This post was sponsored by Ebates as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. #CashBackToSchool #IC
Shopping for back-to-school supplies with four kids in tow is not at the top of my How To Have Fun List. I try to shop online as much as possible to avoid having to drag everyone from store-to-store begging them to try on clothes and shoes. An added bonus is that I don’t have to wait in any long checkout lines.
I can make the most of my back-to-school shopping budget when I shop through Ebates. I can even wear my pajamas while I shop! It’s easy to find Ebates coupons and deals at my favorite stores. Plus, with Ebates, I earn Cash Back on all the stuff I needed to buy anyway.
Do you like to save money? Do you want to earn cash back? You have got to give Ebates a try. You’ll end up loving it as much as I do.
How To Join Ebates for Free and Start Earning Cash Back
1. Visit Ebates and sign up for free with your e-mail address. Your first qualified purchase earns a $10 Bonus!
2. When you’re ready to shop, go to Ebates.com and look for the store you want to buy from. It’s easy – there’s a Search Bar and store listings.
3. Click the“Shop Now” button next to the store you want to visit.
4. A tracking ticket gets created for you and you are automatically transferred to the online store. Shop and check out as usual.
5. After you have completed your purchase, Ebates automatically credits your account with the correct amount of cash.
Screenshot of an Ebates tracking ticket for shopping at Kohl’s (it appears for only a few moments while you transfer to the Kohl’s website):
My personal favorite way to use Ebates is to visit Ebates before I shop online and go to the stores I want. I’m also a big fan of the free Ebates app (ebates.com/mobile).
Other great ways to take advantage of Ebates:
- Install the Ebates Cash Back Button (ebates.com/button) so you never miss a Cash Back
- Link your credit or debit card for In Store Cash Back (ebates.com/in-store-cash-back.htm)
- Share your Ebates Referral Link – Tell your friends to sign up at Ebates and earn rewards for yourself!
Sign up for your free Ebates account through
Ebates offers coupons and cash back from over 2,000 online retailers including Staples, Macy’s, Kohl’s, and many more. Some of my favorite back-to-school shopping destinations are Kohl’s, Land’s End, Famous Footwear and Walmart.
Last week, I scored big time on my back-to-school shopping, thanks to Ebates. If I had gone to the Land’s End website without going through Ebates, I NEVER would have seen the coupon code to save 50% on Land’s End backpacks, plus get free monogram, embroidery and shipping. Without Ebates, my purchase would have cost me $63.93. Thanks to Ebates, I paid $20.72.
Sounds too good to be true? It’s not. Take a look at my order receipt ($20.72 total) with the savings, compared to the exact same order ($63.93 total) without promotional savings:
Plus, I earned 12% Cash Back from Ebates on my Land’s End purchase. It may not sound like a lot of money, but trust me, Cash Back can add up quickly. I can easily keep tabs on my purchases, including my Cash Back Balance, from my Ebates account dashboard.
I took advantage of Ebates’ Famous Footwear coupon code (Buy One Get One 50% Off + 15% Off with 3% Cash Back) to buy new sneakers for my 2 youngest boys. They are always outgrowing and wearing out their shoes – so I really like when I can take advantage of the deals on shoes. My total discount on this order was $34.12, plus I got free shipping to home.
Got a student in band or orchestra? I was able to buy my son’s school supplies for band through Ebates! This was a first for me – I’m glad to know that Ebates partners with stores like Musician’s Friend. Their online price was competitive with local music stores, plus I earned 4% cash back on my purchase.
We have also got several clothing shipments coming to us from Kohl’s. I sat down with my older kids and let them show me what to order. The receipt was too long to show the entire list of what we ended up getting, but as you can see, it involves a lot of Nike gear (it was on sale!)
I love how Kohl’s let you stack coupon codes. As you can see on my receipt, I ended up saving $59.75 on entire order with my coupon codes, getting free shipping to home, earning $20 Kohl’s Cash, PLUS I earned 6% Cash Back for shopping through Ebates.
I am on a Back-To-School Shopping roll! There are even more deals to be had during Ebates Back-To-School Promotional Periods.
Take advantage of these Ebates Back-To-School Promotions:
Back to Campus: August 9 – 22 – Preparing to head Back to Campus starts at Ebates with great savings on everything a student needs. Start the school year off right with great savings on clothing, laptops, shoes and other Back to Campus supplies. Get deals on the perfect bedding, dorm décor, small appliances and gadgets. Plus, score deals on coffee makers, vacuums, lamps, organizational items and more. Current stores participating include Macy’s, Sephora, Nike & LivingSocial.
Triple Cash Back: August 23 – 29 – This awesome promo period features about 50 stores offering Triple Cash Back. Stores may include Drugstore.com, Beauty.com, Kiehl’s, Ashfard, Carter’s, Osh Kosh B’Gosh.
Did somebody say TRIPLE CASH BACK?!?! I am so there (as in, I am so there in my pajamas, shopping from my computer!) I have shopped through Ebates for a couple years now and gotten hundreds of dollars in Cash Back so far. I love to get cash back on things I need to purchase for back-to-school anyway. What’s the best back-to-school deal you have gotten through Ebates?
Other helpful shopping tips for Ebates users:
- Stack coupon codes. Many (not all) stores allow you to stack Ebates coupon codes with other online coupon codes at checkout. It’s totally worth a try – it almost always works for me and I save even more money.
- Avoid shipping costs by picking up in stores. You get all the benefits of online shopping, without paying for shipping.
- Shop stores that offer free shipping both ways and/or allow in-store returns (that way you don’t have to pay a return shipping fee if the item you ordered doesn’t work for you.)
With Ebates, you can earn Cash Back on everything you need to buy, including:
- Back To School Clothes and Shoes
- School Uniforms
- Backpacks and Lunchboxes
- Computers, Tablets and Printers
- Band Instruments
- College Dorm Essentials
- Classroom School Supplies
Enter to win the Back to School Giveaway!
Three random winners will be chosen from all entries. No purchase necessary to win, just a valid Ebates account. Winners chosen at random. Giveaway begins August 1, 2016 at 12:00am PDT and ends August 31, 2016 at 11:59pm PDT.
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