Sweet 16 Celebration Winners

Sweet 16 Celebration Winners

We just wrapped up our week-long Sweet 16 Celebration for the 16th anniversary of Ebates! It was such a blast, complete with fantasy party Pinterest boards, a Twitter party, amazing throwback photos and, of course, cake. (Well…we had cake at the Ebates headquarters, but we would have gladly shared it with you!) We gave away over $400 in prizes to our amazing members. Here’s a recap of how we celebrated. To kick off our celebration week, we took to Pinterest to get creative. We asked members to make a board on Pinterest called “Sweet 16 Dreams” and create their fantasy Sweet 16 party. We saw so many inspired entries featuring outfits, decorations, food, invitations and more. Picking the best two boards was NOT easy! Our first place winner won a $100 Amazon Gift Card by choosing to follow her roots with a Native American theme and our second place winner […]

Nailing Nautical Style

Nailing Nautical Style

With temperatures rising and long days in the sun starting, it’s time to hit the water. Whether you’re actually planning on heading out on a sailboat anytime soon, or if you just want to borrow the style elements that go along with it, we can help you dress the part. While classic nautical style might be available far and wide, finding the items that put a modern twist on those classics is a fun way to update the look. Start With Your Boat Shoes Of course, the cornerstone of any nautically inspired look begins with your choice of footwear. For a classic look, go with a pair of Sperry’s. But if your looking for a contemporary update, the classic brand recently partnered with acclaimed lifestyle photographer and Instagram celebrity, Gray Malin, to produce a line of shoes with his prints. […]

Decorating Hacks for a Better Looking Home

Decorating Hacks for a Better Looking Home

While we’d all love to live in our dream home, not everyone can grace the paces of Architectural Digest. Thankfully for the rest of us, there’s no shortage of quick, simple, and easy ways to transform your home from average to amazing. If you’re looking for a few ways to freshen your home’s interior design, the internet DIY community is a wellspring of inspiration and fun ideas that won’t drain your back account. Here’s out guide to hacking your home design one room at a time! Kick Things Up in the Kitchen The kitchen is one of the easiest places to start with your decorative hacking. While most of us think of it for its utilitarian purposes, your kitchen can be just as charming and design friendly as the rest of the house, even if you’re an active chef. The […]

Spring Trends: New Bohemian

Spring Trends: New Bohemian

As we continue our look into popular spring trends, we are shifting our focusing on a more romantic look channeling the 60s and 70s. The new bohemian style focuses on soft floor-sweeping dresses, vibrant prints, and soft pastel hues. Think hippie-chic with a modern twist. We’ve created three looks to channel peace, love, and happiness. New bohemian features bold patterns and fun transparencies. This chevron stripe ombre maxi dress features both of those with a beautiful color combination. Pair this dress with simple, yet chic brown sandals with a fun gold detail and a matching drawstring bag. Complete the look with a woven headband – this one has similar colors to what is in the dress! Ruffle Top Chevron Stripe Ombre Maxi Dress (Maurices $44) | Steve Madden ‘Rillie’ Two Strap Sandal (Nordstrom $59.95) | The Point Drawstring Bag (Lucky Brand $198) | BP. Woven Chain Headband […]

Spring Trends: All White

Spring Trends: All White

Spring is the season for new beginnings. The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping and fashionistas everywhere are shedding their winter coats to show off new trends. We decided to split up our Spring Trends blog post into four parts, highlighting on four popular spring trends we are loving.  Today we are focusing on what is a seemingly simple trend, but is bold in a brand new way. And it’s probably something you can do with pieces you already own! Head-to-toe white makes quite a statement in a modern and monochromatic way. We’ve created three outfits to get you all fired up about white-hot looks for spring. All white outfits may seem daunting at first, but by using multiple separates, you can easily create a modern and sleek look. This textured scuba blazer dresses up a cami and white skinny jeans. Pair […]

What Moms Actually Want on Mother’s Day

What Moms Actually Want on Mother’s Day

Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? Shopping for mom can feel like a tricky task because, after all, every mom is unique. But that’s just what makes moms beautiful! Nonetheless, we set out to solve the mystery of what Mom really wants (and really DOESN’T want) this year for her special day by asking some moms about their expectations. Their honesty may just help you nail it this Mother’s Day with a gift she’ll adore almost as much as she adores you. Want to share our infographic on your site? Just copy and paste the text below! </p><br /><br /><br /> <div style=”height:100% !important;width:100% !important;”><a style=”border:none !important;” href=”https://www.ebates.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Ebates-Mothers-Day-Gifts-Infographic.png”><img src=”https://www.ebates.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Ebates-Mothers-Day-Gifts-Infographic.png” alt=”Ebates Mother’s Day Gifts Infographic” height=”auto” width=”100%”></a><br><div style=”font-family:Arial !important; color:#A1A1A3 !important;font-size:10px !important;height:15px !important;width:100% !important;”>Find <a style=”font-size:10px !important; font-family:Arial !important; color:#A1A1A3 !important; text-decoration:underline !important;” href=”https://www.ebates.com/mothersday-gifts.htm”> Mother’s Day deals at Ebates</a> – […]

Announcing the Ebates Apple Watch App

Announcing the Ebates Apple Watch App

We’re sure that many of you know that the Apple Watch was released on Friday, April 24th. But what you may not know is that our team here at Ebates also released our Apple Watch app last Friday to all those early adapters.  The Ebates app for the Apple Watch makes finding the best deals and savings easier than ever before. The app gives our members the ability to find coupons and the current Cash Back at their favorites stores, see their total Cash Back earned, and integrate seamlessly with their iOS devices to shop on the spot.  The key features of the Ebates Apple Watch app include: Current Cash Back Offers and Coupon Codes Shoppers are able to quickly find the best deals at their favorite stores. My Ebates To Go Ebates members can access their account to view […]

Mother’s Day Gift Guide Under $25

Mother’s Day Gift Guide Under $25

Mother’s Day will be here before you know it and while many moms out there love flowers, why not try something a little different this year? If you’re looking to keep things simple this Mother’s Day but want to still give her something small that says a lot, we’ve got the perfect gift guide for you. Items that will help her relax, pamper herself or help preserve memories will make this Mother’s Day extra special. 1. Prada Candy Florale Rollerball (Sephora) | $25 Research your mom’s favorite perfume scent (or introduce her to something new) and give her a rollerball version of it. These are great for travel or a busy mom on the go. 2. Posy Court Small Heart Dish (Kate Spade) | $20 Losing an earring or the keys can happen daily in a mother’s life. This heart shaped dish is a […]

Celebrating Earth Day with Ebates!

Celebrating Earth Day with Ebates!

Earth Day 2015 is just around the corner on April 22. Do you know what you’ll be doing to celebrate the 45th anniversary this year? According to the Earth Day Network’s official website, the holiday serves as a lightning rod for environmental discussion and change. “Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.” While the organization is sparking a global conversation about the environment, you can do your part and bring the Earth Day message to your local community by making small changes. Not sure where to get started? Check out some of our ways to celebrate Earth Day this […]

How To Drink More Water Every Day

How To Drink More Water Every Day

Drinking water is one of the best things you can do for your health, with myriad benefits to both your digestive and immune systems. While it’s easy to find reasons why we should be drinking more water, it’s a little trickier trying to put those plans into action. If you’re looking for some inspiration with new ways to incorporate more water in your daily routine, we’re here to help! 1. Make a Drinking Schedule It may seem silly at first, but making a schedule for increasing your water intake can actually be a great strategy. Like everything else you can imagine, there’s an app for that. Waterlogged is a fun way to track your daily water intake with reminders on your phone, making it super easy to stick to your schedule. If you’re on Android, Water Your Body is number one water […]

Gardening Tips for Beginners

Gardening Tips for Beginners

Spring is the time of new beginnings. And if you’re thinking of taking advantage of the new season by spending time in your yard and starting a garden, we have a few tips for you. Make sure to check out all the stores that have Double Cash Back during Home and Garden Week over at Ebates! You’ll find some great deals on all the gardening tools you need a stores like Home Depot, Sears, and Walmart. 1. Plan The first step may seem obvious but it is important! Plan what you want. Do you want a flower garden, vegetable garden or herb garden? Keep in mind that it is better to start small. You can always add more once your garden starts to be successful. 2. Choose a place to plant Do you have a sunny or shady space to plant? This […]

Video Game Must Haves

Video Game Must Haves

With an amazing 2015 lineup including Batman: Arkham Knight, Persona 5, Yoshi’s Wooly World, and many more, gamers are more excited than ever for what they will be playing this year. But playing video games is much more than just buying the game itself. Having the right hardware can take your gaming experience to the next level. We’ve come up with nine video game must haves to completely immerse yourself into the world of your game. Razer BlackWidow Chroma One of the best gaming keyboards on the market, the Razer BlackWidow Chroma is responsive, sleek, and has a great amount of macro keys. This mechanical keyboard also has full RGB illumination so you can customize its colors in any way you want. Logitech G502 Proteus Core Gaming Mouse It comes across as intimidating at first, but this all-purpose gaming mouse has […]

Smartwatch Roundup

Smartwatch Roundup

While the Apple watch won’t be coming out for a couple more weeks, the smartwatch has already been well-established for some time now. With many big-brand names releasing watches onto the market, it’s tough to say which one is the best. We’ve taken a look at four of the top smartwatches already released onto the market and break down some specs on each one. If you’re looking for something functional, sporty, or stylish, read on for our selection on these top timepieces keeping you connected. Pebble Steel Price: $199 The Pebble Steel has one of the best battery life on the market. While the display is simple, it does exactly what is asked of it. Great for tech-lovers as it is compatible with both Android and iOS. If you’re looking to spend a little less, the original Pebble watch is available […]

8 Eggstraordinary Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

8 Eggstraordinary Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

With Easter just around the corner, many of us are gearing up to do some easter egg decorating. Eggs have been dyed in the traditional spring pastel colors for years, so why not get a bit more creative this year? Glitter, washi tape, and metallic markers have changed the way we decorate eggs. With so many amazing designs, you’ll want to decorate more than the usual dozen! We’ve chosen eight of our favorite designs for you to try, but there are hundreds of creative ways to decorate. On to the eggscellent decorations! (Bad pun – but we had to!) Chalkboard paint is such a fun and creative way to spice up a wall, furniture, fall pumpkin and, now, eggs! The DIY gurus over at Shelterness show how to make these delightful eggs that can be redecorated over and over again. If you want to keep decorating […]

Max Your Tax Return with Ebates

Max Your Tax Return with Ebates

Tax Returns are always a fun surprise. While you’re just getting back money that you earned in the previous year, it’s still nice to finally see it in your bank account. If you’re feeling that tax return burning a hole in your pocket, we have some ideas for how to make the most out of it. Wondering how you’re going to spend your tax return? Try out some of these fun ideas! Take a trip with it One of the most fulfilling ways to spend your tax return is to put it towards travel. Taking a trip with your return money is a great way to finance your own “spring break”. Check out some of the Expedia coupons from Ebates for discounts and travel packages for a good deal. Invest in a new entertainment system If you’re in the market […]

3 Spring Style Staples for Guys

3 Spring Style Staples for Guys

It’s time to shake off the cold winter weather and start thinking about fresh spring styles. If you’re in need of some guidance for stepping up your springtime menswear look, we’re here to help you out. Pick up some of these staple items for this spring and you’ll be high stylin’ in no time at all! Get More Colorful with Your Shorts As the weather gets warmer, you can start breaking out the shorts. This spring, men’s shorts are shifting toward more colorful styles with a slimmer leg. It’s a great way to add some life to your look and balances nicely with light neutrals like a grey or white shirt. Just remember that in general, it’s better to stick to one brightly colored item per look to keep things balanced. See Old Navy Coupon Code Offers Shop Old Navy with 2% Cash […]

Traditional Irish Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

Traditional Irish Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is next week (March 17th) and instead of celebrating with a big bowl of Lucky Charms or eggs dyed green, why not take this time to learn about traditional Irish dishes? We’ve collected recipes for some of the most well-known Irish dishes for you to try out and add to your favorite family meals.       Stay in the loop to hear about great deals and tips! Follow Ebates on Facebook, Twitter and Google+! Get $50 by Inviting 2 Friends! Prices and Cash Back Percentages are subject to change.

Stressed Out? 5 Tips to De-stress

Stressed Out? 5 Tips to De-stress

Living in the modern world has its perks, and while iPhones and Netflix streaming are great, modern life also comes with a fair amount of stress. With our constant connectivity, we’re “on” for longer and longer periods, making it tougher to just unplug, rewind, and recharge. Stress brings a hefty supply of negative effects with it, like headaches and sleep problems, anxiety and difficulty focusing, and changes to your eating habits. That’s no fun for anybody, so we’ve put together some easy tips for relaxing and de-stressing. Start using these five strategies and you’ll be stress-free in no time! 1. Make the Bedroom Your Zen Zone If you’re dealing with the insomnia that can accompany high stress levels, sometimes you need to adjust your bedroom. Making your bedroom a “Zen Zone” is a good way to make sure you can […]

Get Your Yard Ready for Spring

Get Your Yard Ready for Spring

Having a great outdoor space for lounging and entertaining is wonderful, but perhaps a little tough to maintain. Throughout the winter, we tend to not use our outdoor spaces as much so it’s easy to let them start looking less than perfect. But with warmer weather just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about giving your yard, balcony or patio a fresh look. Wondering where to get started? Check out these tips for a refreshed outdoor space! 1. Leaf Control First things first, if your yard is covered in leaves from a windy, rainy season, it’s not going to be the first place people want to hang out when they visit your home. If you want to make things easier on yourself, order a leaf blower and apply Sears coupons from Ebates. You’ll save money, you’ll save time, and your yard […]

Clean Up Your Spring Cleaning Routine

Clean Up Your Spring Cleaning Routine

It’s that time of year that many of us dread—spring cleaning. It may seem like an arduous task but once you’ve ditched the dirt and cleared out the clutter, you’ll feel like you’ve moved into a brand new home. To help you get started, we’ve got quite a few tips to make the process of spring cleaning go as smoothly as possible. De-Dirt the Doormats Your doormat is what helps prevent outside dirt from coming in, so keeping them clean is important to make sure they continue to do what they were designed to do. Shake them out, give them a wash, or swat them with a broom. If they are really bad, consider replacing them. Clean Painted Walls To clean a painted wall, start with a clean sponge or cloth and water. If there are stubborn stains, mix a little […]