Happy (belated) Thanksgiving y'all!
I hope each of you had a wonderful holiday filled with delicious food, surrounded by the ones you love most. I certainly did! I enjoyed spending some much needed quality time with my family at home, and taking time to reflect on all of the many incredible blessings God has given me. This year, I am especially thankful for my sweet husband and all of his love and support, our beautiful new home, our wonderful community and friends in Austin, and all of you for supporting me and following along in my blogging endeavor!
It is so crazy to think that Thanksgiving has already passed, and we have only 30 days until Christmas! As we all know, Black Friday is in full swing and there are so many great sales happening at so many of my favorite stores! I already spent some time this morning going through my lists and taking advantage of the sales to do some Christmas shopping. I know that y'all don't need another person telling you where to shop or what to buy, but instead, I want to share with you how I shop (and blog) on a budget!
My favorite way to shop, especially during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday madness, is online, from the comfort of my own home with a cup of coffee in hand, using Ebates.
Ebates is a one stop "shop" that brings you the best sales, deals, and coupon codes all in one convenient site! No more searching multiple websites for where to find the best sales or coupon codes. Simply search for your favorite stores like Nordstrom, J. Crew, Old Navy, Sephora, and more from the Ebates homepage, then choose a specific deal or just visit the store site, and once you are redirected to the store, your coupon code or cash back percentage will be automatically applied during your shopping trip! At checkout, you will see the coupon code already in place, and once your order is placed, the cash back will automatically appear in your Ebates account. Yes, it's that easy, and yes, you REALLY do earn cash just from shopping online! After the allotted time period (usually about 3 months), Ebates will send you a "Big fat check" for the full amount of cash back that you have earned, no threshold amount required to be fulfilled before they send your check!
For those that are skeptical, I too was skeptical at first, but after my mom and one of my best friends told me about their positive experiences with Ebates, and about how they actually received a check in the mail (no strings attached) from shopping online, I took the plunge and signed up. After I explained the process to him, even my sweet husband was on board the Ebates train. I'm also not one that enjoys deleting an endless amount of marketing emails either, but I was pleased to find out Ebates only sends you emails when there are relevant deals happening and doesn't overwhelm your inbox. Overall, Ebates has been such a great experience and I highly suggest it to all of my fellow frequent online shoppers. They even have in store rebates too!
To those who want the ease and convenience of earning money back while shopping the best sales all in one place this weekend, I suggest giving Ebates a try! And no, this is not a sponsored post, I just wanted to share some of my shopping secrets with y'all!
Feel free to ask me if you have any questions or concerns about Ebates, and I'd be happy to try and answer them for you.
Little bitty love,