-back on your online purchases at over 1500 online retailers.
The way it works is that Ebates partners with online retailers to send customers to their sites; in return, the retailers give Ebates a commission for sending the customers their way & Ebates then offers you a % of that commission thru cash-back savings. Basically, this is just extra money that you will earn just by going thru Ebates.com anytime you make a purchase online. If you regularly make purchases online or have any larger items that you need to purchase, this savings can add up quickly. But even for those of you who don’t shop online all that often, I’d encourage you to sign up for an Ebates account and try to use it regularly as the savings will still add up over & it’s just extra money you’re earning on your purchases just by going thru a few simple, extra steps. You might even find that you start thinking about whether to buy that purchase in-store – or go look for it online – taking advantage of cash-back, coupon codes & maybe even FREE shipping to really maximize your savings & make your money stretch further! That’s what I do now – go and look at the items in the store & then search from my phone or when I get home to see if I can get an even better deal online!
Ebates Video Tutorial :
Since we talk about Ebates so frequently on our blog and it’s our favorite cash-back site, we thought we would share a quick 5 minute video with you to show you how simple it is to use & how it works! I found a cute pair of shoes at Payless yesterday & tried them on, but didn’t buy them. I wanted to see if I could find a coupon online & get cash-back at the same time, so I waited & sure enough, a coupon code came out last night for $10 off your $25 or more purchase at Payless. So, I take you through the process of how I would use Ebates to get an extra 3% cash-back on that purchase, which would make the $26.99 pair of shoes I found – just $16.48 after coupon code, free ship to store & cash-back savings!
Now is a great time to shop online as you can take advantage of a number of great coupon codes available as well as double cash-back from Ebates at a number of retailers.
Double Cash-Back Promotion for Back to School at Ebates:
- Kohl’s – 6% (reg 3%)
- Lands End – 6% (reg 3%)
- JCPenney – 8% (reg 4%)
- Walmart – 2% (reg 1%)
- Chegg – 9% (reg 4.5%)
- Dell – 5% (reg 2%)
- Nordstrom – 5% (reg 3%)
- Amazon – up to 20% (reg 0%) – this was just added recently to Ebates! Woohoo!
- HP – 5% (reg 3%)
- Staples – 4% (reg 2%)
- Vitacost – 8% (reg 4%)
- eBags – 12% (reg 6%)
- Sears – 6% (reg 2%)
- Macys – 6% (reg 3%)
- 4inkjets – 20% (reg 13.5%)
- Drugstore.com – 12% (reg 6%)
Don’t forget, if you are new to Ebates, you will get an additional $10 gift card when you sign up for Ebates & make a qualifying purchase of $25 or more. You can pick to get a $10 gift card from Target, Home Depot, or Magazines.com.
Giveaway – $50 Cash from Ebates
Ebates is generously sponsoring a $50 cash giveaway here at Thrifty NW Mom for 1 lucky Thrifty NW Mom reader to win! You need to be a registered member with Ebates to win this giveaway as they will deposit the $150 right into your Ebates account & you will receive the cash with your next cash-back check.
This giveaway will end on Wednesday 8/29 at 9pm pst.
The winners will be drawn using “And the Winner Is” plugin and announced on the blog. I will also email the winners. The winners will have 48 hours to contact me, otherwise a new winner will be drawn. US residents only & you must be 18 yrs or older to enter the giveaway. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook in any way.
Here’s how to enter this giveaway::
1st Entry (required entry): Tell us your favorite store to shop online.
Extra Entries : (make sure these are all separate comments, with a comment for each entry)
3) Leave a comment here saying you “like” the Ebates Facebook page.
Disclosure: Ebates sponsored this giveaway. $50 will be given to a Thrifty NW Mom winner randomly chosen. All opinions are 100% mine. See our disclosure policy for more details.