Ebates Double Cash Back Deals, Sales & Merchant Discounts

by Silicon Valley Blogger on 2011-06-3020

Ebates is a great shopping portal which is designed to give you cash back when you make purchases through their site. I’d like to track the latest offers they have on this page. It changes up quite a bit, so I intend to have this page capture the different deals they’ve got going on over time.

Active Ebates Double Cash Back Merchant Discounts

During certain occasions, Ebates increases cash rebates for certain retail partners they have — usually during holidays and events throughout the year. Right now, Ebates has an ongoing “Stars & Stripes” sale, in honor of Independence Day, July 4. Here are some of the featured merchants they have who are offering twice the amount of cash back that they normally give.

ebates double cash back deals and discounts
  • HP Home Coupons from 3% to 5% cash back
  • Lands End & Saks Fifth Avenue from 3% to 6%
  • Entertainment.com Coupons from 17.5% to 35%
  • Snapfish Coupons from 8% to 16.5%
  • Sears & Kmart from 2% to 4%
  • Borders from 4% to 8%
  • Kodak Gallery from 7.5% to 15%
Become an Ebates member to enjoy these savings.
Ebates Double Cash Back Deals

Expired Ebates Offers

I’ve archived some of the past sales that Ebates has held.

During Valentine’s Day, Ebates has offered double cash back through some select online gift stores. Note that for even MORE savings, you can apply online store coupons (provided by Ebates) to your purchases you make at this site, that are already subject to cash back. Thus, you get the stated cash back PLUS the discounts you get through the use of coupons. This is always true, regardless of which special sales events they hold.

These were the Valentine’s Day Cash Back Sites that were in effect in the past (and which are no longer active at this time):

valentine's day gift ideas, ebates, cash back rewards

Ebates Stores With Double Cash Back For Valentine’s Day

Here were the select stores at Ebates that offered these extra bonuses:

  • Teleflora: Was 6% cash back, now 13% cash back for flowers
  • ProFlowers: Was 10% cash back, now 13% cash back for flowers
  • Gourmet Gift Baskets: Was 5% cash back, now 7% cash back
  • Crabtree and Evelyn: Was 6% cash back, now 12% cash back
  • Red Envelope: Was 6% cash back, now 12% cash back

Remember that you can always apply online store coupons and discount codes on top of these cash back rewards. If you want to know how Ebates functions, check out more details in our Ebates review.

Shopping At Ebates For Those On A Flexible Budget

If you’re shopping for gifts, Ebates is a great destination given that they’re an online retail hub. I checked out other etailers at the Ebates portal, to see what kind of gift suggestions they have. Note that some of these gifts may be on the pricier side. I wouldn’t suggest committing your credit card to any of these unless you’ve got the budget to back it up. I’d use these ideas as inspiration for something more affordable if the prices are a stretch (even with the discounts). Here’s a sampling of what you can get from gift merchants at Ebates:

  • In the quest for better health, my spouse, a big fan of beef, has eaten far more veggies and skinless chicken in the last year than he’d like to admit. As a little treat for the steak lovers in your life, check out the great deals offered by Omaha Steaks (Ebates: 2% cash back).
  • Does your fella seem a little lost in the weeks following the Super Bowl? You might want to check out NFLshop.com (Ebates: 6% cash back) to pick up a team jersey and take an extra 15% off your entire order.
  • If you’ve got the budget for it and diamonds are something you’ve been mulling over for your significant other (there are still a few of you out there going this route, maybe?), check out Ice.com (Ebates: 4% cash back) to pick up some sparklers with her name on them. Use coupon codes as well, to save an extra 20% and score free shipping.
  • Most ladies I know love pretty underthings. Visit Victoria’s Secret (2% cash back) for a fantastic selection of lovely lingerie that both she AND he can appreciate. Note to the guys: If you aren’t sure of sizes, don’t even bother trying.
  • If, like me, you’re shopping for a single female friend, visit RedEnvelope.com (Ebates: 6% cash back) for a great selection of cute, thoughtful gifts such as a luck toggle bracelet or a pretty embellished purse mirror.

These are just some examples of what you can find at Ebates. So while I like Amazon.com, I also do some shopping at Ebates.com and other online sites to compare the prices.

Created February 6, 2009. Updated June 30, 2011. Copyright © 2011 The Digerati Life. All Rights Reserved.

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Monevator February 7, 2009 at 6:18 am

At the risk of never meeting a lady in cyberspace again (should I become single some day!) I have to admit I’ve abandoned buying jewelry and clothing for my lovely girlfriend.

It’s pretty much impossible to get something right without asking, which for me takes away the fun.

Luckily she loves practical gifts like kitchenware and similar, so she’ll still do alright on February 14th. 🙂

Mini Laura February 8, 2009 at 1:05 am

Haha. Right. I get the worst gifts on valentine’s day. But then again, it’s the surprise that counts.

Kristy @ Master Your Card February 8, 2009 at 1:49 pm

I absolutely hate Valentine’s Day. While I can appreciate you going frugal here, I still think this is one of the most over-commercialized holidays in the U.S. I’d actually venture to say the world, but I don’t know about that. At any rate, why must we as a society spend tons of money on flowers that will be thrown away and chocolates that destroy the momentum of our new year goals, to show that we care for someone? That sort of thing should be shown daily without the expensive price tag to accompany it! I wonder if people in this country even know the story of how the holiday came to be!

I would much rather my significant other keep his money for something more productive and useful than wasting it on me for Valentine’s day. I am in the minority here, I realize that, but I just don’t understand the obsession with V-day. I guess for me, it comes down to showing your level of commitment to someone more than 1 day a year.

But, I love the post nonetheless. It has useful information, the V-day references notwithstanding.

Mini Laura February 8, 2009 at 3:48 pm

To be Frank, I missed my url above. Got lost in the V-Day memories lol

Ed: No you didn’t miss your url. I banned it since it’s not something we can allow on this site. Thanks!

fischer February 11, 2009 at 1:44 pm

I agree with Kristy. Valentine’s Day is already over-commercialized that its meaning is already overshadowed in this day and age. For me, everyday is Valentine’s Day. I have a wife whom I love to the bone. I help her in any way I can each day. I make life easier for her in whatever way I can. Plus, I tell her that I love her everyday. We can celebrate Valentine’s and make it meaningful without spending at all.

Silicon Valley Blogger February 11, 2009 at 5:13 pm

A small token doesn’t hurt. I keep trying to tell my husband we don’t need XYZ on Valentine’s Day, but there’s a little bit of that tradition he believes that we must uphold. I’m less traditional so I don’t mind skipping the gifts on any event!

So on this day, I usually get chocolate (I’m a chocoholic, ack) or flowers from our garden: tokens or gifts that are much more toned down than when we were still dating.

Typically, Valentine’s Day is more for people who are dating — maybe singles still out to impress their beloveds, still trying to put their best feet forward. When you get married, you can then negotiate how you want to spend the day! 🙂 Although I’m sure there are really money frugal and money savvy folks who negotiate their gifting practices regardless of their marital status…

John February 24, 2009 at 3:12 am

Hey, I love your ideas. I actually checked some out for my valentines day. In John Wants… I.L.! I write more about Valentine’s Day. I didn’t really get this stuff, since it’s only sometimes that John gets what John Wants.

John Wants... I.L.! February 24, 2009 at 3:14 am

Loved the tips and ideas!

Alex May 17, 2009 at 2:03 pm

From my point of view, flowers are romantic. It is the best gift for your girlfriend. You don’t need to buy an expensive gift.

GiftCardBlogger May 30, 2009 at 9:07 am

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Randy June 18, 2009 at 1:20 pm

i hate valentine day, i never know what to buy, and she will be mad if i don’t give her something. never planned it anyway.

Randy January 18, 2010 at 8:23 am

Good find. Even a 2% cash back means a lot at times like these. I hope they are offering more rebates this Valentine’s day, especially on the flowers. Might want to get them there for my valentine.

same day gifts london March 20, 2010 at 10:40 am

I never get anything for Valentine’s, but this year I got something really special, a message in a bottle from a long lost romance seas away!

Tammy@Hand Painted Wine Glasses May 20, 2010 at 9:09 am

I used to love valentine’s day. But I agree, it has become too over the top. Waiting for hours for a table if you want to eat out, jewelry or other gifts that you never use. Now my husband and I just stay home, watch a movie, and share a bottle of wine. That’s a lot more fun than fighting traffic.

Hampers June 15, 2010 at 11:08 pm

Forgive my ignorance but I don’t really know much about ebates… is this a popular thing?

Re: valentines day… an nice excuse for a special night out with your loved one but really, you could almost choke on the commercialism of it. Singles feel shit about it. Really, just be spontaneous and show your partner you love them in unique ways whenever the mood strikes, it means so much more…

WP Bonds June 22, 2010 at 12:39 pm

That is a great sounding store. I wish I had known about it this past February.

HPWGlass October 27, 2010 at 1:26 pm

I like the ebates idea but never used them. We celebrate the holidays a week early and it’s just as fun and less expensive…

Rosy November 9, 2010 at 2:12 am

Here’s a novelty gift: just like the Chia Pet, why not grow a TickleMe Plant? The TickleMe Plant is a house plant that MOVES when you Tickle It! The leaves instantly fold and even the branches droop when you Tickle IT! It is an interesting, interactive plant that you may find in some parts of the world. It is the only plant that seem to like affection. It even produces cotton candy like pink flowers. Do a search for the video of the plant and you may be interested in it as a unique gift.

What to do for valentines day February 6, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Ebates is the pioneer and leader of online Cash Back Shopping hands down. That said, I love valentines day and believe they have some great ideas for valentine’s day gifts.

Silicon Valley Blogger June 30, 2011 at 9:19 pm

It’s time for July 4th! Enjoy the fireworks and the grill! 🙂

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