You may have heard about Ebates but might not be sure what it is, or how it can help you. I have been using Ebates for a while now so I want to tell you what an amazing program it is and how you can use Ebates to save money quickly and easily. And of course, Ebates is free to use!

Ebates - Where it Pays to Shop Online

Ebates is like having a constant rebate coupon in your pocket, every time you shop online. Over 1200+ stores currently participate with Ebates, and what this means to YOU is a constant opportunity to save money. Say you want to purchase something online at Target. Before going to Target’s website, you would first go to Ebates and see what the current cash back rate is, and if there are any coupons available for use. Today, the Target cash back rate is 3%. To get this deal, you just click the “Shop Now” button, and you will be taken to Target to do you your shopping. Once you purchase your items, Ebates will automatically credit your account with 3% of what you spent to receive as cash back!

Most cash back rewards are credited to your account within 48 hours of shopping. And the best part? Every three months you will automatically receive a check with your earnings. The minimum payout is just $5! If your account has less than $5, your balance just rolls over to the next quarter. Want to receive your check via PayPal instead, that’s okay too – and free!

You will want to sign up for Ebates to see all the stores available, but Ebates should be your first stop online before going anywhere else. They have all the major places such as Target, Walmart, Drugstore.com, then also Hanes, REI, Toys R Us, Dell, Apple, and many, many more.

Coupon Codes at Ebates 

Coupon Codes on Ebates

Another great way to use Ebates is for coupon codes. Once you sign in, click Coupons from the menu bar and you will now have access to hundreds of online coupons. You can see an example in the image below:

Ebates Online Coupons

Now… on to the referrals, and of course, winning an iPad!

Refer a friend to Ebates and you EACH receive $5 for a qualified referral. A qualified referral is one who makes a purchase of $20 or more earning cash back. Here’s how this works:

  1. You click my referral link to earn your instant $5 when you sign up for Ebates. That $5 becomes a pending reward…
  2. You shop for something you were already going to purchase, but click through Ebates first to get your cash back savings. When you make your first purchase of $20 or more (such as a few items from Target.com), the $5 referral money changes from pending to now active, and is credited to your Ebates account. I receive the same $5 credit as well (as will you when you refer friends)! Keep shopping through Ebates to save money, but that $5 referral is now a free $5 for you as a Thank You from Ebates! Don’t forget, in addition to the free $5 referral, you also just earned a cash back reward for shopping through Ebates!
  3. To win an iPad (or $500), you refer 50 friends who register with Ebates and become qualified referrals (see steps 1 and 2).

There is no easier way to save money today than Ebates.

The deadline to win the iPad is 7/31/10 – so sign up with Ebates today and invite your friends!

Yoplait has a new line of yogurt out called Yoplait Greek. To announce this new product, MyBlogSpark has given me the opportunity to let you, win some free! In addition to receiving two VIP* coupons for two free cups of Yoplait Greek yogurt, you will also receive a Yoplait Greek “Nourish Your Inner Goddess” gift pack, which includes some great items that will help you relax.

Yoplait Greek Yogurt

Yoplait Greek comes in the following four flavors:

  • Strawberry
  • Blueberry
  • Honey Vanilla
  • Plain

* This giveaway will be limited to US residents, and sadly the free coupons are not valid in the following states: California, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, and Tennessee.

Yoplait Spa Pack

The Spa Kit contents include a bath wrap, slippers, and bath accessories.

~ Eligibility ~

This Giveaway is US Only.

~ Giveaway Rules ~

All entries must be received by 11:59pm Central Time on Saturday, May 8, 2010. Please be sure to use a valid email address when you comment – it will not be published unless you place it in the Comment field. A winner will be chosen at random, and I will notify the winner on May 9, 2010. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours another winner will be chosen.

~ How to Enter ~

Leave a comment and tell me which flavor of Yoplait Greek you would like to try.

~ Extra Entries (Optional) ~

You must do the “How to Enter” item first for any extra entries to count. Leave a comment for each extra entry and tell me which one you did. The comment boxes are numbered, and by using separate boxes you obtain an extra number, or “entry” – so keep this in mind!

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Once the winner has been selected, I will email to confirm I have correct contact information. Upon confirmation, I will pass along the winner’s email address to MyBlogSpark so they can assist you with redeeming your free gift pack – and the Giveaway will then be closed.

I would like to thank MyBlogSpark and Yoplait Yogurt for this review and giveaway opportunity!

A good report card can earn your child a free movie at Blockbuster Video! No, really!

Blockbuster Video Free Movies

  • Must have a B average or better
  • Student must bring their original report card signed by a parent or guardian
  • Report card must be presented within 30 days of issuance
  • Students K-12th grade are eligible!
  • Multiple students from the same family are EACH eligible!

So grab those report cards and find a Blockbuster store near you!