It’s Big Fat Check Day at Ebates!

Today is the “Big Fat Check” day at Ebates. If you’re not familiar with Ebates, it is a site that allows you to earn cash back for your online purchases. When you are going to shop online, you just log-in to their site, look for the retailer, and click on the link. A “tracking ticket” will be created to track your purchase. The cash back is usually posted to your account within 2-3 days of your purchase. Then, every three months, if you have accumulated $5.01 or more in cash back, you will receive a payment (you can choose to receive it via a check or Paypal). Here is the payment schedule:

Purchase Dates

Big Fat Check Dates

You also get a $5 bonus after your first purchase if you sign up using a referral link. (You can access my link through any of the Ebates links on this post).

It is a quick and easy way to earn a little bit of extra cash for items you would be purchasing anyway. The list of retailers they have is HUGE! Here are a few of them:

*American Eagle – 3% cash back
*Apple iTunes – 3% cash back
*Bath & Body Works – 3% cash back
*Barnes & Noble – 4% cash back
*Best Buy – 1% cash back
* – 1% cash back
*Children’s Place – 3% cash back
*eBay – 3% cash back
*Gap/Baby Gap/GapKids – 1% cash back
*Marriott Hotels – 1% cash back
*JC Penney – 4% cash back
*Kohls – 2% cash back
*Land’s End – 3% cash back
*Leap Frog – 3% cash back
*Macy’s – 3% cash back
*Office Depot – 2% cash back
*Office Max – 3% cash back
*Old Navy – 1% cash back
*Oriental Trading Company – 3% cash back
*Target – 4% cash back

If you’ve already joined, I hope you enjoy your big fat check!

**If for someone reason you don’t get your Big Fat Check (either through Paypal or the mail depending on what you have selected), you can contact them to request the status here.

Save 15% at The Children’s Place

Save an additional 15% off your entire purchase at The Children’s Place when you enter code M29AU7VE29 at check-out. Get 3% cash back when you shop through Ebates.

Print a coupon to use in store here. This offer expires on 3/8/09.

Tip of the Day Tuesday: How I keep track of rebates

I used to think that rebates were for big ticket items like cell phones or electronics. A little over a year ago, I discovered that there are rebates for all sorts of products that I use everyday and for many products that I get for free (or very cheap) using my coupons, Register Rewards, and Extra Care Bucks. Now, every time I see a rebate form in the inserts or on tear pads or displays in stores, I grab it and hold onto it.

I recently discovered a website that I have used to help me keep track of my rebates. It is called Rebate Tracker and it allows you to enter your rebate details (including the submission address, the date you purchased the item and where you purchased it, and the date you sent for the rebate). You can update the status once you receive your rebate. It also helps you track how much you spent out of pocket and how much you have received. You can check the site out here.

In addition to keeping track of the rebate details on Rebate Tracker, I also scan a copy of my rebate submission form, receipt, and UPC and keep it in a folder on my computer until I have received the rebate check.

Once you get the hang of it, it is very easy to do, and you will be surprised how fast the dollars will add up. I have already received $32 for rebate offers I have completed this year and I am currently waiting for $72.04 more, free Crest Pro Health toothpaste, the Colgate-Palmolive travel bag and coupons, and the Pepsi coupons. Here are some things that I have submitted rebates for so far this year: Theraflu Warming liquids cough syrup, Zantac, Arm & Hammer Essentials Cleaners, and Huggies diapers.

This does not include the money I have earned through Ebates. I did almost all of my Christmas shopping online and used Ebates quite a bit. I should be getting a “Big Fat Check” (which will actually be deposited into my account) from them for $138.57 for the fourth quarter on 2-15! If you shop online often and you haven’t checked out Ebates yet, you should! You will also get a $5 sign on bonus if you use this link to create your account.

Get 25% off Gap jeans through 1/19/09

Get 25% off men’s, women’s, and maternity Gap jeans during their New Year’s Jeans Event. This sale is exclusively online. Get the details here. If you shop through Ebates, you will also get an additional 3% cash back!

JC Penney – Friends and Family Sale 20% off

Thanks Jennie for sharing this deal!

JC Penney is having their Friends and Family sale on December 7th. There are three ways to save:

*Print the coupon below and shop during regular store hours on December 7th:$WKB7XhhCBjssgWzd/coupon.html?n=2

*Shop online at and get 20% off using the code SLEIGH at check-0ut

*Shop through the catalog by calling 1-800-222-6161 and ask for code SLEIGH

Here’s another code:

Get 30% off regular priced and 10% off sale prices when you use the code PRESENTS at check-0ut. Good thru 12/18/08

Shop through Ebates and get free shipping on orders of $49 or more (using the coupon link there) and get 4% back on your purchases.