Saving Cash with Ebates

Ebates is having some special deals going on right now in order to celebrate their 12th birthday. Yeah, you read that correctly – 12. Very few things on the internet have survived for 12 years and continue to grow strongly. For some of my teenage readers, that means Ebates has been around since before you were allowed to use the internet unsupervised! Okay, making myself feel old. Back to the important part – saving some cash with Ebates! Ebates has partnered with several of their most popular retailers to offer 12% cash back in honor of their 12th birthday! You can see the entire list of retailers offering this here, but these are the ones I’m most excited about:, The Body Shop, The Container Store (great for makeup storage!),, DSW, Endless, Old Navy, Philosophy, Petco (for my babies!), Sephora, and Stila. 

What is Ebates & How Do I Use It?
Ebates is a great way to save money on online purchasing because for every purchase through one of their thousands of retailers, you get a % cash back just for clicking their link to the retailer. No scams, no hidden catches, just straight cash homies! If you aren’t a member yet you really ought to be (click here to sign up)! I’ve been a member of Ebates since 2007, and my mom is a member too.

So how do you use it? It’s super easy. Once you’re a member, any time you want to do some online shopping go to, log in, and search for the retailer you’re looking to buy from. Ebates has all the latest coupons for that retailer, and a link to shop that store. Click that link. Ebates will open a “tracking ticket”, which is just some information for their system that shows you clicked the link. These tickets are important, because if for some reason something happens and you don’t get the correct cash back, your ticket # is your reference # when contacting customer service. Once the tracking ticket opens, you are redirected to the retailer, and you shop as normal. Within a few days after placing your order, your Ebates account will show new cash back in your account. It’s that simple.

Introducing the Savvy Living Community

Okay, show of “hands” for those who like saving money on their beauty purchases? Yeah, that’s what I thought. Me too. That’s why when I was invited to be a Community Leader for the new Savvy Living Community, I knew it would be a great fit.

What is the Savvy Living Community? 
The SLC is powdered by The Blog Frog, a site where bloggers can get together and form communities. The Savvy Living Community in particular is sponsored by our favorite money-saving site, Ebates. The two have joined forces to bring you a community for shoppers to get together and chat about whatever we want – recipes, fashion, or even couponing, an artform I’m fascinated (and bewildered) by! So whether you want to meet other savvy shoppers, interact with influential bloggers, or just catch up on the latest cash back savings from Ebates, the Savvy Living Community is the place to be!

But that’s not all!

To kick off the launch of the Savvy Living Community, we’re having a live chat kick-off event this Thursday, May 5th from 8-9 pm EST. There will be over $1500 in prizes given away, including door prizes for those who RSVP! Go check it out!!!