10 Tips for A+ Back-to-School Organization

10 Tips for A+ Back-to-School Organization

The lazy days of summer are coming to a close, and it can be a challenge for kids and parents alike. It’s easy to get lost in the chaos of pencils, backpacks, schedules, papers and lunches. But before getting overwhelmed at this thought, take the time to implement some organizational systems. You’ll be a master of the back-to-school frenzy in no time if you follow these 10 tips for keeping your kids organized. Keep a school calendar to remember due dates and other important events. This can be a traditional wall calendar or you can have fun with a white-board calendar that can be decorated. Mark field trips, project due dates and school events so both you and your child will know what the upcoming days have to offer. Encourage your child to check off the calendar daily. Marking something as done can be […]

Ease Back-to-School Stress

Ease Back-to-School Stress

A child having a little anxiety about going back to school is completely normal. Children have a lot of new things to prepare for: teachers, classmates, lessons and schoolwork. It’s easy to get caught up in your own stress around the start of a new school year, so we’ve come up with a few ways to ease the back-to-school stress for your young one. Stay Positive It’s no secret that children pick up on their parents’ attitudes and feelings. By maintaining a positive outlook for yourself, your child will feel more at ease taking those first few steps into the classroom. Don’t dismiss your child’s feelings; instead, normalize them to let them know that everyone can feel nervous the first couple of days. Creating a positive expectation about the school year on the first day sets a precedent for the weeks and months […]

3 Low Maintenance Houseplants

3 Low Maintenance Houseplants

While we can all appreciate the value of an attractive houseplant, we don’t all have the green thumb that it takes to keep them alive for more than a few weeks. If you’re like us and you want a good looking but low maintenance houseplant, we’ve got your covered. Spritz these plants with a splash of water every couple weeks and you’ve got yourself a growing, thriving and happy houseplant. Don’t forget to head over to Ebates for discounted price deals and Cash Back offers on your favorite Home and Garden stores. Jade Easily identifiable by their thick oval leaves and deep green color, jade plants grow quickly and require relatively little attention to keep healthy. These succulents tend to be more attractive than the average fern, and they’re easier to maintain as well. Aloe While we all know of aloe […]

4 USA Destinations for a Perfect Summer Getaway

4 USA Destinations for a Perfect Summer Getaway

As we head into the summer months, friends, couples and families everywhere are wondering where to head for a summer getaway. Luckily for you, we’ve put together a list of four beautiful American destinations perfect for any travel group. And don’t forget to browse Ebates travel coupons and deals for more savings and Cash Back on all your travel needs! Chicago Chicago has a horrible (and accurate) reputation for its unbearable seven-month-long winters, however, few cities are as majestic as summertime Chicago. Stroll the river walk amidst the impressive skyline and renowned architecture or take a water taxi to save your walking legs. Explore heralded museums such as the Museum of Science and Industry, The Field Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago and the Shedd Aquarium. Don’t leave without experiencing classic Chicago deep dish pizza, or taking in a ballgame at the historic […]

5 Unique First Date Ideas to Break the Ice

5 Unique First Date Ideas to Break the Ice

When’s the last time you were on a first date? Was it fun/awkward/nerve-racking? Did conversation feel too forced or not fluid enough? Maybe you two just didn’t have anything in common. Or perhaps your date plan was unoriginal and you both knew it. The best date ideas are the ones that allow you to gain an organic insight into the other’s life – their upbringing, passions, ambitions and fears – without it being too contrived. The goal is to break down the barriers as quickly as possible and let the nerves float away. Check out our guide below for interesting date ideas that’ll melt away the first date ice. If nothing on this list resonates with you, explore Groupon coupons for more exciting date and event ideas! Trivia Night at the Local Pub No matter where home is, chances are there’s a […]

5 Airport Hacks to Save Time and Stress

5 Airport Hacks to Save Time and Stress

You’ve looked at your flight confirmation email a hundred times in the last month, agonized over what neutral colors you can mix and match outfits with and told your coworkers a dozen times the dates you’ll be gone. You’re all set, right? Wrong. What you’re missing is some fool-proof ways to make your airport experience quicker and hassle-free. Wearing slip-on shoes and leaving the belt in your suitcase are fairly common knowledge to most travelers, but there are plenty of other tips to navigating the concourse you should be aware of. If you’re thinking of planning a trip in the months ahead, check out the travel category at Ebates for coupons and Cash Back savings on flights, hotels, rental cars, activities and more. Read on for our walkthrough of five airport hacks that’ll save you time and stress. Bring an Empty Water Bottle We’ve […]

4 Summer Style Essentials for Guys

4 Summer Style Essentials for Guys

This summer, we’re getting ready to enjoy the sun and revamp our wardrobes with some of this season’s essential looks for guys. If you’re looking to beat the heat and start rocking your summer style, look no further, because we’ve put together your guide to this year’s summer menswear essentials. Of course, when you shop with Ebates discounts and coupon codes, you can get awesome deals on those essentials, keeping you looking fresh and your wallet happy. Textured Short Sleeve Oxfords When the weather is hot but you need something more than a tee, short sleeve oxfords are your saving grace. While you may associate them with the bespectacled nerd and pocket protected class of gentlemen, worry not. These short sleeved shirts are available in trendier styles. Check out the Cannon Half Sleeved Shirt in grey denim from All Saints. It’s perfect for layering and stepping […]

Decoding Dad: What He Wants for Father’s Day

Decoding Dad: What He Wants for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is coming up and we put together some helpful info about gifts for dads and their expectations for their special day. Take a look at our Father’s Day infographic to help you get started shopping for a gift or planning the festivities. Then head over to Ebates to shop Father’s Day Sales with Double Cash Back! Grab some clothes for Dad at stores like Kohl’s and JCPenney and pick up a case of his favorite IPA at Amazon and he’ll be the happiest man alive. Want to share our infographic on your site? Just copy and paste the text below! <a href=”https://www.ebates.com/blog/decoding-dad-what-he-wants-for-fathers-day”><img alt=”Decoding Dad What He Wants for Father’s Day” src=”https://www.ebates.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Ebates-Fathers-Day-Decoding-Dad_IG-3D1.png” width=”600px” height=”3542px” /></a><br><a href=”https://www.ebates.com/blog/decoding-dad-what-he-wants-for-fathers-day”>Decoding Dad What He Wants for Father’s Day</a> Ebates.com <a href=”https://www.ebates.com/”> Ebates Coupons</a>     Stay in the loop to hear about great deals and […]