I meant to get this posted before Black Friday to help with holiday shopping, but with the holidays and everything it kinda fell to the wayside. BUT I still want to share this info with you on some ways you can take advantage of some great deals and earn cash back on your purchases– holiday, wedding, or otherwise! As you know, I'm a long time fan of the sites RetailMeNot and Ebates. Ladies, I have to tell you- if you're not visiting these websites before EVERY purchase you make online, you are missing out on MAJOR savings and even cash back!
Lesson 1: Ebates
Ebates is a site that lets you earn CASH BACK on your online purchases from 100s of the most popular online retailers and gives you referral bonuses when your friends use Ebates. Since joining in 2008, I have made over $800 in cash back and referrals! It's not that I spend a ridiculous amount of money shopping online- I am just purposeful when I do. I have most of my favorite stores memorized by now, but I always log in to my account at Ebates before going elsewhere to make any purchases. Some of the more surprising but cool Ebates affiliates are: iTunes, Southwest Airlines, Apple, Enterprise Rent-a-car, and AT&T. Alot of the stores you shop in all the time are also on Ebates, such as Kohl's, Target, Old Navy, Macy's, Victoria's Secret, Crate & Barrel, Kate Spade and more.
Ebates offers cash for qualified referrals as well- so invite your friends and earn referral bonuses! All you have to do to be a qualified referral is sign up via someone's referral link and make a purchase using Ebates of $25 or more! With so many people shopping online this holiday season, I'm sure each of you could get some extra cash by referring your family and friends to Ebates!
TODAY ONLY, for Cyber Monday, you can get DOUBLE cash back at many stores, so definitely check it out if you're planning on doing some online shopping today.
One of my favorite gifts to give is a magazine subscription– it's the gift that keeps on giving all year round! With Ebates, you can get 52% cash back on any purchase from Magazines.com! They have great deals on your favorite subscriptions like ESPN Magazine (my hubby's fave) and Real Simple (my fave) and many more. It's like getting 52% off your purchase.
Lesson 2: RetailMeNot
RetailMeNot.com has been a close friend of mine for nearly 5 years! I never make an online purchase without visiting RetailMeNot first. The fabulous sponsor of my media tour is the home of 1000s of coupon codes for your favorite retailers. You can find discounts off your purchase, free gift with purchase coupons, coupons for free shipping– and some retailers actually let you stack your coupon codes- meaning to use more than one code on a purchase. One of the stores that allows you to stack coupons is Kohls.com! Not all stores allow this but I always recommend trying it out just in case because it can't hurt!
Practical Application Example:
I was a little behind in getting our Christmas cards together this year. I try to get them done and ordered before Thanksgiving so I have plenty of time to address the envelopes. With everything that happened with my family over the holidays this got pushed back a bit. So I was scrambling- I put together a design and went to my favorite budget-friendly printing site: Overnightprints.com. I've been using their site for years for postcards, greeting cards, etc. I absolutely love their products and I love that Retailmenot.com ALWAYS has coupon codes for this site– with coupons between 30-50% off and free shipping- you can always get a great deal with OvernightPrints. Then it dawned on me that I'd never checked Ebates for the site, and I was pleasantly surprised that it was! So not only did I save 30% off my purchase from the site, I also earned 10% cash back with Ebates! Shopping online has turned into a fun game for me to figure out how to get what I want for less!
MagnetStreet is offering 26% off on all of their fabulous wedding stationery during their Cyber Monday Sale! This includes save-the-date magnets, wedding programs, favors, and more! To claim your discount, just enter the coupon code “WCYBERBLOG” at checkout! Hurry, sale ends at midnight, 11/26!
Our friend Debi Sementelli has released her newest font, Dom Loves Mary. It is a gorgeous calligraphy typeface full of flourishes and swashes, perfect for giving your wedding invitations that custom look. Get 40% off your purchase of Dom Loves Mary with the code bloglove now through November 30.
Hope this helps you all get gifts for everyone on your lists for less this year! 🙂