If you have to buy it, get the best deal!
For those who are not familiar with ebates, I have an article going over it and five other Pay-to-Shop programs I recommend. Those who are familiar with ebates but not In-store cash back, I have an article going over that as well. This article is just a reminder to use this amazing perk of being an ebates member. It is also an alert that more stores are participating (and are constantly added). The list of stores revolves, but there are usually at least 30. In-store cash back is an easy way to make money. As long as you remember to set up the offer (simply by entering or activating the card you plan to make the purchase with) before shopping, you should get cash back. It removes the linked offer from your account after a qualifying purchase so you will need to link it again if it is a store you shop at often. I’ve received my cash back on every in-store purchase I’ve qualified for, but you could always file an inquiry if you did not receive yours, just as you can for missing online transactions.
Sephora is back! It is at 4%. What is great about this is the online cash back (from ebates) is also at 4%. That means you’d get the same back whether shopping in store or online today (if you used ebates, because TopCashBack is 6%). One of the main reasons I prefer to shop online is because the deals are usually better. Of course, you lose the option to add a promo code to the order for shopping in store, but you’d also get the product right away, redeem Play! Points (if you are a subscriber), swatch items, and more. The offers vary and constantly rotate so it is impossible to say how long this offer will last. It usually lasts at least a couple of months. I have not seen an offer for Sephora since 2016. On the last offer, it was valid from August through September. If history repeats itself, this 4% cash back in store offer should last through June.
Sephora Play! was almost a year old during the last In-store cash back offer for Sephora. A day after activating the offer, I got an email that I made an in-store purchase and was getting a credit within 7 days. I logged in as quickly as I could, because I did not remember making a purchase at Sephora yesterday. It was my Play! box charge. If those get processed in-store, the credit makes sense. Since I did not receive cash back for my August or September of 2016 Play boxes, I think they changed the way they are processed since then. As long as this offer is active, and I remember to reactivate the offer each time, I should get credit for the purchase. That is awesome.
Sally Beauty 4%
Office Depot/ Office Max 4% (almost always an offer)
J.C. Penney 2%
Beauty Plus Salon 6%
abc carpet & home 2%
Gold State Warriors Team Store 10%
BCBG Maxazria 6%
Omaha Steaks 3.5% (almost always an offer)
Helzberg Diamonds 2%
Cos Bar 7%
buy buy BABY 2% (almost always an offer)
Bed Bath & Beyond 2% (almost always an offer)
Lord & Taylor 4%
Saks Off Fifth 4% (almost always an offer)
Saks Fifth Avenue 4% (almost always an offer)
Shoe Carnival 1%
LITTMAN JEWELERS 3.5%
Christmas Tree Shops and That 2%
Harmon Face Values 2% (almost always an offer)
Under Armour 3% (almost always an offer)
Charlotte Russe 2% (almost always an offer)
Ann Taylor 2% (almost always an offer)
Express 2.5% (almost always an offer)
Club Monoco 2.5% (almost always an offer)
G.H. Bass & Co. 4%
Plow & Hearth 4%
tervis 4% (almost always an offer)
Rebecca Taylor 3.5% (almost always an offer)
GNC 5% (almost always an offer)
Cost Plus World Market 2% (almost always an offer)
Moosejaw 5% (almost always an offer)
The Body Shop 4% (almost always an offer)
john varvatos 5% (almost always an offer)
American Eagle 2.5% (almost always an offer)
splendid 4% (almost always an offer)
That is a total of 48 stores participating in In-store cash back as of May 2nd. Stores and amounts will always rotate. Make sure you link the offer to the credit or debit card you plan on using before shopping, and the cash back should credit automatically within a few days of purchasing.
If you have not joined ebates 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. See all ebates articles. View my main page for the guide map to the site and deeper deal exploration.
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