In our “Staff Secrets” segment, we share faces and habits of the people who bring you Ebates and The Smart Shopper. For our first feature, we spoke with Caitlin Longwood, the voice of Ebates social media and ninja-level Ebates expert.
What’s your day job?
Social Media Manager at Ebates and instigator of office nerf gun wars. I take both extremely seriously.
Do you have a hidden talent?
I’d say crafting and DIY. I’m into decorating my home on a budget and pretending I’m on my own HGTV show.
How long have you been a member of Ebates?
3 ½ years.
How much Cash Back have you earned?
$1367.52. No judgement! I like shopping. 🙂
What’s the last thing you bought?
I treated myself to a delightful massage through Groupon. I couldn’t pass up such a good deal!
It sounds kind of gross, but I have a pair of white Converse sneakers that are at least 10 years old… I’m very attached to them, and I like the worn-in look.
What’s the most money you saved on a single thing?
There was a sale at Kohl’s where all Nike gear was 25% off. Kohl’s was also offering Double Cash Back that day. I was able to stack the sale, the Kohl’s Cash and the 6% Cash Back to save over $50. Whenever I get Cash Back I feel less guilty about splurging a little on myself.
What’s the one tip you’d tell people about using Ebates?
Use the Cash Back Button! We have so many stores, sometimes even I’m surprised when a store is available on Ebates, and I work here. I have the button installed on my browser, so when I shop, it lets me know if there’s Cash Back available. The other cool thing is that it automatically tries out coupon and promo codes and then adds them to my shopping cart without me doing anything. It takes away that FOMO when I see an empty “promo code” box on a website. I don’t have to Google forever to find one.
What something you wish you could get Cash Back on?
OK, last one. If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
Teleportation—think of all the money & time saved on travel!
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