Earn 15% Cash Back With Ebates At 250+ Stores!

Birthday Week 2016

Ebates is celebrating their 17th year of handing out cash back checks! They are doing this by offering 15% cash back on over 250+ stores for this entire week. This is pretty amazing as 5% cash back is usually the highest you can find for most cash back websites!

I've written about my online shopping process on my post regarding Black Friday shopping, so if you're unfamiliar with how to go about earning cash back with Ebates or similar sites, that will be a good reference post for you to read up on. 

If you're not an Ebates member, please sign up using my referral link, and if you make at least $25+ qualifying purchase within 90 days, you will receive a $10 bonus from using my link, and I'll receive $5! Thank you!

 

Single Day Increases

The following stores only have single day increases up to 15%, so if these are your go-to stores, you want to make sure not to miss them!

  • Kohl’s – 5/9/16
  • Neiman Marcus – 5/9/16
  • Priceline – 5/11/16
  • Macy’s – 5/10, 5/11 & 5/16/16
  • eBay – 5/11 - 5/14/16
  • Barneys NY – 5/15 & 5/16/16
  • Bloomingdale’s – 5/9 & 5/10/16
  • ULTA Beauty – 5/9 & 5/16/16

 

Weeklong Increases

The following stores have the increased 15% cash back for the entire week, so you can take advantage of these at a more leisurely pace:

  • American Eagle
  • Groupon
  • EastBay
  • Ebags
  • LivingSocial
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Nike
  • Backcountry
  • Livingsocial
  • Travelocity
  • +250 more stores

 

Analysis

I've been needing a new pair of running shoes for a while now. This is super good timing as I have some gift certificates that I have been saving up for exactly a time like this! I will be taking advantage of the 15% cash back with Nike. There is also currently a clearance coupon (MOTION) for an additional 20% off of clearance items, so I will be scoring these bad boys for $101.74 - $15.26 (15% cash back) = $86.48! Remember, you also get free 2-day shipping as a Nike+ member, so it doesn't hurt to create an account if you don't have one!

If you are looking to book some travel soon, Priceline, Travelocity, and the Intercontinental Hotel Group (Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Candlewood Suites, etc.) could be a good 15% cash back options as well.

I had initially thought about using the Discover Deals portal instead of Ebates, but glad I realized my mistake before heading down that path. My DiscoverIT card is currently still in its year of 2x the cash back earned, and though the cash back through Discover Deals for Nike is 10% (2x = 20%), I would have only earn the 20% on what was actually charged on the card ($1.74)!

 

Conclusion

If you were planning on doing some online shopping anyway, Ebates is the way to go, at least for this week! Hopefully some of you can find some good deals on things you have been waiting on to go on sale! 

*Did you score anything on the cheap through taking advantage of Ebates' 15% cash back promotion?