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May 14, 2013

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May 10, 2013

Decorating your home is no easy feat, but it's very important that you love and feel comfortable in your space. I moved back in October and am still getting my place together while trying to stay within budget. I have found loads of budget friendly resources, however, my favorite might be Target.

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Their Threshold line has a variety of great styles - from rustic to modern. They can help you keep within your budget while making your house look designed. Shop their home decor and enjoy 2.0% Cash Back through Ebates!



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May 8, 2013

The bug release in nearly upon us, and it seems 1920s fever is starting to pervade even more stores. While I have mentioned ModCloth's whimsical pics in the past, they seem to be embracing the Jazz Age look with vigor.

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The blazer makes a glamorous, contrasted statement. This hairpiece would look lovely with a nightime ensemble or to dress up a more casual look. The pastel collar necklace is great because it is on trend yet pay homage to the Gatsby-look. This embelished dress would look great at any garden party. Check out all the great ModCloth offerings with 3.5% Cash Back!



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April 25, 2013

Being a California girl, there are few things I love more then a great pair of sandals. Luckily for me, Ebates has a plethora of shoe options to help me make sure my shoe collection is on trend. 

One of my favorites, Shoe Metro, has a phenomenal selection of shoes and excellent prices. Plus you will earn 2.5-5.0% Cash Back on your purchase!

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1. I may not have gone to Coachella, but I am loving these Boutique 9 fringe sandals

2. Wear a pair of owls on your feet with these eye catching Daniblack sandals

3. I am loving these classic flat espadrilles 

4. Bright colored bottoms and menswear inspired!

5. These neutral cap toes are super chic

6. Tie Dye is totally making a comeback, and these fierce sandals are marked way down

Even better - shop their Friends and Family sale for an extra 20%! Use code FRIENDS20.


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April 19, 2013

While I do not have the fashion prowess to pull off pastels every day, the pretty hues are such a lovely way to embrace the warmer months. Tons of Ebates stores have embraced the pastel trend, so options abound. Here are few pieces that could be finding a home in my closet very soon.

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1. This eyelet dress from Old Navy is a lovely cut and comes in a variety of colors

2. This maxi dress comes in one of my favorite colors - lavender!

3. Yosi Samra flats are incredibly comfortable  Grab these flats and have a little pastel peaking out from under your jeans :)

4. This blush blouse will look lovely with a variety of pants and skirts

5. Pastel jeans may not be for everyone, but if you want to jump into this trend head first, check out this Piperlime pair

6. Spruce up a chic neutral outfit with a baby blue blazer!


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April 11, 2013

From Missoni to Prabal Gurung and their fabulous shops, Target is on point when it comes to designer collaborations.

Their latest is from the fun and flirty Kate Young. Be sure to check it out April 14th and enjoy 2.0% Cash Back!

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April 8, 2013

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Entry is simple: Leave us a comment letting us know what Spring fashion trends you're enjoying the most!

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March 25, 2013

There are few sneakers that can give you that classic sporty look like adidas. Their sneakers have stood the test of time, remaining functional, useful, and in fashion.

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Be sure to check out their "all Originals" campaign, with a national television and digital roll-out. The campaign features adidas icons - Snoop Dogg, Dwight Howard, Josh Smith, Big Sean, Jeremy Scott and Sky Ferreira - set against the brand's iconic footwear and apparel.he "all Originals" campaign celebrates the depth of the Originals brand, combining music, fashion and sport with the most popular Iconics footwear styles over the past 40 years -- Superstar, Gazelle, Samoa and Campus. Earn 7.0% Cash Back on your adidas purchase today!



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March 22, 2013

Our final $100 outfit is a fun look. It incorporates several trends: cobalt, stripes, khakis, booties, AND a bib necklace. What do you think?

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1. A bright, striped button down shirt is useful for the Spring and beyond. Cobalt is a hot hue and this blouse will only cost you about $18

2. Cool, versatile khakis are a great staple for any wardrobe. These are a great color and length that will come in handy all year 'round

4. Amazingly priced booties from Old Navy - coming in a about $28

5. Accessorize  with a great bib necklace. This hematite one will only run you about $15 at Target


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March 21, 2013

Today's look is classic, simple, and chic. All the pieces are wardrobe staples that every girl needs to have.

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1. Classic cargo button down shirt will look awesome always. Very chic paired with the other items in this outfit.

2. A great pair of dark denim skinnies will be useful all year 'round. These will cost about $35 from Old Navy.

3. These strappy sandals are so on trend. They look very similar to some strappy clogs that run closer to $100. These Zigi Soho beauties will only cost $21 from DSW.


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March 20, 2013

Get Spring started with the uber cute and affordable styles at DownEast Basics, where shopping should be a guilt free experience.

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Right now you can get the Honeycut Dress (left) for only $39.99 and the Botanical Dress (right) for $45.00

Don't forget that you can get cash back on every purchase through Ebates!



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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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March 14, 2013

We are loving all things Spring fashion at Ebates this week. I have another colorful $100 or less Spring outfit. This one takes on several great trends and stays perfectly under budget - including jewelry :)

Let me know what you think!

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1. Great simple cardigan will come in handy this Spring. This one comes in at about $12.50

2. This $12 polka dot top is on trend and in a super flattering cut

3. These lavender jeans are not too pale that they will be unflattering, but really embrace the hues of Spring. They are running about $35.

5. This set of gold bangles are a great, versatile accessory. This set is just about $15.



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March 12, 2013

We are all about Spring fashion this week at Ebates! Enjoy Double Cash Back at a bevy of great stores like Nordstrom, Victoria's Secret, HSN, J. Crew, and more!

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March 1, 2013

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February 27, 2013

We are changing Amazon departments soon. Be sure to get in your last minute shopping at our current departments ASAP!

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February 26, 2013

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February 25, 2013

One of our favorite brands, philosophy, is having a rare sale. Shop their selection of whimsical beauty products with code 25off for 25% off $50+ orders. We strongly recommend their lip scrub :)

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February 22, 2013

One of my favorite fashion trends right now is the dressed up sweatshirt. Throw one on with some jeans and a statement necklace and you perfectly comfortable - and fashionable! Grab one or more all with Cash Back :)

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1. This more masculine sweatshirt would look very cool with a feminine necklace+shoes

2. Bold and graphic, this sweatshirt would pair well with some black jeans and gold necklace

3. This black and white sweatshirt is on trend for 2013

4. Cool polaroid graphics and pastel accents- perfect for Spring





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February 21, 2013

With February flying by, Spring is on the horizon. I am slowly packing away my heaviest coats and getting my wardrobe geared up for the Spring. While pastels aren't breaking any molds for the springtime, it is a really fun trend that will warm up your wardrobe with just a couple of pieces.

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1. This Trina Turk blouse embraces TWO trends: pastel AND peplum

2. This sherbet colored cardigan may not be the most versatile piece but it is certainly on trend

3. This chambray tunic certainly looks comfortable, and the pastel blue is a more toned down take on a fun trend

4. These minty stripes are a playful take on this blouse

5. Of all my pastel picks, this might be the most intrinsically Spring-y pick. Wouldn't this skirt look perfect at an Easter picnic?

6. White denim is a bold move, but the weather is warmer and it will perfectly compliment any other piece in your wardrobe


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February 20, 2013

Even though the colder months are still upon us, March is on the horizon. I am hopefully warmer days are right around the corner. One of my favorite haunts, ModCloth has already started stocking up on great Spring pieces, and I know my wardrobe needs some items. Even better? I can earn 3.5% Cash Back on my purchases!

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1. Embrace your inner black sheep in a very outward manner with this fun sweatshirt

2. This lovely dress is perfect for Spring. It is an on-trend color with pretty detail around the neckline.

3. This bright, fashion forward backpack can also be used as a handbag. Hello, awesome.

4. Embrace geometry with this adorable blouse. Perfect to dress down for day or up for an evening out.



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February 18, 2013

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February 12, 2013

Have you heard of Beyond the Rack? The awesome flash sale site offers a staggering selection of sales - with new products and deals every single day. From cozy sweaters to kitchen supplies, there is something for everyone.

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Our friends at Beyond the Rack have a special offer for new customers: code Valentine's Day will get you a $10 shopping credit. Plus you will earn 3.0% Cash Back from Ebates. Ready, set, shop!



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February 6, 2013

I am always looking clever ways to spruce up my place without breaking the budget. Luckily I stumbled upon RoomMates Peel and Stick a couple weeks ago. Their wall decals are varied and fun. Check 'em out now and use code ROOMMATES15 for 15% off PLUS earn 8.0% Cash Back!

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1. Bring the outdoors inside with some cloud decals

2. Throw some inspiration up on your walls with the little colorful quote

3. Fun and functional chalkboard and dry erase dots

4. Add a touch of glam with a chandelier

5. Stay in your decor budget and keep your walls in good shape with a cool mirror

6. Mount your memories with these fabulous frames



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February 1, 2013

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January 30, 2013

Join us in welcoming a new fashion forward retailer to the Ebates family: Dorothy Perkins!

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Be sure to check out their amazing selection of trendy clothing today and enjoy 3.5% Cash Back!



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January 25, 2013

It has been quite awhile since I have done one of these, but I am back with a vengeance! There are loads of great sales going on right now. Some stores are still trying to get rid of their winter clearance, and others are already pushing the Valentine's Day Sales. Either way, we win with the great deals+Cash Back! 

 Friday-Sales-Round-UpHead over to J.Crew for 40% off sale items with code GET40. Plus earn 6.0% Cash Back!

Carter's is having their Super Duper Clearance sale! Items starting at $3.99! Plus earn 2.5% Cash Back!

Enjoy Up to 70% off at The Body Shop. Plus earn 6.0% Cash Back

Bath and Body Works is offering 20% off exclusive Body Care, Candles, Wallflowers, Soaps, Gifts and more with code BBWPARADISE. Plus earn 2.0% Cash Back!

Use code SAILOR for 20% Off Full Priced Items + Free Shipping at Juicy Couture! Plus earn 5.0% Cash Back!

Head over to Victoria's Secret for a great sale: $15 Off $100, $30 Off $150 & $75 Off $250. Use code SPRING13. Plus earn 3.0% Cash Back!

Up to 70% off at DSW! Plus earn 4.0% Cash Back!

50% off sale items at C. Wonder with code SAVE50. Plus earn 7.0% Cash Back!



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January 22, 2013

Have you heard of RoomMates Peel & Stick? This awesome store offers a selection of wall decals that can simply spruce up your place without any tools. No holes in your wall and they are simple to move on the whim. Plus you can earn 8.0% Cash Back on your purchase

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1. Bring the outdoors inside with these adorable cloud decals

2. Inspirational message and great philosophy

3. Stay organized with chalkboard AND dry erase decals for anywhere in your house

4. Add a bit of glam with a stickable chandalier

5. More versatile then mounting a real mirror, and just as useful ;)

6. Frame and mount your photos with these black and silver frames


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January 22, 2013

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January 21, 2013

Have you ever shopped Buffalo Jeans? Their apparel offerings are cool, chic, and undeniably comfortable.If you are looking for a new brand to check out, you should head over now because they are offering an additional 70% off sale items. Plus you will earn 3.5% Cash Back :)

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1. Nostalgic for the 80s? Grab these acid wash jeans!

2. This gray sweater could be dressed up or down, and looks incredibly comfortable

3. The whiskering on these jeans is not overwhelming at all

4. Crisp colorblocking makes this blouse so graphic and on trend

5. Straight dark jeans are flattering and versatile

6. Cozy up in this sweater!



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January 18, 2013

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January 10, 2013

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January 10, 2013

As the temperature stays down, I find myself singling in on cozy comfortable sweaters. As much as I love layering lots of cool pieces, nothing beats a warm sweater. Thanks to lots of great clearance sales and Cash Back, there are lots of options to fit any budget.

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1. Bright patterned fair aisle inspired option

2. Beautiful simple blue sweater to go with everything

3. Love a good striped sweater, and this marled one is calling my name

4. A funky and trendy animal face sweater

5. A bold animal print sweater can be thrown on anytime

6. Participate in the colorblocking rage with sweater


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December 27, 2012

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December 26, 2012

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December 21, 2012

As we cruise into the heart of the holiday season, the team at Ebates is keeping track of all the great sales and boy, there are a TON!

Friday-Sales-Round-Up Enjoy 20% off $50+ order with code DFT73 at All Posters! Plus earn 6.0% Cash Back!

Use code JOY15 for 15% off any order at Beau-Coup! Plus earn 3.0% Cash Back!

Use code SHOP2SAVE for $20 off $125+, $50 off $250+, or $100 off $400+ order at bebe! Plus earn 3.0% Cash Back!

Get free next day shipping on $75+ order at Patagonia! Plus earn 3.5% Cash Back!

Use code XMAS15 for 15% off any order at Perfumania! Plus earn 6.0% Cash Back!

Free overnight Shipping on orders of $150+ at Ugg Australia with code ULCG9J! Plus earn 4.5% Cash Back!

Use code BRWINTER for 30% off any order at Banana Republic! Plus earn 2.0% Cash Back!

Use code GIFT50 for 50% off at The Limited! Plus earn 1.5% Cash Back!


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December 11, 2012

It seems like each year my list of names gets longer and longer. Consequently I am stretching my budget a bit more each year. Here are a few fabulous gifts under $25!

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1. I don't know about anyone else, but I always enjoy receiving a nice scarf

2. Candles are the gifts that keep on giving - they will make the recipient's home smell delicious for months 

3. This one goes just a couple dollars over budget, but it is surely worth it. A classic, beautiful book of Grimm's fairytales!

4. This awesome picture frame from ModCloth is cool enough to look great in any room

5. Bed Bath & Beyond has a beautiful selection of bud vases - it's a gift that gives an ongoing excuse to grab some flowers from the market

6. Necklaces are always winners and Kohl's is a great place to snag a budget friendly bauble :)



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December 4, 2012

Here at FTD, "Deck the Halls" is more than just a favorite Christmas carol. As you might imagine, Christmas starts earlier for us than it does for most people. And it's not unusual to hear a chorus of "fa-la-la-la-la..." in July as our team plans, designs and shops the world for new, original and wonderful flowers, plants, and gifts.

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Our flowers, tasty treats, gift baskets and fine jewelry make wonderful presents for holiday gifting. And we're hearing that our holiday decor−the wreaths, poinsettias, mini-trees and centerpieces −are among the gifts that people like getting best. 

While our focus is always on bringing our customers a wide choice of terrific design when it comes to gift-able flowers, we still make sure that you'll find a range of exciting décor gift options from the adorably affordable (like our Spread the Joy Mini Rose plant that starts at $19.99) to the lavishly extravagant (like the Midnight's Calling Luxury Calla Lily Bouquet in Baccarat® Crystal Vase that starts at $1,350) and all prices in between.

Our holiday-themed table centerpieces always make a warmly welcomed host gift during this most social of seasons. They can transform simple family meals into holiday feasts and several, like The FTD® Celebrations of the Season™ Centerpiece, come with their own candleholder and candles to make the occasion even more special. The FTD® Norman Rockwell™ Centerpiece incorporates a keepsake Santa sculpture that your lucky recipient is sure to treasure for many years to come.

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Since poinsettia plants top our list of the season's favorites, we firmly believe that it's impossible to have too many. You'll find poinsettias in a variety of sizes and in a choice of containers to make an impressive gift and a dramatic display when lined up on a fireplace mantel or even decorating the individual steps of a staircase. 

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And take a look at the many wreaths that make superb and imaginative gifts, like the Season's Snowfall Dried and Preserved Holiday Wreath that can be re-used for many more Christmas seasons to come.  There's no nicer way to welcome friends and family this time of year, whether it's dressing up a front door, greeting guests in an entryway or hung over the fireplace.
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And if you're looking for a way to decorate a child's room or to cheer up a friend who won't be making it home for the holiday this year, consider ordering the Lights of Love Rosemary or The FTD® Merry Celebrations Holiday Tree by Better Homes and Gardens® Christmas Tree.

This Christmas season is particularly exciting for us, as we open six brand new stores on FTD. People are already talking about the expanded offerings and ease of ordering in our new Sweet Shop, Gift Basket Shop, Luxury Collection, Plant Shop, Jewelry Boutique and College Roses Store. Our goal is to make FTD.com a one-stop shopping experience for holiday décor and all gifts so you'll find an extraordinary selection of holiday-themed flower arrangements and plants that can deck your halls and all the halls of friends and family with color, fragrance and seasonal spirit. We look forward to your visiting soon. 

Most bouquets, arrangements, mini-trees, wreaths and centerpieces can be delivered the same day or next day. We look forward to your exploring the wider selection of holiday gifts at the new shops of FTD. Put FTD to work on your holiday "to do" list, so you can relax and fully enjoy your most beautiful Christmas ever.


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December 4, 2012

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November 29, 2012

Only a few more days to take advantage of Cash Back at the categories below. Shop now!

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November 27, 2012

Hi there fellow Ebates fans...It's Kristin from BonBon Rose Girls! I had a beautiful lil' lady bean this past summer, so I thought it would be fun to bring you a holiday wish list fit for new mamas!

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1. iPad MiniA tablet that won't take up too much room in her jam packed diaper bag.
2. Cashmere SlippersFor those late night walks up and down the hall.
3. White Barn CandleTo help with those serenity NOW moments.
4. Bliss Spa-to-Go Trio:For a much deserved pampering sesh.
5. The Complete Friends Series: To keep her company during those middle of the night feedings.
6. Storksak Diaper Bag: A bag so chic, nobody will know it's full o' diapers!

I wish you and the new mama in your life a beautiful holiday season!




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November 14, 2012

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Three hours only! Enjoy double cash back at over 100 stores with Ebates Friends and Family Sale. Shop now!


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November 12, 2012

If you don't already know about Dollar Shave Club, it's not too late. We've been getting ready for the Holidays, and think that most gentlemen would love the gift of convenience - courtesy of the DSC. Our blades are affordable and the quality is great. Plus, we deliver right to your door! No fuss, just a great shave.

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Dollar Shave Club is changing the way people shave. Do yourself a favor and watch our video (good for a few laughs) and razor offerings at www.DollarShaveClub.com.



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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 7, 2012

The rain and I do not get along. At all. I have tried many items to combat wet weather - rain boots were always hard to walk in, and other boots did not keep water out.
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 Enter the duck shoe. While they won't offer your jeans protection like rain boots might, they will keep you dry, warm, and are amazingly comfortable. Grab a pair with Cash Back. Find 'em at Target, DSW, Shoes.com, Shoebuy, and more!



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November 6, 2012

It's time to start making your list and checking it twice! We are kicking of our series of gift guides with a great one - something for that special gentleman in your life! And you know there will be Cash Back earned :)

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1. Treat him to the most beautiful golf courses in the world, but right in his living room, with this lovely book (that can beautify a coffee table, too)

2. A tool to help make breakfasts just a big crispier and delicious - a bacon press

3. Treat him to a closer, smoother shave with a kit from the Art of Shaving

4. The man, the legend, the boss - the definitive biography

5. Who doesn't want a custom decanter?!

6. Clean and cool cologne


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October 30, 2012

I recently moved and have been faced with the daunting task of decorating on a budget. Labeling this project overwhelming would be an absolute understatement. I was never certain I was getting a good deal or paying too much for shipping.

Enter O.co, also known as Overstock. They have a PHENOMENAL selection of decor at the lowest prices.

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While Ikea appears to captivate those looking to spend minimal on furniture, Overstock must be considered: they offer several comfy chairs as low as $150 (the one pictured above is just around $200). Dinnerware? Yup. Flatware? Got a set for just around $50. Not will you find great savings, but you will earn 5.0% Cash Back :) what are your secrets for budget decor?



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October 29, 2012

Do you ever get frustrated spending $$$ on designer beauty products only to find they are incredibly underwhelming?

Confession: That is undoubtedly an annoying vice of mine. 

Enter GlossyBox! GlossyBox is a new subscription service that helps you try out new products before taking the plunge and buying the full priced option. The latest selection was very exciting to receive!

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Look at the lovely packaging!

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Snazzy new lipstick with amazing packaging.

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Primer to help smooth things out pre-makeup application. This is something I have been wanting to try but have been overwhelmed with the selecting one

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Nail polish from one of my favorite brands!

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Going to be rocking this hue all Fall!

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Ole Henriksen is one of my FAVORITE skin care lines

If you are always on the lookout for your next favorite beauty product, you should be sure to give GlossyBox a go. You will be getting a cool 15.0% Cash Back!


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October 26, 2012

Though the name might be morbid - oxblood is a beautiful take on burgundy, and it looks like it will be popping up everywhere this Fall. Luckily lots of stores are offering oxblood colored items to fit any budget - see my favorites below and sang 'em with Cash Back. The smoking shoes are under $20!

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1. Go bold with these oxblood snakeskin jeans - combine two of the season's biggest trends!

2. A lovely shawl - trendy and functional on colder days

3. A pop of oxblood in a cool necklace can add visual interest to an outfit of neutrals

4. Oxblood smoking shoes look so classic

5. My favorite nail polish brand makes a lovely deep oxblood-esque shade



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October 24, 2012

As I have said before, one of my favorite places to snag unique pieces to mix with the basics is ModCloth. Since the Autumn is upon us, it is prime time to snag some of these funkier pieces and earn your 3.5% Cash Back!

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1. Bright sweater in a cool print

2. Funky and festive button down plaid shirt

3. Literary collared cardigan - not something you will see every day

4. Unique and seasonal mary jane pump

5. Sequin embellished blouse



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October 18, 2012

Hi there, it's Kristin from BonBon Rose Girls! Has everyone gotten a jump on their fall shopping? All the fabulous fall trends are making it difficult for me to STOP shopping. Haha! So, I'm definitely taking advantage of any savings that I can right now. I'm loving LOFT's fall offerings and the fact that I can earn 3% cash back with Ebates certainly makes this deal lovin' girl smile! I could easily style an entire fall look with LOFT designs. In fact...why don't I?!?

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A fall trend that has forever been a favorite of mine is sparkle. I just love LOFT's Foil Print 3/4 Sleeve Sweater (4). I'm all about rockin' sparkle during the daytime! And this piece is a perfect companion for colored denim (1). I would love to add a pair of snakeskin heels (2) and a bit of glitzy arm candy (3) for the perfect finishing touches to my LOFT look...

So, there you have it...A look rockin' some of the hottest fall trends, sparkle, colored denim and snakeskin...Who's ready to head to LOFT? I thought you would be!



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October 15, 2012

I's that time of year again - time to bust out your boots or grab a pair of new ones! Here are a few of pairs that I am eyeing. When it comes to boots I am all about practicality. I want something that will last and that I can live in. Check 'em out

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1. These boots are as chic as they come, but could be a sound investment. Via Bluefly

2. Simple, flat black boots from Bluefly

3. Another classic and functional pair of harnessed brown boots - for under $60! Via Target.

4. These Frye boots are so clean and simple. Not the cheapest around, but Frye quality is legendary.

5. Hunter rain boots are synonymous with excellent quality. They also have that classic look to them that will work for years to come. Via Piperlime.



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October 10, 2012

The air is beginning to have a crisp edge in the mornings which can only mean that Fall is well on it's way! We love summer and the light beauty products we can use, but there's just something about the beginning of Fall that we adore. The air is warm enough to still wear sandals but our tans are starting to fade. These are the makeup and beauty products that transition us from those hot summer days to cool Fall evenings.

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1.  Lancome Oscillation Mascara: The description calls it a "power mascara" and I couldn't agree more. It might be a little pricier than mascara without the vibration, but there goes all your power and definition. I can't go back now, it's that good. 

2. Big Sexy Hair Powder Play: Similar to a root lifter, this bad boy makes my hair big and sexy, how ironic! I can pump a ton of body into my roots with the powder play and at the same time, it helps control the oil factor I've got going on by late afternoon.

3.  Fekkai Full Blown Volume Shampoo: I'm always looking for a way to put some height to my hair and this shampoo does just that. Nobody likes a head full of flat hair. 

4. Essie Nail Color: This is the hottest nail color to hit the market recently and I can't get enough. I almost wish they'd quit making so many colors because I'd be a little richer. The mangos and greens are out of this world and perfect for September.

About A Penny Filled Pantry:

We are a pair of coupon-wielding girls who love a good deal, but we are also suckers for the latest fashions. We are Brittney and Bethany of A Penny Filled Pantry and we teach coupon classes and run www.pennyfilledpantry.com so that we can teach others how to save a little money (or a lot of money). We know that they money we save can be spent on other things or used to give to other people. Let's just say that we coupon so that sometimes we can spend that money we're saving on something cute and bright and colorful... like the newest yummy Essie nail flavor!




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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 3, 2012

We kicked off 4 new Amazon departments! Enjoy 3.0% Cash Back on Prestige Beauty, jewelry, watches, and shoes!

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October 1, 2012

Maybe it is my longing for the New England autumns of my college days, but there is something about Eddie Bauer apparel that screams Autumn cool to me.

Here are the pieces that I will surely be rocking this Fall (with Cash Back filling up my pocket)!
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1. Stay warm and dry with a cool cargo field jacket

2. Can't get enough of these patched boyfriend jeans

3. Light flannel blouse

4. Asymmetrical cardigan is great for layering

5. Rustic and functional booties


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September 25, 2012

Since we have been buzzing about fashion for a few weeks now, we decided to spend some time doubling Cash Back at some of our more masculine merchants. And hey, despite the officiating, football season has been a blast thus far. Check out our Man Week sale for amazing Double Cash Back offers!

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September 19, 2012

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Hi Ebates members!  My name is Jennifer, editor at Fab Fatale, and I'm beyond excited to be a part of Ebates Fall Fashion Week!  A few bloggers, including myself, were put to the challenge of styling an on-trend look for Fall at under $150, which was actually so easy with all of the promo codes I found at Ebates. 

The outfit I styled revolved around this amazing floral blouse {picked up with a 20% off promo code found at Ebates}.  I thought I'd go with a fun date night look by pairing it with cuffed skinny jeans and the shoe of the moment, ankle strap platform pumps, both picked up at Charlotte Russe.  I found a few stand out, yet affordable accessories at Target including the black clutch and skinny belt.  I polished the look off with these fun gold hoop earrings from Kohl's and a rhinestone pyramid stretch bracelet from Nordstrom.

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Every piece of this look was put together with merchants I shop often, and all were affiliated with Ebates, so I saved big with the promo codes and then racked up on cash back for my purchases. I love earning a commission on my own purchases and every little bit adds up!

So what do you all think of the outfit I styled for Ebates Fall Fashion week.  Is this a look you would wear?

My outfit details:

  1. Candie's Gold Hoop Earrings - Kohl's $10.40
  2. Rhinestone Pyramid Stretch Bracelet - Nordstrom $12.00
  3. Printed Wrap Blouse - similar here (Saved 20% with Ebates promo code) $47.68
  4. Refuge Glam Ultra Skinny Jeans - Charlotte Russe On Sale For $25
  5. Sueded T-Strap Wedge Sandals - Charlotte Russe On Sale For $20.00
  6. Merona Skinny Black Belt - Target $12.99
  7. Merona Small Black Clutch - Target $7.99
Total - $136.06


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September 14, 2012

Have you earned Cash Back on your Amazon.com purchases yet?

We just launched new Amazon departments so you can scoop up all the items that you need for Fall. Grab women's clothes and shoes, watch instant video (hello, Hunger Games!), and study up with your new textbooks. Shop now and earn 3.0% Cash Back :)

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September 5, 2012

The forward thinking folks at Target are doing another round of their curated and designed Shops at Target. The new round is kicking off on September 9th - mark your calendars! These shops will feature clothes from Kirna Zabete, quirky bits and pieces from The Curiosity Shop, gentleman's apparel from Odin, and vintage inspired decor from Patch NYC. 

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When you shop at these great little lines, be sure to go through Ebates so that you can earn Cash Back!


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August 31, 2012

Have you heard of C. Wonder? I discovered the amazing store a few weeks ago while I was in New York City. I fell in love with their adorable pieces and great merchandising. You can imagine my glee when I found out that they just launched on Ebates - now I can snag all these great items with 3.0% Cash Back. Here are the items that I am currently lusting after:

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1. incredibly adorable pillows for any couch, chair, or bed

2. Nature chic stackable Bamboo ring set

3. Get a pinch of the menswear look with these ballet flats

4. Beautiful bauble for any and every outfit

5. A versatile clutch for day or evening



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August 14, 2012

Step into fall with a new 'pointy' spring in your step. Even though the Summer sun is still shining, I have fall fashion on the mind. One of the trends I am most psyched about is pointy flats. They add instant polish to any outfit and there are amazing options.

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1. These tan and navy polka dot pointy flats are a funky little basic

2. These pointed flats are animal printed and have gold embellishment, but they would still look cute all year 'round

3. These basic pointed Steve Madden black flats are never going out of style

4. Sparkly & pointed? Yes, please!

5. Stay on trend with a bold print - they will spruce up any basic outfit in a second!


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August 8, 2012

Having combination skin makes getting that perfect complexion far more complicated. Sometimes oily and sometimes dry, I am constantly on the hunt for products that can help with both issues. After oscillating for several months I finally took the plunge and bought some beauty balm - also known as BB creme.

Result: Life changed! I give my gold star seal of approval to Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm.

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It runs $36 at Sephora, which may seem like a hefty price tag at first, but consider this: it moisturizes, helps with blemishes, minimizes pores, proves great coverage AND offers good sun protection. So at that price, it can replace up to FIVE other products, therefore that price tag actually indicates excellent value :)


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August 7, 2012

Nordstrom isn't the only shop gearing up for Fall. Have you seen the cool new offerings from The Gap? Clearly Autumn is on the mind:

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1. Cozy colorblock sweater is bright hues

2. Loafers with a fun tassle

3. Funky wrap dress

4. Flattering bright blazer

5. Bright pop of color from a pair of legging jeans

6. Great military-inspired jacket for layering


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July 31, 2012

While I love my flats and wedges as much as the next girl, I also harbor a deep love for the most practical footwear around: sneakers! With a lengthy trip on the horizon I know I am going to need a pair that will still look stylish (not going to give that up). Luckily there are lots of great choices. Might have to snag a few with all the Cash Back I am going to earn!

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1. Chic Italian design aesthetic is front and center in this pair Supergas

2. Not just laces, but velcro as well in these JCPenney kicks

3. Youthful and funky Vans

4. Cute and playful prevails in this pair of Keds

5. The classic: Converse All Star



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July 30, 2012

Sometimes I think the folks at ModCloth are creating my dream wardrobe without my even knowing it. Their items have a vintage yet modern look to them that is so difficult to find. I make it my business to check their selection every few weeks. These are the pieces I am currently crushing on:

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1. Cutout top in colbalt

2. This floral blouse is dressed up with sleek black piping

3. Head over heels for the studded collar on this blouse

4. Adorable variety of stripes all in a single skirt

5. Can't decide what I love more about this dress - the peter pan collar or the pop of color at the bottom



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July 26, 2012

As the seasons change I like to change up my beauty routine accordingly. With the heat I like the focus on getting a great glow, and protecting my skin. Here are my fave Summer beauty buys:

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1. Get that Summer glow with some fierce bronzer. Be sure to dust over cheekbones and your nose for the sun-kissed look.

3. Brighten up your nails with a bold bright color - like orange!

4. Color and moisture on your lips - my favorite is Sugar

5. Lengthy lashes are always in style. Make the most of yours with Benefit's great mascara.


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July 25, 2012

Have you seen the new store Sweaty Betty popping up on Ebates?  This UK-based female sportswear brand has finally made it over to the US with its new US e-commerce site and I am jumping up and down with excitement (how many calories do you think that burns?).  I had the pleasure of working for them when I lived in London and since moving back to the States, I haven't found anything that compares to their mix of fashion and function in workout wear. Check them out if you haven't already!  Even better, they are having a great swimwear sale right now: up to 75% off!

As an avid runner and yogi here are my Top 5 favorite Sweaty Betty Products:

Favorites:

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Mantra Tank - comfortable, keeps its shape, washes really well and great for yoga or just lounging

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Trim Gym Pant - uber lightweight, doesn't ride up and very, very flattering

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Shanti Yoga Bra - Best bra ever!  Ever!  Great fit, made of bamboo so it's super soft and feels like nothing but with enough support for yoga

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Glisten Workout Long Sleeve - another bamboo fabric product I love, soft, warm and great for skiing

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Control Legging - best legging, hands down.  Comfy, great fit and sucks everything IN!

Caitie is a dear friend of Ebates, who is a blogging pro (clearly), smart shopper, and avid Sweaty Betty fan.




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July 24, 2012

As you surely know by now, Old Navy is one of my go-to shops for fashion basics. They just launched their skinny colored denim in an nearly overwhelming number of hues. I am digging the orange, brown, and dark blue. Shop them now for under $30 AND 2.0% Cash Back!

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July 23, 2012

Summer is a time to soak it all in - the sunshine, the delicious fresh fruit, and all the live music! While I wish I could attend every local show, my budget just won't allow it. Luckily I can now earn Cash Back on music purchases through Amazon.

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Lots of my favorite summer albums are on sale for under $5 right now (L-R):

1. Classic Summer album: Tom Petty's Wildflowers

2. Sit back and relax with The Band's Greatest Hits

3. Universally beloved Rumours by Fleetwood Mac

4. New indie darlings - The Lumineers

5. Scandinavian pop rockers Of Monsters and Men

6. Melodic new release from Beach House 





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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 19, 2012

Looking for luxury clothing, shoes and It bags from fashion's most coveted designers? Want to snag them at up to 90 percent off retail prices? Look no further than TheRealReal.com, the web's go-to destination for luxury consignment apparel, handbags, shoes and accessories at unbeatable prices. 


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The RealReal's expert stylists scour the closets of the world's most fashionable women, procuring resale luxury goods from brands including Christian Louboutin, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Fendi and Prada. We insure the quality, integrity and authenticity of each piece, giving every product a full description complete with measurements and multi-view images. Stylists are even standing by to answer your product questions!

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Our 72-hour flash sales are dedicated to premier designers and focus on seasonal fashion trend stories, while our ongoing contemporary sales feature casualwear, denim and accessories from brands including Tory Burch, D&G and JBrand. 


Shop now with this special Ebates limited time discount!

Grabbing a Louis Vuitton Speedy or a Fendi Baguette has never been easier. Join The RealReal today, and when you shop between now and August 15th, you'll receive an additional 10% off purchases with coupon code: Ebates10. 


There is only one of each item, so don't hesitate to shop now!   




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July 16, 2012

Beauty products are some of the smallest (literally) ways to break your budget. Luckily there is an ever-increasing number of budget beauty products filling up drugstores. Here are a few of the best ones under $10. Plus you can earn sweet Cash Back on ALL of them!Under10beauty
1. Bliss Body Butter for $8.00

2. NYX eyeshadow for $5.99


4. EOS lip balm for $3.29

5. Facial Wipes for $5.70


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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 10, 2012

Boy, has the Summer arrived with a vengeance. As temperatures rise, I find I have to completely overhaul my makeup routine.  One of my go-to moves for distracting people from that Summer glow, is bright lips. There are amazing long lasting options that give a great update to your look. Right now Sephora has an awesome 8.0% Cash Back, so I am scooping up these items now:
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This image doesn't really do this Laura Mercier tinted lip balm justice. It is actually a great coral color. It seems to last forever AND moisturizes your lips!

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This Nars lip pencil will give you a seriously long lasting matte look. The red shade is that classic color that will carry well all year 'round.

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Doesn't this pink screams Summer? Tarte's bright shade is HOT right now. It is a great way to punch up any outfit!

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Urban Decay offers AMAZING high impact colors that will last all day long. These are not for the faint of heart, but will look great on anyone willing to try 'em out.



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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 27, 2012

Summer is the season that I really like to sit back and relax with a great book. There are few things I love more then grabbing a good book and soaking up some rays with a cool glass of water (or wine). Luckily you can get an AMAZING selection of books and e-books with Cash Back from Ebates. Here are a few that I would strongly reccomend:

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The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender is an odd scifi-esque novel. Bender is a strong, creative writer, and this story is unlike any I have ever read.

I think that The Glass Castle was on the NYTimes Bestseller list for well over a year, and it is no surprise. The gripping, beautiful memorable is one of the most widely adored books I have read. I have given it to family and friends that have all adored it.

While I am skeptical about the upcoming remake of The Great Gatsby, despite my adoration for Leonardo DiCaprio, I can't help but feeling an itch to reread this classic.

Some people have told me that they thought Everything is Illuminated is a tad difficult to get into. But dive head first and stick with this hilarious and poignant semi-autobiographical novel. AFTER you read it be sure to check out the movie starring Elijah Wood.

Confession: I am a total history nerd. But you don't have to be one to enjoy this amazing true story. In the Heart of the Sea is about a whaling ship attacked by a sperm whale off the coast of Nantucket - the true story of the Melville Classic Moby Dick. Nathaniel Philbrick is a truly gifted writer. Be sure to grab this before the movie comes out (rumor has it that Thor himself will be staring).



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June 8, 2012

I will admit I find myself paying way too much attention to wild and crazy trends. Recently I have found myself paying much more attention to more classic pieces and looks. One of the places that I have really taken a liking to is LL Bean. They have a great collection is classic pieces that are not going to break the bank. These are the pieces on my wish list:

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1. Nothing says Americana chic like gingham, right?

2. Polka dots add a fun print to the classic camp shirt

3. Chic and flattering cargo jacket great for Spring and Fall

4. Rock this Parisian inspired tee with red lips for a lovely feminine look

5. Classic tote bag - I had one of these all through college and it held up to my clumsiness amazingly well!


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June 7, 2012

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Five Must-Haves for Any Summer Party
Summer party season is in full swing. Whether it's a backyard BBQ or pool party, chances are you'll be spending time with friends and family at a casual gathering in the coming months. If you are hosting a summer soiree, keep it simple and stress-free with these five must-haves for any summer party.

Grill & Grilling Supplies
Grilling is synonymous with summer. Charcoal or gas, a sturdy, well constructed grill is one of the most versatile pieces of cooking equipment for home cooks and professional chefs alike. In addition to standard summer fare like hot dogs and burgers, grills can also be used to cook pizzas, quesadillas, and virtually any vegetable or fruit. When preparing food on a grill, be sure to use heat-resistant handle utensils and heavy-duty oven mitts to protect against burns.

Classic Cocktails
Keep guests happy while you are cooking by offering a variety of classic summer cocktails like margaritas and daiquiris or create your own signature drinks with flavored syrups such as Monin Gourmet Flavorings.  Invest in a quality bar blender and stock your bar with your favorite spirits, fruit juices, sodas, and margarita mix, as well as cocktail shakers and cocktail picks to make mixing and serving your guests' favorite drinks fast and easy.

Festive Tableware
Think beyond red plastic Solo cups and paper plates this summer and set your summer party tables with festive tableware. Choose unique pieces to match the theme of your party to set the mood for your guests. Mason drinking jars and cactus margarita glasses are a great addition to casual gatherings while sophisticated china dinnerware provides a perfect backdrop for menus at more formal affairs.

Fun & Functional Décor
Often unpredictable, summer weather and warm weather pests can put a damper on any summer celebration. Be prepared for the elements by incorporating functional pieces in your party décor. A fun and functional tiki torch can be transformed from a lighting element into insect repellant with citronella tiki torch fuel, keeping guests comfortable and bug-free. 

Sweet Treats
Finish off your summer party by offering guests a variety of sweet treats. Cupcakes are a fuss-free favorite so grab a muffin pan and bake up some with summer-inspired flavors like pina colada, key lime pie, or orange cream pop. Ice cream is another good option and can be easily prepared in an inexpensive ice cream maker and served with a variety of toppings like fresh fruit, sprinkles, candy, and nuts. 



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June 6, 2012

One of the current trends that I absolutely love, despite its absurdity, is over the top nail art. I love the playful excess of it, however, I am not willing to break the bank at a salon for a manicure that I am probably going to destroy in a day or two. Lucky for me, the folks at Sally Hansen found me a solution with their Nail Effects line:
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While they aren't going to last more then 5 days or so, they are cheaper then a manicure, and easy to apply. You follow the simple instructions inside, and you are good to go - no dry time! They come in a great variety of colors and prints.

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I was rocking some fun floral prints this weekend, and am excited to try more. You can get these awesome nail stickers at Target or Ulta with your Cash Back through Ebates!



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June 1, 2012

If you are like me, you have always been familiar with Coach, but mostly for their lovely leather handbags. While they still make these classic bags (with 3.0% Cash Back!), I recently caught wind of another fabulous Coach offering: Shoes!

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Even better: they are having a fantastic shoe sale. They have lots of great styles and are constantly adding more. Sneakers, sandals, wedges, flats, and more. Their footwear features the same classic look and craftsmanship that has been synonymous with the Coach brand for years. They are offering Double Cash Back via the Ebates Shoes & Handbags sale, so scuttle over and check out their shoe sale before all the best shoes are gone!



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May 24, 2012

A few days ago I was juggling several bags of groceries and dropped my cell phone on the concrete. After a momentary panic, I was comforted to find my case shattered and my phone perfectly fine. This incident reminded me how important cases are for phones. Luckily I was able to snag a new one with Cash Back through Ebates.phonecases


2. Floral-eqsque feminine case


4. Classic and adorable Kate Spade case

5. Geometric hard case


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May 18, 2012

It's hard to deny that one of the season's hottest trend is eye catching neon. From pants to bags, and shoes, this is a trend you can participate in as little of much as you like. Personally I am digging the bright flats pictured below. Plus I can earn some sweet Cash Back when I snag them. Will you be rocking any neon?05_10.jpg

1. Canvas and leather tote in hottest hue of the season
2. Cap toe and colorblocked flats
3. Love these bright striped socks for the gym
4. Make a statement in these skinny jeans
5. Great little shopper bag



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May 17, 2012

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Introduce your new graduate to the world with Minted's Chic New Graduation Announcements and Invitations. Share your student's milestone with exclusive designs from the best indie designers printed on Minted's luxe paper that's sure to stand out against the rest. Use promo code EBATESGRAD to get 10% off your purchase of graduation announcements, graduation invites, graduation mini books, and all notebooks now through May 25th plus 5% cashback.


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May 11, 2012

Last year during the Ebates Friends and Family sale I decided to splurge on a new handbag that I had been eyeing for months: The Cambridge Satchel. 05_10a.jpg
These bags are made in the UK and feature lovely bright leather (sometimes patent), come in a variety or sizes, and are available at several Ebates shops including Bloomingdales, ModCloth, and ASOS. The Cambridge Satchel is one of the season's must have pieces, so go grab yours now!


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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 3, 2012

It is just about time to go on this seasons first family camping adventure!  I know I'm ready to take inventory on the gear we have at our house.  I've also been browsing some sales - I for sure do not want to pay full price!

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Here are some fun deals or family camping gear items I found worth mentioning:
 
From Sierra Trading Post Bargain Barn (get 2.5% Cash Back):  rainy day poncho for girls for $14.95, down from $45! Hopefully there will not be rain while camping - but we all know it happens!
 
From Cafepress.com (6% Cash Back):  Smores t-shirt for $26.50; this one is just fun!  Get this design in sizes for everyone in the family :)
 
From Sierra Trading Post Bargain Barn (2.5% Cash Back):  Terramar Helix T-Shirt - Lightweight, UPF 25+, Short Sleeve (For Men) for $11, down from $17. This can save you on sunblock application.  Plus it's great for very warm weather!

Check out all of the Camping & Hiking clearance over at Dick's Sporing Goods!  There are too many items to list!
 
From Cabela's (2% Cash Back):  Browning Microblast Knife/Flashlight Combo I'll be ready to cut some smore sticks, and take a midnight trip to the potty with my flashlight!

You could also just browse the Camping section at Walmart.com.  There are many items to choose from that you may need to grab.  Plus you'll get 1% Cash Back!

Who else is ready to camp?  What is your must have camping gear product that you couldn't be a happy camper without?

Maura White shares her vast savvy living knowledge over at Happy Deal Happy Day!


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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 30, 2012

The British are here! Sartorially speaking, at least :)

One of the UK's hottest spots for fashionable apparel, Topshop, launched on Ebates a few months ago. Making things even better, they have temporarily increased their Cash Back amount to 5.0%! They have a stunning assortment of trendy and affordable pieces. These are the ones that I am eyeing:

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1. This is one rockin' vest that could work all year 'round
2. I am in love with this sheer maxi dress in one of my favorite colors
3. I am lusting after this beautiful tangerine embellished blouse
4. This bag just screams BEACH DAY
5. These shoes are so glamorous that they would look great as I am tripping on account of the high heel



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April 26, 2012

I am constantly trying out hair products - always looking for something to tame frizz without weighing my locks down. While picking up some essentials from Drugstore.com I stumbled on a few Argan Oil products from a line called Organix. 
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I impulsively purchased a few options and after a few weeks, I am a total believer in this line of products. The shampoo and conditioner are just $7.99 each and smell divine.


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And if you need a little product, like me, they offer styling products as well. They smell nice, tame frizzies, and don't weigh anything down. Grab some now from Drugstore.com and earn 6.0% Cash Back!



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April 17, 2012

We are excited to Guest Host the Ebates Blog! Monroe and Main has worked with Ebates for over 10 years. We have always enjoyed the site and the cash back Ebates offers our customers. We currently have a 10% off promo right now! 

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Monroe and Main is dedicated to bringing you flattering fashions, fabulous footwear and the latest accessories. Whether you're heading to the office, out on the town, or off on a fun-filled get-away, we can help you put your look together with mix and match staples. 


From casual to career wear, we offer attainable styles that are on trend but never trendy, with distinctively feminine details. Best of all, you don't have to sacrifice comfort for style. We choose apparel that features ultra-feminine styling with a relaxed fit. 

Besides the products we offer, we also have a lot of fun on the social scene. We'd love to have you like us and follow us to chat about our products. Then you can develop your wish list and come to Ebates and get the best deal! 


Like us on Facebook 

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Enter to win our Shoe Tote on our Facebook page! We're giving away 10 them once we reach 10,000 fans! You can every day here! 


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Thanks!

Hope to see you around! :) 




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April 12, 2012

While it may seem like wearing florals in the Spring is no bold statement, the proliferation of seriously bold floral apparel is definitely a shift in the warmer weather paradigm. From jeans to shoes, floral patterns seem almost unescapable right now. Luckily, there are options galore and Cash Back to be earned!

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1. Grab a pair of floral jeans - super trendy but super fun

2. Bright floral dress mimics the lovely outdoors

3. Printed blouse with ruffles is great for day or night

4. This floral print on such a classic blazer is a bold piece

5. Animal print jeans make a statement - even more so in a bright color


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March 19, 2012

As the crisp edge falls off the air this Spring, there are several items we have our sights set on. The colors of the latest fashions this season make me feel like I'm walking through a budding, blooming field of wildflowers, tangerine orange my favorite. Even though bright colors are the name of the game this Spring, you can't go wrong with a few staple items, like the ones I've included on my gotta-have-it list:

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A good denim shirt is a must have for this Spring

Skirts with pockets like this linen one from JCrew.

Everybody needs a casual white tee, I'll take this one from Gap.

Boyfriend blazer, whether you're single or not, from Urban Outfitters.

Colored skinnies like these from Nordstrom.

Leather hobo bag, like this one at Saks that I'd trade any bag in my collection for!

Gladiator sandals because they just go with everything.

Scarves, scarves, scarves, infinity or not, like the ones at Nordstrom.

About A Penny FIlled Pantry
We are a pair of coupon-wielding girls who love a good deal, but we are also suckers for the latest fashions. We are Brittney and Bethany of A Penny Filled Pantry and we teach coupon classes and run www.pennyfilledpantry.com so that we can teach others how to save a little money (or a lot of money). We know that they money we save can be spent on other things or used to give to other people. Let's just say that we coupon so that sometimes we can spend that money we're saving on something cute and bright and colorful... like a pair of colored skinnies or the newest skirt!


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March 8, 2012

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March 1, 2012

Hey everyone!  It's Melea from Freebies2Deals.com. Decorating a home can be daunting and can end up costing a lot of money! But just like everything else, there is always a way to save. :)

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Here are a few tips to help you save on everything from big furniture purchases to small home accents:

1- Shop on Holidays.  Major furniture stores always do promotions on and around Holidays.  They actually use even the smallest Holidays to their advantage. And we can too.  Watch for their ads in your mailbox and many times you will see coupons to use on top of the sale price. 

2- Shop at Scratch and Dent Sales.  You would be surprised what big box stores consider "scratch and dent", yet what you can barely even notice. We purchased an entertainment stand  from a scratch and dent store for $19 a few years ago.  It was gorgeous, normally a few hundred dollars and no one ever noticed the flaw.  Actually, everyone just commented on how beautiful it was. 

3- Shop Garage Sales.  Oh the wonderful things you can find at Garage Sales!  This will obviously take a little more work and digging on your part.  But there are some definite treasures that people want to get rid of.  Just last week, my mother-in-law (an avid Garage Sale Shopper) picked up numerous bedroom dressers for $5.00!!  They were in good condition and the sellers just needed to move asap and wanted everything gone.  Now, that's a deal.

4- For everything from Furniture to Mirrors and Tabletop Decor, shop the Daily Deal sites.  I have a few personal favorites that have helped me decorate our own home.  One Kings Lane, Rue La La, Zulily and Home Sav.  All of which have been 100% reliable and are what other Freebies2Deals readers are fans of too! 

5- Last of all, don't be afraid of a little email. If you don't want your own inbox full of promotions from companies, create a free email address for just that.  Sign up for your favorite store's email newsletters so you can get the heads up when online discounts and in-store discounts are coming.  Also, "like" those Home Decor companies on Facebook.  Promos are given out all of the time exclusively for their followers.  And, of course, make sure you are watching Ebates for extra cash back on top of their already hot offers!


Head over to Freebies2Deals.com for even more money saving tips from the wonderful Melea!
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February 27, 2012

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February 21, 2012

Nothing says special like a personalized item. Lucky for us, they are all the rage right now, so you can earn Cash Back on lots of different pieces:02_14a.jpg


1. Monogrammed Cosmetics Case from Organize.com

2. Monogrammed Necklace from max & Chloe

3. Monogrammed Doormat from Buy.com

4. Monogrammed Glasses from Things Remembered

5. Monogrammed Eco Tote from Taylor Gifts


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February 9, 2012

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1. A new scent from Fragrance.net

2. Charming new bracelet



5. New going to fail: long-stem roses



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February 7, 2012

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2. Chic case for his favorite tech toy

3. Tickets to a cool concert

4. Luxurious shaving kit

5. New iPod Shuffle



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January 31, 2012

valentine's_tipsTraditional Valentine's gifts can be fairly pricey. In order to save money, check out these tips for your Valentine's Day purchases.

1. Flowers Don't buy flowers from a flower shop on their busiest day of the year to be delivered to your significant other. Instead, buy flowers from your local grocer, arrange in a vase, decorate with a bow, and deliver the flowers yourself.

2. Chocolates Instead of buying an expensive box of chocolates, buy your love's favorite candy bar and wrap it in a pretty bow.

3. Homemade Desserts Try making some homemade Valentine's treats and desserts, such as chocolate covered strawberries. These types of goodies are easy to make and are a lot less expensive than traditional boxed chocolates.

4. Cards Sure, it's easier to buy a card from the store, but homemade cards are more endearing and are a great way to save money while still being romantic. Write or copy a poem, or get your kids involved for a fun Valentine's craft.

5. Jewelry Skip on the diamonds and go for colored gems, such as rubies or emeralds or even moissanite stones, if you want to save money on jewelry. Check out eBay and pawn shops to find the best deals.

Casey Slide is a contributor for Money Crashers Personal Finance where she discusses lifestyle and money topics.



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January 30, 2012

The big day is right around the corner. You can earn Cash Back on everything you need to make Superbowl Sunday the absolute best.superbowl.jpg

1. Grab a new TV - Target is having great deals!

2. Commemorate the game with festive apparel

3. Don't miss a moment of action with a new Tivo

4. Keep cleanup simple with durable plastic plates

5. Pickup some fun mugs to keep all your beverages cool



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January 26, 2012

While store may begin stocking up on spring items, it is a great time to snag deals on boots. Ebates offers tons of Cash Back options on chic winter footwear.boots.jpeg


1. Pickup some cool knee high wedge boots for easier walking and added height

2. Classic knee high brown boots will always look great

3. Grab some fun new rainboots and stay dry all year 'round

4. Some chic ankle boots look good in cold and warm months

5. Shop for some edgy combat-esque boots



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January 23, 2012

It has become that time of the year when I start to forget about my resolutions and need an extra kick for workout motivation. Luck thing that new workout accessories will usually do the trick. There are tons of pretty and functional workout accessories that will surely be motivating me all the way to the gym!
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1. New pair of Yoga Pants


3. A hoodie to stay warm

4. iPod shuffle - small and functional

5. Water bottle to stay hydrated


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January 19, 2012

I will openly admit that my makeup routine is boring on it's best days. Often times it is reduced to merely mascara and bronzer. I have regularly found myself increasingly jealous of Hollywood starlets with perfect, long-lasting, bright pouts (see Zooey Deschanel). I recently discovered a complete game changer for those who want bright lips without constant reapplication.
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First, fill in your lips with Sephora's waterproof lip liner, and then apply their cream lip stain and viola! Even better - both products come in loads of colors, so you can mix, match, and earn Cash Back through Ebates.


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January 18, 2012

I keep reading Tangerine is the new 'it' color. While orange has never been my favorite hue, I have decided I need to embrace it. Luckily it's recent surge in popularity means that I have loads of options. Plus, I always get my Cash Back through Ebates!01_11.jpg

1. Orange Striped Scarf from Buy.com
2. Tie-Hem Shirt from Old Navy
3. Colorblock tote from The Gap
4. Bright orange suede pumps from Joan & David
5. Orange denim from Bloomingdale's




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January 13, 2012

The 2011 closeout sales are coming in rapidly and this week is no exception. Not only are there great sales, but you can maximize your savings even more with Cash Back earnings.

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The Children's Place is offering 20% off any order and Free Shipping. Use code X7F2012. Plus get 2.5% Cash Back!

Shoes.com is offering 25% off Clearance Items. Use code 25SALE. Plus get 8.0% Cash Back!

Levi's is offering 25% off $100+ order. Use code TAKEOFF25. Plus get 4.0% Cash Back!

AllPosters is offering 15% off any order. Use code 15OFFJAN. Plus get 6.0% Cash Back!

Elizabeth Arden is offering 20% off any order. Use code NEW2012. Plus get 5.0% Cash Back!

Lord and Taylor is offering 20% off any order. Use code Sale. Plus get 3.0% Cash Back!

My M&Ms is offering 14% off $30+ order. Use code LUV. Plus 5.0% Cash Back!

Barnes & Noble is offering 30% off Moleskine. Use code B4V9E4U. Plus get 4.0% Cash Back!

Luggage Point is offering 20% off and Free Shipping on $75+ order. Use code JAN12. Plus get 5.0% Cash Back!


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January 12, 2012

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As I look forward to the upcoming Spring, I like to think about way's to incorporate some more color into my makeup routine. In the winter I find myself getting into a bit of a makeup rut, so I am looking forward to Cash Back and lots of fun new products.

1. Tarina Tarantino blush palette

2.Urban Decay eye crayons





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January 4, 2012

One of my personal resolutions for 2012 is to get more organized and stay that way. One of my favorite stores that will surely help achieving this goal is The Container Store. I have found their products to be pretty and functional. Added bonus: I get to earn Cash Back too! Here are a few products that I will be scooping up to help keep myself organized.

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1. Display your jewelry in a fun and functional way with this canvas jewelry organizer

2. Track your miscellaneous papers and photos with this cork board (it has that great rustic look to it)

3. Use these nickel hooks to display my scarves and more bold necklaces

4. Clear out some space in my closet by hanging my coats on this adorable over-the-door rack

5. Get some pretty boxes to hold some of my miscellaneous knick knacks



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January 3, 2012

One of my resolutions is to pay more attention to my finger nails. This was absolutely inspired by all the amazing nail art options that have been popping up everywhere - from the runway to the drugstore.


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December 30, 2011

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I had a wonderful Christmas and am grateful for all the wonderful gifts I received, however, there are a handful of gifts that I hope to give myself in the upcoming months. I am glad I will be able to earn Cash Back on all these items!

1. A new MacBook Pro

2. Jonathan Adler Frame (or really anything he makes)

3. nails inc. Magnetic Nail Polish

4. New stationary, like this one from Kate Spade

5. Great new coffee table books, like this Pucci one



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December 8, 2011

The graced the runway this year, and now it's time to grab some for yourself: stars! The bold prints and shapes have been on my mind recently and there are loads of options. Plus, earning Cash Back through Ebates makes them that much cooler

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1. A Star is Born Cookie Cutters from Kohls

2. Jeffrey Campbell boots from Nordstrom

3. Converse by John Varvatos Sneakers from Nordstrom

4. Aqua Tee from Bloomingdales

5. Bell Noel Ring from Bloomingdales


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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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December 5, 2011

plastic_jungle.jpgDon't pay retail prices this holiday season!

If you're looking to make your holiday shopping easy by purchasing a gift card for family and friends, you don't need to pay retail prices anymore! Plastic Jungle allows you to buy discounted gift cards at major retailers across the United States. Up to 35% off face value.

If giving gift cards isn't to your liking, you still don't have to pay retail. Buy the discounted gift card for yourself before you go into the store and stretch your holiday budget. If you prefer to shop online, Plastic Jungle offers eCODES to a number of online retailers that can be delivered to your inbox BEFORE you make your purchase. Use any eCODE in combination with a coupon code you find on Ebates.com, in addition to cash back for that retailer, and you can stretch your holiday budget even further.

There is no need to pay retail prices anymore when you can buy discounted gift cards from plasticjungle.com

Happy Holidays from the team at Plastic Jungle!


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November 30, 2011

I love bundling up in the colder months, and I can't help but love all the rustic+country chic looking pieces that I am seeing. From warm flannel to faux shearling blankets, there are options to fit any budget and earn Cash Back through Ebates.country_decor

1. Heathered Wool Down Vest from Eddie Bauer

2. Pendelton Pillow Cover from Eddie Bauer

3. Lands' End Flannel Shirt

4. Cabela's Faux-Suede Throw


6. Antiqued Tea Light Holder from Lands' End



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November 16, 2011

CowBoom-Thanksgiveaway.jpgCowBoom has teamed up with our friends at Ebates to offer an exciting new promotion. With Thanksgiving around the corner and the holidays quick to follow we couldn't help but think that one lucky CowBoomer deserves a head start on their holiday shopping. That's why we're giving away a $500 Visa Shopping Spree. From 11-16 through 11-28 you can enter by "Liking" CowBoom on Facebook or following CowBoom on Twitter and Re-Tweeting our ThanksGiveaway tweet. It's that simple! What would you do with a $500 Visa Gift Card?


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November 15, 2011

It is the time of year that sequins are not only expected, but nearly required. Since I am part magpie, it is just one of the reasons that I look forward to these colder months. Now I can enjoy my sequins and earn Cash Back!Sequins


2. Deux Lux Sequin Backpack from Urban Outfitters

3. Sequence of Glory Sweater from ModCloth

4. Enzo Angiolini Slingback Pump from Nordstrom

5. Sequin Swirl Pillow from Urban Outfitters



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November 14, 2011

As the weather worsens I find myself reaching for my trusty DVD collection more often. I rely on classics to get me through the colder months and the Cash Back from Ebates to help me save. Lights, camera, action!
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1. Ken Burns: The National Parks: America's Best Idea DVD from ShopPBS.com
2. Harry Potter the Complete Years: 1-7 from DVD Planet
3. The Lion King Diamond Edition from FYE
4. The West Wing Complete Series from Walmart



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October 28, 2011

When the colder months arrive I really enjoy embracing a more rustic interior feel. There are numerous accents available and loads of Cash Back to be earned. There are so many ways to bring the feel of fall inside your home in really simple ways. Will you be decorating for Autumn?

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1. Stay cozy with a Dillard's Dip Dye Throw

2. Store your outerwear in a festive way with Cost Plus' Branch Coat Rack

3. Rudolph inspired Antler Candleholders from Bellacor

4. Take some inspiration from the forest with Linens 'n Things' Birch Candles

5. Rustic picture frames from Macys



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October 25, 2011

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October 17, 2011

A cool pop of color is one of my favorite ways to spruce up some of my more tired looks. Jewel tones appear to be all the rage, and some in a huge variety of cuts. Snag these brightly pieces now, earn your Cash Back, and stay looking great all Autumn long!

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1. My favorite faux wrap dress from ASOS
2. Comfortable and bright Haute Hippie Silk Blouse from Nordstrom
3. Purple pants from Nordstrom can add just the right amount of pop
4. Deep red shoes from Target to finish off a look
5. Stay warm and look cool in a green coat from Kohls


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October 4, 2011

The Autumn hue that has been driving me crazy recently is copper. From great rose gold watches, to copper colored dresses, I am seeing it everywhere I go and am dying to get my paws on it. There are options galore and Cash Back to be earned. Will you be rocking any copper or rose gold?

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Stila Eyeshadow from beauty.com
Kitchenaid Pro Stand Mixer from Chefs.com
OPI Nail Polish in Traffic Stopper from Sephora
Rose Gold Love Knot Ring from Max and Chloe
Michael Kors 'Runway' Rose Gold Watch from Nordstrom
Fiona Paxton Beaded Bib Necklace from ASOS
Wrap Dress from ASOS




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October 3, 2011

After detoxing from NYFE, I am finally finding myself able to absorb Fall/Winter trends again. One of these trends that I am really enjoying, and earning Cash Back on, is menswear for the ladies. Masculine design cut for a woman's body is playful, and often times very comfortable.

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1. Vince Camuto Military Shirt from Nordstrom

2. Robert Clergerie Laced Shoes from Yoox.com

3. Balenciaga Blazer from Yoox.com

4. Peg Pants from ASOS

5. Merona Convertible Shirt Dress from Target

6. Woman's Conary Top from Target


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September 29, 2011

If you weren't one of the lucky few able to scoop up some of the Missoni for Target products, don't fret! There are plenty of products that can zig and zag their way into your wardrobe, plus you will get Cash Back on all your purchases.
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6. Round Floor Pillow from Linens n Things

1. Big Buddha Zig Zag Hobo from Irv's Luggage Warehouse

2. Coal Zig Zag Beenie from Pro Board Shop

3. Zig Zag Scarf from Chico's

4. BKE Open Zig Zag Tank Top from Buckle

5. Elaine Turner's Bell Zig Zag Envelope Clutch from National Jean Company




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September 22, 2011

While I love window shopping at Neiman Marcus as much as the next girl (and venturing in on occasion), many luxurious pieces are just not in my budget. When I splurge on a purchase, I do love the Cash Back, but there has been an emergence of great design and bargain prices.
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1. Women's Belted Military Jacket from Old Navy
2. Tulle Belted Dress from Piperlime
3. Mossimo Supply Co. Kari Boot from Target
4. LC Lauren Conrad Aviator Sunglasses from Kohls
5. Volcom Leather and Lace Boxy Top from Bloomingdales


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September 21, 2011

Like many, I tend to embrace the super traditional Autumn colors beginning in January. While I love burgundy as much as the next person, I think this is the year that expand outside that box and reach for a full rainbow of Fall colors (and that Cash Back always looks awesome).

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Blue Cheeks Kitchen Towel from Sur La Table

Cooperative Suede Outdoor Wedges from Urban Outfitters

Sur La Table Violet Prep Bowl Set

China Pear Mottled Candle from Cot Plus World Market

Oasis Chunky Knit Sweater from Asos

Flame Stitch Sham from Urban Outfitters


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September 15, 2011

I admit, I love the natural looks in the warmer months. But as the weather cools, I usually like to be a little more hands on. I love deep fall makeup hues. And Ebates gives you Cash Back for Fall Beauty picks. Here are my favorites so far:

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1. Clean, cool, chic nails seem like a Fashion staple, and Sephora seems to really be embracing Autumn hues in many of their nail polishes, like these shades from nails inc.

2. Prolong that summer glow throughout the year. I was a late convert to bronzing, but have become a full-fledged fan, and this Cargo bronzer is great on any skintone

3. Eye makeup is not my expertise, however this Sephora Brand smokey eye palette makes things much more simple.

4. Keep you hair sleek and shiny with amazing serums, like Sedu's Argain oil products from Folica



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September 13, 2011

Fashion week is in full swing, but here at Ebates we know that Cash Back and savvy shopping are always in style. Join me and the Community Leaders in our Savvy Living Community for our Fall Fashion Love Chat. We will be discussing our favorite fall trends, tips from Fashion Week, and best yet - great giveaways!




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September 12, 2011

One of my favorite wardrobe staples is my black and white clutch. It matches everything, and despite its relatively small size, is able to hold everything I need. As the holiday season quickly approaches, there is great demand for fun, festive clutches.

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1. Hinge Ring Clutch from Nordstrom
2. Mad by Design Taffeta Silk Foldover Clutch from QVC
3. Marc by Marc Snake on a Wire Clutch from Bloomingdales
4. Rodo clutch from Yoox
5. Kate Spade New York Book Emanuelle Box clutch from Nordstrom
6. Diane von Furstenburg Suede Hari Clutch from Bloomingdales





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September 6, 2011

Last year I really enjoyed the reemergence of Navy. It is a versatile neutral that is great in the Fall/Winter. It looks like the hue will be big again these colder months, so grab some dark blue (and Cash Back).

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Tory Burch Cardigan from Nordstrom.

Soia & Kyo Asymmetrical Jacket fro Nordstorm.

Ella Moss Top from Bloomingdales.

Vince Silk Top from Bloomingdales.

Three Straps, You're Haute Dress from Modcloth.

Best View in the City Wedge from ModCloth.



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September 1, 2011

Excitement for Fall Fashion week is palpable and I keep hearing about one particular trend: colorblocking. I find it a somewhat tricky trend because I am shockingly terrible at picking colors that go together, but thankfully there are pieces that makes is simple as can be (and can get you Cash Back!).

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Stephan & Co. Colorblock Necklace from Nordstrom

Lorenzo Uomo Colorblock Socks from Nordstrom

Haute in Traffic Skirt from Modcloth

Writer's Block Cardigan from ModCloth

Alice+Olivia Colorblock Maxi Dress from Bloomingdales




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August 30, 2011

Southwestern patterns seem to be unavoidable this summer, and all of us who love a little Willie Nelson-chic, there are plenty of options to carry us through the fall.

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1. Donna Morgan Strapless Maxi Dress from Nordstrom

2. Xhiliration Serape Striped Satchel from Target

3. House of Harlow 1960 Tribal Ring from Bloomingdales

4. Alice and Olivia Tribal Print Shorts from Bloomingdales

5. Staring at Stars Aztec Ruana from Urban Outfitters

6. Sparkle and Fade Graphic Knit Pullover from Urban Outfitters

7. Style Points Necklace from ModCloth



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August 25, 2011

Everyone has their favorite stores, and while my list is quite long and ever-changing, there is one shop that will forever remain on my list: ModCloth. It is a vast store with interesting, vintage inspired finds (and I love earning Cash Back) that can work well with any outfit or occasion. Here are my reasons for loving ModCloth:

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1. Unique coats that LOOK like I found them at a thrift store

2. So many styles of oxfords for those days that heels are just not going to happen

3. Crazy platforms that, despite the fact that I am going to break an ankle in, I MUST have!

4. Funky umbrellas that make me hope that I don't lose/break them

5. Statements rings that don't cost an arm and a leg

6. Eco-totes that make me excited for grocery shopping

7. Necklaces for any occasion

8. Cardigans that I could probably share with my boyfriend (but won't)

9. Skirts with pockets that are also flattering (I thought they were an urban legend)

10. T-Shirts that make me chuckle


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August 24, 2011

I have been seeing so many bracelets these days, and not just lots of ladies wearing bracelets, but ladies wearing several at a time. With mixing and matching bracelets so hot right now, there are amazing choices (and Cash Back)!

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Rebecca Minkoff Sling Cuff from Bloomingdales

Milly Thin Enamel Bracelet from Bloomingdales

Quirky Corsage Bracelet from ModCloth

Naturally Pretty Bracelet from Modcloth

Hope Marian Jewel Rhinestone Bracelet from Urban Outfitters

UO Pyramid Cuff Bracelet

Kate Spade Buckle Up Bracelet




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August 19, 2011

While neutrals have been the winning hue this summer (more on that another day), I have been seeing great bright shades red. Maybe it is because red isn't a color I have embraced in the past, but I am really loving it for the Summer. And it will keep looking chic (and earning you Cash Back) well into the Fall!

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Boutique 9 Sandals from Bloomingdales

Frock Band Dress from ModCloth

To the Extreme Top from ModCloth

Frida Oversized Skull Tee from Urban Outfitters

Sparkle and Fade Paperbag Shorts from Urban Outfitters

Silk Blouse from Bloomingdales

Tory Burch Reva Flats from Bloomingdales




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August 15, 2011

Scarves. The surprisingly cool San Francisco Summer is making me fall in love with my scarf collection all over again. Fun, printed scarves are such a simple way to spice up any outfit (and the Cash Back you can earn won't hurt either)!

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Tarnish Graphic Scarf from Nordstrom

Hinge Stripe Scarf from Nordstrom

Marc by Marc Jacobs Panthera Scarf from Bloomingdales

Plaid Infinity Scarf from Target

Conversational Print Oblong Scarf from Urban Outfitters

Dessert Printed Eternity Scarf from Urban Outfitters

Cool, Calm, and Eclectic Scarf from ModCloth




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August 12, 2011

It seems everyone around me has recently moved into a new place, therefore I have become rather adept at moving assistance. While heavy lifting may not be my cup of tea, I am an organizing nerd. There are so many attractive organizing tools around.organizedchic

Little Black Dress Hanging Jewelry Organizer from The Container Store

Tie and Belt Rack from The Container Store

Cutlery Tray from Bed Bath and Beyond

Under Counter Stemware and Wine Rack Holder from Bed Bath and Beyond

Wall Bookshelf from CB2

Slat Rack from CB2


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August 3, 2011

While straw is not a material that I gravitate towards, I concede that there are a number chic options available this season that you can earn Cash Back on.

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Mar y Sol Stripe Tote from Nordstrom

Aqua Floppy Hat from Bloomingdales

Michael Kors Straw Belt from Bloomingdales

Kate Spade Bow Fedora from Bloomingdales

Ring Straw Satchel from Kohls

Striped Straw Tote from Target

Prada Woven Lace Up Oxfords from Saks Fifth Avenue

Behnaz Sarafpour Braided Bracelet from Saks Fifth Avenue



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August 2, 2011

While Summer has yet to hit the Bay Area the way it has in the rest of the country, I am anxiously anticipating a heat spell. In the meantime I can't help but notice all the light summer blazers. Options abound (as does Cash Back) at numerous Ebates shops!

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Elizabeth and James Emery Linen Blazer from Nordstrom

BCBG Max Azria Becky Jacket from Nordstrom

Marni Blazer from Yoox

Spotted in the Garden Blazer from ModCloth

Winning Qualities Blazer from ModCloth

Christie Brinkley Light Blue Blazer or Jaunty Jaclyn Striped Blazer from LuLu's



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August 1, 2011

I distinctly remember having a love/hate relationship with my backpack as a child - nowadays that is a problem that is easily remedied by a cool messenger bag. These have really taken off recently and there is loads of Cash Back to be had on the numerous fun choices.

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Manhattan Portage Deluxe Computer Bag from Karmaloop

Pan Am Reversible Messenger Bag from eBags

Ellington Eva Satchel from Irv's Luggage Warehouse

Tumbuktu Classic Messenger Bag from eBags

Nuo Canvas Messenger Bag from Kohls

Earth Axxessories Messenger Bag from eBags

Bagallini Courier Bag from Luggage Pros



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July 28, 2011

The fluctuating weather here in the Bay Area is making my skin absolutely insane, but lucky me, I can earn Cash Back on loads of wonderful skin treatments.

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Tea Trea Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser from The Body Shop

Peter Thomas Roth Uber Dry Sunscreen from Sephora

M2 Skin Refinish from Apothica

Origins Eye Doctor Moisture Care from Beauty.com

Remove It Oil Free Makeup Remover from Benefit

Wash Away the Oil Face Lotion from Carol's Daughter

Pore Refining Solutions Correcting Serum from Clinique

Kiss Me SPF 20 Lip Balm from Philosophy

H20 Aqualibrium Sea Mineral Mud Mask from Ulta




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July 27, 2011

Maybe it comes from spending too much time in 20-something's apartments full of Ikea furniture, but I always get excited to see vintage looking decor choices. There are so many ways to earn cash back while getting that antique look!

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Chat Noir print from Art.com

Rattan chair from Cost Plus

Lamps from Bed, Bath and Beyond

Decorative bottles from Bloomingdales

Coat Rack from CB2

Trunk from The Container Store

Campaign Desk from Cost Plus

Ceramic Canisters from Sur La Table


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July 26, 2011

It has been months, maybe even years since I picked up a new handbag. I think I have come to rely too heavily on my favorite satchel (bought at a vintage shop in Milan), so I have been paying close attention to all my options. There are so many great bags (and Cash Back for the taking) out there right now.

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Olivia Harris Collar Stud Small Flap Satchel from Nordstrom

Furla Medium Tracolla Handbag from Macys

Deux Lux Braided Bucket Bag from Urban Outfitters

Cambridge Small Neon Satchel from Urban Outfitters

Balenciaga Arena Giant Bag from Barneys New York

Bottega Veneta Papier Leather Print Hobo from Barneys New York

Reach New Levels Satchel from ModCloth


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July 25, 2011

I concede that I am a bit of a magpie and I just love gold toned jewelry in the summer. It catches light beautifully. There are so many reasonable options (and Cash Back), some more classic and some more costume-y. 
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Alexis Bittar Miss Havisham Crystal Encrusted Twined Necklace from Nordstroms

Marcia Moran Teardrop Agate Drusy Ring from Nordstroms

Alexander McQueen New Twin Cuff Bracelet from Saks Fifth Avenue

Elie Tahari Ella Bracelet from Saks Fifth Avenue

Kevia Shark Tooth Double Layer Necklace from Bluefly

Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Hammered Ring from Bluefly

Bing Bang Gold Crystal Arrow Earrings from Bluefly




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July 21, 2011

Allie tipped me off to some wonderful, outside decor options that are popping up all over the place. It seems appropriate that a nice yard be adorned with just as nice accessories. Check out some of our favorites (and earn that Cash Back)!

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Trina Turk Geometric Pillows


Trina Turk Garden Hose

Burke Decor Metal Chair

Alessi 'Pop' Ice Bucket from Barney's New York



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July 20, 2011

As it usually does, summer brings out the pretty, flowy skirts. I love seeing them paired with slightly edgier ankle boots. I think it creates a cool juxtaposition within an outfit and who can resist the amazing ankle boots (and cash back) all over the place right now!

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Bruno Premi Ankle Boots from YOOX

Marc by Marc Jacobs Loafer Ankle Boot from Barney's New York

Dirty Laundry Taylor Boots from Famous Footwear

The Gadget Boot by Naughty Monkey from Karmalopp

Steve Madden Cablee Boot from Nordstrom

Belle by Sigerson Morrison Leather Wedge Ankle Boots from Saks Fifth Avenue


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July 19, 2011

Even though the sun is still shining bright and warm, the school year is *just* around the corner. Although the summer was over I always loved getting a new backpack for school. It seems that backpacks have come a long way because there are tons of cool, interesting options. Here are some of my personal favorites.

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The North Face Women's Surge from eBags

JanSport Rightpack Monochrome from eBags

DAKINE Factor Pack from eBags

High Sierra Stretch Day Pack from Irv's Luggage

JanSport SuperBreak Backpack from Irv's Luggage

Skullycandy Backpack from Macys

LeSportsac Basic Backpack from Macys




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July 19, 2011

While I am not sure it is a look I could pull off successfully, I am always impressed when I see someone rocking an outfit in nude hues. If you are bold enough to participate in this trend there are LOADS of options (and Cash Back to be earned) at many Ebates shops.

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Neutral Shift Dress from ModCloth

Frill and Grace Tunic from ModCloth

Joie V-Neck Silk Blouse from Nordstrom

Pour La Victoire Oxfords from Bloomingdales

Dolce Vita Sandals from Bloomingdales

See by Chloe Cardigan from Saks Fifth Avenue

Rachel Zoe Crepe Pants from Saks Fifthe Avenue

Platform High Heels from Kohls



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July 18, 2011

It has been impossible not to notice the amount of colored jeans, i.e. not classic blue, strutting around recently. I am not sure I can pull this bold look off, but if you are looking to try it out (and get some sweet Cash Back), there are PLENTY of options out there.

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J Brand Midrise Skinny Twill Pants from Bloomingdales

Color Soaked Skinnies from Apart Style

Current/Elliott Stilleto Skinny  - Cayenne from Barney's New York

Paige Premium Denim Roxbury Stretch Denim Crop Jeans from Nordstrom

Citizens of Humanity Cropped Twill Pants from Saks Fifth Avenue

The Narrow Jean in Shell Pink by Cheap Monday from Karmaloop

BDG Cigarette High Rise Skinny Jean - Yellow from Urban Outfitters



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July 14, 2011

There are few things I love more then an excellent sale, and Nordstrom's Anniversary sale always fits the bill. It offers the best deals on the upcoming season's hottest products. Plus, get Cash Back when you shop through Ebates! Here are just a few of my favorite Nordstrom pieces.

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St. John Collection Milano Stripe Knit Cardigan


Diane von Furstenberg Cascadia Silk Blouse

Clu Colorblock Wool Cardigan


Frye Shirley Over the Knee Boot

Laura Mercier Canyon Fall Look Creme Lip Color

Dior Diorskin Ultra Shimmering All Over Face Powder


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July 7, 2011

I have been unable to resist all the lovely nature-inspired pieces I have been seeing out and about-from floral to feathers, and lovely shades of tan, this trend (and amazing Cash Back!) can work for just about anyone!

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Boyfriend Tunic from ApartStyle

Grecian Tie Tunic from ApartStyle

Proenza Schuler PS1 Medium Leather Bag from Barney's New York

Octavio Woven Peep Toe Heel from Banana Republic

The Tee by Joe's Ivy Buttterfly tee from Bloomingdales

Floral blouses from BlueFly



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July 5, 2011

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You voted, we doubled the cash back! Shop your favorite stores with extra cash and save even more with Ebates!




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July 5, 2011

With an exciting vacation just around the corner, I must admit I have caught a case of the travel bug. When I go abroad I must admit that I value form just as much as function - I am lucky that there is an abundance of beautiful functional travel accessories available AND I am getting cash back, which is always wonderful since vacations rarely come cheap. From adorable luggage to worldwide adapters, you can get cash back on everything you need for your trip.
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Hanging Multi Pocket Cosmetics Bag from The Container Store


Cava Leather Canvas Duffel from Irv's Luggage Warehouse 

Paul & Taylor Embossed Leather Passport Holder and Wallet from Buy.com

Samsonite Worldwide Power Adapter from Bed Bath and Beyond

PB Traveler Leather Initial Luggage Tag from eBags

Mudd Basketweave Straw Fedora from Kohls

MICHAEL Michael Kors Delancey Aviator Sunglasses from Bloomingdales


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June 28, 2011

There are few things I enjoy more around Independence Day then the glorious smell of BBQ wafting through the air. Since nothing screams 'time to grill' like warm weather and fireworks, making your BBQ stand out above all the others can be tricky. There are so many offerings that can help make your BBQ a raging success: award winning barbecue sauce, to citronella candles, and my personal favorite grilling book. Throw on some red, white, and blue, and get to the grilling!

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1. Fox Run Mesh Food Cover from Bed Bath and Beyond

2. Cuisinart Set of 2 Nonstick Slider Baskets from HSN

3. Bobby Flay's Grill It! cookbook from Buy.com

4. Maple Chipotle Grill Sauce from Stonewall Kitchen

5. Condiment Bottle Set from Organize.com

6. OXO Steel 4 Piece Grilling Tool Set from Bloomingdales

7. Collection de Paris Cold Beverage Drink Dispenser from Bed Bath and Beyond

8. Tovolo Popsicle Molds from Buy.com




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June 27, 2011

Platform Collage

Even though I am on the taller side, I can't help but love all the platform sandals I am seeing -- and now you can get cash back when you indulge in a pair (or two) of your own. They can give you several extra inches, yet I have found they are easier to walk in then your standard stilettos. A lot of the platforms I am seeing are significantly more sleek then their counterparts of yesteryear (anyone else thinking of the Spice Girls?). Best of all? They work for daytime and evening.


Jefferey Campbell 'Douma' Platform Wedge Sandal from Urban Outfitters

Jimmy Choo Triple Platform Wedge Sandal from Nordstrom

The Windy Wedge by Joie from Shopbop

Madison Harding 'Delilah' Wedge Sandals from Bloomingdale's

The Galactic Sandal by Sole Boutique from Karma Loop


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May 30, 2011

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Wishing you and your loved ones a happy and memorable day!



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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 21, 2011

We're beyond excited for today's guest blogger Andrea Linett. Andrea is the co-founder of Lucky Magazine, and is now influencing the fashion world as the Creative Director for eBay Fashion. When it comes to fashion, there is no better authority. Speaking of, check out her top picks for Spring. Talk about eye candy!

I'm so ready to ditch the parka and snow boots and try out my new spring '70s look -- wide-leg jeans, big shades and a classic little trench. Everything I need to fuel my obsession, I found on eBay!

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February 15, 2011

Average ParentToday's Guest Blogger is The Average Parent. Although most of the country is under snow and/or freezing temperatures, Spring is around the corner. Join The Average Parent as she gives her tips on how to shop for Spring without breaking the bank.

Here in the Midwest, we've been experiencing a bit of a heat wave. That's right, it's 45 degrees today! While it's still February, this break in temperature has got me thinking about Spring and the beginning of another shopping season for my kids. Although I have two boys, I still put a lot of effort into making sure they look extra cute. But, because they're boys, I understand they must be able to play in their clothes. Below are my favorite tricks to finding the hottest fashions for the best prices.

Online Clearance Racks - I dread the idea of picking through clearance racks for the perfect shirt. Instead, once the boys are in bed, I head online to find the best deals. Ideal places to look include Kohl's, Target, Macy's and JCPenney.

Second Hand - eBay can be a super convenient resource for finding gently-used clothing. The site allows you to sort your search by size, brand, price and more.

Coupons, Coupons, Coupons - Before you shop, check out Ebates for printable coupons and online discount codes. If you can't find a coupon online, many retailers will send you one just for signing up for their email alerts.

Get Cash Back - When shopping online, always start with Ebates. Membership is completely FREE and you can earn anywhere from 1-30% cash back at more than 1,200 stores.

Join a Rewards Program - If you have a favorite retailer, inquire about a free rewards program that will give you store credit for shopping in their store.

Store Credit Cards - A store card can get you free shipping or save you as much as 10% off your purchases. But, it's not worth it if you don't pay it off before interest begins accumulating.


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January 18, 2011

As Ebates continues to acquire more and more shopping destinations, the selection may become overwhelming. To help keep our members informed, I've compiled a short list of stores that cater to every kind of shopper. Whether you're in the market for kids clothes, designer labels, or a carburetor.


clothingIf you like shopping current trends without spending a fortune then you'll love

Mod Cloth, Shop The Look, Outlet Buy, ChickDowntown.



homedecorIf you like home decor at affordable prices then you'll love

Cost Plus World Market, Housewares Deals, Linens Bargains.
 



fitnessIf you like getting cash back on your New Year's resolution then you'll love

Medifast, 24Hour Fitness, Focus28 Diet, P90x, House of Nutrition.



designerlabelsIf you like designer labels then you'll love

Tory Burch, Azalea, The Trend Boutique, LuisAviaRoma, Last Call.


  

kidsIf you like traveling on a budget then you'll love

Get A Room, HotelRoom, Go Card USA, VRBO, CheapOAir.




autoIf you like shopping for anything automotive then you'll love

Racing One, Discount Tire, Nascar, Tractor Supply Company, Auto Zone.



 

childrenIf you like shopping for kids then you'll love

PerriBerri, Paul Frank, Ju Ju Be, Highlights, Mamapedia.




 

celebrityclothingIf you like Celebrity clothing brands then you'll love

Dereon, Rocawear, Carlos Santana Shoes, Fergie Shoes


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January 11, 2011

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We're expanding like crazy, and added to the list of new stores are those that belong to our northern neighbors. Welcome Canadian shoppers to cash back bliss!

French Connection Canada
2.5% Cash Back

ProFlowers Canada 5.0% Cash Back

Banana Republic Canada 2.0% Cash Back
 
Netflix Canada $6 Cash Back

Under Armour Canada 3.5% Cash Back

Sears Canada 1.5% Cash Back

Old Navy Canada 2.5% Cash Back

Naturalizer Canada 5.0% Cash Back

AirFrance Canada 1.0% Cash Back
 
MicroSoft Canada 10.0% Cash Back.


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January 4, 2011

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Here at Ebates, we've welcomed the New Year with more than a glass of bubbly, but a slew of new stores. Please join us in welcoming the newest bunch to join Ebates. Enjoy and Happy New Year!


Yves Saint Laurant Beauty   7.0% Cash Back

ModCloth     3.5% Cash Back

Lacoste       2.5% Cash Back

Crabtree and Evelyn  5.0% Cash Back
 
Lowe's        3.0% Cash Back

Franklin Covey       5.0% Cash Back
 
Last Call      2.5% Cash Back

Soia & Kyo  3.0% Cash Back
 
Mackage     3.0% Cash Back.


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November 11, 2010

Today's guest blogger is Lindsey from Stila Cosmetics. As a beauty guru she knows how to shop for that perfect gift, and get cash back from Ebates!

We've all been there - crunch time on Christmas Eve in search for the perfect gift for that special someone. If you're like most of us, selecting the perfect gift isn't an easy task - especially when you're shopping for women. Perhaps she owns everything already. Maybe she's picky. Or is it possible that you struggle to make up your mind? At stila, we like to make it easy for shoppers during the holidays, and many people are already lining up for some of our must-have gift items for the season. Plus you'll get 6.0% Cash Back by shopping with Ebates.

Color Wheel Eye ShadowColor Wheel Eye Shadow Palette

This palette is a beautiful take on the ever-popular blockbuster palettes available during the holiday season. It combines the ingenuity of the color wheel with a pro artist lookbook, ensuring that every person will be able to use all 37 shades. Plus, stila created a "get the look" iPhone app to further help customers use their color wheel. All of this for only $38 - a bargain during the holidays.

 
Creme BouquetCrème Bouquet Roller Ball

Stila fans all over the world love this soft floral scent. It smells good on anyone and is the perfect stocking stuffer/purse must-have. Every woman needs a crème bouquet roller ball in her handbag to ensure she smells great always.

 
Lip Glaze SetHoliday Lip Glaze Collection

Stila's most popular gift set is back again this holiday and it's better than ever. 8 lip glazes for $25! Each gloss has 50% more gloss than our previous sets! That's a whole lot of lip glaze for your loved ones. A deal like this is hard to pass up!

Those are just a few of our favorite gift choices. Still not sure? Maybe we can entice you to try stila with an exclusive coupon for new customers only. Save 20% with code STILAAF from now until the end of the year. Which as you already know, isn't that far away!

Don't forget Stila has created an exclusive Gift Basket availble to Ebates members only! Shop it 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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October 14, 2010

LookForLess
No need to introduce today's guest blogger, her name says it all. Fashion for less? Yes please!

Hi Ebates Members,

I'm Jennifer from TheLooksForLess.com and I am so excited to be guest posting for Ebates! If you've ever visited my blog before then you know that I am ADDICTED to recreating celebrity looks using pieces that are far more affordable than designer options. In addition to getting the look for less, you can save even more by getting paid to shop these items through Ebates.

My challenge for this post: recreate Jessica Simpson's look using items that are all under $100 and from stores that are all part of Ebates. Mission accomplished and to be honest, I think I actually prefer the "look for less"! What do you think? Would you wear Jessica's look for less? 

Let TheLooksForLess.com, your personal shopper, put the looks together for you and then shop through eBates to get paid for dressing as though you can afford those designer price tags.

Happy Shopping,
Jennifer - The Looks For Less


Get Jessica's Look For Less

Romeo Fleece Jacket from Nordstrom $68

Burnout Tank from American Eagle $9.95

G By Guess Denim Skinny Denim $49.50

Bangle Set from Charlotte Russe $4

Hoop Earrings from Dillard's $30

Oversized Sunglasses from Endless $19.95

Nine West Handbag from eBags $71

Faux Suede Booties from AMI Clubwear $12.99


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September 14, 2010

There is no doubt that Fall is the most exciting and fulfilling season. No, it's not the emergence of candied apples, pumpkins, or cooler weather that makes this my favorite season; it's the fashion! In celebration of Fall Fashion Ebates has got a few things up our sleeve.
 
frugalbuttonFrugal Fashion Week - Ebates has joined up with the team at Blogfrog to bring our Frugal Living Community a fashion week like no other. During this ten day event we'll be hosting live chats, fashion related discussions, and our biggest contest yet: a Fashion Photo Contest! We're on the search for the ultimate fashionista and the grand prize is a $500 Ebates shopping spree! Runners up may win  $150 Gap Gift Card or one of two stylish handbags.

facebook_fallfashionIncreased Cash Back - From now until September 23rd enjoy increased cash back at top stores like Banana Republic, Piperlime, HSN, Nordstrom, and more! You'll also find exclusive to Ebates coupons, and other amazing deals.

Express Shearling JacketFashionable Guest Bloggers - Just like BeantownFashionista's guest blog yesterday, we'll be adding new guest bloggers to the mix, all with fashion on the brain. Stay tuned to the Ebates log for upcoming guest blogs!

Enjoy!


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August 12, 2010

Chic blogger LeRougeStylo gives her advice on how to look hot when the weather's hotter.

There's nothing quite like a summer date night; grabbing gelato after dinner and a movie, sitting outside with your date and looking up at the stars. Achieving a stellar beauty look can be a bit of a challenge June through September thanks to humidity that makes a mess of your makeup to mosquitoes looking to make you their meal. Simplify your life and conquer the elements with these easy tips.

No-More-ShineSet the baseline -  After washing use an oil-free mattifying moisturizer like Clean and Clean Pore Perfector from drugstore.com to keep your skin from getting too shiny as things heat up. Let this soak in a few minutes before applying a makeup primer. I'm a fan of Smashbox Photo Finish available at Beauty.com. The primer will help keep your makeup in place and as well as smooth out imperfections, fine lines and minimize pores. 

Use a light hand - It's a simple summer date ladies- you're not going to be seen in high-def. Heavy layers are not only uncomfortable, but tend to melt off in hot weather. Don't smear or spackle anything on. A touch of tinted moisturizer or lesser amount of your foundation is perfect. Feel free to use concealer for blemishes and dark circles. Use a big fluffy brush to set your foundation with a powder that is going to help battle shine, like Clarins Shine Stopper pressed powder from Clarins.com.
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Don't be afraid of color - Now is the time to try out that turquoise eyeshadow, bright purple eyeliner, or fuchsia blush. Just not all at once, this is Summer 2010 not Prom 1983. The key is to apply lightly at first and then layer on for a bolder look. Try a makeup palette with fun options like Urban Decay's Deluxe Shadow Box or Sephora's Color Play 5-in-1 Palette both available at Sephora.com.

Mist and go - Spritzing your face post-makeup with a setting spray further ensures your makeup stays put. Clarins Fix Make-Up Mist Clarins.com is a solid choice that not only sets, but hydrates.

Skin So SoftNobody likes a mosquito bite - For whatever reason, mosquitoes feast on me the second I step outside. But I refuse to douse myself in a chemical bath before a date, so instead I apply Skin So Soft Bath Oil available at Avon.com. The oil has a pleasant smell and keeps me from being mosquito dessert. Another tip - avoid fragrances that have sweet, fruity, or floral notes as they attract mosquitoes.

Have a great time!


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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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May 13, 2010

Lately, all I want to do is shop.

"What else is new?" you may think, because after all, I make a living shopping for the best deals around. But believe it or not the two are different. Shopping for trends, deals, and must have coupons isn't so much about my tastes as it is finding you, our loyal members, the best of what's out there. Sometimes this constant prowl can affect (more like infect) my thoughts with images of swing skirts, silky blouses, and supple leather bags. And sometimes it doesn't. With my birthday in just 2 days, I've been feeling the twinge to stop saying no to everything that catches my eye, and to instead become a yes woman. Yes I want shoes! Yes I want new tops! Yes I want to spoil myself rotten, and say to hell with saving every penny!

Sometimes shopping really is therapy.

Sardinia-EspadrilleWhatever the reason for this burst of shopping madness, there are limitations to how deeply I can indulge myself. Some might consider this a buzz kill, but I think of it as a challenge. One which I've won thanks to J.Crew. Of all the things I could buy, these Sardinia Espadrilles are on the top of my list. Not only are they uber pretty, but they're also comfortable and extremely versatile. For just $118 I consider these a great way to splurge on Summer's must have shoe while keeping reality in check.

Cleo-PlatformSlightly further down my list are these Cleo Platform Sandals. Like the espadrille these too can be seen everywhere in fashion, and thanks to tanned leather straps and a suede platform, they're also versatile. A bit funkier than the espadrilles, these sandals are made to be worn with Spring trends like the military jacket, and the sailor shirt. Two items which Poppy and I can't stop talking about. Both pairs of shoes are available at J.Crew and both come with 1.0% Cash Back. Now my shopping madness has been turned into shopping success!

Find more ways to shop with Ebates Stores.


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February 17, 2010

As much as we all want to avoid tax time, it is inevitable and right around the corner. A happy reminder that I need to get my affairs in order is the Ebates Business and Office Sale where six of our favorite stores have increased cash back and exclusive offers that make doing my taxes and getting my home office organized a simple and money saving task. One of these stores is Target, who have increased to 4.0% Cash Back and have literally everything you would need to get your taxes filed and your home office in order. Add to that a bunch of free shipping coupons & Tax Software on sale, and you have the makings of a money saving extravaganza when you shop through Ebates!

Sonia Kashuk Belnding SpongeBut the savings don't end at just business and office offerings. The increased cash back applies to all of your purchases at Target. So while I am shopping for my tax software and new filing cabinet (always save your pay stubs!) I can get more cash back on my health and beauty essentials, home cleaning supplies, home decor, clothing, and accessories. I plan on stockpiling this genius makeup tool from one of my favorite brands and resident Target collaborator Sonia Kashuk. This blending sponge is the perfect applicator for under eye concealer, foundation, and cream blush. It applies the product with the perfect amount of coverage and it is also precise. For just $9.99 (other versions sell for upwards of $25), it is worth having one for the home and one for on the go, whenever you may need the perfect touch up. Now when the Target box arrives, I will at least have something exciting to look forward to!

Shop at all of our Business and Office Stores and find something extra for yourself with increased cash back!


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December 26, 2009

After Christmas Sales at EbatesBy the time Christmas is over, along with all the shopping and deal hunting that precedes the holiday, the last thing I really want to do is shop. Which, if you know me, is quite shocking because I always want to shop. Still, after-Christmas sales are usually too good to pass up, and there are a few items that I always keep my eye out for to pick up at staggeringly low prices the day after Christmas.

After Christmas I always check out my favorite e-tail jaunts to a great deal (and cash back) on winter wear, including cashmere sweaters, coats, and more. Macy's (with 5.0% Cash Back) and Bloomingdale's (with 5.0% Cash Back) never fail me with a good after-Christmas sale and have tons of markdowns on my favorite brands (shop all clothing and accessory sales). Another thing I always manage to get on sale after Christmas is luggage. Because most holiday travel is over and done with, retailers usually put some luggage on major markdown. While I do not need an exorbitant amount of travel gear, I like to have the right bag for my travel needs. Sears has a great selection of luggage at a great price with, of course, 4.0% Cash Back from Ebates.

Not only will you find savings on clothing and accessories, but also electronics, toys, home goods, and holiday decor. Avoid the crowds and shop after-Christmas sales through Ebates and earn yourself some cash back to spend in the new year!


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December 15, 2009

Yesterday's "Cyber Monday II" marks the generally accepted end of many retailers' shipping deadlines, but here at Ebates, we have you covered - one quick visit to our Christmas Shipping Deadlines page, you can find in one convenient place all the info you might need in order to find out how late you can wait to get your purchases by Christmas.

Speaking personally, I have bought exactly one present thus far for Christmas. I know it's somewhat hypocritical for me to sit here and talk to you about how you need to allow time for things to ship, but I figure that if I publicly announce that I have hardly purchased anything for my friends and family this year, I might be a tad more motivated to actually sit down and figure out what I plan to get for my loved ones. The good news for me (and you, if you procrastinate nearly as much as me) is that there are still a number of stores who offer standard shipping well into December, some going as late as the 22nd of December. Or, if you find that perfect present, most stores offer priority shipping, albeit at a price, through the 23rd or 24th in many cases.

So visit our Christmas Shopping Deadlines page, find out where you can still shop, and go earn some cash back on all your holiday purchases through Ebates.

If you need suggestions, don't forget to visit our Holiday Gift Ideas pages.


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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 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 10, 2009

Target CouponsI don't remember exactly when I fell in love with Target. I think that the process was pretty swift or there was some sort of magical dust in the air. I can't put a finger on it, but suffice it to say, I've become a dyed-in-the-wool, Tar-jay loving, blogging maniac about all things Target for almost two years now. What do you want to know? Great tips on getting the most out of shopping at Target? I can help! I am a Targeteer!

To start with, go to Target.com and sign up for their email. Then chant repeatedly that you will NOT click links in their email before you log into Ebates and route your shopping trip through the Ebates site once logged in so you get credit for shopping at Target. Target emails are your "cheat sheet" to getting deals. Just search for the item after you've gone to Target via Ebates to access the deal on the item you have an interest in purchasing. Is your brain asking you why I am telling you to do it this way? It ensures that you will get your cash back from Ebates. If you click on links from just going to the Target site first, you probably will not get credit for your purchase. This is because of the tracking that takes place so that Ebates can see all the info it takes to give you credit.

Next, go to the site map for Target. It will reveal many pages that you may not have known that were there that are also money savers. There is a page for rebates on products. That is updated as merchandise rotates on and off the list. There is a link for recycling your old cell phone where you can get credit via a Target Gift Certificate.

Now take a moment and check out their clearance pages. This is where you get the greatest savings. If you will shop off-season, you'll rack up savings as high as 90%. You will have to visit the site very often as the discounts deepen to snag your deal. How about Target's Daily Deals? There are usually about five items listed. Another fairly new category is the Red Hot Shop! You'll find a dozen or so items listed there that are very interesting, usually quite affordable, and often a little quirky.

Do you have a Target RedCard? I'm not advocating debt but if you can manage your credit, this can be a sweet deal. We purchase everything on our RedCard and after $1000 in purchases you get a 10% discount card good for one day. I usually use my 10% card for a shop where I can maximize my savings and pile up clearance prices, sale prices, shopping codes or store coupons and make my own sale.

Now that you know the basics of how to grab a really good deal, here are a few frugal opportunities that caught my eye this week... Thanksgiving Turkey is sure to be a hit when you use this Stainless Steel Roasting Set! Snag this deal now for $27.99 (reg $39.99). This is a smart purchase after saving 30% and it will last for many years to come. It includes two large fork roast/turkey lifters, a jumbo roast rack, baster, reusable turkey timer and marinade injector. Baster is stainless steel with a silicone bulb and comes with needle and brush; baster holds 1.5 oz; injector holds 7 tsp.

Serve up a scrumptious pumpkin pie in the Cornucopia Pumpkin Pie Plate for $8.99! You'll be happy you have this item to place on your Turkey Day dinner table after saving 25%. If you are the guest at someone else's table, take a pie in this pie plate as a hostess gift. This item is a 10 " hand-painted stoneware and will make all of your Pilgrims smile when they learn it is also dishwasher safe.

Snuggle up under this Kingsize Sleepwarmer Automatic Blanket. Save not only 50% on this blanket at $59.98 (reg. $119.99), but also on your winter heating bills too. It is currently available in a variety of colors (king size only) and is 100% polyester and machine washable.

Every girl needs a little black dress! Check out this Merona Collection Knit Wrap Dress! It is available in XS - XXL at ONLY $14.99 (reg $29.99). You'll save 50% on this dress and you'll get tons of opportunities to wear it to all sorts of holiday parties. Just change your jewelry, shoes and dress up or down with a wrap or a jacket.

Interested in getting more deals in the store? Surf on over to AttentionTargetShoppers.com and follow along as I lead you from one deal to the next, Be sure to sign up for the email feed. I also publish a complete ad match-up to coupons item-by-item every Sunday.

Disclaimer: I am not now nor have I ever been a Target employee. I am simply a Target loving blogger who loves to share her deals. I also do NOT have any "insider" info from any Target employee past or present. I find my own deals or they are submitted by others who love shopping at Target. Follow me to Target. I will save you lots of money.


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October 5, 2009

I can always count on Ebates special sales events to introduce me to a merchant that may have otherwise passed me by. The prospect of increased cash back and deals always makes me take an extra look at a merchant and see what they have. A perfect example of this is White House Black Market, a participant of the Ebates Columbus Day Sale, who have doubled to 4.0% Cash Back for the event. They carry chic clothing and accessories for women mostly in the namesake hues and have everything from work separates to affordable yet totally stylish shoes, jewelry, cashmere scarves, and more. They even sell double-sided tape for all those moments when you need to prevent a 'wardrobe malfunction'.

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One item that totally stood out was this Contoured Tank Dress for $178. It is everything a little black dress should be: timeless, versatile, and totally flattering. The go-anywhere style is perfect for someone on a budget, as it can be worn just as easily for work under a blazer as for a cocktail party with heels and glitzy jewels a la Michelle Obama's Date night LBD (the perfect inspiration). And get $20 off your White House Black Market order of $80 or more with code 8936 at checkout.


Shop all deals in the Columbus Day Sale.


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October 4, 2009

Renowned for capturing street style and all its grandeur with the most selective and editorial eye, The Sartorialist is inspiration for the fashion conscious around the world. With prime real-estate on The Ebates Blogroll, we don't hide our love for the blog and we regularly check out street-shots of the worlds most fashionable people. I came across this look from London and couldn't help but be inspired. It stands out because she effortlessly pairs simple with trendy and quirky items. She wears a white the tank with black leggings, boots with the statement sequin jacket and the personal touch of the heart-shaped glasses. Its super wearable and perfectly in style and can be varied depending on your taste. Get this look for a lot less with cash back from Ebates.

White Tank From Old Navy

Start with a white tank like this one for just $12.50 with 8.0% Cash Back at Old Navy.



Bloomingdale's Sequin Jacket
Wear the tank under this Aqua Sequin Jacket, modestly priced at just $198 and Black Leggings From Bloomingdalesperfect for a legging look or paired with denim and even as a topper for favorite dress. Get a pair leggings also from Bloomingdales for only $25 with 6.0% Cash Back (hurry and get 20% off with code EBATES20 until midnight tonight during their Friends and Family Sale).


Charles David Boots From PiperlimeAccessorize off the outfit with a pair of perfectly worn in leather riding boots, like these from Piperlime for $385 with 7.0% Cash Back and quilted bag, like this stunning vintage Chanel from Shopbop.


WCAGA Vintage Chanel Bag at ShopbopAdd your own personal touch with a fun accessory to polish off the look, try Bluefly for a great selection and cash back from Ebates!

Get the best deals on any look you want in our Clothing category!


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October 3, 2009

Did you know that you can now have a Vera Bradley wedding? There are now custom bridesmaid dresses & tableware in Vera Bradley fabrics! The only reason that I know this is because I am a Vera Bradley addict. My obsession began after the birth of my first child. I had purchased my first Vera Bradley Diaper Bag and I fell in love with the fabric design & the structure of the bag (it has tons of pockets to hold everything). Since then, I have purchased at least two a year.

Vera Bradley toteThe prints are so eye-catching and make such a fashion statement that I can't help myself. Each week Vera Bradley seems to have a new bag on sale. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, Vera Bradley has the Pinwheel Pink & Daisy Daisy bags on sale for 40% off!! Between the sale price & getting 3.0% Cash Back through Ebates, you can really get a steal of a deal!


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July 20, 2009

Here at Ebates we're in the midst of our Cash Back Bonanza, where we're trying to remind you all of new or different ways to use Ebates to earn cash back like you haven't in the past. It's easy to just remind yourself to log into Ebates when you want to bid at eBay or buy some new clothes at ShopBop, but there are a number of things that we buy every day that people don't realize you can purchase online to earn cash back on.

One such item is tires. While all of us who own a vehicle have to replace tires from time to time, if you're like me, you just go to your nearest tire shop or favorite chain store, and pick up a new tire, or a new set of four, and have them install it while you wait. While this is a perfectly fine way to buy tires, and it makes perfect sense, why not earn cash back on something you'd be buying anyways? See, just last week I noticed that the tires on the ol' Billmobile were getting a little thin, and while one was in really good shape (read: only about four months old) the rest were starting to show more and more signs of wear. I did a little research on our site to make sure Sears offered cash back on tires, and sure enough, they did. So I was quickly able to order four new tires, and use that almost-new one as my new spare!

Sears TiresBeing somewhat savvy when it comes to automotive needs and upkeep, I knew which size tire was on my vehicle, and was able to shop that way. If you are unsure, Sears also offers an automated system to help you find the right tires, in which you enter in the make, model, and year of your car, and their tire widget will pick the right size tires for you. Then all you have to do is proceed with your order online as usual, select "install at store" and you not only earn 2% Cash Back, you don't pay shipping, since they're already in-house.

There is one down side: you still pay for labor and installation. Speaking personally, mine was about $75. Still, I earned 2% Cash Back on my $435 tire purchase, which was a sweet little tomato of savings.

What else have you saved money on that most people wouldn't think about when shopping through Ebates?


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January 31, 2009

Abeate-For-PaylessPart of being "in the know", is knowing that fashion isn't just about expensive labels, snobby boutiques, and too-cool-for-school sales people. Fashion is an art form, and can't be held to just one stereotype. It can, however, be found in flea markets, mass retailers, on the sidewalk, and sitting on the shelves in Payless. Yes, Payless has joined the legions of retailers collaborating with top designers to bring their customers the most fashion-forward pieces at unfashionable prices.

Anyone who's read my blog is quite aware of my love for clothing lines Alice and Olivia, and Abaete. Both labels are known for their attention to detail and playful use of color, so imagine my surprise when I discovered these lines selling at Payless Shoe Source. From funky gladiator sandals to cute totes, the selection is big enough to satisfy anyone's taste. These Dylan Canvas Skimmers by Abaete are the perfect hybrid of cute flat meets practical sneaker. The best part about this shoe is how amazingly affordable it is, and at $28, this shoe is a steal compared to the line's normal selling range.

Payless also carries lines by Lela Rose as well as Patricia Field. Patricia was the head stylist on Sex and the City, and is one of my heroes for her use of high and low fashion. My favorite item in the collection is the Tango Coin Purse. Besides being impeccably cute, this coin purse can be clipped onto your jeans for a hands free night. Despite being tiny, it can easily hold credit cards, cash, and keys without looking bulky. At $20, it's a cheap alternative to an expensive clutch. Not that I don't love those too.....

 





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January 28, 2009

Bridezilla1Writing about wedding dresses is something best left to two groups of women. Those who have walked down the aisle, and those who are planning to walk down the aisle. I belong to group three which I like to call the delusional group. There is no wedding, no fiance, and not even a suitor who could be coerced into becoming a fiance. The only aisles I walk down happen to be at my local grocery store. Regardless of this slight oversight, I shop for wedding dresses on a fairly regular basis. Like I said, delusional.

Another group of women I belong to is the vintage lover group. This group is known for it's love of rare finds that we believe to be one of a kind, and we convince ourselves of this feverishly by spending $80 on a tattered blouse. The older and more torn the garment, the more authentic, and therefore distinct, we look. This mentality applies to wedding dresses as well as Mexican peasant blouses, 50's prom dresses, and of course the oh so popular vintage concert t-shirts. You weren't born when the band played Monterey Pop, but your dad's-friend's-brother was.

Vintage ebay Wedding Dress.jpgBesides wanting to look like I don't shop at David's Bridal, there's something utterly romantic about a garment made so long ago. There's no argument that the quality of lace and beading is simply unparalleled in today's clothing. When I do someday walk down an aisle not filled with canned pork and beans, I want to look unique and not mass produced. This is where eBay comes in handy. For those seeking the rare, ebay's extensive vintage collection ranges from post-Civil War era, to today. There's something for everyone, no matter what you're looking for. Check often, as new items are listed and quickly auctioned off everyday.

One piece I found devastatingly beautiful was this beaded gown from the 30's. One length in the front, the fabric on this piece splits into two tiers, giving the illusion of a train. Although this gown is within the cream family, the soft palette is more romantic to me than ordinary white. There's even a pink velvet belt for added glamour. I envision wearing this with my hair wrapped in bold flowers such as fuchsia Petunias. The look is very old southern charm, and for a yankee such as myself, a nice change of pace. Shopping on eBay through Ebates will get you 3% cash back, however there are some restrictions. Cash back is not offered to real estate deals, eBay motors, and other big tickets items like business/industrial. For those shopping for everything else, eBay has it and then some.

"Do you know the way to use eBay? Millions of people do, so can you let's start today..."  



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December 30, 2008

Tomorrow is the last day of 2008, and I can speak for myself here when I say that I am not so sad to say goodbye. In fact, I am excited for a fresh start in 2009. However high our goals for the New Year, we all need a little inspiration to follow through with our projected self-improvements. Personally, I would like to be more consistent with my fitness routine. I have tried many things  to motivate myself to attend a Yoga class or to go for a brisk run, and nothing has really inspired me to partake in exercise more than on a sporadic basis. So I figured that I should use my love of shopping as a motivational tool. I will shop for workout clothing so that I will be so inspired to wear the clothing that I will gladly make the trek the gym. Although I'm embellishing the truth a bit, the point is the same: you need to set yourself up to be successful in your resolutions, no matter what they are. My way is to buy the gear I need to make working out more pleasant.

I got a little more motivation  from Gap, where they are currently having a special New Year's 30% off sale on all work out bottoms. Once my favorite lounge pants and now my favorite workout pants, these Stretch Cotton Fold Over Pants are now under $25 with 6% cash back. These pants are super comfortable and quite possibly the most flattering workout pants I have ever worn. They go from early morning Yoga class to the coffee shop-without screaming "I just worked out".

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Stock up on the essentials while all Gap Body Sport bottoms are 30% off and save. Hurry, the sale ends January 14 when merchandise will return to regular price. And don't forget that after tomorrow our Double Cash Back Holiday Promotion ends, so Gap will return to 3% cash back, so you'd better act fast if you want to save as much as possible.





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December 17, 2008

If your New Year's resolution is to save some cash, I've got some news that will allow you to save your money without sacrificing looking fabulous. Brooklyn-based handbag line Hayden-Harnett is the newest designer line to announce a collaboration with Target, due in stores December 28th, which is perfect timing if you want to turn over a new and more frugal leaf in the New Year. haydenharnett-00.jpgThe Spring 2009 Collection promises chic and affordable handbags from printed satchels (pictured left) for just $49.99 and sleek clutches like this one for just $29.99, both of which come with 4% cash back, of course. haydenharnett-07.jpg


The whole line is sure to impress without breaking the bank or any resolutions! If you are looking for the real deal, and want to invest in an original Hayden-Harnett bag, you can get 4% cash back on your purchases through Ebates. As one our our merchants, you can shop the designer's own website for an extensive collection of bags, some of which are even on sale. You'll find bags for work or travel, and even iPod cases and fun accessories too.


Hayden-HarnettSoniaTote.jpgPick up this Sonia tote for 45% off, now just $297. You'll enjoy 4% cash back in your wallet after saving $243 off the original price. Now I'll have no problem keeping my resolutions about smart shopping and saving money. But shopping less? No way.

Shop On!


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December 3, 2008

Any Winehouse 2.jpgAlthough Amy Winehouse said no, no, no to rehab, she has said yes to great fashion. Her style is much like her music. Colorful, retro, and full of soul. As if her 60's beehive hairstyle wasn't eye catching enough, Amy's rock-a-billy/ 60's Motown fashion is done in the only way she can: amazingly.

As for myself, I've always loved the rock-a-billy look of the mid 50's to early 60's. The halter dresses, the stiff and extremely scratchy crinoline, not to mention the cherry red lipstick. No time period embraces a woman's curves such as this era of pencil skirts and shrunken cardigans. If Betty Page was the flame for this look, then Any Winehouse (minus the drug addiction) is the torch. Despite my love for this va-va-voom look, achieving it without looking like a fool (or like you're wearing a Halloween costume) is best left to the pros (which I am not). Dressing the part takes more than a few key pieces in one's wardrobe. The difference between rock-a-billy sex pot, and school teacher is knowing what works and what doesn't. This Cropped Jacket From J.Crew is a perfect example of a retro staple with a fun twist. Instead of pairing this with cropped leggings and looking like Marilyn, try a dark rinse jean and a white t-shirt. Originally $248, this jacket is now just $169.99, making me not just a stylish shopper, but a smart one too.

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Another retro trend I am loving this Winter season is the resurgence of vintage-inspired feather headpieces like this feather headband from Urban Outfitters. Although much more flapper than rock-a-billy, this beautiful piece is totally feminine, and is great for bad hair days (which I am always having). Perfect with a a cocktail dress for New Year's, or a simple black sweater for dinner with friends, this accessory is sure to become my new want-to-wear-everyday item, replacing my beloved beret. At just $18, it's not going to cause me wallet shock, which in these times of financial hysteria is a good -- no, great -- thing. Both these stores will earn me 2% cash back, making me one happy (and trendy) customer.



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November 12, 2008

Sorry I have been quiet lately, but there has been a lot going on behind the scenes of the Ebates blog, which I can only let you speculate about.

Still, it wouldn't be a Wednesday for me if I didn't let you know about some random merchant, and today, that is Getzat.com. It's a one-stop solution for all your poster needs.

Have a daughter who wants a Twilight movie poster? Get it at GetZat. Have a son who is almost as Batman-obsessed as me? Find all the best Dark Knight posters at GetZat.  Cool hipster want some wall art? Get them this Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas print at GetZat! 

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Get the picture?   Now Get Zat!!!! (with 12% cash back!)



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October 10, 2008

Here in San Francisco, the weather is cooling down a little, and that means that it's a good weekend to stay inside, keep warm, and do some good old fashioned online shopping. Halloween is almost here, and a number of our merchants are offering sales on all your Halloween needs. This is a perfect chance to stock up on candy corn, costumes, and candles. Get a candy dish with a hand that pops out of it. Buy a costume for your pet. You know you're running low on imitation plastic tombstones. Have you checked your supply of fake blood for this year? How about bucketloads of candy? Whatever you're looking to get, now is the time. Plus there's even a way to win even more money by getting into the Halloween spirit.

Here's the plan: we just launched our Halloween Costume Competition, and this is the perfect chance for you to really cash in. What you do is find a great sale and buy a great costume from any number of our merchants, take a compelling picture of it, and submit it for the competition. If your photo wins, you'll get a $300 gift card to Snapfish. It's a chance to make money just for getting in the Halloween spirit.

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So stay in this weekend, do some shopping, and snap some pictures - it might make you $300 richer! If you need inspiration, just tell yourself "I need to take a picture that is better than this."




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September 15, 2008

When it comes to city driving, I am a big fan of the horn. I find it tamer and more lady-like than spewing expletives out the window to my fellow driver. The horn gets a bad wrap, and it really expresses a variety of sentiments like, “Excuse me, you are in the way” or “Wow, you really can’t drive.” It can even be a handy tool in being a good Samaritan by telling someone “You left your latte on the roof of your car.” The horn can express interest, disinterest, and healthy, passive-aggressive American rage.  So one may ask oneself, with all the uses of a car's horn, why have just one?
Tequilahorn Because it is opposite day at the Ebates blogging nucleus, I thought I would put fashion on the side burner (never on the back burner), and think about what other accouterments would fill my life with style and flair. I stumbled upon Stylin’ Trucks and found an entire page of air horns that I could attach to my vehicle. They are available at discount prices, plus 3% Cash Back, and most items ship same day. They have it all! From a Cavalry Charge Musical to a Tequila Musical air horn kit. The latter might present a problem if you are trying to stay under the radar after one too many tequila shots at the town saloon. However, there is a Star Trek musical air horn kit that will deter the cops but attract the ladies! It is really worth a look, especially if you want to put a little personality into your ride. Trust me; it will be worth the cruising ticket to show off your new horn and say excuse me to your fellow driver with the Godfather Theme. So, in light of opposite day, I encourage all of you to add some style to your vehicle with the help of Stylin’ Trucks and make the roadway a runway.



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September 3, 2008

Over the past few weeks I have spoken time and time again about my love of whimsical garden gnomes.  Today, I am finally revealing an obsession that runs even deeper than that. This bizarre love of mine is even more pronounced than my love for all things Batman. I'm talking about my obsession with monkeys. Don't ask me why or how this came to be, but I just crack up on principal when I think of all things simian.
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Planet of the Apes?
Love it.

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Donkey Kong?
Can't get enough of that crazy barrel-throwing primate.



Mr. Teeny, the rollerskating monkey sidekick of Krusty the Klown? One of my favorite Simpsons characters.

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I'm not just listing these famous monkeys for my own health.  Rather, I found a site this week who features monkey products and other assorted products with animal themes. This may well be the one merchant available through Ebates that offers you the chance to sort through their products by which animal print you want to see. If that isn't advanced, I don't know what is.


So, if you get a chance, check out The Jungle Store. It's a great site chock full of animal products. From greeting cards to stuffed animals, masks to mouse pads, they have all your gift giving or just plain fun needs. What's better is that at The Jungle store, the purchase of a number of their products (it seems like all paper goods, from what I can tell) donate a portion of their proceeds to helping global conservation and protecting animals in captivity, so you can help assure that future generations have monkeys to crack them up as well.

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Of all the great products, I have two that I have to give personal recommendations on: the first is the Orangutan Journal. Who wouldn't want to pen the next great American novel on the face of this silly looking simian?
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The other is the Orangutan Greeting Card, which
resembles me after a late night more than I'd like to admit.  Either way, it's just $2.50 for this blank card, and if you're anything like me, this card will have you smiling before you even read the note that's written inside of it.



So there you have it. Buy a stuffed rhinoceros, or an inflatable alligator for your pool, or even spice up the bedroom with a cheetah-print sheet set. Whatever your flavor, you can find it all at The Jungle Store while getting 5% Cash Back from Ebates.



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August 20, 2008

Before I start telling you about this site, I will add my personal disclaimer: if you are easily offended or take no joy in low-brow humor, do NOT go to this site.

If you're continuing on, don't say that I didn't warn you. 

So for this week's installment of "Did you know?", I'll be highlighting a site that flies under the radar a lot, and that is PrankPlace.com. Just from the name, you should expect no surprises. This site is your one-stop shop for every single prank, joke, novelty item, and gag gift you could ever want. I can't say that I've ever found a website with such a wide variety of novelty items: fake toilet paper, fart machines, Jesus flashlight key chains, even exploding golf balls. For the devious prankster in your family, this site could be highly dangerous. From what I know of gag gifts and novelty items, the prices seem rather competitive, and through Ebates you get a whopping 7% back on all purchases.

The primary reason I am recommending this site is because of a few specific products they have that struck me particularly funny. I like to think of myself as possessing fairly refined tastes, and I'd like to believe that the majority of the products on this site are a bit more low-brow than I would usually be intrigued by. However, some products proved me wrong.

The first of those is The Toilet Monster. Green_redmonster I don't know why I find these little guy so amusing, but whatever the reason may be, every time I see them I start laughing. They're harmless, they're not crude or sexual, they're just kind of a nuisance if you really have to go.  Still, I have never seen one of these before, and for less than $20 before your cash back, it makes for a great gag gift for the prankster in your life.

A line of products that PrankPlace stocks that also cracks me up are the de-motivational posters. We've all seen the ones that talk about success and hard work, complete with an uplifting line or two about how important it is to look on the bright side of life. For the cynic in your life, these posters are a bit more fitting, and at $2.89, who could pass one up?  Here's an example:

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If you can't read the text, it says "Underachievement: The tallest blade of grass is the first to be cut by the lawnmower."


Finally, what would a Bill-recommended site be without the presence of some garden gnomes?  Sure enough, PrankPlace has an entire page of their site dedicated to gnomes and gnome accessories. Mooning gnomes, gnomes who stand on their heads, even flatulent gnomes; they have got it all.

So there's your Wednesday "Did You Know?" and I hope that the information about this site doesn't fall into the wrong hands, because if it does, I could end up with a Toilet Monster where I least expect one.



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June 4, 2008

Hurry! There are only a couple more days to find the perfect present for Dad. Start at Ebates for your Father's Day shopping and find savings at our top stores like Hickory Farms, Adidas, Circuit City, Home Depot, Jos A. Bank and TicketsNow. Make this one the best Father's Day yet with smart savings at Ebates!

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May 23, 2008

He taught you how to ride a bike, helped you build a top-secret treehouse, and most importantly, told you that money doesn't grow on trees. Start at Ebates for your Father's Day shopping and find savings at our top stores like Hickory Farms, Adidas, Circuit City, Home Depot, Jos A. Bank and TicketsNow. With these kind of savings, Dad sure would be proud!

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May 20, 2008

Ebates members, today's your lucky day! On May 20th and 21st only, use this link and save an extra 10% on nearly everything at Sears. You won't find this offer anywhere else. Take advantage of this coupon and shop amazing deals like Buy One, Get One Free in apparel and shoes, free shipping on apparel, and amazing offers on patio sets and grills- just in time for summer. Remember, this offer expires on Wednesday, so hurry!



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May 7, 2008

Are you one of the lucky ones who already received a stimulus check? Now's the time to really cash in! Visit your local Sears or Kmart retail store, present your stimulus check to a cashier, and you'll be rewarded with a gift card for that amount plus a bonus gift card worth an additional 10%! Not only is Your gift card eligible at Sears retail stores, but also online at sears.com and landsend.com, where you'll get Cash Back from Ebates! Now's the time to complete those home repairs or treat your kids to some cool summer clothes- you'll get more bang for your buck!



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April 22, 2008

Sure, you know all about the great deals for Mother's Day at Ebates, but have you noticed the six exclusive coupons? Treat Mom to a beautiful Teleflora bouquet and you'll save $5 off your $40 order with code afpxeb5. Does she love fashion? Save 15% off your $75 New York & Company purchase by using this link. If she's all about the bling, bring it on with 20% off at ICE.com with code EBATES20. Personalized photo gifts from Snapfish are 20% off when you use code EBATESMOM. Lastly, get free shipping at Avon when you spend $30, and find super savings on Martha Stewart Everyday Patio items at Kmart!



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April 18, 2008

So maybe we changed the lyrics a little, but moms are full of great advice: eat an apple a day, wash behind your ears, and never pay retail prices online. (Really, she said so!) Whether your lady of honor is a hot mama, sweet granny or brand new mom, you'll save on the perfect Mother's Day gift. Find savings at our top stores like Teleflora.com, New York & Company, Avon, Kmart, Snapfish and ICE.com. You know mom would be proud!

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March 10, 2008

Here at Ebates, we love green. Not only is it the color of our Big Fat Checks, but it's the symbolic color of one of our favorite holidays: St. Patrick's Day! Kiss Me I'm Irish shirts , Guinness-infused Black and Tan Brownies, juicy corned beef- there's a lot to love about St. Paddy's, and most of it has to do with food (and of course, drink!). Whether your March 17th plans include carousing or curling up on the couch, you'll find your Irish essentials at Ebates.

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P.S. I recommend watching Season One of Father Ted. Trust me on this!




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February 6, 2008

This Thursday, starting at 10 AM (PST), join Ebates in Cupid’s Cash Bash, a fourteen-hour whirlwind of coupons, gifts, and increased Cash Back at select Ebates stores. Get your wallet ready, and watch out for flying arrows!



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December 27, 2007

Looking to do a little (or a lot) more shopping even though the holidays are nearly over? Check out our Post-Holiday Deals page for clearances, sales, and sitewide promotions from your favorite Ebates stores. Some of these sales are only a day or two long, so you'd better act fast! Here are some of the best deals thus far:

  • Best Buy: Save $50 - $200 off select GPS receivers, expires 12/29
  • Target: End of the year clearance sale, expires 01/01
  • Home Depot: Save 10% off appliances $299 and over, expires 01/02
  • Nordstrom: Save 33% or more in the Winter Savings sale, expires, 01/02
  • Land's End: Save up to 35% in the Winter's End Savings Event, expires 01/18
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December 19, 2007

Christmas is right around the corner, and you know what that means: the mall crowds are more brutal than a cage-fighting tournament. Not to worry- there is still time to place your online orders at some of Ebates' top stores and receive your order by December 24th! The Ebates Holiday Shipping Schedule lists the shipping deadlines at our most popular stores. Some stores, like Zappos, allow you to order as late as December 22nd and get your order by Christmas Eve. Check out the Holiday Shipping Schedule now so you won't be caught empty handed on Christmas day!

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December 17, 2007

Still searching for the perfect present? Not to worry, we've got you covered! Our Last Minute Gift Ideas page is brimming with hot offers on last minute gifts that will make it under the tree, just in the  nick of time. Shopping for your favorite couple? Try a Pier 1 Imports gift card. Need a gift for Grandma? You can't go wrong with the Christmas Celebration Bouquet, bursting with red roses and chrysanthemums. Don't forget your teenage cousin- he'd love a gift card to AMC Theaters! These gifts are fast, easy and sure to please anyone on your last minute gift list.

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December 13, 2007

Fabulous, luxurious and utterly chic. This holiday, treat her like a queen with a stunning handbag or accessory from iconic fashion house Louis Vuitton. eLuxury is the only authorized online Louis Vuitton retailer, and you get 3% Cash Back on your purchase! She'll love the Speedy 25, a decades-old classic starting at $595. Or, spoil her with a luxe accessory: a Damier Azur Mini Accessories Pouch ($225), Monogram Mini Lin Pochette Clé ($165) or Monogram Canvas Key and Change Holder ($150). As a holiday treat, all orders at eLuxury qualify for free shipping!

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December 11, 2007

In the spirit of the season, we're giving you one last chance to rake in unbelievable savings while you check off your holiday gift list! Tomorrow, December 12th, starting at 10 AM (PST), join Ebates in the Last Chance Cash Back Blowout that will stuff your wallet while you're stuffing stockings.Get your credit card ready; you've got a lot of saving to do!

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November 28, 2007

Check off your gift list and plan a holiday feast without busting your budget! Save on your holiday essentials with Cash Back and coupons at your favorite stores like Home Depot, RitzCamera, ICE.com and Dell Home. Find gourmet food, shop for gifts or prep your house for the perfect party. Remember to use coupons so you can get maximum savings! Whether you're shopping for decorations, gourmet food or even a Christmas tree, The Ebates Holiday Helper will help you find the best deals online at the most popular stores.

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November 15, 2007

Great news! Today only, Ebates members get an extra 15% off on all Limited Time Sale items at Ralph Lauren. Simply enter code RLNOV15 at checkout and you'll be up to your ears in beautiful designer apparel and elegant items for the home. (This offer excludes gift cards, gift certificates, fragrance and Pink Pony).

Don't forget- this is a great opportunity to stock up on holiday gifts. This offer is one day only, so hurry!

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September 27, 2007

Scare up some savings on your favorite ghoulish garb at the Ebates Spooky Savings Boo-Tique! Find eerily low prices on costumes, candy, makeup and wigs. Whether you fancy yourself a sexy vampiress, chilling ghoul or even a headless horseman, you'll find the perfect disguise. With these prices, you’ll have the most fang-tastic Halloween ever!

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September 19, 2007

We put together this little video that answers the age-old question, "What Is Ebates?". Many thanks to our budding starlet, Margot!

In other news, today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Celebrate this world renowned holiday at Ebates! Get doubloons aft on all your favorite treaaye: rum, parrots, gold or even pirate costumes.



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September 18, 2007

091807blogbrucepolicePeople often forget that Ebates gives Cash Back on certain items: dating services, mp3s, groceries, rental cars, even massages! Don't miss out, people- there are huge amounts of Cash Back waiting for you in our Services category!  We don't often point this out, but you can get 50% Cash Back at one of these stores. Really. One of the most-often overlooked items on Ebates? Tickets! Sporting events tickets, concert tickets- you name it, you can get Cash Back on it! Check out this offer from yesterday's Top Picks newsletter: 

Maybe you saw them back in the eighties, or maybe you've been waiting your whole life to hear "Roxanne" live. Now's your chance! Bruce Springsteen and The Police are both touring the U.S. and you don't have to pay full price for tickets! Start at Ebates' and save on your favorite concert tickets with coupons and up to 7% Cash Back! TicketsNow has two money-off coupons that will instantly shave $15 or $25 off your order- don't even think about buying your tickets without this coupon code! Get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime experience- see Bruce Springsteen or The Police live and save!




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August 7, 2007

080707blogmoemegaphoneThe only thing better than Cash Back is, well, more Cash Back! We're pleased to announce brand-new Cash Back increases at two of our most popular stores:

And don't forget, Zappos joined Ebates last week. Now is the time to start building your fall wardrobe, from the feet up! Zappos is known for its excellent customer service and free overnight shipping on nearly all orders.

Don't miss Back to School Savings at Ebates, featuring smart savings on all your Back to School essentials. Parents, you'll be relieved to know that a new computer doesn't have to cost a fortune.  HP Pavilion Notebooks start at just $449- it's the perfect starter laptop for your tech-savvy youngster! Check out Back to School offers from other top stores like Nike, Home Depot, Buy.com, and ShopNBC.



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June 7, 2007

Thank you to all who shopped yesterday during our birthday blowout, featuring extra Cash Back at hundreds of our top stores. We hit record numbers in traffic and were blown away by your huge response!

Remember, for those of you who haven't shopped for Father's Day or an upcoming graduation, start at Ebates so you can earn Cash Back. Some of our top merchants are featuring exclusive Father's Day coupons. Also, check the Breaking Deals page for great deals on electronics, clothing and more- you never know, you might find the perfect gift!



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June 1, 2007

Today marks the countdown to Ebates' Eighth Birthday Celebration! Can you believe it's been eight years already? Be sure to visit Ebates on June 6th for the launch of our biggest birthday celebration ever! Even though it's our birthday, don't bother bringing a gift! In true Ebates fashion, we'd rather give than receive. What does that mean for you? Think mega Cash Back, deluxe offers and unbelievable savings!

Remember, June 6th is the big day, so come back and get ready to start shopping (and saving)!

A little insider info about the cake pictured below: Vanilla with vanilla frosting. Yes, we got to eat it, and yes, it was good. Don't tell anyone, but I took some home.
 


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May 17, 2007

Tuesday was a big day here at Ebates- we just launched our hottest feature since Double Cash Back Tuesday: The Ebates Daily Double!

How does it work? Simple. Every day, we double the Cash Back at one of our most popular stores. It's basically the same idea as Double Cash Back Tuesday but everyday, and at a different store. Since Tuesday, we have featured Bloomingdale's, Newegg and Budget Rent A Car! I recently got a sneak preview of some of the soon-to-be featured stores, and trust me- they're good. There will definitely be a little something for everyone.

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May 15, 2007

051507blogwalmartgreenStarting today, Ebates users can earn Cash Back at one of our most popular stores: Wal-Mart! Their prices are always incredibly low, but on top of that, Ebates gives users 4% Cash Back! Hey, it adds up- especially when you make big purchases!

For those of you who prefer to spend your money on ecologically sustainable goods, you know just how expensive they can be when compared to their toxic, non-green alternatives. Not anymore! Wal-Mart recently launched an Earth-Friendly line of apparel and household items- combine that with 4% Cash Back and you've got an unbeatable deal. Here are some of their best green deals I discussed in a recent newsletter:

Go green and save green! Simply replace your regular light bulbs with those from GE Energy Smart. Depending on the bulb, you can save up to $130 in energy costs! Read Wal-Mart's product description to see exactly how much you'll save with each eco-friendly bulb. Think organic equals expensive? Think again! Look sustainably stylish in organic cotton tees starting at just $6.22 for kids and $7.88 for adults! At most stores, shirts like these are more than $30! Organic cotton baby coveralls are reduced to just $6.00-  there's no gentler fabric for your baby's sensitive skin! Check the clearance section for silky-soft Eco-Organic cotton sheet sets, now almost 20% off! Don't miss out on Energy Efficient appliances like the Haier Front-Load Washer for just $288.87. Watch your energy use drop while your savings grow!

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April 3, 2007

Let's face it.

Who doesn't love Target? With apparel design rivaling that of big name designers (hey- a few of 'em even work for Target!), and home decor that looks expensive but isn't, Target is the place to go for incredible deals on just about anything the budget-conscious shopper needs.

Today only, earn Double Cash Back at Target.com! Enjoy free shipping on thousands of Home items, free gifts and more! Visit Target's page on Ebates for a list of current offers.

Remember to join Ebates so you can earn Double Cash Back!

What's your favorite thing to shop for at Target?

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December 18, 2006

121806blogsweaterThere are only two days left to enter Ebates' Worst Holiday Gift Contest! Tell us in 250 words or less about the worst gift you've ever received, and you will have a chance to win one of three $500 gift cards to Red Envelope, Circuit City or SmartBargains! The deadline to enter is 12PM (PST) on December 20th.

You know you have an awful gift lurking somewhere in the dark recesses of your home (much like the decrepit aunt in a Victorian novel)- or, if you have major cojones, it's sitting underneath an acquaintance's Christmas tree at this very moment. I still tremble at the memory of that bow-appliqued Beefy-T courtesy of the "weird girl" at my sixth grade Christmas party. Good intentions, yada yada. No one wants to wear puffy paint.

Don't you think a $500 shopping spree would be a great way to erase the haunting memory of terrible gifts past?

121806bloggiftsCircuit City has a list of promotions so long that I can't bring myself to post them all here. Most important is their Christmas Eve free shipping; order by December 19th and you can expect your goods to arrive by Sunday. Red Envelope doesn't have any current coupons, but you can get 6% Cash Back at Ebates. My favorite? SmartBargains. I really like the variety of brands on apparel and home decor.

Good luck!



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September 22, 2006

092106blogscaryjeanseditYou may have thought your skinny jeans were long forgotten (along with scrunchies and shoulder pads), but think again! For months,skinny jeans have been the It item of 2006!

According to USA Today , "Designers Nicolas Ghesquiere, Karl Lagerfeld and Stella McCartney have included skinny jeans in their collections for the past two seasons, but the look is just beginning to intrigue mainstream America."

There are some great skinny jeans out there, from a range of designers: Levi's, Armani Exchange, plus a bunch from eLuxury. We've seen them look cute tucked into boots, dressed up with stilettos and even with a simple pair of flats. But have skinny jeans gone too far?092106blogkneesockjeansedit

I'd like to direct your attention to  CLD Knee Sock Jeans. Worn with boots, they look perfectly harmless. But take off the boots and socks, and- hey! What's this?

That's right. Those stripey socks are attached to the jeans. Attached, as in sewn-together. As in footie jeans.

What do we think of this? Sure, it can be a little tricky to tuck jeans into boots, but do we really need our socks to be inseparably linked to our pants? What if, upon arriving at the home of a new acquaintance, you are ordered to remove your boots at the door? What then!?

And finally, there's Cheap Monday. Please, have a look and if you can explain to me what the bleep is going on with these pants, I'll give you a prize. And by prize, I mean a jpeg of The Hoff that I swiped from Google's image search. It's ok. You can thank me later.



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September 20, 2006

Elmotmxstanding_1 Remember the Tickle-Me-Elmo craze of 1996? Well, this time, you can stow your brass knuckles.

Elmo T.M.X, the tenth anniversary edition of Tickle-Me-Elmo, was just released on Monday, and, according to CNN, "Elmo fans should grab the new toy while they can, because industry  analysts are already anticipating a shortage of Elmo T.M.X. over the  holiday shopping season".

As amusing as it may be to imagine thousands of surly soccer moms pillaging the local Wal-Mart, why not give peace a chance? Buy your Elmo T.M.X now, and you'll still have enough teeth to fully enjoy your holiday desserts.

Where can you buy Elmo T.M.X? Well, Target still has them in stock, but you have to buy IN-STORE. So hurry! (Or sign up for boxing lessons. You'll be glad you did.)

Check out Elmo T.M.X's "International Debut" on Good Morning America:

               

Have any of you gotten your hands on Elmo T.M.X?



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September 7, 2006

Today I thought I'd showcase some of my favorite websites and blogs. Some are product-specific, some help you save money, but they all relate to shopping in one way or another!

  • Shoes2Clothes and Accessories: Manolo's Shoe Blog, Daily Denim , The Bag Blog. Most of the products featured in these blogs are pretty high end (read: not cheap!) but they do make a point to feature some bargains from time to time. Plus, Manolo (not to be confused with Blahnik) is simply hilarious. The good news is that as an Ebates user, you don't have to pay retail price! With several merchants carrying designer apparel , you can get Cash Back when you splurge on deluxe duds.
  • Saving Money/D.I.Y: The Pink of Perfection. In this vlog, Sarah and Sebastian are a team of crafty hipsters who can make anything look easy (and beautiful)! They have a great philosophy: "'Thrifty,' isn't necessarily about doing things the cheapest way possible, but rather knowing when to splurge, when to pinch, and always being happy with the charming imperfections of doing things yourself." I couldn't agree more!
     
  • Doryn2Health and Beauty: Spa Black Book . Written by Doryn Wallach, an American expat living in London, Spa Black Book is a reincarnation of her former blog, Doryn's Dish. The Dish met a sad demise a couple months back, but Doryn is picking  up right where she left off, focusing her blog on spa and beauty products in both London and New York. Her reviews are thoughtful and honest. You can find most of the featured goods on Ebates in the health and beauty category.
  • Tech: Apple Insider, MacRumors. If, to you, juicy gossip involves cool new widgets rather than the first ever photos of Suri Cruise, these sites are right up your alley. Of course, these are mainly for the Mac users out there, but the rumors are juicy enough to appeal to even the most die-hard PC user.
  • CatsterPets: Dogster and Catster. Ever worry that others will think you're weird for talking 'for your cat'? Not on these sites! They've got great forums for everything from health care to pet fashion! Speaking of...have you been to the Ebates Pet Stores page?
     
  • Just for Fun: Dooce, Perez Hilton, The Superficial. If you haven't read the Dooce background story, she was "Dooced" (fired for writing about work on her blog) from a certain big-name web startup whose name she won't reveal. Since then, she has become a stay at home mom and one of the most popular bloggers in the blogosphere. Perez Hilton and The Superficial are both pure guilty pleasure celebrity gossip blogs- why pay for US Weekly when you can get fresh juicy gossip every day for free?


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September 5, 2006

TargetdoublecashbackI know I've said it before, but I love Target! No longer a tawdry den of puffy-painted abominations, Target  has revamped their image and offers affordable and stylish wares to  impress even the most discerning discount shopper.

There's no better time  to buy; today is Double Cash Back Tuesday at Ebates! When you buy from Target.com, you'll get 8% Cash Back!

If you want to save cash but stock up on unique, exotic home furnishings, then  Target's Global Bazaar is a great option, especially if you're a Pier One or Cost Plus World Market shopper (neither has a Cash Back program). They've got cool pieces inspired by distant locales from South Asia to Eastern Europe, and you don't have to risk a case of Delhi Belly to get them!

They've got a cute new line of women's apparel called "Paul and Joe" which features french-inspired fashions geared toward younger women. If you're not sure you can pull off the green houndstooth miniskirts, then check out the ever-popular line by Isaac Mizrahi!

To top it all off, Target is offering free shipping for a limited time on all bed and bath items and on women's apparel if you spend $50 or more!



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August 24, 2006

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There are lots of reasons to like American Eagle Outfitters. Not only are they a merchant catering to the under-30 crowd who actually clothe their models (unlike a certain competitor), they recognize that people come in a whole rainbow of colors and choose their models based on this revolutionary notion ( unlike...well, you know the rest)! Who knew that Western European ancestry isn't a pre-req for wearing polo shirts and trendy layering tops?

Off the soapbox, American Eagle is doing Free Shipping on orders of $100 or more! There's nothing better than jeans and a comfy sweater for sitting in class, so why not get 'em from American Eagle?

This deal will last until August 27th, so head on over and get those last minute basics for back-to-school. Just use discount code 78965027 at checkout.



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August 21, 2006

This is one of the best back-to-school deals I've seen so far! Best Buy has put together a Dorm Room Package that includes a mini-fridge, television and discount dorm suppliesmicrowave for $199!

This deal is so popular that it's backordered for a week or two.

Here's the low down on the goods:

  • Avanti 1.7 Cu. Ft. Compact Thermoelectric Refrigerator:  This cute little fridge holds just enough to keep your room stocked  with cool drinks, and is big enough to hold a 2-liter bottle of of  Jarritos. Or Sprite. Because that's what you drink in college.
  • Insignia 20" Flat Tube TV: So, technically it's not a flat screen TV, it's a flat tube TV...  but the screen just looks flat. Best Buy describes it this way: "Flat  picture tube produces vivid images without the glare and picture  distortion common with curved picture tubes." Whatever you want to call  it, it's a pretty darn slick looking TV for the price.
  • Proctor Silex .6 Cu. Ft. Compact Microwave:  Just think- with a microwave in your dorm, you can practically bury  yourself in mountains of Easy Mac! They don't tell you this in high  school, but that's what college really is all about: creamy, delicious  Easy Mac. Ramen is so '90's.


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August 18, 2006

discount booko...  you've bought some new clothes, a backpack, and you've got your  highlighters all ready to go, but where are your books for your lit  class? Barnes & Noble is marking down their Classics  50% off! Lots of them are around $2.47, and that's before Cash Back from Ebates!

Why not buy your books with a friend? If you spend $25 or more, you get free shipping!

How  often can you buy brand new books for this cheap? It's a lot better  than chipping dried chocolate off your student store used copy of "Madame Bovary".


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August 17, 2006

On TLC they do "A Wedding Story" and "A Baby Story". Here at Ebates, we're doing the first ever "A Big Fat Check Story".

So stock up on Kleenex, and grab some Bon Bons. You already know the part about the Big Fat Check arriving in your mailbox- now watch what happens on our end!

The check printer sits, innocently enough.

Then they print- thousands upon thousands.

Then, we get a ton of crates
from USPS.

The crates are filled with your Big Fat Checks. (we have to hire people to do this. It takes days and days!)

The checks wait patiently to be picked up...

Finally, a person from USPS arrives to haul away the Big Fat Checks. It takes several of
these loads!

*taps fingers*

This part takes a while.

Phew! That's a lot of Cash
Back!

Once they're all stacked, we can hardly see the postman.

Wait, there he is!

Then the van is loaded and
ready to go!

This was yesterday, so you should receive your Big Fat Check within a few days!

Like you grandfather always warned, "Don't spend it all in one place, now, ya hear?"



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August 16, 2006

According to Wikipedia, "'Flea season' is traditionally at the end of summer and in the early fall, but in warmer areas can last year  round." For anyone that has a carpet or knotty old wood floor, you know  how futile this battle can be! They lay their eggs in the carpet, bite  you when you're sleeping and drive your cat or dog into violent  scratching fits that make their legs go like this for hours! The little blood-suckers are more stubborn than Mariah Carey's backstage demands. There are myriad ways to keep your cat or dog flea and tick free, but how do you know which way is safest?

The East Bay SPCA says that "flea collars, powders and sprays are ineffective and are not recommended. DO NOT use anymedication or flea-killing agent not recommended by your veterinarian". In fact, on the insistence of the Environmental Protection Agency,  Hartz, a popular brand for flea and tick preventives, "has agreed to  cancel uses of several flea and tick products that may be associated  with a range of adverse reactions, including hair loss, salivation,  tremors, and numerous deaths in cats and kittens." It's comforting to  know that the EPA has steppedup on this issue. Hopefully Hartz will be able to develop non-toxic alternatives to their current line of flea and tick control products.

The widely reputed safe alternative to flea collars and drops is Advantage topical solution. Highly effective and veterinarian-recommended,  Advantage has become one of the most popular methods offlea control for  dogs and cats. The East Bay SPCA supports it, saying "Advantage works  best for fleas". This kind of effectiveness, however, doesn't come  cheap. If you buy Advantage from your veterinarian, you can end up  paying hundreds of dollars for a several-month supply (especially if  you have multiple cats or dogs)!

If you haven't visited the Pet Stores page at Ebates, take a moment to peruse the deals! You can find great  bargains on Advantage that will likely be a lot cheaper than the prices  offered by your vet. Most of these stores offer Cash Back through Ebates. Be sure to look at the coupons for each store to compare prices!:

These are the dogs and kitties of Ebates staffers- click on each one to see a different deal on Advantage!
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August 14, 2006

So what if I spent my entire weekend watching Queer as Folk? This is about poultry, people!

If  you're looking for a new pair of running shoes and you're hoping to do  a little more globe-trotting than marathoning, then why not get your  new kicks from Le discount running shoesCoq Sportif?  They're cooler than similar shoes from Puma or Gola, because no one  will know what brand of shoes you're wearing. Imagine how baffled  people will be when you lift up the leg of your Diesel jeans to reveal a proud and colorful rooster! You can say you picked them up in some quaint little boutique in Montmarte!

The best part is that this is one chicken the masses haven't devoured, so they are often on sale. Eastbay has a Pick Your Price sale right now, and you'll find lots of Le Coq Sportif sneakers for $29.