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: August 11, 2011

Look at the deals Cuckoo shopper Jen saw at Walmart!  Ziploc just came out with new smart snap containers and they sure are a good price at Walmart!  Here’s what they do:

“When you use a Smart Snap™ container, all it takes is one press, and you can hear the lid securely close. The sound of these seals lets you know that air is out, freshness is in, and your food is protected. And when you save food, you save money.”

Ziploc Smart Snap containers, 3 & 4 pks, Selected Varieties, $2.12
Use $1.50/1 Ziploc containers, exp. 9/17/11 (SS 08/07/11)
OR use $1.50/2 Ziploc Brand containers (Recyclebank)
OR use $1.50/2 Ziploc containers, exp.  9/3/11 (SS07/24/11)
Final Price:  as low as $0.62!

Banquet Frozen Meals, Select Varieties, $0.88
Use $0.50/2 Banquet Meal Printable (enter this code: 63829897)
Final Price: $0.63

De Wafelbakkers Frozen Pancakes $3.18
Use $1/1 De Wafelbakkers printable coupon
Final Price= $2.18

Buy Filippo Berio 16.9 oz. $5.24 – Price Match CVS’s ad this week at $3.99
Use $1/1 Filippo Berio Olive Oil
Use $1/1 Filippo Berio Olive Oil
Final Price= $2.99

Snapps Frozen Appetizers $1.54
Use $1/2 – Snapps Frozen Appetizers Coupon
Final Price=$1.04 each

Kettle Potato Chips, $2.68
Use the $1/1 Kettle Chips Coupon try zip 90210
Final Price=$1.68

View more Walmart Deals

Posted: August 11, 2011

Do you Groupon?!?! It’s so fun to do a few clicks and save money on something you were going to buy anyways!

$2 for 5 Blockbuster Express DVDs (Gainesville-USA is the location, but it’s available to everyone  nationwide)!

Do you blockbuster express?  I don’t I do netflix, but with their recent price increases I am thinking of switching it up.

Posted: August 8, 2011

FREE Capezio Ballet Slippers – $18.00 value! Shipping is $4.95.

The expiration date of this deal is unknown, but it is amazing. I am thinking of being a ballerina for Halloween. Maybe a dead one or something. But even to use for real and not just to goof around, this is a cuckoo deal!

Thanks Common Sense with Money

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Posted: August 3, 2011

If you buy 2 of participating products at Safeway this week you get $6 off instantly. Tide is included in this sale. There is also a $10 off $50 coupon in the newspaper. Here is how to get this cuckoo deal:

Tide Liquid 150 oz $17.99 (96 loads)

Buy 4 Tide @ 17.99

Get $12 off instantly($6 for each set of 2 products)

Use 4 $1/1

Total $55.96

Use $10 off a $50 purchase coupon

Total oop $45.96

You just paid $11.49 for each 150 oz of liquid Tide. You now have 384 loads of laundry @ $.12 a load.

I know it seems like a lot of money, but per load it’s a great deal. If you have allergies in your house and can’t use any other brand of detergent this is a SUPER deal!

It’s a great price and you won’t have to worry about laundry detergent hiking up your grocery bill for a while. In our house (family of 5) this should last us 48 weeks (8 loads a week). That’s almost a year!

For anyone who likes to keep a year supply of groceries/necessities on hand this is SUPER cheap!

Your cuckoo list says that 32 – 40lb loads of tide stock up price is $4.50 or less.

This deal is $3.83 – $4.78 depending on if you enter 32 loads or 40 loads in your calculations( 11 -14 cents per load). Seems cuckoo to me!


Posted: August 1, 2011

Looks like the new Dove coupons from 07/31 are going to work great with this week’s CVS gas card promo!

Buy 5 Dove Shampoo or Conditioners $3 each
Buy 5 Dove Treatments $3 each
Use 5 FREE Dove Treatment wyb Dove Shampoo or Conditioner, exp. 8/28/11 (RP 07/31/11)
Use 2  $1.50/2 printable Dove Hair Care Products (may not be take: “Sometimes BOGO coupons attach to both items—-the full price item, and the free item.  Should that be the case, than the register will not accept a money off coupon of the full price item.”)
Pay: $15 OOP
GET a FREE $10 Gas Gift Card for your qualifying purchase!
Final Price= $5 for all 10 items!

Dawn, 9.5-10.3 oz $0.99
Use the $0.50/1 Dawn Product, exp. 8/31/11 (P&G 07/31/11)

Final Price=$0.49

Do not ever forget to scan your card at the magic coupon machine at CVS! People are reporting U by Kotex liners 18 packs free with the coupon from it this week, and others have received a $2.00 off Gold Emblem Chips, Popcorn or Cheese Curls coupon with makes them free this week as well!

So many more deals on my CVS list!

(Thanks,  The Brainy Buyer and Save More Share More and Consumer Queen)

Posted: July 31, 2011

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of UPromise. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Do you love entering sweepstakes? There’s so many out there, I only enter from legitimate companies I trust.  I’ve told you about UPromise before and how you can use their eCoupons to save up money for your children’s college.  Upromise has given $600 million away in college savings, so they are a huge, legit company and their new sweepstakes is easy to enter!

Go over to and click on the “share your dream” button. Then type up your dream for your child. What inspired the dream? How will you achieve it?   Focus on your own personal experiences.  You can even upload a photo. 

Then you can have your friends vote for your dream by clicking the “like” button by September 28th.  The grand prize winner gets $10,000!  10 more winners will get $1,000. Read all the dream wall official rules

Here’s my dream, it’s pretty simple really.  I don’t care where she goes to college.  I don’t care what she majors in.  I just want her to choose something she loves and go for it. I want to be able to provide for her financially as much as possible, so she isn’t burdened with a lot of student debt. 

I wish I would have choosen a major I loved, instead of feeling pressure to choose a major quickly and graduate.  I think I should have been a teacher, but I choose another major because BYU’s teacher program required a ton of science and oh boy do I hate science.  

What is your dream for your child?

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Posted: July 28, 2011

Who doesn’t want to save on gas??? This deal is TOO cuckoo, I am warning you now they may cancel your order. This has happened to us in the past, but if not sweet this is great!!!!! And so what if they cancel it? We get our money back and move on.

Add 8 Gasoline Gift Cards to your cart at Office
Enter this code to get one  free card: 985312207
Then (you can stack codes) use this code for 10% off: 759819288

It made me choose to have it shipped since it wasn’t available for in-store pickup, but has free shipping.

Redeemable at any of the following National chains: ARCO, ExxonMobil, Marathon, Shell, Speedway, Sunoco
Receive your promotion code in the mail in 1-2 weeks.
You have 2 months to redeem your code online.
Go online and visit
Enter your promotion code and choose the gasoline card you want to receive.
Your gasoline card will arrive in 7-10 days.
Gift card never expires.

Posted: July 27, 2011

There’s always Amazon Diaper Deals, but I don’t post them unless they are a stock up price (you can view more stock up prices on my Price Points lists)  Those are the prices that are great. GONE

Anyways, Amazon’s prices change quick so get in on this:

Thanks Common Sense with Money

Posted: July 26, 2011

Buy 2 Post-It Flags or Tabs – $3
Use $2/$3 Post-It printable coupon
Final Price=$0.50 each after coupon

Thanks, Common Sense with Money!

Posted: July 14, 2011

Enter To Win

Don’t forget to enter our $800 cash giveaway! This is a very easy one to enter, and it’s only one entry per person so you can get it done quick!  I  hope whoever wins shares with us what they do with the money.

Posted: July 7, 2011

Here’s another great Target deal:

Purchase 2 Cottonelle Fresh Flushable Moist Wipes 42 count at $1.77 each
Use the $1.25 off of two Cottonelle Wipes Target Coupon
Plus, use the $1.00 off of two Cottonelle Flushable Wipes Tub or Refill Coupon
Final Price=$0.65 each

KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce $0.99, Price Cut thru 7/09
Use the $1/1 KC Masterpiece Product, exp. 7/17/11 (SS 05/15/11)
Final Price=FREE

Zantac 150 mg, 24-30 ct $7.59 – $8.39, Regular Price
Use $2/1 – Zantac Heartburn Relief Item, 24ct or Larger, Target Coupon
And Use $5/1 – Zantac Heartburn, 24 ct or larger
or Use $5/1 –   Zantac Heartburn, 24 ct or Larger
Final Price=  $0.59

Dove Men + Care Deodorant or Antiperspirant, 2.7-3 oz $3.99, Regular Price
$2/2 – Dove Men+Care Deodorant, Excludes Trial/Travel Size, Target Coupon
And Use 2 $2.00/1 Dove Men+Care Deodorant 3 oz or Anti perspirant 2.7 oz from RP 6/26
Final Price= $0.99 each when you buy 2

View the rest of the Target Deals on the shopping list


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