Hard to believe that we are all knee-deep in holiday shopping at this point… or at least I am. I try to be pretty organized and get it done as fast as possible to enjoy the last few weeks before Christmas stress free. With that said, I wanted to share my biggest shopping trick so you can do the same. Having those weeks with my family without the stress of running around to stores or having to hunt down deals is priceless. I want that for you too!
My Biggest Shopping Trick
For a few years I had heard of Ebates and just never really looked into it much. About a year and a half about I finally bit the bullet and signed up, installed the plugin to my browser, and then downloaded the app. I figured, OK let’s see what this Ebates thing people tell me about is all about! You guys. WHAT WAS I WAITING FOR! I am someone who does 95% of my shopping online. I hate malls, I hate crowds, I hate lines. On Black Friday I would much rather cuddle up and watch Christmas movies with my boys than leave my house at 4AM to go shopping to make sure I can get the same deals you can get online.
When I signed up for Ebates in May 2017 (just about a year and a half ago) I used a friends sign up-which is the best way to do it. That way she got a credit and I got a $10 credit before I even started shopping! I had $10 just in my account ready to send back to me! It was a win for both of us! Once I signed up I could not believe how many of the stores I was shopping at had cash back options! So take Lululemon for example. If there is 5% cash back and I spend $200 I get $10 right away! Then it just banks in my Ebates account till cash out time AKA big fat checks! Then I headed to Ulta and again cash back options. So all the things I normally buy: clothes for myself and Liam, toys for him, diapers, photo prints from Walgreens, groceries, makeup, you name it I get cash back. So you are probably thinking to yourself: “HOLD ON! Why am I not signed up and earning cash back too!?” Well you easily can and I am going to give you a crash course on how to sign up in the next 2 minutes and earn cash back!
First go to ebates.com. Hit sign up or just click my referral link right here (you can do me a solid like that) and that way we BOTH get a credit! The sign up takes less than a minute. Then it shows you exactly how to install it into your browser. It will look like this:
(You can also see a little of my recent history shopping for holiday gifts)
Then every time you go to a website like: Nordstrom Rack, Lululemon, Amazon, Ulta, Target and more the cash back you can earn pops right up! You just click through links found on Ebates and then shop on the stores’ websites like you normally would. You literally get money back for the shopping that you were already going to do.
Here is a cool example from Amazon about the different cash back categories!
It almost makes me mad that I wasn’t doing this all along and I don’t want that for you! I have earned over $250 in a year and a half. It really adds up. With that $250 it completely takes care of Liam’s Christmas gifts or could take care of an electric bill, car payment, etc. You could even have a deal with yourself that with that money back it will be what you treat yourself with! If you are already shopping, why not earn part of that money back!
Right now if you sign up for Ebates you can double dip on savings this holiday shopping season (Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and get a $10 Welcome Bonus). So you’re saving money on all these holiday sales AND getting cash back! Also if you happen to be shopping in stores, use your app and see what in store cash back deals you can get as well!
I really hope you sign up and start enjoying the perks and benefits of Ebates RIGHT NOW, AKA my biggest shopping trick!
Lucky for you guys Ebates is sponsoring a $250 giveaway! So you can jump start your holiday shopping or just treat yourself! Use the Gleam widget below! Mandatory entry is you MUST sign up for Ebates using this link to be considered!
Thank you Ebates for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.