Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Are you registered with Groupon & Ebates? If not, you're missing out on AMAZING deals!

So I realized today that I've been referring people to Groupon A LOT lately (in person) because they've been offering such awesome deals. A new Groupon (sometimes more than 1) is offered every day and the deal is determined on where you live (when you sign up, you select a location.)

For instance, during the last 2 weeks, they had a deal on American Apparel that was pay $25 and get a $50 Groupon (which is like a printable gift card.) They also had one for Nordstrom Rack. Then over the weekend, I bought a groupon worth $30 for only $15 for a nice restaurant. Most of the deals on Groupon offer a savings of 50% or more -which is why I've been referring so many people.

What I didn't know was that you could actually earn "Groupon credit" for these referrals. Whenever you refer someone and they buy their first Groupon, you get $10 in Groupon credit (torwards your next Groupon purchase.) So, I'd like to refer you! Of course, by all means, feel free to sign up on your own but if you use my referral link, I get the $10 credit. Also, refer your friends with your own link so you too can get credit! I'm kicking myself for not sending my friends the referral link (instead of telling them to sign up on their own) because I could've gotten $30 in Groupon credit!! Agh..

P.S. I just checked and Groupon is available in cities throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Why is Groupon so awesome?
  1. Registration is free.
  2. You get amazing deals for places like your favorite stores, restaurants, and even places for kids. They also offer deals on services such as massages, car detailing, and more -all at around 50% off or more (off the retail price.)
  3. When you refer others, you get $10 in Groupon credit when they make their first purchase.

There are TONS of cashback programs out there and I've signed up for 3 or 4 but for now, I'm sticking with Ebates to make life simple. I've had an Ebates account for (I think) 2 years now but am just NOW starting to use it -I know, totally kicking myself for all the cashback I could've earned from all my Sephora, Ebay, GAP, and Old Navy purchases during the past 2 years.

Ebates offers a bunch of cashback deals for different stores (it changes) which is why I like shopping with them -for instance, Sephora's cashback a month ago was 3 or 3.5% but it's now 5%. What happens is when you check out (at whichever store you're shopping at) through the Ebates link (for that store), Ebates tracks your order and gives you a percentage back of what you spend. At the end of the quarter (or month -not totally sure), they'll add up all your cashback and send you a check or transfer the money to your PayPal account. I JUST started using Ebates so I got $3.41 back last month! =P

And something else I didn't know was that Ebates gives you $5 when you refer someone to Ebates and they make their first purchase. Again, feel free to use my referral link OR sign up on your own. Also, if you're a new member and you sign up, they'll give you a gift card (this is a pop up when you first enter the site) for a store of your choice when you hit a certain cashback amount within the quarter (I believe it's usually $5.) I never got my gift card since I forgot about Ebates right after I signed up! =(

Why is Ebates so awesome?
  1. It's absolutely free to join.
  2. You save a lot (it adds up) because you get cashback when you shop at your favorite stores. Ebates has cashback for most of my favorite stores so that's a major plus. Also, if you have a promo code (like a discount or GWP) for whatever store you're buying from, it's like getting double rewards. You just have to remember to always checkout through Ebates to get the cashback (just open your store's link from Ebates.)
  3. Ebates will give you $5 for every person you refer once they've made their first purchase.
Anyways, here are my referral links again:


And again, you do not need to register through my link -feel free to register on your own. However, if you use my link, I will receive credit for Groupon/Ebates. Also, remember to refer others with your own link too so that you too can receive credit. =)

I hope this post helps some people. I just thought I'd talk about it since Groupon and Ebates has been saving A LOT of money lately and I've found myself referring both websites to lots of friends/family members. Have a lovely Tuesday everyone!


  1. I always check groupon... didn't know it was an international concept.. I do have ebates as well, but I never know when I can use it :x

  2. i'm on Groupon as well. and Teamsave and Fabfind LOL. I really need discounts and i don't think people should be paying full price for items when in reality, things can be dirt cheap when you buy as a group!!!

  3. i'm not registered on groupon or ebates. thanks for the post! ^_^
    by the way, you've probably been tagged for this already but i tagged you for the "one lovely blog award" ^_^ http://msodapop.blogspot.com/2010/11/one-lovely-blog-award.html

  4. are u serious??? geez. I want more deals!! LOL

    thanks so much i;ll register for sure!

    Rinz @ miss-rinrin.blogspot.com

  5. @ Lene.. I check all the time too! =P I'm always on the lookout for deals. As for Ebates, just remember to ALWAYS check if a store is with Ebates when you're buying something online. That way, you save more!

    @ Pamela.. Ooh, I've never heard of Teamsave or Fabfind. Are they like Groupon? I'm the same too! Always looking for deals. That's why I'm always clipping coupons before I head out. =P OR I carry my big coupon book with me.

    @ MSodapop.. Hope you score some good deals with Groupon and Ebates! And thank you for the award. =)

    @ Rinz.. Hope you get some good deals! Check Groupon DAILY -I'm 100% sure you'll find something soon.

  6. oh I recently signed up for Groupon, it's awesome!

  7. That's great! I hope you're getting some good deals. =)