Holiday Shopping Ideas

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Hi There! Thanks Giving is almost here. If you are like me you are already thinking about holiday gift ideas and shopping. I love the magic of Christmas. Even in the midst of cold, this wonderful holiday this radiates warmth spirit towards everyone no matter what religious belief they may hold.  I love everything about the season, whether sipping on peppermint mocha at Starbucks, decorating my house with holiday lights, or just watching It’s a Wonderful Life, or binge watch the Home Alone Movie Series. I especially love the holidays because this is the one time when I can let my shopaholic self roam free and without my pocket feeling too bad.


Now you may ask me how I can do that. Well, today I will share with you one big way you can get paid while shopping almost at every stores you shop. I actually have gotten paid close to $800 just by shopping at my favorite store online. Yes, I got paid while I shopped. One such way site know as Ebates.  Ebates is the pioneer and leader of online cash back shopping. Ebates pays members cash back every time they shop online as well as provide them with the best coupons and deals online. Founded in 1998, Ebates Inc.’s websites have paid over $325 million in cash to its members. Hence, while you doing your holiday shopping online just click on the link provide, sign up and get cash back at over 2,000 stores. These stores pay Ebates a commission for sending you their way and Ebates shares the commission with you as Cash Back. Every quarter, Ebates will mail you a Big Fat Check or PayPal payment. Using Ebates is simple and, most importantly, free. Join Ebates today and get a special Welcome Bonus. You already shop. Get paid for it!


Another wonderful way to get paid is Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a popular rewards program that gives you free gift cards and cash for the everyday things you already do online. Earn points when you shop at your favorite retailers, watch entertaining videos, search the web, answer surveys and find great deals. Redeem points for gift cards to your favorite retailers like Amazon and Walmart or get cash back from Paypal. Swagbucks has already paid out over $120 million in cash and free gift cards.


My personally love Ebates, because I have been using them the longest. I am completely new to Swagbucks. Check back on this post for my update on what I think about Swagbucks. If you are new to online shopping or a pro, I bet you would love to save money and get paid in the process so check out the above sites and let me know if you like them. Hope your holiday shopping is as magical and joyous as the season itself. Please let me know if you know of any other shopping rewards or promotional sites.

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Holiday Shopping

Now that holiday season is upon us, I know that everyone is already busy deciding what to get the loved ones for the holidays. I for one love this time of the year, the lighting, and all the decorations and festivities. It is all so magical…enchantment of the disenchanted world, as George Ritzer, Sociologist and author of McDonalization of Society, might put it as. Through Ritzer’s point of view one can argue, in today’s McDonalized society all the holiday decorations and lighting we see outside is just a mere attempt to create a feeling of grandiose and magic to lure shoppers to malls and stores and empty their wallets to shop during the holiday seasons. In many ways, that is true.

Nevertheless, whatever the reason might be, I love the warm fuzzy feeling that this season brings; whether drinking hot chocolate or making holiday deserts with family; shopping for gifts for friends and family or just spending quality times with the loved one, it is all so just magical. No matter what religion you belong to, this season is still joyous and magical for all. I was watching the news the last few days regarding holiday shopping, and learned that more and more people are shopping online. I for one am one of them. It is more convenient for one. I can do all my shopping in the comfort of my home. One thing that I have been doing lately that has helped me earn money while shop online I will share that secret with you today.

ebatesThe site is called Ebates. I have made close to three hundred dollars so far just for shopping at my favorite stores, such as Sephora, Nordstorm, Bath and Body Works, Body Shop, Gap, Macy’s, Best Buy. You go the the shopping sites through Ebates and you get paid just for shopping at your favorite sites. I even got paid for booking my travel through Expedia and Priceline. If you are a online shopper like me that this is the site for you. You have nothing to loose. Just click on my link and you will get a $10 gift card just for signing up and after you sign up refer your friends and they will receive gift cards for signing up.

As part of my holiday giving mood, I am providing you with some online promo codes from some of my favorite stores. Hopefully, you all can sign up for Ebates, which by the way is absolutely Free to sign up. You use the following coupons to not only save online but use Ebates to earn some cash back as well. Hence, this going to be double savings. Hopefully,  you will take advantage of it. Happy readings.

  1. Aldo Shoes:  CM14 – Cyber Monday Extended Sale – 20% off full-priced items (Exp. 12/3/2014)
  2. Amazon:  WATCHES25 – Take 25% off select Anne Klein watches! (Exp. 12/16/2014)
  3. Amazon:  CYBWEEK14 – Spend $100 and receive 30% off Fashion! (Exp. 12/06/2014)
  4. American Express Gift Cards and Business Cards:  FPHURRY – Green Monday – No order fees on Gift Cards. (Exp. 12/17/2014)
  5. Amrita Sign: EBATES10 –  Save 10% off Your Entire Order (Exp. 12/31/2014)
  6. Barnes and Nobel: BN10OFF75 – $10 off $75+ order! (Exp. 12/03/2014)
  7. Bath and Body Works: WINTERXD8z7sw60WTJ – 20% off any online order (Exp. 2/28/2015)
  8. BCGC: FREESHIP- Free shipping on any order. (Exp. 12/31/2050)
  9. Bliss: Blissrocks – 20% off any order. (Some exclusions apply.) (Exp. 12/25/2014)
  10. Bluemercury: SCOTCH – Free Bobbi Brown Gift with $50+ Bobbi Brown order. (Exp. 12/19/2014)
  11. Dell Consumer: G1TWNG6GD6L8F$ – Cyber Week – 38% off Inspiron 17 5000 Series laptop with Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB memory, 1TB hard drive and Windows 7 Now: $699.99 and Free shipping. (Exp. 12/08/2014)
  12. E.l.f. Cosmetics: COLOR – Free 12 Custom Colors and 3 Custom Compacts with $25+ order. (Exp. 12/31/2014)
  13. ebags: LEATHER – 20% off Leather Handbags. (Exp. 12/06/2014)
  14. Express: 1848 – $10 off $30+, $30 off $75+, $60 off $150+ or $90 off $225+ order. (Restrictions apply. See store for details.) (Exp. 12/05/2014)
  15. Foot Locker: LKS14D5B – 15% off $75+ order. (Online Only. Exclusions May Apply.) (Exp. 12/31/2014)
  16. Gap: HAPPY – 30% off any order. (Restrictions apply, see site for details. ) (Exp. 12/03/2014)
  17. Giorgio Armani Beauty: FAMILY14 – Get 20% Off your purchase of $75 or more, plus free shipping. Spend $150 or more and get 20% off, plus 5 Deluxe samples and free shipping! (Exp. 12/07/2014)
  18. Godiva: CARAMEL – Rush shipping only $5 on $25-$64.99 order. (Exp. 12/21/2014)
  19. Guess: FNPNTEB – 10% off all regular priced items site-wide! (Exp. 12/31/2014)
  20. JCPenny: CYBRMNDY – Take an extra 20% off purchases up to $100 and 30% off purchases $100 or more. (Exp. 12/03/2014)
  21. Kate Spade: WHATFUN – 25% off full priced items! Free shipping and free returns. (Exp. 12/03/2014)
  22. Kohl’s: CYBERTAKE20 – Cyber Monday Sale – 20% off any order. (Exp. 12/03/2014)
  23. Lancome: FRIENDS – 20% off any and Free shipping on $49+ order. (Exp. 12/07/2014)
  24. Macy’s: EBATESFF – Friends & Family Extra 25% off. (Exp. 12/08/2014)

Hope you will enjoy using these promo codes and shop through Ebates and get paid for shopping and save during this holiday season. Hope you’ll enjoy the warmth of the holiday season and all the blessings that comes with it. I will love to here your comments. Happy reading.