If you have to buy it, get the best deal!
Every year, ebates celebrates its birthday with big cash back percentages at select retailers. The 2016 celebration lasts from 05/09/16 to 05/16/16. Over 250 stores are participating by giving 15% cash back on purchases. Check the 15% Cash Back Stores link to plan purchases. Some stores offer 15% throughout the event, while others are only offering 15% on select dates.
When it comes to pay-to-shop programs, ebates is usually one most people have. Having a good pay-to-shop (or multiples) is a great way to get the best deal. Not only will it pay you back a percentage of your subtotal, but it is also a great place to look for promo codes for added discounts or free products. Of course, I recommend looking in other places for promo codes as well.
Certain stores are advertising their 15% cash back days in advance and others are not. Check the store you plan on ordering from daily. If it does not offer 15% cash back that day and the order can wait, it could be announced later during the event. Ulta offers 15% cash back on 05/09/16 and 05/16/16, so plan your shopping for one of those two days (if you can resist products in the Gorgeous Hair Event that fall on other days). Sephora participated last year, but I have not seen them confirm any dates this year. Those are the only two stores I am planning on purchasing from during the event, but I may consider others.
If you have not joined yet or need more information, read my ebates page for more details. There is a $10 gift card bonus for making a purchase of $25 or more within 90 days of joining. I partook last year when the offer was 16% cash back, so I expect the event to return again next year as well. See all ebates articles. View my main page for the guide map to the site and deeper deal exploration.
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