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 […]

Packing for the Perfect Spring Weekend Trip

Packing for the Perfect Spring Weekend Trip

There’s nothing better than getting out of town for a fun springtime weekend trip. The weather is getting warmer and it’s nice to soak up some sun after the long winter. While most of us would love to be on a perma-vacation, it probably won’t happen any time soon. Instead, focus on making the vacation’s that you do have flawless. To execute the perfect weekend getaway, it all boils down to planning. Planing what you’re going to do, what you want to see, what you are going to wear, the places you want to eat, and maybe a little room for spontaneity thrown into the mix. But perhaps the most essential component of planning for your weekend trip? Packing! We’ve put together a quick guide to help you pack confidently for your perfect weekend trip. 1. A Medium Sized Travel Bag The […]

Staycation Success: Tips & Tricks

Staycation Success: Tips & Tricks

The word vacation brings up images of escape, relaxation, and fun. Most traditional vacations take place away from the home. But when a traditional vacation isn’t an option, plan a staycation instead! You can easily take a break in the comfort of your own home and city. Staycations are a great choice for singles, couples, and families alike! The Ground Rules A staycation is meant to feel like a real getaway, so there are a few ground rules that need to be set. Deciding a start and end time to the vacation (whether it be a weekend or a whole week) and guidelines to follow ahead of time keep everyone involved and on the same page. NOTE: Not all of these examples will work for everyone, so pick and choose what works for you and your family! No working from home […]

Tips on Filing Taxes

Tips on Filing Taxes

It’s that time of year again, the time to file your taxes. Whether you’re a veteran expert, a loophole whiz, or a first time filer, we can all use a little refresher on the best ways to maximize our returns and minimize our liabilities. It might not be the most fun thing in the world, but filing your taxes doesn’t need to be a total drag. We’ve got you covered with tips for filing your taxes this year as well as where to get Cash Back while doing so. 1. Don’t put it off until the last minute. While taxpayers don’t need to file their 2014 taxes until April 15, 2015, it’s never a good idea to wait until the final days to do it. Aside from running the risk of penalties, you might not leave yourself enough time to look […]

Spring Shoe Trends 2015

Spring Shoe Trends 2015

Spring has almost sprung and it’s just about time to trade in those knee-high boots for open-toe sandals. In honor of Shoes, Bags and Accessories Week at Ebates, we’ve researched the hottest shoe trends for this spring via POPSUGAR and Fashionisers.com and gathered our favorite pairs that are sure to tighten up your shoe game. Comment below and let us know which of these spring shoes is your favorite! 1. Power Pumps: Steve Madden ‘Whanda’ (Steve Madden) | $149.95 Classic pumps with pointed toes or stiletto heels are still around but even better this spring with added ankle straps or sling backs. 2. Lace It Up: Diane von Furstenberg ‘Susie’ Gladiator Sandal (Nordstrom) | $198 Lace-up sandals and heels make a great statement this spring. Keep it simple with sandals that tie to the ankle, or be bold with heels that tie to the calf or knee. […]

DIY Valentine’s For Kids

DIY Valentine’s For Kids

Parents, first let us congratulate you on the extra time you happened to stumble upon in order to put any extra thought into your kids’ valentines cards this year. Doing anything other than picking up a box of punch-cut Charlie Brown cards (because Charlie Brown is still totally cool, right?) legitimately makes you a superhero. Let us help you in your quest to make Valentine’s Day too cool for school with these seven super-cute handmade gift ideas. You Color My World If you have more than a few broken crayons laying around the house, this Valentine craft is perfect for you. By melting up broken crayons in a heart-shaped silicon mold, you’ve created a colorful gift any child would love. Learn how to make these Heart Shaped Crayons from Cherished Bliss.   “Doh” You Want To Be My Valentine? These Play-Doh Valentine’s […]

How to Make Valentine’s Day Special For Him

How to Make Valentine’s Day Special For Him

Valentine’s Day is usually catered to the woman in the relationship leaving the men just a bit stressed. Guys tend to have to plan out the date and secure the perfect gift. But we urge everyone to switch it up a bit! Make it something he’ll enjoy, not dread! We’ve come up with some cute Valentine’s Day ideas for him guaranteed to make the special man in your life feel loved this February. Breakfast in Bed (Made Simple) When planning a Valentine’s Day for him, breakfast in bed is the ultimate morning treat! Waking up to breakfast in bed sets the whole mood for the day, and you don’t have to get fancy with freshly-squeezed juice or handmade pastries (unless you have the time!) to make this a special surprise. We love this 1 Minute Coffee Cake in a Mug from Chocolate Covered Katie that […]

3 Tools to Help with Your New Year’s Resolutions

3 Tools to Help with Your New Year’s Resolutions

With 2015 just beginning, we are sure you’ve decided on your New Year’s resolutions already. If you’re like us, you might have had some trouble in the past sticking to those resolutions for more than a week or two. We’ve put a list together of resolution helpers that can make sticking to those goals just a little bit easier! Let us know below what you’re doing this year to stay on track with your resolutions. Getting Fit: Fitbit Flex This discrete high-tech wrist band is just what you need to track your sleep cycles and how many calories you burn throughout the day so you can meet your fitness goals with ease. With ten colors available, you can make this fitness tracker part of your outfit every day. Price: $99.99 See Kohl’s Coupons Shop Kohl’s with 6% Cash Back Eating […]

Holiday Gift Guide Geek-Inspired

Holiday Gift Guide Geek-Inspired

Once upon a time, geek was used as an insult. Today it’s a title worn with pride. Whovians, Trekkies, Jedis, and zombie killers can proudly display their love for all things nerd. If you have a nerd or geek in your life, these gifts are sure to be a hit. This geeky guide showcases eight items for fans of The Hobbit, Portal, Legend of Zelda, Star Wars, and more. After seeing all the products that the geek culture has to offer, it’s hard to not get sucked in yourself. (It’s worth it. Come to the dark side.) 1. Minecraft Sheet Magnets (Newegg) | $16.99 2. Star Trek TNG Wesley Crusher Uniform Hoodie (ThinkGeek) | $59.99 3. The Legend of Zelda Collector’s Puzzle (GameStop) | $9.99 4. Star Wars Death Star Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (Target) | $49.99 5. If Daryl Dies […]

Holiday Gift Guide for Beauty Mavens

Holiday Gift Guide for Beauty Mavens

Whether it’s your best friend, sister, or mom, there is someone in your life who loves everything beauty. Nail polish, lipstick, blush, or skin care, beauty lovers can be fans of natural, chic, or bold makeup. Gift sets are one of the best ways to surprise your friend with a beauty holiday treat. You can get them a product they are lusting over or a product they never would buy for themselves! We’ve brought together nine amazing beauty sets and products for every beauty maven out there. Don’t worry about gifting a product they might already have either! Most makeup and beauty junkies can’t get enough of products and makeup tools. 1. Sephora 24K Gold Mine Brush Set (Sephora) | $85 2. Clarisonic Mia 2 Sonic Cleansing System (Drugstore.com) | $149 3. Cyndibands Gift Cube with 10 Elastic Hair Ties […]

Holiday Gift Guide for the Gamer

Holiday Gift Guide for the Gamer

It’s likely that you’ll be shopping for a gamer this holiday season. Sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, husbands, and wives are making wish lists for the newest consoles and gaming gear. We’ve made it easy by bringing together 10 of the hottest gaming gifts for the year. 1. SteelSeries Sensei [RAW] Gaming Mouse (Best Buy) | $50.99 2. ASUS VG248QE 24″ LCD Monitor (Overstock) | $288.99 3. Astro A50 Wireless Gaming Headset (GameStop) | $299.99 4. Destiny PlayStation 4 Bundle (Target) | $449.99 5. Elgato Game Capture HD 60 (Best Buy) | $169.99 6. Logitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Sears) | $124.26 7. Xbox One Console Assassin’s Creed: Unity Bundle (Best Buy) | $349.99 8. 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by Tony Mott (Barnes & Noble) | $25.65 9. Mario and Luigi Wii U 32GB Deluxe Set (Kmart) | $299.96 10. NVIDIA SHIELD Portable (Newegg) | […]

Holiday Gift Guide for the Bookworm

Holiday Gift Guide for the Bookworm

For those shopping for avid bookworms this seasons, we’ve arranged seven great items for gifts. Besides a book or e-reader, a cozy blanket, tea, or book-inspired necklace (this reminds of us the White Rabbit’s pocket watch from Alice in Wonderland) make for a creative and thoughtful present for the bookworm. 1. Amazon Kindle Voyage (Best Buy) | $199.99 2. Landed Bird Bookends (Home Decorators) | $26 3. Biddeford Heated Microplush Throw (Target) | $29.99 4. Pocket Watch Pendant Necklace (Sears) | $22.99 5. Jane Austen: Seven Novels (Barnes & Noble) | $18 6. Tom Dixon Quill (East Dane) | $17 7. Magic Potions Sampler Tea Set (Adagio) | $19 Prices and Cash Back Percentages are subject to change. Don’t Miss Out on Extra Savings: Sign up for a free account with Ebates and start earning Cash Back on all your purchases. Find thousands of coupons, promo codes and discounts […]

Holiday Gift Guide for the Fitness Guru

Holiday Gift Guide for the Fitness Guru

It can be intimidating to buy presents for the people in your life you love fitness. Fitness gurus are on top of the latest nutrition trends and gear. But a runner can never have too many workout shirts or sneakers. We’ve compiled eight great gifts for those who either want to get started in fitness or already are deep in to it. 1. GapFit Motion Long-sleeve Moto Top (Gap) | $40.46 2. Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit (Foot Locker) | $99.99 3. Tory Burch Golden-Plated Fitbit-Case Pendant Necklace (Neiman Marcus) | $175 4. Fitbit One Wireless Activity + Sleep Tracker (Sears) | $99.99 5. Camelbak Eddy Glass Bottle (The Vitamin Shoppe) | $19.99 6. Apple iPod shuffle 2GB MP3 Player (Best Buy) | $49.99 7. The Sparkpeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight (Barnes & Noble) | $21.35 8. nuun Electrolyte Enhanced […]

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

Without literally thousands of toys to choose from this holiday season, buying gifts for your child, niece, nephew, cousin, or friend can become daunting. We’ve come up with ten great gifts for any child in your life, many which focus on creativity along with fun! 1. Magformers 30 Piece Classic Set (Target) | $39.99 2. Melissa & Doug Alphabet Sound Puzzle (Bed Bath & Beyond) | $19.99 3. Hide and Seek Playhouse (Sears) | $34. 10 4. Play-Doh Fun Factory Deluxe Set (Toys R Us) | $17.99 5. Melissa & Doug Wooden Deluxe Puppet Theater (Gettington) | $71.95 6. Seedling Design Your Own Super Hero Cape (ReUseIt) | $35.99 7. Fisher-Price Grow with Me 3-in-1 Skateboard (FAO Schwarz) | $49.99 8. LEGO Minecraft: Crafting Box (Toys R Us) | $59.99 9. Disney Frozen Deluxe Toddler 2 Pack with Olaf (Target) | $37.99 10. Crayola Marker Maker (Kmart) | […]

Holiday Gift Guide Fun Stocking Stuffers for Every Age

Holiday Gift Guide Fun Stocking Stuffers for Every Age

Little gifts and tiny presents make for some of the finest stocking stuffers. Candy, gum, socks, and gift cards are the obvious treats to create the perfect holiday stocking, but we’ve gathered nine items under $15 that are fun for many ages. Don’t worry, chocolate is still on there! 1. Duck Tea Infuser (ThinkGeek) | $9.99 2. Q&A a Day 5 Year Journal (Barnes & Noble) | $16.99 3. Digital Innovations ScreenDr Mobile Device Screen Cleaning Kit (Newegg) | $13.20 4. Starbucks Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa Mix (Starbucks) | $4.99 5. Ghirardelli minis Assorted Bucket (Ghirardelli) | $12.95 6. Holiday Blend Coffee (The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf) | $13.95 7. Good Grips Silicone Razor Handle (The Container Store) | $2.99 8. Vibe FridgeFork Condiment Fork (Target) | $4.99 9. Toshiba 8GB Micro Swivel USB 2.0 Flash Drive (Toshiba) | $14.99 Prices and Cash Back Percentages […]

Holiday Gift Guide For Teens & Tweens

Holiday Gift Guide For Teens & Tweens

One of the hardest groups to shop for at the holidays is the tweens and teens. They are no longer children, but they aren’t adults. And of course they are growing up way too fast. Don’t despair, we know that teens and tweens love music and taking pictures, but we’ve covered a few other bases as well. Instead of stuffing their stockings with gift cards (those are great, but nothing beats unwrapping a present!) we’ve come up with 8 great gifts for those picky tweens and teens. Many of this gifts come with multiple color options, which helps cater to different personalities. Blue headphones, pink cameras, and galaxy shoes show off their individuality. 1. Sparkle Every Day Gift Set in Pink Chiffon (Bath & Body Works) | $15 2. Shutterball (Sears) | $22.99 3. Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Camera (Adorama) […]

Fall’s Hottest Nail Trends

Fall’s Hottest Nail Trends

As the leaves begin to fall and crunch underneath our feet, it’s now time to break out into spectacular new autumn nail polish colors. Navy blues, deep reds, and classic nudes are all go to colors for the season, but this year there are more options than ever. Check out these eye-catching colors that are perfect for the fall. All of these colors (and so many more) are available at Sephora, with tons of coupon offers for purchases over $25 and 4% Cash Back at Ebates. Additionally, if you spend over $50 dollars, you qualify for free 3-day shipping. And don’t forget that every purchase comes with 3 free samples as well! Now personally, we’re a big fan of butter LONDON’s Brick Lane which reminds us of the leaves changing colors. Let us know in the comments below, what’s your favorite hue?   Top Row (L […]

It’s a Day at the Beach with PaulasChoice.com!

It’s a Day at the Beach with PaulasChoice.com!

Face the facts – for those of us who sported that bronzed, sun-kissed look for so many years, the time has come to protect ourselves from those harmful rays. But who wants that greasy look and feel reminiscent of when Mom smeared us for a day at the beach?  PaulasChoice.com has you covered with the protection you need without that ooey,  gooey  mess.  Try their (Body) Extra Care Non-Greasy SPF 50.  It’s non-greasy, silky – the perfect solution for fun in the sun. And remember that sunscreen is your best defense against anti-aging – (Face) RESIST Superlight Daily Defense 30. You’ll look and feel amazing! Place your order at PaulasChoice.com June 4th – July 1st and save 20% OFF antioxidants, plus FREE SHIPPING on orders of $50+.  All PaulasChoice.com products are fragrance-free & 100% guaranteed; and they have never allowed any […]