Wednesday, February 2, 2011

How to use Ebates and a giveaway!

**This giveaway is now closed. The winner of the $100 is kimberlyang1, and the winners of the ipod shuffles are richarkly and tanatiena**

As an avid online shopper, I try to save every little way I can. There are a number of loyalty/cash back programs out there, but my favorite is Ebates. Apparently a number of you have signed up there too, because Ebates noticed and wanted to offer my readers some amazing prizes! For those who have already signed up through me (thank you!), just scroll down to the giveaway details.
For those who aren't members yet, Ebates is a program which gives you cash back every time you shop online through one of their affiliated retailers. It's just a little bit of $ each time, but it's extra cash saved (on top of retailer coupons) and it adds up. Some points to note:

- You must access the retailer through Ebates.com. I keep Ebates in my browser favorites and stay logged in, so I remember to go through them before buying anything. 
- It can take from 2 up to 30 days for your cash back to post, depending on the retailer.
- If you return a purchase, the cash back is removed.
- You get a check every quarter if your balance exceeds $5. Otherwise it rolls over to the next quarter.
- Ebates frequently has promotions or increased cash back. For example, see their Valentines Promo.

To illustrate, here is a snapshot from my last Ebates payment:
I've been happy with Ebates because pretty much all my favorite online retailers are in their network...Nordstrom, Sephora, Target, eBay, Ulta ... the list goes on. Even my parents have signed up and now use it for their travel purchases. If you don't want a check, you can choose to get your money electronically through Paypal (which I prefer).

A few last notes. Ebates' referral program is pretty awesome. Both parties receive $5 in their cash back account after a qualifying purchase is made, so be sure to spread the love if you like the program! I also like that they have coupon codes listed for some retailers. I've snagged some great deals with Ann Taylor and LOFT through exclusive Ebates coupon codes that were stackable with existing sales.
Giveaway Now Closed
**Disclosure: Giveaway prizes are provided by Ebates. I am not affiliated with Ebates in any other way and am not being paid to write this post. As always, my post reflects my honest opinions.**

15 comments:

  1. wow, how generous of ebates! i've actually already signed up for their program, but thanks for the post!

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  2. This is a great offer, Jean. I hope your readers take up on it. Too bad I have been using ebates for a long time and wouldn't qualify.

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  3. Thanks for this giveaway
    i am already signed up

    anna_k67 at yahoo dot com

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  4. Ebates is an awesome program! Some of my friends tell me they don't want to go through the "trouble."

    Just Better Together

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  5. How generous of Ebates! Earlier this week, a few other bloggers switched to Mr. Rebates from Ebates because of the lack of service. I'm sure this can help sway some people back to their program. I'm already signed up through Ebates, but I'm not sure if it was through you or not. ><'

    xx The Little Dust Princess

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  6. I haven't been too happy with Ebates because I keep having to check up on my cash back:(

    Great giveaway!!!

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  7. I think I first told you about ebates in a comment a year or two ago! Too bad for me or I'd love a new ipod!! Great giveaways. I do have to say that I often question whether I earn all of the cash back I'm entitiled to but I can't be bothered researching every purchase to follow-up.

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  8. Great giveaway! I signed up a while ago with a referral link from Life of AJ (thanks Erin!) so I'm out on this one...better for the other ladies b/c I'm feeling lucky this month! =D

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  9. wtf how come i've never heard of this! will sign up using your link :)

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  10. I missed out on new posts! How is that possible? Hehehe! This is a great giveaway! I am not entering, but I will spread the word! <3

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  11. I've already signed up for ebates but I'm not sure if it's through you.

    lilswtgurl85 at yahoo dot com

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  12. Wow, what a great giveaway! I just signed up for ebates with the link:)

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  13. Ebates RULE! I got the bf into using it too to order office supplies! I love rewards :D But then again..rewards also encourage us to get a bit click happy lol

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  14. For those who live in San Jose (south bay) in CA - I saw alot of the jackets in the H&M at the Great Mall in Milpitas this afternoon. Colors - pink, grey, dark blue and black. They are tucked into the right hand corner as you come in the store. I picked up a black and dark blue!

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  15. Wow, I wish I'd known about Ebates before I started hitting Nov-January sales. :) Ah, well. Adding this to my to-do list!

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