Today we have an exciting 24 hour giveaway courtesy of Ebates. I’m excited to be one of 10 bloggers participating in Ebates’ Ten Days of Giveaways. Each day they are offering a different giveaway featured on their Facebook page & today’s giveaway here at Thrifty NW Mom is $150 worth of Ugg merchandise. How cool is that!
I think by now, you all know how much I love cash-back shopping when you’re doing any shopping online. Ebates has been my number one site that I use for cash-back shopping & I’ve been a member of Ebates since 2006. Whenever I have any online shopping to do, Ebates is the first site I check to see whether I can earn cash-back on my purchases.
If you’re new to Ebates, it is a site that offers cash-back on your online purchases. It’s so very simple to use & when you get in the habit of using Ebates, you’ll be regularly earning cash back, as there are thousands of stores that participate. Basically stores are looking for new ways to gain more business & customers, so they’ve partnered with Ebates to bring customers to their site & they offer Ebates a commission to bring the shoppers to their sites. Ebates then pays shoppers who use their program thru a cash-back percentage, which varies by store & when they are having different promotions throughout the year. The cash-back can vary anywhere from 1% – 30% cash-back on your purchases. They also will feature various coupon codes you could use while shopping as well for even further savings. You’ll find opportunities for cash-back from thousands of online retailers, everything from stores such as Target & Kohl’s to travel sites such as Priceline, Travelocity, & more.
Here are just a few of the sites that offer cash-back through Ebates:
- JCPenney – 6.0%
- Sears – 4.0%
- Nike – 6.0%
- Macys – 3.0%
- Kohls – 4.0%
- Childrens Place – 2.5%
- Disney Store – 5.0%
- Famous Footwear – 9.0%
- Target – 3.0%
New to Ebates – here’s how it works:
- Create a new account at Ebates . Right now, Ebates is running a special promotion for new members. New members will get a $10 gift card to one of these stores of your choice: Barnes & Noble, Target, Magazines.com & Home Depot, on your first purchase of $25 when you go thru Ebates. (You’ll need to make this first $25 purchase within 90 days of signing up for Ebates.
- When you want to do any online shopping, make sure to search for the store at Ebates first. You’ll just search in the Search bar at the top left in the Navigation bar, where it says “Search stores or coupons or products”. Type the name of the store into the search bar to find out the cash-back percentage you will receive. Example: Target, Macy’s, Ebay, Entertainment.com (Entertainment Book & more).
- Find the store you want & then click on the bright orange “Shop Now” button. Ebates will then transfer you to the store’s website & you can start shopping. Just by doing that extra step of going thru their system (making sure you’re logged into Ebates first), you will then automatically earn your cash-back on your purchase. If you’re ready to shop at another store, then go back to Ebates, search for the store/website & then click on “Shop Now” to reach that website.
You will then receive a rebate check/money from Ebates on a quarterly basis (every 3 months). You should see the cash-back in your account within 48 hours; but it could take up to 30 days.
- $10 Gift Card Bonus for New Members: As I mentioned above, new members can earn a $10 gift card to one of these stores of your choice: Barnes & Noble, Target, Magazines.com & Home Depot, on your first purchase of $25 when you go thru Ebates. This bonus $10 gift card offer is going on thru August 31, 2011.
- Back-to-School Shopping – Double Cash-back – Ebates is offering double cash-back at a number of popular retailers for Back-to-School shopping, including Chegg.com where you can rent textbooks & get 6.5% cash-back on your purchases or Lands End where you can get 6% cash-back.
- Ebates Daily Double Emails- If you sign up for Ebates email alerts, they’ll send you an email once a day with their featured store that will offer double (or more) cash-back for that day.
- Ebates Daily Double for Facebook – Ebates is also offering a different store with double-cash-back for that day, featured on their Facebook page each day.
Giveaway – $150 of Ugg Merchandise to 1 Lucky Reader
Ebates is generously offering $150 of Ugg merchandise to one Thrifty NW Mom reader.
This giveaway will end on Thursday August 25th at 9am pst.
The winner will be drawn using “And the Winner Is” plugin and announced on the blog. I will also email the winner. The winner 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.
Here’s how to enter this giveaway::
1st Entry (required entry): Tell us your favorite place to shop online using Ebates.
Extra Entry : (make sure this is a separate comment, with a comment for each entry)
1) Leave a comment here saying you “like” the Ebates Facebook Page
Disclosure: Ebates is sponsoring the giveaway by providing $150 worth of Ugg merchandise to 1 lucky Thrifty NW Mom winner randomly chosen. I have not been compensated for this giveaway; however, the links within this post are my referral links. All opinions are 100% mine. See my disclosure statement for more details.