How To Get Cash Back Shopping For Christmas Gifts

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Are you getting cash back whenever you are shopping online? If not, you should start right now! Christmas is just around the corner and that means you’ll most likely be shopping for gifts for your family and friends soon. Why wait until Black Friday to save money when you can start today?
I’m all about finding good deals online and that is why I started using Ebates. You can receive cash back whenever you shop online and it’s really easy to use.

This is one of my Bijou budgeting tips for how to develop a happy and glamorous lifestyle without sacrificing your hard earned money. The right mindset and the right strategies can give you the life you want!

Keeping reading to see how easy and amazing Ebates is to use!

How To Get Cash Back Shopping For Holiday Gifts | The Petite Bijou

Click here to sign up for Ebates, and when you spend $25 online, you will then receive a $10 cash welcome bonus as well!

So, what is Ebates? And why should I care?

If you haven’t heard of Ebates before. it’s a FREE cash back program that gives you cash back when you shop online or in stores. To earn money back from Ebates stores, all you have to do is log on to your Ebates account and click the store you want to shop at and the rest if history! There are over 2,000 stores to choose from and you can earn different percentages of cash back from each store. My favorites to shop from Ebates are: Nordstrom and Sephora because of their high cash back percentage.

Ebates also let’s you know about coupons and double cash back opportunities at different stores, so it’s pretty neat when you’re trying to get a good deal. With this program, you can absolutely use OTHER coupons as well, so that’s a pretty sweet deal!

And the best part of this program is that it is FREE to use and easy to join. I started using Ebates around 4 months ago and have already gotten over $50 of cash back with really small purchases. I have no doubt that my Christmas shopping will earn me more.

Is Ebates a scam? I mean c’mon that can be real, right?

NO! Ebates is not a scam. I am writing this because I was already able to get cash back to use for Christmas gifts and the cycle keeps going and going! The more I shop, the more I save.

I’ve literally tried a lot of cash back programs, like Swagbucks, and nothing has been quite as good as Ebates – even though I really like using Swagbucks too. But Ebates has more stores to choose from and greater cash back incentives.

Anything negative about Ebates?

Nothing negative so far. Sometimes the cash back takes 4 days to show up because it depends on the store. When I ordered from Nordstrom, I got it the very next day. Sephora took a little longer. But that’s about my only “downside” and to be honest, it’s not even a downside for me!

How To Get Cash Back For Holiday Gifts | The Petite Bijou

So how can I save money buying Christmas gifts?

Simple – sign up for an account and start shopping! It’s really that simple.

For my Christmas gifts, I am shopping exclusively online except for one or two local boutique stores where I’ll be getting custom gifts. For Christmas gifts online, I’ll be using Ebates to shop at Nordstrom, Amazon, Sephora, and ASOS.

For every purchase I’ll be getting a percentage of cash back which I can save up to use next year! I really like using any stored away gifts cards and spare change to put towards gifts so that I am being resourceful

You should definitely consider Ebates if you plan on shopping online. Plus, when you sign up through my link and spend $25 online, you will receive a $10 cash welcome bonus! Just another great reason to start today!

Are you planning on Christmas gift shopping online? What will you be getting this year for your family and friends?

xo Mariam

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  1. Rachel wrote:

    I love ebates but it’s been a while since I’ve used it. i’ll definitely have to start using it again!

    xo Rachel – To Hell in a Handbag

    Posted 11.27.16 Reply
  2. Angelle Marix wrote:

    I need to give it a try!!! I’ve heard great things.


    Posted 11.25.16 Reply
  3. Mollie wrote:

    This sounds like such a great program! I’ll have to check it out!

    Xx mollie

    Posted 11.25.16 Reply
  4. yes! ebates is awesomeness!!

    Sandy a la Mode

    Posted 11.25.16 Reply
  5. Lauren wrote:

    Oh I never knew/thought about this. I definitely need to save money!

    Posted 11.25.16 Reply
  6. I still need to try Ebates!! Such an awesome site!!

    Posted 11.24.16 Reply
  7. Ashley wrote:

    I love using ebates! Such a great way to earn cash for shopping!!

    Posted 11.24.16 Reply
  8. Savannah wrote:

    I’ve heard of ebates before, but just never really gotten into it, or even checked it out to be honest!! But, this holiday season, I’d love to save some cash. Thanks for sharing!! <3

    Posted 11.24.16 Reply
  9. Esther wrote:

    Love using ebates! Every little bit helps, and I love getting a check from them!

    Posted 11.24.16 Reply
  10. Wow, thank you for sharing this, I’ve heard of ebates but always assumed it was too good to be true. Now I think I’ll give it a try!

    Posted 11.24.16 Reply
  11. Candy wrote:

    I use to use ebates but haven’t for couple of years. Will have to check it out again

    Posted 11.24.16 Reply
  12. I’ve been using Ebates for years and love them! Free money!

    Posted 11.24.16 Reply
  13. I’ve heard a little bit about ebates but was never sure how it faired for people. I love that you have it listed here and even list the “not-so” downsides of it. Gonna take another look at it now and see if it can work out for me!!! Thanks for sharing, love!

    Danielle | <3

    Posted 11.21.16 Reply
  14. Jenny wrote:

    I use eBates for all of my online shopping! I got $27 back tonight alone!

    Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  15. Caitlin wrote:

    Ooh what a good trick! I’ll be trying this one out for sure!

    Posted 11.18.16 Reply
  16. Greta wrote:

    Great post! Definitely need to utilize this during the holiday shopping season!

    Greta |

    Posted 11.18.16 Reply
  17. dede raad wrote:

    Ahh this is so informative! Thanks girly for sharing.

    Dede Raad //

    Posted 11.18.16 Reply
  18. What amazing tips!!

    Jenna from

    Posted 11.18.16 Reply
  19. Emily wrote:

    i definitely need to try this – thanks for sharing!

    xo Emily

    Posted 11.18.16 Reply
  20. Such an informative post, thanks for sharing!

    Posted 11.17.16 Reply
  21. Ilona wrote:

    Thanks for the info! I was a bit skeptical about signing up.

    Posted 11.17.16 Reply
  22. Bridget wrote:

    I love ebates! It was so nice last year getting all that cash back after Christmas!

    Posted 11.17.16 Reply
  23. Stephanie Konkle wrote:

    I’v e heard about e bates but never used it before. I will have to check it out!!

    xO – Steph

    Posted 11.17.16 Reply
  24. Tatyanna wrote:

    I’ve heard nothing but good things about Ebates but keep forgetting to sign up. I’ll have to check it out.

    Posted 11.17.16 Reply
  25. Sara wrote:

    Say whattttt? I am glad you posted about this. I’ve never checked it out. What a perfect time to do so! Thanks lady!



    Posted 11.17.16 Reply
  26. Ruthie wrote:

    Your posts are always so informative! I had no idea about this!!

    Posted 11.17.16 Reply
  27. I signed up soooo long ago and keep forgetting to use it! Thanks for the reminder! It’s the perfect time of year to start using it again! Great post, as always!!

    Evin Elizabeth

    Posted 11.17.16 Reply
  28. I could definitely use this! Thank you!

    Posted 11.17.16 Reply
  29. Obsessed with ebates! It’s so easy and useful!

    Posted 11.17.16 Reply
  30. Maggie wrote:

    Umm this sounds kind of awesome!! I gotta try it!

    Posted 11.17.16 Reply
  31. Shelby Back wrote:

    I’ve heard so many amazing things about ebates! Looks like I might need to give it a go!


    Posted 11.17.16 Reply
  32. kate wrote:

    I love ebates! Also, for grocery shopping I like to use Ibotta (I’ve earned over $450 back in the 2 years I’ve used that app) and Checkout 51 – sometimes those two can overlap and you can get things for free!

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
  33. Leah wrote:

    I adore ebates, and I figure if I am going to buy things anyway, I might as well get something back for it! Great post!

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
  34. Such a great post with helpful tips for the holidays!

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
  35. Thanks for this post – I just signed up! This is so silly but I’ve been meaning to sign up for Ebates for such a long time and never have. I’m also a fashion blogger and do a TON of online shopping, so I have no idea why I didn’t do this sooner.


    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
  36. Rach wrote:

    Thanks for sharing this! I’ve heard of Ebates, but I’ve been so skeptical. Maybe I’ll try it out this year!

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  37. Whitney wrote:

    Loved hearing all about ebates and how it can save money during the holidays! We can never have too much of that!

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  38. Maria wrote:

    I so needed to read this! Great timely post. I’m not a huge gift giver or receiver, but when I do buy someone something I want it to be affordable and thoughtful. Thanks for these great tips!

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  39. Michelle wrote:

    I use ebates, mypoints, inboxdollars and a couple others. I compare each site with the shopping site I want to use because some have shopping sites I use while others don’t and also to get the most back.

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  40. KP wrote:

    I don’t know why it took me so long to sign up for ebates. It just makes sense to get cash back for things you already shop online for. I mean, really, why the heck not?

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  41. Amy wrote:

    Def book marking this one as a reference. Thanks for the tips!

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  42. Great post! I love ebates and try to remember to use them when shopping online. It’s easy to forget. I just got a big fat refund check so feel like i’m ahead of the game for the win! Thanks for sharing. Ebates is AWESOME!

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  43. Perfect for a stay at home mom with two kids! Needed some tips!

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  44. Annette wrote:

    So many good tips, girl. I need to remember this when holiday shopping this year! xx Annette

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  45. sarah lindner wrote:

    How have I never heard of this! I am def going to have to check them out!

    Sarah Lindner

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  46. Kristina wrote:

    This is a great way to save some $$- thanks for sharing!!

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  47. Never heard of this but I gotta look into it!

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  48. Lacey wrote:

    Um this is GENIUS! How did I not hear about this sooner???

    xo Lacey

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  49. Thanks for the info! I need to try this

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  50. Bailey wrote:

    This is so clever! I definitely need to share with all my friends!

    Here’s The Skinny

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  51. Cara wrote:

    this post is perfect- thanks for all the great tips! the holidays can get SO expensive, so it’s nice to know there are ways around it!

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  52. miriam wrote:

    great post! i LOVE ebates! it’s such a great way to get money back!

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  53. Alex wrote:

    Such a great post! I definitely need to checkout e-bates.

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  54. Obsessed with Ebates!

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  55. jessica wrote:

    I think this is so smart for people who don’t have blogs! I always shop my own affiliate links which is nice, but e-bates is great for nonbloggesr! Great post.

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
    • Mariam wrote:

      Hi Jessica,

      Honestly, I find that the percentage back on Ebates is more than affiliate commission, so it’s perfect for bloggers too! Just though I would share that! 🙂

      Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  56. Baia wrote:

    I am a long time Ebates user and I love it! I am shopping and gaining money back. What a win

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  57. Great timing for this post. Well done! Who doesn’t want to save money at the holidays!

    Posted 11.14.16 Reply
  58. Melissa wrote:

    I use Ebates for everything. It’s my BFF!!

    Posted 11.14.16 Reply
  59. Nicole wrote:

    I had heard of ebates but never tried it! Thanks you for saving us some money!

    Posted 11.14.16 Reply
  60. What a great resource and just in time for the holiday shopping season. Definitely going to check this out!

    Posted 11.14.16 Reply
  61. I used to use my Ebates account religiously and somehow I’ve stopped the past year. I loved it and need to get back to doing it, especially for gift giving season! Great tip!

    Posted 11.14.16 Reply
  62. Jessica wrote:

    Hi Mariam, great post! I do a lot of online shopping too & look forward to upcoming holiday shopping 🙂

    ~Jessica |

    Posted 11.14.16 Reply
  63. Madeline wrote:

    I love Ebates! I think it is such an easy and cool way to earn cash back online purchases. So perfect for the upcoming holiday shoppings!

    xoxo Madeline |

    Posted 11.14.16 Reply
  64. Wow had no idea about Ebates and you can get money back! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Elizabeth |

    Posted 11.14.16 Reply
  65. Wait I am so glad you shared this! Because I just started using ebates and I’m obsessed! it’s so legit and there is no catch.
    I love how you always keep it fresh with your topics! it’s amazing.

    Posted 11.14.16 Reply
  66. Lauren wrote:

    What a great idea. I’ve never used ebates before, but have done some of the others. I like using Bing to search because I can get gift cards as rewards. It takes a little while, but it doesn’t require any extra effort and I end up with free Starbucks every month or so. I’ll have to check out ebates!


    Posted 11.14.16 Reply
  67. Jenny wrote:

    Love Ebates! I must have gotten at least $200 back from them for all the shopping I’ve done!

    Jenny //

    Posted 11.14.16 Reply
  68. This is great! I’ve always heard of Ebates, but had no idea what it really was so I enjoyed learning more. Definitely have to check it out!

    Posted 11.14.16 Reply
  69. Mackenzie wrote:

    This is great! Its nice to see an honest review of ebates, I feel like their commercials are a little cheesy, and it makes me skeptical.


    Posted 11.14.16 Reply
  70. I’ve used EBates before, but need to start it back up again! Such a great way to Holiday shop!!


    Posted 11.14.16 Reply
  71. Kelssey Layton wrote:

    I’ve heard SO many good things about ebates. I need to finally give it a try for my Christmas shopping!

    Posted 11.14.16 Reply
  72. Thanks for this information! I look forward to trying it out! I was a skeptic so this is really helpful!

    Sweet Sauce Blog

    Posted 11.14.16 Reply
  73. Kelsey wrote:

    May have to try this out this year! Always looking for a way to save a little money!

    xo Kelsey |

    Posted 11.14.16 Reply
    • Mariam wrote:

      Hi Kelsey,

      Thanks for stopping by!It definitely is worth trying out, especially if you’ll be shopping online this year!

      xo Mariam

      Posted 11.14.16 Reply
  74. Meaghan wrote:

    This is such a great tip Mariam!! I definitely do more online shopping nowadays, especially with Christmas coming. I can’t believe it’s already that time– so crazy. You always have such helpful tips!

    Meaghan xx

    Posted 11.14.16 Reply
    • Mariam wrote:

      Thank you so much Meaghan! I do more online shopping as well – to be honest, it’s so much easier to get a good deal online! If you will be shopping online, why not make money too, right? I see it as a great opportunity!

      xo Mariam

      Posted 11.14.16 Reply