Shopping Tool: Ebates.com

By Unknown - November 16, 2014

As hard as it is to believe, it's almost time for the madness that is holiday shopping. Personally, I find the crowds of Black Friday to be way more trouble than the savings are worth and I prefer to shop the remnants of the sales on Saturday or wait until Cyber Monday (you really can't beat shopping in your pjs).

For those of you who are also big on online shopping I want to share one of my favorite tools for saving even more money online! I learned about Ebates a few years ago and I've been using it ever since. Basically, Ebates is a website that you join and it offers you cash back ranging from 1-10% (usually) on your online purchases! It's so easy to use, you simply sign up for free, search the store you are looking to shop at, say Bloomingdale's, and it takes you to their page where you hit "Shop Now". You're then brought to the Bloomingdale's home page where you just make your purchase as usual. Ebates then tracks the purchase, applies the given percentage, and notifies you of your savings! They then send you a check of your savings every three months. It seriously couldn't be easier.

On top of all this, Ebates also keeps track of the offers and coupon codes at each store so you can get even more of a discount on your purchase. And, sometimes, like at Bloomingdale's right now, Ebates users get special coupon codes or offers that regular customers don't get! It's seriously a win-win if you ask me.

And, to make things even easier, I installed the Ebates widget on Safari, so whenever I go to a store's website, I can activate my cash back without having to go through the Ebates' site. It's so convenient and the savings really add up! I just got a check for $14.85 and I have another check that's already at $10.26. In fact, to date I've saved almost $70 from using Ebates.

I seriously have yet to find a negative aspect of Ebates and all of the checks make me feel slightly better about my online shopping problem ;)

I'd highly suggest you all sign up before you start all of your holiday shopping, you'll be shocked at how much you save! And maybe you can even buy yourself a present with all of the savings... I know I will. To sign up click here.


Happy Shopping!

xox,

Joanna




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