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Posted: February 9, 2017

Part of the ABC’s of Couponing Guide

How To Get Cash Back Shopping

What is Ebates?

Ebates is a FREE website which rewards you with CASH for clicking on their links to go to other shopping sites – you only get cash back if you make a purchase though!

How do you use Ebates?

Ebates is super easy to use! First sign up for Ebates. They often offer incentives for new sign ups.  For example, sometimes they offer a FREE $10 Gift Card.

To qualify for a referral bonus, a Member must refer a new Member who establishes his or her own Active Account and makes his or her own minimum qualifying purchases totaling at least twenty-five dollars ($25.00) within the first ninety (90) days of becoming a Member.  If you shop online, it’s easy to get the referral bonus.


You can always click on your name in the upper right to see a drop down menu with options and your pending cash back

How do you get paid with Ebates?

Simple, you can click on your name in the upper right and choose Account setting on the drop down menu.   You can choose a check or PayPal. I always choose PayPal.

payment type

How do you use Ebates to get cash back on purchases?

When you are shopping online and see something you want to buy, say from, you will head on over to Ebates and login. Then search for “walmart” and when it pulls up, click on “shop now.”  It will re-direct you to the Walmart page, where you can find the item you want to purchase and buy it on Walmart’s website.

Because you went to Walmart through Ebates, you will earn a certain % of your purchase back. The % that is earned varies depending on the online store you are purchasing items from, and can range from 1%-25%. Most cash back rewards are credited to your Ebates account within 48 hours of the purchase.

You can track your purchases by clicking on your name (upper right) and using the drop down menu to choose Cash Back Balance:


When you make a purchase via the Ebates link, Ebates gets a commission from the store(s). Instead of keeping that money, Ebates shares it with you in the form of a quarterly cash back payment.

Every 3 months, Ebates sends you a cash back payment (ore deposits money into your Paypal account) for purchases posted during the previous quarter based on the schedule below.  If you’ve earned less than $5.01 cash back, they’ll carry over your money to the next check.

Here’s some of my favorite stores to shop at Ebates at:

  • Old Navy/Gap: 2%
  • Disney: 3%
  • Kmart: 1%
  • Walgreens: 7%
  • Walmart: 1%
  • Sears: 1%
  • Toys R Us: 1%
  • Kohl’s: 3%
Posted: February 3, 2017

 How to useSavingStar is a eCoupon site.  They have manufacturer’s coupons. SavingStar offers are redeemable at more stores than ever!

1. Click the eCoupons you want to load them to your store loyalty card (See How to use Savingstar for a step by step guide)

2. Shop – use your loyalty card at checkout.  However, no coupons will come off your total.

3.  Your SavingStar account will grow with the coupons you used, and you will get to redeem them once you have saved over $5 in the form of gift cards, Paypal, or other payment forms!

Everything you want to know about Savingstar

What is SavingStar?

SavingStar is the smart and simple way to save on your groceries and online shopping. Grocery offers are fully digital with nothing to clip or print. SavingStar has over 7 million members and was founded in 2011.

How do I use SavingStar eCoupons?

SavingStar is a paperless way of saving with eCoupons that link to your existing grocery and drug store loyalty cards. Here’s how it works: after a one-time registration of your store cards, saving is quick and easy. Simply click the eCoupons you want on or our iPhone® or Android® apps and we’ll link your eCoupons to all of your registered store cards. When you use your card at checkout like you normally do, your savings are automatically added to your SavingStar account. (Note: your grocery bill will stay the same.) Once your savings reach $5, you can pick your payout from a deposit into your bank or PayPal account, an Amazon gift card, or a donation to American Forests.

What options are available as payouts from my SavingStar account and how do I get them?

When you accumulate $5 worth of savings you will be able to pick what type of payout you want. You can cash out to a bank account, PayPal account, Upromise account, Starbucks gift code, iTunes gift code, or AMC Theatres gift code. Payouts occur within 24-48 hours of being requested. Gift codes will be emailed to your SavingStar account email address. You can also donate your earnings to American Forests.

Does SavingStar offer iPhone® or Android® apps?

Yes! If you haven’t already done so, click here for iPhone® and here for Android® to download the apps. These apps allow you to choose eCoupons while on the go – including while you are shopping – and also help you remember which items to purchase to redeem your eCoupons.

Which stores participate in SavingStar?

Over 60,000 stores participate in SavingStar, representing over 100 retail chains. Click here to see a list of retailers. If your favorite store is not listed as a participating retailer, please let them know that you would like them to join SavingStar!

When do I need to activate a SavingStar offer?

In order to be guaranteed credit for a SavingStar offer or One or Many offer, they must be activated in your account before you make any purchases. For Receipt-Scan Stores, you may also activate the offer within the same day of that you make the purchase.

We recommend activating any offers in which you are interested as soon as possible. The brands who sponsor our offers sometimes limit number of activations per offer. Because of this, some popular offers may sell out quickly, and activating an offer will be sure that it’s available for you until it expires

How quickly do my savings post to my SavingStar account?

All savings will be posted to your SavingStar account within 2-22 days, allowing you to track exactly how much you’ve saved over time. We’ll also send you an email to alert you when your savings post.

How often are new offers available?

Every first of the month they have new offers, and they typically have new offers on Thursdays and Sundays, although new deals may become available at any time. They also post a new Healthy Offer of the Week each Tuesday.

My store is participating, but it doesn’t have a store loyalty card. How do I save at my store?

See my post on How to Use Savingstar

I’m a member of Upromise and see that its Grocery offers are powered by SavingStar. Can I participate in both Upromise and SavingStar?

Yes. SavingStar provides the grocery offers for the Upromise service. You may register for both the Upromise and SavingStar, including registering your same store loyalty cards in each service. However, you may only activate a particular offer in one service during a single promotion period. In the future, you’ll see SavingStar powering other rewards services as well.

Posted: August 16, 2011

Hurry to get this CVS Gift Card from Saveology!

$6 For A $10 CVS® Gift Card — Exclusively For You! That’s 40% off! This probably will only work for new saveology members.

After you login, share a Saveology daily deal via email, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or other social networking sites.  It will give you a unique link.  If 2 friends buy the deal, you earn $10 saveology credits!

Please note: I allow you to post your daily deal site referral links in the comments section of my site but not on my facebook page because that gets too cluttered/annoying.

Feel free to post your links below and get referral credits! If just 2 people click you link, that will make this deal free for you as well!

Posted: August 12, 2011

RUN and print the  new $3/1 Huggies printable coupon on the HEB site– it’s a manufacturer’s coupon that should be usuable tomorrow, Sat. Aug. 13th at the Toys R Us Huggies Sale I was telling you about earlier!

Also, remember you can price match at Walmart!

And don’t forget, starting 8/14 at CVS:

Buy Huggies at CVS for $8.99
Use the $3/1 Huggies Little Movers Slip-on Diapers, exp. 9/10/11 (SS 08/14/11) or the printable
Stack with $2 CVS coupon from their website
Final Price= $3.99.
*AND this goes toward your gas gift card total!

So, this 4 times and you qualify for the Buy $30 Get $10 Gas Card Deal.

Pay: $3.99 x 4 = $15.96 out of pocket
Get a $10 Gas Card
Final Price= $1.49 each after coupons & gas card

Thanks, My Frugal Adventures & Living Rich with Coupons

Posted: August 10, 2011

If you haven’t signed up to get emails from Groupon you are missing out! They send you one email that has the deal of the day for your local city.   These are 50% off or more for local restaurants, attractions and family events!    It’s a great way to see your own city on the cheap.

Giveaway Winner:

Wow you guys have been commenting like crazy!   Keep in mine that 🙂 and other non-related comments may be deleted before the final announcement of the grand prize winner tonight!

Anyways, Contest Burner has randomly selected a winner for the Groupon Giveaway:

Misst9999 (gowerfamilyof4@…com)

Groupon provided the gift card, but all words and opinions are my own.

Posted: August 10, 2011

We had so much fun at the conference. We hung out with each other, met a bunch of awesome brands, and had a chance to just cut loose and have a great time. We wanted to give you a taste of the fun we had by making up a FUN and EXCITING giveaway.

20 readers are going to win envelopes with $30 worth of high value and/or free coupons + one envelope is going to contain a $25 gift card to a store of your choice! You definitely want to win this one. All you need to do is fill out your info in the Google Doc spreadsheet. If you happen to be one of the listed numbers (each entry on the Google document is numbered), you will win an envelope of coupons! You won’t know if you won until the winners are announced, but good luck!

(We will be verifying that the winners did not fill out this form more than once. All duplicate entries will be scrubbed.)

1, 99, 175, 290, 333, 478, 589, 611, 777, 845, 999, 1087, 1132, 1232, 1333, 1417, 1555, 1632, 1701, and the last person to post before the giveaway closes.

The same form is being posted on all 5 participating blogs (all entries are gathered onto one document), so you only need to enter this giveaway once.

The giveaway will run through August 11, 2011 at 11:59 pm EST. The winners will be selected randomly and will be posted Aug. 13th 1:00pm PST after the close of the contest. SUPER AWESOME: On all fill out a form contests, prize will be mailed to you automatically, you don’t even have to claim your prize! On comment based entries, you will need to check back to see if you won. Must be 18+ to enter. This promotion is sponsored by The Consumer Queen, Couponing to Disney, Cuckoo for Coupon Deals, SwagGrabber and The Sassy Saver and all thoughts and opinions are our own.

Posted: August 10, 2011

Subway Gift Card

Hurry over to Saveology to pay a $6.50 For A $10 Subway Gift Card! This is for first-time Saveology customers only.

Don’t forget when you go out to each to checkout my huge restaurant coupon database!

Fine Print: Valid for first-time buyers only. Limit 1 per person, per household, per credit card. Deal is good for 1 genuine SUBWAY Gift Card that will be mailed to your address once redeemed. Offer cannot be redeemed until the next business day after purchase at 10 AM EST. Although this gift card NEVER expires, this offer must be redeemed within 60 days from date of purchase. Gift Card will be shipped via standard shipping to address provided on redemption site. No worries, there are no shipping charges to you and no hidden fees of any kind. Step by step redemption instructions will be on your voucher. This SUBWAY® Card may only be used for purchases at participating SUBWAY® restaurants.

Posted: August 10, 2011

LivingSocial Deal: (select Boston MA as your city, but it’s a nationwide deal everyone can score!) Today you can score a $60 voucher to Land’s End Canvas for just $30! I didn’t post this before because I thought is was yet another canvas deal, lol but apparently their “canvas” store is really just Land’s, their online store that happens to have clothes super cheap right now before you even use this discount code!   All swimwear is on super huge clearance for women’s, boys and girls!

Plus I found many sales, like the shirt above for $4.97 before the gift card is even applied!

SCORE: May be applied toward shipping & tax & sale / clearance items!

Posted: August 9, 2011

The person with the most entries wins:   All that swag from BlogHer above   (winner chosen by having the most entries)

The person with the second most entries wins: $30 in Free Product Coupons

The person with the third most entries wins: $30 in Free Product Coupons

Regardless of # of entries, all others are still eligible to win: $25 in Groupon Bucks! (winner chosen at random)

To enter: enter your email in the box below to subscribe to my email list. 

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Watch my video on how to use Contest Burner to get extra entries in giveaways!

  • Get 5 extra entries for commenting on any post on my site: Leave a comment on any post on my site, just enter your “contest username” in the box underneath the comment box to get an extra entry! You can do this as many times as you want all day the giveaway is going on! Please post relevant comments to the post you are commenting on; 🙂 and other none relevant comments will be deleted.
  • View how many entries you have in the giveaway!

***Entry form won’t appear in rss feeds – you must visit the site to enter.

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored in part by Groupon. The rest is sponsored by Cuckoo for Coupon Deals. All thoughts and opinions are my own. One day only, 10:30pm MST Aug. 9th until 10:30pm MST Aug. 10th.

Posted: August 9, 2011

CVS gift card deal: $5 for $10 card will sell out asap! Type in zip code 53202 to get it to pull up. Or Milwaukee.

Gift Card does NOT Expire. Limit 1 per person. eGiftCard valid at all CVS/pharmacy stores nationwide. Not Valid at Not Available for Resale. Offered by iCardGiftCard, LLC.

Thanks, Rose Knows Coupons!

Please note: I allow you to post your daily deal site referral links in the comments section of my site but not on my facebook page because that gets too cluttered.

Feel free to post your links below and get referral credits!

Posted: August 9, 2011

TODAY ONLY: Tuesday, Aug. 9, pay $25 for a $50 at gift card (valid online only). There are limited quantities, and this deal won’t last long. has some great back to school sales too!  I will be on the lookout for killer deals to pair this with.  Let me know what you score!

Posted: August 8, 2011

What are you waiting for??? If you are using Google or any other search engine you are losing money.  Just use Swagbucks search engine for all your searches and get paid in SWAGBUCKS!  So right now is the best time to sign up for swagbucks – because you can get 50 free swags + the regular 30 with code AUGUSTBONUS


I love swagbucks! It’s like they are the lottery and they “loosen their slots” on Fridays. Basically, how Swag Bucks works is you use them for your search engine. They are powered by Google and Sometimes when you search, you randomly will get a message “You’ve Won 7 Swagbucks” or some other amount. Sign up for Swagbucks here.

It takes 450 swags to get a $5 gift card – my brother is a typical guy doing searches for college, and gets 1 $5 gift card per month.  I get much more than that, since you can refer people and get points for referring people.  So refer your friends too!

MORE Ways to earn swags then just doing your regular daily seraches – thanks to FreeFlys:

Online polls: Don’t forget you can get a Swagbuck every day at online polls. These are one-click easy polls to take.

Share Your Birthday: Enter your birthday and get 50 free swag bucks on your birthday!

Trading in Cell Phones and Video Games: You can earn Swag Bucks for each phone you trade-in up to 3,000 Swag Bucks per phone; there is no limit to how many phones you can recycle.

Finding Swag Codes Sometimes swag codes are released on their Twitter, Facebook, or blog, and I can’t tell you the codes or they’d close my account, but I CAN notify you when they’re released so you can find the code yourself!

Inviting your friends to join For every Swag Buck they win searching the web, you’ll win the same amount! Win up to 1,000 Swag Bucks per referral!

Playing Games Play games for free and you will randomly earn from 1-5 Swag Bucks or you can also buy into tournaments where you risk a small amount of Swag Bucks for the chance to earn a large amount.

Watching videos I haven’t had good luck with this method.

Sending in prize photos and videos 10 Swag Bucks for a photo of you with your prize, 20 swags for a video of you opening your prize! Upload the video to and send the url link of your video to to claim your swags.

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